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Old 11-25-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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I've got an SRT-10 Pickup. Fastest I've had it was about 130. Scared the crap outta me though.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:07 PM
 
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Default Maybe I shouldn't tell...

... but I will

The fastest I ever drove a vehicle was 110 mph on a 7-mile stretch of 4-lane hwy (the expressway) into my home town. I was about 17 or 18 and I was driving my mother's Buick Regal station wagon. It was light blue with the fake wood trim on the sides. I believe it was a V-6. Honestly, I didn't think it could go that fast, but it did!
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I've got an SRT-10 Pickup. Fastest I've had it was about 130. Scared the crap outta me though.
LOL, same with my Taurus SHO at 130-something. That was a white-knuckle experience I will never come close to repeating. Oddly enough I had a Porsche with about 80 less horsepower than my SHO that would do 125 as stably as it did 65. Give me an interstate that is flat, wide, empty and relatively straight with only long sweepers, and I could have set the cruise on 125 and kept it there all day without breaking a sweat.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:45 AM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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the fastest car i've ever driven is a carerra GT, but the fastest car i've ever driven fast is a 996 TT. for long periods of speed sustainment it would be my old 16V VW; in my younger and dumber days I ran that car an exceptionally twisting, hilly state highway north of my home averaging 100mph or higher most of the way.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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I wasn't driving, but I was in a Camaro that hit about 140 MPH on a long straight stretch of (empty) highway once. That is until a slight over-correction after hitting a bump in the road caused us to do 3 or 4 360 degree rotations across two lanes, ending up (thankfully) in the very wide and flat grass median with nothing more than a soiled set of drawers. Lessons learned?

1. A bump on an interstate highway that is a minor annoyance at 65 MPH could very will kill you at 140 MPH.

2. It's nice to live past 21-its been 5 great years since that awful night.

3. Just because one can bury the pedal like Michael Schumacher doesn't mean one can drive like him.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:44 PM
 
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30 years ago: 150 on 95 south, from the Melborne exit in a friend's Ferrari. Talk about 0 to !!!!!!

I'm more careful now and have poorer friends.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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With someone else driving, 140 mph in a modified 79' TransAm on a limited access highway in rural NJ.

My driving... fastest was about 105-110mph in a rental Buick Riviera towards the end of an all day drive from San Francisco to Pasadena via the PCH. Late in the trip, we cut across some rural inland roads through cow country (I think near San Louis Obispo) and we accelerated that fast across the flatlands (hoping a cow didn't wander into the roadway).

Nowadays, I go no more than 5 mph over for most of my driving.
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I used to do about 100-110 average on the autostrada when I lived in Italy. Had a BMW 3 series that handled nicely even at those speeds and I never felt out of control. I think the max I took it up to was 128 since around 115-120 I would feel like the suspension couldn't hold as well, so I only did that on rare occasions in areas with no traffic on a straightaway. Also did a drive from Naples to Rome in a C Class Mercedes in just a shade over an hour, it's about 140 miles.

As a passenger a friend of mine took a Jag XJR he was renting up close to 160. That defiinitely got me nervous at those speeds as there is little chance for recovery.

Back in the US I stay closer to the speed limit as the roads aren't built to handle speeds much above 70 or 75, it really isn't that safe. Add that to most US drivers aren't very experienced with higher speeds and don't interact well with situations. The US driving style and road design just doesn't mend itself well to higher speeds. It would take an enormous overhaul to have anything similar to the AutoBahn.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Chandler AZ
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This is not me but you guys might find it intresting. be sure to watch the video at the end of the aritcle. Idiot drives Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 219 MPH on public road - Autoblog
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:04 AM
 
Location: N.Cent. FL
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When I was young and dumb ... 154 mph 98 Eclipse Spyder GS-T, felt like it was on rails/suction cupped to the road ... top down and 128 mph 88 RX-7 GXL, someone pulled out quite a bit in front of me which made me brake and stop trying.

Now I push a different number, gas mileage over 100 mpg on a 5 mile trip, over 80 mpg on a 400 mile interstate run.
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