So I've been trying to race my friends brother-in-laws Mustang Bullitt for the longest. Well, we finally get the chance this weekend. I pick up Matt (my friend) and we drive out to his brother-in-laws (Ken) place where he's out washing is Mustang. Let me just say that the Bullitt is by far my favorite Mustang GT. It just looks so great with those huge rotors, no spoiler and smoothed out body cladding.
Anyway, I let Ken take a test drive of my car. He's driving it and says that it deceptive. It's so smooth compared to the Bullitt but just as fast. Overall, he liked it, but he's a V8 guy all the way. But he really did apreciate driving another performance car to get a feel for something different.
We get back and I jump in the Bullitt for my test. And Matt hops in my wagon and we take off. The sound coming from that Bullitt is so much fun. I couldn't refain from reving it over and over when I was sitting at the lights. 1st and 2nd didn't rev as fast as I thought, but 3rd was very fast. The car is also very heavy. It's not a car for the twisties like the WRX, but with 17" rims and performance tires, turn in was excellent. I've got to get new rims next spring.
So, we're running around and he hit a light. Matt lines up besides me and Ken in the Bullitt. We smile, yell a bunch of smack talk back and forth and wait for the green. Matt in my WRX and me in the Bullitt. The light turns green, he boggs, I spin, but both cars hook up at the same time. My WRX is about 1 car ahead and I'm doing my best thru first and 2nd to catch up but I can't. Then 3rd and the Bullitts better flowing intake and exhaust come in and I start to pull. But we had to shut down at about 70 because of traffic. So I got beat, but WITH MY OWN CAR!!!
What fun! It was cool to finally be able to drive a Mustang. Totally different animal. I understand the allure of the big V8. It's its own sound and character. I love it, but it's just not me. But Ken's got himself a very nice car and he takes good care of it and is an open minded person about other brands.
I was very proud of my wagon. It totally held it's ground from 0-70 and only started to give way afterward. I'd like to see a race with me in my car and Ken in his. That would be fun too. The new turbo feels stronger and stronger every day. I just need some EM and BC and I'll be very satisfied with the engine. Now it's time to start thinking about suspension, brakes etc.