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sad to say , just sold my V50 T5 with a few mods and a few to still come , lucky buyer stage 3 bsr , 3" DP eurosport exhaust , k+n etc still coming. well anyways today on my last drive with my buyer, I punched it got up to 125 mph but as usual on a very busy autobahn with a lot of slow trucks and stupid drivers I backed off. question , is the us spec really limited at 130 mph? I really wanted to find that out today, got close but no cigar, oh well my next quest will be getting a GTO into the 10s in NJ, wish me luck.
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (V50_T5)

I saw 147mph on the Nurburgring straight last summer on My 05V50 T5 OSD, car starts to get light, not unstable but it lets you know not to push it further. Cruise control at 120mph on the Autobahn- Hamburg/Berlin was effortless for stints of 20min plus. Haven't tried it in the US yet.
 

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Yeah, I pushed mine S40 T5 to just over 155 mph early one morning. It felt like the suspension was at it's limit for sure.
 

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My U.S. spec T5 will not go faster than 130. 3 lanes on A6 outside Kaiserslautern, downhill, no traffic.<p>You don't "hit" a rev-limiter or feel the car cut out, it just doesn't go any faster.<p>For those who chipped their cars to break 130, make sure you upgraded your H-rated tires.
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (V50_T5)

I also have not been able to get higher than 130 on the autobahn...I think I read somewhere that the US Spec cars have a speed limiter/governor. I never feel a limiter kick-in; however, you can tell the car wants to go faster than 130 but something is holding it back.<p>I ship my car from Germany to the states tomorrow...I am going to miss the autobahns!
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (V50T5OSD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50T5OSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I saw 147mph on the Nurburgring straight last summer on My 05V50 T5 OSD, car starts to get light, not unstable but it lets you know not to push it further. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow!! You must know the track really well! I can't think of a section of track with my S60R that I can get even close to that.......<p>Good Job!<p>Kevin
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (KVB-R)

Actually I borrowed a friends Sony Playstation and spent many an hour ripping up cars untill I memorized the track. Was my first time ever on it, I also had my Mother in the car and all our luggage, I just had to break her car in right! 4 laps out of 5 paid for and It was enough for me on that day. I did go off the track on lap 2 at about 60mph in a reducing corner that I had mentioned to my Mother I had gone off many times in the game so I could pass other cars, must have been programmed to do it? Also got me saying it on video, no damage though. <p>If you set up right coming into the long straight you can carry lots of speed, just need the balls to hold those last few corners and it's easy to see 140+ everytime, then very hard braking, just short of locking up/ABS. I have tracked my Audi here in the US numerous times so I've got a feel for how a car handles, had I had my Audi S4 Avant at the Ring I'd probably see 165+.<p>Will most likely be back on the ring in late August with a friend who tracks a few Porsche and some US S4 Avant owners living in Germany, can't wait! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (KVB-R)

Also seen 110mph going down that one stretch into the compression slight curve to the left and back uphill blind, now that works the suspension and your body as well.<p>I noticed that the 04S4 Avant with the V8 even though being 300lbs heavier than a 04S4 sedan will out handle it on the track? Had a lead instructor comment on how I hauled his student in and passed with no effort while he was trying everything short of hitting me from getting around. The V70R's seem to have a similar effect over the S60R, its the wagon surface area at the back which acts like a wing in corners and the added weight helps with center of gravity when brakeing hard. I could look halfway under the S4 sedan under hard braking and he gets light and unstable while he commented that my car stayed almost flat and very stable. Maybe thats why Volvo raced 850 wagons in BTCC and caused the rules to change for sedans to run a much larger wing to stay competitive?
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (V50T5OSD)

It's 130 mph. was really curious about this myself so 5 am on sunday, I-95 , I wanted to find out. car pulls good to 110 mph. then climbs to 130 mph, then that's it. no fuel cut off, just a computer controled speed limiter. hope the bsr gets rid of this.
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (V50T5OSD)

Unless you had a full Dottingerhohe straight I don't believe you.<p>No V50T5 with 2 passengers will ever reach 147 before the midstraight exit. I guess you have been dreaming behind your playstation.
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (Volvo_girl)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo_girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's 130 mph.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>US spec cars are goverenor-limited to 130mph. All other markets are not limited and the T5 car achieves a drag-limited ~150mph.<p>Some ECU tunes remove the speed governor. BSR is reported to do so.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (Johann)

Well then my video recorder must be very wrong? Very first lap ever, I did it in 11min 15 sec, and I would add 30 second for the first 200yrds and last 400yard to start and stop the recording and put the camera away. Second lap I ran off the track at 60mph and slowed for awhile to make sure nothing was wrong with the car? also stopped in the parking lot and checked things over before lap 3. Lap 1 126mph, lap 2 112mph, lap 3 147mph, lap 4 139mph before late braking and going in. <p>It's all in how much speed you can carry though the final corners coming up to the Dottingerhohe and then it's also a down hill straight which helps. <p>In the US I race at VIR and have seen close to 160mph in my Audi S4 Avant all 4400lbs including myself and instructor, this on a straight of about a mile with a tight hairpin for turn 1. Also entering the staight is important as you are coming off a set of downhill curves ending in an off camber compression called the Hogpen. Done right you can exit it at 80+mph going uphill to the midpoint of the straight go through a slight kink and have the car lighten up and be forced over 40' to the outside of the track, going downhill into the brakeing zone. done wrong Hogpen will grab you and pull the car to the inside of the turn and certain major damage. The entrance into the Dottigerhohe is far easier, if you have the nerves and balls? You probably can't do it for fear of having to take the bus home and leaving your R behind in pieces. I'll be back late August with some S4/Porsche friends.
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (V50T5OSD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50T5OSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well then my video recorder must be very wrong? Very first lap ever, I did it in 11min 15 sec, and I would add 30 second for the first 200yrds and last 400yard to start and stop the recording and put the camera away. Second lap I ran off the track at 60mph and slowed for awhile to make sure nothing was wrong with the car? also stopped in the parking lot and checked things over before lap 3. Lap 1 126mph, lap 2 112mph, lap 3 147mph, lap 4 139mph before late braking and going in. <p>It's all in how much speed you can carry though the final corners coming up to the Dottingerhohe and then it's also a down hill straight which helps. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>If you have the video please share it.
 

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Re: top speed of V50 T5 130 or 150 ? (Johann)

Would love to! It's HI8 though, need to have it converted to digital and then have someone host it. I am still stuck on dial up so uploading from my end probably would take days for close to 60min of tape. Do have some people with DSL to upload though, may take a little time but I'll try and get it online somehow and at least provide a link to it. OSD cars don't get the software update for the US until they are in the US so no limiter while in Europe. Did 175mph in my Audi S4 on a local highway and others have as well although Audi says there is a limiter at 155mph? Mine was down an on ramp onto the highway which went down hill for about 3mi before leveling out.
 
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