Them po-lice will have a sweet new undercover patrol car if it was one of these:I'd really like to know which trim of Mustang that was. The reason is that very few factory passenger cars can top 200 MPH. The lower speeds that were reported in the story I can believe, but 200+ MPH is a whole different class of engine and transmission. I know there are a few cars, and I believe one of the Mustang trims are included, that can do this.
I'm with you Aussie,Alvin for a Diesel goes better than some of the petrols I've had,he taps out at 209 Kph(131mph for those on the other side of the big pond)mind you far cry from 200+mph,but hey he is a Cruze LMAOI have seen 140kph really easily when overtaking an 18 wheeler and there was plenty left in my CTD. That is nearly 90mph and the car was still accelerating strongly.
Cruze takes a good 1/2 mile to get from 50-60 up to top speed. I once pulled out of the small county road my in-laws live on, onto the wide-shouldered 2-lane highway, and pulled all the way from near idle in 2nd gear up to the speed limiter. I was proud of my wife for not protesting.
And downforce and the front end lifting up starts to become an issue as well.Actually going 200 mph is no easy feat. Lots of cars can do 150, which is **** fast. But due to drag and such, it takes approx 2-1/2 times as much power to get to 200. Plus, a long run to get there.
"trooper's radar" - already suspect. Radar can have any number of issues, especially when moving in a dynamic environment. There's no guarantee that the radar return that created the reading was a clean reading of the suspect's car. I tend to doubt that would hold up to a good defense attorney. However, excessive speed and failure to stop would be a whole lot harder.On another forum, a lot of people are calling shenanigans on the 208 mph being quoted by police. Unless it's an incredibly modified mustang or the most high-performance model available, I find it hard to believe.