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Old 06-07-2015, 07:00 PM
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The Hemi has 425 hp, 420 lb-ft of torque, and a six-speed manual transmission. With its 4,100 pound weight, it can do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds (with 20 inch wheels on front and 21 inch wheels on ******, and runs the quarter mile in 13 seconds flat; top speed is 174 mph (limited by wind resistance),

Every car is limited by something, I'd guess if there were no "wind resistance" every car would go a hell of a lot faster.
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Because many are limited by an rpm limiter or a speed governor.
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Originally Posted by mpwitte View Post
Because many are limited by an rpm limiter or a speed governor.
So in the case above they are saying the car is running full out. In the other examples they are holding the engine back electronically, gotcha.
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My Camaro was speed limited to 156MPH out of the factory but I had the limiter removed when I had the engine tuned. I've had it to 152MPH so I'm assuming the limiter has been removed. I don't plan on trying to find out for sure.
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Just wondering, where does one get a car up to 150+ mph?
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:40 AM
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Kansas headed to Colorado has 80 mph posted after the tolls I-70. I was doing 90/95 and had high end autos passing me as if I were standing still.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
Just wondering, where does one get a car up to 150+ mph?

Drag strip
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Drag strip
I don't think many cars that are stock will hit 150 mph on a drag strip, aren't drag strips 1/4 mile long with some distance left to stop?

Now a race track yes, but I don't think most of us have a race track near by.
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Its a nice way of saying.

If the engineers designed this to be fast instead of sculpting a brick to look cool it would go faster.

The same as them saying that my car does 155 electronically limited meaning some Pvssy engaged wuss mode on the ECU.

Seriously though I don't care if it goes 130, 150, or 200 it shouldn't matter for most sane people who don't like handcuffs.

Hitting 120 to get away from that dick on the interstate that keeps speeding up and slowing down.. Understandable.
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
I don't think many cars that are stock will hit 150 mph on a drag strip, aren't drag strips 1/4 mile long with some distance left to stop?

Now a race track yes, but I don't think most of us have a race track near by.
I missed the "stock" part of the equation - my bad.
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Abandoned Airport strips....... Fastest I have gone was 135 and that felt scary... cant imagine those people that go 200.... one inch of a turn and you are rolling....
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
The Hemi has 425 hp, 420 lb-ft of torque, and a six-speed manual transmission. With its 4,100 pound weight, it can do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds (with 20 inch wheels on front and 21 inch wheels on ******, and runs the quarter mile in 13 seconds flat; top speed is 174 mph (limited by wind resistance),

Every car is limited by something, I'd guess if there were no "wind resistance" every car would go a hell of a lot faster.
60% of the fuel burned goes to overcome wind resistance. Coefficient of drag is very important to fuel mileage and why trucks mostly get poor mileage.
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suck some gas at those speeds too.

When i was an IDIOT teen I had my 1973 lincoln town car up to 120 on 95. that sucker was chugging gas at an effective rate of 2.5 mpg. I believe that was an 4barrel 470 V8 i know the car weighed in at 2-3 tons
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Originally Posted by bayfisher92 View Post
Abandoned Airport strips.
Bingo! Back in my Harley riding days, I was always curious what I could top out at, but didn't want to try it on the highway. Was living in Green Cove Springs and stationed at Cecil Field in the Navy. Discovered the old base at Green Cove Springs one day coming the back way over from St. Augustine. Gates were open, cruised on in, and there was the runway.

Now, I knew my Harley was not exactly a rocket, but I went for it. At 140, it felt like I was about to take off and fly and still had some throttle left. Backed off and cruised on outta there. Used to like to hang out and fish at the docks on the other side of the base along the St. John's. Security would always tell me "You're not supposed to be here" but they wouldn't kick me out, just wanted to shoot the bull for a bit.
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You had a heck of a HD. My Road King wouldn't get to 90 without feeling weird...and sluggish. ZX12 was another story: 190 out of the box; and stable.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
You had a heck of a HD. My Road King wouldn't get to 90 without feeling weird...and sluggish. ZX12 was another story: 190 out of the box; and stable.
'79 FXE 1200 with a few mods, custom exhaust and some work. No fairings, bags, windshield or anything. Pretty light bike for a Harley. Later bought a new '83 Kawasaki Voyager (1500cc, six cylinder in line, fuel injected, water cooled) and would routinely run at 120+ across the desert floor between Phoenix and San Diego. Could make that 356 mile run in 4 hr. 15 min. averaging about 84 mph overall and 45 mpg. THAT bike would fly with all the comforts of home!
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Bingo! Back in my Harley riding days, I was always curious what I could top out at, but didn't want to try it on the highway. Was living in Green Cove Springs and stationed at Cecil Field in the Navy. Discovered the old base at Green Cove Springs one day coming the back way over from St. Augustine. Gates were open, cruised on in, and there was the runway.

Now, I knew my Harley was not exactly a rocket, but I went for it. At 140, it felt like I was about to take off and fly and still had some throttle left. Backed off and cruised on outta there. Used to like to hang out and fish at the docks on the other side of the base along the St. John's. Security would always tell me "You're not supposed to be here" but they wouldn't kick me out, just wanted to shoot the bull for a bit.
140 KPH is pretty fast for a Harley.
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
suck some gas at those speeds too.

When i was an IDIOT teen I had my 1973 lincoln town car up to 120 on 95. that sucker was chugging gas at an effective rate of 2.5 mpg. I believe that was an 4barrel 470 V8 i know the car weighed in at 2-3 tons
If I'm calculating correctly that's 48 GPH, that's a bunch of fuel.
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