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2020-08-11 5:47:59 PM  
The car might let it happen, but the tires won't hold up long at that speed.
 
2020-08-11 6:41:38 PM  
I highly doubt this as I think it has too little power to do that. I know my Focus with the same about would just reach about 100 before NOPE kicked in an I did a more relaxed highway speed.

/may have gone triple digits a few times for "reasons" in my younger days
//now I only do it on closed courses
 
2020-08-11 6:50:07 PM  
My venerable diesel will do 90 with a brick on the accelerator, if you give her around ten miles of interstate to get there.
 
2020-08-11 7:20:02 PM  
Well, it's hard to believe, but of course we cannot mistrust the word of anyone in the employ of the police, right?
 
2020-08-11 7:22:25 PM  
Every time I get a shiatty little rental car or something this song starts playing in my head as an inside personal joke.
Motörhead - Built For Speed
Youtube 8a1m9jUNJsk

/really though I never do over 5 MPH the limit. Stay slow and hardcore
 
2020-08-11 7:22:49 PM  
My 1995 Corolla could get up to 130. Logged on my GPS.
 
2020-08-11 7:27:18 PM  
According to his arrest report, Pierre told troopers that he "didn't really have a reason" to be driving erratically and appeared to be concerned about losing his football scholarship.

I'm sure that scholarship is still in tact right now.
 
2020-08-11 7:27:19 PM  

isamudyson: I highly doubt this as I think it has too little power to do that. I know my Focus with the same about would just reach about 100 before NOPE kicked in an I did a more relaxed highway speed.

/may have gone triple digits a few times for "reasons" in my younger days
//now I only do it on closed courses


Depends on the transmission.

Back in 91 or so I got a 4-banger Galant up to 135.  It took a long time and even a small farkup would kick it out of overdrive.

A radar detector actually saved my ass that time.

/FL528 aka the Beeline
 
2020-08-11 7:28:53 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: /FL528 aka the Beeline


That and Alligator Alley is the closest thing Florida has to the Autobahn.

You can go 75mph and you'll still be the slow car.
 
2020-08-11 7:30:01 PM  
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2020-08-11 7:31:31 PM  
Small fuel efficient cars are no joke.  There are stories of guys running from military copters in Iraq in small Toyota's and the helicopters having trouble keeping up with them.  

They are not very heavy, so it isn't like the engine has all that much weight to push.  On the other hand, the aluminum engine is going to tear itself up.  So you make a decent run from the police, but whomever buys your car at the police auction is going to spend a lot of money fixing stuff.
 
2020-08-11 7:32:23 PM  

isamudyson: I highly doubt this as I think it has too little power to do that. I know my Focus with the same about would just reach about 100 before NOPE kicked in an I did a more relaxed highway speed.

/may have gone triple digits a few times for "reasons" in my younger days
//now I only do it on closed courses


Same here. I've hit about 132 mph one time just to see if I could on an empty desert road in the middle of the night. I did, and it was one of the closest feelings to death as I've ever had. You become acutely aware that if anything gets in your way, you can't stop and will be killed. If you merely bump the steering wheel too far, you'll roll the car and you will be killed. Hit the brakes too hard and you'll lose traction, risk rolling the car, and you will be killed. In fact, you now have to work pretty hard to stay alive at this point since you're just in a regular car with no professional safety gear. The only thing you can do is just let your foot off the pedal and just wait for the vehicle to naturally slow down. Which feels like forever, and takes about at least a mile or more to do.

I chalk it up to the folly of youth. I don't even like breaking 85 on the legal roads in Nevada and Texas. Aside from burning excess fuel, holy hell does it drain you. You have to pump serious adrenaline to fuel yourself to stay so focused on the road. And when it's over, and the adrenaline burns out, you just feel weak.
 
2020-08-11 7:32:57 PM  
An Accent might hit 130, if you drop it out of a plane flying at FL400 and over the nadir of Death Valley.
 
2020-08-11 7:33:41 PM  
Top speed for the latest gen is listed at 130MPH so his car appears to be in good health.


BadReligion: The car might let it happen, but the tires won't hold up long at that speed.


