Whoah ! These guys are going FAST !!

It’s mundane and pointless alright…

Check out this link: http://home.sol.no/~espenm3/speedopics_class1.html

What’s the fastest you’ve ever driven ?
As for me:

  1. Driving myself: 240 km/h in a Rover 827 Sterling;
  2. As a passenger: 294 km/h (official TAG Heuer F1 timing equipment) in a race-prepared, non-roadgoing Ferrari Testarossa, at the Dutch Zandvoort track.

Please convert your values to metric for quick comparisons :slight_smile:


“You know how complex women are”

  • Neil Peart, Rush (1993)

For your convenience (so you don’t have to find that little conversion table in your organizer), dividing the speed in miles by 0.6215 will give you the speed in kilometers…

Now, come on, and amaze me.


“You know how complex women are”

  • Neil Peart, Rush (1993)

Okay, not quite as fast as your speedy little self Mr. C. Fire, but here they are:

Me driving my mighty Chrysler Conquest - 135MPH or 217KPH. (topped out)
Passenger in the Dodge Viper - 170MPH or 273KPH.

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” - Humphrey Bogart

Or you can multiply by 1.609. :slight_smile:

Passenger in a souped up Nova - 125 mph or 201.13 Kmh

Driver in same car - 100 mpg or 160.9 Kmh.

Unc - you’re scaring me man…wanna go for a drive? :wink:

Shit, yeah :wink:

See, I always calculate miles from KM’s by dividing by 1.609, so I figured: “It’s the other way 'round now, so I’ll have to divide 1 by 1.609 to get the correct conversion factor”.

OR, if you’re not as mathematically challenged as I am, just MULTIPLY by 1.609 in the first place :slight_smile:


“You know how complex women are”

  • Neil Peart, Rush (1993)


100 Miles Per Gallon ?? OK, how much does it cost, I GOTTA HAVE THAT CAR !!


“You know how complex women are”

  • Neil Peart, Rush (1993)

I’m having a Monday - Part III. Sorry. MpH

Someone slap me silly…

Over 110 mph in a Dodge Intrepid on a back-county road. Didn’t top it out though; I think the upper limit in that car is ~120-130.

135 mph in my mustang, 217 kph?

110 mph in pickup, 177kph. but keep in mind it was on a residential street in 30mph speed zone. with cars parked on both sides of street. stupid huh?

I recently sold my 1996 Volkswagen Passat (with the chip and a V6) to my brother - I’m sure he’s taken it faster than I did, but I got it up to 135 mp/h (217 km/h) on Route 80 - the steering wheel wasn’t even shaking. Got a hefty speeding ticket for it, too ($225 and some points).

:: Slapping Missy2U silly ::

The fastet I’ve been has been 110 MPH when a jerk was going as fast as that and I was pissed, so I followed him. Keeping up in a Ford Escort, go figure!

And I won’t be doing any converting, thanks. The board is based in the USA, so I believe that you should adapt to OUR units of measurement, not the other way around!

Yer pal,

I don’t think I’ve ever been in a car that has gone over 100 MPH, but I once rode as a passenger on a motorcycle that was doing about 140-145 MPH, and that was not even topped out.

“Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled with
great ambitions.”

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


180 km/h (Mercedes, Switzerland)

140 km/h (Mazda, Switzerland)

pretty wimpy compared to those pictures from coldfire’s link!

J’ai assez vécu pour voir que différence engendre haine.
Henri B. Stendhal

140 mph on the back of a Suzuki Katana 1100. T-shirt, shorts, and no helmut. Talk about stupid things to do!

As a driver, ~140 MPH (~225 KmH), in my first car - 1972 Olds Cutlass SS, 350 4bbl. The suspension was floating like a boat on rough seas. Scary.

As a passenger - ~700 MPH (~1125 KmH) in a Delta 747.

The overwhelming majority of people have more than the average (mean) number of legs. – E. Grebenik

230k (143mph) in a Volkswagen Passat on the Autobahn in Germany. Loved to go really fast when it was my turn to drive to lunch with the old farts I worked with, just to watch 'em squirm at having to sit there, not in control, and with a woman (GASP!) at the wheel.
Did I mention it was a rental car?!?!

Here in the USA, I’m too afraid of the speeding ticket (read insurance rate hike, esp. as I now live in NJ), so I haven’t taken my 911 over about 125mph. Would love to see what it can really do. Wish I still dated that judge!

I did 110 mph in a Volkswagon Rabbit in the middle of the night on I-70 near the Colorado/Utah border.

As I topped a hill about 2 miles inside Colorado, I passed a car parked on the side which had some sort of structure on the roof. “Uh-oh,” I thought, “Busted!”

In my rearview, I saw it pull out onto the highway. “S**t!”

I was petrified to brake, not only to confirm to the cop that I was going too fast, but because I might lose control. So, I coasted down to 55.

The other car catches up to me a couple of minutes later. But instead of pulling me over, he passes. Then I see: it wasn’t a police light array on the car, but ski racks! I’d been scared by ski racks. “F**k!”

I haven’t gone nearly that fast since.

135 mph in a full-sized family-car 1965 Pontiac Bonneville.

I think that’s 225 k/h.

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I’m not sure how fast I was going: The speedomiter (on my Camero) topped out at 100 MPH, as i recall (it was so long ago…).

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.