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“A race a day keeps the doctor away”. Isn’t what our mothers used to say?
Ok guys, I need your input on this one because what just happened has just left me absolutely delirious. Prior to this one, my favourite race to date was with a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S but this was until tonight, when I landed just beside an Audi R8 on my favourite strip in Abu Dhabi.
Remember this strip with 4 consecutive light signals? Well this guy with the Audi R8 was so up for it that we went at it 3 times for a total of 12 runs before I decided to call it quits.
Some numbers on my car before I proceed with the rest. With my latest mods, the car runs consistent 0-60 in 4.7sec and ¼ mile in 13.3. Keep in mind that this is at 100F +.
For whatever reason, for each of the 12 runs, the Audi R8 Emirati driver actually never floored it to start on the green light. He basically accelerated slowly up to about 20 miles per hour and then hit it every time. I basically waited for his move to hit it as well. Technically speaking, I am still a “virgin” with the SRT 8, meaning that I have still not lost a race. I know that my days are counted because of the type of cars surrounding me here and I was basically ready to get hammered by the R8.
But guess what? The Audi R8 never gained an inch on me between lets say 20 to approximately 80 miles per hour before we started decelerating to stop again. I could not believe it, the acceleration was exactly identical like I was racing against myself.
So here it is and I am seeking for your input. What in the h… happened here? Was I dealing with an inexperienced driver or what? I was really ready to be handed a good spanking but I guess it will have to wait until tomorrow…