…………..But not fast enough to beat me!
So I was heading out in the Evo last night to meet some friends at Applebee’s. I pull behind what appears to be a 03-04 GT….Nope Cobra, Mint condition. Then I notice its exhaust. Definitely aftermarket stainless steel exhaust split out the back. What I found out later was some type of intake and a pulley upgrade but that is it I think. I am also not sure if he had a Cat-back or a header back exhaust but I could here it way over my Stereo System.
Anyway I am pulling up to a 2-lane HWY and going to make a right while he is going straight. He looks in the rearview and sees me and bangs a right instead! Sweet, he waits for me so I turn right after him when the light turned green and he is in the right and hits it as soon as I get even but I was the same in 2nd.
2nd we are even, 3rd…..Even? 4th I begin to pass him, PASS HIM!!!!! WTF??? AT the end of forth I have maybe a half a length on him, he shuts down as he is in the right lane with cars coming up, I am in the left free and clear. I slow down. He opens his windows and screams some energetic expletives and thumbs up with “That fah king thing is FAST!!! I say hell yeah (I am about as surprised as he is)
We go again but I let him in front cuz he wanted to see if I can stay on his ass. He just hits it and we are off I bang through 3rd-4th-5th…… Shifting a little past 8000 each shift (272's make power till about 8200 but then it just falls off with the 16G). I am running 21PSI of boost till redline and holding it, slight 23PSI spike with each shift, I made 350WHP on 19PSI, no Idea on 21PSI but there is no noticeable or detrimental knock so I seem to be getting away with it. Just weighted my car when I installed my coil over setup, 3113 Pounds. All the way up to 150MPH we rolled in single file, not an inch was gained either way.
Needless to say I am quite happy, Cobra’s are fast but can be played with. I JUST WISH I could take one from a stop; every race with cars like this has always been from a roll…….