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View Poll Results: Whats your top speed
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 14th February 2006, 21:12   #586
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Old 14th February 2006, 21:20   #587
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My top speeds are

Matiz 145kmph
800 120kmph

on my brothers GTX - 160kmph
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I plan to try to hit 160 kmph on my next trip this Friday (17 Feb). Was thwarted by traffic in my previous attempt. Do you speed-maniacs have better timings for the Mumbai-Pune route in your fancy cars? I cover the 94 km distance on the Expressway in about 50 mins. I bet I could shave off at least 15 mts if I had a car that could do 180 kimph.

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hey rks,


what will you gain by doing 160 kph ...you will not gain anything drastic as after the expressway you will be caught up in traffic ...drive safe
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Old 14th February 2006, 22:30   #589
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what will you gain by doing 160 kph ...you will not gain anything drastic as after the expressway you will be caught up in traffic ...drive safe
You are right, of course. 160 kph is a magical number for those who still calculate the speeds in mph. In the olden days, 100 mph was awesome. Regardiing safety, I would suggest that about 120-140 kph is OK on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway for experienced drivers. At 150-160 kph, you have to be extremely watchful of possible obstructions on the road, including stopped/slow vehicles, abrupt lane changes by overtaking vehicles, road blocks for repair work, stones and other objects, etc. I am told that the actor Zulfi Sayeed came to grief near the Bhatan tunnel because of stray cattle on the expressway!!! His Tata Safari apparently suffered a tyre burst and he was thrown out of the vehicle as he applied the brakes at 140 kph. Fortunately he escaped with relatively minor injuries. I do find cattle grazing near the sides of the Expressway near the Bhatan tunnel -- that is India for you.

The real nightmare scenario that I am hyper-alert about is the possibility of running into these obstacles immediately after taking a curve at high speed. So I try to take this curves in the middle, rather than the right lane whenever possible.

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I suppose you are talking about the Santro Xing? Which model? On level road or on a slope?
This was on a slightly sloping road without a/c in my Santro Zip Plus 1 year old car on the Bangalore - Hubli Expressway
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Should we close this thread.?

TBHP does NOT condone or promote underage driving or driving at speeds in excess of posted speed limits.

120 kmph on a German Autobahn in one thing, 120kmph on MG Road in Bangalore is another.

Please drive Safe and wear Seat Belts or Helmets or both.
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Should we close this thread.?

TBHP does NOT condone or promote underage driving or driving at speeds in excess of posted speed limits.

120 kmph on a German Autobahn in one thing, 120kmph on MG Road in Bangalore is another.

Please drive Safe and wear Seat Belts or Helmets or both.
The "posted speed limits" at various points on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway are 80 kph, 50 kph and even 30 kph (e.g near the ghat section on the bridge approaching Lonawala from Pune). If anyone slows down to 30 kph as suggested by the speed limit, he is insane and in serious danger of causing a fatal accident. The point here is that "posted speed limits" in India are neither practical nor enforced. In the said bridge, most vehicles are doing 70-80 kph, not the "posted speed limit" of 30 kph. And 80 kph is an absurdly low speed limit and NOT followed by anybody except the insane on the Mumabai-Pune Expressway. You are free to close this thread, but recognize that you made a ridiculous statement above. Abruptly closing threads for ridiculous reasons and imposing censorship would make your forum totally unattractive for me at least.

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Hey Anarchist I know that a Mondeo can do more than 200 but i was not ready to take that risk...I did it on Noida - Greater Noida Expressway. That's the only place near Delhi i guess where you can do 200km/hr. I will definately try it next time.

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The "posted speed limits" at various points on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway are 80 kph, 50 kph and even 30 kph (e.g near the ghat section on the bridge approaching Lonawala from Pune). If anyone slows down to 30 kph as suggested by the speed limit, he is insane and in serious danger of causing a fatal accident. The point here is that "posted speed limits" in India are neither practical nor enforced. In the said bridge, most vehicles are doing 70-80 kph, not the "posted speed limit" of 30 kph. And 80 kph is an absurdly low speed limit and NOT followed by anybody except the insane on the Mumabai-Pune Expressway. You are free to close this thread, but recognize that you made a ridiculous statement above. Abruptly closing threads for ridiculous reasons and imposing censorship would make your forum totally unattractive for me at least.
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1. this is a public forum. unless there is a greater reason it is the public's perogative to ask for a thread to be closed or not. I was merely suggesting this not threatening to.

