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Re: Hi speed cars..useable?

Goodness gracious etc.

Yeh for sure the "safe" overtaking time is king and certain cars such as wot Paul has now have both that and a high top speed,200mph + being quite high (Id imagine).
Just as an aside : Recently going thru my boxes of old car mags.. all pretty much 93-95, pre my time in US and online car stuff was in its infancy then.
I hardly have any mags from 95-2010
MAX power magazine Dec 95 had a small table of common performance cars.

For those who used to read these , the editorial style was "cool dood lads,dogs dangly bits"
Lancia integrale seemed to be flavour of the month/year and the comments beside other cars seemed to consist of ,its not an integrale and then for the integrale.. "its not an Evo 3".. whatever they were.
MG maestro turbo was "very fast granny carrier" n so on.

The one that caught my eye was Scorpio 24v cosworth ,"cossie for old gits"(old git being anyone over 25?).. heh,course at this time I myself was disappearing in your rear view mirror in a citroen ax comment on that was"Damon thinks theyre great (ax gt) , but cant afford one"... shrug.
R19 16v :"great value,looks like a pram"

Looking at the figures tho dec 95 an escort cosworth was considerably quicker than a Scorpio , at least 0-60 but a lower top speed.


Scorpio V6 then, presumably capable of running at 120 mph all day long on a motorway without any strain and in the top 20% of "yes Im gonna live!" overtaking cars for the situation described above.
Was it ever used at 120 for any length of by others that you know of I mean
ram raiders dont count

Citroen AX was a 80 mph cruising car it would hold it all journey long .General accel was ok cos it was light.
Opel Tigra was a 90 mph cruising car accel a little better than the ax.
Megane is around the same as the tigra was. 0-60 slower as standard,but 30-70 might even be faster cos of the high(comparatively) torque.

Driving here in general:I try to keep a constant 69 in 62 zones and 80 in 74 zones perhaps adding 10 mph with night driving in non camera areas.

In other words I can drive at or about the max comfy cruising speed my car is capable of for long stretches.
(disclaimer :I am of course dreaming all this because I never exceed the speed limit in rl)

I suppose the real reason I posted this thread is if I were to change cars to even one of a similar performance to a Scorpio Cosworth.. Laguna V6 diesel? 120 mph cruising speed, would I be able to use it much..or does anyone like in UK even at night.
Nobody would speed personally of course ..but may have seen other drivers being naughty on a regular basis
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