That 8.7 sec DSM is on stock AWD system with stock 5 speed manual.
Here's an in-car video of that DSM running a [email protected]
Watch how much Shep has to countersteer just to go straight.
And of course, very good noises!
They moved to an auto tranny because they kept braking things with a manual hard launching and hard shifting didnt go well for a consistantly dragged car. Also the auto shows more consistant times for them.