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A German surprise.

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by RagTop, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. RagTop

    RagTop Old Grumpy

    I was out driving my '69 Mustang convertible yesterday and I wound up at a stoplight in the right lane behind a Porsche Panamera. A beautiful black beast. In the left lane was a silver BMW M3. When the light turned green the two German performance/luxury cars rolled off and stayed side by side all the way across the intersection. Neither one seemed willing to give the other an inch. There was a freeway entrance about a quarter mile ahead on the left side and the M3 started to pick up the pace to get in front of the Panamera and, because I was in a convertible with the top down, I clearly heard the Porsche jump on the skinny pedal and then the M3 respond. To my surprise, the M3 crisply drove past the Porsche and moved over in front of him to get on the freeway. Somehow I had expected the Panamera to win the tussle.
     
  2. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Maybe the Porsche driver had a brain and decided it wasn't worth it.

    In a head to head match I'd go with the M3....power to weight I think would come into play. Not knowing the specs of each though I cannot say definitively.
     
  3. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    For starters, the Porsche could be as much as 1000 lbs heavier depending on style. And unless it is a top of the line performance piece it has likely less HP than the M3 too. M3s have over 425 ponies and the Panamera starts at 310 or so. I won't even address which is geared to go. Luxury performance cars aren't necessarily all that quick.
     
  4. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    snobs having a little road rage. interesting...
     
  5. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

    If you ever feel like your job is meaningless just think about the poor guy that puts turn signals on BMWs.
     
  6. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I was reading the post, and thought to myself, for sure, this Mustang would show these wannabes what real power was. Bah! Disappointed.
     
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  7. rbohm

    rbohm Active Member

    dont be, us mustang drivers generally have more sense than eurosnobs do. we know when to run hard and when not to.
     
  8. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    eurosnobs ?
     
  9. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    That's the ignorant who doesn't see anything but American as being good.

    A car guy appreciates all performance cars....and even the style only cars.
     
  10. rbohm

    rbohm Active Member

    oh i appreciate all performance cars, eurosnobs re the ones that think european cars are the only good performance cars in the world. i would love to be able to afford an aston martin DB6.
     
  11. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    not necessarily European. Typically American's who want to be European but with an attitude. They think they are better than everyone else because they have a European car
     
  12. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    You sure you didn't mean eurosobs?
     
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  13. rbohm

    rbohm Active Member

    very true that.
     
  14. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    I have a European bike and it I am a SOB on it...does that count?
     
  15. rbohm

    rbohm Active Member

    not with a fastback mustang in your driveway. but you can be a pita if you want.:D
     
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  16. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    I think we import more american classics to europe as you americans import european classics into the states.
    So....?
     
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  17. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

    It's, for the most part, a friendly rivalry that goes on in the states. The Euro guys pick on the Mustang crowd and vice versa, kind of like the Chevy vs. Ford thing.
     
  18. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    my older son's friend has a BMW because he really likes it. He does not like the stigma that comes with owning a BMW. It's one of those stereotypes that isn't always true but more often than not it is. But it's not just European cars. Mike might be able to speak of the "Corvette" crowd...
     
  19. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    I went to an open track event with my 65 Mustang and after the first session, two BMW drivers came over to me and asked what I had done to my car. One of them said "You were all over my ass in the corners"
    It made my day
     
  20. rbohm

    rbohm Active Member

    next time tell them its just a stock mustang and then get a pic of their reaction.:D:D
     
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