Car hits 220 MPH on new Texas highway

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Car hits 220 MPH on new Texas highway

    Published October 25, 2012
    FoxNews.com


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    Well that was fast.


    A Cadillac CTS-V has become the first car to break 200 mph on Texas’ new 85 mph highway.


    And the cops approve!


    But just this one time.


    Hennessey Performance, builders of some of the fastest custom cars on the planet, including the 275 mph Venom GT, offered up one of their 1,200 hp Cadillac coupes to test the cameras fitted to the automated toll system on the brand new SH-130 toll road, which boasts the highest speed limit in the nation at 85 mph.


    Read: Hennessey planning record run for 275 mph Venom GT supercar



    The run took place on Tuesday, the day before the highway opened to the public, on a closed stretch of the road south of Lockhart with safety crews ready at hand.
    With a professional test driver behind the wheel, the car passed by the cameras at over 180 mph which posed no problem for them getting a photo of its license plate.
    Although it doesn’t issue speeding tickets, toll jumpers who don’t have the proper tag affixed to their car get a violation sent to them in the mail. Apparently it’s not just the law you can’t outrun, but also the DOT.
    Of course, with all of that open road available the driver wasn’t about to slam on the brakes. Hennessey tells FoxNews.com that his man kept his foot in it for a full 1.75 miles, hitting a top speed of 220.5 mph. At that rate, he could’ve driven the entire length of the highway from San Antonio to Austin in just about 12 minutes.
    Just don't try that on the way home, you're being watched.






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    I wonder what kind of music The Stig had playing?
     
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    i wanna be a stig
     
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    Great movie.......
     
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    That would be so cool, I could drive to my father's house in 6 hours, instead of 21.
     
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    i drove interstate 10 when i was putting up FEMA tarps after Katrina/Rita, that shit was desolate.

    Still 220mph, thats a hell of a paving job.
     
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    ya hwy 10 from jacksonville fl thro the panhandle heading west is made for speed.
     
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    This past March I drove from the Miami airport to my home 926 miles away in 11.5 hours. Only made 2 stops. One stretch through northern Georgia I had the cruise control on 105 for 50 minutes. Not a rental car either, my personal car.
     
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    I once went 185 KMH on the highway once . . .
     
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    I travel for work and I am in the Dakotas a lot. On I-90, in between Rapid City and Sioux Falls, I was able to hit 120mph and stayed at that speed for about 15 minutes. I was also able to get out and take a piss in the middle of the freeway. :cheer:
     
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    2 1/2 years ago when our car was brand new, we drove to Munich for a vacation. Driving north on the Autobahn from the Austrian border, I had the cruise control set at 110 MPH for a solid hour! There was a Benz and a BMW also cruising with me and it felt like we were all just doing 55 on a freeway back in Calif. The nice this there was, the drivers were serious about the speed, only people with quality cars built for speed attempted to do it. And it was legal! So the last thing on my mind was looking for cops, I just concentrated on the road.
     
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    i believe you 110%
     
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    they should be able to do a lot better with 1200 hp. mcclaren does > 200mph with 1000hp (and theirs looks a lot better too), and the 2012 Shelby Cobra does > 205mph with 995hp. maybe the caddie is too heavy for the engine?
     
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    It's hard to believe that guy got the car up to 220 mph without wearing any gloves. Ronnie got his Pace Car up to 67mph and had to wear race gloves. That guy must not be a true professional like Ronnie.

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    The Cadillac was mine
     
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    kid's stuff. i've gone 110 on AIA.











    not really.
     
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    I once did about 95 MPH for about a minute. It was a thrill.
     
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    i think the fastest ive ever driven was 125 ft/s


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