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Twin Turbo

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5,544 posts

151 months

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OK guys and gals....who can tell me what the fastest lap of the M25 is?

I'm guessing it wasn't achieved on a Friday afternoon either

pablo

11,935 posts

158 months

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http://freespace.virgin.net/martyn.moore/writing.html#orbital

was the best i could find and not even close, over to carzee or someone else with less to do than me!!!
edited to say this boy aint a bad writer actually, check out his other stuff!

>> Edited by pablo on Tuesday 12th November 11:48

davidd

5,327 posts

169 months

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There was a lot of stuff on this just after it opened, lots of city boys in 911s playing. There was mention of a lap record but I cannot remember what it was.

They should cone it off once a year and run a 24hr on it

D.

shnozz

16,523 posts

156 months

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one of my "silver spoon in the gob" mates raced his mate in opposite directions of the M25 in his 911. Lost his licence in the process for doing silly speeds. His answer to that - mummy and daddy bought him a helicopter!!!!!!!!

mind you, they soon regretted in when he landed it on there lawn and regularly wrecked all nearby flower beds which i found amusing.

Dazren

22,305 posts

146 months

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A long time ago I heard a rumour that a 959 had won a "race", completing the lap in about 40 mins.

DAZ
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plotloss

67,260 posts

155 months

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The version of this particular urban legend that I have heard was late 80's city boys, regular event, lots of serious metal (porkers, donkeys, lambo's) and the time of 52 minutes.

Matt.

Dazren

22,305 posts

146 months

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52 minutes sounds quite realistic.

DAZ

mel

9,854 posts

160 months

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The M25 is 117 miles long including the Dartford Crossing.

40mins gives an average of 175mph
52mins gives an average of 135mph

both a bloody hard to achieve but I'd favour the 52min option

willdew

2,127 posts

149 months

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There used to be something called the Severn Bridge club, which (from what I understand) was a timed event leaving a central London hotel at 10pm and returning to the same point for midnight, having crossed the severn bridge and returning with a receipt to proove it. I've no idea if this still happens, but I'm told it was ran in the 70's & 80's.

It's 121 miles from central London - Severn Bridge, so you're really going to have to push it, but I guess it could be possible.

My uncle had a Muira at the time and was invited to have a go at it, but I don't think he ever did.

Has anyone else heard of this?

williamp

12,388 posts

158 months

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My dad rekons he was one of the first to do a full lap, way back in the (late 80s??).

It was in a Montego Diesel, mind. I think he hit 60 once!

danger mouse

3,822 posts

146 months

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plotloss said: The version of this particular urban legend that I have heard was late 80's city boys, regular event, lots of serious metal (porkers, donkeys, lambo's) and the time of 52 minutes.

Matt.


donkeys

plotloss

67,260 posts

155 months

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willdew said: There used to be something called the Severn Bridge club, which (from what I understand) was a timed event leaving a central London hotel at 10pm and returning to the same point for midnight, having crossed the severn bridge and returning with a receipt to proove it. I've no idea if this still happens, but I'm told it was ran in the 70's & 80's.

It's 121 miles from central London - Severn Bridge, so you're really going to have to push it, but I guess it could be possible.

My uncle had a Muira at the time and was invited to have a go at it, but I don't think he ever did.

Has anyone else heard of this?


I've heard of something very very similar...

Matt.

Bonce

4,339 posts

164 months

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I once heard what is probably an urban myth about rich Cambridge University toffs running an annual race from the start of the M11 at Cambridge to the M25 by any means necessary, including hard shoulder.
Anyone know anything about that one?

mel

9,854 posts

160 months

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Bloody public school educations for you

RedTeg

1,145 posts

166 months

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They should cone it off once a year and run a 24hr on it



Not being a Londoner, I don't really know but I guess from what I read here sometimes that often lots of it is coned off and takes 24 hours to get round once!

willdew

2,127 posts

149 months

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Bonce said: I once heard what is probably an urban myth about rich Cambridge University toffs running an annual race from the start of the M11 at Cambridge to the M25 by any means necessary, including hard shoulder.
Anyone know anything about that one?


That sounds about right. He's an architect from St Johns, Cambridge.

Podie

41,348 posts

160 months

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mel said: The M25 is 117 miles long including the Dartford Crossing.

40mins gives an average of 175mph
52mins gives an average of 135mph

both a bloody hard to achieve but I'd favour the 52min option




I did some testing on the M25 (telematics beacons and stuff) and drove the M25 in it's entirity 4 times a day - twice in each direction.

Think the best I ever did was about 2 hours... but that was during the day!

[anorak]
The difference in length between the two carriageways is only 2/3 mile!
[/anorak]

polar_ben

1,382 posts

144 months

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I held the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst speed record while I was there (and may well still hold it) - the speed limit around the academy (private roads) is 15mph and I hit a peer-pressure assisted 90mph at one point (106 Rallye).

Doesn't sound that impressive, but there isn't really a lot of road at Sandhurst, and what road there is tends to be patrolled by armed guards

Erm, of course, all of the above could have been a figment of my imagination, officer...

JMGS4

8,066 posts

155 months

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willdew said: There used to be something called the Severn Bridge club, which (from what I understand) was a timed event leaving a central London hotel at 10pm and returning to the same point for midnight, having crossed the severn bridge and returning with a receipt to proove it. I've no idea if this still happens, but I'm told it was ran in the 70's & 80's.
It's 121 miles from central London - Severn Bridge, so you're really going to have to push it, but I guess it could be possible.
My uncle had a Muira at the time and was invited to have a go at it, but I don't think he ever did.
Has anyone else heard of this?


Was called the A4/M4 club! we used to do Bristol (the Centre) to Harrods via the M4 in an hour and/or 2hrs via the A4 only. used my mini cooper S tuned van often on that run, used to touch 130mph on the white horse straight near Silbury hill often.......... aaahhh the good old times.....................

willdew

2,127 posts

149 months

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JMGS4 said:

willdew said: There used to be something called the Severn Bridge club, which (from what I understand) was a timed event leaving a central London hotel at 10pm and returning to the same point for midnight, having crossed the severn bridge and returning with a receipt to proove it. I've no idea if this still happens, but I'm told it was ran in the 70's & 80's.
It's 121 miles from central London - Severn Bridge, so you're really going to have to push it, but I guess it could be possible.
My uncle had a Muira at the time and was invited to have a go at it, but I don't think he ever did.
Has anyone else heard of this?


Was called the A4/M4 club! we used to do Bristol (the Centre) to Harrods via the M4 in an hour and/or 2hrs via the A4 only. used my mini cooper S tuned van often on that run, used to touch 130mph on the white horse straight near Silbury hill often.......... aaahhh the good old times.....................



Does this sort of thing still go on in London?

I'm from the North West and on the first Sunday of each month I'm told one of the main car garages in Leeds (you can guess who) unnoficially runs a "drive" across the Pennines for it's supercar owning customers. It's a 5 in the morning thing and very much by invitation only. Does anyone know of anything similar? Even better, has anyone done it?

>> Edited by willdew on Tuesday 12th November 17:17
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