I drove up to Grimsby last night for the first time in the RX-8. Now although I was ‘making good progress’ as usual, it seems that if you’re driving a sporty car, the knobheads seem to try to prove something.
A case in point was the rep in an Audi RS4 Estate on a 10 plate who immediately accelerated away when I’d overtaken him.
When I got closer on the A46 I came up behind a Skoda Octavia. Again he must have seen me rapidly approaching him as we drove towards a 40mph limit because as soon as we were through it and heading out, he accelerated hard and kept on until he was well into ban territory. I carried on as usual and, of course, caught up with him a few miles later as my driving wasn’t quite so erratic as his was.
What is it with other people’s perception of sports cars?