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    Why is my car so slow?

    Speedo

    Just after this it did 189mph but it still feels sluggish. Would a twin turbo conversion help?

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    where are you located? why is your oil temp gauge in celcius but in mph for speedo. what countries are like that?

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    I am in England and we are half way in between metric and imperial in all our measurements for some strange reason

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    jjr1 said:

    Just after this it did 189mph but it still feels sluggish. Would a twin turbo conversion help?



    Are you a fast jet pilot? An astronaut perhaps? If 189 mph seems slow you need a turbojet with reheat, not a turbocharger The fastest I've driven in a car was 160mph in a Ferrari and that was plenty quick enough.

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    No I was only joking it is quite fast It actually feels slow compared to riding a bike though. The fastest I have been on a bike is 185mph but it feels so much faster than just calmly sitting in a car trying to get your mate to take a decent non shaky photo.

    The only problem with driving that fast is that it is incredibly hard afterwards to drive at a sensible speed. I honestly felt that at a 100mph I could get out the car and walk faster!

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    jjr1 said:
    The fastest I have been on a bike is 185mph



    Well I was half right - not a fast jet pilot merely a kamikaze one

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    rofl you may be close

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    Can I just ask W(here)TF did you manage to do that in UK? Best I ever managed was 165 on the M3 in my V8 Esprit...and then I bottled it! - serious respect...though obviously I don't condone such behaviour

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    I can't divulge my choice of roads for obvious reasons but lets just say a lot of us who want to go for a burn get someone to go ahead and check for the cops first.

    As for high speeds my wife was in the car last week when we were on the way to catch a ferry and she told me to put my foot down in case we missed it. She then promptly read a book as we hurtled through Wales at 170

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    Watch those new speed cameras on the M4 then (between Jct 14 - 18). If they catch you at that speed they will lock you up and throw away the key - but you would probably have the dubious distinction of getting into the Guiness Book of Records

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    jjr1 said:
    ...She then promptly read a book as we hurtled through Wales at 170



    Would that be the bestseller "How to tell your sanity challenged husband you want a divorce at 200 mph while making sure he doesn't wreck the car thus rendering you unliving and hence making the divorce preceedings take considerably longer and possibly no be as profitable for yourself" ?

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    You ask why is your car so slow ?

    How much do YOU wiegh ?

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    wow, that is so fast... i would be quite scared!

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    dreamcar said:
    Watch those new speed cameras on the M4 then (between Jct 14 - 18). If they catch you at that speed they will lock you up and throw away the key - but you would probably have the dubious distinction of getting into the Guiness Book of Records



    I have a road pilot and laser jammer so only speed when there are no cameras around. That M4 is going to prove very contreversial though with apparent convictions for 79 in a 70 which is roughly 90% of most motorists I see on a motorway.

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    I fitted an Origin B2 in my Boxster which has provision for a laser jamming device, but haven't fitted one yet. I believe the police guidelines are speed limit + 10% + 2mph.

    I tend not to go too mad on motorways because the patrols and checks tend to be hotter on them, so I tend to go for A road blasts.

    I did have a 1 hour drive in the 997 S and found it awesome. Not sure if I have sufficient restraint, self discipline and ability for a proper Porsche, so I will stick with my humble 987 S, which I find amazing anyway.

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    Well I test drove a GT2 and because the speedo is in a different location I didn't know how fast I was going. When I asked the salesman he said 135mph and I realised I better not buy one as it was slightly too easy to get there.

    There is something to be said for Caterhams etc where all the fun comes at low speed

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    Very true. I nearly went for a Lotus Elise 111-R but just too hard core for me. Not a car I could tour with, not if I still wanted my wife at the end of it

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    Ouch! Thats quick!

    Was out for a spin in my 987s on Sat and did a max(ish) run... Looked at the road and nailed it, first time I clocked the speedo it was on 150...

    Was really suprised how quickly it got there and how stable it was, although I did slow down straight after seeing it.

    Not really big on speeding on the motorway, or in general (Well not crazy 190mph speeding anyway!)... I figure If I'm going to get fecked for driving slightly fast I'd rather it be on an interesting road with some twisties rather than a straight run! So I keep it to about 80-90 on the motorways...

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    I don't doubt it - wound mine up for the first time Wednesday evening and it really does shift.

    Must stop talking about Boxsters on the 997 board otherwise they will all want one.

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    dreamcar said:
    Very true. I nearly went for a Lotus Elise 111-R but just too hard core for me. Not a car I could tour with, not if I still wanted my wife at the end of it



    I had an Elise and while I loved it for its ability to make me smile it was built like a 2 year olds lego model. It was in the garage more often than the road and on the day after I sold it the rear suspension collapsed.

    I now get my lightweight fun from my Honda Fireblade which makes all cars seem desperately slow.

    As for enjoying the twisties I do that too and have nearly gone through my third set of tyres after 5000 miles and 1 trackday.

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    To go faster, and before fitting turbo stuff, try to go downhill : you could easily hit the 200 mph on a nice deserted autobahn

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    or try to fit some wings on the car!!

    you know Jumbo ones or from an airbus! then you might also fly at that speed

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    Personally I think your're an [censored] for driving that fast on public roads - yes we all speed from time to time but at that sort of speed you're going to jail. Thats nearly three times the limit. Hope I'm not coming the other way.

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    haha i hope this too,because from the other way i ll be coming also with 200 mph!

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    Wolvy said:
    Personally I think your're an [censored] for driving that fast on public roads - yes we all speed from time to time but at that sort of speed you're going to jail. Thats nearly three times the limit. Hope I'm not coming the other way.



    I don't give 2 [censored] what you think so you are wasting your time telling me.

    As for downhill that is the only way I got it to 189 as on the flat it won't climb above 182mph

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    oh oh play nice dont play the smart ass!

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    182mph downhill !
    Jesus, that's REALLY slow, man !
    Fix it at your dealer !
    (Your Porsche dealer, not your cocaïne dealer of course...)
    SDP

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    do we also have cocaine dealers here?

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    cartouche said:
    182mph downhill !
    Jesus, that's REALLY slow, man !
    Fix it at your dealer !
    (Your Porsche dealer, not your cocaïne dealer of course...)
    SDP



    No 182mph on the flat and then 189 on a downhill. It might have gone faster downhill but it won't go above 182 on the flat, although it might have been windy.

    Re: Why is my car so slow?

    anyway, 189 downhill, that's not enough.
    must normally reach 200 downhill !
    talk your dealer.

     
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