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El Jefe
04-08-2011, 12:03 PM
I started a thread like this years ago, but oh well. How fast is the fastest you have gone in a vehicle. I don't care if it's street, strip, or race. I know this is a sensitive subject to some people, and I always drive about 5-7mph over, but I've taken a few rides pretty fast, nothing crazy though.

2008 Charger(non hemi)------115mph---Freeway 2am no traffic
1979 Cutlass 455 big block-----under 80-90 It's my project car and the front end is terrible, I did not want to challenge death.

I have never had a desire to go fast as in high MPH, I like 0-60 fast!!

Phobia
04-08-2011, 12:09 PM
1985 Daytona Turbo - 150 MPH street That car absolutely killed it. I can't believe how fast it was on the top end.
Have also routinely taken various cars we've owned up over 100 MPH but most govern out around 105-108.

Did Richard Petty Racing Experience a few years ago. However fast we got there... 150 or so.

Frazod
04-08-2011, 12:10 PM
I had my old Cougar up to 135 on I-55 out in the middle of bumblefuck Illinois once. It wasn't topped yet, but I ran out of balls and backed down.

I did have the pleasure of driving once in Montana before they reinstated the speed limit. I was in my Monte Carlo for that one, and it really didn't want to do much over 105. However, legally passing a cop while doing 105 was really cool. :D

BigCatDaddy
04-08-2011, 12:10 PM
75MPH..............In the left lane....... All the way home.....

crazycoffey
04-08-2011, 12:13 PM
autobahn, 120 range, many times...

Radar Chief
04-08-2011, 12:15 PM
Warmed over '95 Kawasaki ZX-9, actually not sure how fast I've had it going. I found the rev limiter in top gear, just not sure how fast that is. I do know its well past 170 MPH though.
'60 Willy's CJ5 with a warmed over Corvette 327, wrapped the speedometer up to 105 MPH. Had plenty left but I was out of nerve at that point. Found out after putting a radar in my Jeep that my speedometer was reading 15 MPH slow, so that was actually 120 MPH.

rageeumr
04-08-2011, 12:16 PM
On 4 wheels:
115 MPH driving ('99 Firebird V6)
135 MPG riding (Buddy's Cobra)

On 2 Wheels:
147 MPH ('05 Yamaha R1)

Baconeater
04-08-2011, 12:17 PM
100-ish numerous times on a rural highway in Iowa, no way I'd go any faster than that anywhere other than a race track, shit gets real at those speeds.

Dayze
04-08-2011, 12:18 PM
160mph on my 600RR.

ROYC75
04-08-2011, 12:19 PM
140 on a police chase once So. of Louisburg,Ks. I passed another police cruiser @ 120 in the left lane due to myself having a higher top end. But in the end we stopped him by a police roadblock by a P.D. from Drexel, Missouri.

ROYC75
04-08-2011, 12:21 PM
On 4 wheels:

On 2 Wheels:
147 MPH ('05 Yamaha R1)

Man, 115mph was too fast for me on my bike as a kid, scary! :eek:

pr_capone
04-08-2011, 12:23 PM
158 in an 98 Mustang Cobra
122 on a HD Sportster 1200 Custom

rageeumr
04-08-2011, 12:23 PM
Man, 115mph was too fast for me on my bike as a kid, scary! :eek:

Ya, it wasn't the smartest thing I've ever done. What makes it worse is that I did it on 7 Highway just east of where it splits from 65 near the Lake of the Ozarks. God knows what could have jumped out in front of me.

Marcellus
04-08-2011, 12:24 PM
Bike 145MPH (TL1000)

Car - not sure probably 135 or so.

rageeumr
04-08-2011, 12:25 PM
160mph on my 600RR.

You must have balls of steel. It takes almost no time to get to 120 on a sportbike, but getting from 120 to 140 seems like an eternity. I can't imagine running wide open long enough to get to 160.

El Jefe
04-08-2011, 12:25 PM
100-ish numerous times on a rural highway in Iowa, no way I'd go any faster than that anywhere other than a race track, shit gets real at those speeds.

I agree with you on that.

El Jefe
04-08-2011, 12:26 PM
160mph on my 600RR.

Holy Shart

-King-
04-08-2011, 12:28 PM
I don't think id be able to go more than 60 on a bike. Fuck that.

I've gone 135 in a car once at like 6 in the morning on a Sunday. No traffic so I just said, fuck it, let me see how fast I can go.
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Hydrae
04-08-2011, 12:32 PM
Topped out the speedo at 120 in my 68 LeMans.
With a friend, he buried the 140 speedo in his 72 Road Runner

I took a 97 Kia on a test drive without the salesman. Decided to see what it could do as I went onto the highway. On an uphill entrance, I hit 100 when I merged. I was shocked I was going that fast in that little 4-banger!

