Great stuff Zomwit, I had a similar experience coming home from work on Tuesday night.
At one set of lights I was on the front row and a VL Calais with P plates pulled up behind me beause the row next to me was taken so I gave it a bit off the lights as you do and made a gap between myself and the rest of the cars behind me so the VL could pull up beside me at the next red light. At this point I had no idea how i'd go, for all I knew the VL could have been a turbo but I figured I would try anyway.
I manually put the car in first and floored it as soon as the lights went green, the VL did the same and it was literally neck and neck before I sensed he was about to pull away, luckily by then my car was starting to pull quite hard as well. I held first as long as I could bear to and shifted up into second and it was still dead even. 100kmph and I had the slightest edge. Just up the road was a car parked to the side so there was a guy driving in the middle of the road to avoid it. We were both approaching at a rapid speed (we were doing 120 in a 60 zone). The VL had no where to go as he was in the left lane, so he backed off, but I just kept it flat and overtook on the right hand side of the road... By far the best and closest race I've ever had, also the most satisfying. A victory for Ford fans everywhere :)
I achieved something the Ford V8 supercar drivers only dream of and that was to beat a Holden.