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50-99 kmph 62 4.35%
100-149 kmph 492 34.55%
150-199 kmph 632 44.38%
200-249 kmph 167 11.73%
250-299 kmph 41 2.88%
300+ kmph 30 2.11%
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Old 6th May 2008, 14:10   #1876
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yes i have been lucky enough!! kmph
regarding speedo error i dont know the error % associated with the speedo.
some one throw some light on this??. i have came to know that error increases with higher speeds?? is this possible??
and yes i am sure that there shouldnt be any crosswinds for better acceleration , towards the last section of the bypass there was a heavy cross wind i couldnt go above 210kmph in that section!! and had to brake frantically!! a trailor was stationary on the side!! at a distance ofcourse, but it was near to me in no time .. didnt feel like shifting lanes at 200kmph, the cross winds would have easily thrown me of the track. and its a pain to look towards the sides at above 170kmph!! your eyes start to ache!!
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yes i have been lucky enough!! kmph
regarding speedo error i dont know the error % associated with the speedo.
some one throw some light on this??. i have came to know that error increases with higher speeds?? is this possible??
and yes i am sure that there shouldnt be any crosswinds for better acceleration , towards the last section of the bypass there was a heavy cross wind i couldnt go above 210kmph in that section!! and had to brake frantically!! a trailor was stationary on the side!! at a distance ofcourse, but it was near to me in no time .. didnt feel like shifting lanes at 200kmph, the cross winds would have easily thrown me of the track. and its a pain to look towards the sides at above 170kmph!! your eyes start to ache!!
Boy you guys are quick. Please drive safe- time collapses into nothing at those speeds.
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Old 6th May 2008, 20:30   #1878
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Did 180 in a Corolla, the needle just kept moving. That was the first time I ever drove a Corolla, gosh that car moves!!! Bangalore to Chennai, 3:20 minutes, inclusive of 2 stops!! The part i liked the most... the car doesnt scare you, i could take most of the curves without decelarating!!!
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Old 7th May 2008, 01:38   #1879
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did 210 with my Verna CRDI , got up to 180 easily and then take some time to get 210, engine RPM was around 4100-4200
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did 210 with my Verna CRDI , got up to 180 easily and then take some time to get 210, engine RPM was around 4100-4200

Awesome. I like that machine. She's India's Maserati far as I'm concerned.
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Old 8th May 2008, 17:12   #1881
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Did 150 in my SX4,
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Old 8th May 2008, 19:31   #1882
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Have touched 140 in my Indica and maintained it for a period of about 5-6 seconds! After that felt that the car was going to lose control.. Came back to cruising speeds of 110-120 after that.
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Old 9th May 2008, 10:03   #1883
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220 on a stock Verna . Is that really possible or a major speedo error kicking in here? I thought 1.5 ltr, 100 BHP engines can at best have a top whack of 190 or so.
It can be possible.
Me myself done around 205 kmph on my Elantra CRDi with same torque and Elantra is much heavier than Verna, 200 kg heavier. You can imagine, if elantra crdi can do 205 kmph then why not verna. Gear Ratios can be the problem taking it beyond 220 kmph mark. But its within 4500 rpm mark. Means it can be possible mate.
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It can be possible.
Me myself done around 205 kmph on my Elantra CRDi with same torque and Elantra is much heavier than Verna, 200 kg heavier. You can imagine, if elantra crdi can do 205 kmph then why not verna. Gear Ratios can be the problem taking it beyond 220 kmph mark. But its within 4500 rpm mark. Means it can be possible mate.
Gangsta: Sir, does the Verna have the same powerplant as the Elantra?
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Old 9th May 2008, 11:36   #1885
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Nope. Elantraa have the same power plant as the Sonata , albeit without the VGT,
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Nope. Elantraa have the same power plant as the Sonata , albeit without the VGT,
Sir, there you are. Thanks.
Is VGT variable geometry turbo- I'm guessing?
Just noticed a Fiat/PAL in your 'profile' picture: if you are a fan, there's an interesting thread on the topic by a gentleman whose name eludes me. He worked at the plant in Mumbai many years ago and has silo-full stories and reminesces. That's provided you haven't been there done that.

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Old 25th May 2008, 11:04   #1887
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Did 190+ in my Old Honda city V-tec, 180 is easy. btwn 180 - 200 is a little time consuming. Braking and handling at those speeds were good.
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Did 190+ in my Old Honda city V-tec, 180 is easy. btwn 180 - 200 is a little time consuming. Braking and handling at those speeds were good.
Man, you must be the first person to say that the handling at 150+ speeds in the OHC was good! Have you modded your suspension??
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Did 185 in Skoda OCTY L&K few days back
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sorry posted in wrong section the reply but if i have posted it i ahve achieved 165km/hr on my swift!!

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