Decided last minute for some cheeky drinks in York on Friday night. Got stuck at work much longer than hoped so was running quite late. Not one to disappoint the boys with my poor time-keeping, I decided to spank it up the m-way.
Really quite hard.
Came off onto the A64, light traffic ~9pm passed a blue Focus ST who decided that he wanted a bit of fun.
Well, my 159 performed fantastically well. He kept a safe distance behind me, but there was no way he was making ground, in fact on full boost I was pulling away until I ran out of revs and he gained a couple of metres where he had a few extra thou revs. An amazingly even match.
Slower traffic, he pulled along side, gave me a quick flash and I let him pass into a gap I'd made in front of me.
His turn to lead the way up the A64
Same story, I had the torque and gained on him, then he had the revs and gained on me as I was getting into 5th.
For those who know, red line in 5th is quite a fun place to be when chasing something allegedly faster than you
I gave him a flash before I pulled off at Mcarthur Glen outlet and he decided to come off to. I pulled along side him, he wound his window down and asked me what I had under the bonnet saying how fast it was for a bigger car.
Think he was gutted when I said a 2.4 evil diesel
We went on our seperate ways, me with a big smile on my face.
My 159 did me proud. Not bad for a 'heavy' 'slow' 'chugging' diesel.