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Old 11-07-2017, 05:43 PM   #1
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World's fastest street legal car

The Koenigsegg Agera RS. It recently set a new world record for a street legal vehicle of 284 mph (457 kph) on a closed highway in Nevada:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=xj4gar5dKAU
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
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I'd like to see a highway trooper catch up with that! Talk about fast. I can envision one of them going from Barstow to the state line. No, I am not promoting the idea as it's dangerous and illegal, but it did get my imagination going.
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Read last summer about a Ford dealership in Ohio building up new Mustang GTs to 727 HP for $39,999. Don't know how fast, but must be pretty fast.........
"Lebanon Ford Performance (LFP) has found a way to build a 727 horsepower - 2017 Mustang GT for: $39,995. This is a brand new, 2017 GT with a ROUSH Phase 2 Supercharger. When we are finished, you are a set of tires, a few suspension tweaks and a good driver away from a 10.95 quarter mile. If you choose an in stock/inventory car (i.e.. stock number 170123) from us, your car will be ready in 2-3 weeks. Custom ordered cars (i.e.. we place an order through Ford for a stock unit) will be ready in approximately 10-12 weeks and can be shipped to your drive way, anywhere in the United States."
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Read last summer about a Ford dealership in Ohio building up new Mustang GTs to 727 HP for $39,999. Don't know how fast, but must be pretty fast.........
"Lebanon Ford Performance (LFP) has found a way to build a 727 horsepower - 2017 Mustang GT for: $39,995. This is a brand new, 2017 GT with a ROUSH Phase 2 Supercharger. When we are finished, you are a set of tires, a few suspension tweaks and a good driver away from a 10.95 quarter mile. If you choose an in stock/inventory car (i.e.. stock number 170123) from us, your car will be ready in 2-3 weeks. Custom ordered cars (i.e.. we place an order through Ford for a stock unit) will be ready in approximately 10-12 weeks and can be shipped to your drive way, anywhere in the United States."
You do not need that much HP to run 10s in the quarter. Most naturally aspirated Camaros' can do that with less than 500 rwhp.
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My last vehicle was a Mercedes with an amazing twin turbo V8 and way too much power to really use on public roads. Fun passing on two lane country roads and accelerating down the occasional on-ramp but otherwise a waste of engineering and premium gas. Replaced it with the opposite powertrain - a miserly diesel version that gets 650 miles per tank in mixed city/highway driving and seems so more appropriate for busy public roads around where I live. Do I miss that beautiful engine sometimes? You bet!
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Shifting into high gear at 230 MPH - that's just amazing! I'd like to take a ride in that thing.

There's a Commander Cody song from back in the day and one of the lines in the song indicates the "lines on the road just look like dots" and that was true in this video from about 150 MPH on.

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I'd like to see a highway trooper catch up with that! Talk about fast. I can envision one of them going from Barstow to the state line. No, I am not promoting the idea as it's dangerous and illegal, but it did get my imagination going.
They do not have to catch it. They can just wait for it at the next gas station...
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Shifting into high gear at 230 MPH - that's just amazing! I'd like to take a ride in that thing.


+1. I couldn’t believe it when he shifted at 230. That would be one heck of a ride. The car sounded capable of 280 when it first took off.
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Huh, that's pretty fast. If it is officially recognized, it has broken Rudolf Caracciola's old record, which had been standing since 1938:

https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mer...ternal-record/
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Huh, that's pretty fast. If it is officially recognized, it has broken Rudolf Caracciola's old record, which had been standing since 1938:

https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mer...ternal-record/
Interesting. I thought I saw somewhere that a Bugatti Chiron had set a new record recently (before the Agera but clearly after the Mercedes). Maybe they're somewhat different record categories.
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Interesting. I thought I saw somewhere that a Bugatti Chiron had set a new record recently (before the Agera but clearly after the Mercedes). Maybe they're somewhat different record categories.
Probably something like 'world's fastest production car', but not 'fastest speed on public roads'.
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Probably something like 'world's fastest production car', but not 'fastest speed on public roads'.
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I'd like to see a highway trooper catch up with that!
When I was on the road I wouldn't have bothered trying. I was never suicidal.
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When I was on the road I wouldn't have bothered trying. I was never suicidal.
No, but all anyone would have to do is radio ahead and put spike strips down. It would probably be a simple matter.
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They do not have to catch it. They can just wait for it at the next gas station...
A few years ago I read an article about the 250+ mph Bugatti Veyron. One thing I remember was the tires on the car were only rated to run 250mph for 15 mins but that was okay since the car would run out of gas in about 12 mins at top speed.

I never tried it but they say even a base model Corvette will burn up an entire tank of gas in about 75 miles at top speed. (about 190mph). Personally, I have driven several of my cars to 160+ a few times (on a track of course) but I never held that speed more than a minute at a time. (could have gone faster but the car had more testosterone than I did) Can't even imagine what it's like to drive a car at >280.
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No, but all anyone would have to do is radio ahead and put spike strips down. It would probably be a simple matter.
Not even an overzealous officer would use spike strips in such a case. It would most likely be a death sentence for speeding. More likely, officers would show up at the guys house an hour later and ask for a ride. (How many such cars are currently in the US? Maybe half a dozen? Wouldn't be difficult to figure out who owns it even without a tag no.) YMMV
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More fun to have a slow car and to drive it to it's limits . Than to have an exceptionally fast car and drive it slow all the time.
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More fun to have a slow car and to drive it to it's limits . Than to have an exceptionally fast car and drive it slow all the time.
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A few years ago I read an article about the 250+ mph Bugatti Veyron. One thing I remember was the tires on the car were only rated to run 250mph for 15 mins but that was okay since the car would run out of gas in about 12 mins at top speed.

I never tried it but they say even a base model Corvette will burn up an entire tank of gas in about 75 miles at top speed. (about 190mph). Personally, I have driven several of my cars to 160+ a few times (on a track of course) but I never held that speed more than a minute at a time. (could have gone faster but the car had more testosterone than I did) Can't even imagine what it's like to drive a car at >280.
When I was a kid I drove old gas log trucks in PA. When the thing was loaded you were wide open except downhill. Big V8s with big carbs, we would get 1-2 MPG.

They wouldn't go 200 MPH either.
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