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129 Doesn't Feel Like 129

I'm probably going to take a little heat for this thread but, oh well. I was coming home from work a couple of days ago. It was about 2am on a back highway notorious for light traffic. So I decided to see what the old girl could give me.

First, I gotta say this is the fastest I've ever been as a driver. I've been close before but my previous cars just couldn't get there--if they could, it would have been a very scary experience. I down shifted into 5th at about 85. The torque, even at that speed, was impressive. My '12 was smoooth. The front end didn't lift. The steering wheel didn't shake. It literally felt like doing about 80--the only thing telling me I was going that fast were the lines on the road blurring together. I would have tried for a little more but there's a bend I didn't want any part of at 100+.

I'm impressed. I'm sure the cops aren't.

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I'm probably going to take a little heat for this thread but, oh well. I was coming home from work a couple of days ago. It was about 2am on a back highway notorious for light traffic. So I decided to see what the old girl could give me.

First, I gotta say this is the fastest I've ever been as a driver. I've been close before but my previous cars just couldn't get there--if they could, it would have been a very scary experience. I down shifted into 5th at about 85. The torque, even at that speed, was impressive. My '12 was smoooth. The front end didn't lift. The steering wheel didn't shake. It literally felt like doing about 80--the only thing telling me I was going that fast were the lines on the road blurring together. I would have tried for a little more but there's a bend I didn't want any part of at 100+.

I'm impressed. I'm sure the cops aren't.
I have to agree the car feels pretty good at 100+ speeds. No weird vibrations like in other cars. I got up to 130-140 mph and was pretty scared even though my car didn't want me to stop :laughlitt

By the way, where do you find the top speed? or did you snap a pic at that speed? :nogrinner

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It's on my Garmin. I probably need to reset it now.

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I have taken mine up to 140 a couple of times which is right around red line in 5th (3.73 gears). No weird behavior even in the triple digit speeds. Love this car.
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It's interesting how...not exciting...going fast is. I've taken a Civic up to the high 120's and it was rather calm.
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These cars do not feel particularly fast at any speed, even the 3.7's. Very refined platform for sure. 130MPH is not an entirely uncommon occurrence for me, and I have braved 140 before. I only got a little nose float when I was rounding a large freeway curve once at 110.
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135 definitely felt like 135 in my 13' gt. TUNNEL VISION
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I've had mine in the high 140s about four times in the two years I've owned it. It's still pulling at that speed but I start to chicken out.
I'm a truck driver and a ticket at those speeds will ge me fired.

Me and a friend are thinking road trip to the Texas mile. It's just that it's over a thousand miles from here. It would be a lot of fun though.

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the fastest i been was doing 187mph. i was the passenger in a 96 impala ss 3 people riding. The only thing done to it that i know was a pcm flash tune,mildly built trans and a ghetto cold air intake. that was freaking scary. i was getting tunnel vision pinned to the seat. me and 2 buddies of mine were going to this big party in NIU. normal driving wourld take us about 1hr 30 mins from the start of the expressway total of maybe 4 tolls.we did exactly 59mins to the off ramp in dekalb il. on the way back we did the same thing but we made a record of 58 mins lol. that car now has a carb big black. In my mustang so far about 105mph.

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It really doesn't feel that fast for some reason...sometimes you don't even realize you've hit 100

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I take it you don't have progressive insurance snapshot :smilie

Btw what rpm's was it doing at those speeds you think? Gotta admit I'm a little jealous, I don't think I've been above 80.

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I dunno. My hands were locked at 10 & 2 and my eyes were scanning for deer.

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My Garmin still says 337 MPH, can't use that against me in court, no judge would believe it

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Protip: Bring your garmin on a plane flight and turn it on. Your max speed will read ~680mph.

I went ~160 once in my '12GT. I was pretty impressed. My three adult male passengers (including my father-in-law) were decidedly more and less so. What's really fun is slamming on the brakes with four adult males in the car going 160! The Brembos held up great - no fade.


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