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    nah, my (ex) girlfriends dads car went faster!!

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    Easily the fastest car I have ever driven was loaned to me by Girl607 in Southern Germany. As we are on a public forum I can't disclose the top speed I achieved as it, like everything else about the car, was classified.

    Hint: It was slightly north of 425km/h...

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    I am amazed that most of your posted "fastest drives" were in someone else's car. My fastest drives, albeit at much slower speeds, have all been done in my cars that I have driven for a considerable time, under all conditions, before I ever took them to their limits.

    This may be because I drove from Wollongong to Jervis Bay with a friend in his Stage 3 Cortina in 1965. He drove down, we dropped off a mutual friend and I drove back...part of the distance. Trying to double a 45mph (still miles in those days) signed corner, I inadvertently switched off ALL the lights due to unfamiliarity with the Cortina's single multi function light switch, as there was an oncoming car. With no lights, I fumbled with the switch and finally turned them on again but in the fumbling lost control of the car. The car flipped arse over nose and proceeded half way up the hill on the other side of the bridge on its roof. We both survived but the car didn't.

    The lessons learnt were (1) be absolutely familiar with your vehicle before pushing the limits (2) when the shit hits the fan, events travel at twice the speed of the human mind and your reactions (3) never travel faster than the speed of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I am amazed that most of your posted "fastest drives" were in someone else's car. My fastest drives, albeit at much slower speeds, have all been done in my cars that I have driven for a considerable time, under all conditions, before I ever took them to their limits.

    This may be because I drove from Wollongong to Jervis Bay with a friend in his Stage 3 Cortina in 1965. He drove down, we dropped off a mutual friend and I drove back...part of the distance. Trying to double a 45mph (still miles in those days) signed corner, I inadvertently switched off ALL the lights due to unfamiliarity with the Cortina's single multi function light switch, as there was an oncoming car. With no lights, I fumbled with the switch and finally turned them on again but in the fumbling lost control of the car. The car flipped arse over nose and proceeded half way up the hill on the other side of the bridge on its roof. We both survived but the car didn't.

    The lessons learnt were (1) be absolutely familiar with your vehicle before pushing the limits (2) when the shit hits the fan, events travel at twice the speed of the human mind and your reactions (3) never travel faster than the speed of sense.

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    Interesting! I don't double the speeds of advisory signs but since the advent of kilometres/hour I find that in most cases applying the same figure in MPH works very comfortably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Today I drove a VF Commode back to Canberra from Castlemaine - an SS-V model with the 6.2 litre LS3 monster under the bonnet and giant Brembo brakes inside 19 inch wheels.

    A rental from thrifty - they were out of the Corollas I had booked, so I got this!!!! **** me what a weapon... Saw 180 a few times passing caravans etc, not even trying.

    An order of magnitude more powerful than anything I've driven before....

    Did you try 'launch control'?. That's mind blowing for such a heavy vehicle. Eldest has the current Redline SS with all factory specs, bit lighter than sedan, 205kmh before you even think about it and with plenty left. His missus drives it daily to work [leaves the 308 in garage]
    I'll stick with the Xsara thanks, can't afford to loose another license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanadoo View Post
    Did you try 'launch control'?. That's mind blowing for such a heavy vehicle. Eldest has the current Redline SS with all factory specs, bit lighter than sedan, 205kmh before you even think about it and with plenty left. His missus drives it daily to work [leaves the 308 in garage]
    I'll stick with the Xsara thanks, can't afford to loose another license.
    Didn't even know it had it! But just standing on the loud pedal from a standing start is pretty spectacular. And loud!

    Where it really shined though was the roll on acceleration - cruising at 130-140 and then nailing it still produced a bit of a wiggle in the back as it surged forward!
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    My very rich Taiwanese supplier and his very rich mates hired a race track and brought out some specialist teacher driver from Germany to teach them to drive fast in a Porsche or something similar. He breathlessy explained that they reached 200km/hr...

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    Speed is all in the mind. I drove a Ford Prefect with an Austin A40 engine a few times. Don't ask me why. At 60 mph I felt that I was travelling at least 150.

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    Drove my 0.9 litre Clio to work today after a few days in the SS-V. Ummm..... Yeah. It has other talents
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    If that's an engine upgrade, the original Prefect engine must be a powerhouse!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Treg View Post
    Speed is all in the mind. I drove a Ford Prefect with an Austin A40 engine a few times. Don't ask me why. At 60 mph I felt that I was travelling at least 150.
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    I still revel in having exceeded 100 mph (160 km/h) on the flat in an R10 1108 on the Hume highway between Broadford and Tallarook whilst sucking the doors off an Holden HD X2.
    It's another lovely day! Again!

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    Fastest car I've ever driven is either my Megane 175 or my pug 406 v6. Couldn't pick one above the other! The 406 will break the double century on 4th gear. Still have one more!

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    Just to clarify, although my brother's RS Meg is the fastest I have driven, it isn't the car I've driven fastest in. It is just obvious; I planted it on a freeway on ramp and he warned me I was doing 150 before we got onto the freeway, with two or three gears left.

    Fastest I've gone while driving is in my Mi16, but I've been faster a few times with my Dad driving in various big V8's which we used to see off the clock, on 120 mph speedos back in the 70's, country WA. Mad I know....I now cringe at the thought. The speedos wouldn't have been accurate I guess, but it's still fast for the car and the passive safety level of minus 1 star.

