Had a play with a scooby on the way to work this morning I'm normally very well behaved on the roads, and limit myself to beating people away from the lights etc. However, it was 6.15am, the roads were not only completely empty, but dry too.
I pulled up behind this scooby at a set of lights in the middle of Stoke, and the first thing I noticed was the ridiculous number of 'authentic' decals plastered all over the boot. It had the red STi badge, but it was difficult to tell whether it was real or not under all the stickers!
Anyway, the lights changed to green, and I pulled away sharpish, expecting the scooby driver to do the same - which he didn't and as a result I ended up right up his behind as he gently trundled along. I wasn't in a hurry, or really looking to start anything, so I dropped back and trundled along too.
As the single lane road turned into dual carriageway, I pulled out and started to overtake. As it happened it was one of those perfectly timed moments, in third gear, the turbo was spooled up and ready, so when I planted my foot, the car just took off I wasn't racing, so I pulled back into the left hand lane and stopped at 60mph. The scooby slowly closed the gap and sat a little way behind me for a few minutes. The speed limit changed from 60 down to 40 for a couple of miles, then back to derestricted.
Again, I put my foot down hard, caught it on boost and took off (with a big grin on my face ). Made it to 70, still pulling hard, glanced in my mirror and the scooby was about 8 inches from my rear window! Now, I know that this particular stretch of road has no scameras, no hidden junctions or bad bends for quite a few miles so I thought I'd have a go...
Anyway, I made it well into 3 figures and my acceleration dropped off a bit, but I was still going, at which point the scooby calmly pulled out and passed me like I was standing still.
Just goes to show that no matter how much us oil burners spend on remaps and custom exhausts, or tinkering with boost pressure, or gaffer taping custom air filters - there's just no substitute for the raw petrol power of a REAL scooby!