I was at a major intersection yesterday and I quickly accelerated on a green light to get out in front of all the cars so I could cross 4 lanes in order to exit a few miles up the road. Once I completed my move I proceeded at the posted speed limit. But evidently I got the attention of some guy in his "Too Fast, Too Furious" wannabe Honda Civic who wanted to show me how fast his "whip" was off the line. So, at the next light he pulled up beside me and kept racing his engine. Well, I'm 40 and I'm not about to foolishly race anyone on a public highway. But when the light changed, he gunned it and I simply twisted the throttle not really trying to compete with this guy. But as I was coming up to speed I realized that he was losing ground. Yeah, he beat me across the intersection... but after that he was only visible in the rearview mirror! And he was falling farther behind! I backed off at 65 mph and cruised to my exit. A few seconds later he came "buzzing" by after having his "whip" whipped by a scooter! If I would have had a Malossi variator he would have been toasted from the start! It takes more than a loud muffler and some vinyl graphics to make your car fast. I wasn't even trying and left him behind.