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Raced a Lotus Espirt and won. (archive)

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Posted by CP on June 17, 2000 at 21:25:44:

I'm driving East on Rt 32 near Ft Meade on my way to Annapolis. At first I thought it was a red
Ferrari in my rear view mirror closing fast but when he pulled along side, I could see it was a Lotus
Espirit. At the Ft Meade interesection, the light turns red up ahead and we both slow to a stop with
the Lotus on my left. The driver is alone and guns his engine, so I do same accepting his challenge as I
disable my ASC. I've a passenger and tell him I wish he was not with me because I don't need any
handicap against Lotus. (I don't know the weight of a Lotus but it looks light, I'd guess 2800 lbs or
so). The light turns green, we start even but I pull 1/2 car length ahead, we both shift to second
about the same time and I jump to a full car length and hold that lead after shifting to third until I let
off the accelerator at about 90 mph because of traffic ahead. The Lotus uses the opportunity to fly
by then quickly exits the freeway with it's tail between it's legs. I am frankly very surprised I beat him so easily.
99 M3/2 with Dinan CAI, TB, AFM, Stage 3 chip, Dinan exhaust.
01 M3/2 on order

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