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Old 10-21-2003, 02:44 PM   #61
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That was on the night our the meet Todd, you'* were all nestled snug in your hotel beds and Peter and I gave the Aurora a real workout that night...
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I have a friend with a 2002 Max and he kills 97-03 GP/GTP'* on the daily...
But when he ran into a 04 GP GTP he had met his match. He said that the GTP seems to still have power at 120 mph. This he said while his Max was not able to catch the GTP.

As I posted earlier:

According to Intense Racing, stock GTP'* from '97 to '03 average about 14.8 sec in the 1/4 mile.

According to Pontiac (test data by the SCCA), the 2004 GTP with the Comp G package does the 1/4 mile in 15.015 seconds.


Based on AD Bearí* info, the above numbers seem far from accurate. My 2000 SSEi did 15.069 seconds in the 1/4 mile. It seems outrageous to think that a lighter car with 20 more horsepower would not even beat me by a tenth of a second in the 1/4 mile.

I test drove a black 2004 GTP with the Comp G package when they first came out. It is a pretty nice car. I certainly donít think that it is as sexy or well-appointed as an SSEi, but ití* darn pretty fast. And, it felt like it was a little bit faster than my SSEi off the line, probably because of the lighter weight.
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[quote="89BonnieSE89"]Best I did was 230 kph on the QEW westbound in Mississauga at 3 am..other cars = pylons

I happen to agree with Rogue.

But, it must have been sweet!
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yeah, I won't be doing that often...took me like 45 seconds to get from Dixie road/West Mall to Hwy10...

The speed governor is at 235 kph or 140 mph...so what you see on the speedo is what you get
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Originally Posted by AD Bear
I have a friend with a 2002 Max and he kills 97-03 GP/GTP'* on the daily...
But when he ran into a 04 GP GTP he had met his match. He said that the GTP seems to still have power at 120 mph. This he said while his Max was not able to catch the GTP.

As I posted earlier:

According to Intense Racing, stock GTP'* from '97 to '03 average about 14.8 sec in the 1/4 mile.

According to Pontiac (test data by the SCCA), the 2004 GTP with the Comp G package does the 1/4 mile in 15.015 seconds.


Based on AD Bearí* info, the above numbers seem far from accurate. My 2000 SSEi did 15.069 seconds in the 1/4 mile. It seems outrageous to think that a lighter car with 20 more horsepower would not even beat me by a tenth of a second in the 1/4 mile.

I test drove a black 2004 GTP with the Comp G package when they first came out. It is a pretty nice car. I certainly donít think that it is as sexy or well-appointed as an SSEi, but ití* darn pretty fast. And, it felt like it was a little bit faster than my SSEi off the line, probably because of the lighter weight.
But you also have to factor in the area where the car is driven. Some area have a higher elevation than others & that will effect your performance.
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The fastest I've gotton the Max was 130mph. I could have done more but there was a car coming on to my lane and I had to slow down fast. I know that car has to do more than 140 mph even though the dash says 160. I couldn't evn imagine doing 160 though.
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Based on AD Bearí* info, the above numbers seem far from accurate. My 2000 SSEi did 15.069 seconds in the 1/4 mile. It seems outrageous to think that a lighter car with 20 more horsepower would not even beat me by a tenth of a second in the 1/4 mile.
The new 04 GTP is more like the +00 Bonne'* than the 03 GTP. In fact the 04 only weighs about 100 lbs less than the Bonne. 3700 vs 3800 lbs.
That would explain why the 04'* are slower than the 03'*.

Possibly the only 03'* that Rice burning Maxima beat were Normally Aspirated.
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The fastest I've gotton the Max was 130mph. I could have done more but there was a car coming on to my lane and I had to slow down fast. I know that car has to do more than 140 mph even though the dash says 160. I couldn't evn imagine doing 160 though.
When I had a '03 Maxima as a rent a car, I got it up to 148 m.p.h. I think it still had some in it but the traffic ahead wouldnt allow it. I also raced against my friend TA ram air off of a 10/15m.p.h. roll and I pulled on him. Nissan underrates their ratings.
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The fastest I've gotton the Max was 130mph. I could have done more but there was a car coming on to my lane and I had to slow down fast. I know that car has to do more than 140 mph even though the dash says 160. I couldn't evn imagine doing 160 though.
When I had a '03 Maxima as a rent a car, I got it up to 148 m.p.h. I think it still had some in it but the traffic ahead wouldnt allow it. I also raced against my friend TA ram air off of a 10/15m.p.h. roll and I pulled on him. Nissan underrates their ratings.
Yep, my point exactly. DAMN TRAFFIC
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The fastest I've gotton the Max was 130mph. I could have done more but there was a car coming on to my lane and I had to slow down fast. I know that car has to do more than 140 mph even though the dash says 160. I couldn't evn imagine doing 160 though.
When I had a '03 Maxima as a rent a car, I got it up to 148 m.p.h. I think it still had some in it but the traffic ahead wouldnt allow it. I also raced against my friend TA ram air off of a 10/15m.p.h. roll and I pulled on him. Nissan underrates their ratings.


Where do you people find an empty stretch of safe road to do this? The fastest I ever drove a car was 120 and the hood started to ripple. The glovebox blew open and scared the crap out of me. Then the windows started to rattle and I slowed down in a hurry. Granted this was a 79 cutlass but still, thats some speed on a public road. A blow out at 148 on a highway is probably a sure death...
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