R8's have a huge blind spot on the right hand side on North American cars. The same thing almost happened to me although I wasn't travelling anywhere close to that speed so it was easy to maneuver away from the other car.
What I want to know is why didn't the Merc move over? He had to have seen the R8 put his blinker on and then start to come into the lane, and he could have moved to his right because he had already cleared the car he was passing. He just stayed in his lane and didn't even bother trying to move. That was a dick move on his part, and had he just moved over, the R8 would have been fine and nothing would have happened. The Merc came up quick on the R8, so I'm not surprised that he couldn't see him. It's not like super cars are known for great visibility.
^ I have no problem with people risking their lives doing what they love. However, risking the lives of other innocent road users just because you want a thrill is absolutely inexcusable under any circumstance. If I were to die today doing what I love, at least I could say that I died happy. The problem is, pulling stunts like these on public roads is not only putting yourself in danger, but the people around you as well. People with families and friends who care about them, just trying to make it by in this world. I simply could never forgive myself if a reckless decision of mine changed or took the life of another person. Take it to the track, or find a new hobby. To think you have the authority to put others at risk just so you can have a good time is incomprehensible and ignorant to say the least.
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