If the car can go that fast then the factory would've sold it with tires that can handle that speed, the internets say the latest gen is sold with V rated tires, those are good for up to 150mph*

*iif they're properly inflated
 
2020-08-11 7:35:36 PM  
Downhill maybe
 
2020-08-11 7:37:29 PM  
I looked at the comments, Ray
 
2020-08-11 7:37:44 PM  
I doubt it. They put a limiters in them.  My car balks at 110mph even though it could easily do more. Previous model of the same car did 115mph before the limiter kicked in. I'll give him 100+ and the rest goes to the cop eye math.
https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-4th-ci​r​cuit/1604482.html

Doesn't change much though, he's still a reckless asshole.
 
2020-08-11 7:37:46 PM  
I've done very close to that speed in a 1986 Mazda RX-7 (148 HP) and a 1987 BMW 325 (121 HP).

With just a little tailwind, it's not out of the question.
 
2020-08-11 7:56:47 PM  

Mrtraveler01: NotThatGuyAgain: /FL528 aka the Beeline

That and Alligator Alley is the closest thing Florida has to the Autobahn.

You can go 75mph and you'll still be the slow car.


Sheeeeit, you'd better slow it down when you drive through the Miccosukee Indian Reservation.
 
2020-08-11 7:57:40 PM  
That's some fast talking, but what does a Hyundai Accent sound like?

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2020-08-11 8:04:24 PM  
Little lightweight cars can go fast, even if they're not meant to be fast cars. They just need a determined driver and a lot of roadway to get up to speed.

Also, the driver needs to be a little crazy. Triply so when he's also endangering a passenger. Octuply so when the passenger is his own infant kid.
 
2020-08-11 8:06:48 PM  

isamudyson: I highly doubt this as I think it has too little power to do that.


Depends on the generation. I owned a third generation hatchback, 2009 model. It has the famously reliable Hyundai Alpha engine (second generation with variable valve timing). That was an engine so reliable that you could BEAT THE ABSOLUTE SHIAT OUT OF THAT CAR every single day and it would still run fine. I changed the oil every 10,000 miles with Mobil 1 synthetic and would basically redline the fark out of that car every time I drove it because that is what it took to get any speed out of it. I literally drove it like I stole it and it ran fine, every time.

The fourth generation brought the Gamma engine, with 138 horsepower. Pair that to either transmission and it might do 132 mph.

If you'll remember, traffic cameras in Arizona nailed a 2006 Sonata doing 147 mph. That car had the 3.3 Lambda V-6 engine, good for 238 horsepower. It was the first Hyundai Sonata that had some serious power and could be considered "fast." My mother owned the prior generation Sonata and that V-6 only made like 180 horsepower, so it was kind a slug (the engine was only good for more torque than the I-4 base model could provide).
 
2020-08-11 8:09:02 PM  

Boo_Guy: If the car can go that fast then the factory would've sold it with tires that can handle that speed, the internets say the latest gen is sold with V rated tires, those are good for up to 150mph*


People who buy Hyundai Accents do not replace the OEM tires with speed-rated tires. They buy the cheapest tires from Wal-mart.
 
2020-08-11 8:09:19 PM  
Given a long straight stretch I'm pretty sure my Pacer will hit 135. The Jeep Cherokee, not so much. It's aerodynamics.
 
2020-08-11 8:10:47 PM  
I once managed 154 mph in my Hyundai Elantra. 2000, 4-barrel standard. Logged by gps. Rattling deathtrap scary.
 
2020-08-11 8:11:11 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: I looked at the comments, Ray


Hey there, dude!

*makes finger guns*
 
2020-08-11 8:11:32 PM  

winedrinkingman: On the other hand, the aluminum engine is going to tear itself up.


Absolute nonsense. All modern engines are made of aluminium and they hold up just fine.
 
2020-08-11 8:17:32 PM  

Claude Ballse: You become acutely aware that if anything gets in your way, you can't stop and will be killed. If you merely bump the steering wheel too far, you'll roll the car and you will be killed. Hit the brakes too hard and you'll lose traction, risk rolling the car, and you will be killed. In fact, you now have to work pretty hard to stay alive at this point since you're just in a regular car with no professional safety gear.



Thank you, Rory. I mean Mr. Breaker.
 
