he said that the vw's are adding 25hp to every model due to the wrx
Uh, what was he a nail technician? The 1.8T got a 20hp boost (30 actual but 20 reported so as not to upset Audi), and the VR6 gets a 28hp boost by the addition of the 24V motor. Nothing at all to do with the WRX.
FYI though, a chipped 1.8T will give a WRX a hell of a run, especially if it's not from a dead stop. I watched one make 175hp/241 lb-ft!!! to the wheels with just a GIAC chip and an exhaust on Saturday. I then drove it, and it would give *me* a run on the highway... and I'll eat up a WRX