I saw some kids in a hatch try to race a Gallardo from the lights a few years ago - the Lambo was in the next county before they'd even got into 2nd gear.
In that sort of case the fun is in being beaten. I rememeber "racing" a Ferrari in my 1.1 litre 205 when i first learned to drive - we reached 100mph and he still hadn't even realised I was trying to keep up. My car never got above 80 again (its rated max speed was 82mph lol).
Best chuckle I've seen was two sport bikes at the lights near me on a dual carriageway late at night. Then a twin bike-engined, turbocharged kit car pulls up next to them (megabusa IIRC) - bikes had bearly cleared the junction by the time the car was too far away to read its plates.