Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by CanadianMark, Jan 22, 2015.
As the title says, what is the top speed you have had your ST going?
70 miles per hour, on the highway which has a marked speed limit of 70 miles per hour.
I think OP is a cop using car forums to look for people breaking the law....
I was driving in Mexico recently and I got my car up to 110mph, it feels really safe at 110 IMO.
Over 120 mph uphill on the front stretch of Road America (Elkhart Lake Wisconsin) then we had to brake and set up for corner one..Next time im on that track i may try 5th gear lol
First time out on a lapping event...
keep this to closed circuit/track discussions only.
About 120mph at Nashville Speedway Road Course is the fastest I have been in a ST. Hard to tell the exact speed since it was going into a braking zone and the speedometer was the last thing I was concerned with. Not sure about how fast I was going at GingerMan, probably a little over 100 on the back straight (extended straight) going into T11. Again, the big concern was when to pounce on the brakes and keep the car from looping under hard braking on uneven surface. On the street, the maximum speed is 70mph.
I would love to get the ST on Road America! That was the first track I was ever on. I was 5 years old riding in my dad's brand new 1984 Mustang. There is no way today that a 5 year old would be riding in a car during a track event.
Not at a track event but you would be able to do lunch time lapping for 10 bux you get 20 minutes on track with pace car to keep the group below 60 mph and no gear needed.. but go over the speed limit and you get the boot since someone a two years ago stuffed it down in corner 12 and it took a hour to get the car off track.. But at least you can get on track cheap and see for real what you see in Xbox and Sony racing games .. though I found the elevation changes not depicted well in the racing games as the front stretch is not flat it is a major hill and takes away some speed to climb it ..
Yes on track speeds only if over the legal limit .. I would love to do Gingerman but the dates just won't work for me this year again. stuck at BlackHawk Atuobahn and Milwaukee as well as RA.. someday we will return
I'm 1 hour 20 minutes away from El Mirage dry lake bed. May have to do an all out run and video it for this post.
Maybe I'll reach the 8th dimension:
I want to take my ST to Castrol raceway here in Alberta. Track racing sounds like a lot of fun.
Just a FYI as BR pointed out be very careful when you go to slow down from those speeds and the rear end may tend to act in ways you don't expect it to. Mine would sometimes squirm or otherwise try to move around... It may just be my setup but a word of warning for all when they try it the first time.. I am not trying to be a chicken little and say the sky is falling but drive smart till you get a feel for your short lil hotrod..
135 mph on public roads...is that wrong?
A wide open road with no traffic, radar detector and a pair of balls...let's not turn this into a band of freedomless of obeying zombies....who came up with 55 mph anyway? Nixon in the 70's during the oil crisis....don't be a dink...do what you want...I trust people more than signs...unless you're wasted...and in that case, don't drive a fucking tricycle...my old man took me and my brother on 100 mph blasts in his 280z...fun as shit...on abandoned roads...there are always opportunities to rip it...that's why I bought this thing...freedom baby! and yeah, the ass end will release if you hit the brakes in a turn.. not good...go read some racing info...ie, how your car will react...you need to brake at certain times, and accelerate at certain times...it's not rocket science, but anyone who owns' or will own this 2700 lb beastie, guess what? You have a significant sports car...it is small, but it is no joke
one hundred miles per hour!
I was at the Brian Redmond vintage race watching the local Ferrari group enjoying lunch touring. In front of a pretty large crowd, a 355 spider owner lost control and stuffed it into the gravel traps at Canada Corner. Lots of clapping from the race fans as it takes special skills to lose control of a Ferrari behind a pacecar going slow. I would love to say the guy was showing off and going fast, but he wasn't. Just completely forgot to follow the car in front of him around the turn.
I am lucky in that GingerMan is about 45 minutes away, so I do their "test and tune" nights in the summer. Grattan is about the same distance away, but they mostly run bike events there. Getting track time at Grattan is like pulling teeth and I would rather run at GingerMan.
What is the pricing for the "Test and Tune" nights? I'd love to get out on the track, but the price for track days always makes me cringe
I am not sure what the price is anymore. Back in my ZX3 days, the cost was $50 for a session. I would easily go 6-8 times during the summer. It has been going up in price since, and I think it around $80 or so. The last times I ran at GingerMan, Ford covered the cost since it was for the Fiesta Movement and the next time was free. GingerMan let us run laps to record video footage. I didn't make it there last year. Maybe this summer we will try to get a few of us to GingerMan for a test session.
The open track pricing is crazy expensive. You pay hundreds of dollars months in advance and no refunds if the weather goes to crap. With the test sessions, you can decide that day if you want to run. They do ask that you sign up in advance so they can figure out group sizes and I think they limit the amount of cars running.
Hehe, running in the rain would be fun... do they still allow you to run in the rain, or do they cancel the sessions?
rain in FWD is fun, rain in RWD not as much. My Mustang leaks so bad around all the windows that driving in the rain is as bad as open cockpit. I tend to keep it in the garage if it is raining. The first track event I ran with my ZX3 was in rain/snow mix. It was stupid fun passing BMW's in a Focus.
I think they tend to run the events rain or shine, but stop if there is thunderstorms. Not 100% sure since I have been lucky to run all the events, but one in 2000, in the dry.
The day I pick mine up, I'll be on the autobahn. Should be a good trial... snow pending.
I never speed...or at least I never admit to it in public
I think I topped out at 105 or 110 at Miller Motorsports Park enjoying my day with the ST Octane academy... On the road? A gentleman never tells...
Well the speed limit by me is 75mph on the highways but if I had to guesstimate the fastest I have gotten the ST going I'd say it's over 9000
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