Simplex3
04-08-2011, 12:35 PM
121 according to the cop who pulled me over. I don't know because the speedometer only went to 85. When he asked me if I knew how fast I was going all I could say was "more than 85, officer".

Fumblerooski
04-08-2011, 12:36 PM
Hit 186 on my hayabusa once mid-Kansas on a ride to Dodge City. I wanted to see if there was really a top speed governor on there.


Indeed there is..

Simplex3
04-08-2011, 12:40 PM
You guys on bikes are nuts. I was doing about 110 on 70 on the way to Topeka when a strong wind hit the side of my car and suddenly I was in the other lane and I hadn't turned the steering wheel.

Dicky McElephant
04-08-2011, 12:48 PM
1998 Kia Sephia - 105 mph on the highway.

It sounded like I was in a beer can and it felt like the doors were going to come off.

Baconeater
04-08-2011, 12:51 PM
1998 Kia Sephia - 105 mph on the highway.

It sounded like I was in a beer can and it felt like the doors were going to come off.
I'm surprised they didn't.

Old Dog
04-08-2011, 12:52 PM
2 wheels: 145 on the autobahn (not one of the smartest things I've ever done)
4 wheels: 120 or so, also on the autobahn

Here in the US, I don't think I've ever been over 100 on a bike (and don't intend to be) and probably 100-110 in a car in my younger days.

It looks like there are quite a few on here that have (or had in some cases including mine) more balls than brains in a few instances.



*disclaimer. I can't imagine doing that now, and the autobahn is MUCH more suited to that kind of speed than are our interstates here at home.

Fumblerooski
04-08-2011, 12:53 PM
You guys on bikes are nuts.

My top speed was a good while ago, lost a friend after a crash at 120+ and I haven't really opened it up like that since.

I look back at my dumbassery fondly, but can reconigize it as dumbassery now.

Stanley Nickels
04-08-2011, 12:54 PM
125 in my 93 Nissan Maxima back in '00 or so. I was 16 and f***ing retarded. Did it on the east loop of 435 headed north, there's a stretch just south of the I-70 exit where it's like six lanes. Really dumb.

Fish
04-08-2011, 12:58 PM
158 MPH, Katana 750. Vision definitely started to blur at that point...

I was really really really stupid in my younger years...

morphius
04-08-2011, 01:01 PM
~152 CBR 600

Never felt the urge to go that fast again since.

Baby Lee
04-08-2011, 01:08 PM
Buddy in HS has a seriously modded Mustang. Was in the passenger's seat when he took it to 165.

Took my 69 Nova WELL past the 120 on the dash, but no idea the exact MPH.

Have taken my 99 GTP to it's chip-limited 138 MPH 10-12 times through the years. There's a stretch of 255 over in Madison County that's very flat and very straight, out in the middle of the river flats, and I'd often find myself taking it home late in the evening.

Radar Chief
04-08-2011, 01:20 PM
You guys on bikes are nuts.

Modern sport bikes make ludicrous speeds ridiculously easy.
Pick any modern liter bike, 1000cc and bigger, itíll hit 100 MPH in first gear and youíve still got 5 to go.

Sofa King
04-08-2011, 01:33 PM
157 or so in my buddies Lincoln.

i was hammered so it was overly funny to me. would probably scare the shit outta me sober.

Iowanian
04-08-2011, 01:37 PM
I always obey the speed limit officer.


these assholes are a danger to society and I agree with you that their irresponsible behavior is a danger to others. That outfit is very slimming.

rockymtnchief
04-08-2011, 01:47 PM
2 wheels-167
4 wheels-125-130

Dayze
04-08-2011, 01:59 PM
You must have balls of steel. It takes almost no time to get to 120 on a sportbike, but getting from 120 to 140 seems like an eternity. I can't imagine running wide open long enough to get to 160.
fastest on the street was on 71hwy between Belton and Peculiar, and I was riding with a LEO who was on his bike; got to about 145.
the 160 was at HPT. ( say "160", but it's sort of a guess; last time I looked down it was cresting going pretty hard through 145-ish)
never really cared for top speed (especially on the street); but would run the alphabet twisties at 'slightly' more than what was posted; or as I call it - a "spirited" pace.

Holy Shart

:evil:


158 MPH, Katana 750. Vision definitely started to blur at that point...
^that. not to mention there has been several times I'd come out of a 45MPH corner and be in the meat of the power band, open it up; wheel comes up and you get sort of tunnel vison from the blood moving back.

