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Db750 10-24-2012 07:01 PM

Just got smoked by a LEXUS SC430...
 
...but I didn't know we were racing!

Tonight I was driving around down town minding my own business. I had the radio off and I was enjoyoing the sound of my exhaust bouncing off the various buildings.

About 100 yards ahead the light is red. This is a one way road with three lanes. In the right lane is a minivan, and in the middle lane is a "lovely" Lexus cabriolet. The top is down and an older, well dressed gentleman is alone behind the wheel. I switch from the center lane to the left most lane.

As I coasted up behind the SC in first gear around 5mph the light turned green. I had briefly considered having a bit of fun with the guy, but he didn't look like he fit in that "fast and furious" demographic. Ahead was an area I love to drive through with the windows down. It is surrounded by tall buildings on both sides and there are multiple pedways overhead; simply put the exhaust sounds godly.

Well, apparently Mr. Lexus had spotted me in his rearview mirror. He immediately gunned it and blew past me as I made my way through first gear. Going through second gear at maybe half throttle he was able to put about a car length on me in his peppy little thingy. As I shifted into third I hit the gas a bit more and pulled up nearly along side him. I was about to smile and give him a thumbs up (out of pity), but before I could he smirked, looked over his shoulder over the boot of his uber-dated cabriolet and said, "almost"!

I'm usually quick to come back, but my jaw literally dropped. As he darted over to the right lane and put on his turn signal I was barely able to mutter the word "really" which I doubt he heard. He really thought he killed an M6!

He slowed to a near stop as he was turning right. I blew past him, downshifting from third to second at about 50 mph. The exhaust barked at him, but I don't think it mattered. He still had that smug look on his face as he turned out of view.

Somewhere out there is a happy Lexus owner. If you are reading this; I will find you. Mark my words, asshole.

Anyone else had this happen?

650 Ryder 10-24-2012 07:34 PM

Interesting story......search the Lexus boards and read about your ass whoopin' :D. I'm sure he's telling his kill story over a nice cigar...............Phil

dalekressin 10-24-2012 07:58 PM

I think the phenomenon you experienced is sorta a form of road rage for power. The breif moment of victory I suppose.
I was in my M3 tonight and a ford fucus tried to prevent me from entering the freeway from an on ramp.
The M mode worked well.

When I drive my GT-R lots of vehicles want to run. It's a joke. Lot's of cars seem fast as they pound the pedal forward, but they really are not.

Db750 10-24-2012 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by 650 Ryder (Post 7156086)
Interesting story......search the Lexus boards and read about your ass whoopin' :D. I'm sure he's telling his kill story over a nice cigar...............Phil

:rofl::rofl: I can definately see the cigar! I actually checked the SC board over on club Lexus earlier, but so far he hasn't posted. I love your M3 by the way.

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Originally Posted by dalekressin (Post 7156130)
I think the phenomenon you experienced is sorta a form of road rage for power. The breif moment of victory I suppose.
I was in my M3 tonight and a ford fucus tried to prevent me from entering the freeway from an on ramp.
The M mode worked well.

When I drive my GT-R lots of vehicles want to run. It's a joke. Lot's of cars seem fast as they pound the pedal forward, but they really are not.

That's the funny thing. I get challenged by cars all the time that have no chance. It's usually either Nissan Maximas or massive diesel trucks. Nissan has really done a great job of marketing the new Maxima as a sports car.

I can't imagine the attention you get in your GTR. Those beasts are just daring anyone to try!

ProRail 10-24-2012 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7156042)
...but I didn't know we were racing!

Tonight I was driving around down town minding my own business. I had the radio off and I was enjoyoing the sound of my exhaust bouncing off the various buildings.

About 100 yards ahead the light is red. This is a one way road with three lanes. In the right lane is a minivan, and in the middle lane is a "lovely" Lexus cabriolet. The top is down and an older, well dressed gentleman is alone behind the wheel. I switch from the center lane to the left most lane.

