how fast ?



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5,160 posts

215 months

Sunday 27th July 2003
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Sorry for the cross post but this "on Topic" post is not getting much attention in General Gassing, so hopefully a post in a slightly more specific forum may yield better results.

My Brother's just got back from what sounds like a fantastic day driving in Oxforshire with Vision Motorsport - he got to drive (read "go - on screw it!") a Caterham 7, sat next to a rally driver on a rally course, then drove a 308, 348 and a 355 - all had the speedo's disabled so to the question....

In the the 355 (Challange) he got it up to 6,500 rpm in 6th, so how fast was he going?

He's really keen to find out so any help much appreciated !




3,544 posts

218 months

Sunday 27th July 2003
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355 Spyder
Engine: 3.5 Litre, V8, 8 cylinder
Max Power: 380 BHP @ 8250 RPM (248 BHP per tonne)
Max Torque: 268 ft-lb
0-60: 4.6 secs
0-124 (200 km/h): 15.5 secs
Top speed: 183 MPH
MPH per 1000 RPM: 20.8

So 6500rpm = 135mph