I was travelling home from a visit to a local Westfield track day yesterday (I'd been taking some pics for them with my drone). Temperature was around 30°C (unusual for the UK), so I was just cruising along with the roof down, enjoying the weather...
Then, going round a roundabout, a C63 came past a few of us, and cut into the line of cars just ahead of us. Shortly after, he pulled into a right-turn lane in the centre of the road and was waiting to turn as I went past on the inside of him. I just couldn't resist... I tapped it down a few gears so he could hear me roar past him (don't forget - I have an x-pipe and 2nd cat delete)!
Well, it looks like he changed his mind about turning off, and he was right behind me about half a mile up the road!
As the road opened up to 2 lanes, we both decided to have a little fun!
I couldn't shake him, and he was right on my rear bumper, so I moved over to let him through (although I did then pull out again and went after him).
Just a little further up, and still 2 lanes, he indicated right at the next roundabout (perhaps to head back to where he was heading before this started). He slowed down and I pulled alongside. He had his windows down., and I gave him a big thumbs up. He shouted "That sounds ace! Have you done the exhaust?". I smiled and just said "X-pipe!". He grinned back and said "I'll have to get that done now then!".
I know this isn't a 'kill' story, but i think it's good when something like this can put a smile on both driver's faces!
However, what do I do now... do I save for a C63, a supercharger for the SLK, or would Kleeman headers and ECU tune be enough for me to have done better?...