2020-08-11 8:23:41 PM  

isamudyson: may have gone triple digits a few times for "reasons" in my younger days


A number of years ago I owned a 2003 Dodge Intrepid with the EGG "High-Output" 3.5 V-6, good for 250 horsepower. Going Eastbound across Montana, I had the experience of discovering three things:
1. The cruise control would hold 120 mph, and I did this for the entire width of the state.
2. The car would do 120 mph for hours in summer without overheating, and the air conditioning kept the cabin ice cold.
3. The windscreen wipers remained firmly planted and swept the glass clean despite triple-digit airflow.
 
2020-08-11 8:35:00 PM  
I once (and only once (but for more than a sec)) had one of these over 100, so it's not hard for me to believe...
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FOUR speed manual.
Have still never owned an automatic.
Yes, I'm "that guy."
 
2020-08-11 8:35:30 PM  

mrmopar5287: isamudyson: may have gone triple digits a few times for "reasons" in my younger days

A number of years ago I owned a 2003 Dodge Intrepid with the EGG "High-Output" 3.5 V-6, good for 250 horsepower. Going Eastbound across Montana, I had the experience of discovering three things:
1. The cruise control would hold 120 mph, and I did this for the entire width of the state.
2. The car would do 120 mph for hours in summer without overheating, and the air conditioning kept the cabin ice cold.
3. The windscreen wipers remained firmly planted and swept the glass clean despite triple-digit airflow.


Username and all
 
2020-08-11 8:37:05 PM  

mrmopar5287: Boo_Guy: If the car can go that fast then the factory would've sold it with tires that can handle that speed, the internets say the latest gen is sold with V rated tires, those are good for up to 150mph*

People who buy Hyundai Accents do not replace the OEM tires with speed-rated tires. They buy the cheapest tires from Wal-mart.


I checked the tire size for a 2015 accent and they wear 195/50-16s on the 'sport' model.

The cheapest tires Walmart has in that size are V rated.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Atlas-Forc​e​-HP-195-50R16-84-V-Tire/226994329
 
2020-08-11 8:37:54 PM  
Down hill with a tail wind.
 
2020-08-11 8:47:05 PM  

JesseL: I checked the tire size for a 2015 accent and they wear 195/50-16s on the 'sport' model.


Mine was a 2009. The stock tire size on steel wheels was 175/70-14. You could get 15" alloy wheels with a "sport" package, and I've seen one or two of them around. T-rated tires are good for 118 mph.
 
2020-08-11 8:47:29 PM  

mrmopar5287: Boo_Guy: If the car can go that fast then the factory would've sold it with tires that can handle that speed, the internets say the latest gen is sold with V rated tires, those are good for up to 150mph*

People who buy Hyundai Accents do not replace the OEM tires with speed-rated tires. They buy the cheapest tires from Wal-mart.


All tires these days have speed ratings and v rated tires aren't some exotic top of the line super tire, they can be had for under 50 bucks each.
 
2020-08-11 8:53:13 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Claude Ballse: You become acutely aware that if anything gets in your way, you can't stop and will be killed. If you merely bump the steering wheel too far, you'll roll the car and you will be killed. Hit the brakes too hard and you'll lose traction, risk rolling the car, and you will be killed. In fact, you now have to work pretty hard to stay alive at this point since you're just in a regular car with no professional safety gear.


Thank you, Rory. I mean Mr. Breaker.


Yeah, after re-reading that, I see it...
 
2020-08-11 9:05:30 PM  

Mrtraveler01: NotThatGuyAgain: /FL528 aka the Beeline

That and Alligator Alley is the closest thing Florida has to the Autobahn.

You can go 75mph and you'll still be the slow car.


I moved to Georgia and there's a reason they call GA400 the Alpharetta Autobahn lol.
 
2020-08-11 9:07:33 PM  

radiovox: Mrtraveler01: NotThatGuyAgain: /FL528 aka the Beeline

That and Alligator Alley is the closest thing Florida has to the Autobahn.

You can go 75mph and you'll still be the slow car.

Sheeeeit, you'd better slow it down when you drive through the Miccosukee Indian Reservation.


I'm not sure they're allowed to chase you at those speeds these days.  Just sayin, not arguing.

And I am DAMNED glad there were no rules like that when I was young and dumb, lol.
 
2020-08-11 9:08:27 PM  

Znuh: My 1995 Corolla could get up to 130. Logged on my GPS.


My 1972 VW Bus once got up to 90 going down a mountain and the wind at my back, I thought I was going to die that day.
 
