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    997 Carrera S - Top Speed?

    Sorry, I couldn't wait until I saw the 307 kph (true 294 kph, measured with GPS). But 302 kph should do it too.
    Funny: when upshifting, the DME cuts off power at around 7200 rpm. But at 307 kph on the speedo, the car does 7400 rpm. Interesting. I think there is "air" for more but I wonder when the rev limiter jumps in.

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    RC,
    You loser, the digital readout is so blurry!!!



    Awesome pic!

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    I think my heart temporarily stopped

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    Wow Which street was this I know it's not in the freeway?

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    great shot and even better nervs

    don't show this your wife, she will for sure increase your life insurance

    AM

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    I did 310kmh on my carrera S tiptronic but it was blinking on 309 every second

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    Great!

    Which freeway is so empty during the daytime? Is it more in the South (not too far away from Switzerland)?

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    If you crash at 200 or 300 kmh, not a great difference : you're a mixed grill of metal and flesh !
    Have a nice ride .

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    Seven said:
    Great!

    Which freeway is so empty during the daytime? Is it more in the South (not too far away from Switzerland)?



    It's not a freeway Seven, this is just as you enter RC's village next to the supermarket, you have to be very careful when you pass the pedestrians crossing signs at 302 kmh as they come out of the shops...

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    Seven said:
    Great!

    Which freeway is so empty during the daytime? Is it more in the South (not too far away from Switzerland)?



    The "famous" A96...great Autobahn and probably the most dangerous due to the numerous high speed curves. But it is fun to drive through each curve at around 270-275 kph, the 997 Carrera S feels rock solid. I had only two situations where the car started to "jump" a bit (bumpy asphalt) and you know what happens at this speed, you have to stay calm, keep a good and tight grip on the steering but still allowing it to adjust a little bit.
    The A96 is my favorite because it doesn't go only straight but it is also very dangerous. Last week a 21 year old GT3 RS driver died there...
    BTW: RUF and RS-Tuning are testing their products on this Autobahn too.
    The picture has been taken in the late afternoon, there was no traffic while I took this picture but sometimes the A96 can be pretty crowded.

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    you have got nerves of steel, I was just on road trip and was only able to get mine up to 130 mph due to traffic.

    Great pic,
    Ray

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    And when the A6 is pretty crowded, you better take an air plane to hit the 300...

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    RC, just wonder how coould you take pic at that speed? With one hand on the steering wheel?

    Just guessing, will it be no rev limiter at the 6th gear?

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    Nice

    The other stretch where you can reach high speed is the A9 between Greding and Nuernberg Feucht, though it's basically a straight line and has no curves to enjoy.

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    in "our " famous A97 .....
    I did it ....

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    wow, you guys are crazy! 302kph = 187 or so mph? right?

    becareful!

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    How about some video? Put a tripod mounted camcorder in the center behind the drivers position to catch the instrument display and the road ahead. That would be fun to see and hear (and quite legal in deutschland).

    tom

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    !

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    What's the "DME"?

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    racerx said:
    How about some video? Put a tripod mounted camcorder in the center behind the drivers position to catch the instrument display and the road ahead. That would be fun to see and hear (and quite legal in deutschland).

    tom



    We plan to do this with the Turbo and higher speeds.

    Regarding how the picture has been taken (PLEASE DON'T DO IT!): it has been taken one-handed (right hand) with a VERY tight grip for the steering wheel with the left hand.
    Caution: it had no winds/sidewinds, the street was completely straight and I know that the pavement isn't bumpy on this part. Also there was no other car/truck on the left lane. It is NOT recommended to do such a thing, unless you REALLY know what you're doing. Don't say I didn't warn you, some people have trouble to keep the 911 with both hands straight on the track.
    And of course I never looked at the camera at that speed, I just fired a couple of shots in good faith that there will be something visible on the pictures. If you look down to the camera or speedo just for one second, it could be FATAL.
    Just do some calculation how far you travel at 302 kph in one second and you understand why.

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    Seems like the 997S is capable of more then Porsche thought?
    Great picture!

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    Very nice shots RC !!

    But as you said is really dangerous to be done by people who are not used to these speeds

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    Last Sunday I drove from Hamburg direction 'Ruhr Area' on the A1 and A43. Was in a hurry as I wanted to attend the biggest Porsche meeting in Europe before closure. Further a MB E55 AMG was in front of me trying to uncouple me. My car (996 C2 Mk II) was loaded with my wife and luggage. Temperature was in excess of 30 degrees Celsius. Nevertheless my speedo showed several times a speed of ard 300 (average speed was ard 145 over a distance of ard 400 km - think not bad taking into consideration a lot of speedlimits) You see, no problem to reach it in Germany at least during weekends(another 'highspeed autobahn is the A57 - I use it regulary for highspeed tests).

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    at 302 kmh, in one second, you cross 83,88888 etc.. meters.
    approx. nineteen 997 lenght.
    long enough to generously quit the road, isn't it ?

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    yes for sure!!!

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    That's all pretty nice.
    When your dials read like this...gimme a call.
    Until then, suck my dust.



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    haha nice one!!Did you photoshop the engine temp also???

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    hahaha, Gota love it

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    Sergini, i m curious, you have an S,this is your car,with the black dials in the above photo???

     
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