    We went off into the bush once at 70-80mph on ball bearing gravel in a Rambler Rebel with a 290ci V8, with five in the car. Just drove back onto the track and continued on, after extracting it from its seesaw on top of a blackboy...

    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I am amazed that most of your posted "fastest drives" were in someone else's car. My fastest drives, albeit at much slower speeds, have all been done in my cars that I have driven for a considerable time, under all conditions, before I ever took them to their limits....John
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    We went off into the bush once at 70-80mph on ball bearing gravel in a Rambler Rebel with a 290ci V8, ..
    i had a Rambler Hornet briefly in the early 80s. assuming the Rebel 'handled' like the Hornet, i would think going bush on a gravel road would require very little encouragement.
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    Hey, can we bend the question?

    1. Whilst not "fastest" in terms of speed, one of the most satisfying experiences was when we were driving across the Blue Mountains on a wet day. I'm driving a GS 1015 Convertisseur, and a guy in a GT (or GTHO?) Ford Falcon wants to pass.

    The GS hangs on, even with two wheels on the tarmac and two on the dirt. A few wet corners.
    Falcon couldn't keep up. Bye bye.

    2. Driving on a dirt fire trail somewhere near Mudgee in a CX2400 5 speed.
    At quite reasonable speed.

    Overtaking the 4 wheel drive cars like they were standing still...

    Sometimes "the fastest car" has little to do with engine size

    I daresay a 2CV could leave many muscle cars in their wake, over "certain" terrain.

    3. Where I live, 99.4% of all cars are SUVs, from Cayennes to BMW...et al, and a fair sprinkling of flash BMW, Mercedes, Porsches, etc.
    A dull lot, to say the least. One local road I travel very frequently has two of those "ramp and plateau" speed humps about 100m apart.

    Whether the (ex) Xantia, the CX or the C5, I can "do" these bumps at between 50 - 60kmh. About 54km is the sweet spot.
    Traffic always crawls over these. I love getting ahead of a SUV about to traverse the hump at 5km and I sprint over at 50+ kmh.
    I try to catch a look at their faces ... WTF???

    May I repeat:

    Sometimes "the fastest car" has little to do with engine size....
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    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    sold ..... D Special 1974 ... to fellow Tassie AFer.
    sold ..... Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23 1973 Pallas
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas
    1986 2CV6
    GS 5 speed sedan

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    Fastest car I've been in - HK Premier with 350 Chev, Ford top loader and 9" diff, capable of 11 second 1/4 mile. Even 3rd gear felt like it wanted to lift the front wheels! Very invigorating

    Fastest car I've driven? Lots of them, one that comes to mind as not being too lazy was the new Audi A8 4.2L V8 turbo diesel. Felt like being rear ended when applying the loud pedal . Didn't try any high speed though (I like to keep my job).

    Fastest speed in a car I've driven, probably my XE Falcon with my hot 289W in it. Speedo stops at 200 km/h but the little Windsor just kept revving . Disclaimer - in controlled conditions.

    Fastest bike I've ridden - ZZR600 at 240 km/h . Disclaimer - in controlled conditions.

    Definition of controlled conditions - I managed not to lose control

    If any officers of the law read this, my memory is terrible these days so the above details are highly likely to be inaccurate or didn't happen to me at all. It wasn't me, it was him, he did it
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    garyk, I agree. I still remember following an R16 in the south west of WA on forest roads (tarmac) and I was in a BMW 3 series, before they handled at all, with the semi trailing rear ends and softish springs. The roads were slightly wet, and he just left me behind as I had no confidence in my car (and I was fairly young too).
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    I daresay a 2CV could leave many muscle cars in their wake, over "certain" terrain.
    Freshly plowed paddocks or small fences????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Freshly plowed paddocks or small fences????
    Exactly! .... courses for "horses."

    Mind you, I am new to 2CVs, but recently my friend following me in a V6 Jeep was somewhat surprised at how fast I led him through a quick suburban sprint. Not slow, Jan.
    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    sold ..... D Special 1974 ... to fellow Tassie AFer.
    sold ..... Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23 1973 Pallas
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas
    1986 2CV6
    GS 5 speed sedan

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    Any rental car applies here


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mi16 Man View Post
    Any rental car applies here


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    Which is of course how the thread started - with Haakon's rented Holden! We need more specific examples, so we know what to rent

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    It seems to me the original topic has been lost and the penis enhancing topic "what is the fastest speed you have attained in a car" replaced it.
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    Hmmm.
    I have a friend who owns a Holden Caprice.
    Quite nice.
    I've driven it at 110km.
    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    sold ..... D Special 1974 ... to fellow Tassie AFer.
    sold ..... Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23 1973 Pallas
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas
    1986 2CV6
    GS 5 speed sedan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    Which is of course how the thread started - with Haakon's rented Holden! We need more specific examples, so we know what to rent
    https://www.sydneyluxurycarrentals.c...FVBwvAodK0QKPw


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    Past "Frogs"
    2008 308 XSE HDi SW / 2006 307 XSE HDi Touring / 2001 306 XSi / 2005 206 GTi180 / 2005 407 HDi / 2003 206 XT / 1993 SII 405 Mi16 / 1990 205 GTi / 2x 1985 505 GTi S1 / 1976 504 / 1982 20 TS / 1997 306 XR / 1992 205 Si

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