This is a discussion on Top speed within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have an old article, (Yes another one) motor trend july 1995, Title; No speed limits, 12 cars tested for ...
11-19-2006, 07:25 PM #1
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I have an old article, (Yes another one) motor trend july 1995, Title; No speed limits, 12 cars tested for all out top speed.believe it or not a volvo station wagon, front wheel drive even,
The 95 t/a did 157/ comments were the t/a wasn't the easiest to drive at this pace: well behavedin smoothest portions,inthe bumpiest sections hunted from side to side
The z did 155 but only had 168 miles on the odom.( not boken in yet) The z was the least expensive to top 150
The vette was the winner of the whlole shoot out at 167, Comments: vette was rock solid + confidence inspiring at 167.
honda preload- 140
saab turbo- 141
volvo 850 wagon turbo-152
nissan 300zx-154 hitting speedlimiter
z/28-155 with 168 mi.on
mitsubishi 3000 twin turbo-157
toyota supra-157 hitting speed limiter
mazda rx-7 twin turbo-160 With a (1.3 litre engine)
Anybody know what the top speed of the 98 up car was rated at? Had the 95 z been broken in it should have been at least with the t/a's # at 157,so i would think the 98 up having more hp + I believe a more aerodynamic front end, should top 160 before any mods.Has anybody tried it?
Other question would be, does the m6 have a higher top speed then the auto, not that it matters,just curious.
Usually when they do these tests, like in the new vettes viper etc. its a manual trans.All the lt1's in this test were m6s.Some of the others were auto.
Some cars that didn't make the 140 mph cutoff for the article were:
mustang cobra-138 but did after they duct taped up the nose of the car, + removed the air filter for more power, + it hit 140
taurus sho auto-135
11-19-2006, 07:47 PM #2
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The limiter on the LS1 cars (Camaro and T/A) is some where around 162-165. only if they came from the factory with Z rated tires.
Last edited by Tyler_LS1; 11-19-2006 at 07:54 PM. Reason: SP1999 Camaro SS/ Pewter/ #1775 - LS1 6-speed - Predator 3 Custom Tune - Pro 5.0 - LS7 Clutch - 3.90's - Koni's - Strano Springs and Sway Bars - SFC's - Full UMI Chassis and Suspension - LS6 Intake PnP TB - ARH LT's and Kitty Ran Away - Magnaflow.
12.6 at 112
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