For the first time in about four months I could not stop my testosterone from getting the better of me. For those that don't like long stories, skip to the end for the synopsis.
So, I was out running some errands and was on my way to some fun driving roads before returning home. I'm cruising along in a 80km/h zone, 2 lane road and the light ahead of me turns red. I'm in the left lane and the right lane ends after this light and the merge is really short. Basically, it is meant for cross traffic turning right, onto this main road. In traffic people like to sit in the right hand lane (blocking people from making a right no less) and try and gun it from the light to beat traffic in the left lane. Some people also just time the light and blast through as it turns green. Either way, as questionable as this is, in traffic I guess I can understand since the left lane does really back up at this light.
In this case though, I'm sitting at this light with no one around except for an Audi approaching behind me. As he starts to roll to a stop behind me, I do the casual look back to make sure he is stopping (just cautious) and next thing I know I see him smirk and begin to pull around me into the right lane. The bugger actually grinned at me. I think the smirk got to me...you know the kind...the smirk that says "watch this" or "I'll teach this guy with the park bench wing" (yes, you can read THAT much from a smirk. ) He probably saw me looking in my rearview mirror and figured he would show me what a "real" car could do.
So, as this guy is pulling around me, the light goes green and he gasses it. I quickly brought the revs to 3.5k, slipped for a second, and floored it. I skittered forward, all four tires spinning, fighting for traction. He managed to stay even for a second, mainly due to the fact I couldn't get full traction. I grabbed 2nd, just as we crossed the intersection, tires finally found full traction, and the STi just roared ahead of him. I snagged 3rd and rocketed to a 3 car lead, shifted short of redline in 3rd (~about 115km/h) and dropped it into 4th while slowing down to the speed limit (80km/h). If I had continued it would have gotten much worse, but why bother.
I watched, with much satisfaction, as he merged in behind me about 4 car lengths back. As he closed the distance behind me, I looked in the rear view mirror to see that he wasn't smirking anymore. I turned off at the next light and watched him proceed to tailgate some poor Sunfire. It was at this point that I noticed it was an A6 2.7.
Sorry for so much writing for such a non-thrilling "kill" but it was very satisfying for me.
An Audi A6 2.7 driver pulls around me at a red light, smirking while doing so, to try and "blast by" me with a very short merge lane for him. Light changes, he's already got momentum (never fully stopped), light STi launch from a dead stop, not a lot of traction until 2nd, then the satisfying ass kicking a cometh.
Edit: fixed some spelling errors