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Old 07-07-2019, 09:40 AM
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Just curious how fast you’ve gone in your 996? For me it’s 122 (03 c4s). Still prefer the twisty backroads though.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:10 AM
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60 mph. Hard to go faster in town. Just wanted to see if sixth gear was really there. Kinda lugs the engine at 60 in sixth gear though!
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kph of course. Anything faster wouldn’t be safe with the crappy brakes on these 996. Sorry for the confusion. 🤥
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kph of course. Anything faster wouldn’t be safe with the crappy brakes on these 996. Sorry for the confusion. 🤥
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Almost 135mph indicated on the back straight at Road America. I’d love to drive to 174, published top speed for a 996 C2 cab, but wouldn’t be able to find a place to do that.
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120 MPH so far. Many times hitting 110 on my recent road trip on 2 lane back roads. Loves cruising at100.
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145 mph. I find the car is much happier over 100
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116 (by accident) on a recent trip to the coast. I was crushing at about 90 and stopped paying attention to the speedo for a bit. If you let the car do what it likes on flat tarmac, 100+ is a 996 “comfort zone”.
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I live by the saying “100 a day keeps the mechanics away” worked so far....
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145 MPH up a very steep hill north of L.A. in a 2002 GT2. It had much more to give but it belonged to PCNA so...
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145 early this morning on a deserted highway.
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I hit 155 (indicated) on an Interstate in, uh, Mexico before getting a bit nervous and backing off. My stock C4 felt pretty good at that speed.
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115-120 consistent on back straight of two tracks in CT
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145 MPH on the track.
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145 MPH up a very steep hill north of L.A. in a 2002 GT2. It had much more to give but it belonged to PCNA so...
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