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Old 09-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I've already driven 180mph on a public road (however not with the Evora). On the other hand depending on the conditions I am one of the slowest. This is a sportscar forum, sportscars are about driving fast, and without complete absence of a brain it's possible to find a spot where you can safely travel with 140 and take a picture. I haven't been there with Asulil but until proven otherwise I may assume that he hasn't put a high risk on others.

What are we actually discussing about??

My top speed in the Evora S was about 167 miles (in Germany); however I have never tried to max out one of my cars; for me the experience is more about corners and acceleration.

No offense was meant against Prius owners; it's a technically fascinating car.
Hey, good reading you here and glad that you still have the Evora. How is the McLaren going? We met at the GTR forum...

Back to topic: I'm glad I live in Germany... 140mph...
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #42 (permalink)
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"I have driven my Caterham at 200 MPH on the autobahn in the rain."
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that's crazy
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that's crazy
It's not true. It's from an internet parody of a pompus ass who is trying to talk a track instructor into putting him in a faster run group.

"I must drive flat-out. I have 7,000 YouTube followers who must know which is faster, my McLaren or my Porsche."

It's a scream, but I don't know where to find it just now.
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260kmh on gps, meter showing 270+


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dodgy gps . mine showed 326kmh before and it's just a NA.

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The first owner of my Evora S didn't deleted the data in the Alpine
299 km/h ~ 185 mp/h
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Yeah. That's it. Thanks!
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Yeah. That's it. Thanks!
The "flat out" guy sounds like Patrick Macnee, from the original Battlestar Galactica series. (And some obscure little show called "The Avengers".)
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OMG I know that prick! but he owns a Ferrari and tells you how point bys work.
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I think I hit around 150 to 153mph but certainly over 145 mph. This is on the speedo not the nav. I won't bore you with the other details.
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Hey, good reading you here and glad that you still have the Evora. How is the McLaren going? We met at the GTR forum...

Back to topic: I'm glad I live in Germany... 140mph...
The McLaren is going over 200 miles an hour
But still haven't hit the "300" (km/h) - I'm currently driving a bit slower after a discussion with an officer wanting to take away my license for driving - much more than allowed in my Evora

"I know that this car is capable doing that, but it's still not allowed"
"I don't care you are not doing that every day, it's enough you do it once when I'm behind you!"
"I could hardly follow you in my Audi"


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The McLaren is going over 200 miles an hour
But still haven't hit the "300" (km/h) - I'm currently driving a bit slower after a discussion with an officer wanting to take away my license for driving - much more than allowed in my Evora

"I know that this car is capable doing that, but it's still not allowed"
"I don't care you are not doing that every day, it's enough you do it once when I'm behind you!"
"I could hardly follow you in my Audi"


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"I got a Christmas offer for you ..."
Our policemen are great. They give you a sermon until you are one head smaller and then let you go.
.....better to have two orange cars a n d a licence than two orange cars and no licence or to have one orange car and a licence(as sven76 mentioned, good to read that you still own the first orange car - some time ago I saw a orange car for sale at www/bulla.....and I was afraid......)

By the way- Is the McL much better to drive over 200 km/h?

(I my eyes the Evora S gives you a very good feeling on the autobahn over 200 km/h, but I have driven 260 / 265 km/h on the speedo only so far. Autobahnen in munich area are always busy and the frost blue paint seems not to be visible that good - or people just do not care, when I remember the very old guy in his Fiat uno from the eighties pulling over in the left lane at round about 100 km/h without signal.....but he had worn gloves and hat in august.....result: I know that the brakes on the E are very good-that helped.....)
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They aren't lectures, they are comments. If you post a picture of you taking a photo of your dash doing 140 on public road or post videos of such things (as from another thread), expect the blowback.

140 is not 70, regardless of the car. Most of us have YEARS of experience driving our cars at 70mph (most do it daily). Most people have NEVER nor will NEVER drive a car at 140mph on a public road. Other motorists don't EXPECT another car to be doing 140mph. Roads and infrastructure aren't provisioned for that. What happens if you come across some road kill, debris or whatever? Very little margin for error.

140mph is 2x the speed limit in most places - almost 3x the speed limit in many. Not a lawyer or cop, but I'd imagine it's impound and straight to jail for 140mph, no?
Depends on the cop. Hell, it depends on whether they choose to pursue in the first place. Most will use the radio.

Honestly fellas, I think you're being a little harsh on the OP. It's one thing to do 140 on a suburban highway and completely another to do it on one of the many lonesome and straight highways that our country has.

I did it many times in the Elise SC. Never did I feel like I was endangering others. Perhaps myself as it's not THE smartest thing to do (in the event of a blowout...) but that's my own risk taking.

Swing's right. In the U.S. no motorist is expecting another one to be doing 120 much less 140. In Deutchland motorists check for distance AND rate of closure with regards to other vehicles. Correct me if I'm wrong European posters.

So if you're going to do it make sure there's no one else around, it's daylight (night time critters can be a bitch), and even better have someone clear the road for you. Then accept the responsibility if you do something to hurt yourself.
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The McLaren is going over 200 miles an hour
But still haven't hit the "300" (km/h) - I'm currently driving a bit slower after a discussion with an officer wanting to take away my license for driving - much more than allowed in my Evora

"I know that this car is capable doing that, but it's still not allowed"
"I don't care you are not doing that every day, it's enough you do it once when I'm behind you!"
"I could hardly follow you in my Audi"


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Our policemen are great. They give you a sermon until you are one head smaller and then let you go.
Hahaha! I love the U.S. of A and my heart definitely belongs to it, but somethings are MUCH better in Europe. After my Dad got pulled over in Hungary on the M1 in his Vette, the officer let him go but not before whispering that it was okay to open it up as there weren't any more of "them" for several kilometers. Apparently he just pulled him over to check out the car and give him crap for not having a front license plate.

Over there they respect the cars for what they are. SPORTS CARS designed to be driven FAST. Just don't be stupid about it. If you're going to kill someone doing it make sure it's you and not an innocent motorist.
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Be careful where you go in Europe. Germany is OK-ish, you start loosing you licence only for going more than 40km/h over limit (outside cities!), below you collect points only. In Swiss they are anal with speed limits, avoid this country, they will adjust fines to your salary. Italy is more fun, the cops might even applause you for going full throttle (though I wouldn't do that on the Autostrada).
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I got to use 3rd gear once in seattle traffic. I may have broken just past 60 mph.
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By the way- Is the McL much better to drive over 200 km/h?
They are both great to drive. Difference is that it's harder to estimate how fast you are actually driving in the McLaren. Although the brakes are very good (together with the airbrake), I almost crossed(!) a roundabout because I was approaching much faster than I thought. Something you have to get used to.

McLaren is so crazy fast I am sometimes afraid of it while driving (which is a good thing, I think). Lotus feels more familiar.
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Sounds Great - enjoynice to hear that you are Not Bored by the Orange L
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German luxury problem:
Can't test the high speed of my Evora on my own in the moment, because it runs on winter tyres.

Allowed maximum speed: 270 km/h ~ 168 mph
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