Has anyone heard if the GT's are to be speed limited or not? I was told today from the dealer that the XR6T are limited to 170kph. If so can i get the factory to remove it before i take delivery as it will be disapointing when i do the odd track day.
get a fuel cut defender if this is a worry to you. Pre-delivery might be able to assist you too with the dealer diagnostic computer, where on some models, the dealer can change the speed limit setting.
I don't see why they need to speed limit the cars to 230km/h. If you're doing 230km/h on normal roads you're a dead set idiot anyway. But speed limiting them, which might only take 30kays off their top speed, takes alot of bragging rights away from us.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
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Limiters are there for a few reasons I think you'll find. One reason is that the manufacturers have to cover the warranty on the car at what ever speeds it can do. If you travel at these speeds for a long time the temp of everything goes up heaps. Engine oil temp goes through the roof as well as all other fluids. This can cause premature wear if not controlled. The easiest way to control it is to limit speed and RPM, which is what they do! Secondly I think the manufacturers have some responsabliity to limit the speeds people can do for the consumers own safety. We all know some people are idiots!! 230km/h is very fast if your coming up to a car thats doing 100km/h. I have been doing 260km/h on my bike past cars and the distance you travel in 1 second is huge compared to 100. Some people can't cope with the difference and get them selves into trouble, possibly with other people involved.
I also think its funny people wingeing about the limits put on cars in Australia. Have alook at BMW's, Merc's and the like. Almost all the cars except for the outright sports cars are limited to around 250km/h. And its been that way for a long time. Its the same as the japanese power limit of 206Kw. Its a limit that they allmost all stick to.
Its fun to go extremely fast in they right conditions, don't get me wrong, but I don't want to be taken out by an idiot in a car, who has no experience doing 200km/h+ when I'm out on a drive with the family. These cars with there limits where they are more than fast enough for the average Joe, and if your playing on a race track or the like its easy enough to override the limiters!!!
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