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Anybody else noticed the engine in the real world limit you on about 127mph, I've got it to 130 if i've pushed it.
In 7th I'm on about 3500 - 4000rpm if I remember correctly. I can just feel the engine has so much more to give if it wasn't for the limiter...

(1.4 TFSI S-Line, S Tronic)

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Ok first question where did u manage this speed? :p

I took mine down a runway and got 121mph (diesel btw) but it's a slight slope down

I do feel it could have given a little bit more also lol
 

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taconite2 said:
Ok first question where did u manage this speed? :p

I took mine down a runway and got 121mph (diesel btw) but it's a slight slope down

I do feel it could have given a little bit more also lol
Not that I would go round breaking the speed limit of course, but I think my 1.2 will struggle to 110! However, the TTS on the other hand...;-) some loon was right up my behind on the M6 (not literally) and to get away I just put my foot down for literally a few seconds, I look down and I've gone from 75ish to 135...literally in seconds. I cr*pped myself and never wanna do that again!
 

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Swg79 said:
taconite2 said:
Ok first question where did u manage this speed? :p

I took mine down a runway and got 121mph (diesel btw) but it's a slight slope down

I do feel it could have given a little bit more also lol
Not that I would go round breaking the speed limit of course, but I think my 1.2 will struggle to 110! However, the TTS on the other hand...;-) some loon was right up my behind on the M6 (not literally) and to get away I just put my foot down for literally a few seconds, I look down and I've gone from 75ish to 135...literally in seconds. I cr*pped myself and never wanna do that again!
M602 late at night is a good straight :p
 

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taconite2 said:
Swg79 said:
taconite2 said:
Ok first question where did u manage this speed? :p

I took mine down a runway and got 121mph (diesel btw) but it's a slight slope down

I do feel it could have given a little bit more also lol
Not that I would go round breaking the speed limit of course, but I think my 1.2 will struggle to 110! However, the TTS on the other hand...;-) some loon was right up my behind on the M6 (not literally) and to get away I just put my foot down for literally a few seconds, I look down and I've gone from 75ish to 135...literally in seconds. I cr*pped myself and never wanna do that again!
M602 late at night is a good straight :p
I've no doubt that it will be a good road at night...but I'm way too scared of getting caught. If I was, it would probably lose me my job, hence the paranoia!
 

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Lol you done the advanced driving stuff?

What do them astras max out at :p
 

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taconite2 said:
Lol you done the advanced driving stuff?

What do them astras max out at :p
Yep, advanced Tpac driver. This means I'm able to literally ram cars off the road, box them in, pursuits etc. Much like the tv shows such as traffic cops but nowhere near as exciting. The astras are 1.7 tdis, pretty standard and not very quick. I drive either 4.0 X5, 335 diesels, or at the minute an Evo xi. As advanced drivers we are able to drive as fast as we feel safe and fit! And only for police purposes! All I can say is that the evo xi really is limited at 155 ;-)!
 

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1:2 will do 110mph no problem, just find a nice quiet stretch of road and try it. Got 146 mph out of the vxr on the same bit of road, now at that speed it does get a bit hairy.
 

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It might be worth mentioning the quoted top speeds for cars are usually done on rolling roads with no wind etc

So it's really inaccurate!
 

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I meant in magazines/websites!
 

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Swg79 said:
I drive either 4.0 X5, 335 diesels, or at the minute an Evo xi.!
Is that why we see 2-3 Police X5's being "low-loadered" to the BMW dealership in Stockport behind the Co-Op Pyramid past our office each week for repair ? They either have a lot of them and its the law of averages or they are really really unreliable.
 

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I once did 71 in an Austin Allegro! :p
 

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I got 143 in focus st till i shat a brick lol
 

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Used to see lots of ST's in my rear view mirror along with R32 golfs, but now enjoy pottering along in the A1.(Best bit being more money in my pocket as i'm using less fuel).
 

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I used to be a big Ford fan back in the 80's and 90's... Escort RS Turbo, XR2, Fiesta RS Turbo, Cosworth etc... But i am afraid my love of Ford has long gone, since the Escort Cosworth.
 

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Swg79 said:
I drive either 4.0 X5, 335 diesels, or at the minute an Evo xi.!
Is that why we see 2-3 Police X5's being "low-loadered" to the BMW dealership in Stockport behind the Co-Op Pyramid past our office each week for repair ? They either have a lot of them and its the law of averages or they are really really unreliable.
Ha ha not sure what to say to that! It's not me I suppose, I've not had a PVA (police vehicle accident) in nearly 10 years in the job! That said there r some real idiot drivers in every force. One guy put his female colleage in hospital cos he was showing off in a panda, ended up flipping it into a ditch. Idiot!
 

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Mojito said:
I used to be a big Ford fan back in the 80's and 90's... Escort RS Turbo, XR2, Fiesta RS Turbo, Cosworth etc... But i am afraid my love of Ford has long gone, since the Escort Cosworth.
Ha ha the escort cosworth. Classic, even with that horrendous spoiler. Sill worth loads today, if they r in good condition? Did u have one Mojito? I used to fancy the pants off a guy who had a cosworth copy (ie it was a 1.6 escort with the whale tail!)
 
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