Just thought I'd share.
Tool in a 350Z gets his butt handed to him by a family sedan.
Heading home on South 81 last Friday, got stuck in traffic for a merge into a construction zone.
Everyone is doing the normal get over way to early stuff, so I'm just putting along in the left lane, making some headway since there weren't any truckers deciding to play traffic monitor at the time.
Anyway, (this is a looong merge) I come over a hill and notice a large gap in the right lane, caused by a 350Z moving slowly. I notice he is jerkily accelerating and then braking, for who knows what reason. As I go by (about 20 mph), the driver jumps on it and immediately whips in behind my car.
About 2 miles later (like I said...a looong merge) I finally get to the actual merge and have my turn signal on and am patiently waiting for my slot. The 20 or so drivers ahead of me merge smoothly and the drivers in the right lanes are letting in each car one by one. As my slot starts to open, the 350Z behind me guns his car and jumps between me and the right hand lanes car, trying to jump the line. I continue merging slowly and he is forced over a bit but still on the road. He revs his engine at me. I'm like .
I merge in behind him and he proceeds to slow way down, opening up a large gap in front of him. He then jumps on it, speeds up, and then slows down again. He does this a number of times. Me...I'm just putting along staying the same speed as the traffic ahead of him.
Once the construction zone is cleared, he immediately jumps into the left lane, pulls up even with a big truck on the right, and keeps pace (about 50 mph in a 65 mph zone). Still no big deal, but basically I'm just trying to get home and now this tool is messing with that.
So...I wait. He slowly creeps up, leaving about a 2 car gap between him and the truck on the right. I stay behind the truck and just wait. As soon as I see the gap widen a bit more, I nail it, blow by him on the right, and get it up to about 75 and hit the cruise control.
Of course, boi-racer didn't like this and immediately climbed up my arse. I ignored him.
Of course, another construction zone appears ahead, and he zooms by me trying to get ahead. I let him, and of course, end up letting him merge ahead of me. As he is sitting beside me in traffic though, I roll down my window and wait. His limo tinted passenger window finally rolls down and I say "Nice car". The driver says "It'll smoke that thing". I'm like .
I've basically had enough of boy wonder at this point. I look over at him and say "I've got a hundred bucks says it can't" (knowing no one will ever pay anyway, but my testosterone has flared at this point and I want to egg him on). His response: "How about for a thousand".
I say "No problem...you better be boosted" (couldn't see a fmic).
Now...I do not normally condone street racing, but have been known to get into some spirited driving a time or two on the road, and for this tool, I was willing to make an exception.
After the construction zone, there was a looooong uphill area with essentially no traffic. He was traveling about 65 and every time I went to pull up next to him would slowly accelerate. So, I figured he wasn't game and backed off, setting my cruise around 75 again and basically not sweating it anymore.
What does he do? Gets ahead of me, pulls into my lane, and slows down.
OK...enough toolishness. I downshift, goose it a bit and sure enough, he jumps on it. I stick to his bumper and have to let off in order not to occupy the same space. His exhaust is screaming at high revs, and it is immediatly clear he doesn't have enough HP.
I swing around next to him....roll my window down, wave to him, upshift to 5th, and immedieatly put about 5 lengths on him.
To rub it in, I then slowed down, let him catch up, and then left him again (waving again of course).
Apparantly he didn't want anything to do with me after that and stayed about a half mile back...for about 5 miles, then on a down hill section, I see him gaining speed and he flashed by at well over 100 mph, and hit his flashers.
I pull into the next exit for gas and some distance between our two cars.
Tools and their cars. I felt guilty about competing agianst him, but also gratified that my 4 door sedan was able to pull it off. Hopefully the tool will be a bit more respectfull of Subaru's after this.