Life is Great with a 6.0-liter V8
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  • “What’s that thing got under the hood?”

    Posted on November 18th, 2009 tcorzett No comments

    Today at lunch I was driving around looking for photo locations for this afternoon’s shoot. After finding a few spots that have might work, I headed to Safeway to get a salad (Note: get the half salad, they put the same amount of toppings on it but charge $1.50 less than the full salad). On the way I noticed a black Chevy Impalla race-up behind me and then proceed to ride my ass. As we approached a red light he scooted in front of another car to pull-up next to me. At the light he keeps inching forward, just waiting for it to turn green.

    When the light turns green he jumped on it, so I figure, what the heck… let’s have some fun with this guy. I rolled into the throttle (maybe 75% or so) and closeed the gap in a heartbeat. I quickly pulled ahead of him, so let off on the gas and pulled into the left-most turn lane. To my surprise he pulled-up along side of me, and when I glanced over he was nodding his head and smiling. When I looked back over he’d rolled his window down, so I did the same.

    First thing out of his mouth was, “What’s that thing got under the hood? A V8?”. I responded with the normal, “Yeah, 6 liter V8”. He started asking about horsepower and stuff, so I described the mods and such… Turns out this guy has the Supercharged 3.8L V6 with a custom exhaust and a few other things. The conversation ended with him commenting, “Nice car man”. When the light turned green he raced-off (I wasn’t going to play on a road with a 35mph speed limit that I know police like to patrol).

    Again, I’m really happy with the way the G8 performed. I love that people really don’t know what they are dealing with when they pull-up next to me. Also, the results of the supercharged v6 just demonstrates that there is no replacement for displacement!

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