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Old 08-18-2000, 01:26 PM
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Fastest sustained top speeds have been: 150+ mph (1994 LT-1 Camaro). Foot buried into the floorboard for about 10-15 minutes. When I had to slow down, speed did not drop much below 110-115 mph (curves, cresting hills etc) Total distance would be about 85 miles. Doesn't sound like a long time, but perception changes above about 120 mph.
135 (electronically limited) mph (1999 CLK). Same piece of road. Same amount of time (roughly)
Fastest speed (car) was about 300 km/h (about 187 mph) in a modified Acura NSX. That was a rush. The car was very solid at that pace, but distant objects appear awfully fast !

The roads were well known and in very good shape (we have some long straight divided hiways on the praries). Still a pretty dumb thing to be doing.... you never know when Bambi is going to jump out on the road, or Grandma appears out of nowhere. It really is best to leave the insane velocites to the racetrack, or if you are lucky the Autobahn. Even if you have top notch equipment, and are a skilled driver, you don't have much margin for error at 150 mph.
Just my 2c.
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Old 08-25-2000, 10:59 AM
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135 in a 93 Nissan Maxima. The thing started to feel real light, so I eased off.

100 in a 78 Fiat Spider. She was doing all she could muster down hill. I thought I heard Scotty in the background yelling, "I'm givin' 'er all she's got Captn'. She's starting to break up." That thing was shaking like Catherine Hepburn.
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Old 09-03-2000, 05:56 PM
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Ok, I am only 21 so I don't have too much experience, but...
Age 16: Hit 95 in my first car, a 1975 300D, that was all she could do, but it was smooth acutally, the car is so heavy.
Age 18: Had an explorer and probably hit 100, the speedo stoped at 85
Age 20 to 21: Hit 125 in my '87 300E, I never seem to have the straight road to hit more than that in the hills of VA.
Also hit 130 in 1992 Porsche 968, and it had alot left which I will be exploring in the near future....
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Old 09-03-2000, 09:57 PM
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I remember, back in the 1980's, somewhere in New Jersey, trying to keep up with a Ferrari 512BB in my '72 Oldsmobile Delta 88 455 V8. I got it up to perhaps 95 when it started shaking pretty scarily. I prudently backed off.
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Old 09-04-2000, 12:52 PM
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150 mph in an 89 Toyota Supra Turbo coming into Providence on Blizzaks. Blew out a rear tire and did a 720 ass into the jersey barriers. Pulled over changed the spare and drove home.
120 mph in 87 560SL, had to let off because the unbalanced tires felt like they were gonna shoot off the car.
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Old 09-11-2000, 12:44 PM
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340+ km/h at Redrock speedway in a Nissan R390 GTR. The best lap time that I could achieve over the one hour session was 1:09:043. At speed, the sterring wheel vibrated like a jackhammer in my sweatdrenched hand as I gently depressed the throttle for more power. At Cornering, the car felt as though it was glued to the tarmac as I came out of the sweeping left and right corner. While the engine, sitting directly behind my left year, give out a deafening shriek... Boy, that car is a killer and its braking can onlt be described as breathtaking. Curtsy of Playstation. LoL.

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I helped out a car rental firm in England once by helping them run in a BRAND new Ford Fiesta 1100cc with 15 miles on the clock. I think I had the valves bouncing for about an hour going up the M1 motorway one Sunday morning, 2 up with luggage, doing an indicated 105 MPH. Didn't half stink when we stopped for coffee at Newport Pagnall !
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Old 09-24-2000, 01:51 AM
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Fastest in my Renault Fuego was 195 km/h(120 mph), car felt like it was going to take off, that car is really light, scary moments at that speed, 200km/h (125mph) in my '86 300E, 210 km/h (130mph) in my friends '88 300E he was driving, and 115 km/h (70mph) in a friend's Trabant 601. For those of you, uninitiated with this wonderful piece of automotive technology from the former East-Germany: all body panels made of plastic (will never rust), gastank under the hood sits directly on top of engine hence no fuelpump, four speed standard transmission, shifter on dashboard, aircooled two-cylinder two-stroke 600cc engine front mounted, front wheel drive. Sits four small adults, heating is provided by the engine cooling fan. 6 volt battery and electrical system. On the other hand hardly anything to go wrong with it and very easy to repair. Tonns of them are still in use in the former East-Block countries. 0 to 60 km/h you ask?, let's just say that Maurice Green was faster the other day in Sydney, Australia.

