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Old 28th March 2004, 19:36   #1
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This was a few years back when i was still in cape town, driving my M3. Now back then in Cape Tow the big rivals are the twincam toyota's and the Honda DOHC's and the Opel Kadet 200is. They had a top speed of about 200-210 km/h.

Well it was a late saturday night and normaly there would always be some or the other street race happening on the M5 our suburb highway. So i was driving from town on my way home at about 1am. I was racing down the highway when i saw these two cars in the distance head on head. I like the big bully came from behind them on what was on my clock 245km/h, i flashed for them to give way, passed them. It was a Toyota corrola twincam and Honda Civic. I blinked my hazard signals and left them behind.
That was the best feeling i had with that car.
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Old 28th March 2004, 19:54   #2
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niice dude!!! was the M3 stable at 245?
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Old 28th March 2004, 21:26   #3
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M3 is quite stable even at 270 on the clock. I did need a spoiler tho for a bit more down force. 235/40/17 are a lot of grip. It didnt have traction control so it was a real tail happy character around fast corners. In the rain u dont play around. I could gear from second into third and get the tail out in the wet.
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Hey I wish we could stree race out here in India but Team fiat does have its own g meets n Sundays Keep in touh DoGG
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Would like to know where.
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Old 28th March 2004, 22:31   #6
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Quote[/b] ] I could gear from second into third and get the tail out in the wet.
That must feel ALMOST as good as sex

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Old 29th March 2004, 03:24   #7
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Wow 245 kmph!! thats just some sorta dream here...the only place i think @ which 245kmph can be achieved here is the expressway ...but then again the machine has to be that good! the stock cars here r good only till around 190 kmph to 200 kmph at to with lot of effort.only car available here i think is the sl 500 which does abt 250 kmph.
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Wraith, I have consistently cruised at 230km/h in my C on the Expressway.

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Old 29th March 2004, 14:04   #9
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On the expressway sky is the limit, but really i think driving thru traffic at 160 and 170 is still more exciting. Straight line speed is for anyone who can change gears, manoevering and cornering is what makes real drivers. Then on the flip side we those drivers also have a better chance of going to heaven earlier.:( But really its loads of fun, right?
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hey sam..

r u dng final MBBS in D Y (Casual)?? i think ive heard abt u from my sis (sheetal)....anyway dude....M3 is an awesome car....my favv..have u sold it or u still have it there? yeah & btw me & revv have been racin on the road for the past two days since the speedrun..his matiz vs my honda one day & his matiz & my indica yesterday...no prizes for guessing who won but v were weaving through the traffic !! Revv sure would agree with me..it was good fun!!

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Old 29th March 2004, 15:47   #11
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Yes i am in DY casual batch. Ur sis is in my class. Cool maybe we shud race. Unfortunately i sold it. Coz no one in my family was willing to drive it.
Well will see u around then.
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ya....mayb v should race..although i'm not very experienced in street racing but it'd be good to see city1.5 race ikon 1.6..

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C'mon GTO C-class has a top whack of abt 220 kmph(C200 K) and the regular C200 has a top whack of abt 205kmph...your speedo is just Optimistic . BTW the new V6 Accord seems to have a top speed of abt 230 kmph thats what the company claims.
My personal best is 160 kmph in a Honda City

Hey SAM r u doing MBBS?
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Quote[/b] ]your speedo is just Optimistic
Undoubtedly, tell me which car speedo isnt?

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Old 29th March 2004, 19:32   #15
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Yes i am doing MBBS, I shud have been done by now, but the surgery examiner at my practicals didnt think so. With my Ikon ive reached 190 km/h on the speedo with 3 ppl in the car. What the true speed is, is beyond me, but that shud be over the tested 175 km/h.
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