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post #46 of 73
I'm not much for extreme speed, but I did recently hit 190 km/h (near 120 mph) on the M3 on the way to Fuzesabony, Hungary. It's a beautiful new stretch of road, light traffic, cheap tolls.
post #47 of 73
I got up to 187mph last week on a flat, smooth, empty divided highway in Nebraska. Was hoping to find my absolute top speed, but my car was still pulling when I blew by a state trooper (on the other side of the highway, writing a ticket.) Needless to say, I slowed down. I guess 187 will have to do for now.
post #48 of 73
wonder what goes thru a trooper's mind when that happens. he's sitting there writing some dumb ticket for some guy who got caught doing 80...zzzzooOOOMmmmm...<g-ddammit> i chuckle at the thought.
post #49 of 73
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wonder what goes thru a trooper's mind when that happens. he's sitting there writing some dumb ticket for some guy who got caught doing 80...zzzzooOOOMmmmm...<g-ddammit> i chuckle at the thought.
I probably saved the guy who was getting ticketed, as the trooper immediately jumped in his car, pulled around (over the grass median) and followed me. I had got on the brakes as soon as I saw him, so by the time he was behind me, I was by then cruising along at 74mph. The trooper shadowed me for almost a half hour, dropping out of sight, and then speeding up, popping out from behind cars or trucks and flashing me with his radar every so often (I kept it at 74mph.) Finally I got tired of waiting for him to stop me and slowed down to about 60. He rode right on my bumper for about 5 minutes (probably running my plates) then pulled up next to me. I was pretty sure he was going to pull me over, but he just waved and then turned back around. I kept it pretty slow for the rest of the time I was in Nebraska, in case he had called ahead.
post #50 of 73
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(faustian bargain @ 17 Aug. 2004, 3:34) wonder what goes thru a trooper's mind when that happens. he's sitting there writing some dumb ticket for some guy who got caught doing 80...zzzzooOOOMmmmm...<g-ddammit> i chuckle at the thought.
I probably saved the guy who was getting ticketed, as the trooper immediately jumped in his car, pulled around (over the grass median) and followed me.  I had got on the brakes as soon as I saw him, so by the time he was behind me, I was by then cruising along at 74mph.  The trooper shadowed me for almost a half hour, dropping out of sight, and then speeding up, popping out from behind cars or trucks and flashing me with his radar every so often (I kept it at 74mph.)  Finally I got tired of waiting for him to stop me and slowed down to about 60.  He rode right on my bumper for about 5 minutes (probably running my plates) then pulled up next to me.  I was pretty sure he was going to pull me over, but he just waved and then turned back around.  I kept it pretty slow for the rest of the time I was in Nebraska, in case he had called ahead.
Wow, good save.
post #51 of 73
Not the fastest I've driven, but here's a short clip of me going 159.9 mph. (warning. 8 meg video file. may take a while to download) www.larsonweb.com/car/505kail.wmv
post #52 of 73
If only Windows Media Player didn't constantly lock up on my computer...sigh Got the clip in Quicktime or Divx?
post #53 of 73
I may have driven close to 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. It's pretty obvious that I'm not exactly a daredevil.
post #54 of 73
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If only Windows Media Player didn't constantly lock up on my computer...sigh  Got the clip in Quicktime or Divx?
Yeah, it locks up. Damn, l love seeing a person flout the law.
post #55 of 73
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If only Windows Media Player didn't constantly lock up on my computer...sigh  Got the clip in Quicktime or Divx?
I'm afraid I don't have software that will conver the clip. You might try right-clicking and saving it, then watching it from your hard-drive. Sometimes, when I have trouble viewing WMV files online, that works. Sorry Marc 37, it's not footage of illicit street antics, its footage from a race.
post #56 of 73
170 in the S4.
post #57 of 73
About 140mph in a Nascar car, driven as part of a driving class at Dover Raceway (in Delaware) that my wife got me for Christmas several years ago. Otherwise, I've gone 110+mph several times, most recently in my 1998 BMW M3 (which I've owned since 2000). It's an easy car to go fast in - I don't advance-plan such high speed runs, they just happen very briefly on spur of the moment highway on-ramp merging romps, etc. when I may take it up to 90-100 quite easily for a few seconds. Fast acceleration paired with a great engine/exhaust note is much more of a thrill for me than high speed generally.
post #58 of 73
I once took a Morris Traveller to up 90MPH for 1/2 a second or so. Suck it up bytches. A Morris Traveller, yesterday.
post #59 of 73
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My cousins Ferrari F50, about 180 mph down I-95 between Sample Rd and Yamato Rd. This was somewhere in the early morning, I think around 4 am, if I can recall. I was in a McLaren F1 once, but I did not drive and was only taken for a joyride; the side seats are really uncomfortable and small. I usually average 80-100 mph on my daily commute (on 45 mph roads. Yeah, I'm a maniac.), at the same time I always use my blinker and when there are accidents or ambulance / fire trucks need to go by, I drive very cautiously and follow all the road rules. Jon.