~152 CBR 600

Never felt the urge to go that fast again since.
Me either. Sold mine 4 weeks ago. If I get another supersport, it'll be for track days. Would like to get a DRZ-400sm for around town though :evil:

Modern sport bikes make ludicrous speeds ridiculously easy.
Pick any modern liter bike, 1000cc and bigger, it’ll hit 100 MPH in first gear and you’ve still got 5 to go.

yep; you're up to 70MPH/80MPH in 1st gear...in about 3 seconds.

El Jefe
04-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Buddy in HS has a seriously modded Mustang. Was in the passenger's seat when he took it to 165.

Took my 69 Nova WELL past the 120 on the dash, but no idea the exact MPH.

Have taken my 99 GTP to it's chip-limited 138 MPH 10-12 times through the years. There's a stretch of 255 over in Madison County that's very flat and very straight, out in the middle of the river flats, and I'd often find myself taking it home late in the evening.

No way in heck I would go that fast, I was going 110+ in my charger on straight and clear freeway and It was fast, I cant imagine 50mph more in a Rustang, heck in anything lol.

Detoxing
04-08-2011, 03:48 PM
I've done 220 MPH in a 67 Mustang.








































It was strapped to a Dyno though....=(

Baby Lee
04-08-2011, 04:11 PM
No way in heck I would go that fast, I was going 110+ in my charger on straight and clear freeway and It was fast, I cant imagine 50mph more in a Rustang, heck in anything lol.

FFS, I did 109 [again chip limited, countless times in my [now my sis's] '94 Grand Am]. Did 120 in the GTP with 4 classmates on the way to a visit to Labadie Plant last fall, and only the guy in the front seat even noticed that I'd sped up [catching up with the caravan in a big valley about 10 miles SW of 6 flags].

philfree
04-08-2011, 04:14 PM
136 in my '04 Vette.

PhilFree:arrow:

Donger
04-08-2011, 04:19 PM
140 mph in a Dodge Lancer.

105 mph in a 1978 Triumph Spitfire with the top down on K-10. As I saw the Mach 1 scene from The Right Stuff flash through my mind, I distinctly heard Scotty say, "She's breaking apart, Captain!"

Radar Chief
04-08-2011, 04:24 PM
105 mph in a 1978 Triumph Spitfire with the top down on K-10.

Mustíve had a solid rocket booster strapped to the trunk or something.

Donger
04-08-2011, 04:54 PM
Mustíve had a solid rocket booster strapped to the trunk or something.

Downhill with a good tailwind.

Count Alex's Losses
04-08-2011, 05:26 PM
Got up to 90 in a Dodge Dynasty and I was scared shitless. Can't fathom why anyone would want to go faster.

Detoxing
04-08-2011, 05:41 PM
Got up to 90 in a Dodge Dynasty and I was scared shitless. Can't fathom why anyone would want to go faster.

Depends on what you're driving.

90 MPH in my T/A feels like 65. 65 In my Accord feels like 90. 90 in a Dodge Dynasty i would be scared shitless too.

Pasta Giant Meatball
04-08-2011, 06:24 PM
Vulture will be along shortly to say he did 200 plus sandwiched between 2 naked hotties.

ClevelandBronco
04-08-2011, 06:52 PM
130+ as a passenger in a 1966 Olds Toronado. Driven 120+ in a '68 Camaro.

rageeumr
04-08-2011, 06:55 PM
Vision definitely started to blur at that point...

Yep, I can't say for sure what speed it starts, but at some point it becomes awfully hard to tell whether the center line is solid or hashed.

Frazod
04-08-2011, 07:02 PM
Depends on what you're driving.

90 MPH in my T/A feels like 65. 65 In my Accord feels like 90. 90 in a Dodge Dynasty i would be scared shitless too.

Exactly.

The Cougar I had was one of the newer ones they came out with about 10 years ago. It was a complete dog off the line (I think a homeless woman pushing a shopping cart could have beat it in a quarter mile), but once it got up to speed it was awesome, and at high speeds it handled great and was a blast to drive. The only thing that bothered me when I was going 135 down the interstate was getting a ticket that would cost me my license.

Wyndex
04-08-2011, 07:04 PM
110mph in a 2000 Dodge Intrepid (yes seriously)

100mph in my 75' Eldorado

Frazod
04-08-2011, 07:08 PM
The longest I ever drove at a high rate of speed was in my old '85 Cutlass. I started tailing a truck going through West Virginia/Ohio and he was flying. The speedometer maxed out at 85, but I figure I was going around 120, and I followed the guy for over an hour before he exited.

That was great.

johnny961
04-08-2011, 07:15 PM
In a car...150 according to the GPS. 145 or so on a bike.

Lbedrock1
04-08-2011, 07:28 PM
I have been 155 mph on my friend hayabusa 1300 cc.