2020-08-11 9:17:00 PM  
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2020-08-11 9:27:24 PM  

mrmopar5287: isamudyson: may have gone triple digits a few times for "reasons" in my younger days

A number of years ago I owned a 2003 Dodge Intrepid with the EGG "High-Output" 3.5 V-6, good for 250 horsepower. Going Eastbound across Montana, I had the experience of discovering three things:
1. The cruise control would hold 120 mph, and I did this for the entire width of the state.
2. The car would do 120 mph for hours in summer without overheating, and the air conditioning kept the cabin ice cold.
3. The windscreen wipers remained firmly planted and swept the glass clean despite triple-digit airflow.


I ended up with one of those for a rental when I had to take a trip and my car ('87 Grand Prix) was exactly trustworthy to make it. It was amazingly nice to drive and it sure had the back seat space. At the time I honestly didn't want to give it back when I was finished. But knowing how all those cars ended up, I made the right call.
 
2020-08-11 9:48:01 PM  

berylman: Every time I get a shiatty little rental car or something this song starts playing in my head as an inside personal joke.
[YouTube video: Motörhead - Built For Speed]
/really though I never do over 5 MPH the limit. Stay slow and hardcore


I'm the grey haired old man in the Ford Focus doing 5 under in the left lane.
 
2020-08-11 10:35:28 PM  
Had my '07 Accent up to a little over a hundred once, on a long long down hill on I-40, and in a pack of cars all going the same speed. And then we all slowed back down to eighty at the same time. Still not quite sure how that happened.
 
2020-08-11 10:47:41 PM  
The '84 Supra I had managed exactly that - 132mph - on flat, level ground. It felt not too bad, if a bit light in the front end. That's just a nudge above the limit of the H-rated tires fitted to it (130mph.) 160hp inline-six and a pointy shape, but I would guess, not very good aero.

So an Accent being able to manage that now... impressive.
 
2020-08-11 11:03:36 PM  
The '64 VW convertible I once drove could do possibly 65 down a vertical mineshaft...with a tailwind.

/1300cc, 40 hp (not a typo) beast
//lawnmower on steroids
///I like slow cars, so what?
 
2020-08-11 11:07:01 PM  
My import can do 150, no speed limiter and has Bridgestone Potenzas to handle the speed. I'm amazed how quickly it can get up to 110 and keep climbing. I did this on a long and empty straight road to see if it had a governor like my last car, which took forever to get to 110, though it could've pegged at 130. Never again though. I'll take it to Sears Point IF I want to try that again.
The thought of doing a Steve Austin on a tumbling flying body aircraft keeps me from trying it again. Plus Waze will notify my wife. I don't need to walk into that bee hive.
So yeah, a fairly new car can get up there, even a Hyundai.
 
2020-08-11 11:25:24 PM  
I swear to God we have been at this junction before. I'm just glad our Attorney Gen....wait, wut?
 
2020-08-12 12:28:12 AM  

BigKaboom: My import can do 150, no speed limiter and has Bridgestone Potenzas to handle the speed. I'm amazed how quickly it can get up to 110 and keep climbing. I did this on a long and empty straight road to see if it had a governor like my last car, which took forever to get to 110, though it could've pegged at 130. Never again though. I'll take it to Sears Point IF I want to try that again.
The thought of doing a Steve Austin on a tumbling flying body aircraft keeps me from trying it again. Plus Waze will notify my wife. I don't need to walk into that bee hive.
So yeah, a fairly new car can get up there, even a Hyundai.


I had a modified 92 Celica All-Trac doing about the same once. I miss that car.
 
2020-08-12 1:27:50 AM  
I had a 2000 Hyundai Accent that I did 110 with on 183 N about 100 miles north of Austin. I was living in ABQ at the time & was coming home for a bit. No one was on the road so I wanted to see just how fast I could get it up to.

I was impressed by 110. Didn't run into any cops. Or cows.
 
2020-08-12 1:43:54 AM  

what the cat dragged in: The '84 Supra I had managed exactly that - 132mph - on flat, level ground. It felt not too bad, if a bit light in the front end. That's just a nudge above the limit of the H-rated tires fitted to it (130mph.) 160hp inline-six and a pointy shape, but I would guess, not very good aero.

So an Accent being able to manage that now... impressive.


A 2012 Accent has 138 horsepower and weighs a lot less than your Supra.
 
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