"the engine is irresistible"

I was on home turf, and it soon became clear from the early opportunity our M2 owner took to overtake a dawdling truck that he probably was too. The BMW pulled out and a heavy huff from its tailpipes swirled middle-of-the-road dust. If I’m honest, I was caught napping, but I popped in a couple of down shifts and roared after it, catching up as its speed stabilised. I contemplated a pass before the T-Junction a few hundred yards further on but it was too soon; I wanted to toy with my prey.