last night i was out late at a recording studio and i left at about 3am, the same time as my producer. he has an 05 altima 2.5. now i drove an 04 2.5 altima about 6 months back from one of my other friends and i thought it was a pretty quick car. i thought that it was faster then my tc. though i have never raced. i know that the altima has about 15 more horses but i also know it is heavier. so back to last night, there really werent any cars out at 3am. so im egging my producer on a bit. so we slow to about 20mph. i give the three honks and i smoke him. now mind you i thought i was probably going to lose but i certainly didnt think i was going to pull away like i did. i was so surpised i 2 wayed him on the nextel and ask him if he had actually hit it. he said he did. i have a stock 06 tc and he has a stock altima. now this isnt the first time that i was suprised by my tc. my father has a 99 porsche boxter. about 2 weeks ago we sort of had a race. the condtions were pretty bad. it had rained alot early in the day and the streets were still pretty wet. we got to a red light and he starting revving at me. i knew what was coming. my tc is an auto and his boxster is a stick. i didnt punch it off the light cause i knew i would just spin the tires all the way down the street, niether did he. now i started slowly pulling away from the start. all the way through 2 gear his front bumper was at the back of my driver door. once he shifted to third he started to catch up but i had to slow down cause there was a car in front of me. im pretty sure that the reason i was winning was because i judged the weather conditions better and overall drove my car better then he did his. i think he would beat me when there are ideal conditions. but when it comes to handling i believe the boxster will out perform most cars on the street. i driven it before and due to its mid engine design you can take corners at crazy speeds, its balanced so well. im likiing my tc more and more everyday.