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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. Buttuz4eva

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    150 IN MY Z06 IT TOOK A WHILE TO GET THERE AND IT WASNT TO STABLE HOOD SHAKES WIND NOISE PRETTY SCARY

    160 IN MY 360 FELT LIKE NOTHING I WOULD HAVE WANTED TO TOP IT OUT BUT IT WAS ON THE SOUTHERN STATE AND THERE WAS SOME TREFFIC UP AHEAD.
     
  2. Doody

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    155 in the 550

    ain't it the truth! the mofo totally wasn't thinking twice about it "yeah you stupid human, i can go faster - CAN YOU?".

    doody.
     
  3. Chuck550

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    Well, the Ferrari speedo said 145 but I bet it was actually more like 130 at Pocono IR. Ferrari speedos start at 10 mph standing still you know....
     
  4. dartman

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    173 knots at rotation in a 747-400. Works out to about 199 mph ish. 389 backseaters have no idea how much fun your having up front!

    152 - Porsche 928.
    115 - '61 MGA
    .885 Mach - Passing a 777 on the way into Narita last fall.
     
  5. ChuckEBaby

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    Hey DJ,

    That stretch near Hanford? Is there any other way to drive it?
    What a boring, desolate drive…. Unless your doin a hundred+ MPH!

    Chuck
     
  6. noony

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    New high of 150mph in a 996 GT3RS :)
     
  7. bluekawala

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    Wow! Thats not bad for an MGA, was it modified? My MGB probably won't get over 110... but it's bone stock. But they're all a blast to drive!
    Happy driving! :)
     
  8. 512tr

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    512TR 300km/h in 5th gear @ 6200rpm still pulling hard, had to let go, ran out of road
    348 spyder 270km/h 5th gear @ 7000rpm
    328gts 260km/h 5th gear red line not bad for a 15 year old car

    The 512 TR is awesome, I could only imagine the power of a 575.

    By the way don't tell my wife. LOL
     
  9. dartman

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    the MG's engine is mildely tuned, and was new at the time, five years ago. Scared myself half to death!
     
  10. racerx

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    I hit 182 testing my new wing, but the front end got a little light and i had to back off a bit;
     
  11. WILLIAM H

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    Close to 170 in my 512TR down the back straight at Pocono Intl. I think the race 512TR probably does 180+ there but it has no speedo, the trees go by VERY Fast in the race car :)
     
  12. WILLIAM H

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    Back in my crazy days I used to take the Countach 5000QV into the Nevada desert between Reno & Carson City on the L-O-N-G straight there I could see 185 mph on the speedo, Maxed out :) Other days when it was windy I could only do 130 mph there
     
  13. WILLIAM H

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    My best time at Lime Rock in my road 512TR was 1:01 which is absolutley flying in that big monster on that tight twisty track :)
     
  14. Davey S1

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    140 in a 400i in France

    160 in a 360 (passenger on track)
     
  15. ANDYH

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    150 mph indicated in 308 qv
    175 mph (indicated) in 348ts with roof off , lots of concentration, and a slightly twitchy sphincter
    145 mph on private road in 512tr
     
  16. bluekawala

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    LOL.

    Is that a tent on that... thing. What kind of car is that?!
     
  17. jordan747_400

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    That must be one fully loaded 747-400 for 173kts rotation!!

    Are you a pilot?
     
  18. rsrx

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    The fastest I've been was in Southern Germany (Munich) in 1997. I was visiting friends in Augsberg and the owner of a basketball team my firend was playing on had a "collection" of Porsche's and Ferrari's. He let me drive his 993 TT. WOW!!! I was with my girlfriend at the time and we just pegged 300k...

    My ex-girlfirend looked over and couldnt see the speedo needle and that somewhat scared her.

    The best blast I've had so far in a country where you can drive fast legally.

    Here in Southern California, my max speed is about 40mph if I'm lucky. I can't seem to get out of rush hour traffic driving from Toluca Lake to Garden Grove for work daily.
     
  19. bcmarly

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  20. johnhoughtaling

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    201 mph (indicated) 01 550
    191 mph (indicated) 02 360
    285 kph (indicated) 71 Miura SV

    170 mph (indicated) 355 with police lights attached!
     
  21. bcmarly

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    198 mph in McLaren F1 outside of Geneva
    185 mph in F GTO
     
  22. coolestkidever

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    how did u go 201 in a 550, must have been a long ass straight
     
  23. Horsefly

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    Trust me, I can make it!
     
  24. johnhoughtaling

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    201 (indicated) in the 550.

    Yes it was, but I'm afraid I cannot tell you where.
     
  25. racerx

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    I don't know what the hell is on that. Some sort of commie camper. The car is the famous TRABANT. A royal ****box made by the east germans during the cold war. It going 183 was as likely as some of these other posts. I put a link in another thread today so that everyone could see their most realistic top end speed. Actual test data performed mostly on the smoothest, longest test tracks on the planet with new cars prepped and massaged by the factorys. Read the shootouts from the past 20 years. Some new cars even popped their tops being pushed to the limit. Reality might be letdown but some people think they are beating a team of factory engineers on their way to get a loave of bread in a 10 year old car.
    Glad you laughed as that was my hope.
    follow the link folks, great site for all marques;

    http://autozine.kyul.net/classic/ferrari2.htm#308

    T
     

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