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Old 09-26-2000, 02:59 PM
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I made 147 mph in my slk 230 kompressor, no the computer didn't shut me down like it is supposed to. By the way that is redline in fifth gear on the manual tranny. On my way back down to normal speed I was at about a buck flat when I passed the cop going the other way, he never bothered to turn around.

I also hit 167 mph in my buddy's 1999 Camaro z28.

And I passenegered a ride in my friends 97 highly modified LT-1 Camaro to 170 mph

also hit 123mph in my mother's intrigue
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Old 09-28-2000, 08:23 PM
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robby A, was that a lap speed at richmond of 120mph in a clk 430?? i will try to get to use the oval and road course at the speedway in LV, specifically to challenge my partner who has an M5. i, hopefully, will be armed with a CLK 55. i am probably a better driver and i think the 55 will edge out the M5. we will see. i have been thinking about how hard i can push it on the oval. believe me, if i can get the car there, i will not be braking deep in the turns. i should be able to cruise around there around 130 or so. what do you think? if you dont know (you probably do), the track is a trioval, 1.5mi, with 12 degrees in the turns. if you have never been there, it is an awesome facility...
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Old 09-30-2000, 10:06 PM
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145mph in my 1998 C43 AMG (really did not take that long to get there at all!) and car was absolutely rock solid, and 150mph on 1992 Kawasaki ZX-7...
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Old 10-02-2000, 08:25 AM
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I have Rogers 240D speed beat. I've been almost 100 MPH in my '84 Euro 240D. It was when it was young and strong.

I have been a touch past 150 MPH in my Vette.

But, the most fun to me is sustained high speed on the Autobahn. I was in a Ford Mondeo and an Audi A4 in Germany a few weeks ago. Running a sustained 207Kph in the A4, and 220 Kph in the Mondeo when you finally find a section with no traffic is a real kick. I think this is more of a kick than a short blast at 150 MPH. The sensations are incredible. It is amazing how soon you get accustomed to 100MPH being your slowed down cruise speed. It is also amazing how the sensation of speed is not linear. The difference in sensation is significant when going from 100MPH to 120 MPH, but going from 120MPH to 130MPH is amazing.

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Old 10-05-2000, 09:54 AM
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Nothing as fast as you other folks, sorry to say.
hmm in a 240D, 90, maybe?
on my motorcycle 120
in an MGB 110 and the same in a rental in the UK
in my Starion, with bikes on the roof 120, there was plenty power left, but I was worried about the roof rack leaving me.

and when I get my new 6 speed TDI, I'll let you know!


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Old 10-05-2000, 10:40 PM
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BlokDok - 120 mph was our top speed in the CLK 430 not the average lap. The Richmond International Raceway is a very short D shaped 3/4 mile oval. Yesterday my friend Jim Villers did some hot laps at RIR in the new CLK 55! I can't wait to talk with him!Your speed is going to depend on your tires. We were riding on street tires.

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robby A, was that a lap speed at richmond of 120mph in a clk 430?? i will try to get to use the oval and road course at the speedway in LV, specifically to challenge my partner who has an M5. i, hopefully, will be armed with a CLK 55. i am probably a better driver and i think the 55 will edge out the M5. we will see. i have been thinking about how hard i can push it on the oval. believe me, if i can get the car there, i will not be braking deep in the turns. i should be able to cruise around there around 130 or so. what do you think? if you dont know (you probably do), the track is a trioval, 1.5mi, with 12 degrees in the turns. if you have never been there, it is an awesome facility...




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Old 10-28-2000, 08:04 PM
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Well this is an old topic but I must put in my 2 cents. The saddest and most dissapointing top speed I have experienced was in my first car. My first car was an 86 Mercury Cougar with a 3.8 Liter V6 with an engine problem and 3 speed auto tranny. I read in the manual that it would not tell me how fast I was going over 85 because I had one of those digital speedos. To my depressing surprise my dad was with me and told me to floor it and the piece of junk stopped at 83 mph with a roar like it had a pratt and whitney turbo fan jet engine or something.
My 89 190 2.6 however has seen 120 briefly a while back but I slowed down very quickly because back then I had a shake problem which turned out to be bad skiny tires that were out of round and then later needed some tie rods. I hear it should do 128 though. I guess they put 140 on the speedo to help sell more of them or so you could show your friends rather than actually go that fast but hey 128 is light speed compared to 83! My dad's 87 mazda B2200 pickup truck 2.2 liter with 5 speed could do like 90 or 95! HOW SAD!He did tell me about memories of his old morris minor that shook like crazy goin 60


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