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What's the highest speed you have ever been in your Ferrari?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by mesoscale, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. mesoscale

    mesoscale Formula Junior

    Feb 19, 2004
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    Just curious to see who would be brave enough to comment. Personnally, I've only hit about 135 mph in a Euro BMW 318 on Autobahn 6 west from Mannheim...Porsche 911 was in the way and wasn't willing to yield....either way it didn't matter; I was running at 6100 rpm (redline @ 6300 rpm) in 5th gear and I don't think I was going to get much more speed out of it.
     
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  3. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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  4. Ms. Enzo

    Ms. Enzo Rookie

    Feb 19, 2004
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    Karen
    147 mph in the Enzo on PCH in between Newport and Huntington Beach. Took all of what seemed like 2 seconds to get there! WOW! What a great ride!
     
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    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    i think i'm in love. :)
     
  6. dogue

    dogue Formula Junior

    Sep 2, 2001
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    I wasn't driving and It was not my car (since I don't have one). But the fastest I have been was in a 360 Modena at about 155.
     
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  8. Ms. Enzo

    Ms. Enzo Rookie

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    and that's just on the street, not the track!!!
     
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    Be still, my heart...! Yep; it's love, alright... :)
     
  10. F40

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    140ish in a TR... And Probably a 348 too with Dogue hot on our tail in a 355... then hard on the brakes since we were coming up to a stop sign... Oh yeah... I was the passenger, don't have my license yet.
     
  11. bluekawala

    bluekawala Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2004
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    Ormond Beach, FL
    Great thread!!
    Well mine wasn't in a Ferrari, but I've gone 132 in a Lincoln.
     
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  13. mesoscale

    mesoscale Formula Junior

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    I'm betting it wasn't a Continental, probably a Mark VIII...am I close?
     
  14. 134282

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    LOL...! You weren't at the end of the Southern State Parkway by Hecksher State Park in it, on a late night blowing away a goldish rental Saturn, were you...? If so, i owe you a beer... Still can't believe i got blown away by a Lincoln that time... :)
     
  15. Steve Darrah

    Steve Darrah Rookie

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    168mph, '01 550,out of Oak Tree at Virginia Int. Raceway
     
  16. 134282

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    LOL... i was waiting for the big dogs to come out... Where's Costa...? i hear he's familiar with really high speeds... :) What about all the New Orleans folk...? They've got things on lock down there, i would imagine some pretty high numbers have been achieved in Louisianna...
     
  17. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Redline, 7,700 rpm, 5th gear, indicating about 158+ mph
    Autobahn between Landstuhl and Trier after cruising at 135 for a while.
    Had just put on a tubi - was deaf for 3 days.
     
  18. ty (360mode)

    ty (360mode) Formula Junior

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    163 in '02 360
     
  19. 4re308

    4re308 F1 Rookie

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    -160 a couple of times in a 512TR
    -over 170 in a F40 at Roebling Road
    -over 140 in my 308 several times
    -WELL over 150 in a 86 TR
    -over 140 in a 99 360
    -100 in a 35 zone in a 2004 Gallardo 2 days ago
     
  20. RufMD

    RufMD F1 Rookie
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    180mph in a Ruf R Turbo
     
  21. Steve Darrah

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  22. Teenferrarifan

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    Almost 160mph in a Z06. That car is awesome from about 0-120ish then it takes a while to get to 150+
    Erik
     
  23. jlm348

    jlm348 Formula 3

    Nov 26, 2002
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    162 in Lotus Esprit Turbo
    155 in Ferrari 348 Spider (Ferrari Speedo)
     
  24. TSMIV

    TSMIV Formula Junior

    Jan 27, 2004
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    Columbus, MS
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    She does meet all your requirements:

    Lives in LA
    Can get her hands on an Enzo.
    Knows how to drive it.
    And is called Ms. Enzo

    Do we hear wedding bells?

    Of course she will have to change her name to Mrs. NNO

    On Topic:

    I have gone slightly faster than PSk
     
  25. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Hmmm, can't see the speedo on my Ferraris when I'm pushing them along the carpet ... does it count if I'm lifting them up and down and getting that extra push in, you know to really wind that friction motor up? :D

    Pete
     
  26. speedemon

    speedemon Formula Junior

    Jan 6, 2004
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    145 mph on my way home from SF (I-280). Beautiful day, open road and no CHP! (Driving my 355).
     
  27. TimF40

    TimF40 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    152mph in a Porsche Cayenne on the autobahn heading North from Hamburg Germany. Wasn't my car and I wasn't driving, but I was still smiling like a kid!
     
  28. Only about 130 in my F355, but around 155 in my Supra.
     

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