As I coasted up behind the SC in first gear around 5mph the light turned green. I had briefly considered having a bit of fun with the guy, but he didn't look like he fit in that "fast and furious" demographic. Ahead was an area I love to drive through with the windows down. It is surrounded by tall buildings on both sides and there are multiple pedways overhead; simply put the exhaust sounds godly.

Well, apparently Mr. Lexus had spotted me in his rearview mirror. He immediately gunned it and blew past me as I made my way through first gear. Going through second gear at maybe half throttle he was able to put about a car length on me in his peppy little thingy. As I shifted into third I hit the gas a bit more and pulled up nearly along side him. I was about to smile and give him a thumbs up (out of pity), but before I could he smirked, looked over his shoulder over the boot of his uber-dated cabriolet and said, "almost"!

I'm usually quick to come back, but my jaw literally dropped. As he darted over to the right lane and put on his turn signal I was barely able to mutter the word "really" which I doubt he heard. He really thought he killed an M6!

He slowed to a near stop as he was turning right. I blew past him, downshifting from third to second at about 50 mph. The exhaust barked at him, but I don't think it mattered. He still had that smug look on his face as he turned out of view.

Somewhere out there is a happy Lexus owner. If you are reading this; I will find you. Mark my words, asshole.

Anyone else had this happen?

Does not seem unusual to me. In my experience Japanese cars often pass me in leaving a traffic light. I think they push a little harder. I chuckle.

650 Ryder 10-24-2012 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7156158)
:rofl::rofl: I can definately see the cigar! I actually checked the SC board over on club Lexus earlier, but so far he hasn't posted. I love your M3 by the way.

Thanks for the luv :thumbup:. Your Lexus buddy is too busy telling the kill story......just wait until the water cooler meeting tomorrow :angel:...............Phil

timfitz63 10-27-2012 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7156042)
...but I didn't know we were racing!

Tonight I was driving around down town minding my own business. I had the radio off and I was enjoyoing the sound of my exhaust bouncing off the various buildings.

About 100 yards ahead the light is red. This is a one way road with three lanes. In the right lane is a minivan, and in the middle lane is a "lovely" Lexus cabriolet. The top is down and an older, well dressed gentleman is alone behind the wheel. I switch from the center lane to the left most lane.

As I coasted up behind the SC in first gear around 5mph the light turned green. I had briefly considered having a bit of fun with the guy, but he didn't look like he fit in that "fast and furious" demographic. Ahead was an area I love to drive through with the windows down. It is surrounded by tall buildings on both sides and there are multiple pedways overhead; simply put the exhaust sounds godly.

Well, apparently Mr. Lexus had spotted me in his rearview mirror. He immediately gunned it and blew past me as I made my way through first gear. Going through second gear at maybe half throttle he was able to put about a car length on me in his peppy little thingy. As I shifted into third I hit the gas a bit more and pulled up nearly along side him. I was about to smile and give him a thumbs up (out of pity), but before I could he smirked, looked over his shoulder over the boot of his uber-dated cabriolet and said, "almost"!

I'm usually quick to come back, but my jaw literally dropped. As he darted over to the right lane and put on his turn signal I was barely able to mutter the word "really" which I doubt he heard. He really thought he killed an M6!

He slowed to a near stop as he was turning right. I blew past him, downshifting from third to second at about 50 mph. The exhaust barked at him, but I don't think it mattered. He still had that smug look on his face as he turned out of view.

Somewhere out there is a happy Lexus owner. If you are reading this; I will find you. Mark my words, asshole.

Anyone else had this happen?

In Lexington...? All the time... With my 1997 GMC Jimmy... Not kidding...

Honestly, I don't know what it is around here; people just drive like that all the time. They're seemingly in no hurry until they think you're about to get ahead of them, then they'll drive 100 mph just to keep you from beating them to the next intersection. Then as soon as they're satisfied that they're impeding your progress, they slow back down to 10 mph under the speed limit. Go figure...

