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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. TimN88

    TimN88 F1 Veteran

    Jun 12, 2001
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    Fastest ive ever gone has been a bit over 500mph in an A300. It really was not as exciting as you'd think.
     
  2. JaguarXJ6

    JaguarXJ6 F1 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2003
    5,427
    Black Hawk, CO
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    Sunny
    142mph in my car, 155 in a friends new XJR.

    Anyone want a passenger for a faster run? I feel the need...! :D

    Sunny
     
  3. 410SA

    410SA F1 Veteran

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Fast drifting and sliding around corners and foot to the firewall acceleration is where it's at. Straight line speed is achievable by lots of machinery. Even an old Volvo will reach 135MPH on a road long enough and straight enough (and it will be as boring as can be)

    There's really something to be said for 0 to 120MPH acceleration runs and then emergency stop, full-on ABS shuddering braking to make your adrenaline pump, especially when there's another lunatic in a fast car beside trying to beat you. Best done on early mornings in deserted parts where only stray wandering cacti or tumbleweeds may get in the way.
     
  4. JeffB

    JeffB Formula 3

    Jan 16, 2004
    1,121
    Northville, Michigan
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    Jeff B
    About 145 in my 360 and there was a stubborn guy in a Mustang Cobra hanging with me the whole time, topping out around the same speed.

    What's awesome is how speeds like that feel more like 100 than 140 in a car like a 360. The only thing that stopped me from getting to 160+ was fear of a cop.
     
  5. jbrosseau

    jbrosseau Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
    182
    kirkland,wa
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    joe brosseau
    well i have only taken the ol gal (308) up to a little over 130mph via gps. and my RX7 to 157mph via gps. my suzuki GSXR600 to 158mph gps. and my suzuki GSX1300R to 197 via gps. with a couple mods i will do 200mph this summer. need to tweek the gearing.

    gps is the only way to go. its amazing how far your speedo is off once you get much over freeway speeds. on my GSX1300R(hayabusa) the speedo is off 12% at 180mph. most cars i have been in do not do much better. the ferrari speedo was pretty close up till about 100mph. anyways i digress.
     
  6. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
    3,504
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    Chris
    Asian racers can do that extremely well, its insane how they can drift around a entire track.
     
  7. Red Baron

    Red Baron Rookie

    Feb 14, 2004
    37
    N. Cal
    160 + 355 Spider

    Nice ride at that speed - compared to the same speed on a Ducati or MV Agusta (which is also a blast!).
     
  8. ewright

    ewright Formula Junior

    Nov 17, 2003
    432
    London/Chicago
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    EJW
    just under 180 in an m5 on a toll road

    ernie:)
     
  9. Brandi

    Brandi Karting

    Jan 27, 2004
    131
    Milano, Italy
    150 mph in my 348 on a highway here in Italy...

    I will now try to improve that figure with my 355... but there's too much police and radars out there right now in Italy...
     
  10. Stradale Dan

    Stradale Dan Rookie

    Jan 27, 2004
    30
    I remember when my dad first got his 360 there were about 500+ miles on it and we were driving up I-5 to thunderhill racetrack, he wanted me to drive because he had some phone calls to make, I didnt complain. Right at 599 miles on the odometer he said "break in period is almost over" I downshifted to 3rd and slowed down to 60 mph or so. Right when the odometer clicked to 600 miles he said floor it, I redlined in 3rd, 4th, and then I forget what happened but I got the car to 170 I think. I slowed up a lot after that, I dont want to get arrested. Then we had an awesome day at thunderhill, we raced around with a Mclaren F1, god that car is fast. That is my favorite ferrari story, I just cant wait till I get the Stradale in europe, on the autobahn with no speedlimits and good drivers.
     
