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What have you Smoked?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by vfx, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Who: Wealthy couple
    What: Bentley coupe
    Where: Palm Springs
    How: Three car lengths at 55 mph
    When: Nov 2011

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    Try to get a cell phone pic for this thread!
     
  2. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Wow is that an ugly front end!
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I smoked a sport bike. Shouldn't have been able to. I was waiting at a light and he comes up beside me and starts revving his engine. I hit the throttle as usual when the light went green, and he must have been so surprised to see me launch without a whisper that he stalled his bike! :biggrin:

    Shortly after I leveled out (above the speed limit but not enough to attract a cop), he passed me going at least 200 kph. Must have had quite the testosterone surge. At 130 kph they would have impounded his bike if they caught him...
     
  4. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    What have you Smoked?

    Who: Me and buddies
    What: mar*&^%$#
    Where: College
    How: Bong
    When: 1970's

    (Somebody had to write it... :tongue:)
     
  5. Dragon

    Dragon Lightning Green Fairytale

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    Who: Someone from Zürich
    What: Honda NSX
    Where: South Tyrol
    How: Race on windy and narrow road, could not shake me off although trying hard
    When: 29.07.2011

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  6. sprediletto

    sprediletto Member

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    Who: Someone from Atlanta
    What: 2012 Ferrari California (with temporary tags)
    Where: Atlanta, Georgia | GA-400/Lenox RD on-ramp headed northbound
    How: He was entering the on-ramp from the west, me from the east. He had a 2 car lead, traveling at 35 MPH. Poor guy didn't know what hit him as the silent Tesla zipped by.
    When: 7 November 2012 @ 9:45 AM

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  7. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Haha low blow spred!
     
  8. Tesla 940

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    Who: Someone from Texas
    What: Some oversize SUV
    Where: Eastbound US 64 in the mountains between Taos, NM and Angle Fire, NM
    When: April 2011
    How: Had to wait for a legal passing zone on the two lane road (speed limit 30-45), He was doing 60+, I swung into the left lane and "hit it". For some reason it appeared he was trying to stay with me.:rolleyes: After the third turn I couldn't see him in my rear view mirror. :biggrin:
     
  9. W.Petefish

    W.Petefish Active Member

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    Who: Punk kid
    What: Tuned Turbo Corvette (obviously didn't know how to drive it)
    Where: Airport Road (McKinney, Tx)
    When: April 2011
    How: Stopped at a light, he was revving majorly. I pulled up beside him. locked eyes, pointed down the road. gave the nod. light turned green. looked in my rearview and saw he was a ways back.
     
  10. PV4EV

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    #10 PV4EV, Nov 9, 2011
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    Who: Cocky Mustang owner
    What: Mustang GT500
    Where: Top Gear Test Track, UK. Seriously ! Google-Earth = 51° 6'51.31"N, 0°32'46.84"W
    When: 14th May 2011
    How: Sneaked up behind him as he braked and wallowed his way through 'Hammerhead' then shot past him on way up to 'Chicago' at over 100mph, and continued to pull away from then on. In a Tesla 2.5 Sport :smile:

    There were two Tesla 2.5 Sports there on the day, one Twilight Blue with ugly side decal, one Very Orange. Plus an assortment of the usual loud suspects, like various Vipers, Mustangs, 911's, one Enzo, handful of 430's, a Nissan GTRs, assorted Lambo's and so forth.

    (Pics from a mobile phone ...)


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  11. dpeilow

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    Did you run out after 55 miles?

    I think I know who owns the Mustang...

    Anyway.

    Who: Lots, but I'll choose the Ali G type.
    What: BMW M3
    Where: M4 heading out of London
    When: March 2010
    How: Travelling out of town on the elevated two lane section, an M3 was right on my a$$. The speed limit was 40mph and I was roughly sticking to it, and I had traffic in front of me. After a mile the road opens up to 3 lanes and becomes de-restricted. The M3 went to pull out but I hit the warp drive. I looked back after 5 seconds and he was a spec in my mirrors. He caught me up as I slowed down to leave the road 10 miles later, but steadfastly stared ahead and refused to acknowledge me :biggrin:


    I'm sure Kevin'll be along to talk about the Elise soon...
     
  12. PV4EV

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    HAH !! Nope.

    That car went from central London, down to the Top Gear Track, did dozens of full-on 200kw demo laps, and then went home without once charging up anywhere … In total about 130 miles. The demo runs were 2 laps each, and no overheating observed.

    I've kinda lost a lot of faith in the whole TG franchise since their EV prejudice has become so blatant towards Tesla, and more recently the Nissan Leaf they set up to fail.





    ... yeah, what is it with BMW drivers? I can think of dozens of times in the past 2 decades where I've gone past a BM driver in something exotic (typically, a road-legal Group B rally car I used to have fun in) and noticed that the driver is pretending to not really be going flat out at 123.6mph, steadfastly staring straight ahead, perhaps nonchalantly resting an elbow on the window, or having a pretend mobile phone conversation with themselves … whereas in fact their eyeballs are swivelled so far to the right that they risk becoming cross eyed …
     
  13. Doug_G

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    #13 Doug_G, Nov 9, 2011
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    Must be hard to pass the 747s...

    Oh, and such irony to be smoking people on the Top Gear track! How poetic!
     
  14. sprediletto

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    I'll elaborate: He saw me coming from the other direction and beat me to the onramp (2 on-ramp lanes merge to one before entering northbound 4 lanes). It's almost a 90 degree turn for me and you might be able to take it at 20 MPH. The Ferrari's path was more of an arch and if done right, you can take it at 50 MPH. I was behind him long enough to see the temp tag before I zoomed past him.
     
  15. PV4EV

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    yeah, it was kinda sweet !

    At the start of the day there were allot of daft comments how the world was going to end when 55 miles had elapsed, but funnily enough the car was still going strong late afternoon before leaving.

    One wisearse asked where the flux capacitor was, and why hadn't the car disappeared in a puff of smoke at 87mph ...
     
  16. dpeilow

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    I hope they all learnt the lesson.
     
  17. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    i smoked a 350ps renault alpine with 350ps, tuned for uphill-races.

    Die Unterlegenheit der Benziner wurde auch bei den Stechen gegeneinander deutlich. Einmal konnte zwar der Porsche des M-E-NES-Vorsitzenden Hubert Büchs fast einem Tesla Paroli bieten, musste sich aber doch knapp geschlagen geben. Lediglich der auf 350 PS getunte Renault Alpine von Axel Ress konnte bis ins Finale vordringen. Allerdings profitierte er vom Ausfall des Selbstbaus der Bayreuther Studenten.


    Aufs oberste Treppchen kam schließlich der lautlose Sportflitzer von Eberhard Meyer, hinter dem der röhrende und aus dem Auspuff Feuer speiende Alpine des Bergrennfahrers aus Wülfershausen das Nachsehen hatte. Platz drei wiederum ein über 100 000 Euro teurer Tesla, gefahren vom Würzburger Constantin Wehrlik.
     
  18. dhrivnak

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    Everything! At EVCCON the Roadster took first in Autocross, first in street legal 1/4 mile and first in technical showing. Not bad for a new driver. Tesla_Awards_27.JPG
     
  19. jory

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    1966 AC Corba
     
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