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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 28th June 2006, 17:17   #766
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145 on a karizma mmust have felt so close to flying off man!!

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Old 28th June 2006, 18:10   #767
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@ rks; soupped up santro? How long did it take to atain that speed. My best was 150kmph ( had to slow down for traffic).
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Old 28th June 2006, 18:34   #768
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@ rks; soupped up santro? How long did it take to atain that speed. My best was 150kmph ( had to slow down for traffic).
My Santro is not modified, tyres are stock too. As you go to Pune from Mumbai. as soon as you pass the first Kamshet tunnel, the road starts sloping downwards. So I start speeding after Kamshet 1, and by the time I am at the end of Kamshet 2 (about 1 km later) I am already at 145-150 kmph. After Kamshet 2 there is a long sloping stretch of about 2 kms, and my Santo gets close to 160 kmph about 1 km into that stretch -- it doesn't exceed 160, probably due to wind resistance. On level ground my Santro's top speed varies from 135 kmph (on rough roads) to about 150 kmph (on very smooth roads). Even wind assistance, tyre pressures and the load in your car, will play a part. I keep my tyre pressures at 33 psi, my car is not loaded (I am alone on these drives) and I switch off my AC for hitting top speed in this stretch. Also I remove the (thick) rubber mat from below my feet for these long drives, as it keeps moving and getting entangled in my feet. So the throttle goes down by that much more -- don't know if this plays a role too.

I would like to warn newbies not to try this as overspeeding on the Expressway can be very dangerous. On a previous trip at night, I found a lorry broken down in the left lane, which I was using for passing slow traffic in the middle/right lanes. There were NO warning lights or signals and I saw this stopped lorry in my path, using my high beam, with not too much time or distance to spare; I was at about 140 kmph.

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Old 28th June 2006, 22:14   #769
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@ rks; soupped up santro? How long did it take to atain that speed. My best was 150kmph ( had to slow down for traffic).
And one more point -- if your car is Xing, it may actually be faster in fourth gear. I think a T-BHPian (Fuelled?) mentioned that he exceeded 160 kmph in 4th gear on level ground in Xing. I took my ZipDrive to 160 kmph in 5th gear -- I generally don't flog the car in 4th gear to speeds above 80-90 kmph on highways (50 kmph in city driving) because I don't want to spoil the engine. But my ZipDrive can probably do 120-130 in 4th gear.

I do know that the Xing is faster than my ZipDrive. I have overtaken several Xings during my Mumbai-Pune runs, but on one occasion a Xing guy did make a determined challenge when I went past him at 140 kmph near the entry to the Expressway. Initially he just disappeared from my rear view mirror, but I saw him steadily catching up with me some 33 kms later, near the entry toll gate (after which he stopped at the restaraunt). My guess is that he initially was in 5th gear, but shifted to 4th to catch up with me -- my vehicle does slow down on even mild upward stretches in 5th gear, and I didn't shift to 4th for the purpose of racing this guy. I have also heard that the newer Santros with E-III and more stringent pollution control may actually be slower than my E-II ZipDrive -- but I don't really believe this.
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180kmph in my '96 Land Cruiser
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80 Kmph , just trying to be on the legal side......ha..ha...ha...
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I've done 147kmph in an Accent GLS on the way to Goa from Bangalore (Dec 2000).. The minute my folks dozed off.. i hit the pedal to the metal and to slow down thanks to a cow on the road .. hehe
In the US, I've done 126mph (203kmph) on the way from Mississippi to Houston. It was a foggy day,and the lanes were empty on the freeway, and my car ( Mazda 3 2004) was waiting to be tested ...
147 ....126....203....You seem to be too accurate , do you have a GPRS onboard . It doesnt hurt much to round of to 5
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The top speed i have touched on my scorpio(non CRDE) is 152 kmph speedo indicated on my way to khargar with seven guys onboard and 150 kmph speedo indicated in my palio 1.2 sport on the expressway with 5 fully grown men including me.Sorry guys i don't have the pic of palio.

Here is the pic of scorpio.


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Old 30th June 2006, 17:23   #774
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i've done 250kph on the speedo in a porsche boxster s on the Mumbai Pune expressway. it didn't feel like 250. the car was pretty composed.
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I did a 80-85 in my old passion(it couldnt go faster) . a 100 in my brother-in-law's rx100. havent driven cars at much spped. But did 70kmph on an ambie on my 2nd day of driving lessons. My driving instructor was furious.

As a passenger in my colleague's ford ikon, touched around 150 in a race between another colleague's remodelled tata sierra. That was very scary as the road was very narrow and had hairpin turns at regular intervals.

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Old 31st August 2006, 19:11   #776
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That would be a mustang at 120 mph (approx 192 kmph)- it was a V6 and i floored the accelerator and held on praying there were no cops - one of those back of beyond places in the desert in Arizona
But the greatest thrill was the cadillac at 100 mph - bumper to bumper on the interstate in california - like everyone was playing russian roulette - someone brakes and everybody loses
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okie my recent topspeed was 170kmph in my esteem on express way and 125kmph on my rxz on palm beach......

will try to push more and will update soon...
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i have done 170 Kph in my NHC......sounds dangeruous haan......
& that on Delhi Jaipur highway....there was some more throttle left...but
it doesnt seems nice to me to extend some more with the stock tyres.....
i think it could easily do about 185 or something........
& 120 kmph on my PULSAR
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Old 31st August 2006, 22:48   #779
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The max I have done is,
260kmph on my VW Passat W8
250kmph on my bro's Cayanne S
245kmph on my bro's BMW 740li...

and the fastest car that I have sat in is a 2004 BMW F1 @indianapolis.. the car was doing some 300kmph+ on straights..

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Old 31st August 2006, 23:06   #780
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Hmmm, pretty old thread!
After 160+ on indica long time back which I posted, since then I have done 165kmph speedo indicated on Getz.
Highest true accurate speed measured by me while I was driving is 120kmph(GPS) on Indica.
and 120(MPH) = 193kmph true speed(GPS again) while sitting as front passenger in a Sonata V6 in the US
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