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  •  On land (2+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, IB JOHN

    243 kph (150mph) on the A61 Autobahn.

    In the air 145 Knots (166mph) exiting a C5.

    •  200 kph on the Autobahn (2+ / 0-)
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      UTLiberal, IB JOHN

      in a crappy rental Opel for a brief stretch. Brought it down to 150 for the rest of the trip because I was jetlagged as hell.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 09:30:03 AM PST

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      •  My 150mph was an Opel (2+ / 0-)
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        milkbone, IB JOHN

        It was a tricked out Astra.  150mph was scary as hell.  It felt like we were floating and any touch on the steering would cause an unexpected lane change.  Went maybe 5 miles before sanity took over and we pulled it back down to 100mph

        •  I know exactly the feeling (0+ / 0-)

          Same as when I was doing 200/125 - pretty cool, but right on the knife-edge of what the car and tires were capable of handling. Even so, at 150 - 160 kph, you got to where you were going pretty quickly.

          Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

          by milkbone on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:05:01 AM PST

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