2. The speeds posted here are not always on the Mumbai Pune Expressesway or some other better maintained roads. As a public forum we cannot condone driving at speeds in excess to the posted speed limits. Common sense is unfortunately no so common. while 30 kmph on the said bridge may not be safe I would guess that 130 can be just as unsafe.

3. I am sorry that my post offended you. It was not my intention to Censorship in a public forum has be used very very judicioously. But given that this forum is a public forum we must realise that there are many who can get inspired by speeds posted here and try to better them despite having less safe conditions, vehicles, etc... As an elder this is what i fear.
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1. this is a public forum. unless there is a greater reason it is the public's perogative to ask for a thread to be closed or not. I was merely suggesting this not threatening to.

2. The speeds posted here are not always on the Mumbai Pune Expressesway or some other better maintained roads. As a public forum we cannot condone driving at speeds in excess to the posted speed limits. Common sense is unfortunately no so common. while 30 kmph on the said bridge may not be safe I would guess that 130 can be just as unsafe.

3. I am sorry that my post offended you. It was not my intention to Censorship in a public forum has be used very very judicioously. But given that this forum is a public forum we must realise that there are many who can get inspired by speeds posted here and try to better them despite having less safe conditions, vehicles, etc... As an elder this is what i fear.
I think I shot off my reply very hastily. I see your point of view, which is, to encourage responsible driving. I certainly don't want anyone to see my posts and attempt to break speed records. Thanks for the clarifications.

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Old 20th February 2006, 16:21   #596
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palio 1.6 - 175 +
OHC 1.5 - 160
Corsa 1.4 - 130
HH CBZ - 120
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@gemballa....Thats some insane f#$@in speeding! Which BMW was this? 760?m5?
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Hey......well,i myself know bout the cielo and lancers capability......so no explanation bout that......
as far as the cielo is concerned,well.....this guy had a turbo with free flow xhaust n k&n filter wit a throttle.......
so it was....
as far as lancer is concerned,i have a mod lancer too on which i have crossed the 200kmph mark......with a lotta hard wok and strain........
and stock lancers ur right......190kmph but on the 87bhp 1...

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260 Kmph on a Cielo Don't get me wrong dude, but I guess theres a serious typo there. And you keep on claiming that it was modified, (Turbo, free flow exhausts, k&n filter and a <throttle>??, dont all cars have them? But what you can never compensate for is the aerodynamics, chassis and horsepower. Not even Nexia would cross 200kmph, forget about Cielo. Or maybe ur friend had a car more powerful then a Honda Accord V6 or a modified Skoda Octavia Turbo Petrol http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...a-octavia.html which in themselves wont go upto 260kmph. But as you say, can you support this by pictures etc. I guess that won't be possible as your friend has sold off his car. Anyways, can you give us some more details on the Modified Daewoo Cielo.
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Zen -> 145 Kmph (Chennai - Bangalore NH4)
Palio 1.6 -> 175 Kmph (Bangalore - Hosur road)
NHC -> 165 Kmph (Delhi-Chandigargh - NH1)

The zen ride at that speed was the scariest. NHC was more like inside a soundproof train ride. While the palio was the best in that speed.
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Old 27th February 2006, 14:11   #600
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190 (Speedo) in my stock MPFI Esteem !

No kidding... my car is completely stock except for Aura Alloys with 185/70R13 Bridgestone Potenza GIIIs.

I "drafted" behind a yellow Octavia Rally Sport on the Mumbai Pune Expressway and managed to pass it at 190 Kmph (Speedo reading) ! He must have been doing at least 180Kmph. Both of us backed off the gas when we saw traffic near the last toll naka on the Pune end.

I thought I saw that car's pics somewhere on t-bhp, wanted to stop and say "Hi" when we reached the food mall on the Pune side (he / she stopped) but I was in a hurry to get to my office, so just drove past.

Hey, Mr. / Miss. / Mrs. Yellow Octi Rally Sport; nice set of wheels ! But, I can't help wondering... were you just toying with me? I think those babies can do a lot more than 180, right?

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