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363 km/h with a Ferrari Enzo on highway in France

Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by Life4speed, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Life4speed

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  3. menoy

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    Indicated speed of 363, so should be a little bit less in reality ;)
     
  4. DriveAfterDark

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    I don't think you would notice any difference in that speed with 10-15 km per hour +/- on the speedo. I always thought the Enzo was 340 km/h car...
     
  5. albert_308

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    i think he's right,360 more or less.
     
  6. ZeEN

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    It will be much i think with only a driver :)
     
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  8. starboy444

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    Something doesn't seem right in that video.......it doesn't look like the car is doing 360 km/h at all. Maybe 280- 300.
     
  9. club0

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    Seems very real to me.
     
  10. istanl

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    He went through six gears, very high revs in sixth. Dunno how it could be any slower, unless there's a sock in the intake :D
     
  11. starboy444

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    I'm just a pessismist, thats all....I've seen enough crap videos that makes me think twice about whats real and fake.
     
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  13. Remy Zero

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    impressive. but empty highway? plus, whats that 'thud' sound?
     
  14. Maranello Guy

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    Was thinking the same.
     
  15. davyr6

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    in the beginning of the video it says on a closed highway...
     
  16. greyboxer

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    It sure does look as if they are on the wrong carriageway for France ie left not right
     
  17. 3604u

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    thanks for the link.. and i was suprised to see it reach that speed .
     
  18. Christian.Fr

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    yes it s closed highway
     
  19. basman007

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    I wonder how it sounded standing under that bridge :p
     
  20. sTyleR

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    The speedo looked to be reading more toward 370kph. I'd agree with that being 360kph more or less. He was at the top of six right near 7800RPM. Maybe the speed of 363kph came from the people standing under the bridge; they could have had a radar gun?
     
  21. dakilla

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    The enzo video was taken on a "open freeway" day. This is a new portion of an existing freeway (A85) about to open up to general public. The director of the project is a big car fan and decided to open up the freeway before its official "launch" to supercars. That day there were 4 enzos, couple carrera gt's, xj220, venturi 260, LP640, gallardo SL and other supercars. There are other videos of that day here:
    http://www.dailymotion.com/photofinish/video/x370o2_zone-rouge-corvette-z06-photofinish_sport
    http://www.dailymotion.com/related/5366306/video/x3707j_zone-rouge-gallardo-photofinish_sport
     
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  23. cridom60

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    few years ago there was the same opportunity to test a new highway in France.
    So the road was blocked and the (well known) owner of the first Enzo delivered in France was able to test his car: 351 Km/h as far as remember, checked by the Gendarmerie Nationale with their radar equipement. Not to bad!
     
  24. starboy444

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    That is wonderful!


    Only in Europe would they allow something special like this.

    Here in North America, they would think that is inconsiderable.
     
  25. menoy

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    Well, not really. IIRC the Most Miles Enzo of Richard Losee was crashed at such an event in America.
     
  26. the DRagon

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    Awesome run!

    Vehicle speedometers can register anywhere from 3 - 7% error at the extreme velocities such as are experienced in the video-link. This is caused by many factors not the least of which is tire expansion due to heat build-up from friction with the road as velocity exceeds lift speeds.

    That being said, in an Enzo, I'd imagine the margin for error to be closer to 3 rather than 7 :)

    Following this logic and correcting for error, ~219 mph in an Enzo seems very attainable given enough run-up and minimal head wind. If memory serves, ~218 mph was allegedly achieved a few years ago in another Enzo.

    I was a bit surprised to see the car wander a bit as he edged closer and closer to critical velocity (possibly from head wind gusts) . . . it was refreshing to see the steering wheel rock-solid for so long at sustained speeds though :)
     
  27. Far Out

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    The accelleration at the beginning is crazy. The way the needle shoots up, it looks rather like the tachometer than the speedo...
     
  28. Ferrari250GTO

    Ferrari250GTO Formula 3

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    WOW! It seemed like he was going slow at like 200 kmh!
     

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