Originally posted by BreathOfFreshAir
That I drove? 140 mph in my Ford Taurus SHO
Its weird, I just found this thread, thought Id post about a Ford Taurus thinking that no one would have any high speeds with them, and the very most
recent post has a Ford Taurus mentioned
About 10 years ago I went from Annapolis to DC on Rt 50 in about 10 minutes with an unmodified 94 Ford Taurus. The distance is about 22 or 23 miles.
The speedometer didnt go above 85, but the needle keeps going all the way to the bottom
I could only estimate how fast I was going judging by how quickly the road lines were moving past me... I would guess 125 - 130 at the fastest point.
The lines were just blazing by. 4th gear was never good at holding speed, so it had to be done in third gear the whole time, pedal to the floor. It
just kept going, and going, and going! No RPM gauge on that car either, unfortunately
, but it was loud, and probably at dangerous RPM levels for
that particular engine.
I had a full tank of gas when I left, and when I arrived, I had used 1/4 of it. I think the tank was 16 gallons. So I used 4 gallons of gas in 10
Looking back, Im surprised the engine didnt blow a gasket, a tire didnt explode, it didnt overheat, and that no cop saw me while doing it....
My current vehicle has a governor on it, so it cant get above 100
edit on 1/20/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)