: Damn the V is fast



translux
07-04-11, 10:56 AM
Had a track day recently and was just blown away how hard the V pulls at high speeds down the straight.
In my M5 I would top out around 150 before I had to thow out the anchor for a sweeping left hander.
In the V I was north of 170 a couple times.
Staying on the tail of a GT3 until I could pass, blowing past them and the look on the face of said driver as I blow past them =priceless!
All this in a stock V!

thebigjimsho
07-04-11, 11:13 AM
Holee crap! What track are you hitting 170 on???

deckofficer
07-04-11, 11:22 AM
Is track days commonly open for Vs? If so, which tracks? Any in California?

translux
07-04-11, 11:30 AM
Autobahn in Joliet IL, couple straights that if your entry speed is high enough and your on it until the very last moment you can get there.
http://www.drivefastbesafe.com/PDFs/FullCircuit.pdf
Only thing that saved me a couple of time from going off was the ABS...

M5eater
07-04-11, 03:52 PM
you had an E39 I presume?

translux
07-04-11, 05:42 PM
No two different E60's one even had a few mods.
My stock V is much faster at the top.



you had an E39 I presume?

baabootoo
07-05-11, 12:07 AM
You hit over 170 on an 1850' straight? Is that MPH or KPH? That's not even 3/8 of a mile, so in a half you'd be at...........180???????? Hmmmmmmmmmm, that's one healthy engine you have there my friend. I run at Road America, where they have three straights, 2600' - 3000', and I only cleared 140. This was on a nice cool day in the 40s - 50s too. I would LOVE to see some video on this one. I have video on mine if you need it too.

translux
07-05-11, 12:30 AM
I was trying to relate my speed to something legal ;)

dvandentop
07-05-11, 12:37 AM
You hit over 170 on an 1850' straight? Is that MPH or KPH? That's not even 3/8 of a mile, so in a half you'd be at...........180???????? Hmmmmmmmmmm, that's one healthy engine you have there my friend. I run at Road America, where they have three straights, 2600' - 3000', and I only cleared 140. This was on a nice cool day in the 40s - 50s too. I would LOVE to see some video on this one. I have video on mine if you need it too.

hehehe yeah i cant even hit 170 at RA with my modded z06 and i have been to both tracks :D


I was trying to relate my speed to something legal ;)


hahah good try though :) but yeah they do pull like a mofo!

garfin
07-05-11, 08:35 AM
On Mosport, I can put the hammer down (smoothly!) at close to the top of 2nd gear coming out of turn 5C, going into the Andretti straight, which is about 3/4 of a mile long - and run it up to about 140 - 145 mph at the top (it's a modest uphill climb), before braking for turn 8.
I know that I would have a lot of apprehension looking over at a car I was passing at that speed...
Yeah... and these things definitely aren't running out of breath - even in overdrive 5th - at those speeds!

Best regards,

Elie