In fact, just a few days ago, I had some jag-off in a POS rice-burner occupying the right-hand lane actually speed up in an attempt to prevent me from merging onto I-64E. When I put the spurs into the ol' Jimmy and moved into the lane from the on-ramp anyway, he grudgingly (well, I'll admit, I didn't give him a lot of choice -- he was practically on my rear bumper) slid over into the empty middle lane on the interstate. The rhetorical question that immediately popped into my head: "Well, if there was space for you to move into the middle lane when I 'nudged' you into it, why didn't you just do that in the first place -- instead of speeding up -- when you saw me coming down the on-ramp with my turn signal on...?" :confused: Within a minute, I was cruising at 70-75 mph and he'd fallen back behind me so far that I could barely see him in my rearview mirror -- which told me he wasn't in any particular hurry; he was just deliberately trying to prevent me from merging onto the highway in front of him.

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7156158)
... That's the funny thing. I get challenged by cars all the time that have no chance. It's usually either Nissan Maximas or massive diesel trucks...

Puts me in mind of a similar encounter I had in Georgetown, TX a few years ago while driving my C5 convertible. I was on Texas SR-29 eastbound, just coming up to the interchange for I-35. Sitting at a light, I was fumbling for something in the passenger compartment, and heard a very loud engine rev from behind me. I glanced up in my rearview mirror only to see headlights and a grill -- all attached to one of those ridiculously-lifted, diesel-powered pickups. He revved his engine again in challenge. Somewhat annoyed, I merely accelerated normally (perhaps a bit spiritedly from his perspective) away from the light to the next intersection (it's a state law in Texas that every traffic light has to work against the previous light so traffic is impeded ;)), which was at the overpass at I-35. Mr. Pick-up was on my back bumper the entire way. Waiting again at the light, he once again began revving his engine. "This idiot really does want to race," I thought to myself.

The next plan for me was to turn left onto the access road on the other side of the overpass and merge onto I-35N. Now, my mamma didn't raise a fool; I know that some of these heavily-modified, diesel-powered pick-ups can put out some serious horsepower and torque. But they just can't engineer out physics in those things; their center-of-gravity is about 5-6 feet in the air... And my C5 has the Z51 suspension package... So I said to myself: "Hmm. I think I will give him a race -- and I'll ensure victory by exploiting the most obvious flaw in his vehicle..."

The light turned green, I gunned it all the way into the turn lane (~100 feet straight ahead from the light), and Mr. Pick-up bit hook, line, and sinker: he came charging after me without even seeing what was coming next...

I didn't even touch the brakes as I easily threw my C5 around the 90-degree turn from the overpass to the access road. Mr. Pick-up tried to follow. As I was accelerating my way along the access road toward the on-ramp for I-35N, I glanced in my rearview mirror and saw him desperately trying to negotiate that turn without either wrapping his monster truck around the light post or tipping it onto its side...

All too easy... :D

Sweet M6, by the way! I've toyed with getting one of the "M" cars, either an E46 M3, an E39 M5, or the E63 M6, but can't seem to settle on one or the other. Plus I don't have the garage space at the moment... But it's still fun to dream!

Jackson1019 10-31-2012 09:54 AM

David that story is priceless! I can't believe you let a LEXUS beat you. Wth man you are suppose to be an ambassador for the M6 not letting people think they are slow overpriced grandpa cars lmao

I have people try and race me all the time in little ricers. Its when they do something completely stupid right in front or behind of me when all the fun goes out the window and I have had this happen multiple times. Most times I just let them know how incredibly stupid they are at the red light.

Db750 10-31-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ProRail (Post 7156183)
Does not seem unusual to me. In my experience Japanese cars often pass me in leaving a traffic light. I think they push a little harder. I chuckle.

:rofl: Your comments crack me up. :thumbup:

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Originally Posted by 650 Ryder (Post 7156194)
Thanks for the luv :thumbup:. Your Lexus buddy is too busy telling the kill story......just wait until the water cooler meeting tomorrow :angel:...............Phil

:rofl:

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Originally Posted by timfitz63 (Post 7160771)
In Lexington...? All the time... With my 1997 GMC Jimmy... Not kidding...

