I was sitting at a major traffic intersection near my house today (long light). It has 3 lanes that go forward. I was in the far right lane, and a Honda accord was in the far left lane, with a female in the passenger seat (25-30sh with her dad I'm guessing). I was sitting there for a few minutes, just waiting, when next I know I see a black corvette coming up to be first in the middle lane next to me.
I'm a little excited, but rather cautious, knowing this is a very powerful animal next to me. I'm sitting there for a few seconds, then glance over briefly, no contact made, just sitting there smiling to myself, wondering if this guy (young kid 22 or so with a 20 or so year old passenger) was going to try to take me out when this light changed.
As I was sitting there pondering what he was thinking he throws out a huge rev, which shook my car and I'm sure the accord next to him, so he definantly had an exhaust. It was loud as hell, I thought holy sh*t to myself, that thing sounds not so happy.
So I hear him revving up a little right when the light was getting ready to change.. I didn't have but a quick second to throw my revs up there right when the light turned green.. it must have been around 5k when I slipped the clutch and heard his tires squeal a bit while mine just barked-exploding off the line like a rubber band. I jumped probably 2 cars on him instantly. I didn't stick around to see what his launch was like. I had a brief pause as it turned green trying to get my revs up real quick, while I heard him rev up as his tires squealed a bit. It was a heads up race from that point. I got to about 50 mph and I think he started to stop around 45-50. I was still was the same distance ahead.
It was a good feeling pulling on him off the line. I'd bet he would have reeled me in if he tried, but he gave up. As I drove slowly in the right lane he flew by, I was stuck behind a big truck. A little further up the accord pulled up next to me and they were excited giving me the thumbs up. Great feeling.. I ended up driving by the vette, he was turning, and I looked over and nodded my shoulders like what happens? he was salty, and I laughed. Funtimes today!
It was a new general black vette, with the semi mesh sort of wheels.
I am stock with an hks uppipe & samco i/c hoses.