Apologize for long thread, but details need to be given for this one:
Returning home from SEMA show in NJ Saturday night back to Queens, NY. Just got off the Verrazano Bridge to the Belt Pkwy, doing a conservative 80 mph. Semi busy traffic. My brother's driving, I'm in the passenger seat, two ladies in the back seat, sleeping away. Fairly loaded ride this day. Was about to change lanes to the middle lane when a white Audi S4 blew down the middle lane, nearly picked off my driver's side mirror. Not an ordinary S4 either, this thing was definitely modded the way it handled weaving in and out of traffic as it drove away from me. My bro, thought for a minute, glanced over to me, and I gave him the 'ok' nod to go get him (It's my car, he listens to what I say). By this time, the Audi is wayyyy up there, so it took him a minute to catch up to S4 guy. When we finally caught up, I got a really good look at that car. Definitely modded, squatted lower than stock, debadged, except for a 'Porsche 'TURBO' badge where the Audi rings should be. Very nice car, from the back at least. It's gonna be a battle.
My bro gets to the rear of his car, Audi boy floors it. Hard. His turbos made every other car around him stand still, that's how much kick that monster had. He's in an out of traffic like a bat out of hell. And we are right there on that a$$. We are sliding thru traffic, about 80-90 mph, all the while waiting for this guy to make a mistake. We didn't have the power that beast had, (check my mods list) but the traffic on the road made this run even, as my bro excels at weaving in an out of traffic at high speed. (He owns a 3000GT and drives it well!!) We chase him closely, Initial D style, for about a minute. Then it happens. He makes a mistake and takes the left lane that holds him in traffic for a second. My bro sees the opportunity open up and guns it. The roles are reversed, now he's chasing us for position, and we aint giving up sh*t!!
By this time, the girls are wide awake, as they have been sliding around back there and are now holding on for dear life. Guess when you just wake up to find yourself in a highway battle at 90 mph in traffic, you get a little shaken. Shaken? Naw, they were outright scared! One of them starts offering cash to my bro just to end the battle and my girl starts to holler to slow down. I shot back, saying, "Let the boy do what he do!!"(Thanks, Ray Charles). I have faith in his abilities and believe me, he would have shut it down if he thought he couldn't do it. And man, did he do it!! He outdrove this cat, taking corners, bouncing between 3rd and 4th gears, keeping my turbo in the sweet spot. I can't believe the stock suspension can handle like this! We kept losing him in these corners and in traffic, but the S4 made up for it with the monster power under his hood, those white headlights kept coming back for more. This went on for an eternity, but it must have been like a good two minutes of this, he never once had the opportunity to take back the lead. By this time, my bro tells me the brakes can't take much more of this, pads were starting to glaze, but luckily the monster S4 decides to jump off at the next exit, so that solved that dilema. What an adrenaline rush!!
I'm still in shock that my car can handle like this with a full load and stock turbo, and was able to hold it's own with a twin-turbo Audi, obviously modded. Course, if it was a clear road, we would have been blown away, no question. The ladies kept asking my brother why did he have to beat him, but I knew his answer already. "When it comes down to it, it ain't the car, it's the driver". He had to prove this point, and the results put a big grin on both our faces!