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What is the top speed of a stock 02 WS6?

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    What is the top speed of a stock 02 WS6?

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    155 or 160

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    I think it was estimated at 168.
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    l thought maybe LS1 would have faster top end but new stangs goes 180+mph. and if you put the car on jack stand with 3.55 gears on 5th gear at 6k RPM 221mph.

    a guy tested his car with a tester on mustang forums and he hit 176mph on a straight highway with his 2006 mustang GT!

    l think LS1s should go at least 170mph too.

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    Jackstands doesn't count.

    Wind drag creates a ton of resistance...top speed has to be actually driven to.

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    2006 Mustang Engines

    Engine HP/TQ 0-60 0-100 Quarter Mile Top Speed
    4.0L SOHC V-6 210 hp @ 5250 RPM
    240 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM 6.9 sec 19 sec 15.3 sec @ 91 mph 113 mph
    4.6L SOHC V-8 300 hp @ 5750 RPM
    320 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM 5.1 sec 13.2 sec 13.5 sec @ 103 mph 143 mph

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    The LS1 Firebirds, despite their poor sales, were among the fastest ever produced. They featured an all aluminum 5.7L V8 designated the LS1, with 305 hp (310 after 2000), or 320 hp (325 after 2000) for the Ram Air version. The rare Firehawk model made by SLP and sold through Pontiac dealerships had 330 hp (345 after 2000). Even the V6 had a bump to 205 hp. The average mile times for these were 15.2 @ 90 mph for the V6 and 13.4 @ 106 mph for the V8. The V6 models were as quick as almost any V8 produced before 1990, while the V8 Firebirds were faster than almost anything produced in the muscle car era (including all Firebirds). Top Speeds for both the V6 and the V8 versions were governed according to their factory tire ratings. Typically, these limits were 105, 112, 118 mph for the V6 models, but these limits varied from car to car. V8 models that had Z rated tires had a speed limiter set to 162 mph. Models that came with GS-C or RS-A tires were limited to 123 mph.

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    edit to my top post that is with the limiter on the stock car. why does anyone need to go faster then that anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    edit to my top post that is with the limiter on the stock car. why does anyone need to go faster then that anyways?

    -me
    Simply because I know my car will do it, so I want to let it. Besides its fun, as long as you have a safer type area to do it. I say safer type because there isn't much safe about going 160+ down the hiway..

    The new Mustang GT does NOT go 170mph... Believe me, a friend of mine has one with the 5spd, a cai, and an exhaust system, light tune, we topped at 148 with just me and him in it, maybe 300lbs. It may come close on power, but it weighs sooo much more, its like a tank in comparrison.

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    about 160..done it several times in my 99 6 speed z......well about 155 several times with a few burrying the needle past the 155..never hit the limiter though at 162..must of been close

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikos95 View Post
    Simply because I know my car will do it, so I want to let it. Besides its fun, as long as you have a safer type area to do it. I say safer type because there isn't much safe about going 160+ down the hiway..

    The new Mustang GT does NOT go 170mph... Believe me, a friend of mine has one with the 5spd, a cai, and an exhaust system, light tune, we topped at 148 with just me and him in it, maybe 300lbs. It may come close on power, but it weighs sooo much more, its like a tank in comparrison.
    what?/ its not safe to go 160 on a public road

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    i hit 155 in 5th gear at 5500 rpm

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikos95 View Post
    Simply because I know my car will do it, so I want to let it. Besides its fun, as long as you have a safer type area to do it. I say safer type because there isn't much safe about going 160+ down the hiway..

    The new Mustang GT does NOT go 170mph... Believe me, a friend of mine has one with the 5spd, a cai, and an exhaust system, light tune, we topped at 148 with just me and him in it, maybe 300lbs. It may come close on power, but it weighs sooo much more, its like a tank in comparrison.
    not defending new stangs or not trying to start a mustang vs. f-body top speed fight on LS1 but l gotta say this.. l hit 110mph at the top of the 3rd gear. and on fourth gear l was like buried the speedo (l ddint pay attention to RPM) but l could still go on 4th gear.. and imagine there is one more gear! and also while l was on high 130s and low 140s, the car was still pulling!

    that dude, showed proofs that he did 176mph on mustang forums.. l will see if l can find that thread..

    and l believe an LS1 f-body should top end as much as mustang if not faster!

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    Read in Car & Driver that they had a hard top past 170 mph at Taladaga (sp) speedway. I think it was around 2000.

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    hmm a friend of mine had a 2000 6sp z and it would stop at like 120 or something because of the fuel shut off. do most people just take that off or what because i never hear about it here

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    My top speed is probably about one mile an hour faster than I trap in the 1/4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick in Yuma View Post
    Read in Car & Driver that they had a hard top past 170 mph at Taladaga (sp) speedway. I think it was around 2000.
    In what a supercharged Saleen?!? Or a Roush Stage 3?

    There is no way the weak ole 2000 GT did anything like that.
    Unless it was an '03 Cobra

    I don't know what anyone is thinking but the '06 Mustang Gt's do not pop off 170+ mph in factory form. Infact just read, top speed 143mph on '06 Mustang GT. So I don't know what that guy did but 143 to over 170 is a pretty large difference from multiple tests, and my personal expierience in a 100 mile straight stretch of hiway.

    And just to clarify I have nothing against the Mustang personally I do respect the car, even though I do not like them, and I will never own one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    My top speed is probably about one mile an hour faster than I trap in the 1/4.
    4:11 gears arent that low. TARZAN(will) said his with 4:30s still ran 155! Way too fast for me.

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    My 4.11's top out 4th gear at 124 MPH.
    Leaves 5th and 6th...but I won't go WOT in those gears.

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    Found - SLP Tested their models in Canada on a track, unlimited they ran 170mph completely stock, they come limited at 168. There is your top speed bone stock on a '01-'02.

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