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Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: spearmint
Date: February 12, 2006 01:49PM
115 mph in my Audi 5000. Passenger in a Vette @ 135.




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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 12, 2006 01:51PM
Track, 202MPH

Street, 152MPH The 2 North

BGnR
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: New.Dad
Date: February 12, 2006 02:01PM
120 MHP in a Civic 2001 LX Manual Tranny. But I didn't feel safe, so I slowed down after a few minutes.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: February 12, 2006 02:05PM
My Trans Am will max out at 135. I try to do it once a year. It has a short rear end with a four speed. The automatics are faster. I have gone faster (on the ground),but not much. He He!
Next question, How fast can you back er down.




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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: February 12, 2006 02:05PM
About 140+ (speedo stopped before that)
137 in my E-class MB...chasing a cop.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 12, 2006 02:12PM
110 in my G35x

130 in the indy pace car driven by Bobby Unser

200 or so km/hr in Germany
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: February 12, 2006 02:18PM
80 in a 70. Maybe that's why I'm never urly.




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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: February 12, 2006 02:21PM
175 miles per hour on my ZX-11.

It's not something I do all the time but a known, good road without traffic...



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: x-uri
Date: February 12, 2006 02:29PM
135, AFIK. The speedometer pegged (although I am pretty sure it was numbered up to 150). At 4AM, in a 96 Avenger ES, northbound on the 5, somewhere south of the Oregon border, but north of San Francisco. Just to see how fast it would go.

It was actually a pretty nimble car at 70-85 mph, but it didn't handle at all well above 110. Getting it to 135 was white knuckle territory.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: elahon
Date: February 12, 2006 02:36PM
128MPH in my '97 VW GTI.



Woo hoo!
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: maco
Date: February 12, 2006 02:42PM
147 mph Porsche 911SC I-10 east of Indio, CA.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: earache
Date: February 12, 2006 02:48PM
~135mph, Volvo S60R, Hwy 101 just north of Santa Rosa, CA



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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: decocritter
Date: February 12, 2006 02:56PM
150 in a pace car at Road Atlanta before the race, much slower during the race.

Scared the hell out of me. The track announcer told the driver to slow it down!

130 in my old S600 Mercedes just for a few minutes, but 100 was nothing in that car.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: February 12, 2006 02:57PM
100 on a windy country road in my Subie. I'm more into WRC than the straight lines ;)

edit: except for that ticket for 90 in a 55...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/12/2006 02:58PM by blusubaru.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 12, 2006 03:00PM
140 at 5 grand on the tach in my GSX with a passenger and a full tank of gas. Over 4500 lbs that day. Since the motor tops out about 6500 for sustained rpms, I figure around 165-170 before air friction overcomes brute force.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 12, 2006 03:04PM
Better question would be the fastest you were ticketed for, sort of to eliminate exaggeration, not that anyone here might do that. Fastest was 128 in a '65 Buick Electra which would do 70 in first, 105 in second and I never did top it out. Ticketed for 105 in a 70 zone in the same Buick on my way home from school, clocked from an airplane. I clocked 140 in a retired Plymouth police interceptor with a 440 ci engine but I didn't trust the speedometer. It had more room to go but the tires weren't reliable. I not sure how I survived my teens and very early 20's...
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 12, 2006 03:05PM
most modern cars will do 100 with ease -- 128 in my honda accord V6 (2000) -- limited
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: decocritter
Date: February 12, 2006 03:08PM
I rarely approach 90 anymore. But if you are not going 70 in Atlanta on HWY - they will run over you

I haven't had a speeding ticket in at least 15 years.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: February 12, 2006 03:09PM
115 in my 1964 Pontiac Catalina convertible. Started to feel pretty light at that speed, but it didn't have much trouble getting there. A bit faster in my youth I think.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: February 12, 2006 03:21PM
150 or so on my motorcycle (speedo pegs at 150) before I got smart and backed it down. The tach redlines at 13500 and I was only around 11500, not sure how much faster it would have gone but decided enough was enough.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: rob banzai
Date: February 12, 2006 03:33PM
Only 90 something in both my old '86 Acura Integra (on PCH near Zuma) and in my '93 Subaru Impreza Wagon (on the 70 in Denver.)

Both cars were suprisingly happy above 90 although it took a bit of work for them to get there, especially the underpowered and AWD Soob.

I might've been over 90 in my Jetta Wagon turbo but if I was I didn't notice since the damn thing is so quiet and goes quickly with so little effort.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: February 12, 2006 03:34PM
Golfer, what model of motorcycle do you own?



