Who have you burned lately/
This could be an interesting thread. Sorry if it has been started before, I looked several pages back and could not find anything.
I pulled up beside a brand new 2005 or 06? Subaru WRX STi today. A middle-aged man was driving and gave me the "look". So, race was on. His 300HP turbo mini car was pretty quick off the line and jumped about 3/4 a car length ahead of me. After I shifted to second I closed it to even up. Jamming down to third I pulled two car lengths away and at 85MPH we called off the chase, I gave him a wave, he gave me a big smile, and off I went. He knew that he'd been beat, he laid that golden fiddle at my feet (sorry, broke into a little Charlie Daniels Devil went down to Georgia there). In any case, I was pretty impressed by this little turbocharged go-cart. I have not been able to find the curb weight of this cart but I'm certain the turbocharger and weight advantage are what gave it the zip off the line.
Now, how about other "victory" posts with details (or any of those unthinkable defeats, ie, cars to watch out for). Tell your stories here...
BTW, found curb weight of the WRX STi, it is 3263 vs 3725. That is a 460+ lb advantage and with the turbocharger spun up...it was a worthy opponent...I assume (or was it only close because of my driving?)
Last edited by Russ2005; 11-26-2005 at 12:05 AM.