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Old 11-14-2007, 03:46 PM   #76
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:15 AM   #77
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181mph (measured using gps) in my 450whp VW GTI on the road and 210mph on a dyno..

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Burying speedo on dyno
My custom gear set (blue=stock)

Need to install a rollbar this winter so I can take it to Bonneville next year and get an offical speed slip.

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I don't know but it looks like your only going slightly over 160MPH.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:52 AM   #78
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thats a bmw z series copue btw hehe
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:47 AM   #80
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I drove 83 mph once. I'm serious.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:12 PM   #81
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Daily to work 80-85 mph or normal is 70 to 75 mph. The max I've been is 120 mph, but that's if I was late for something. No speeding tickets, no radar in my cars. I use sight advantage!

Now in Europe I've been in a Volvo at 140 mph or Kms..
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:21 PM   #82
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210km/hr on a straight highway in my Evo.
Although the longest extended high speed I've ever done is 190 in a Ford Winstar for about an hour.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:16 PM   #83
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Let's just say...waaaaaay too fast!
Dunno really, I was kinda too focused to look. Race club (ECIRS) caravan from NYC to Rochester at about 85mph. I was #2 in a five car group on some interstate in western NY. At one point car #1 just took off and started getting small real fast. Figured I'd chase as best I could. So now we've got 'The Gray Goose' chasing 'Lucky 13' down through this beautiful valley with a slight left hand curve in the road. Real pretty, would've made an awsome vid.
Coming up the other side I lifted to slow down a bit. After several seconds I happened to scan the intruments as the speedo needle passed through 140mph (instrument cluster is not stock but accurate).
That's when common sense returned and I figured it would be prudent to rapidly slow down to a velocity less likely to put me directly in jail.
So I really don't know how fast I ultimately went.

Road racing at Pocono one weekend I was able to get her up to about 115 through that wide banked 'turn 1' before she started a gentle drift towards the wall and I ran out of nads. It's my only car, I had a long drive home, only a few laps to practice...I was soooo not gonna push it.

Sustained speeds, 100mph (+/-)for a good chunk of the drive across Florida from Tampa to Boca and back in a rented POS Taurus. People were passing me too, LOL!
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:11 AM   #84
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speedometer reading-130 focus svt on freeway, with moderate traffc. it felt like there was a lot more. the focus only starts to sing at higher than 100. its like it puts its ears back and stretches out, to use a horse analogy.
only backed off because of passenger, he was sleeping and the thought of my wife kicking me atound for s reckless ticket.
i have see a video of a svt on a dynamometer at 170 on t he speedometer. the driver was hooting and hollering.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:54 AM   #85
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:25 PM   #86
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More than 170mph in a 69 Firebird with a roller motor and highway gears when I was a punk kid.
How much faster I couldn't say as the speedo bottomed out at 165 plus a dash.

In more modern times I drove my 00 Ford Lightning quite a bit past the 145 mph speedo.

Funny thing is that the Lightning at almost 5k pounds would badly beat Vipers and z06 Vettes at the 1/4 strip by the time I added quite a few mods to get it from it's stock13.50's to 11.90's in the 1/4 mile.

You have never seen embarresed like those drivers with their 60-100k cars getting smoked by a heavy truck.

Distant memories now though as I only have one full sized work truck left to get rid of, and the wife just dumped her Expedition for a 30+ mpg Camry.
I see a 4 cylinder truck for work in my near future.

Sadly, I imagine quite a few drag strips will be closing in the next few years.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:30 PM   #87
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Prob the top speed I have driven is 130mph from various SUVs I had rented for work. Those were the days...we have drive our own cars now...
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Prob the top speed I have driven is 130mph from various SUVs I had rented for work. Those were the days...we have drive our own cars now...
I just noticed that one of the local Insurance companies used to have all of their staff driving around in Explorers, except I just noticed today that they are now driving around in Escapes. If things keep going up like this, those poor staff members will be in Focus' before they know it.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:20 PM   #89
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165MPH Porsche 997 turbo
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I had a 97 ford mustang with a v6 had about 96k miles ot it at the time so it wasn't in good shape at the time. I was driving on route 84 in conneticut goign down to visit my firend in ny and i looked down at the speedometer and it said 110 max on it was 120 i don't think it could have gone that fast though ..maybe if it was new lol
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