Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Grand Forks Air Force base, ND
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VW R32 tried me...
Two of my buddies flew out to visit last week, and on the way home from the airport I could see a fast mover coming up on me in the rear view. I moved over after I finished passing a car, and looked to the left lane and realized it was one of those R32's. I recognized the car (you can hear it from a mile away), I see him on base all the time, so I stayed beside him for a minute just to hear, because I knew he was gonna take off again. All the sudden... BEEP.. BEEP.. BEEP!! Away he went. I was just cruising in 6th gear, but I'm always game. He got a pretty good jump on me, but on my way past, he gave me a thumbs up.
So I slowed down and waited for him, just so I could tell him that his car sounds pretty awesome (I love how those little I6's sound), and he starts honking again! First honk I was ready. I walked him pretty hard, then I shut down at 120. had him by at least 3 semi lengths, and around here, semi's pull double 53 footers!
First race was from 70, second was from 55. He had one person in the car, I had 3 guys all weighing 210+, with a backseat full of luggage (because nothing fits in our trunks).
I really thought the VW would pull harder, considering the GTO's are quite a bit heavier, but he couldn't make up for the lack of torque. It gave my buddies a big smile too, since it was the first time they had seen my car.
I'm all stock, with a spintech catback.
Last edited by Albyjo; 12-11-2010 at 01:30 PM.