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 12, 2006 03:40PM
I went to visit an ol' college buddy of mine and he had built
a Mustang street-legal drag car. He said lets go for a ride.
This thing had a full rollcage, electronic rev limiters, you
name it it had it plus over 600hp. He drove to a steet that
paralleled the railroad track and stopped and said hold on.
He punched it and hit 120 in about 4 seconds. Man what a ride
that was and by looking at the outside of the car, with
exception of the interior rollcage, it looked like a nearly
stock Mustang GT. He had all this electronic stuff up under
the dash, it was awesome.



Grateful11
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: BillMac
Date: February 12, 2006 03:48PM
120-ish in a passel of road cars
160+ at Richard Petty Racing Experience in Charlotte



-Bill
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: February 12, 2006 03:59PM
120ish a number of times up the Five in Central CA.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: February 12, 2006 04:11PM
144 before running out of road in my GTO, it's limited at 155 (uncorked, supposedly 181). Is stable up to about 135 with summer tires, 110 with the winter tires is all I want to try....



Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
Other World Computing
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: February 12, 2006 04:18PM
140 mph on I-40 in the RTP in central NC, 1988 Cougar XR-7, 5.0 HO engine.
Got a ticket for 88 in a 55 zone a few months later. (I had just slowed down for a curve)
Sold the car shortly thereafter.
Scariest ride was in a friends Triumph Spitfire, eventually worked the thing up to 105 on a
long, straight flat road. We hit an expansion joint and got airborne.
I was sitting on the trunk lid, one foot wedged under each seat, while Dave and Kenny were in the actual car. Scared the crap out of all of us.
I got my license in the era of the Dukes of Hazzard tv show. It is a wonder that any male of that age lived to be 18 years old.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 12, 2006 04:24PM
Me myself?

Something like 76MPH.



_______________________________________________________________
Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
Save The Manual Transmission
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Michael
Date: February 12, 2006 04:27PM
Years ago about 120 in an Pontiac Lemans.


At about the same time, ticketed for 95 on the interstate (?) through the foothills of the peninsula in the Bay Area before it opened.

Last night, 45 while snowing coming off Monteagle in TN; passed by lots of cars/trucks doing 60 or so. I've aged.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Effin Haole
Date: February 12, 2006 04:29PM
Not counting driving school...

Whatever a 10.6 et/qm at OCIR in my Squareback comes out to

152 on the southbound 2 Fwy on my Seca 750, never went over 100 after that, soon sold.

160 in a rented Countach on the H2 on Oahu as a very nervous passenger.

53 downhill on a cane haul road on Oahu's North Shore on my Cannondale SM900

134 in my Audi Quatro on Kam Hwy on the downhill to Haleiwa. My favorite all time fun car to drive.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: spearmint
Date: February 12, 2006 04:30PM
You're the smart one as usual, microchip 13.




Da Good Life
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 12, 2006 04:36PM
It's kinda hard to speed excessivley when I'm in a family car and my parents sitting in it.




_______________________________________________________________
Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
Save The Manual Transmission
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: February 12, 2006 04:39PM
Same car and roughly the same speed as 'Mint--1986 5000 Quattro at over 110; ticketed for 85 about 5 minutes later.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: spearmint
Date: February 12, 2006 04:42PM
If you want to run, Rte.41 going East of Atascadero from the 101 to Fresno. When you see the whole valley down before you it says "stomp on it."




Da Good Life
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: billb
Date: February 12, 2006 04:51PM
68 mph
I'm a wild one.






I've not gotten a third speeding ticket in 18 years.
Second and last was 1988 for $225 in Ma. on 495 North
First was for $135 on the Pa. Turnpike in 1982. Policeman was easy/empathetic with the pen.
My catch ratio is about 1/100.
Fastest I've gone since 88 is about 75. (road vehicle )
I plan on keeping it that way.

Young and stupid is stupid.
Old and stupid is .. . well, worse.

Last time I had blue lights behind me was for driving much too perfectly.
Cop must've thought I had a body or kilos inn the trunk. We both laughed.

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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 12, 2006 05:00PM
Grateful11 Wrote:
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> He punched it and hit 120 in about 4 seconds.
> Man what a ride
> that was and by looking at the outside of the
> car, with
> exception of the interior rollcage, it looked like
> a nearly
> stock Mustang GT. He had all this electronic
> stuff up under
> the dash, it was awesome.
>
> Grateful11
>
>

I need to dig up my Moroso slide rule. That sounds like nitrous and/or blower territory with a big block, and probably over 1000 hp. (and a far more than a we bit dubious).
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: February 12, 2006 05:28PM
There's a difference between US miles and UK miles but I can never remember what it is. Hopefully your hours are the same but maybe if someone can tell me the conversion I might know what my maximum is in relation to yours.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: JJ
Date: February 12, 2006 05:48PM
A mile is the same in the UK as it is in the US voodoopenguin.

