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Old 06-28-2012, 01:26 PM
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First loss...(C350 / Nissan 370Z)

Nissan 370Z. Looked new, but don't really know much about them to know its year.

Anyhow, after going back and forth passing each other we ended up at a traffic light. I had a case of beer in the trunk (no, none consumed) and didn't want to pull out too quickly and have it slam against the back/inside of the trunk. Wasn't even sure if we were going to go or not.

Light turns green and he goes. He took off and I let him have the jump (again, didn't realize we were going to 'go'). After the case hit the back (not too hard) I went. The few car length lead stayed the same for a few seconds and then I cut it in half but then we both let up.

Anyhow, if he had the "plain" version then it could've been anyone's race. But I feel bad that I didn't represent well. Who knows, might see him again on the way home some day.

disclaimer: speeds only got to 60ish and it's a 45 zone, non-residential highway with no onramps/etc...straight away with no hidden spots. I'm not a fan of street racing but where we were we could've only been a menace to ourselves.
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370Z...anyone's race? Hardly...will go to 370Z with competent driver.
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C350? First loss?

Won't be your last.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:23 PM
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370Z...anyone's race? Hardly...will go to 370Z with competent driver.
According to Edmunds they have nearly same 0-60 (5.6 vs 5.5)...and if he has a manual then chances are the win goes to MB due to auto consistency. But that's on paper...and that's why races are on asphalt not paper...But whatever. Didn't buy a C for speed. I'll take it to Pittsburgh Raceway in a few weeks to find out how it needs to be driven to get the most out of it.

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C350? First loss?

Won't be your last.
yea, I'll stick with my Mach 1 and Cobra. They fare much better.
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A 370 tried to sneak up on me at a light in Arlington VA to cut me off. My diesel isn't anything special off the line, but if you firmly depress the pedal, from 15-60, it's a rocketship. The 370 absolutely floored it , had no chance and almost hit the median trying to get in behind me when it was too late. I know my car's not a racecar, but this was a nice little win. You could tell by the engine noise he was winding it up. I actually have a dash cam that captured it all, but you can only hear the car behind me and then me saying "holy ****" as I watched him almost kill himself in my rear view mirror.
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60ish isn't a race anymore. It used to mean something when cars topped out at 85mph. A redo is in order.
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Originally Posted by 2012c350 View Post
According to Edmunds they have nearly same 0-60 (5.6 vs 5.5)...and if he has a manual then chances are the win goes to MB due to auto consistency. But that's on paper...and that's why races are on asphalt not paper...But whatever. Didn't buy a C for speed. I'll take it to Pittsburgh Raceway in a few weeks to find out how it needs to be driven to get the most out of it.
Well, did you take it there? What did it run?

I took my SL55 there in early June. First time down that track in 20 years and not a lot has changed. They're still painfully slow about getting through the rounds.
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I raced a 370z at the 1/4 the other night. It was 2 seater (i think they are all 2 seater) basic model with auto trans. He ran 13.9 - 14.1. I was running 13.8 at the beginning of the night and we did several passes and i ended up running 13.4 which is my best so far. He really thought he was going to have me on the 3rd run but I told him he was a bit optimistic for a first try on a stock ride

Anyways it was quite close but still not enough! I can't imagine against the c350 (no offense) I don't know what you run on the quarter. I was a good night nonetheless ! they do have good top en power though. btw it really sucks to have a little street challenge with a pack a beer in the trunk!

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Makes me want to run a 370 and see if there is any difference.
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yea, I'll stick with my Mach 1 and Cobra. They fare much better.
Well geez...you bought a C350 What did you expect?
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C350? First loss?

Won't be your last.
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I was at a light with a C350 next to me and the light turned green and he took off...I was like WTF? Haha...didn't even think he was trying to run
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I was at a light with a C350 next to me and the light turned green and he took off...I was like WTF? Haha...didn't even think he was trying to run
Trying and doing are two different things
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I won't hate on the '12 C350.

I have two C43 AMG's, and the 2012 C350 has the same power figures.

Racing a stock auto 370z is about fair for a 12+ C350. However, many others here are spot on. If you're gonna be running a C350, better just pick on the ricers and non-M non-turbo BMW's. There are very few "fast" cars out there that won't obliterate any non-AMG MB.
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