Honestly, I don't know what it is around here; people just drive like that all the time. They're seemingly in no hurry until they think you're about to get ahead of them, then they'll drive 100 mph just to keep you from beating them to the next intersection. Then as soon as they're satisfied that they're impeding your progress, they slow back down to 10 mph under the speed limit. Go figure...

In fact, just a few days ago, I had some jag-off in a POS rice-burner occupying the right-hand lane actually speed up in an attempt to prevent me from merging onto I-64E. When I put the spurs into the ol' Jimmy and moved into the lane from the on-ramp anyway, he grudgingly (well, I'll admit, I didn't give him a lot of choice -- he was practically on my rear bumper) slid over into the empty middle lane on the interstate. The rhetorical question that immediately popped into my head: "Well, if there was space for you to move into the middle lane when I 'nudged' you into it, why didn't you just do that in the first place -- instead of speeding up -- when you saw me coming down the on-ramp with my turn signal on...?" :confused: Within a minute, I was cruising at 70-75 mph and he'd fallen back behind me so far that I could barely see him in my rearview mirror -- which told me he wasn't in any particular hurry; he was just deliberately trying to prevent me from merging onto the highway in front of him.



Puts me in mind of a similar encounter I had in Georgetown, TX a few years ago while driving my C5 convertible. I was on Texas SR-29 eastbound, just coming up to the interchange for I-35. Sitting at a light, I was fumbling for something in the passenger compartment, and heard a very loud engine rev from behind me. I glanced up in my rearview mirror only to see headlights and a grill -- all attached to one of those ridiculously-lifted, diesel-powered pickups. He revved his engine again in challenge. Somewhat annoyed, I merely accelerated normally (perhaps a bit spiritedly from his perspective) away from the light to the next intersection (it's a state law in Texas that every traffic light has to work against the previous light so traffic is impeded ;)), which was at the overpass at I-35. Mr. Pick-up was on my back bumper the entire way. Waiting again at the light, he once again began revving his engine. "This idiot really does want to race," I thought to myself.

The next plan for me was to turn left onto the access road on the other side of the overpass and merge onto I-35N. Now, my mamma didn't raise a fool; I know that some of these heavily-modified, diesel-powered pick-ups can put out some serious horsepower and torque. But they just can't engineer out physics in those things; their center-of-gravity is about 5-6 feet in the air... And my C5 has the Z51 suspension package... So I said to myself: "Hmm. I think I will give him a race -- and I'll ensure victory by exploiting the most obvious flaw in his vehicle..."

The light turned green, I gunned it all the way into the turn lane (~100 feet straight ahead from the light), and Mr. Pick-up bit hook, line, and sinker: he came charging after me without even seeing what was coming next...

I didn't even touch the brakes as I easily threw my C5 around the 90-degree turn from the overpass to the access road. Mr. Pick-up tried to follow. As I was accelerating my way along the access road toward the on-ramp for I-35N, I glanced in my rearview mirror and saw him desperately trying to negotiate that turn without either wrapping his monster truck around the light post or tipping it onto its side...

All too easy... :D

Sweet M6, by the way! I've toyed with getting one of the "M" cars, either an E46 M3, an E39 M5, or the E63 M6, but can't seem to settle on one or the other. Plus I don't have the garage space at the moment... But it's still fun to dream!

Hey Tim, great to see another Lexingtonian here on bfest. Not too many of us on here. At one point while reading your story about the truck I was sure it was going to crash!

My friend has a diesel Super Duty and he just got some tune that apparently adds 2376234 torques and he swears that he can run with me, but he's always too busy to race.

If you ever decide to move forward with the M6 purchase hit me up on here. I would be happy to let you take a look at mine.

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Originally Posted by Jackson1019 (Post 7168169)
David that story is priceless! I can't believe you let a LEXUS beat you. Wth man you are suppose to be an ambassador for the M6 not letting people think they are slow overpriced grandpa cars lmao

I have people try and race me all the time in little ricers. Its when they do something completely stupid right in front or behind of me when all the fun goes out the window and I have had this happen multiple times. Most times I just let them know how incredibly stupid they are at the red light.

