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So I'm sitting at a stop light and a Corvette pulls up on my right and I just know he's going to gun it and try to get ahead of me (right lane merges with left about a quarter mile or so ahead). I think, awe what the ****, so I punch it also. I know, a corvette is probably a poor choice to race since it's one of the fastest non-exotic cars on the road and has a big V8.

And, no, I'm not going to tell you I beat it. However, I will say that I'm pretty sure I surprised him from about 0-50 or so we were neck-a-neck (me inching ahead, then him inching ahead as the gears shifted). But when we got to the higher speeds, the C took me.

I was actually pretty pleased with how well the Q50 did. Oh, and I wasn't even in sport mode.
 

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Awesome!! Couple of cars I won't **** with (m3,m5,vette..etc). But I can't stand when some cocky SOB pulls up on my right, you know what i probably would have done the same!! ;)
 

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I wonder what's going on at the vet forums. Talking **** about how a hybrid Q50 tried to race him
 
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havent raced a vette yet.. dont think i'd try, stay away from embarrassing myself. raced tons of lexus(s?) bmws 3s, audi S4s though, the Q50 has yet to let me down.
 

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Next time when you going to gun it with someone from a compete stop, here is a check list to do:
1. Turn off A/C
2. Turn off Traction
3. Set to Sport mode
4. Make sure the hybrid battery is at least 1/2 charged.

I was in a same situation as your, except it was a BMW 328i. Let just say I totally smoke it badly with my Q50S Hybrid. Yeah, I know it's just only a 328i, but that car ain't no slouch.
 

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vancity you smoked an S4? Thanks for reassuring me I made the right choice! Looking forward to some launches after my break-in :p
 
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My first attempt at street 'racing' with the Q ended badly: A Tesla
model S (hopefully the higher power one) completely smoke me 10-80mph. Where I live the Q is at the bottom of the food chain.
 

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vancity you smoked an S4? Thanks for reassuring me I made the right choice! Looking forward to some launches after my break-in :p
honestly, the S4 should've smoked me, raced him off the light onto the highway and continued for like 5kms, he couldnt keep up
 

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So I'm sitting at a stop light and a Corvette pulls up on my right and I just know he's going to gun it and try to get ahead of me (right lane merges with left about a quarter mile or so ahead). I think, awe what the ****, so I punch it also. I know, a corvette is probably a poor choice to race since it's one of the fastest non-exotic cars on the road and has a big V8.

And, no, I'm not going to tell you I beat it. However, I will say that I'm pretty sure I surprised him from about 0-50 or so we were neck-a-neck (me inching ahead, then him inching ahead as the gears shifted). But when we got to the higher speeds, the C took me.

I was actually pretty pleased with how well the Q50 did. Oh, and I wasn't even in sport mode.
was it a C6? if so, you sure he was actually racing? i've driven/ridden in a series of vettes over the years. even if you get the jump on him off the line, no way you're neck and neck through 50. maybe with a C5...my father in law has a C6...my guess is that he was toying with you. a C6 would absolutely blow the doors off a Q50.
 

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honestly, the S4 should've smoked me, raced him off the light onto the highway and continued for like 5kms, he couldnt keep up
Hmmmm ... I didn't have any problems with an S4.
Fool kept pace with me on the highway, guess checking me out. He tried to pull away but I was able to stay on his ass till my exit came up.

Knowing that he couldn't escape was enough satisfaction.
 

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Thanks for the reinforement dstew!

Next summer at Road America and Watikins Glen I am expecting a lot of fun and a lot of takers for a lap in the Green Machine of a hybrid. So far no Porsche or other luxery performance cars have shown up at the track. Looking forward to being the first.

Anyone know of any "chipping" to be done to increase the power out of this thing or improving suspension?
 

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Nice, I can't wait to "break in" The Dark Knight.

I swear, these are the longest 1000 miles ever!
 

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The Q50 is not a drag race car and I think you would be disappointed if you are drag racing with it. The 0 - 60 is the exact same as a V6 Mustang. Big deal.
Agree it's not the fastest car for that but it ain't bad at all. I was able to clock my Q50S 0-60 multiple times at 5.0 in CVT mode at 6-7 rpms before shifting. For a Luxury vehicle with that kinda speed, it's hard to beat that deal.
 
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