In Reply to: Lexus SC400 vs BMW M5 posted by Jordan on November 16, 1999 at 15:59:37:
: Mine: 1995 Lexus SC400
: custom exhaust, air filter, tranny shift kit.
: His: 1999 M5 Stock
: Yeap, it might sound like I'm going to brag and say that I spanked this guy with my ride but it ain't so. My car is slow as hell and I know it. The Lexus 4.0 modular V8 is rated at 250Hp in 1995 I believe I probably got about 290HP with the mods that I have done to it.
: Well, to begin I just had taken the car out from the shop for my first time ride in it after the regular beginners mods. I was listening and enjoying the Nakamichi stock stereo system and I was really impressed when I noticed these two lights coming up behind me flashing. They where HID lights so I new it was a new car when this guy passed me, I noticed the speed and I took a major crap but heck I said to my self anybody can hide and pass somebody close to scare him...so I smashed the gas pedal and began to catch up this fellow...I actually caught up pretty quickly. Got next to him when I heard through my rolled up windows and the A/C on that he had just floored it. His car jumped at the same time it was making a low deep exhaust rumble that began to become more high pitched and louder. I noticed that he had just dropped into 3rd and started to accelarate more and more. I tried to keep up with him eventhough I had the jump...remember he passed me and later I caught up....his car was too powerfull...I tried to keep up but couldn't. Then I started thinking FUCK this...I began to realize that I can't race with the damn stupid Overdrive ON....A/C, listening to music and crusing like if I was driving an old relative.
: I caught up again with this guy now at about 100MPH and turned off the O/D pushed the power mode on the shifter selector. Kept that A/C on figure what the hell its a V8 and I'm not driving a small displacement engine here...plus the computers will kill the Nipondenso unit anyways over certain RPM...I got them at 6000 and my Lex is rumbling like a serious machine...the beemer is about one car length in front and the driver is pushing hard. We get to about 145MPH and my car feels too light in the back, don't know why but, I let go of the accelerator. The guy keeps getting away faster and suddenly he starts breaking.. I get right next to him and this time I notice that he has his windows down and he is seriuosly looking at my car. He gestures to go at it again and now we are begining to really race. He gestures again pointing at my car like if asking what I have. I don't say or do anything until he takes of again and I slap my tranny into neutral rev it to about 3500 RPM on a speed of about 40MPH while the beemer is already two car ahead...drop the auto stick into D the car downshifts into 1st. (computer trips it shift kit engages) I tailspin a bit and I catch up instantly this guy trying to run away shifting into all sorts of gears whereas I'm enjoying the music and my cool A/C...I pass him and I only see his lights about 5 cars away...I'm happy..
: I beat him...
: so I think..
: all of the sudden I see him approaching and I thought to my self maybe he wants to just talk so I let go of the gas...slow down to about 90MPH when he blew by me I predict at about 130MPH...fuck that crap was fast he stopped far ahead and waited for me...we talked and he told me that his car was completely stock but that he had never seen a Lex run so hard from the get go...he asked me what I had and I told him....he laughed but then he said that somehow he had missed second and that he thought I had something else becuase he saw flames come out out of both of my cars talipipes...my car is not emissions legal and when it shifts some times I get some back detonation noticeable . He was at least smiling and I told him that it was a nice race but that my piece of crap was nowhere faster than his...
: I don't race the car anymore but I plan to begin soon...the beemer had a supercharger kit(it was not stock)