Do random cars in traffic seem like they want to race ?

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  1. 815motoring

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    I swear it seem as every mustang, Camaro or civic wants to try me in traffic.. Do you guys get the same response?
     
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    I have never had any cars indicate they wanted to race my HC...I have maybe had 5 people at most over the last 3.5 years indicate they wanted to race my 2013 SRT...and I wouldn't race them anyway except at the track...
     
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    Because they know better. Anyone with a fast car knows the Hellcat is a REALLY fast car.
     
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    Get a lot that pull up real aggressive then they see the hellcat logo and back off.
     
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    I've only had a ninja 200 try (while doing a wheelie) during the pdi. My mechanic was riding shotgun and we could only laugh.
    But when we were driving our vipers, that was a different story. Someone was always trying to get us to race.
     
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    Mostly it's the little s##*heads in winged STIs that want to play. I just smile and ignore them . The cars that have a chance like ZO6s and such usually just give me a thumbs up or nod.
     
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    taken on by an SRT Jeep (showed me a lot of respect) and a pair of Vipers (beat one but the other had a flamey exhaust and 1000+ HP as I found out when we got to C&C).

    But I keep getting cut off by Pri-iiii (the plural of Prius) :eek:
     
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    I have this guy driving a Maserati always needling me near Newport Beach when I'm driving back home. I have always ignored him and sincerely hope he might back off after realizing that I'm not a street racer. I have had those heavily modded Target grocery carts with parachute wings, also try to buzz around me every now and then.

    By and large the corvettes, camaros and mustangs (probably see the smiling cats on the fenders) don't really bother me. Believe it or not like I mentioned on another thread as well, it's the other challengers or chargers(non hellcat) who dangerously come close and bother me the most.
     
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    ^^^^ This
     
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    I have more people try to race me in our 2012 Challenger Yellow Jacket then our Hellcat. The yellow color seems to bother people! The only car that wanted to "show off" was a Mitsubishi Eclipse. It was on a 4 lane road that has stores, restaurants, car dealers, etc. on each side as well as plenty of stop lights. I was in the left lane and he passed me in the right and just took off weaving in and out of traffic. Two weeks later I go by an accident in the same area and it was the same Mitsubishi which looked like it was totaled (no one was hurt). There are a lot of reckless people out there.
     
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    Contstantly happens when driving and especially when leaving a car cruise. Love it when people stick their phones out taking video or pics.
     
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    My best moment was when an off duty LAFD (Los Angeles Fire dept) truck pulled up next to me at the lights and the driver/co driver gave me a huge thumbs up. I will always cherish that experience.
     
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    Today a 79 vw bug was behind me reving his engine so I kindly gave him a little chirp. He followed with a tire spin of his own then we both gave thumbs up and continued on
     
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    In the HC I never get any challenges or displays of aggressive driving/taunting. In my ZL1, I regularly encountered what was described in the first post, mostly on weekend nights. I'm not sure why. While not as fast as the HC, the ZL1 is not a slow car, and is easily the fastest car in its immediate field of view on the road 9 times out of 10. I was thinking its because the ZL1 is red and looks fast, while my HC is Jazz Blue.
     

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