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Old 12-22-2012, 09:23 PM
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i have to chime in again i know i had said you were putting it up on a pedestal... (which may still be the case) but as most people have mentioned your car/our cars in general are not meant to thrive at 120+ mph let alone while topping out

our cars are meant to accelerate quick and corner hard mayn!! your car will seem A LOT faster if you learn to pull/shift perfectly and then take a corner doing 50+ and put it to its limits there, not trying to push something into an area it wasnt really meant to perform at

honestly i known where you're coming from, as i used to be the kid who read every next supercar review to see the new TOP SPEED, but ive learned that in reality topping out means nothing if it takes you 5 minutes and a million dollars worth of aerodynamics, my dad has a CL63 amg and i know for a fact its faster in a straight line than my scoob but i guarantee he has nowhere near as much fun driving 101/280 to work than i do driving the back roads to school every day hope that changes your mind a little bud
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:42 AM
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Good thing we don't judge.

To the OP: Two things are required for a location when testing maximum speed.

1. Room.
Top speed runs eat up distance fast. You won't be bouncing off of the rev limiter while in top gear at any drag strip.

2. Permission.
Private property or public property with special permmission is the only way you can do it legally.

Without entering into some sort of sanctioned speed competition you won't be able to do this and still be legal and less unsafe to others. You may have better luck in outside of CA.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:46 AM
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Its quite simple really: just fly your car out to the Autobahn and top your heart out
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:51 AM
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What about maxing out on a dyno? does that work?
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:24 PM
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What about maxing out on a dyno? does that work?
No aerodynamic drag, technically, if geared right, almost any car could spin tires over 200mph on a dyno.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:17 PM
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The last 10 miles of hwy 20 are straight but you gotta watch out for the deer.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:21 PM
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I dont understand the fixation with top speed. It means nothing. Its how they measured how capable a car was back in like, 1990.
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