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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2007, 2:44 pm Thread Starter
 
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152hp

I'd tried to reach those 152hp several times on 3rd gear but ran out of road, so the other day I decided to try it again but this time on 2nd gear. I new I had to reach 9500 to get to those beasts and when I finally reached close to 10000 decided to look on the left side and see what speed I was going at. To my surprise I saw I was close to 170km/h
Nice I said, and went on 3rd, 4th and 5th slowing down at the same time.
Excited and happy I was that I could say "hi" to those dormant 152 horses!
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2007, 4:00 pm
 
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So which gear are you in at about 10K RPM and a speed of 250KPH? With my VFR it was top of 5th, shifting into 6th but it didn't have much pull at that time. And of course, where do you hit the "magic" 300KPH?
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2007, 4:20 pm Thread Starter
 
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kmph or mph

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So which gear are you in at about 10K RPM and a speed of 250KPH? With my VFR it was top of 5th, shifting into 6th but it didn't have much pull at that time. And of course, where do you hit the "magic" 300KPH?
Sory, I think you missunderstood, I said kmph not mph.
I don't think I will ever have the option to max speed my GT. Here in Costa Rica, we don't have that kind of roads.
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2007, 10:38 pm
 
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ALL the ponies...

I've experienced:
  • 202.8 km/H in 4th gear at redline.
  • 252.7 km/H in 6th gear pretty close to redline. :yeah
Max speed is supposed to be 251 km/H, and according to my GPS I topped that by a hair. I really think it wanted to go faster. We'll see what happens in '07, and I travel in more desolate regions for long distances.
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2007, 10:43 pm
 
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Why is someone from Cleveland giving top speeds in kilometers per hour? Tell us fellow Americans what 252.7 kph translates to in God's standard?
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Why is someone from Cleveland giving top speeds in kilometers per hour?
When in Rome...
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Tell us fellow Americans what 252.7 kph translates to in God's standard?
157mph
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2007, 1:09 am
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157mph
Joe, so you know, with a little hill for help, 161 on the gps can be yours too!
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2007, 8:21 am
 
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I'm not sure what gear I was in, but this is my best:


No photo-shop. No my Quest hasn't been on a plane. This is what it recorded on a trip(a lot of around town miles mixed in now). This is the second time I've seen a bogus reading, on two different GPS units. The last time was only in the 170's, this one is a bit hard to pass as accurate Not sure I trust a GPS for speed readings.
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2007, 8:26 am
 
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Oh, that's 602kph
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2007, 8:30 am
 
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Bogus max speed readings usually occur when a GPS looses it's reception for a moment, then regains reception.

When I did 157, I watched it climb to that speed and fall back down.
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