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I came by last Friday and was actually wondering about it, maybe hop on the Grand Parkway and run my bike at full throttle - it will be a far cry from 200 mph, but still. With my luck, though, there will be a State Trooper, ready to put me in cuffs and confiscate the bike.

One could do other things on these roads before they open them: about a year ago, a new stretch of highway was finished close to Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and prior to opening, they had a race / run. Don't recall if there was a full marathon too, but 5k, 10k, 10 miles, etc. Tens of thousands enjoyed it. Similar to that was the run a few weeks ago in Austin: 2 laps on the MotoGP track.

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You know Duckdocter, when I watched this this morning I was thinking, yep, that's a kick butt fast car. But it sure seemed to take him a long time to get up there. I just sort of timed how long it took him to get from his roll to 170 and it was about 30 seconds. I went back and sort of time my old "58'th birthday" video of my 999 making a run up to 170 and it only took about 25 seconds.

Pffft. Car people crack me up. :D

Yes, I know my 999 wont go 200 but it only cost $16k.
 

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I have a Lingenfelter Vette with similar horsepower not had it to the max but it I know it would close to this one shown, its the most ridiculous car I have ever owned, insane speed like a GSXR1000 on four wheels, and the V8 sound is just glorious!
 

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I'm a bit confused by the hoopla in the video. They seemed rather excited about hitting 200. Something was mumbled about 'this is the first' something, something. It's a modified (700 hp?) car and did 200. But, a bone stock '12 ZR1 does 205+. Even the Z06 does just under 200. What am I missing here?
 

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I'm a bit confused by the hoopla in the video. They seemed rather excited about hitting 200. Something was mumbled about 'this is the first' something, something. It's a modified (700 hp?) car and did 200. But, a bone stock '12 ZR1 does 205+. Even the Z06 does just under 200. What am I missing here?
It was all just a promotional thing about opening a new roadway. Hennessy is a local guy kinda like A.J. It's all just in fun. If you want to nit pick there's plenty of political bull shit out there that's available.


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I heard him say it was the first 2014 Vette to hit 200, but I assumed it was just a base Vette (non-Z06) . (But with the Z51 suspension as alluded to in the vid)

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It was all just a promotional thing about opening a new roadway. Hennessy is a local guy kinda like A.J. It's all just in fun. If you want to nit pick there's plenty of political bull shit out there that's available.


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not nitpicking, I know who Hennessy is, and I understand the video was about the road opening gig. Just wondering what they were going on about.
 

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Texas DPS has Challengers?!? I want one! My Charger looks tough and is faster than I ever thought a cop car would, but an HP Challenger would be just bad-ass!
 
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