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Old 07-13-2005, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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That little focker's fast.
No one told me about that secret VW had up their sleeve...
I was cruising around an unmentionable four lane highway (2 in each direction with a concrete median) on my way home from work, trying to stay awake. There is a light here, where the two lanes become three for a couple hundred feet - enough for me to basically pass anyone and everyone who's usually driving slower than me from the line.
Anyway, I'm switching into the newly acquired far right lane, keeping a close eye on that mercede's SLK280. It looks fast, and I want to make sure I can get in front of it. Behind me, I see what appears to be a shiny blue golf follow my lane, spot the benz, then sidle up behind the SLK.
I'm thinking, "What, bastard thinks I'm not going to attempt a pas-"
Light turns green and I'm all over the SLK. Not that it matters, because apparently the lady behind the wheel fell asleep (Not that I was racing that car anyway).
ANyway, I'm now dutifully breaking the speed limit in the right lane, when mr. blue golf guns past me just enough for me to see the little red "VR32" on the back.
VR32? What the hell is that?
I know that stock colored insignias tend to mean something "special," but hey, it's not like this is a GTi (whit I know about) or anything, right? RIGHT?
Anyway, he drops a gear, revs and guns. I grin, drop two gears, and gun. Neck and neck, our speeds doth climb - 50-60-70-80-90-100, he wavers. 110 He begins to fall back. I spot light traffic on the two lanes ahead. 120. Looks like I burned the hair off his balls, as some tight curves come in.
For the first time in my life, I am approaching a curve in a road, with light traffic, and I'm actually going fast enough for the small little voice in my head to say, "You're going to die."
A louder voice said, "No." That "No" was the confident way my car seemed to angrily grip the ground past 110 as I scorched through traffic doing 120.

disclaimer: YES THIS IS STUPID. I KNOW IT IS STUPID. I DON'T THINK ANYONE SHOULD DO THIS... But it was exhilarating. I won't lie. And you might do it too if you had an m3.

Anyway, I let the fugger come up half a minute later after I spied some cops with victims up ahead. His passenger gave me the nod, I grinned, and they offered a race from a roll.
Huh.
Okay. Keep in mind in the past 5 miles we have seen 3 cops, a speed victim and a flat with cop assist.
Oh well.
He drops a gear, keeping in launch revs. I confidently stay in my 3000 range. My bad.
3...2...1... He shoots ahead a car lenght, and, per shift, I lose ground until he is eventually half a car in front of me.
He slows, and I grin. He shrugs. I tell him, "This would be much more fun on 290. Five lanes!"
He nods, "Yah, too many cops around anyway."
He turns off to exit near my old college.
That's when I realize I forgot to acknowledge his victory.

Well, wherever you are o blue r32 Golf driver, - I am beat, and nice car!

BTW - if you do manage to see this, let's do 120 through traffic on 290.

PS - No one saw that last line. SHhh..
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Old 07-14-2005, 02:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hahahhhaha

I've been there before, only I was doing 155 in a 1986 saab with bad shocks and tires that were probably rated to 120 or so. Yeah.
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155 mph in an 86 sabb?




or are we talking kpm?
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I know nothing about saabs except that people like them for some reason. Well, I mean that in the sense that they have an incredibly loyal fan base. Note that I didn't say enthusiast.
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or are we talking kpm?
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Those R32s are fast. They drop a 240hp V6 into those things. I want one just to slap an HPA kit into it and get 600hp out of a golf with all wheel drive that will handle just as well as an enzo. Anyway, stock in rolling acceleration tests, they can beat STIs and Evos. Thats pretty sick. It's a very good engine with tons of torque.
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Yes. I noticed. That's the same engine as in the Phaeton (in the r32), if I'm not mistaken? I'm going to drop an e60 ///m5 engine into my car
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I met a guy who baught 2 r32s when they were released and sent one to hpa to be tuned(500whp+) and then when he got the hpa tuned r32 back he sold the other r32 and now he rapes everyone.....Not to mention the awd factor...

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Yes. I noticed. That's the same engine as in the Phaeton (in the r32), if I'm not mistaken? I'm going to drop an e60 ///m5 engine into my car
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I dont know about the Phaeton, but that engine is a good one. TONS of boost can be added with nothing done to the engine like reinforcing internals and crap. And I'd like to see that one :P The amount of electronic bullshit you would have to put up with wouldnt be worth it. :wink
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I dont know about the Phaeton, but that engine is a good one. TONS of boost can be added with nothing done to the engine like reinforcing internals and crap. And I'd like to see that one :P The amount of electronic bullshit you would have to put up with wouldnt be worth it. :wink
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About the electronics (let alone the spacing requirements), yeah that would be a nightmare. Sigh. Stupid complicated BMWs. .
But, yeah, that engine in a phaeton isn't enough - stick it in a sporty golf though, and wow.

EDIT: Although I'm not a big fan of the whole 4 wheel drive thing - with that much horsepower (500+ modded?), I just KNOW I'm an accident waiting to happen if it's going to 4 wheels...
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I dont know about the Phaeton, but that engine is a good one. TONS of boost can be added with nothing done to the engine like reinforcing internals and crap. And I'd like to see that one :P The amount of electronic bullshit you would have to put up with wouldnt be worth it. :wink
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About the electronics (let alone the spacing requirements), yeah that would be a nightmare. Sigh. Stupid complicated BMWs. .
But, yeah, that engine in a phaeton isn't enough - stick it in a sporty golf though, and wow.

EDIT: Although I'm not a big fan of the whole 4 wheel drive thing - with that much horsepower (500+ modded?), I just KNOW I'm an accident waiting to happen if it's going to 4 wheels...
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They have a kit that puts over 600hp to the ground. I just want it for stright line performance, I would never think of turning while stomping the gas. :lol:
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Yeah. With that much power, turning IS straight line performance in an AWD.
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You should have don e better unless he was modded. He out weights you by a significant amount and has the same power. I ran with an R32 on the highway in my 98 M3 sedan, he was easily passed and killed.
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He may have been modded, but your reasoning is wrong. It did seem quick though.

......................r32...........m3
Curb weight...3256.........3250

Engines: Both 3.2L, both 6 cylinder.
vr32 - 241hp@6250, 236lbs@2800
e36m3 - 240hp@6000, 236lbs@3250

Times: 0-60, then quarter mile in seconds.
vr32 - 6.4, 14.5
e36m3 - 5.5, 14.0

Creepy, huh. The weight difference is negligible, but the vw has more usable torque (assuming a flat curve). If it's peaky, that's something else.
But just from those numbers, I'd expect the m3 to do a little worse (relative to the golf). It's probably the gearing. Interesting.
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