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Old 2011-03-07, 01:46   #1
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Default Fastest you've driven a car?

I've gone 103 mph (166 km/h) on a rural highway in a Toyota Camry. The car started shaking at 90mph, so I figured I'd quickly hit the century mark and then shut it back down.

The fastest I've driven within city limits was 92 mph. Strangely enough, it felt a lot faster than the 103 mph I'd driven in the countryside. I guess the presence of so many things going by makes you realize that you're really travelling almost half the length of a football field each second.
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Old 2011-03-07, 02:08   #2
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I would say but since my actual name is here, I probably shouldn't.
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Old 2011-03-07, 02:51   #3
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Fastest on my car 175 km/h, usually when I go out at 160 km/h. I love to drive at night.
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Old 2011-03-07, 03:00   #4
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190+ Km/h (120 mph) in a stock Volkswagen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Jetta) 4 cylinder.
175+Km/h (110 mph) in a different car, again show room stock 4 cylinder sedan and not hitting the red line.
And have been ~100 mph in several others (some I drove, some others, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Europa#Series_2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camaro#...7.E2.80.931969 among others)

I would have no problem driving faster (my desire is strong) with a clear course and no chance of a 'bear' sighting.
Have also done 80Km/h in reverse on a somewhat closed course in a 4x4 truck (but in 2 wheel drive at the time.)
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Old 2011-03-07, 06:49   #5
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http://salem.katu.com/news/news/driv...e-video/438467

I, too, was once ticketed in Utah for 102 in a 75mph zone (that's documented - but I am pretty sure they missed my better moments). The fees were not as steep as they are now. (...and I did successfully bargain down to a lower violation) Nothing to be too proud about. I wasn't making any bloody video though, simply getting from point A to point B (which was Yosemite), "but what kind of a Russian man doesn't like a fast ride?" /N.V.Gogol/
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Old 2011-03-07, 09:40   #6
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~235km/h (~145mph) while driving myself (max speed of the car)
~250km/h (~155mph) as a passenger
german "Autobahn"

many cars are limited to 250km/h here.

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Old 2011-03-07, 10:11   #7
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Quote:
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many cars are limited to 250km/h here.

Oliver
Aren't they all in Germany or only the ones manufactured in Germany?
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Old 2011-03-07, 11:01   #8
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Aren't they all in Germany or only the ones manufactured in Germany?
Most sportcars are unlimited and for some other cars there is a pricy upgrade available when you order them. Usually this upgrade includes a driver training.
E.g. you can order an Audi RS6 with limit set to 280km/h (IIRC).
Ofcourse you can remove those limits with 3rd party tools... but I'm not sure if this is a good idea.

The 250km/h limit is not a must by government. It is officially called "voluntary self-restriction" from the manufactures.

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Old 2011-03-07, 11:06   #9
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Fastest in a car is a bit over 100mph --- perhaps 103mph (165 km/h) or so.

On a motorbike, however, it's alleged that I was doing a little over 130mph (210km/h).

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Old 2011-03-07, 11:29   #10
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183 Km/h, IIRC...

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Old 2011-03-07, 15:05   #11
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~170 km/h (106 mph) as the driver
~220 km/h (137 mph) as a passenger

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