Most any car now can do 100mph, how long it takes to get up to that speed is
a totally different matter.
I'm sure I surprised the hell out of the C5 driver when I kept ahead of him
on the freeway doing 140 in my 87 300Z.
Someone posted on here recently that their stock Pontiac "whateverthehell"
160. Personally, I think that is BS.
But you are right. A lot of cars can do near 100.
The most undergunned I ever felt was driving a Chevy Corsa on the Autobahn.
As hard as this little crappomobile could run, it would not top 87 mpg. Big
German cars roared past me at easily twice that speed.
I got to where I was going, but very slowly, compared with everybody
Those ZX's, even non turbo, are fast. I have a vintage 1985 copy of Car
and Driver (or Road and Track?) and it's the High Speed Shootout issue.
They test some of the fastest cars on the market back then. It's cool.
The cheapest car they test is an '85 Mustang GT 5.0 that does 135mph.
They also test a Nissan ZX (145 mph?), BMW 6 series, Lotus Esprit Turbo,
Pontiac Fire Bird Trans-AM, Corvette, Pantera, AMG Hammer Mercedes,
Mercedes 560 sedan, Camaro IROC Z-28, and some other cars. They're all
about in the 140 to 160 mph range. The fastest of the bunch was a twin
turbo Vette that'd do 190.
They were impressed by the high speed manners of the ZX, how civilized it
was even over 145 mph, but the Nissan computer system would shut the
engine off when it hit 150 or 155.
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