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Old 11-21-2018, 04:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I guess it would have to be my '78 Z28. I topped out in it at 155 and it felt like it had more to give. I had a 2010 SHO but it was governed at 119. Rumor is that with a tune they got over 150
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:34 PM
 
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I guess it would have to be my '78 Z28. I topped out in it at 155 and it felt like it had more to give. I had a 2010 SHO but it was governed at 119. Rumor is that with a tune they got over 150

Your Z28 must have been very heavily modified. Stock, they're good for 105 mph. The optional 350 engine made a whopping 175hp, which isn't going to get a 3,600 lb car to 150+ mph. My brother had a new '79 Z28 back in the day. An absolutely gorgeous car, but his 350 4-speed wasn't exactly a screamer. I bought a new L69 (5.0 High Output) automatic Z28 a few years later (my first new car), and it would smoke my brother's car. Being the "High Output" version, it made an earth shattering 190hp. IIRC, I ran low 15s at 90 or so mph at the local drag strip. Magazine tests from back in the day indicate it had a top speed of 134 mph. Fast forward to today, and my 2014 SHO with a canned tune and downpipes does the 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds. We've come a long way in terms of performance, but the '79 through '81 Z28s remain some of the best looking cars ever made, in my opinion
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:59 PM
 
Location: USA
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My 1987 145-hp 924S was good for just under 145 mph.

Twice.

It wasn’t too bad when sideways at 90.

Once.

I miss that little car.

My Macan S is faster but I haven’t had it over 110.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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'74 Detomaso Pantera 160mph.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:09 PM
 
Location: MN
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Your Z28 must have been very heavily modified. Stock, they're good for 105 mph. The optional 350 engine made a whopping 175hp, which isn't going to get a 3,600 lb car to 150+ mph. My brother had a new '79 Z28 back in the day. An absolutely gorgeous car, but his 350 4-speed wasn't exactly a screamer. I bought a new L69 (5.0 High Output) automatic Z28 a few years later (my first new car), and it would smoke my brother's car. Being the "High Output" version, it made an earth shattering 190hp. IIRC, I ran low 15s at 90 or so mph at the local drag strip. Magazine tests from back in the day indicate it had a top speed of 134 mph. Fast forward to today, and my 2014 SHO with a canned tune and downpipes does the 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds. We've come a long way in terms of performance, but the '79 through '81 Z28s remain some of the best looking cars ever made, in my opinion
A high school guy down the street when I was growing up had a mint early 80ís Trans Am. He made the brake lights say TA, pretty cool unique option he made up back then.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Default Ohhh My I remember ~~~ Showing my Age now YIKES

"What's is (are) the fastest car (cars) you have been in ( Driven)" !!

My past sure got brought forward recalling my driving and experiences some 45 years + ago!! I not have been in cars back thundering the performance era's of all Car manufactures.. but also spent 5 years in the "Appraisals of such vehicles " for Insurance purposes" when they became classics and"Collectables"!!

My most vivid experiences (3) was 1) driving a "Sunbeam Tiger" and was coming back from a get-together with my female friends.. I came to stoplight and younger people came up and started gunning their engines ( known BAIT to ask for Drag) and I just looked over and smiled. The light turned green.. They took off.. leaving rubber on the road.. I just let them go.. and I did my thing.. I didn't have to leave rubber on the road.. but soon caught up and passed them within half a block!

Not sure if many recall these vehicles.. BUT Sunbeam was usually a small 2 seater that had 4 cylinder engine... and Tigers were a completely different animal ( mine was a 1965)~~ link below>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunbeam_Tiger

2)Back when I was still in Nurses Training.. I dated a guy who worked for "British Leyland Dealership".. He handed me the keys to his car to go get and pick up something.. I literally crawled into this rather long nosed.. sporty roadster.... had to pull seat up++ . I turned the key and WOW.. but it was the FIRST time I ever felt "G-Force" when let clutch out in first gear!! I soon realized what was going on..and didn't use gas pedal like I would normally!! LOL.. WHOA!!

Yes.. It was a Jaguar XK-E~ V-12 ( not warned at all .. ) so when returned.. I saw his smirk.. and knew he taught me something.. I looked at him and "Thank you" for the EXPERIENCE!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar...(1968–71)

But do have to say..My favourite was the 1967 Mustang Shelby GT-350 ..( tho Boss 302 was available in garage but never impressed me like the three Mentioned above)!

I do have to mention.. all above vehicles were all 4 or 5 speed Standard.. and so grateful my brother taught me how to drive standard back in the 60's!!

Oh.. yea.. I also drove

" 3-on the Tree" Ford Fair-lane 4-door~ V-8 ( same engine as Shelby ( 289) GT-350 and Yikes.. What a sleeper auto that was!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby...68_Cobra_GT350

Thanx for making me recall my great life experience's of the PAST!!
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Itís a German car where there is no speed limit, problem solved.
Not everyone lives in Germany though. We see a lot of really nice sports cars around here. Most of them will surpass 150mph with ease, yet in a car like the Miata one can have more fun in the turns and in general one can get though these mountain passes faster then what we see around here.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: 76102
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I found myself going 130 in my Ford Taurus one time!! Flatlands of west Texas...
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Drove in or been in? I took a competition-pkg M5 around for a spin on local roads, lots of bends, but never above 60mph sadly. Torque was still crazy.

Contrastingly I've driven my '95 Isuzu Rodeo SUV over 95mph on an interstate straight before.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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The fastest car I've been in? It's hard to say. It could be the Porsche 911 Targa or the Jaguar. It could be the 68 Mustang with the 428 CJ engine or the Mustang Mach 1. I got to drive all of them except for the Jaguar. My favorite by far was that Targa.
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