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Have you ever felt the urge to just get in the car and go for a drive? When it's around midnight and you've had a long day, nothing can relax you quite like the empty road. You have the steering wheel in one hand and the other one is reserved for the gear knob. Your foot is on the gas pedal and the radio is still playing Dean Martin’s greatest hits from the drive home from work. So how did you get here?
After you've checked off all of the tasks and goals you had for the day you do yourself a favour and take your baby for a spin. Turning the ignition key and hearing the engine fire up to that sweet idle tune is already enough to get you into a different state; one of calmness. After a minute or two, when the fluids have reached the right temperature and every corner of the system is lubricated (including the turbo, of course), and driving gloves are on, you’re almost ready. Dean Martin still sings in the background. I know it’s good music, but there is a time and place for everything.
Turn of the radio, you don’t need it. It’s just you and the machine. A special bond is formed. Controlling the power of hundreds of horses with only your hands and feet is captivating – it possesses the tendency to get under your skin quickly and once it does, it stays there forever; luckily.
You back out of the driveway and step on the accelerator. Can you feel it? The massive torque pushes you into the seat and the sound of the turbocharger whispers a sweet melody every time you change gears.
Maybe it’s just me, but being alone on the road sets my mind straight, clears my head and relaxes me for a good nights sleep.
Until next time, RP.