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1999 C70 T5M Autobahn blast up to 160mph

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Post by Sveedy » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:33 pm

Personal distancing got a little close toward the end. But what a hoot !
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Post by abscate » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:12 pm

Why does GERMANY get all the nice things ?
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Re: 1999 C70 T5M Autobahn blast up to 160mph

Post by scot850 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:06 pm

Love the 5 cylinder growl when he floors it. Can't beat that sound. Takes me back to the early 5 cylinder Audis too.

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Re: 1999 C70 T5M Autobahn blast up to 160mph

Post by Cookeh » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:42 pm

abscate wrote:
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Why does GERMANY get all the nice things ?
The grass is always greener when your plot is the US :lol: :mrgreen:

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Post by volvolugnut » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:09 pm

Was that a bit of panic at 4:35?
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Post by Cees Klumper » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:11 am

Yep, sure was!

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Re: 1999 C70 T5M Autobahn blast up to 160mph

Post by callahanoffroad » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:37 pm

That sound of the air passing over the car at 260kph. Wow. Fastest I've ever gone is 145mph.
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Re: 1999 C70 T5M Autobahn blast up to 160mph

Post by BlackBart » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:00 pm

A question -
Did he get his oil up to temp at the beginning before he blew down the motorway at full throttle?

Observations -
The first segment roadway wasn't all that smooth to be going those speeds.
The closing speeds with slower cars and big trucks are ridiculous. One little screw-up, a blown tire, or one idiot pulling out into your lane, is likely fatal for somebody.
The third segment was the first wide and smooth road.
His screw-up towards the end could have been just that. Was that extreme brake shudder we just saw? Front end wear?.. ..very odd for a well-maintained car.

Just thoughts from someone who likely used to drive just like this as a young punk.
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Re: 1999 C70 T5M Autobahn blast up to 160mph

Post by erikv11 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:15 pm

You can see the temp gauge is already up when the car first starts, and the video starts from a roadside pullout not a parking lot etc. So clearly yes.

Not bad for a '99 (we'd call it an '00 over here)! 5th gear doesn't come into play until 125 mph.
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