Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: South Beach (Miami Beach, FL)
Vehicle: 2006 SLK350 - All Opts. ('cept AMG Pkg & Auto) 6-speed manual, YEAH!
Other Toys: '11 Prius II w/ Leather
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Florida Plate, I think Military One: UN8NZ Silver, SL63 with what looks like an "AMG Black" body kit on it.
Half a car length in front of me, we changed to open left lane, I was in second, heard you hit it, planted it, and heard your roar all the way through my third and fourth gears and you only clawed a one car length distance (to one and a half car lengths ahead.) I know you were on it, that thing was loud! Sounded great!
Bet you were suprised to see me failing to drop back, in fact initially gaining on you! I was ready on the trigger waiting to hear your exhaust. When your Lion roared and had to shift it's gears, my quiet Cheetah was already leaping and gaining ground.
Gave you another chance when I went right and you went left and the road was open. You didn't take it because 1. You were worried it was going to start raining, 2. You're braking the car in and did not want to risk a bad break in or 3. Not wanting to.
I know you would have won (except in rain, you would have struggled to keep traction where I could upshift early to minimize torque. I'm sure those steemrollers you have for tires are not good for hydroplaining.) However, it was fun hearing that exhaust and showing you just how scrappy a little SLK350 is with a prepared driver and a manual.