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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

Legally, of course.

Does anyone know of a place that you can get the top speed out of a normal car - e.g a disused airfiled etc. I'm not really looking for a trackday where you race around - just a long open space where you can achieve a top speed legally.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

Legally, of course.

Does anyone know of a place that you can get the top speed out of a normal car - e.g a disused airfiled etc. I'm not really looking for a trackday where you race around - just a long open space where you can achieve a top speed legally.

Any ideas?


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

Cambridgeshire mate

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:51 PM

Loads of old airfields around there.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:11 PM

Loads of old airfields around there.


What ones? The surfaces seem pretty bad so it'd be dangerous I assume

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:12 PM

if your 1.6 is a diesel i may be able to save you the trouble of testing as the most ive gotten from the completly standard 1.6TDci 90ps is 187kmh/116mph Tops kept it at full throttle for 6 minutes and no more budge on the speedo. i thought id give it a go because i was getting it serviced the next day and the oil would be changed etc.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:19 PM

Bound to be loads around East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk) as that was the main area for the RAF during WW2.
Surfaces may not be perfect but still some good straight line areas.
I'd be surprised if there isn't some companies that run race days somewhere close.
Give the good old internet a spin.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

if your 1.6 is a diesel i may be able to save you the trouble of testing as the most ive gotten from the completly standard 1.6TDci 90ps is 187kmh/116mph Tops kept it at full throttle for 6 minutes and no more budge on the speedo. i thought id give it a go because i was getting it serviced the next day and the oil would be changed etc.


haha thanks mate, I have a 1.6L petrol though, ive seen a video of the exact same car as mine do 120mph but I still want to experience it lol

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:58 PM

Bound to be loads around East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk) as that was the main area for the RAF during WW2.
Surfaces may not be perfect but still some good straight line areas.
I'd be surprised if there isn't some companies that run race days somewhere close.
Give the good old internet a spin.


Yeah theres a few round here, not too sure though because I dont think you can just turn up and drive can you?

There are a few race days here but i'm not sure that the straights are long enough to get to top speed at all in my car, it's not a BMW afterall lol

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:01 PM

You'll still be able to rag it silly though.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:02 PM

You'll still be able to rag it silly though.


hmm i'm not that into going through corners really fast, just straight line max speed, lol i know, i'm boring

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:15 PM

I'm sure that you'll find somewhere to fit your needs.
Just don't be tempted on the Queens Highway. Nee Nar. ;) :P

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:19 PM

I'm sure that you'll find somewhere to fit your needs.
Just don't be tempted on the Queens Highway. Nee Nar. ;) :P


haha of course not ^_^

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:54 AM

haha of course not ^_^


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:23 AM

hmm i'm not that into going through corners really fast, just straight line max speed, lol i know, i'm boring


coming in to corners and exiting in a petrol is the best fun

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