Thanks Anthony! I promise I won't let you down next time. I have been looking for the guy night and day. Shouldn't be hard to spot as he's the only male SC430 driver I can ever remember seeing.:)

You gotta watch out for those ricers. Pick your battles wisely; you never know what kind of crazy mods they have under the hood.

Jackson1019 11-01-2012 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7168949)


Thanks Anthony! I promise I won't let you down next time. I have been looking for the guy night and day. Shouldn't be hard to spot as he's the only male SC430 driver I can ever remember seeing.:)

You gotta watch out for those ricers. Pick your battles wisely; you never know what kind of crazy mods they have under the hood.


I think I have gotten to use to the 500HP. I NEED MORE POWER!!!!!!!!:mad:

Db750 11-03-2012 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jackson1019 (Post 7169683)
I think I have gotten to use to the 500HP. I NEED MORE POWER!!!!!!!!:mad:

Haha, I know what you mean!:thumbup: Turning the traction control off and putting it into S6 still gets me, though. It's also crazy how hard these cars pull over 100.

I've driven some pretty sick cars in the last few weeks; most notably a 2013 E63 PP and my boys RS5. Trust me; neither compare to the m6. Yeah the E is faster, but that's it. It's a fast boat. No fun. RS is quick from dig and crazy tech, but M6 melts it above 75. Also handles like a boat (not that M6 is that good either).

Bottom line I don't think there are any cars even close in price that provide this driving experience. Honesty the best car I have driven other than mine in the last 6 months is an e92 335i. That car is an absolute blast! Looking to trade my wife's clk550 in for an 09+.

I will be purchasing a warranty for my car in feb and will drive it for at least another year. Looking to move to a Porsche 997 TT (my friend has a 996 with over $100k in mods that's sick!) or most likely the F80 M4 (is that what it's called?).

Gonna pick up the scoops/filters/plates this winter as well as evolve tune. What do you think of doing the Scoops in red as well as brake calipers in red, Anthony? Are you considering any more mods? What cars are you looking at for the future? I know I am always looking.

timfitz63 11-06-2012 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7168949)
... Hey Tim, great to see another Lexingtonian here on bfest. Not too many of us on here...!

Ain't that the truth?! Kind-of a shame. It'd be nice if there were more 'Festers' around here; then we could put together some car gatherings and such.

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7168949)
... At one point while reading your story about the truck I was sure it was going to crash...!

Yeah, that wasn't too hard to see coming, was it...? :D It's probably just as well that he didn't crash; if he had, he'd have been telling the cops that I'd caused the wreck...! :rolleyes: And believe me, Millennium Yellow C5's are not very hard to pick out of traffic...!

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7168949)
... My friend has a diesel Super Duty and he just got some tune that apparently adds 2376234 torques and he swears that he can run with me, but he's always too busy to race...

That sounds like a convenient excuse to me... ;)

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7168949)
... If you ever decide to move forward with the M6 purchase hit me up on here. I would be happy to let you take a look at mine...

Thanks, David! Yeah, I'd be interested to see your ride sometime. It may help me decide which "M" vehicle I'd prefer. Feel free to PM me sometime and we can meet up for a beer and compare car notes!

Jackson1019 11-08-2012 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7174327)
Haha, I know what you mean!:thumbup: Turning the traction control off and putting it into S6 still gets me, though. It's also crazy how hard these cars pull over 100.

I've driven some pretty sick cars in the last few weeks; most notably a 2013 E63 PP and my boys RS5. Trust me; neither compare to the m6. Yeah the E is faster, but that's it. It's a fast boat. No fun. RS is quick from dig and crazy tech, but M6 melts it above 75. Also handles like a boat (not that M6 is that good either).

Bottom line I don't think there are any cars even close in price that provide this driving experience. Honesty the best car I have driven other than mine in the last 6 months is an e92 335i. That car is an absolute blast! Looking to trade my wife's clk550 in for an 09+.

