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    • Porsche 996 GT2 playing with a new F13 M6 on the highway in traffic - Irresponsible?

      Users who read this site are performance enthusiasts who definitely like to press the gas pedal down from time to time. We are all guilty of it but sometimes it's how you do it. A guy in a 996 GT2 on the highway runs into an F13 M6 and wants to play, understandable. New BMW with a twin turbo V8 and the Porsche owner wants to see how he stacks up. The only issue is the amount of traffic on the highway and how both guys start weaving in and out.


      They do not hit anybody but on a highway as crowded as this the responsible action is simply to let the other car go. Weaving in and out giving chase is just a recipe for disaster as one can not control the other cars. Best to shut it down and save it for the track or at the bare minimum when there is no traffic and innocent people can not be put in harm's way.

      Nothing bad happened here but that does not excuse it. What do you think?

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Porsche 996 GT2 playing with a new F13 M6 on the highway in traffic - Irresponsible? started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 33 Comments
      1. Blaizon's Avatar
        Blaizon -
        Ha, I've seen worse on 5th ave, don't get me started about the FDR & Westside highway.
      1. BK63AMG's Avatar
        BK63AMG -
        Classic Southern State action.
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Pretty sloppy of them.. I mean if you've got no room.. you've got no room. If I catch a suitable competitor in traffic, I'll wave them down and try to convince them to follow me out to an open stretch to get some runs in. I've done it countless times and kept the risk down to me and the other driver.
      1. rdeterman's Avatar
        rdeterman -
        so thats why my insurance is so expensive Click here to enlarge
      1. Trojan4evr's Avatar
        Trojan4evr -
        And doing it in a 996 GT2 A.K.A "the widow maker"
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        i don't see how this is any test of your vehicle... far too much traffic to even do anything but quick bursts of acceleration. More of a test of brakes...
      1. Ken_C's Avatar
        Ken_C -
        ^ Agreed. With those cars, you'd think they would want some room to open up a little. Good to see the adaptive brake lights working every time the M6 has an "oh $#@!!" moment.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Edited by request
      1. Baron's Avatar
        Baron -
        This isn't a true race. It's just a display of who is willing to be a bigger $#@!...
      1. Ammonia's Avatar
        Ammonia -
        Time and a place for everything, even opening it up on the road. Not very safe :/

        I'm not a saint by any means, I've pinned the needle more than my share of times (160+ mph in a squirrelly 135i made me pee), but theres some back roads here where the only person dying would be me, and thats the extent of my play time. No traffic mayhem for me.
      1. fast4door's Avatar
        fast4door -
        how old are they 16?..yeah Ive done that before, but I was dumb kid..I would never do that again and it really is pointless to chase like that..its not like you can tell which car is actually faster
      1. Firstwinner's Avatar
        Firstwinner -
        i understand it was poor judgement. but we are all guilty of doing the same, what i can't stand is members casting the first stone as if they are all saints in here. I know a few guys here that are guilty as sin but will hide behind the screen and say the opposite to feel good about themselves. Be real people.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Firstwinner Click here to enlarge
        i understand it was poor judgement. but we are all guilty of doing the same, what i can't stand is members casting the first stone as if they are all saints in here. I know a few guys here that are guilty as sin but will hide behind the screen and say the opposite to feel good about themselves. Be real people.
        I think people are being pretty real in this thread.