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Wow that's pretty intense. That guy is gonna need a good lawyer.
 

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Wonder what he did to get a Mustang to go that fast?
I was thinking the same thing when I read that news story! 200MPH takes a lot of HP.
 

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I'm more surprised he didn't crash into any crowds. I hear Moostangs are good at that.

I don't think I ever even hit triple digits in my Cruze. Angry multiple car passes in the upper 80s - low 90s were common, but, well, it's a Cruze.

I did the same in a rented Mercedes - briefly floored it to pass a couple left lane campers and looked down and had gone from 58 to 98, and they were very far behind me. Oops.
 

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Dang...

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. :D
 

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I 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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Them po-lice will have a sweet new undercover patrol car if it was one of these:

Flat-Out! We Gun for 200 mph in the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Feature – Car and Driver

Speaking of which, the other night, I saw a white F-150 police car. It confused me.
 

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I 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.
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 LMAO
 

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Road & Track tested a 2011 ECO MT and topped it out at 136 MPH due to aerodynamic drag.
 

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Dang...

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. :D

.... And you were still passed by an Amish buggie.
 

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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.
 

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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.
And downforce and the front end lifting up starts to become an issue as well.
 

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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.

Unless we can see some evidence of the trim level or modifications, I'd say there's a mistake here when it comes to the speed being claimed.
 

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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.
"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.
 

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Yeah, if this Mustang is even remotely stock, it's complete BS. It wouldn't even begin to touch 200 without being HIGHLY modified and even then, probably fly into pieces before those kind of speeds. $hit, anything over 150, just a wierd road bump can unsettle the suspension enough to make a decent car turn into scrap metal. 208?? May have well said 500 mph. Makes about as much sense.

I just saw the article on AOL. Someone mentioned the radar gun was probably calibrated to KPH. 200 kph is about 125 mph. That is believable.
 
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