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Old 11-27-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Shady Drifter
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About 5 or 6 times a day, trying to pass people or maneuver in traffic.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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I've floored our SUV's fairly often to get up to speed quickly, but the days of flooring my sports car are long gone, just has too much horsepower now and accelerates too quickly to really floor it on public roads, and I haven't had it on a straight closed track since I modded it. Someday I'll run the TX Mile in it and have it pegged.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:15 PM
 
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I would NEVER do it to a brand new car or one that was not warmed up. Never had a sports car but a couple of V-8s and some 5 speed manuals which I would red line. With carburetors , I agree that they need to be blown out occasionally . Had to do that with a couple cars back years ago.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Here is my answer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlA4oJ4keww
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I floored my 73 Vega a few times. ..


My sister had a 72 Vega. Slowest car I ever drove.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Funkotron, MA
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I own two cars, an 08 Altima and a Corvette. I've never floored either one.
That's like having a Greyhound and only letting it run in a 10 ft x 10 ft enclosure.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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The better question is have you floored it and kept it there?
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Why do manufacturers advertise zero to 60 in so many fast seconds, why do they show their new cars speeding/racing out in the country, why do you think they build them that way, maybe because they were built to do so.
Warning, make sure you do it with good tires. Cheap tires or worn tires may blow out on you.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Wow ... Just WOW !

Sports cars are designed to be driven hard (preferably safely on a closed track) ... And of course maintained properly.

Track time with a Ferrari 458: Track time with a Ferrari 458 - YouTube

No that is not me, but I have done that in Vegas. Sports cars are like athletes or like the human body ... you need to work them hard ... make some sweat!! Good for the muscles & good for the car.

PS Happy Thanksgiving to all !!! Be thankful we live in a country where you can do pretty much what you want !!
That explains why its said police attention is drawn like a magnet when they see one. Good job of profiling really: LOL. Happy thanksgiving
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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This may sound like a strange question, but I'm just curious what percentage of people have.

I own two cars, an 08 Altima and a Corvette. I've never floored either one. Seems like, why would I put this stress on the car for no reason?
I floor all of my cars all the time.

Why do you have a Vette? Who do you think it is so hard on your car to floor it?
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