I was driving on Rt 17 North in Paramus, NJ and noticed a black E class staying very close to me on my left ( I was in the middle lane). I slowed down to see what the rear badges were and sure enough, it was an E55. So I downshift to third so he can hear me rev it up and he hits it and gets a jump on me. I caught him and cleanly passed him before we quickly came up on traffic at about 110 mph and had to hit the brakes HARD. He was surprised and pulled next to me to look me over because he seemed truly stunned that he had been beaten. I was more surprised than him. I would have thought a new E55 would have easily beaten a V, particularly since he had gotten a jump on me. This is not the first time I have been pleasantly surprised. Another time while emerging from the toll booths together, I beat an Audi RS6. Also beat a Porsche Turbo out of the tolls on the Garden State Parkway. I must be the only person I know who loves toll booths because it gives me an opportunity to bang through my gears to redline. I never thought a V would beat any of those cars. I do redline it and shift it hard but I would think they were all doing the same. Has anyone else beaten any of these 3 cars? I've been pleasantly surprised by how fast a bone stock 2004 V is.