Wow, what the hell was that all about?
it would be miscellaneous ramblings..
So, back to southbound down..
Hmm, appears the only way to NOT speed in this thing is cruise control..
But of course, when someone passes ya the foot tends to override that… Nice to be able to just let off the gas and it drops back to "normal" speeds.
Desperately need an Ipod interface.. This reaching around looking for the control on it is quite annoying..
Still loving the Shaker, although tonight with the windows down it’s kind of nice to hear both the exhaust AND the stereo..
OOOPS, yeah, the Turbo Porsche was a bit quicker than I thought.. Time to “fumble around” with the radio.. Hey, Sirius is working.. I didn’t sign up, what the heck??
First approach to the beginning of the Miami Grand Prix course…
Woooohoo!! a bit to hot into the corner, time to test the brakes..
Heading down the ramp, I see I have it timed right.. Drop down a gear, crank the right, head to the left and romp on it..
Needs a higher redline
Head back towards the on ramp.. Darn, something in front of me poking along.. Oh well, that’s why they made it a two lane ramp.. Drift left, pass and drop back into the inside lane again.. Hey, that was fun, how fast am I running?
By about the 12th lap I had a pretty good rhythm going..
Most of the ramps were third gear sweepers at that stage. The off-ramp / right turn combo was a second, and will remain that way cause I really have an aversion to walls and interstate support columns..
Pretty amazing vehicle. I am having way to much fun here..
You know, one of the main reasons I bought it was the balance.
Drove the Shelby, and while the whine and raw power were cool, IMO it’s a bit heavy in the front which hampers the handling. Ride is a lot stiffer also, and IMO contributes to some wheel hop that I do not care for.
The Bullitt on the other hand just seems to be about perfect. Corners flat, very predictable in the corners, Tires grip as well as can be expected, but IMO it needs more rubber underneath it.
You can hang the rear out.. Never going to be a “drifter”, but hell, who cares…
About 6 laps later I realize that on the u-turn ramp there is a large parking lot for the Performing Arts Center next to it..
And a City of Miami cop is on duty..
And he’s looking at me REAL hard..
With a handheld radio up to his mouth..
I think I’ll go home and look for the spare keys..