OK. I'm going home Friday from work and decided to deviate from my normal route. Going south on a major street to get to the freeway, and I notice that there's this Mercedes E500 (newer kind) trying real hard to pass me. Now I really don't understand why, since there is all this space in back of me. Why would people want to bust a nut just to pass me when they can go behind me? This is a pet peeve of mine, so my natural instinct is to speed up to assert my claim to the lane. Well, of course he didn't give up and we ended up stuck at a light. I figure I'd let him dictate the situation. I'd do my normal grandma launch and wait to see what he does. On the green, he punches it, so as soon as I slipped into first, I stomped it to redline, then second, then passed him before going to third. We get caught at another light, and this time, I decided to do a little launch just to see what happens. I slipped it into first at 2.5-3K and immediately stomped on it and said good bye for good. I then quickly shut it down, since the freeway entrance was coming up in 1000 ft.
After that, I waited my turn in line to enter the freeway and witnessed the guy push forward and forced his way to the front of the line to get into the freeway before me (from the other lane). I guessed he won.
I've never seen that new style E-class before. Then I did a search and found that it has over 300 hp, but only does 0-60 in about 8 seconds. I could have taken him when I was stock. What a waste of effort.