Volkswagen Mark IV Forum banner
1 - 20 of 60 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
796 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've not seen a quick straw poll like this on here, and I'm curious as to the top end on everyone's motors

I've got a 115 PD Bora and squeezed 128 indicated out of her yesterday on the M4 er... autobahn... I had to ease off when I came up on some traffic but I reckon there was a teensy bit more there...

Now I know it ain't setting the world alight, (I had 145 indicated out of my VR6), just wondering what you got and how fast you had it!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
565 Posts
similarly, on the autobahn, i've only gone to about 120 (indicated by my B2).

E: That was about 3600 rpm in 6th, if i mind correctly, so i expect a bit more could be found...[:D]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Hi guys,

On the way to the Nurburgring this year saw an indicated 168mph, then 2 days later dropped a valve whilst going round the ring and have just built the engine and put it back together 2 days ago, got to build my confidence in the engine back up again and hopefully will see similar figures.

Good figures for tdi's tho guys and where i was getting 10 mpg you were probably getting 50 something lol..

Cheers

Matt
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
424 Posts
On the autobahn i saw 140 on the clock, but chickened out,even though i could of kept it planted and squeezed a little more i think....(gotta family to think of)...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
796 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
ay carumba, how uneducated am I? I didn't realise R's where that quick, they not limited to 155 like other exotic machinery??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
Apparently my mate had over 165 in his R[:I] almost flt out, but not quite. The are not limited,as VW state that they can only do 147mph.....yeh right!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,630 Posts
I dont think they are limited, well unless the AMD chip removes any limiters

I've had 160 outta the car atleast 5 or 6 times, each time I've run outta room.

On the GPS it's indicating 155, and I'm pulling 6k rpm. With peak BHP arriving just past 6k rpm, I reckon there's a true 160 in there somewhere!

Just waiting until I get my new tyres before seeing if it can be done
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,039 Posts
108 on the speedo in my 1.4 [:D]

Think that was the best it'll do, been trying to test it again but that damn autobahn is always too busy!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,596 Posts
M6 TOLL SPEED STRIP IS GOOD FOR HIGH SPEED RUNS. LATE AT NIGHT THOUGH

I got 138 (GPS RA) before I thought best to back off.

stock standard unmodded PD150 with 172bhp/282lb
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,357 Posts
I've had a 138 GPS speed shown on my RA2. This was around 6K on the rev dial and about 143 on the speedo.

I'm thinking of visiting Germany over the xmas-new year period to see what the maximum is [:D]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
512 Posts
152 and my *** collapsed so slowed down, as Matt says - are people really nearly hitting 170mph in the R32??!?!!?![:O]

I had 160 out of my M3 [:D]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,630 Posts
Quote: posted by sutherlandm on 30/10/2004 11:00:10

147mph in France then I had to slow down for traffic.

Some of these R32 figures are loony - Are they true?!

My 160 (155 GPS) is very true. First time, 2 passengers onboard, Henry being one of them.

Next day Henry did the same in his car, on the same stretch of road.

I've since done it a handful of times, most recently up against Henry in his, and some bloke in a Mk2 Gti with 1.8T engine!

A true 160 is capable i reckon (with 270bhp that is), you just gotta find the time and place
 
1 - 20 of 60 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top