I will be purchasing a warranty for my car in feb and will drive it for at least another year. Looking to move to a Porsche 997 TT (my friend has a 996 with over $100k in mods that's sick!) or most likely the F80 M4 (is that what it's called?).

Gonna pick up the scoops/filters/plates this winter as well as evolve tune. What do you think of doing the Scoops in red as well as brake calipers in red, Anthony? Are you considering any more mods? What cars are you looking at for the future? I know I am always looking.

Ya none of those cars you listed above interest me. My next will probably be a 997 turbo, Audi R8 5.2 V-10, GTR (maybe), or a LP-560 Gallardo. Im leaning Gallardo because I love the G and there is so much you can do for more HP. Plus its a beautiful car. I've never really been crazy about P cars because it seems more of a older gentlemens car to me. I have driven the Audi R8 V-10 and V-8 and they are both awesome and could be driven as a daily. The GTR is probably the easiest to mod but I don't know if I can spend 90k+ on a NISSAN! Plus i see so many of these at all the car meets I attend here in Houston. I am always looking to, its sad lol. I can definitely see an E60 M5 in my future as a daily. Might need 4 doors in the near future.

As for more mods on my beast I think im probably done. I might do a tune and maybe some coil-overs but that's as far as I can see myself going with this beast. My warranty runs out in January 2013 so I will be purchasing an extended warranty here soon. Probably a 3 or 4 year.

Go with the red scoops and red calipers with ///M stickers it will look great. This is exactly what I have on mine and I looks flawless. :thumbup:

Take Care my friend,
Anthony

07 E63650i 01-22-2013 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by dalekressin (Post 7156130)
I think the phenomenon you experienced is sorta a form of road rage for power. The breif moment of victory I suppose.
I was in my M3 tonight and a ford fucus tried to prevent me from entering the freeway from an on ramp.
The M mode worked well.

When I drive my GT-R lots of vehicles want to run. It's a joke. Lot's of cars seem fast as they pound the pedal forward, but they really are not.

When I got my first BMW recently, an E63 650i, you will get a lot of people trying to race you :D. It seems like the general population has the stigma that BMWs are slow or something.

DreamerM6 01-22-2013 11:53 PM

LOL! Happened to all of us i suppose, back in the day I had an E46 M3 and there was this uno turbo who tried testing me on the highway! He came flying past me and as I was catching up to him I had to brake due to an idiot in front of me in the fast lane.. The uno guy must have been very happy until I saw a huge cloud of smoke come from his engine.. Let them have their moment of glory, tomorrow some other BMW is gona teach him a lessen!

Pounder@M6 01-23-2013 04:55 PM

Anthony Jackson. That is one sweet ass M6 convertible! Ive been looking for a long time, going back and forth between a convertible or a coupe. How is the noise when u have the top up ? Is the top pretty secure from break ins, etc? I have driven my 330i for damn near 4 years now, so im gonna give myself a little retirement present.

Jackson1019 01-25-2013 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Pounder@M6 (Post 7333379)
Anthony Jackson. That is one sweet ass M6 convertible! Ive been looking for a long time, going back and forth between a convertible or a coupe. How is the noise when u have the top up ? Is the top pretty secure from break ins, etc? I have driven my 330i for damn near 4 years now, so im gonna give myself a little retirement present.

Thank you Sir I appreciate it.

I don't park the M6 anywhere but the office and in the Garage. If we go out somewhere to dinner or the movies we always take the Girlfriends car because I am friend of a Jackass trying to cut through the soft top.

