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2012 V6 Mustang Top Speed

Ok, so I am sure there is a thread on this somewhere but I couldn't find a definite answer and I'm hoping someone can help me out.

Close to where I live is a race track (it's in Clay City, KY if anyone is from around here) and tonight I decided to test the top speed.

Apparently, the top speed on the new V6's is 113 and at 135+ the drive train will fail causing immediate engine failure.

Tonight my car got up to 132 (clocked) and never shut off or anything. I have the 2012 V6 with the "performance" package and other than a K&N Air Filter, the engine is bone stock.

Should this be a one time thing for me driving this fast, and if the "top speed" is 113, why was I able to go AT LEAST 19 MPH over the "limiter"?

Thanks in advanced for any info,

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Err is or was it tuned? Top speed is electronically limited.


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Never seen one that would go past the stock speed limit unless the tune has been altered.

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Did you buy it used? It probably has a tune on it. All factory v6s are limited to 112mph.
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Why on Earth would the engine fail at a specifi MPH? That makes no rational sense in any way. Whoever told you that either works for Ford Warranty services or is just unintelligent.

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He referring to the YouTube video. Now everyone believes the DS fails at 135mph despite rational logic lol.
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same thing happened to me when i first got the car got it to over 200km/h (125mph) with no tune:?:

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My driveshaft will never explode from excessive speed. Those top speeds you guys are talking about ? My car will never see it. Not that I dont want to try it, but up hear we have stunt driving laws and I dont want to end up walking.:smilie

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He was on a track......
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For what it's worth I had my 2011 Bama Tuned monster up to 150MPH shifting into 5th racing 2011 Challener V6 who was clearly outmatched
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Really dont understand these people breaking 115 mph+ with no tune.

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I'll bet a beverage that if you show it to your dealer it will void your wtty for abuse/racing. I would be carefull of the driveshaft at that speed.

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At stock I was able to get to 118. Since my tune I haven't even tried to get to 100 since I know it can get to 150... Plus that DS exploding issue......

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Quote:
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He was on a track......
Missed that. i can't read. Sorry

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When I first tried to hit the limiter in my car I hit 118 mph in 4th gear. I don't think the 115mph limiter is always true to itself... Could this be a 2012 add on? My car is a 2012. OP what year is your car?


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