What is the fastest you have ever driven? Where?

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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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alaska highway between ft nelson and muncho lake, k car, to the max, little nissan i think, 185km. wow a rush truckers looking @ me passin prob laughing their asses off!, had to slow down because of cariboo @ the end of the stretch. wow




posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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136 in my 2008 impreza WRX about a week ago on I-5 in California.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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Sweet ride Dave
Thanks for posting the pics. I'm a sucker for 80's sports cars.

Just testing my eye here, is that an 88? I was real close to getting an 88 V6 Pontiac but test drove the MR2 first and just feel in love with it.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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166 mph in modified 1974 Trans Am. Clocked by state police. Vehicle felt like it was floating. No sensation of ground at all.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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I went 158mph, in my Supercharged 92' LX Mustang 5.0, started to slow down after about a mile, which didnt last long, LOL That was when i was yonger though, I dont dare do that now, I have a Family



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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140 in a MR2

scared the crap outa me..



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:25 PM
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140mph RX8 M11



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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140 MPH on I-95 in Fla. in an open roadster I built myself
350 4-bolt main
1.94 close chamber 327 heads
mild crane cam
2.72 rear with 50 series bias ply tires

I ran her out until the hydralic lifters floated, that's when the RPMs are too high to allow the lifters to work correctly and the power drops.

I still have the car in my garage. has not moved since 1988. I'll never take her up that high again
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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
140 in a MR2

scared the crap outa me..
MR2!!!!!!! Cripes!
superchargered or turbo?

Hail Mr. Two



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:40 PM
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160+ in a 1967 olds 442 that i owned back in the 1970s twin holly 4 barrels over a 400 CI engine
the gas gage dropped as fast as the speedometer went up


Did it in Nevada on a long straightaway in the middle of no where and could see for miles that there was no cops(or anyone else for that mater)
in those days there was no speed limit in Nevada on rural roads but they could still get you for flying low
(reckless driving)

Tried to beat that on the black rock desert but the car got squirmy on the packed clay of the lake bed


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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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The most is 115mph in my 2008 eclipse spyder GS which is the 4cyl not the 6cyl, and I did that with the top off
very amusing experience. I have drifted a couple of times but only when the road is wet and I can say is very very exciting.
I would like to try to go faster but roads here in Puerto Rico are not that long



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:23 PM
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Good thread!

145 mph.

Stock 01 integra gs-r

Maxed out late at night, down hill, wind blowin behind me!!

But I did maintain an average of 130 mph from st. louis to kansas city. In a 4 car train down I-70.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by grubblesnert

Originally posted by baddmove
140 in a MR2

scared the crap outa me..
MR2!!!!!!! Cripes!
superchargered or turbo?

Hail Mr. Two


Thats about as fast as those cars go.

Those turbo mr-2 have a bad habit of flipping over when you get past 600 hp.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:28 PM
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Driving at excessive speeds above the posted speed limits would be illegal, and I'd never admit publicly to such an act.


That being said, * IF * I were to speed, it would probably have been 125 MPH on Interstate 90 across North Dakota in my old Infiniti G35. (Hypothetically speaking, of course)



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:34 PM
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170km/h in my little 1.5L Lancer CE (called a Mirage in the US). I was pretty suprised, I didn't think it'd be able to get past 140


I upgraded my brakes after that little experiment, the stockies were woefully incapable of slowing the car down at those sort of speeds.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by sageofmonticello
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Sweet ride Dave
Thanks for posting the pics. I'm a sucker for 80's sports cars.

Just testing my eye here, is that an 88? I was real close to getting an 88 V6 Pontiac but test drove the MR2 first and just feel in love with it.


I looked at the MR2, nice little car but it didn't give me the flexibility I wanted in changing out components. They are pretty quick though and I think it was the 1988 MR2 that had the really nice body shape. I looked at 300Z as well but I wanted a mid engine. Had a friend with a Lotus Europa that dropped in a 289 Ford engine, but he killed himself in that car. Went airborne off a bridge when a push rod blew out and through the back of his head. So, nothing but DOHC if it's behind me.

