I was at a stop light minding my own business. i have one passenger. bmw left of me. gti behind me(i didn' know till light turned green). I took off normally car shifted into 2nd, all the sudden i here a chirp and i look in my rearview mirror and this red gti is changing into the left lane in front of the bmw. I immediately floored it but the car did not downshift to 1rst. he got to my rear door and then i started pulling and we shut it down at around 80. he was by himself. it felt pretty good since i didn't launch at all and i started to floor it in second. do gti's come in autos? He looked at me as i let him pass by later and he gave me one of those admiration glances! I love this car!