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Everyone wants to race me......

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Recumpence, May 24, 2018.

  1. Recumpence

    Recumpence Member

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    As the title suggests, it seems like everywhere I go in this car somebody tries to race me or at least get around me. I had a motorcycle today try to race me and a modified pickup truck. Neither of them could get around me. :) does anyone else find that the model 3 draws street races?

    Matt
     
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  2. SigNC

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    must have been a slow motorcycle :)
     
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  3. SabrToothSqrl

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    Watch out for Mustangs.
     
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  4. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Speaking for myself here, but... what a difference 15 years makes. Back then I was in my early 20s and splurged on a BMW M3. Loved gunning it from a stop and loved to cream all the Saabs who thought they were contenders.

    These days I feel like I have nothing to prove. People rev their engines next to me, and I let them shoot away.

    Maybe my testosterone levels are low.
     
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  5. Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison Active Member

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    Watch out for these guys

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  6. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    It depends
    If it’s a lifted truck with load pipes then I love embarrassing them. The only problem is that those drivers take it as an insult to their manhood and do stupid things to get past you later.
    Pointing and laughing probably doesn’t help
    :rolleyes:
     
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  7. rypalmer

    rypalmer Active Member

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    Your job now IS to effortlessly embarrass ICE vehicles - safely of course.
     
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  8. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    I doubt he is driving on the sidewalk.
     
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  9. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

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    In an EV you have to roll down your window, grip the steering wheel firmly, get a crazy look in your eye, and yell out

    "VROOOM vrom vrom VROOOM vrom vrom POP POP"
     
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  10. Drax

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    Or near a hedge.
     
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  11. MarkinArch

    MarkinArch 1st S.A.TX Non Owner TM3 Delivery

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    I have had 3 occasions where cars have tried to provoke me (I think). I have not entertained any of them because I'm not in to that type of thing. Not saying I don't do the occasional full power from a red light for grins every now and then. :)

    1. An old Corolla tailgated me (I wasn't going slow) and then used all its 4 cylinder fury to huff and puff around me with a big smile on his face.

    2. G37 Coupe with modified exhaust rolled up next to me on the highway, started revving and wanted to race. Nope, he would have destroyed me at highway speed.

    3. Brand new C43 AMG rolled up next to me on the highway and was intrigued. Not sure if he wanted to race but he was definitely looking...then I exited for my street so I guess I will never know his intentions. Good for me because I would have been embarrassed.

    I get a lot of looks but not many people really want to race. Which is good, bc that's how innocent people are hurt.
     
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  12. ilovemycoffee

    ilovemycoffee MS 85D HW1 Late 2015

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  13. TT97

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    It's not a C63, the C43 has a faster 0-60 than the 3, however, the 5-60 is 5.1 sec. so unless he does a launch start, you can take him (but as @ilovemycoffee elegantly stated, "don't do it".)

    EDIT: Just realized it wasn't at a stop light but @ilovemycoffee advice still applies.
     
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  14. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Or near a crowd
     
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  15. cellogig

    cellogig Model X..Model 3

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    I just put the chill mode on and think to myself, you are no match to me. Let them think they are faster then me.
    I know I am faster, so I am humble about it. Nothing to prove, the numbers don’t lie.
     
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  16. McRat

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    Street racing is meh.
    • The trophy girl is a homeless lady pushing a shopping cart.
    • The entry fee can be pretty steep.
    • The purse can be an all expense paid room near city hall and pair of matching bracelets.
    The cars that are actually fast with good drivers are unlikely to bother with you on the street, and if they did, It would be over before you hit the speed limit.
    The cars that are actually fast with bad drivers are likely to get you busted or in an accident.
    The cars that are slow with bad drivers aren't worth the time, but can still get you arrested.

    Drag race it. Enter brackets. It should be repeatable enough once you learn the battery curve, just keep adjusting your dial-in.
     
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  17. McRat

    McRat Well-Known Member

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    My favorite street racing video. Seen a few of these, but never caught one on camera myself:



    Both those cars roughly as quick as a Model 3LR on the street, mid-13 second when driver lacks skillz.
     
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  18. Bebop

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    My favorite is to go off the line slow from the first red light, like you said, let them think they are faster than me. Then on the next red light, I’ll gun it.
     
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  19. Fusion

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    I blow them all away when they try to race me. I see myself flooring it and flying past them at lightning fast speeds. Then the light turns green and I realized I was daydreaming the whole time while those suckers take off and I get honked from behind.
     
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  20. cellogig

    cellogig Model X..Model 3

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    Lol I have done that on occasion
     

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