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Date: 06/25/15 01:54 PM

25 Responses to How Fast Was The Other Guy Going? [Gif]

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    lortiz Male 40-49
    38 posts
    June 24, 2014 at 7:46 am
    Link: How Fast Was The Other Guy Going? - I couldn`t even tell what kind of car it was...
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    "I couldn`t even tell what kind of car it was..."
    Looked like a 90`s Corvette.

    Summer of `91, I was headed through Maryland in a Daytona and a Porsche 911 passed me in similar fashion.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    Crap, someone got me on camera last weekend. At least it wasn`t a cop.
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    jclv Male 40-49
    368 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm
    The guy with the camera was doing about 93 mph!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13595 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 3:17 pm
    That man is in poop stop speed
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm
    ......my gAS PEDAL IS STuck........
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm
    That is the most incredible thing I`ve seen in awhile.
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    Denogginizer Male 30-39
    821 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm
    I bet he was texting as well.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 5:48 pm
    Hoooooly Shiiiiiiit!
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm
    I agree with jclv`s speedometer conversion ... but looking at the scenery, there`s no way the camera guy`s going what his speedometer says. I`m guessing more like 40 or 50 ... actually, that`s about what that right gauge says? ;)
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm
    I think it was a Nissan GT-R, but I wouldn`t bet money on it. The back looks like one, but overall it`s not the same. The profile looks Corvette, but the back doesn`t. Every image I`ve seen of it is blurred, anyway. I think it isn`t a stock anything.

    You could probably work out its speed from the rate at which it passes the white lines in the road - they`re a standard length in Germany. My guess would be ~170mph, just guessing from the speed relative to the camera car (which was doing ~90mph).

    Stupid, in my opinion. That isn`t a safe speed for that road.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm
    Runemang`s comment has piqued my curiousity.

    The camera car is passing approximately 2 centre markings per second and the markings are a standard "no hazard ahead" German marking. There will be a standard for the marking length and the distance between them, but I can`t find what it is.

    Looking at it the other way...150Km/h is ~42m/s. So if the car was doing 150Km/h then the distance between the start of one white line and the start of the next is ~21m. That seems too much, so I`m inclined to agree with Runemang.
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    PriceIsRight Male 18-29
    23 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 7:16 pm
    @Angilion... it is a Corvette ZO6
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 7:54 pm
    I remember bombing it on the Autobahn (I was rocking an Audi TT then) and other cars - mainly high-end Mercs - would regularly fly past me making it looked like I was parked. Quite a surreal experience, though nothing like this speed...
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    June 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm
    The right-hand gauge is the tachometer, reading between 40 and 50 rpm which is just about right for 6th gear at the 150 KPH that the speedometer on the left reads.

    Who knows how fast the Corvette was going but top end on a ZO6 is about 220 mph.
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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
    405 posts
    June 26, 2014 at 12:51 am
    @Sleepyhallow - depends on the car. My Range Rover ticks along nicely at 3k RPM at 90MPH in 6th. Overall I`d say the camera car had sped up a fair bit by the time we see the speedometer. He seemed to speed up once the car had passed. I`d put him around 70MPH at the time the car passed - putting the passing car at around 130MP-170MPH in my estimation. I think he then puts his foot down in 4th or 5th to try and speed up.
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    Illy74 Male 30-39
    86 posts
    June 26, 2014 at 4:50 am
    It`s even better w/sound. Here is the video, btw: http://youtu.be/ocXulIFNQ0E
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    June 26, 2014 at 7:59 am
    oh how i love those pr.cks that think they own the autobahn and can do some formula 1 stunt there.

    reckless driving and endangers everybody else.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    June 26, 2014 at 8:43 am
    He`s gonna go backwards in time!
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    RandomNoun Male 18-29
    695 posts
    June 26, 2014 at 8:50 am
    I have the Back to the Future theme in my head now.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    June 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm
    Cool....
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
    956 posts
    June 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    At least 240-260-270 max on the nomiter.

    That guy is a accident waiting to happen at that speed.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    June 26, 2014 at 10:56 pm
    It`s a Corvette C6 Z06. And he`s doing about 195 mph, legally. The Fiat Panda camera car is itself doing 93mph.

    It`s not reckless driving. It`s a straight stretch, traffic is very light, it`s not raining and he`s in a car that can go that fast but (even more importantly) stop even faster. The stopping power of those cars has to be seen to be believed.

    Also, whilst he`s a little excessively fast, we`re used to cars moving at high speeds. I cruise at between 100-120mph myself, that`s quite common. Using your mirrors is a key skill on the autobahns here and the German driving licence is one of the toughest to pass in the world, taking up to 2 years for most people.
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    June 27, 2014 at 2:11 am
    Fwoggie2,

    sure it`s reckless driving, because you have to assume that other drivers don`t necessary see you coming at that speed, and there is no way you can break in time if a car in front you switches to the left lane.
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    Ringlight Male 60-69
    3 posts
    June 26, 2015 at 10:44 am
    KPH, not MPH

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