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Old 03-18-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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want to see somthing cool type that in on you tube
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:45 PM   #2
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Nice.

Many years ago Curtis Ward has his old 90 touch 200 MPH on one of the ORR. He was then DQ'd for going to fast for his class, but hey. How many folks can say they turned the ZR-1 out 200+? Not me.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:35 AM   #3
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I've been over 200 a few times with the Z - but I'm not a fan of cruising down the interstate for 20 miles at that speed! A quick 2 mile blast and shut her down!
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:25 AM   #4
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That's fck'n nuts, and pretty stupid, and I'm fearless.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:52 AM   #5
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YEAH!!! That's what we're talkin' about! Makes the blood run fast and tunes up the old nervous system for sure.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:51 AM   #6
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That's fck'n nuts, and pretty stupid, and I'm fearless.

Don't badmouth what you're not familiar with. Going 200 mph is no more dangerous than going 150 mph or 250 mph. The number is meaningless. Going 65 mph is extremely dangerous too. The conditions are what are important. Being fearFUL is quite important, however.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:26 PM   #7
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That was at the old Mexican test track
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:28 PM   #9
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So you think your chances of surviving a crash at 250 are the same as 65?
Even NASCAR keeps them below 200.
Live fast, die young and leave a pretty corpse.
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190 MPH I'm sceered !
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:17 PM   #11
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i think the c6 is the only other vettes that will run with these old zr1 cars on top end.it appears they move away a little from the c5 zo6
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:31 PM   #12
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Don't badmouth what you're not familiar with. Going 200 mph is no more dangerous than going 150 mph or 250 mph. The number is meaningless. Going 65 mph is extremely dangerous too. The conditions are what are important. Being fearFUL is quite important, however.
I have to agree with Dwight here...I've been on the North side of 150 a number of times and can tell you that a short burst to 170+ is a lot less scary (and dangerous) than a prolonged run at 140. Conditions (weather, track, etc) have a lot to do with how safe you are on a short run. OTOH, a long run is full of possible catastrophic outcomes. Unless you're setup for ORR (even that's no guarantee), if you're going 140 or faster for more than a minute then you're asking for it.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:31 AM   #13
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gulp, 200 skeeers the bejesus outa me,
one time i had her up a little over 160
now i got a pleated drivers seat.
Everyone knows, dentist's are nutz.
Especially the one's in Red cars
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:31 AM   #14
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Don't badmouth what you're not familiar with. Going 200 mph is no more dangerous than going 150 mph or 250 mph. The number is meaningless. Going 65 mph is extremely dangerous too. The conditions are what are important. Being fearFUL is quite important, however.
Can you leave the 415 to me in your Will?
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:31 PM   #15
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So you think your chances of surviving a crash at 250 are the same as 65?
Even NASCAR keeps them below 200.
Live fast, die young and leave a pretty corpse.
NASCAR is running quicker than 200 this year with the COT @ a few of the 2 mile tracks.
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Can you leave the 415 to me in your Will?
Nope. It's spoken for allready.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:09 PM   #17
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Nope. It's spoken for allready.
Damn right it is! I'm donating it to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police so they can chase down speeders!
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I have to agree with Dwight here...I've been on the North side of 150 a number of times and can tell you that a short burst to 170+ is a lot less scary (and dangerous) than a prolonged run at 140. Conditions (weather, track, etc) have a lot to do with how safe you are on a short run. OTOH, a long run is full of possible catastrophic outcomes. Unless you're setup for ORR (even that's no guarantee), if you're going 140 or faster for more than a minute then you're asking for it.
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At 200 mph you are traveling over 3.3 miles/min or 293 feet per second. Here's what it looks like from the side of the road when a car passes at about 200 mph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrSKwu51mP4

or this @ ~205mph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfDrj...eature=related



and here's what happens when you have a blow out at 204 mph

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No public road is safe for speeds much over posted limits and speeds of the 100mph and over are an accident waiting to happen. You see the results of inexperienced wanabee racers on TV and in newspapers too often for my comfort.
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NASCAR is running quicker than 200 this year with the COT @ a few of the 2 mile tracks.
Give them time, it's called a restrictor plate for a reason.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:47 AM   #20
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looks like it was run on one of the Arizona Freeway systems to me. And looks like three seperate dumazzes to me. If they want to run take it to the track.
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