I had a 1986 Mustang GT. It had some work done to it and was pretty close to 275 wheel hp. It was extremely fast for it's time, low 13's at a time when a real fast car was high 14's, but still very stock sounding. It had heads, a mild cam, headers, with flowmasters, but they weren't loud till you really got on it. It was balanced and blueprinted. It had a larger throttle body, a CAI, and the computer had a chip or was reprogrammed, I'm not sure which. I had a torque converter and the tranny was beefed up.It also had 3.27 gears. I also had about $4000 in suspension work to it. A friend of my brothers in oil City Pa built it. The guy built engines for Joe Amato, a drag racer at the time. My guess is total I had $10,000 in the engine, 4k in the suspension, another 3k in the tranny plus about 3k in other stuff. So this car had 20k in mods on a $13,000 car.
I was dating a girl that was real hot too. We were out in the car, with the sunroof out and the windows down. We were cruising the srtip, RT 22, in Monroeville Pa. We came up to a light beside a Ferrari 308 GTS. That happened to be Ronda's favorite car. So she is just staring at this car.
The guy, about 18 or 19 years old, makes a comment, I remember it exactly to this day. He said " Why would somebody waste their money on a piece of SH!T like that." Then he laughed and said to my girlfriend that she should jump into his car with him and his girlfriend. Then there was a couple other comments.
I kept my mouth shut and revved the engine once to let him know what I was thinking.
He revved back and won that part of the battle. A Ferrari just flat sounds awesome.
The light turned green and by the top of first I had him by a car or so. Then then I hit second got traction and just walked him like he was driving a little girls car. By the time we had to brake for the next light I had 8-10 cars on him.
At the next light I said real loudly to my girlfriend. " Can you believe someone would waste their money on a slow, overpriced car like that. What an idiot." Then I added, "Maybe Daddy should up your allowance so you can get a real car. Either that or you can get a job."
My girlfriend was laughing at him and his grlfriend was laughing at him. It just plain and simple felt great.