Try racing him in the rain? Hehe... the VRs are pretty quick and respond well to mods too... my sister had a Corrado SLC with the VR-6, and it could take on just about anything. I dunno what to say, a modded VR-6 will put a lot of cars to shame off the line and on the freeway too. At the dragstrip, some buddies were doing easy low 15 high 14 runs consistently, with a trap speed in the 90s. They are easy to launch and have a lot of torque. If you are serious, I would think that a turbo is the way to go.