thats not a sprint! its not pulling the car for starters.. then there is drag, road conditions, weight etc...
I could do that on the rollers with a moped..
going on what the others have said its true, without drag or rolling resistance you will get figures like that.
I remember reading an article in a magazine were they removed the limiters on an Audi RS6 Avant and stuck it on the rollers, it topped out at 202mph (200mph+ in an estate!) which they reckon would equate to about 196mph on the road!
Well GG is going RR tomorrow. Got a new camera with video on so will try and post some up if I can work out how to use the darn thing.........................and if it's not too embarrassing
I think that was the figure mate, i'll have to check, was in an old Evo magazine, they were using it as a go between while filming some Ferrari super cars and commented that it could easily keep up with themI think 196 would be optomistic on the road myself, adding the missed factors into the eqation i would be expecting closer to 175mph
well there you go, only 18mph faster than the on-road limit thenMatt, on a rolling road it's pretty much just whatever wheel RPM the engine RPM translates to in top gear, so in a standard V6 Cougar which does approx 3000rpm at 70mph in 5th gear, 6750rpm which is about the redline would equate to 158mph.
That's (70/3000)*6750=157.5mph by the way.
Just got back and having to shoot out again. I will post up a full report if I have a chance later - if not it will be tomorrow but................................................
.................and much much smoother to boot