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Old 22nd June 2004, 15:08   #16
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Top speed of the Xing is around 141 kmph. I think we have a case of a faulty speedo !

I have driven a Santro ( an ex-Xing ) and anything over 100 kmph seems like you are putting too much strain on the car.
It feels composed at around the 85-95 kmph mark.

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Old 22nd June 2004, 18:23   #17
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SLK, thats hogwash. Tell you friends to keep on dreaming. Breadbox aerodynamics, short gearing and a not-so-strong power to weight ratio will keep the Xing below 150.

Autocarindia tested the Xing for a top whack of 141 kph. Even with a 8% speedo error, 152 kph on the gauge. There is no way....not the expressway slopes or wind forces that can make a Zing show 170 on the speedo. But wait, is the Santro even marked till 170? Can anyone confirm?

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Old 22nd June 2004, 19:26   #18
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140 ish possible.. 170kmph hmmmm NITRO
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Old 22nd June 2004, 21:31   #19
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Quote[/b] (Jaggu @ June 22 2004,17:56)]140 ish possible.. 170kmph hmmmm NITRO
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Old 22nd June 2004, 21:44   #20
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Quote[/b] (GTO @ June 22 2004,16:53)]But wait, is the Santro even marked till 170? Can anyone confirm?
Ya GTO Santros are marked till 180 which is not their capacity... Mine is marked....

I think case of faulty speedo and with a help of downhill slope then only its possible
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Old 22nd June 2004, 23:46   #21
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Thankyou guys.. I have made everyone read this Topic...
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Old 23rd June 2004, 02:58   #22
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In my opinion, the Santro, Zing or otherwise is good for 140km/h and one has to be either brave or stupid to achieve that speed. 170km/h is out of question.
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Old 23rd June 2004, 13:04   #23
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Quote[/b] (Jaggu @ June 22 2004,17:56)]140 ish possible.. 170kmph hmmmm NITRO
yup absolutley and maybe it was going straight down a cliff
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hmmm...this gives me an idea...with the right head wind...why not add wings and use the juhu airstrip....only you need a modification to transfer the the power to a prop when airborne...conjoures images of chitty chitty bang bang.




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Speedo indicated 170kmph is possible on a Xing, but the true speed will always be below 150kmph.

My friend here, who has a Ikon 1.6 claims to have seen the needle touch 200kmph. Mags claim it to be around 165kmph.

Never trust your speedo, unless it's sat navigated.

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Well i agree to Rehaan to some extent... may be aftermarket tyres.!
And even if downhill... i dont think santro can bear that... or to say jokingly..
SOME ONE HAS HACKED HIS SPEEDO METER

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Guys how much do u think a speed gun would cost?? the one Police forces use(not indian, but, other countries)...does it show an accurate reading??
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no way unless the slope drops almost 90 degrees.the max that a santro can do comfortable with 3-4 people is 100-120kph.anything faster is simply reckless driving as it is not meant for driving like that.
170 is total crap
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yes santro can achieve 170+ speed. Check the link below to know how it can.
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