I have Eisenmann Race exhaust so when the top id up you can tell you in a 500HP car but it isn't obnoxiously loud. With the top down it is a whole different story. The E-Race just roars right behind you and it is pretty damn loud.

jaminj946 04-25-2013 11:10 AM

I just joined up here, and read the lexus story. Yea similar thing happened to me with a 2010-2012 Shelby. I know these cars are way fast, and didn't know if I could take one from a dig but was pretty sure above 100 I'd leave one behind. I pulled up along side one a while back and as we left the light he laid back, then I heard that blower whine and he came blasting by me. I dropped to 2nd and wasn't hooking up yet and he let off. We played back and forth a bit but wasn't a safe road to let them loose. So I motion for him to follow me up to the interstate. I turned onto the rather long straight ramp and was a few cars ahead in the left lane, thinking we would get up on the interstate to make sure we were clear,......but noooo, he pulled the blast by me thi9ng before I even knew we were racing, and jumped about 6-8 cars ahead of me. I dropped to 2nd, again loosing traction, and as it hooked up and started pulling, I could see I was gaining on him. By the time we murged onto the interstate, I was within a couple cars of him and had that " oh yea,.." grin on my face. Then he let off, and hit the brakes. So I back off and get beside him at around 70mph, drop a gear and look at him thinking now we can do this fair. He smirked, ( probably the son of that Lexus guy, lol), and waved me off like he had already beat me. I posted the story on facebook, and within a couple days word must have got around cuz I got a friend invite from Mr. Shelby, lol. He finally admitted he knew I wasn't ready when he hit the gas but that he let off cuz he had never went that fast before. ( I would feel I have not lived if I hadn't been the far side of 180 a few times). I'm waiting a for a rematch. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Mr.750 06-05-2013 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by jaminj946 (Post 7543468)
I just joined up here, and read the lexus story. Yea similar thing happened to me with a 2010-2012 Shelby. I know these cars are way fast, and didn't know if I could take one from a dig but was pretty sure above 100 I'd leave one behind. I pulled up along side one a while back and as we left the light he laid back, then I heard that blower whine and he came blasting by me. I dropped to 2nd and wasn't hooking up yet and he let off. We played back and forth a bit but wasn't a safe road to let them loose. So I motion for him to follow me up to the interstate. I turned onto the rather long straight ramp and was a few cars ahead in the left lane, thinking we would get up on the interstate to make sure we were clear,......but noooo, he pulled the blast by me thi9ng before I even knew we were racing, and jumped about 6-8 cars ahead of me. I dropped to 2nd, again loosing traction, and as it hooked up and started pulling, I could see I was gaining on him. By the time we murged onto the interstate, I was within a couple cars of him and had that " oh yea,.." grin on my face. Then he let off, and hit the brakes. So I back off and get beside him at around 70mph, drop a gear and look at him thinking now we can do this fair. He smirked, ( probably the son of that Lexus guy, lol), and waved me off like he had already beat me. I posted the story on facebook, and within a couple days word must have got around cuz I got a friend invite from Mr. Shelby, lol. He finally admitted he knew I wasn't ready when he hit the gas but that he let off cuz he had never went that fast before. ( I would feel I have not lived if I hadn't been the far side of 180 a few times). I'm waiting a for a rematch. I'll let you know how it turns out.


Wayyyy off topic but your from Des Moines? I never see Iowans on here!

dalekressin 06-08-2013 03:40 AM

Its a lot of fun. People testing what they have and wish they had.

ttuite 08-03-2013 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by jaminj946 (Post 7543468)
I just joined up here, and read the lexus story. Yea similar thing happened to me with a 2010-2012 Shelby. I know these cars are way fast, and didn't know if I could take one from a dig but was pretty sure above 100 I'd leave one behind. I pulled up along side one a while back and as we left the light he laid back, then I heard that blower whine and he came blasting by me. I dropped to 2nd and wasn't hooking up yet and he let off. We played back and forth a bit but wasn't a safe road to let them loose. So I motion for him to follow me up to the interstate. I turned onto the rather long straight ramp and was a few cars ahead in the left lane, thinking we would get up on the interstate to make sure we were clear,......but noooo, he pulled the blast by me thi9ng before I even knew we were racing, and jumped about 6-8 cars ahead of me. I dropped to 2nd, again loosing traction, and as it hooked up and started pulling, I could see I was gaining on him. By the time we murged onto the interstate, I was within a couple cars of him and had that " oh yea,.." grin on my face. Then he let off, and hit the brakes. So I back off and get beside him at around 70mph, drop a gear and look at him thinking now we can do this fair. He smirked, ( probably the son of that Lexus guy, lol), and waved me off like he had already beat me. I posted the story on facebook, and within a couple days word must have got around cuz I got a friend invite from Mr. Shelby, lol. He finally admitted he knew I wasn't ready when he hit the gas but that he let off cuz he had never went that fast before. ( I would feel I have not lived if I hadn't been the far side of 180 a few times). I'm waiting a for a rematch. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Now that's a cool story!

