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Fastest Car You've Ridden In?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by venusone, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
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    May 31, 2001
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    Martin W.
    In 1991 in my Testarossa on the German Autobahn on my way home. Full throttle, 300Km/h or 190Mph (as per speedo)

    :)
     
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  3. kizdan

    kizdan F1 Veteran

    Dec 31, 2003
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    Ferrari Enzo
     
  4. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
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    Little Silver,NJ
    mclaren F1
     
  5. sepp forcher

    sepp forcher Karting

    Dec 27, 2003
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    fastest car: porsche turbo 993
    on the track with 280 km/h on the salzburg ring in a porsche carrera 996.
     
  6. LAMAROSSA

    LAMAROSSA Karting

    Mar 22, 2004
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    My friends testarossa 160+ 4th and 5th gear

    its such an awesome car the faster you go the better the thing perform and handle

    Lamarossa
     
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  8. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

    Apr 16, 2003
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    Ingenere's 87 TR!
     
  9. 308tr6

    308tr6 Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
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    Rico
    About 160 or so on my Ducati 999 (I geared it down a notch, so 0-60 is sub 3 second). OK, its not a car, but it has a motor and wheels.
     
  10. atomsrock

    atomsrock Rookie

    Mar 21, 2004
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    Recently, a SL600. Lifetime, a 365 GT Daytona.
     
  11. GTB4NART

    GTB4NART Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2004
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    I was in a 1989 Kremer Porsche 962 with Le Mans gearing around Sears Point. It was geared to go down the Mulsanne straight at 240mph - not very good for tooling around Sears Point. I guess if that car were totally wound out at full boost (1100hp) top speed might be 260ish?

     
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  13. FerrariFlip

    FerrariFlip Karting

    Dec 19, 2003
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    Philippe Haak
    A red 355 berlinetta driving 290 km/h on the highway in Holland and 200 km/h in a yellow 355 spider, my greatest experience ever till now!
     
  14. AnotherDunneDeal

    AnotherDunneDeal F1 Veteran

    Jun 2, 2003
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    James Dunne
    Said it before but I never tire of remembering. McLaren F1. Had it for three days. Let off at 175 mph. Could have gone much faster. Ran out of road.

    168 mph in the 1/4 mile in my altered roadster drag race car......:>)
     
  15. benn

    benn Rookie

    Nov 11, 2003
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    Wellington, NZ
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    Just over 200kph down the Wellington motorway in my mr2. Hit the speed limiter hard.

    Very fun!
     
  16. dave_fonz_164

    dave_fonz_164 Formula 3

    Mar 11, 2004
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    Davide Giuseppe F.
    160mph in an Alfa Romeo 164 S, slighltly tuned
     
  17. rico

    rico Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    207mph in a RUF TurboR, which is around 200mph actual.

    Fastest Ferrari... 171mph in a 360

    Both on a 2mile runway trackday :)
     
  18. TheScarletStang

    TheScarletStang Formula Junior

    Feb 7, 2004
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    Irvine, California
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    Sean Salter
    Mercedes Benz CLK-GTR, my dad's boss from his older job used to have one and he gave me a ride in it about 4 years ago. It was a VERY rough ride too! So low to the ground but damn did it attract attention! But i don't think it was legal here in the states......It was in Newport Beach
     
  19. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    Jan 13, 2003
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    Paul Bianco
    a black F-50 at Sebring, 150 mph
     
  20. SoftwareDrone

    SoftwareDrone F1 Veteran
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    Jan 19, 2004
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    The fastest car I've ever ridden in is also the fastest I've ever been. It was my car, and I was driving. Appx. 160 MPH at night. 410HP Blown NSX.

    :)
     
  21. rviant

    rviant Karting

    Jan 22, 2004
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    177 mph(185 on the speedo) in my 360 a couple of weeks ago at an airfield in the UK

    188 mph in a porsche Turbo x50 pack the same day
     
  22. speedaholic

    speedaholic Rookie

    Mar 30, 2004
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    mine was a 5.0 stang
    it was blown and it was making about 350 to the wheels.
    that was pretty cool.
     
  23. jimmy b

    jimmy b Formula Junior

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    #70 jimmy b, Mar 31, 2004
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    Fastest I've been in a car myself: Here's a pic of 180mph or so in my 456 on a motorway in Europe last year. This was for about 15 minutes and then had to wait half an hour for my fellow Fcars to catch up. Not sure I need to do this ever again....

    Fastest I've been on two wheels: 165mph on my Fireblade about four years ago, chin on the tank and looking through the screen!

    Fastest car I've ever been in: probably the Le Mans series Corvette that I got invited to a test day at Silverstone to drive last year. It was very highly geared (needed four team mechanics to push it from stationary before you can drop the clutch) and I got told off by the marshalls for doing nearly 80mph down the pit-lane (speed limit 50mph) in first gear! The car had just come back from a 1000km race in Le Mans and I would guess was geared for around 230mph or more in top. I only used the first 3 gears of the sequential box and still got a healthy 130mph on the Hanger straight. Over 700bhp in a composite-bodied racer weighing under 1000kg is a frighteningly quick car, I can tell you! The cornering grip on the huge full slicks just beggars belief. Don't think I'd fancy 230mph down the Mulsanne straight, that's strictly for heroes and nutters....
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  24. nickdtm

    nickdtm Rookie

    Mar 21, 2004
    41
    Annapolis, MD
    Fastest MPH driven or ridden in is in my M5, topped out (155 limiter, 167 indicated)

    Fastest car I've ridden in is an AutoThority modified 993TT... the acceleration literally made my head hurt.
     
  25. 410SA

    410SA F1 Veteran

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Interestingly, when I stopped at Jupiter to fill up, over 12 gallons went into the Honda. And its advertised fuel capacity was only 11.9 gallons![/QUOTE]

    Looks like the Florida Election shenanigans means that the Fla. Dept of Weights & Measures are probably not doing their job! 'Sounds like an overoptimistic fuel pump rather than your Honda miraculously expanding its fuel tank.
     
  26. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Or the fuel lines, etc. took some of the petrol ...

    Anyway, fastest I have been is over 8500 rpm in top gear in my club racing car slip-streaming the guy in front and then pulling out and passing him down into the hairpin ... I think that works out at just over 150 mph. Not that fast but I would not have wanted to hit anything, as fibreglass spaceframed 512 kg racecar, with 200 hp. Great fun ;)

    On the road ... er, not that fast probably my fathers Jensen Intercepter at about 125 mph. Then had to pull off and find a gas station :D

    Pete
     
  27. JaguarXJ6

    JaguarXJ6 F1 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2003
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    Sunny
    Fastest car = XJ220-S
    Fastest ever = 150-155mph in '01 XJR (damn guages set into the dash)
    My car = 142mph (fuel limiter) a few times ;)
     
  28. alanhenson

    alanhenson Formula 3

    Dec 2, 2003
    1,335
    1200HP 0-160 in 9 sec. flat. Run circles around the Mclaren. Guy drives it on a daily basis to. Scary fast. We raced two street bikes and left them standing still.
     

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