Buying a fast car is one thing, but taking it to the drag strip is the leap of faith that lets you find out how badass your ride really is. Doing well can bring elation, but falling short of your own expectations can really ruin your mood.

A BMW M5 owner was stoked when his car ran the quarter mile in 11.78 seconds, reaching 119 mph. He was happy enough to share the results on a BMW M5 forum.

Although the car performed well, its owner admitted that he didn't really have the hang of the launch control function. He thinks he can do better next time by playing around with the car's various settings.

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