Considering he is going 148mph, I can understand slighty why the picture may be just a bit shakyOriginally posted by 6iX SPEED@Aug 2 2005, 05:45 AM
Tell him to take a clearer pic next time. Cause that picture looks photoshopped!
6-Speeds aren't exactly any better for Top-Speed. In almost all circumstances you have to use 5th gear to reach absolute top speed because 6th gear is a fuel-conserving gear and doesn't generate enough torque to overcome the drag at high speeds.You have to consider the M6 is sold with 6 speed manual in Europe. This EU spec M6 is may be not that fast on the quarter mile but the top speed is way better and is only stoped by the rev limiter.
I don't have to drive the car to know that it's simply not capable of that speed.Originally posted by Markell27@Aug 1 2005, 10:53 PM
you guys obviously need something else to do...try college humor. I don't think he photoshopped an picture that he took while driving. That along tells you why it doesn't look so good. Unless you a 2.0 mazda 6 w/ a 6spd and have tried while going down hill then shut up. don't give crap just for the fun of giving crap
The SVT Contour with less HP has been known to bust 155 to 160. (picture proven on CEG a few times, but of course it was closed pretty quick) The drag is similar between the 2, and the 6 has 20 more HP and 25 more ft/lbs.Originally posted by Sigma@Aug 1 2005, 09:15 PM
...Even a US-spec 3.0 would be damned lucky to break 140mph with a strong tailwind, let alone get to almost 150.
The Drag-Limited Top Speed of the 2.5L SVT Contour is 143mph. Any higher than that is just speedometer inaccuracy, which at those speeds can be as much as 10%. Modern hyper-accurate navigation systems really show the inaccuracy of speedometers at high speed when you get up there in the MPH.Originally posted by mmarfan@Aug 2 2005, 03:55 PM
The SVT Contour with less HP has been known to bust 155 to 160. (picture proven on CEG a few times, but of course it was closed pretty quick) The drag is similar between the 2, and the 6 has 20 more HP and 25 more ft/lbs.
Pic I saved:
This one's only 150, but there was a few more that was a tick more.