I took a trip to Chicago over the weekend and on my way there had an interesting run in. I was cruising in the left lane doing about 80 and overtake an SC300 that's doing probably about 70 in the middle lane behind some other cars. As soon as I saw it there was something fishy about the car, it was lowered, had a dual aftermarket exhaust, some nice aftermarket wheels and just seemed menacing. First thing that pops into my head is it's a turbo. Well as soon as he catches sight of me he darts into the right lane and gets on it a bit then pulls up next to me in the middle lane and starts pacing me. Sometimes I'm up for a little jaunt on the highway but this time my gut told me it wasn't a car to be triffled with, there was also some scattered traffic and I had a passenger.
He got on it a couple times for short spurts to egg me on, just the way he jumped of the line told me my instincts were correct, it was a turbo. I continued to not take the bait and just kept cruising at about 80 and after a few minutes he got bored rocketed off til he was 100 or so feet in front of me then dropped back to a slower cruising speed and that was that. I know, pretty unexciting stuff...
I joked to my girlfriend that there is a chance that car was putting out 800 or so whp, so getting home this evening I thought I'd see if I could find anything out about the car. I just assumed it was more your run of the mill 400-450whp turboed Lexus Boy was I wrong
This is what I found...
802 rwhp @ 32 psi, q/m: 10.187 sec @ 137.9 mph (not sure how current those numbers are)
What a sick car, I've always loved the SCs and now I love them even more, especially since this one is an MT. Just thought I'd share my little encounter, it has to be the fasted car I've ever encountered on the street. I just wish I had raced him so I could have seem it in action a little more Should you ever see this Chris, you have one amazing ride man.
Feel free to share any similar encounters you guys have had.