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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 22nd July 2004, 14:24   #91
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Here r my ratings

Mercedes C 180- 200km/hr

Honda Accord (Auto,2002 model) - 215 km/hr

Ford Endeavour - This ones was a shocked it touched down then entire speedo range 180 km/hr FLAT ! I was suprised my self that the car was capable of doing all the way,and the tacho was way above the red line.

All speeds touched on the mumbai poona expressway.

Those were all when i was on the drivers seat...the fastest i have been on the backseat of a car is 260 in a S500 in germany.This again was the needle on the floor, the germans have restricted the speedo to 260 but i am sure the car was capable of far more.
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Old 22nd July 2004, 16:19   #92
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yeah 160 kmph on the speedo of an wagon r on the mumbai - pune expressway . the car was to its limits and there was no stability . the car was packed with four of us . the car reached this speed in the fourth gear and it was diffucult to get this speed in the fifth gear . (i dunno why) .
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well guys,

the fastest i have driven is...

hyundai santro - 145 kmpl ( 5 ppl on board ) on the palm beach road.
ford ikon 1.6 - 165 kmpl (2 ppl on board) palm beach road again...had to lift off the foot as an indica we were chasing started jaydriving....

on the xpressway its been 150 kmpl in the ikon 1.6......thats only once

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Quote[/b] (bhp @ July 22 2004,14:49)]160 kmph
the car reached this speed in the fourth gear and it was diffucult to get this speed in the fifth gear . (i dunno why) .
Hey Bhp,

The reason that happened is due to nothing other than Bhp!
And i dont mean your driving skills... im talking about horsepower

In 4th gear your car must have reached 160km/h while the engine was somewhere near redline, where it produces the most bhp.
When you shift to 5th and try to push the car faster, or even maintain the same speed it is not possible, because of two reasons.

1. When you upshift, the revvs drop, and the engine has started making less hp (since it is not right up threre near redline where the most hp is made). And when the car is at its limits, every little bit of hp is needed, hence the car starts slowing down.

2. The ratio of the 5th gear is needless to say more extreme than that of 4th gear, so even more power is required to push the car against the opposing forces of friction and wind resistance. (The same way as you may find it easier for the car to drive up a slope(=opposing force) in 2nd as compared to 3rd)

Hope that makes sense,
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ps - N_C thats a pretty impressive figure of 150KmpL !!
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thanks rehaan
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rehaan,

[quote] N_C thats a pretty impressive figure of 150KmpL ![CODE]

pal that figure is remote controlled by the girl sitting in the navigator seat !!

i mean i just cant drive over 100kmph with a female in the seat next to me!!

mental block??what say ?

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Old 24th July 2004, 03:56   #97
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Quote[/b] ]pal that figure is remote controlled by the girl sitting in the navigator seat !!

i mean i just cant drive over 100kmph with a female in the seat next to me!!
You said it!! My girl keeps a limit of 160 on me..thus the conversation is always "200 km/h? No ways luv, 20% speedo error. We are actually cruising at 160... "

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Quote[/b] (normally_crazy @ July 23 2004,23:12)]rehaan,

Quote:
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Quote[/b] ] N_C thats a pretty impressive figure of 150KmpL !
pal that figure is remote controlled by the girl sitting in the navigator seat !!

i mean i just cant drive over 100kmph with a female in the seat next to me!!

mental block??what say ?

cheers
Hey bud,

Read that again.... lol

U said 150KmpL instead of 150KmpH

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ps - but as you and GTO are saying about women acting as speed limiters, i know someone who had their speedo disconnected for this very reason!! lol



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Quote[/b] ]Hey bud,

Read that again.... lol

U said 150KmpL instead of 150KmpH
yeah.....earlier i had a doubt but now its clear that I'M STUPID !!!!!

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i have driven 145kmph in my Honda City 1.3 on Mumbai pune express highway. i was about to drive more then this but my wheel alignment was not proper hence the car steering was shacking crazy on this speed and it didn't felt safe.
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Hyundai Santro 120kmph on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

VolksWagen Sharan (TDi) - 190kmph on the German Autobahn . Felt utterly safe and easy even at that speed!

Fiat Palio 1.6 S10 - 140kmph on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

* *Both driver and car were willing to go faster but i felt really unsafe at that speed. You never know which moron may suddenly decide to change his lane without indicating for no apparent reason or maybe some idiot decides to park his car in the overtaking lane and enjoy the monsoon beauty! Also the expressway road has some rough patches



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Quote[/b] (amit @ July 24 2004,23:42)]* *Both driver and car were willing to go faster but i felt really unsafe at that speed. You never know which moron may suddenly decide to change his lane without indicating for no apparent reason or maybe some idiot decides to park his car in the overtaking lane and enjoy the monsoon beauty! Also the expressway road has some rough patches
Very true, and an intelligent decision.

Plus if you are ever in two minds about going faster, all you gotta do it roll the windows down and then you will realise just how fast 140km/h is!

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Hey....well,was goin through the great list of amazing drivers.U guyz can really spank the car to its ### limits!!hehe
Well,here are a few speeds done by me....

M800 - 130kmph , Esteem - 185kmph , Honda city - 175kmph , Opel Astra - 185kmph , Lancer - 185kmph , Ikon Zxi - 150kmph , Porsche Carrera - 230kmph , Skyline Bnr34 - 230kmph, Evo VI - 200kmph , Nissan X-trail - 160kmph , Mitsubishi Rvr - 155kmph , Bmw Z3 - 180kmph and Toyota Supra - 220kmph.

Evo VI,Supra,Z3 were all on used car test drives.Wot better than rippin sum1 elzs car than ur own.

Galz do get on ya nerve at times,especially one who can genuinally kill me if i drive fast,even if shez not around.....Hehe.But yeah,maximum of the speeds of mine has been with a gal around.......They know nuthin matterz to me wen i drive.Cant drive fast wit a guy next to me.U know car talks n drive,concentrate on 1.


Will be postin a few pics of the Evo VI drive soon.......
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Quote[/b] ]Esteem - 185kmph , Opel Astra - 185kmph , Lancer - 185kmph.
My, that's a huge speedo error these cars have. None of these cars even touch 170kmph "true speed". More than 15 kmph!!! Wow.

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Quote[/b] (Shan2nu @ July 27 2004,19:57)]
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Quote[/b] ]Esteem - 185kmph , Opel Astra - 185kmph , Lancer - 185kmph.
My, that's a huge speedo error these cars have. None of these cars even touch 170kmph "true speed". More than 15 kmph!!! Wow.

Regards...
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Well,i really dunt really know the actual top speed,but i have clocked 185kmph(speedo) on these 3.......Esteem was smooth n easy,Opel a lil reluctant but it managed wit sturdiness.Lancer was easy till 175kmph,pulled it for a while n got it up there.Wud have gone past 185kmph too,but just a lil ahead was a Sumo drivin on 100kmph approx on the fast lane of the expressway.

And had 2 of my friends in the car too.


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