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What is the fastest you have ever driven? Where?

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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:57 PM
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I drove a new Ford escort GT which was a 1991 model to 155Mph on I-5 and that was close to redline in 5th gear, it felt very smooth then, but after the car had 100k miles on it, it was scary feeling going just half that speed, but those cars are not a quality item anyways..lol

I also drove a 2001 Suzuki bandit 1200 to about 165mph and it could have gone a lot faster.. This was also when it was brand new. 2 years later I broke my leg hitting a guard rail trying to avoid a drunk driver so I sold it...

If caught driving those speeds it's in the slammer overnight, and fortunately, I never got to experience getting caught.




posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 01:02 PM
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The SVT Contours weren't much better. "Hey guys, let's make a newer version of the Escort GT and give it some decent suspension and a lot more power. cool?"

No. It wasn't cool. After 25k it started to shake and the suspension went TWICE at 28k and 39k. I ended up using excessive aftermarket parts and selling it. I used the money to get a ZX2 S/R and a new SVT 2.5 for it. I gave that to my ex when we broke up because it would be easier to drop off and pick up our daughter from each other. 3 transmissions later it sits parked in a grassy area next to her apartment building, rust having moved from the rocker panels and frame up the doors and almost to the hood. Out of sheer spite it sits there with her refusing to let me have it back. If she knew there were only 2100 of them I'm sure she'd be taking much better care of it until it becomes a collector's car (the numbers matching motor is still in my garage, too).



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 07:10 AM
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Fastest I've ever gone is 115mph in a '94 Mitsubishi Lancer I know it's lame. That freeway connecting Georgia to Florida.

Fastest I ever gone in gravel is 75 mph in Te Akau West Coast Rd I think in a '96 Toyota Starlet hatch. Same place where WRC NZ 2009 was held I think. I was doing some practice runs and drifting as fast as 60 mph on the corners. It's unlike the straight USA style gravel. It's full of twist and turns even the WRC guys cannot go much faster than 100 mph.

Still lame but 75mph in a twisty gravel road feels a lot faster and scarier than 120 mph in a freeway! It was also very tricky handling a car not setup for rally. It loved to fishtail at high speed unless you kept a lead foot on the throttle to maintain an understeer (it's a fwd) so downhills are especially dangerous. Maybe because my Starlet didn't have an anti-roll bar at the front (only at the back) which made it prone to oversteering at high speed. It would do so even in paved roads under heavy rain.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 07:13 AM
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Autobahn, Germany.

Friends Audi.

140 mph.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 10:22 AM
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Last I looked my husband was at 120, after that I was just watching everything fly by!!
I loved it, what a rush!
Oh, we was driving the Supercharged Cobra


Our baby



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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Fastest I have driven was in my 2005 GTO. It fully built and was running an APS Twin Turbo Kit. On the dyno it put 682 hp down at the rear wheels. On an empty stretch on the I-15 here in Southern California very late at night, I was tickling 180 mph (290 kph). I was scared when the front end felt light and unplanted, and I let out of it. Never did it again, and I probably never will.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

110 MPH - I-91 outside Springfield Mass
35 years ago ... when I was 17 years old in high school.
Dang stupid thing to do. We blew out the motor in the car.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 03:15 AM
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Audi A6 wagon, on unlimited section of German Autobahn 272kph indicated on speedo.

Super stable car at that speed, also damn quick for a diesel V6!



posted on Sep, 24 2014 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: Magnivea

I have driven 225 KM/H, or 140 MPH, in my old 96 Mercury Mystique LS, but it is no longer with us.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 08:23 AM
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Kawasaki Ninja 750
130 mph was the last reading I saw when I glanced down........right before I saw the blue lights of a Kentucky State Trooper


Seriously thinking about one of these for Christmas.
www.topspeed.com...
Although I think I like this one better.
www.topspeed.com...


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posted on Nov, 29 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: Magnivea
Been driving on my own since about 12 or 13 years old, driving is one of my favorite things to do. Pushing vehicles of all kinds to their limits, becoming one with your machine...I live by the saying "Drive it like you stole it".

Fastest I've ever driven was right at 130mph in a 2002 BMW 325i. I hit that speed quite a few times, mostly on I95 here in Florida. The car was mostly stock with a few add-ons like big brakes and some basic intake upgrades and such. Nothing spectacular. That was as fast as the car would go, and it felt like we were cruising along at about 80mph. Smoothest suspension I could ever ask for in that thing.

The fastest I've ever 'traveled' in a car was about 180mph in a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, right down the street from my house. Bright yellow, all-wheel-drive, more upgrades than I could ever describe, either 5-speed or 6-speed manual transmission...taking off in that car was like being in a jet or some carnival ride that uses centrifugal force to shove you back in your seat. Seemed like it only took about 5 or 6 seconds to get up to a butthole-puckering speed, and a few more after that my friend just said "180" and came to a dead stop in the middle of the street just as fast as we took off. My friend who owned it is the only person on this planet that I would ride shotgun at speeds like that.

Nowadays I drive a gutless wonder (old Ford Ranger), it's a lot harder to wrap myself around a pole/tree if I'm creeping through the trails instead of burning rubber all around town.



posted on Nov, 29 2014 @ 11:53 PM
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About 160mph with two wheels and a fast engine underneath me. In FLA on a state road out east.. 160 on a motorcycle is much different than being in a cage..

Now I prefer sailing..



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