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What's the fastest somebody you know has gone?

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  1. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
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    I asked somebody I know what's the fastest they've gone on the highway?

    They told me they were scared to go too crazy, so they only went as high as 120 in their 456M GTA.

    What is the fastest somebody you know has reached? (can be any car)

    Make sure to thank that person for sharing with you.
     
  2. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    180 mph

    SE 30 and Hayabusa

    A toll road booth was coming up with the car and I ran out of guts with the bike.
     
  3. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Texas!
    Didn’t you do some agricultural work one time?


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  4. Cribbj

    Cribbj Formula 3
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    My good friend and fellow Supra fan, Tommy Banh, went 247 MPH in his Supra at the Texas Mile in 2010

     
  5. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    147 in my 2003 Merc E500 on a desolate Oregon straightaway ... and it was well over 7 years ago so I'm now at liberty to say that :D:D

    Not all that fast I know - but it was sure as **** was fast for me :D

    Might have had some episodes with my 328 GTS but just can't recall at the moment :rolleyes:

    Jedi
     
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  6. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Yes I did

    Approx 33 hours

    The food was not good.
     
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  7. Smiles

    Smiles Moderator
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    Speeding is harder than most people think.

    Here’s my 150mph qualification for the ECTA at Maxon ten years ago. I also qualified for 175.

    Cars with parachutes are fun! Old mid-sized pickup with a Chevy 383.

    Matt

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  8. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    How about Mach 1.2 100' above the highway? At sea level, that works out to ~923 mph.
     
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  9. Ianjoub

    Ianjoub Formula Junior

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    200+ on a GSXR1000 many times

    188 in my 458 spider, top down. Didn't like the feel of it. It drifted too much, it didn't track straight and true. When I get the ride height correct, I am going to give it some toe in in front instead of toe out to see if that helps.
     
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  10. RaceMX-M3

    RaceMX-M3 Formula Junior
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    185 in my 488. Smooth as glass.
     
  11. EastMemphis

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    When I was 16, and my wife was my girlfriend, she was driving her 1965 Cadillac Calais down the newly opened I-88 floored, as stupid teens do, and reached 120 MPH when three of the tires came apart. It was an exciting moment as the car swerved all over the four lanes, shoulder and even caught a bit of grass at one point. Luckily, the road went nowhere (at the time) so no other traffic. The tires were original equipment and seven years old and why I always change my tires when they get to six years regardless of how they look.
     
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  12. NE550

    NE550 Karting
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    Mach 2.3 at 45K ft in an F-14A Tomcat during a post maintenance check flight. Even more exciting was doing Mach 1.3 50 ft off the North Atlantic simulating a supersonic cruise missile attack on a U.S. Navy destroyer.
     
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  13. MRY

    MRY Formula Junior

    May 14, 2015
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    Documented with radar 200+ in 1.5 miles in an F12 at a speed event at an airport. Car#15/16 is the F12 (Car#8 is a CL65 AMG)

    Been faster than that in Germany in other cars


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  14. jag-oo-r

    jag-oo-r Karting

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    Speedometer was buried past 200 when the GPS clocked me at 193 (see the max, at the bottom of the image). This was a full-Superbike CBR1000RR, and I'm not saying where. ;-)

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  15. mchas

    mchas F1 Rookie
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    You guys are crazy. :)
     
  16. Steen Jensen

    Steen Jensen Karting

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    As long as we are talking speed , I never get tired of this story...

     
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  17. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Next we will get an astronaut who has done Mach 25 in orbit.
     
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  18. Alexander฿

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    331KPH down the Mulsanne. 260KPH in the 456 with the bonnet open light flickering.
     
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  19. jag-oo-r

    jag-oo-r Karting

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    Low whistle.....
    That's fast!

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  20. Innovativethinker

    Innovativethinker F1 Rookie
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    165 ish in my corvette
    175 ish in my 360, the 360 always hit at least 125 every time i took it out - there is this section of road....just a quick blast up then settled back to non-arrestable speed.
     
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  21. Innovativethinker

    Innovativethinker F1 Rookie
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    Which is why I cant buy a superbike. Id run out of talent before logic and common sense kicked in.

    kuddos to you.
     
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  22. Innovativethinker

    Innovativethinker F1 Rookie
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    how fast do they go to get to orbit?
     
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  23. Ianjoub

    Ianjoub Formula Junior

    Dec 22, 2019
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    Alcohol takes common sense out of the equation.
     
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  24. RaceMX-M3

    RaceMX-M3 Formula Junior
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    Nice.
     
  25. tres55

    tres55 Formula 3
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    about 150mph
     
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