Driving at speeds like that in those areas isn't right.  Any real speed demon in SoFLA around those parts would have been doing that on the Sawgrass Expressway I was in Palm Beach last winter and had quite a bit of fun marveling at some of the fine machines that had converged upon the area for some sort of regional Ferrari show.  Everything from F50s to a 1962 250 GT SWB California Spyder.  When I was leaving Worth Ave and pulling out of my parking spot, I had to watch for a minute as a fellow with an F40 tried to parallel park.  He gave up pretty quickly.  Though it simply isn't in the card right now, I hope to own one in the near future (doesn't everyone?). With the Enzo situation, the only reason your cousin is on the waitlist must be because he has met the two previous Ferrari purchase pre-requisite.  This is why even some extremely wealthy folks have had to venture out onto the gray market: they simply didn't have the 'relationship' with Ferrari that is required to get your hands on one of those at MSRP. Also, concerning the handling, the F50 is really only a 'road car' in that it can be driven legally, but it's obviously more work than it's worth for most trips.  On the other hand, most of the road versions (ie, not "Challenge" or "GT" models) of lower-end Ferraris, like the F360 and upcoming F430, are much easier to handle and as you can probably see in FL (esp. in PB), are driven by many on a day-to-day basis. Oh, and concerning the topic, I suppose the fastest I've ever driven was 160mph in a friend's Viper, but the fastest sustained speed was about 135mph (for roughly an hour, or however long the trip took) in my SL500 on Alligator Alley between Miami, FL and Naples, FL.  Quite a fun, quick trip.
post #60 of 73
Hi all, I like this forum a lot, but this thread is so full of BS I don't know where to begin... imageWIS is a good place to start: "Contrary to popular belief, Ferraris are not as much fun to drive as everyone might think, especially the F50. It turns like an SUV and the seats are bolted to the engine, which means you feel everything...fun for a bit, but it gets annoying after a while." The F50 is an incredible machine. "Turns like an SUV" is the most laughable thing I have read in a long time. I don't even know how to respond to that. Additionally, the seats are not "bolted to the engine" - i don't even know what you mean by that. You probably read somewhere that the engine is an integral part of the chasis, which is correct. The seats are not "bolted to the engine." As for the ride, of course you feel everything - it's a sports car . If you don't like that, I suggest you get a Lexus. I fail to see how you use the F50's racing suspension as evidence that the F50 is not "fun to drive." Quite the contrary, in my book. "If you want performance, whilst still having a nice balance of amenities, either a BMW M3 / M5 or an Audi R6S is the best bet." ah, sorry, I retract my Lexus comment. A BMW or Audi, haha. Oh, and it's an RS6, not an R6S. You may want "amenities" in your cars, and that's perfectly alright. Everyone needs a car with a little luxury. And it clearly sounds like a hardcore sportscar isn't on your wishlist. Fine. But don't compare apples to oranges, and don't come in here making sweeping generalizations about Ferraris not being as much fun as you might think. Maybe not to you... As for the "Enzo waitlist," every car is paid for and accounted for and has been since the introduction. There is not and never has been a waitlist. This is just pure fiction. DSKent - how did you like Cavallino??? It's a great event. The F40 guy had trouble parking, huh? what a wimp . Just kidding, but it's no different from any other car. Of course, in a Countach or Diablo, there may as well be no rear window at all. Check out - http://www.sportscarfan.com/yasu/enzo/enzo19/enzo1.wmv DSKent, back to the Enzo - you are right, you needed a relationship with Ferrari, but it took much more than the purchase of two cars previously. I know someone with a '92 F40, an '02 575M, a '74 Dino, a '66 365 GT 2+2, a '77 308GTB, an '04 CS, a Carrera GT, Merc 300SL roadster, and half a dozen other non F-cars, and, when he asked if he could get an Enzo, was told "no can do." In fact, there's no "wait list" for any new Ferraris. The best customers get priority... it's an interesting business model - on purpose to underproduce and not meet demand. Oh, and to all you speed demons - take it to the track There is no badge of honor for endangering the lives of innocent motorists.
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