What's the fastest you have ever driven a car?

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  1. Joe G

    Joe G Senior member

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    OK. I'm perfectly willing to buy into your self-identification as a reckless, dangerous punk. But that changes neither that you have some trouble with facts, nor that the skill of reading comprehension has proven somewhat elusive to you. However, the skill of backpedalling seems to be decently well in hand.

    I am well aware that motorway velocities across the Channel are often fairly high. And, had your reading comprehension faculties been more fully developed you would have noted that I wrote precisely nothing about your alleged motorway habits. Out of your alleged road conduct, going fast on the motorways is by far the least egregious. However, I maintain that, if you drove in the UK as you describe your driving habits in macro, i.e. "My average speed on the motorway is about 110mph. Average speed on Park Lane, 80mph (albeit late at night), Average speed on London roads 40-60 mph..." then you would probably have long ago lost your liberty, and would definitely not be allowed to legally drive or insure a motorcar.

    And as a matter of fact, I have spent a decent amount of time in Soho. And for some reason I've yet to have seen a single automobile doing anywhere near 100mph there. I've rarely seen an automobile going 100km/h there. (You do understand the difference between miles and kilometers, right?) Furthermore, I've never seen a Ferrari going exceptionally fast in Soho. (Perhaps if I kept the company of the boorish nouveaux riches instead of casting my lot with civilised people, I would have such tales to tell. I don't know.)

    But let's forget about England for the moment. Between the rickshaws, over-laden lorries, tractors, animal-drawn carts, and at the top end the tiny little tinbox cars there is only one way you could have possibly reached 90mph in Bangladesh: you must have killed several people in the process, and maimed scores more. A donkey cart cannot get out of the way of a motorcar bearing down upon it at 90mph or any velocity remotely close to that, nor can a person crossing an often unilluminated roadway do so. Recall that the only land more densely populated than Bangladesh is the illegally-occupied Gaza Strip

    So, please do let us know: are you a liar or a murderer?

    Peace,

    JG
     


  2. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Joe, Kalra is a 16 year old kid. He probably dosen't even have a license. How old do you need to be to drive in the UK?
     


  3. marc37

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    Well done Kai: l am very glad to hear that. What's the harm in driving fast down the freeway when the person is driving with great care. Cops are revenue raisors: l get vexed with all these people who are out in a straight stretch [of road] but are too scared to go over the limit. l flout the law all the time and l think nothing of it. l am no robot. l always drive safely though. l have a truckie mate who has been using radar detectors for years; he has been busted by the cops afew times. l have ordered one from the U.S just recently. [​IMG] Â [​IMG] Â [​IMG] Â [​IMG] Â [​IMG]
     


  4. marc37

    marc37 Senior member

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    l only worry about speed limits when the cops are around. [​IMG] lf it is the middle of the night and no cars are around, why not go thru traffic lights. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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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&#33[​IMG], 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.
     


  6. marc37

    marc37 Senior member

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    Well done son. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] That is so fast. l hear that the new $1 million dollar 750 horse power convertable rolls royce can get up to 60mph in 2.5 seconds and can do 360 mph. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Huh? Which RR? This is the first I have heard of this. Do you have a link? The only new RR convertible I know of is the 'new' Corniche based on the Bentley Azure (there are 2 in my neighborhood, lucky bastards&#33[​IMG]. Jon.
     


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    Wait; are you talking about this (see link)? RR 100EX Link The commentary at the bottom by RollerBean is hilarious. Jon.
     


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    [​IMG] I am so jealous. That car is king.
     


  10. imageWIS

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    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.

    Although, at least the F50 does not corner like a Diablo...which is to say horribly.

    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. Is it a Ferrari? No. Will you show off like in a Ferrari? No. But, also there is a very slim chance that you will find oil leaking all over the floor like many Ferraris (ok, so the new ones don't really have this problem anymore).

    He is supposed to get an Enzo soon (soon is relative when it comes to Ferrari's).

    Jon.
     


  11. kalra2411

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    Very true, that is why I preffer my SL55 to the 360 anyday, the appauling suspention just gets on my nerves.
     


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    kalra2411 Senior member

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    He can get an Enzo and I cannot, what has this world come to, perhaps I should amke a trip to the US to get one.
     


  13. Kai

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    He is supposed to get an Enzo soon (soon is relative when it comes to Ferrari's).
    He can get an Enzo and I cannot, what has this world come to, perhaps I should amke a trip to the US to get one.
    Anyone can get an Enzo. There are many available if you don't mind paying twice their suggested retail price. I've seen several available for around US$1.2 million.
     


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    (kalra2411 @ 21 July 2004, 2:31) Quote He is supposed to get an Enzo soon (soon is relative when it comes to Ferrari's).
    He can get an Enzo and I cannot, what has this world come to, perhaps I should amke a trip to the US to get one.
    Anyone can get an Enzo. Â There are many available if you don't mind paying twice their suggested retail price. Â I've seen several available for around US$1.2 million.[/quote] Obviously things are different in the US, I will make the trip.
     


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    He is not paying that much. He has been on the official wait list at a local SoFLA Ferrari dealership for a while (not sure exactly how long), but he will pay the "˜retail' price of the car whenever he takes delivery of it...since he will purchase a new one.

    Jon.
     


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