Wrote this for my friends (kind of hyped up hehe), figured I'd post it. I'm stock except for the scoobysport muffler, which adds more of a fear factor than any horsepower! haha
7:15pm, the stars are out. The traffic, light. I'm cruising south on Jamboree, making my way to the 405. I'm in the slow lane with few cars around me. I'm making my way to Barranca, the light: red.
As I approach the light, I'm thinking...nice, open lane. I had the only open lane available. But to my surprise, a crimson red Jaguar comes flying by me on my left and nearly cuts me off to take the open lane
I kept my cool. But, I wasn't impressed. I approached the guy from behind, morretes lit, engine ready. I revved up my scoobysport *cheezy sound effects here*, so he could hear my frustration. I was ready to dance.
He was eager to go too, half way through the crosswalk (bastard). For the moment, I stared at his car in awe. It was beautiful, sleek, and powerful looking. It was an XK8:
As the light turned green, this guy took off like a bat out of hell. More than 86 percent of its V8 engine´s torque is available from as low as 2,000 rpm. The xk8 is no slouch, with nearly 300 horsepower and 300 torque, my only advantage is the weight factor...I'm nearly 500 pounds lighter.
Being that I was behind him, I had to wait until he went so as not to run him through his ass should I have gotten a good launch (or should he have not taken off at all! haha)
I was already revved up to a decent 3k, so I let the clutch slip. I've had better launches, but I quickly hit the sweet spot and my turbo kicked in. I was hardly 3 cars behind.
I quickly hit first gears rpm limit and shifted to second. This guy was going nowhere on me. Second gear came and went just as fast. And by the time I shifted to third, he moved over a lane! MUAHAHAHAHAHAH...
At that point, I let up. I'll go at it, but I won't do 90 in a 55 zone.
I watched him fade away...My objective complete: To shake him up. What he doesn't know, is that I couldn't take him. Despite him moving over a lane...I was full go, and not gaining on him at all.
But, I stuck to his ass.
Maybe next time he'll think twice about cutting someone off to take the open lane.