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  1. Brianjonesphoto

    Brianjonesphoto Formula Junior

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    http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml;?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=6093285

    LONDON (Reuters) - A man accused by police of driving at 115 mph (185 kph) in a Fiat Punto thought the accusation so ridiculous he enlisted an expert driver to help prove his new car was incapable of going that fast.

    Law student Steve Lucas, who risked a large fine and losing his driving licence if convicted of being so far over the 70 mph limit, said his small Fiat hatchback was just too slow to have reached such a speed, newspapers reported on Saturday.

    "I was happy to put my hands up and admit that I was driving at 85 mph but the idea that my little Fiat Punto 1.2 litre could manage 115 mph was laughable," he was quoted as saying.

    Lucas spent 18 months fighting the charges, hiring a traffic consultant to test drive his Punto on a private racecourse. He found the best the car could manage, going downhill with a following wind, was 104 mph.

    Police were finally forced to drop the speeding charges, although Lucas was fined 40 pounds for driving without due care and attention.
     
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  3. writerguy

    writerguy F1 Veteran

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    Oh that is the best thing I have read in a long time.
     
  4. andrewg

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    Now if he'd put the Punto motor into a Cinq...................
     
  5. Fan512bbi

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    That has been done, punto turbo engine in a cinquecento.
     
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    andrewg F1 Rookie
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    Yes I know its been done I work with a loon who's done it!, 6'5" and over 230lbs in an insane Turbo Cinq!!!!!!!, even spent some time a couple of months ago looking for one myself as a fun comuter car, had a standard sporting a few years ago, without a doubt the most fun you could have in a car without spending a fortune and losing your liscence
     
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    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Now combine those two, what a car wow.
     
  9. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Punto HGT ? It does more than 115 mph
     

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