Nice that you're able to do it legally! Over here you risk a visit to the local jail for even thinking about itA-Bahn Vette said:Well, I got an empty stretch of autobahn and I gunned it. My Z06 would not go any faster than 173 MPH. I was pushing for 175 and hopeful for 180, but she just didn't have it in her.
Empty autobahn (one that you're familiar with) is quite safe to open up the Z06. People following the rules of the road (not passing on the right side) also helps to keep things safe.Backlash said:Nothing quite like the feeling of opening her up. However, I prefer to do it under controlled conditions of a road track - the Ponoco long course is quite nice and hitting 150+ on the back straight is quite easy and much safer.
Fast Freddy said:here is a pic of my GPS at speed in my Z16. my buddy snapped the pic a little early. he thought we were only gonna go 172 mph because all the mags said that a bone stock Z06 will only do 172 mph. my speedo was reading 168 mph. so we blasted out another run and i hit 176 mph on the gps and my speedo read 172 mph. that run we got on video. now if i can just find a way to get that vid on the internet.
What mod have you done? Mine was dynoed at MTI Racing yesterday. It had 358.1 rwhp and 350 rwtq. The stock car is supposed to be 350 rwhp and 350 rwtq from the factory. I have the Corsa Pace car exhaust with MTI Racing X-pipe (2.5") which is advertised to yield an additional 8-9 rwhp. BTW, I also have a high speed battery den cover, and high speed front, side, and rear screens. These didn't seem to increase the HP much.
A-Bahn Vette said:spdrcrj - She felt stable enough that I had no worries that the car couldn't handle it. The only thing is the hood kinda wobbles a little with the air going over it so fast. With the power you're running, I would think you could reach 200...that thought is just scary.
Jofu, I think the standard C5 can go faster simply because of the transmission gearing...5th gear in standard C5 is .74 vs. .84 in Z06. I'm not sure, but I don't think the aerodynamics are significantly better on the standard C5.
I have a friend with an Audi S4 and he took a picture of his speedometer while going 170mph. The thought of doing that kinda befuddles me, but I might give it a try if the conditions are right, i.e. no traffic and long straight autobahn stretch.