In Reply to: Some Ford "Pickup Truck" Scared my M Roadster posted by Ken V. on July 24, 2000 at 10:02:22:
I think the lightning weighs 4500+lbs. Next year will be another 20hp to 380.
So, here's the story. I'm on the highway going to work with the top down, relaxing, listening to the tunes. A left lane opens up (a new passing lane), and this ford truck behind me changes lanes in order to pass me...
WELL, I for one, don't let things like this happen, and I defend my little ///M's prowess by changing lanes ahead of him, and stepping on it... 3rd gear still. I'm scooting along very quickly, but the garbage truck behind me (though trailing) is hurdling towards my little roadster, which probably seems like a remote control car from his POV. So anyways, I'm hitting 160, 170 km/h, and I KNOW for fact that the cops love this route in the morning, so I decide to hold off, and change lanes, with this black F... something close behind me. The fact is, it looked like it had lights on it (little orange ones I think), so I didn't know whether it's an unmarked something or other, so I just couldn't go for it... BUT, I was able to note that this thing, whatever it was, had enough power to give my little ///M a scare.
P.S. I've raced C5 Corvettes, Porsches (C4 S, 996s, 944 Turbos, etc..), Mustangs, you name it, and never has a car taken me so offguard as this dump-truck. Fact is, I've even kept up with the C5 @ 200+ km/h, and beat most of these other cars without much effort.
P.P.S. She still hasn't forgiven me for letting some truck pass her, she feels ashamed of herself.... :(
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