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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: February 12, 2006 05:48PM
140+ (ran out of speedo) more than once driving in a '72 Olds Cutlass Supreme I used to have–mild work, 2.73 gears in the rear…cruising…

and

150+ as the passenger in my brother's '67 RS/SS Camaro, more than a little work done on that one
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: February 12, 2006 05:59PM
JJ Wrote:
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> A mile is the same in the UK as it is in the US
> voodoopenguin.

Gosh and we were always told that everything in the US was bigger. smiling smiley

It's late here so my brain just did a walkabout...I remember now it's your gallons that are different. I knew it had some connection with cars.

OK then, fastest? Never quite made the 150, probably about 3 or 4 short. Going back to the gallons I would hate to know how much fuel I was using at the time!


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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: JJ
Date: February 12, 2006 06:08PM
The UK pint is bigger than a US pint (20 oz vs. 16 oz), as is a UK gallon (4.545 liters vs. 3.785 liters).

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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 12, 2006 06:11PM
Grateful11 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I went to visit an ol' college buddy of mine and
> he had built
> a Mustang street-legal drag car. He said lets go
> for a ride.
> This thing had a full rollcage, electronic rev
> limiters, you
> name it it had it plus over 600hp. He drove to a
> steet that
> paralleled the railroad track and stopped and
> said hold on.
> He punched it and hit 120 in about 4 seconds.
> Man what a ride
> that was and by looking at the outside of the
> car, with
> exception of the interior rollcage, it looked like
> a nearly
> stock Mustang GT. He had all this electronic
> stuff up under
> the dash, it was awesome.
>
> Grateful11
>
>


0 to 120 in Four seconds? Maybe 12 seconds, but not in four.
That takes about 1400 HorsePower.
Unless the "stock looking" Mustang only weighed about 1200 pounds.


BGnR
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: JJ
Date: February 12, 2006 06:14PM
Go to bed voodoopenguin. It is past midnight.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 12, 2006 06:21PM
BigGuynRusty Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Grateful11 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I went to visit an ol' college buddy of mine
> and
> > he had built
> > a Mustang street-legal drag car. He said
> lets go
> > for a ride.
> > This thing had a full rollcage, electronic
> rev
> > limiters, you
> > name it it had it plus over 600hp. He drove
> to a
> > steet that
> > paralleled the railroad track and stopped
> and
> > said hold on.
> > He punched it and hit 120 in about 4
> seconds.
> > Man what a ride
> > that was and by looking at the outside of
> the
> > car, with
> > exception of the interior rollcage, it looked
> like
> > a nearly
> > stock Mustang GT. He had all this
> electronic
> > stuff up under
> > the dash, it was awesome.
> >
> > Grateful11
> >
> >
>
>
> 0 to 120 in Four seconds? Maybe 12 seconds, but
> not in four.
> That takes about 1400 HorsePower.
> Unless the "stock looking" Mustang only weighed
> about 1200 pounds.
>
>
> BGnR

even a stock AC Cobra weighed about 1800.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 12, 2006 06:25PM
Effin Haole Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------

>
> 160 in a rented Countach on the H2 on Oahu as a
> very nervous passenger.

Hey, I remember passing you in my Samurai!

;)
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: February 12, 2006 07:03PM
MacArtist, the cycle I referred to was a Suzuki 1200 Madura. I had it from '88 to about '90. I had a 1300 Yamaha Venture Royale dresser for a while after that, what a nice ride for over the rode trips! Currently I am cycle-less, but have been looking at the newer style Yamaha Royal Star Ventures. Really look nice! To tide me over until then I'll just have to get by with borrowing my dad's new Goldwing when I get the itch to ride. smiling smiley
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 12, 2006 07:08PM
110 in a Nissan Sentra SER
96 in my Xterra, after that the engine started sputtering and got down to 85 and all was normal again.
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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 12, 2006 07:25PM
Racer X Wrote:
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> even a stock AC Cobra weighed about 1800.

Yep, and the 427 Cobra did 0 to 100 in about 10 seconds.
It did 0 to 100 to 0 in 13.7 seconds.

0 to 120 in 4 seconds?
In a streetable car, no way.

I am gonna read the Hot Rod magazine with the fastest street cars in America article, none of them were that quick, that guy should be racing Top Fuel.

BGnR

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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: HeyDude
Date: February 12, 2006 07:29PM
59 MPH going down a hill on mountain bicycle
260 KPH in a Fiat UNO
100 MPH in an old Sentra
95 MPH as a baby on my Dad's Harley
45 MPH in a 1946 Willy's Jeep

Backwards, trying to ride a horse.

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Re: Fastest You Ever Drove?
Posted by: wurm
Date: February 12, 2006 07:30PM
You guys are so full of it! Who's compensating now?























:-) I had to say it.

But I hope you're raising your kids not to pull the crap we...er...you did.















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