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Old 12-19-2015, 09:40 AM   #1
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2012 Boss 302 VS 2012 GT TOP SPEED test on the autobahn.

On the way to the Nurburgring along with an SRT392, and an M3.
Both cars are limited to 155mph. WTF ford?


The GT indicated 151, but was showing 149 on its gps.
Boss 302 was indicating 160mph, but was showing 155-156 on it's gps.
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Yes, both are computer programmed to limit the top speed to 155, so the top speed should be the same on both. The Boss should get there a bit faster, right? And the aerodynamics should have it feel a bit more planted.
Still looks and sounds like fun though.
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Turns out the regular GT is limited to 145mph as pulled from HPtuners. That explains the speed gap.
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I would never do that in the rain or any wet conditions.

Am I alone in that, or?
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I would never do that in the rain or any wet conditions.

Am I alone in that, or?
I wouldn't.
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speed seems to be also limited by gear ratios. He is at 6.5K rpm. Can't go very much further, as power drops quickly.

a quiz : which transmission setup is in use here ?
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Those kinds of speeds in dry conditions is pushing the envelope, let alone wet conditions. Might try it once, but definitely in dry conditions.
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I wouldn't.
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Yeah... have you seen those supercar videos that have freak tire blowouts at those speeds?

Vehicles disintegrate when you lose control at those speeds.
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Those kinds of speeds in dry conditions is pushing the envelope, let alone wet conditions. Might try it once, but definitely in dry conditions.
When you've been passed multiple times by families of 5 or more in a diesel wagon or SUV at 155mph come talk to me about pushing the envelope.

I'll never forget being passed by an old(90's) mercedes wagon that was doing at least 170mph, driven by an old guy with white hair, and what looked like his grandkids in the back.

As you can tell, it had just started to rain as the camera comes up, and we slow down a few seconds later. The road doesn't magically turn to ice at the first few rain drops.

We would still cruise at 100-110 mph in light rain. As someone whose job it is to do risk assessments for operation including 100's of millions of dollars of equipment, I can assure you that 110mph in the rain on the autobahn is FAR safer than 70mph on any american highway on a sunny afternoon. Just based off the road build, the skill of German drivers, and the fact that you don't have 70-80% of the drivers surfing facebook while driving like here in the states.

Our roads are just about the worst I've seen, other than afghanistan and egypt. Even there it's not so much the build quality as the lack of bombs that puts us ahead.

Not sure how fast the car would go without the limiter, but probably165-170 in the right conditions. I was about 6000 in 5th, and I could easily get to the limiter in 6th as well pulling around 4200rpm.

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If your rationalizing your disregard for safety by illustrating some silver headed "old guy" was doing 170 with his grandkids in the back, sorry don't buy it. Also no one mentioned "ice", we were just talking "wet" conditions. I've driven the autobahn, a accident at those speeds rarely results in good results.
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When you've been passed multiple times by families of 5 or more in a diesel wagon or SUV at 155mph come talk to me about pushing the envelope.

I'll never forget being passed by an old(90's) mercedes wagon that was doing at least 170mph, driven by an old guy with white hair, and what looked like his grandkids in the back.

As you can tell, it had just started to rain as the camera comes up, and we slow down a few seconds later. The road doesn't magically turn to ice at the first few rain drops.

We would still cruise at 100-110 mph in light rain. As someone whose job it is to do risk assessments for operation including 100's of millions of dollars of equipment, I can assure you that 110mph in the rain on the autobahn is FAR safer than 70mph on any american highway on a sunny afternoon. Just based off the road build, the skill of German drivers, and the fact that you don't have 70-80% of the drivers surfing facebook while driving like here in the states.

Our roads are just about the worst I've seen, other than afghanistan and egypt. Even there it's not so much the build quality as the lack of bombs that puts us ahead.

Not sure how fast the car would go without the limiter, but probably165-170 in the right conditions. I was about 6000 in 5th, and I could easily get to the limiter in 6th as well pulling around 4200rpm.

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I would do it. Here in Houston though, probably not. I do 140 runs a lot when it's dry out though. Was way too foggy and slick this morning to be doing 100 but I did it anyways.
If the guy is in the risky business then let him run his car how he wants. It's just a good thing that I don't have a faster car....
I have ran my 11' 5.0 to 156 but had to let off due to traffic.
My phone doesn't get used why my car is moving.
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If your rationalizing your disregard for safety by illustrating some silver headed "old guy" was doing 170 with his grandkids in the back, sorry don't buy it. Also no one mentioned "ice", we were just talking "wet" conditions. I've driven the autobahn, a accident at those speeds rarely results in good results.
I was responding to your "pushing the envelope" statement about a mustang at 149mph. No one who had spent much time in Germany would think 149mph was "pushing the envelope" when you see family sedans regularly hitting 155mph.

You're saying the moment the first rain drops appeared on my windshield, I should have slammed on the brakes? All my rain laps of the nurburgring and the hockenheimring I tried my best to be even smoother than I was in the dry, I guess I had it all wrong.
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My 2012 GT w a 6 speed trans... base model (3.55 gears?) got up to 146 mph w 0 mods, like in the video. I put a Bama Race Tune and an Air Raid cold air intake on it and it went up to 166 mph in 6th gear, but would not go any faster do to drag. I held it at 166 for a good 30 seconds before i let off slowly. I can get my stock 2015 GT to 156 mph in 5th gear, but then I run out of road. My buddy says he got his 2016 GT to 164. I have seen various results of top speed numbers from different publications. The 2011-2014 GT's will at least go 166 mph with the governor taken off, I can assure you.
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I've driven the Autobahn too, makes American roads look silly. Germans actually give two ****s about what they build and the workers get paid enough with enough benefits to care. They also legit shut down roads completely when they redo them in many places, not this close down a lane and put out guys with signs. Nope, they close the road and tough **** if you need to use it, find a detour and it'll be back up and running quickly because they have no traffic to deal with.

I love Germany, I have half a mind to drop orders and go live there for 4-8 years but the wife is not exactly on board with it.
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