Db750 08-07-2013 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ttuite (Post 7751460)
Now that's a cool story!

+1, great story! :thumbup:

Dsjp916 08-08-2013 09:53 AM

Just got smoked by a LEXUS SC430...
 
Epic story


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Hitec 08-16-2013 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 7156042)
...but I didn't know we were racing!

Tonight I was driving around down town minding my own business. I had the radio off and I was enjoyoing the sound of my exhaust bouncing off the various buildings.

About 100 yards ahead the light is red. This is a one way road with three lanes. In the right lane is a minivan, and in the middle lane is a "lovely" Lexus cabriolet. The top is down and an older, well dressed gentleman is alone behind the wheel. I switch from the center lane to the left most lane.

As I coasted up behind the SC in first gear around 5mph the light turned green. I had briefly considered having a bit of fun with the guy, but he didn't look like he fit in that "fast and furious" demographic. Ahead was an area I love to drive through with the windows down. It is surrounded by tall buildings on both sides and there are multiple pedways overhead; simply put the exhaust sounds godly.

Well, apparently Mr. Lexus had spotted me in his rearview mirror. He immediately gunned it and blew past me as I made my way through first gear. Going through second gear at maybe half throttle he was able to put about a car length on me in his peppy little thingy. As I shifted into third I hit the gas a bit more and pulled up nearly along side him. I was about to smile and give him a thumbs up (out of pity), but before I could he smirked, looked over his shoulder over the boot of his uber-dated cabriolet and said, "almost"!

I'm usually quick to come back, but my jaw literally dropped. As he darted over to the right lane and put on his turn signal I was barely able to mutter the word "really" which I doubt he heard. He really thought he killed an M6!

He slowed to a near stop as he was turning right. I blew past him, downshifting from third to second at about 50 mph. The exhaust barked at him, but I don't think it mattered. He still had that smug look on his face as he turned out of view.

Somewhere out there is a happy Lexus owner. If you are reading this; I will find you. Mark my words, asshole.

Anyone else had this happen?


I had a souped up Ford Lightning gunning his engine behind me, so I said let me give him a taste of a space shuttle. btw You sound like your M6 is a manual. I have a manual too, so anyway I dropped down to second at around 50 mph, with all my DSC stuffed turned off and shot off. Well, he shot off right behind me. I looked in my rear view mirror and said da&^^. But hey, his truck was really souped up. I mean it sounded like he takes it to the track and pop wheelies on take off. The reality here is you don't know what's under the hood, and that's what makes it fun. You just feel bad 'cause you are suppose to be riding around with the champion belt. I had a souped up 300 (fake bentley) try to take me. I blasted him then gave him a thumbs up so his feelings wasn't hurt. I would not do this around buildings, cars, or people though. but the thing I hate about the M6 is the lag when you first hit the gas. I want to chip it and take that off, but I am still under warranty.

Hitec 08-16-2013 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by dalekressin (Post 7156130)
I think the phenomenon you experienced is sorta a form of road rage for power. The breif moment of victory I suppose.
I was in my M3 tonight and a ford fucus tried to prevent me from entering the freeway from an on ramp.
The M mode worked well.

When I drive my GT-R lots of vehicles want to run. It's a joke. Lot's of cars seem fast as they pound the pedal forward, but they really are not.


Isn't that something how cars that have been tested to be slower than yours feel kinda fast a little bit when they are trying to take you. I think the thing is you can't open up all the way because you are so worried about another car, pedestrian, dog, whatever may get in the way.


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