A couple of runs today
I brought my C5 Z06 to work today for the first time. A guy I work with has a 63 Split Window Sting Ray 2 owner car with 37,000 miles and a very rare automatic, a 69 Chevelle SS that has a modern suspension and a 12.1 compression 454 that makes over 500 rwhp and a 87 Grand National that is in the 500 hp range. I convinced him to bring one of those rides in and I brought the Z06. He picked his Chevelle. No we didn't race. The cars did look great sitting side by side though.
On the way in a car came up on me pretty quick. I moved over and let him by. As he went by I realized it was a Roush 427E. He slowed hard and got beside me. I heard him downshift so I did the same. I picked 3rd at 55 not an ideal spot to start off at. He beeped 3 times and we both hit it. He pulled a half car to 70 and then I lit the afterburners and flat out just smoked him. By 120 I had 5 cars plus on him and was really starting to open things up. I let off at that point. He beeped an waved.
Little further along I ran into a Challenger SRT8. We were on a new tollway they built and it has no traffic and 3 nice wide lanes. We went from a 70 roll, at 100 I had 4-5 cars on him. I let off and he came by and hit the flashers like he won. I came back to even with him at about 85 and he hit it so I did too. I thought this time he's getting taught a lesson. I let off at 158 (gotta love the HUD) and had about 20 plus car lengths on him. I hit my flashers this time.
On the way home on the new tollway I got on as a 03-04 Cobra vert was rolling past. I was accelerating as I was beside him and I think he thought I wanted to race. He must have been stock because he hit it first and I left it in 4th from 60 or so. He never opened more than a car to a car and a half on me and by 103 mph we were even and by 135 I had 4 plus cars on him. Nice guy and it was the Mystichrome color that is definately neat.