Today I travelled from Rawalpindi to Rashkai on motorway early morning on my 2D. The road was clean with no motorway police. But light rain / drizzle was spoiling the fun as my tyres are bit worn out (done almost 30000 km).
I came across a brand new GLi (2009) with HIDs. The driver was doing good 120 kph but with his HIDs on full beam and flickering them on anythig he sees ahead. I overtook him but this was too much for his ego.
He pressed the pedal and his VVTi came out roaring with a good accelration from 120 to about 150 kph. I was annoyed by his HIDs so I pressed my 2D and old buddy 2C spilled its beans with a sluggish response from 130 to 150.
Now at 150 both cars were neck to neck cruising on the flat M1 surface in the wee hours of a rainy morning.
We exchange a quick glance. His ego riding on a brand new 1.3 VVTi and me trying to survive my honour on a six year old (100 k) driven 2 D.
We both squeezing out the max we could get. I was in overtaking lane and he was in carriage lane. My tyres were bothering me as we had a wet surface. Both cars spraying a fine shower on each other. The mist was creating a dramatic effect.
The black XLi with its aerodynamic shape and mean looking eyes (With HIDS they really look mean). Old 2D in rose mint colour (Which is slightly feminine) trying to save her honour.
Till 160 we were together, at 165 2D was slightly gaining, at 170 2D was a cars length ahead, at 175 2D was doing a good lead.
The I spottted a car in carraige lane which was posing an obstacle to the GLi. I cut the engine and motioned to call off the event. The other guy agreed and we both exchanged a parting wave and separated to avoid each other. It was almost daylight and he also switched his HIDs which was a relief to every one on motorway.
2D is still a good engine. 1.3 VVti is good compared to old 1.3 engine from toyota in GLi / XLi as I have easily smoked many rollas on petrol previously. But this one was a tough cookie to handle.
PS: Speed thrills but kills. Be careful not to over indulge in such adventures. Drive safe.