I got a chance to test the handling out against the big guns.
I pulled out from a side street behind this bimmer. As I closed the gap he realized I was giving him a go. His speed began to climb. The race was on.
We work through a series of "S" turns and switch backs well above the posted speed limit. I could feel the tail begining to slide in the corners. Five miles of up and downs, ins and out, I was his shadow.
Couldn't shake me, but I was definitely working hard, in my opinion harder than he was.
I broke off the chase once we reached less appropriate roads. Yes, street racing is entirely inappropriate on any road. yada, yada, yada.