Thes cars sure pull hard at high speeds
I was cruising at about 80 mph the other night on a stretch of highway that had concrete barriers on each side of the road, was flat, and had no entrance or exit ramps on the stretch I was on. There also just happened to not be a single vehicle in front of me as far as I could see and any that were behind were WAY back there. So I said, "what the heck", let's drop her into 4th and give this thing a go...
I have dropped it into 4th going 80-85 and ran it up to 110 and braked back down to 80 in a matter of 10-15 seconds a few times, but never ran it hard and thrown it into 5th gear.
Well, I ran it...and ran it...and ran it. I threw it into 5th gear at about 7000 rpms (130 +/- mph) and this sob pulled HARD all the way to 160 mph and I let off the pedal and slightly braked back down to about 75 and the whole thing seemed like it only took about 10 seconds.
I know you need exponentially more HP to accelerate through the air the faster you go, (and granted I have modded my car) but it scared me how easily this thing pulled to 160.
I know its not the smartest thing to do, and I'll probably never do it again (unless I'm at an abandoned airport) but when I did something similar with my 2001 GT back in 2002ish it took like 45-60 seconds to creak up to 155. These cars now run up to 160.
So if you are curious, hopefully this answers any questions or thoughts and you won't try it yourself.
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