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Top Speed For The New GTO?

I read that its top speed is 160...has anybody tested this fact? I reached 140....then slowed down...too many troopers in Jersey!

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I read that its top speed is 160...has anybody tested this fact? I reached 140....then slowed down...too many troopers in Jersey!
I've read, 162, 165 and 169
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Wow I guess is true!

Westell, sometime I wish I was out in the desert area!
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Lol , Im still factory limited at 155, Havent gotten there, but I know for damn sure I cant get past it yet!
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There isnt a factory speed limiter on the GTO.
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There isnt a factory speed limiter on the GTO.
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I ran the car a couple times soo far to it's top speed, or so I thought.

I believe I was at 159 but couldn't really tell... I wasn't paying too close attention, the car is a handful going that fast. It's really really loose. My old honda was more stable at 155mph than this car is at 125. Just the more reason to start adding money into the suspension of the car!
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Thats strange, I've had mine over 150 several times and have found it to be an amazingly smooth ride. Once I even had a minivan pull out in front of me when I was making a 150 run. Of course, I was on top of them in about 3 seconds and succesfully passed them at about 140mph no problem. To bad I couldn't see the look on their faces as a black lightning bolt shot past them.
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I ran the car a couple times soo far to it's top speed, or so I thought.

I believe I was at 159 but couldn't really tell... I wasn't paying too close attention, the car is a handful going that fast. It's really really loose. My old honda was more stable at 155mph than this car is at 125. Just the more reason to start adding money into the suspension of the car!
155 mph honda wow.

i've had the GTO up to 145 and found it smooth, quiet, and almost no buffeting.

i'm comparing it to my 02 SS Camaro, on stock supsension and there was a lot of air underneath the car, i ran that car 155 at times
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155 mph honda wow.

i've had the GTO up to 145 and found it smooth, quiet, and almost no buffeting.

i'm comparing it to my 02 SS Camaro, on stock supsension and there was a lot of air underneath the car, i ran that car 155 at times
I had a lot of money wrapped up in the motor of the car, and beat the piss out of it almost every day. I didn't rice the car out with wings, body kits, or ridiculous tv's and all that crap. I just spent my money on the motor and suspension.

It was quite fun going real fast in that... 9600rpms in fifth gear for a few miles at a time! I'm very suprised the motor never popped on me. I built it to last, but damn I beat on that thing!
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