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Northstar    11

I think we've had threads like this before, but maybe not on the new forum. Anyways, last night I took out four of my friends on a country road with no one around and we went 132MPH in the GTO before we had to shut it down (stop sign). I could tell a noticealbe difference in acceleration with 600 extra pounds of weight in the car, but it still picked up pretty damn quickly. Somewhat amazingly, the GTO still felt totally under control and stable at that speed. We also did some sweet donuts in a parking lot with plenty of smoke, but that's another story.

On a side note, I think I've been at 115+ 4 times now.

So, what's the fastest everyone's gone in a vehicle?

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TurboRush    0

I went 210 Km/H in my 9-3...... not shure how much that is in MPH.... hang on....

ok here: 210 kilometers/hour = 130.4877 miles/hour

that was on the 401 heading to Ottawa in the midle of the night on a long stretch of road. I had to shut'er down due to a curve or bend comming up in the road...

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Lets see....the fastest I have been....127.8 in my truck, clocked over a 1/4-mile, and since the speedo stops at 100 on my 1976 chevy, I had no clue until a friend of mine did the e/t vs the length of the track. In my wife's Cobalt, 105, in my Impala 118, crested a hill, saw the Alabama State Trooper, slammed on the brakes, killed the headlights, ducked off onto a side road, stopped and hid for a little while.....(thank goodness for black cars)

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mute    0

while i was drivnig? 112 in my van

but ive been in a ferrari 550 gion 178 on 66 cuz you can maintain a good 110 constantly on that road.....digital gauges

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Flybrian    0

110 in the Olds

129 in the SSEi

Or...you know...so I've heard.

I must say, GM did a fantastic job engineering the G-cars because you don't feel like you're travelling at those speeds at are. I remember doing 90 in a Corolla rental and 88 in an Elantra rental.

Never.

Ever.

Again.

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ocnblu    733
Yeah, you've all heard this... 135 in my GTI.

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Charger4U    0

100 MPH in the Dodge Ram 3500, wouldve gone faster but it was a cummins which is a v-6 and did not wnat the truck parts splattered across the road.lol.

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Cory Wolfe    263

I'm embarrassed to say that I only had the GA up to about 100mph... once. Been in the 80-90 range plenty of times, though. Considering all of this is on 1.5 lane back roads... I guess that's not bad. Still embarrassed, though. I wanted to see what it could do, but never got to. *sigh* :P

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ocnblu    733
Chicken, the Cummins diesel in the Ram is an inline 6, not a V configuration. :duck:

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balthazar    1,870

Been up to a bouncy, indicated 130+ in my buddy's (later mine) '65 Catalina- he was driving. Another time I had it up to around 120 (I wasn't studying the speedo- I was watching the Ford I was chasing). God that car would fly: Hi-comp 389 & 2.41 gears. Had my '64 Catalina up to 105. No OD on any of these bruisers, folks!

'59 -according to the slide rule- will be good for 143 (again: no OD). Bad gears for it (3.73s) but plenty of HP to overcome that. ;)

My truck is supposed to only be good for 97- never took it over 85-90.

Too populated anymore (vehicles & deer), plus I think the top end bug has stopped biting for me some years back. I never used to think of things at speed... like tires...

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TurboRush    0

plus I think the top end bug has stopped biting for me some years back. I never used to think of things at speed... like tires...

I never realy had the top end bug...... its always about acceleration and torque for me.... the sprint from 0-60 and/or 60-100 has always been the reason for my desire to drive

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mjdecker    0

As fast as the car could go before the govenor kicked in. 105 or 115 not sure wich. I've done that probly about 3-4 times.

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pow    106

Meh... there aren't enough long stretches of road here, but on our way to Las Vegas, I did manage to maintain ~100 MPH for a few minutes. Knowing BMW speedometer accuracy, that's probably like 95... :P

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capriceman    0

Well, I dont really remember that dayin the 572, but i know i was in the 150's on a road. at a legal track with a profeesional driver (well kinda) it hit 167.57. I only got it to 158.83 on the track. Silverado 92. the Caprice according to a hand held GPS 107. I have lost my excitment for speed. I only do a burnout off a light or race to 10 over against other people. I have seen a accident that changed me reason. I like Parking lots and dounuts better. Once in a while i will push a car.

And others will tell you like 68 in a car thats not really meant for speed like his dutson or my caprice its scary, you think of evry thing that can go wrong. Plus you have to keep both hands on the wheel scaning constantly. I dont know its not fun anymore.

But your GTO can handle stuff like that not a land yacht like mine

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Haven't gone really fast with my G6 yet, didn't break it in last time on my trip to Waterloo.

But my Cavalier, I think 160KM/H. I felt the car starting to shake so I didn't go faster.

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bobo    91

I haven't felt the need to go over 100 mph for about a decade. The fact that you can lose your license here in California if you're caught may have something to do with it. Fastest was in my '91 Acura Integra at 124 mph.

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Charger4U    0

"cummins is an inline 6"

gemme htis willya...i knew it had 6 cylinders..lol...yea i know its an inline 6, just said v6 oops

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Northstar    11

And others will tell you like 68 in a car thats not really meant for speed like his dutson or my caprice its scary, you think of evry thing that can go wrong. Plus you have to keep both hands on the wheel scaning constantly.  I dont know its not fun anymore.

But your GTO can handle stuff like that not a land yacht like mine

Yeah, with my Alero is would shake once you got close to 100, so the fastest I ever went in it was 102 (and that's the only time I ever took it over 100). With the GTO it's not even funny how fast you can get up to 60 or 100, and it feels perfectly stable at any speed I've had it at.

I would never go very fast in a populated area, but we were out in the country at 11:30 at night and hadn't seen a car for 2-3 minutes.

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