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    Default Whats the fastest car you've ever driven?

    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.

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    An order of magnitude more powerful than anything I've driven before....
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    v10 Lamborghini awd with stupid bloody paddle shift shit... so fast and competent its was boring... the v8 ferrari was way more exciting and had a proper gearbox (though I doubt anywhere near as fast)
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    Stock standard 1963 Morris Mini

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    ^^lol 848cc of peashooter exhaust greatness!

    Do bikes count? - I had my CBR600f up to 245 with more to go out by Echuca. My Triumph D675 would have been faster, but I was older and wiser by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    v10 Lamborghini awd with stupid bloody paddle shift shit... so fast and competent its was boring... the v8 ferrari was way more exciting and had a proper gearbox (though I doubt anywhere near as fast)
    Nice The Commode didn't have the chassis competence though, so it wasnt boring...
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    Audi R8 capable of 320km/h at an Audi/Hamilton Island sponsored autokhana at Hamilton Island during the regatta. Never got over 70km/h. The car was cramped and the pedals too close together.
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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....
    Of course, had you had the opportunity to drive a CX2500 (pref manual) ..... or turbo ....
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    sold .....GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    sold .... 1986 2CV6

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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    ^^Do bikes count? - I had my CBR600f up to 245 with more to go out by Echuca. My Triumph D675 would have been faster, but I was older and wiser by then.
    I don't think they do, but rode brothers Yamaha FZR1000 (or was it 1100). Didn't get out of first gear when the front wheel came off the ground at 7000 rpm , oops, then the rear wheel did the same under brakes
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    Mercedes Cla 45 AMG 4matic. Arguably the best balanced car I've ever driven.

    And the bark from the exhaust is wonderful.

    Too expensive to own 'tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    Of course, had you had the opportunity to drive a CX2500 (pref manual) ..... or turbo ....
    The Commode did have the advantage of not leaving slightly embarrassing puddles on the ground...
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    Brings up an interesting question: what is the fastest you have been in a Citroen?

    I recall "back in the day" the D's and the G's I drove were sometimes driven up "to the ton" (MPH)... I think the DS21 did more and I backed off before it did... it was immensely grunty.

    My present C5 has a speedo that goes to (from memory) 240km, and I would imagine that it would wind up
    to a respectable speed given the chance. I would suspect that a CX Turbo would also put on a significant number,
    as, of course, would an SM.

    Your direct experiences?
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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)
    sold .....GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    sold .... 1986 2CV6

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23 1973 Pallas
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    I don't think they do, but rode brothers Yamaha FZR1000 (or was it 1100). Didn't get out of first gear when the front wheel came off the ground at 7000 rpm , oops, then the rear wheel did the same under brakes
    Yes, remember riding in a group down in vic, 200 on a country rode somewhere and someone in the pack overtakes me at 220, on the back wheel!

    And perhaps you should have learnt that mantra, all things in moderation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Yes, remember riding in a group down in vic, 200 on a country rode somewhere and someone in the pack overtakes me at 220, on the back wheel!

    And perhaps you should have learnt that mantra, all things in moderation!
    Is that when you featured in the movie Stone..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Yes, remember riding in a group down in vic, 200 on a country rode somewhere and someone in the pack overtakes me at 220, on the back wheel!

    And perhaps you should have learnt that mantra, all things in moderation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    Brings up an interesting question: what is the fastest you have been in a Citroen?

    I recall "back in the day" the D's and the G's I drove were sometimes driven up "to the ton" (MPH)... I think the DS21 did more and I backed off before it did... it was immensely grunty.

    My present C5 has a speedo that goes to (from memory) 240km, and I would imagine that it would wind up
    to a respectable speed given the chance. I would suspect that a CX Turbo would also put on a significant number,
    as, of course, would an SM.

    Your direct experiences?
    It's probably going to be something you wouldn't think of .... like a BX 16valve series 1 or XM24 valve series I ..... A CX turbo that's had it's wastegate played with might be the fastest ... .but if you have done some "screwdriver tuning" on the wastegate it's no longer standard

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    No, Stone as I'm sure you're aware was set in Sydney, specifically middle head and the northern beaches mainly. The funeral procession scene was filmed on the F3 expressway, now the M1 (in the wrong direction as it looked better for the cameras) prior to it opening. And, I was about 10 or less! And would a CB750/4 even do those sorts of speeds?

    No, all this frivolity was in the early 2000s on modern machinery not the iron buckets your generation rode.
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    I guess you got me there, the fastest I've ever been was on a CB750/4 K6 201 flat stick.

    Interestingly the producers of Stone contacted Honda and said we want you to give us 12 CB750s for the movie and we will feature the bike to a worldwide audience, Honda said bugger off. Kawasaki however, had a bit more foresight and agreed to supply the bikes, the result was a marketing blood bath with Honda coming out second best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I guess you got me there, the fastest I've ever been was on a CB750/4 K6 201 flat stick.
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    Talking bikes when the name of the thread is 'fastest car'

    Thread hijack??

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    I'm guessing the z900 would have been newer back then and the Honda more established in the products life cycle?
    Plus Honda were the king (until the z900) so perhaps underestimated the opportunity. They have a history of arrogance. Remember when they let Valentino go from their GP team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404 View Post
    Talking bikes when the name of the thread is 'fastest car'

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    It's probably going to be something you wouldn't think of .... like a BX 16valve series 1 or XM24 valve series I ..... A CX turbo that's had it's wastegate played with might be the fastest ... .but if you have done some "screwdriver tuning" on the wastegate it's no longer standard

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    Yup ... my Xantia Activa certainly gave me the impression that well over 200KMH would be very easy, and thus a BX16v would be a good candidate too. With the Citroens, it goes more towards which gearbox you were/are shifting ... the engines and bodies of various models were quite capable of serious top speeds. There are the occasional references to people "going fast" on an autobahn being passed by some lout in a lowly Citroen.

    SM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o5yz2tIDMQ
    C5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJUhulwwTko
    C2 (faster than a Lambo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrr8DGqk-Rc
    Activa v 911: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FzoeuCVb3w
    Xantia V6 @ 240/250kmh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAXZwc0LbA0
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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)
    sold .....GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    sold .... 1986 2CV6

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23 1973 Pallas
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

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    Fastest car I've been in? V10 M5.

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    The fastest car I have driven in Australia was a CX2400 C-matic, clocked at 137kph on the old Hume Highway (when it was a 100kph zone). Fortunately the HWP was on the other side of the hill as I had been travelling at 160kph (6000rpm) with a motorbike slipstreaming me. Another loss of licence.

    I drove a CX25IE in the UK a number of times at 100mph (I think at 4800rpm). I don't have documentary proof of that though.

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    John I learnt many years ago that the HWP was always to be found on the other side of the hill .

    On the undulating parts of the Hume Highway you go over the top of the hills sitting on the speed limit. Once you have clear vision of the valley ahead you can wind up to your preferred speed, just backing off near the top of the next hill so that you again cross the crest sitting at the speed limit... Repeat, ad infinitum

    It's actually quite fuel efficient, as you let gravity help you on the way down, and don't fight it on the way up!

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