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417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 14, 2022 01:49PM
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3:19 but I suppose you could run the video at 2x speed so it doesn’t take as long to view.



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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 14, 2022 02:06PM
I've never driven more than about 200 kph on the autobahn. It's pretty funny how quickly you can become accustomed to that speed.
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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 14, 2022 02:11PM
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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: raz
Date: January 14, 2022 02:15PM
417 kph is about 240 mph

Isn't that the Bugatti where the tires will last 15 minutes at that speed, but it's ok because there's only enough fuel for 12?



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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 14, 2022 02:37PM
That reminded me of an airplane on take-off, except that it was faster.
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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: January 14, 2022 02:38PM
That's 259MPH -

James May of Top Gear did it too. Go Go Captain Slow smiling smiley

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Pretty crazy when you realize just how fast those machines are.



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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: lost in space
Date: January 14, 2022 02:49PM
. . . and that the car seemed at home at those speeds.



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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 14, 2022 02:53PM
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lost in space
. . . and that the car seemed at home at those speeds.

no kidding. and the engine didn't sound like it was at redline.

and, really, should they be doing this on a public road?



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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 14, 2022 03:01PM
If I remember Cpt Slow's words about it, the tires only last 12 minutes at that speed...but the fuel will run out in 7 so it's ok.



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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 14, 2022 03:33PM
At 2x speed, it's 834 kph (518 mph). The cars they are passing almost look like they are going backwards.



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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: January 14, 2022 03:57PM
Cockpit sounds like it's reasonably quiet at that speed. Pretty impressive.

Fastest I've driven on the Autobahn was 220 kph. More impressive was that I did it in a Ford Mondeo, which IIRC had a 4 cylinder and 5 speed manual.
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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: gadje
Date: January 14, 2022 05:07PM
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lost in space
. . . and that the car seemed at home at those speeds.

no kidding. and the engine didn't sound like it was at redline.

and, really, should they be doing this on a public road?

Why not? there is NO speed limit, and if you get rear ended, it's YOUR fault for driving too slow in the left lane. Always check the rear view mirror and get out of the way.
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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 14, 2022 05:37PM
Why not? there is NO speed limit


NOT CORRECT, he said pedantically.

As in many countries, the left lane is a passing lane only.

Of course at ~200mph/320kph or better, one is passing a whole lot of vehicles.


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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 14, 2022 05:38PM
Also, checking the rearview for Flash to Pass indications is a very good practice.





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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 14, 2022 05:43PM
I'm gonna hit the brakes, he'll fly right by me...





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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: January 14, 2022 08:11PM
And there are speed limits on the Autobahn, at least in certain sections.
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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 14, 2022 08:43PM
“The fastest speed ever officially recorded on the autobahn was set by famed German racing driver Rudolf Caracciola in 1938 when he reached 432.7 km/h (268 mph) in the Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen on a closed section.”

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I wonder what kind of tires in 1938 were on that car.



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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 14, 2022 09:02PM
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And there are speed limits on the Autobahn, at least in certain sections.

In quite a few sections.
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Re: 417 km/h on the autobahn
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: January 15, 2022 09:49AM
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I've never driven more than about 200 kph on the autobahn. It's pretty funny how quickly you can become accustomed to that speed.

Never driven on the autobahn...did ride in a VW Minibus on the way down to München where the driver passed another vehicle via the left-hand side of the leftmost lane @ 200 kph.



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