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Poll: What's the fastest you've gone in an air-cooled?
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Fastest You've Driven in Your Air-Cooled?

Not on a track of course...

Old 11-24-2020, 10:37 AM
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Only a brief moment over 100 getting on freeways. Thatís the top of 2nd in the 930. About 145 ish on track.


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reading of 240 + kph. '85 Euro Carrera.
earned myself a person roadblock, compliments of the Squamish RCMP.
gorgeous 20 something (female) police officer.
got off with a verbal warning.
that was many years ago - no drive that fast anymore. not even close.
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Fastest You've Driven in Your Air-Cooled?

283 km/h. 175,8 mph. 1978 911 Targa

3.2 short stroke RSR engine. RSR piston/cylinder, RSR-type camshaft profile, 46MM PMO`s, twinspark, Eisenmann 39mm ID primaries heater exchangers with custom muffler. 295PS, 345Nm / 254 ft lbf. torque. Car pulls very strong all the way up the rev range and is maxing out in 5th at 7200rpm. Given the gearing the result is 283km/h. 175,8mph.

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235km/h on the freeway many years ago in my old SC. This was prior to speed cameras everywhere. Got up early one Sunday morning and cracked her open. Just couldn't get to 240 though.
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I pulled out to pass a mustang that was going 10 under, then he sped up....
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283 km/h. 175,8 mph. 1978 911 Targa


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considering top speed is about 140 ish ......

gotta be thinking at least PMOS and bigger displacement, or different engine drop in.
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135ish on the Autobahn
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It was on a race track. I had a 964 Turbo that I raced in PCA stock class D
Was at Daytona. Going past start finish the speedo was pointing straight down
Was I going over 180? The numbers say no way but I saw it and I'm sticking to it
I was trying to push the gas pedal through the floor
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Waiting for Malibu Exec? with the 180mph targa to chime in.
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Fastest You've Driven in Your Air-Cooled?

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considering top speed is about 140 ish ......

gotta be thinking at least PMOS and bigger displacement, or different engine drop in.

3.2 short stroke RSR engine. 295PS, 345Nm / 254 ft lbf. torque. Car pulls very strong all the way up the rev range and is maxing out in 5th at 7200rpm. Given the gearing the result is 283km/h.

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I made it to the 130+ club in the 3.2 but I don't think I'll ever get to top speed (150).
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149 indicated in Minnesota in 2005. My friend, that is. Not me. He drove a *very* similar car though.
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60, anything more chances are it will break. lol
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Mine was 100% certainly on a track. Charlotte Superspeedway. I would never drive that fast on the public roads.

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How Fast?


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We did "touch" 160 while on the Autobahn
during our post Euro delivery.

The front end became very light
due to no front/rear spoiler.....

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My needle exceeded 150mph once, and did not hit the limiter. I think I'd poo if it hit the fuel cut at 150+.

I don't trust that it was actually that fast but when driving normally, my needle is dead on with my phone GPS. Of course, normal speeds are generally half that.
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I doubt I've taken my car over 90 but I haven't driven it in a decade so I don't remember.

working on that right now..
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135 indicated at the end of back straight at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That was in my ROW 1983 SC. Probably about 130 in my 1995 993 at Road Atlanta.

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