are german cars built to go faster than 155?

bihus

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YF19pilot said:
Z Draci said:
It is extremely easy to take off the limiter on a 250kph German car. All it takes is money.

This agreement is similar to the one in Japan. Over there, manufacturers aren't supposed to build any car over 280ps. This is a strange agreement since you can take a Lancer Evolution off the showroom floor and dyno it at over 300hp. The cars are all advertised as 280ps but in reality they come with more. If you take off the "detune" program in the ECU and increase turbo boost, you can get the power the car was intended to have.

Be sure to note that the Gentleman's agreement between the Japanese manufactures is broken. They're no longer abiding by it.

And not all German cars are limited to 155. The new Bug from what I've heard is limited to 105, because at about 110 or so, it starts producing lift...or at least a considerable amount thereof...

Only in America, if that's the case. Here, you can have a New Beetle do more than that.
 

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bihus said:
YF19pilot said:
Z Draci said:
It is extremely easy to take off the limiter on a 250kph German car. All it takes is money.

This agreement is similar to the one in Japan. Over there, manufacturers aren't supposed to build any car over 280ps. This is a strange agreement since you can take a Lancer Evolution off the showroom floor and dyno it at over 300hp. The cars are all advertised as 280ps but in reality they come with more. If you take off the "detune" program in the ECU and increase turbo boost, you can get the power the car was intended to have.

Be sure to note that the Gentleman's agreement between the Japanese manufactures is broken. They're no longer abiding by it.

And not all German cars are limited to 155. The new Bug from what I've heard is limited to 105, because at about 110 or so, it starts producing lift...or at least a considerable amount thereof...

Only in America, if that's the case. Here, you can have a New Beetle do more than that.
True. Cars like the Audi A4 can also be limited to less than 155mph, I think it has something to do with their comfy tires.

Here in Germany, cars are either limited to 155mph (250 km/h) or not limited at all. Because most cars on sale don't go that fast anyway, how fast your car actually goes is just a question how long of an incline you can find on the Autobahn. ;)

FYI, there was a limited edition VW Beetle, the RSi, on sale here with the 3.2l V6, later used in the R32 (albeit with less power, only ~225hp). Even on this thing the topspeed is not limited and it can go quite a bit faster than 105-110 mph! :mrgreen:

Speaking of the RSi, that thing is pretty kickass for a Beetle!





This one has aftermarket wheels, otherwise it's stock. Love it, especially the interior with those sexy Recaro buckets! :thumbsup:

More pics here:
http://mccormick.sport-wheels.de/RSI-Gal/

cya
Oliver
 
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