  11. Corsa

    Corsa Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    109
    Stockholm
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    Peter
    168 mph (on meter) in Ferrari 328
    168 mph in a Footwork Arrows FA16 Formula 1 car
    152 mph on Aprilia RSV Mille R

    Ciao
    Peter
     
  12. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

    Mar 18, 2003
    1,840
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    Dave McGuire
    135 MPH 328 GTS,on edinburgh city bypass last week,in U.K. any speed in 3 digits means say good bye to your driving license for a while and anything over 120 ish say goodbye to your freedom as well!
    best regards
    Dave McGuire
     
  13. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
    1,046
    London
    293 km/h which equals 180+ mph in France on a motorway. Stopped at the next services so thatI didn't get to the next peage too quickly!!
     
  14. Andy hls

    Andy hls Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    Kent UK
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    Andy
    Regurley '150 in 348 just nudged past 170 once, but over 180 in a 911 on the M20 towards Chatham
     
  15. castex

    castex Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    125
    Rouen, France
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    Thomas Daniels
    165 on the A13. Watch this space...:)
     
  16. vanimal

    vanimal Formula Junior

    Mar 19, 2003
    380
    UK
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    Vaughan
    155 indicated in 348 challenge somewhere near Cambridge (got pulled over a few miles later for doing around 110 and got read the riot act, but no tkt :)

    175 indicated on Suzuki TL1000R in France on A26
    161 indicated on Aprilia RSV-R in France enroute to le Mans (then front tyre deflated and had to stop kinda fast)
     
  17. Furby

    Furby Rookie

    Feb 10, 2004
    48
    Rome, Italy
    Around 300kmh (I couldn't see the tacho, so Im not sure) in a private track in Italy... With a Boeing 777

    Around 800kmh in the air (somewhere near Greece) with a Boeing 777

    And around 200kmh in the Rome-Naples highway here in italy, with my Volvo 850 T5R :D
     
  18. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Dec 7, 2003
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    That's pretty quick for a 328. I'm not doubting your claim, just kind of surprised. I'll guess the car was tweaked, or you had some considerable speedometer variance (is that what you mean by "on meter"? ). Any details? I'm sure some 328 drivers here would love to bury the needle in their cars too!
     
  19. shmark

    shmark F1 Rookie

    Oct 31, 2003
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    105mph around turn 12 at Road Atlanta with my foot on the floor. If that doesn't get a nut check, nothing will!

    But if you're talking about boring straight line speed, then I guess 165mph in a Viper GTS (passenger) on the back straight at Road Atlanta, lifting at the black flag station because he wanted to save the brakes.

    Mark
     
  20. P 4 Staff

    P 4 Staff Rookie

    Feb 10, 2004
    1
    247 km/h in my special-built 911 with a 2-litre Carrera six engine. It happened on Kiruna Airfield high up in the north of Sweden in 1974.
     
  21. stevej33

    stevej33 Karting

    Feb 16, 2004
    76
    Lincoln, UK
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    Steve Jollands
    147mph in a mondial 3.0 (euro) QV
    156mph in a Fiat 20v Coupe Turbo
    and an indicated 188 on my Yamaha YZF1000R1 (much modified)
    isnt Lincolnshire great..........

    steve j
     
  22. SupercarGuru

    SupercarGuru F1 Rookie
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    Dec 14, 2003
    3,501
    Fl
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    John Temerian
    passenger of 200 in diablo
    passenger of 190 or so in F40
    passenger of 195 in F50

    all on Bee line highway for those of you who live in Florida...all cavallino weekends on the way to moroso lol haha
     
  23. Mickey

    Mickey Formula Junior

    Jan 20, 2004
    409
    Linnet Drive
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    Mike
    131 in a Honda CRX.
     
  24. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
    2,108
    SC USA
    All I can say is never trust a Ferrari speedometer...I dont
     
  25. Crawford

    Crawford Formula 3

    Mar 5, 2003
    1,294
    Nashville, TN
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    Crawford White
    143 in my NSX, but how many of you have been 5x the speed limit??

    There is a nice fairly open road leading to a golf course here in Nashville with a speed limit of 20. I know a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy with an NSX...triple digits
     

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