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Cruising home in the right lane chillin with the cruise set to 60 listening to the radio, hardly nothing on the road but an 18 wheeler I passed at the tolls and no one ahead of me. Then I see these 10k HID headlights in my rearview FLYING up on me and then this silver Cobalt SS shoots by me in the left lane, whatever no big deal I'm relaxing. So he lets off the gas and hits his brakes and I can hear his straight exhaust back firing, now I'm gaining on him cruise control still set to 60. Cruise off, sport mode, traction control off, my car was now set to ICBM mode and I catch him just as he hits an off ramp to another empty highway except the 1 lone Dodge pickup we come up on halfway thru the turn which gets us down to about 40. I hear him downshift several gears and his 2.0 is screaming, the ramp ends at the start of the next highway and he dives for the left lane with exhaust pouring out of his tailpipe as he grabs the next gear. I look right at the merging lanes to make sure nothing is coming which its not, by now he not only had the break but had about 4 cars on me and I figured WTF I gotta at least try! I hammer the throttle and the 6 liter under the hood screams to life as the transmission downshifts to sport2 and the 285's struggle to find traction as I roar past the Dodge pickup. He's on it as hard giving it all he's got but as my G8 shifts to 3rd I smile cause he's done! Top of 3rd and I'm walking past him and the G8 shifts into 4th I hit my turn signal and get into the middle lane and keep pulling away. I let off when I'm about 8 18 wheeler lengths ahead of him as I figure point proved. BUT NO what is this he's trying for the ricer flyby! I let him get to about 2 car lengths off my drivers side 1/4 panel just so he can hear what 6 liters of Cobalt death sounds like up close and personal and I hammer it again and stop his roll dead in its tracks and walk away from him but this time I stay in it. After that I didn't see him again and headed on home laughing to myself.
 

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Lot of people racing Cobalts on this forum lately. Either we like picking on the little guys or Cobalt owners are just swinging for the big leagues. Either way good kill.
 

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Beautiful .even if its a crappy cobalt ,its worth it to wipe the b.s. smile off their faces. Good write up ,almost playboy forum worthy
 

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Thanks guys. Yeah I've noticed all the Cobalt kills lately too and I just think its them rocking the full on Napoleon syndrome. I mean sure there have to be some Cobalts that run better then a 12.5 but it sure as **** wasn't this one! LMAO!

As for video I'd think we'd be more likely to see the "1st race" where I left it in cruise control. ;)
 

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Nice Kill! I haven't run one of these in a long time. I did run into a turbo GTI today who kept coming back for more.LOL
 

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LOL great story! Nobody ever plays with me =(. Only Troy when he's abusing me at the strip.
 

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Nice kill!
 

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Well done and told! The story would have been better if there were no punctuation at all and ended with Cobalt Dead lol.
I dont know what these cobalt guys are thinking though, just trying to waste our hard earned money on fuel?

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Im with ya Zodiac. One of the only opportunities I have had to race in the last 2 months I had my friend's kid in the car.
 

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The story would have been better if there were no punctuation at all...
Is that sarcasm LOL? It was a great story, but hard to read with no commas or paragraph breaks anywhere throughout!

I can't believe the nerve of the guys in the Cobalt to give you the finger for NOT racing; talk about ballsy, not to mention potentially dangerous. I'm sure in some areas, that would have been enough to get a guy shot (okay, that's my "Canadian judging American" coming through LOL).

Now, I want to know where Cobalt guy will be posting the video of him getting spanked... oh, wait, likely in his mom's basement, and nowhere else :judge:.
 

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The cobalt ss I ran against was the later turbo type with a tune and a few other goodies. Was told 300+ fwhp and it showed I jumped him out of the hole but stayed with me pretty good until we let out. This was also when I was stock.
 

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Our friend...

the paragraph.

Good story tho !
 

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Jack,

Just remember not all 2.0 are created equal! :secret: Bigger isn't necessarily faster. I ran Sat. on 25 lbs and finally broke the 12 sec. barrier. :gears: 425whp rwd and 2250lbs = fun!
 

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Jack,

Just remember not all 2.0 are created equal! :secret: Bigger isn't necessarily faster. I ran Sat. on 25 lbs and finally broke the 12 sec. barrier. :gears: 425whp rwd and 2250lbs = fun!
I used to own a Cobalt SS, I'm fully aware how fast SOME of those little cars can be. ;) I don't knock them just cause they're FWD or "only" have a 2.0 I knock the way SOME of the owners of them act.
 

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Living vicariously through these types of stories until my car is finished..... Nice kill OP! Keep em coming!
 

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I used to own a Cobalt SS, I'm fully aware how fast SOME of those little cars can be. ;) I don't knock them just cause they're FWD or "only" have a 2.0 I knock the way SOME of the owners of them act.
I wasn't talking about the Cobalt SS lol. I have two cars with a 2.0 both turbos. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata which I bought after I sold my 08 G8GT ran a 14.28 last year.

My other 2.0 is a 1992 Nissan 240SX 425HP with many upgrades and ran a 11.91..That's the 2.0 you should be worried about if I pulled up next to you!

The only reason I picked up the Nissan was I missed the G8. If only I could master the launch on that little Jap trap, watch out.
 
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