So yesterday I got home and I notice that one of the neighbors that lives down the street is pulling into my driveway on his Moped (hes only like 13 or something) and his friend is on his Go-Ped following him. So we are standing there talking and out of the blue the kid looks at my car and says:
"SE....that stands for shitty edition"
Me: "Actually it says *T
E, and it stands for special touring edition
Him: "A GTP is better"
Me: "Well, a GTP can be better in ways, but this is much cheaper than a GTP, is just as fast, and has all the same options a GTP has...not to mention it is before GTP'* even came out."
Him: "Its not as fast as a GTP...GTP'* are Turbocharged"
Me: "This is turbocharged...but GTP'* aren't turbocharged."
Him: "Yes they are"
(and all this time the neighbor kid who knows we have 4 GP'* is shaking his head knowing that the other kid has already made a big mistake)
Me: "No, GTP'* are Supercharged not Turbocharged."
Him: "GTP'* are Turbocharged, my mom almost bought one, I've seen the engine, and this isn't turbocharged anyways"
Me: "Ummm...yes it is, thats why it says TURBO in big letters on the side of the car...come here and look at this (as I open the hood)" And like I said GTP'* AREN'T turbocharged, they are supercharged...but its not like I would know, there isn't a GTP in the garage stall in front of my car or anything, and I sure as hell haven't had the supercharger off the car and held it in my hands before. -PAUSE- And the GTP in the garage will smoke most Ferraris.
Him: "No it won't...Ferarris are fast."
Me: "Some Ferarris aren't THAT fast, and the car in the garage is"
Him: "Well even if your car is a turbo, a GTP is still faster"
Me: "My car can easily keep up with a stock GTP."
Him: "GTP'* are fast, there is no way your car can keep up."
Me: "GTP'* are fast, yet a very moded one can't keep up with a Ferarri???"
Him: "You're car is really old, its a POS"
Me: "What do you drive..oh yeah, your 13, you drive a motorized Scooter."
Him: "Well my mom has a Corvette that shes gonna put a 383 stroker in."
Me: "Well, for one thats your mom, like I said my dads GTP will smoke both ferraris, however let me know when she gets that 383 in the Vette, so I can beat it in my shitty editon Grand Prix."
Him: "You're car can't even spin the tires."
Neighbor Kid: "Umm...I think we should go...I know that car will burn the tires off easily and there is no sense in arguing since you're gonna lose anyways."
Him: "Well, I have one thing you don't have, my scooter has straight pipe exhaust"
Me: "And my CAR is still louder even with 2 mufflers.
So then they left. 5 minutes later I left to go to work. Drove by the neighbors house and they were standing in the driveway. The neighbor yelled "DO A BURNOUT!" This house is the one on the corner of the major road to the subdivision and the street into the subdivision. So I turned out onto the road at stomped the gas at about 5mph, both tires broke loose and just smoked and smoked and smoked...it was actually pretty decent. Went over and talked to them today, and the kid had absolutely nothing to say...it was pretty hilarious.
But the kid just picked the wrong person to pick on. How did he know that one of the fastest GTP'* in the country was sitting in my garage, and that i know way more than just about any 16 year old about L67'* and Grand Prixs and even cars in general. Next time I see him I'm gonna ask how the 383 is coming.
This is the same kid who a few minutes earlier was talking about putting a derailer and gears like a mountain bike on his scooter.