I had two Fiero's, almost identical. That's an 87 body on an 88 frame. I stripped it down, removed most of the reinforcements and replaced them with aluminum parts. Ripped out the a-arms, replaced them with aluminum a-arms. Changed all the working parts to higher speed hardened units (ball joints, bearings, tie rods, etc), upgraded the rack and pinion, used adjustable gas fired shocks, lowering springs and readjusted the alignment and rubber stops to suit, and give me a minimum 3" ground clearance. Replaced the front torsion bar with a heavier duty unit, a 1-1/4" and got a 3/4" torsion bar for the rear, changed everything to nylon bushings. Left it as standard (no power assist) steering and threw in a 13" racing wheel. Put in vented disks and dual piston calipers. replaced all the brake lines and fuel lines with 316SS and all the hoses to braided stainless. Changed the rad to a 5 core custom made unit. Partially gutted a pair of Cadillac sti mufflers and used Cadillac sti catalytic converters and I used 2.5" pipes. The engine is a modified Aurora V32 with twin bank supercharging (12-25lbs variable rate), so running hi-oct with nitro-propane squeaks out around 550hp, make it aviation fuel and your 675hp, add NOx and you'd just scare yourself. Plenum was custom made and accepted two M90 Eaton's on a 15 degree offset to help keep the height down so it would fit under the Ford rear hood scoop. Went for a 50% flow rate increase on the injectors with dual fuel pumps and dual Holley throttle bodies plus I changed all the fuel connected rubber to Teflon and Nylon so I could run crazy stuff like acetone. The engine is controlled by the ECM and a laptop running real time to adjust flow rates and plenum pressure. I cut the shifter and shortened it so all I need was a good wrist throw to change gears, it's faster that way ;-) Tranny is a Getrag with hardened steel gears and a triple force racing clutch. Also changed the master and slave clutch cylinders. Total weight of car without people on the dyno was 1978 pounds. I think my best weight to horsepower ratio was about 3.7lbs:1hp, with me in the car it was more like 4lbs:hp.

Funny little trick about Fiero's, if you want to run over about 120mph, you have to add hood vents, otherwise the headlights pop-up and I also added the air dam in the front and changed the underside rad geometry to get more air to it so I didn't have to use dual fans all the time (comes with a single fan stock). The front license plate I think was off a Cavalier, I got it at a wreckers and just turned it upside down, fit perfect except for the little notch in the center for the facia frame. I changed the entire interior to beechwood, so green and tan. Added new gauge faces, white with blue lamps and I put in custom cut hand laid and stained veneer on every piece that was plastic. Put in a center subwoofer in the back of the center console as well as a new one under the dash (2x10") so bi-amped. Put in Firebird buckets with adjustable lumbar supports (inflatable jobs), a compass mirror and of course a big-ass stereo. You can see from the outside it has Ronal Ferrari knockoff rims and the tires in these two pics are 225R15-50 fronts and 165R15-50 rears. Polar moment was less that 10% to the rear of center, so she drifted like a dream in hard right angle turns at 50 to 60mph and there was literally no body roll. On the lateral G test, I came in better than a vette at 1.17g. never did a 1/4 mile in it, I didn't build it for that like I did the 71 Challenger. This was my long range get-to-Florida in 11 hours from Toronto car.

What was really funny was when I got out of this car, I am 6'3" and about 210lbs so I would get the, "how the f... did you even fit in there?" I mean seriously, I have another pic of the car with me beside it and it only comes up to my waist. But actually, I found Fiero's fairly roomy inside, but then again, I liked to feel like I was part of the machine, you know Zen-car LOL.

When you've got the time and the passion, you can do some pretty neat things ;-)

Cheers - Dave
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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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240kph in a 2003 alfa romeo t-spark driving on the autobahn coming back from Belgium. It was a surprisingly comfortable 240kph. I tried to push it a bit faster but the t-spark is a small car with a small engine. I probably pushed it when going down hill, not sure, i was busy watching the road.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 12:55 AM
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110 mph in a 02 grand prix with no exhaust vs a vw 1.8t gti.... my car was so loud the kid got scared and let off the gas for a second.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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i have a 2002 zx12r and i have been 193mph on a motorcycle it is a rush



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 01:16 AM
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Got my 2000 Ford Taurus to 120 on a highway 485 in nc. The steering wheel began to wobble nearly uncontrollably as I had not realigned my tires in quite a while. Had it not been wobbling I would have probably topped 140 as I did in my mothers Jaguar s-type turbo.

Actually come to think of it, the speedometer in my Taurus only went up to 120, I may have actually exceeded that speed as the speed marker was resting on the metal stopper just past 120. If you kno the area, I made it from the stonecrest shopping center in weddington to Matthews city limits in just over 7 minutes.
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