Our cars are quick. I ran 15.5 with ganzflow and scoobysport catback. Basically babying it off the line with a 2.1 60'. Against other cars straight line racing, we are usually in front (unless its an ungodly fast car) and if the other car is faster then they usually catch up at the top of third/bottom of fourth gear.
Handling wise.. the capabilities of our cars are very high. Throw in a good setup and you are outhandling many respectable handling cars. In the rain, you will definetly have the advantage over everything on the road. In the snow, there's no contest. The RS isn't a drag racing car. It's more of an all around do anything car. The RS sure is awesome in the first three gears though. The AWD does help alot in handling but it doesn't do anything for braking, so remember that. The RS is basically a perfect enthusiast's car. It can do everything.