Thanks for the great info, Road Runner!! Yes, the WRX has a lot more torque down low, but it has no top end! And for some reason, I like cars that pull hard at high RPMs... That is what attracts me on the JDM ej207.
I had a interesting experience a few days ago... I have a friend who own a Civic SI. The car have some bolt on mods. CAI, exhaust, tune... His car was never able to keep up with my Stage 2 WRX in the city and winding roads. The other day we went for a trip... I decided to give him a hard time. So I went WOT every oportunity a got!! Nothing crazy, just a short pull to leave him behind. At some point the highway got empty. I was at around 5000 rpm, I flor it and WTF!? The civic is still there... I was geting away, but very slowly! Man, that Vtec has no torque, but it sure can breath up top! I think at redline our whp is almost the same! 1 because mine is falling; 2 because his is rocketing up!!!
Now, after that little experience, I belive it is time for Subaru to make better heads!! Maybe some AVCS + AVLS could help the NA cars a lot!!