Had a run in with a black E36 M3 on the highway yesterday, while travelling back to campus.
Nice lookin car, with some pretty large rims (looked like 18's), lowered, angel eyes with HID's, tints and some kind of exhaust. Not sure of what other mods the car had.
My car was fully laden with a couple of suitcases in the trunk, and a TurboXS TMIC, my computer, that I was bringing back with me was in the backseat, so surfice to say, the car was feeling a pretty darn sluggish..
While travelling at about 80mph, we lined up, and then he got the jump before I was ready. I wasn't ready to go, since I was still in 5th gear at this time and admiring his car, but a quick pump down to 4th gear took my turbo out of its slumber...
As I waited for the turbo to spool, his rear bumper was at my front bumper. When boost hit, I walked right by him, putting a couple of bus lengths on him up to 120mph.. It was pretty amusing because I didn't even wind out 4th gear on him... I short shifted to 5th gear (my eyes were glued to the road, and not the rev counter, and I did not want to hit the rev limiter) , and kept pulling, when I let off at 120. We made a couple more runs like this, with similar results each time.
I was pretty impressed with this driver, since I was expecting the usual flyby, but non came... Perhaps he was suprised that 227HP makes a WRX move so well on the highway? O well...
My mods include an 1820 turbo, DR500FMIC, and the fixings... at 19psi of boost, the car made around 320whp.