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Speeding Ticket

I was watching Top Gear last night. On the show, someone said that the world record for a speeding ticket was 242 mph in Texas. Good Lord!!! He must have gone to jail. Does anyone on this forum have any knowledge as to the facts of this or is this an urban legend?



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I heard about this as well. I don't know if it's true. The most expensive speeding ticket was given in Sweden or Finland or one of those countries... the ticket is given as a percentage of your income. Some hot shot CEO was driving his motor cycle at high speeds through a town and they fined him for millions I believe.
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It was a Koenigsigg.

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If I recall correctly, the 242mph in Texas was on a motorcycle. It was only a few years ago.

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I think it was a Koeniggseg during the Gumball in 2005 IIRC

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this is insane! i don't know of anything that can do that speed readily the veryon would need a couple miles to do 243, and that ssc ultimate aero they have attempted that a couple times i think
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A few years ago Chrysler built a motorcycle with 10 cylinder engine from the Viper.

It may have been this bike that did it.

I certainly do not know how crazy one would be to ride two wheels at that speed, however!
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I'm pretty sure it was the Koeniggseg that got that speeding ticket in Texas. There are multiple cars that can hit that speed. The Veyron, Hennessey Viper, Saleen S7 TT, Corvette Z06 Lingenfelter TT, SSC Ultimate Aero, and I'm sure there are plenty more.

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A few years ago Chrysler built a motorcycle with 10 cylinder engine from the Viper.

It may have been this bike that did it.

I certainly do not know how crazy one would be to ride two wheels at that speed, however!

I've seen that bike, and it is absolutely just insane, and basically a prototype to not be taken seriously.

IT WAS AWSOME, twin front wheels, split, that allowed a lean into a curve, and if I remember an inner driving on the rim, not via a hub.

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That's nuts. I would have thought that such excessive speeding would have mandatory jail time...
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I'm pretty sure it was the Koeniggseg that got that speeding ticket in Texas. There are multiple cars that can hit that speed. The Veyron, Hennessey Viper, Saleen S7 TT, Corvette Z06 Lingenfelter TT, SSC Ultimate Aero, and I'm sure there are plenty more.
The McLaren F1 is supposedly capable of 240+.....and don't forget the 2.0 litre Cobalt

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....and don't forget the 2.0 litre Cobalt
Very true. But only when dropped from a plane
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Very true. But only when dropped from a plane
LOL

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A few years ago Chrysler built a motorcycle with 10 cylinder engine from the Viper.

It may have been this bike that did it.

I certainly do not know how crazy one would be to ride two wheels at that speed, however!
It`s a Dodge Tomahawk

Manufacturer: Dodge
Production (concept vehicle)
Engine: 10-cylinder 90-degree V-type
Top speed: 350 miles per hour (560 km/h)
Power: 500 horsepower (370 kW) @ 5600 rpm (45 kW/L)
Transmission: 2-speed manual
Tires Front (2): 20x4 Size, Rear (2): 20x5 Size
Wheelbase: 76 inches (1,900 mm)
Dimensions: L 102 inches (2,600 mm) W 27.7 inches (700 mm) H 36.9 inches (940 mm)
Seat height: 29 inches (740 mm)
Weight: 1,500 pounds (680 kg)
Fuel capacity: 3.25 US gallons (12.3 L)

According to the official specs 0-60 mph times have been estimated at 2.5 seconds, with an estimated top speed of 350 mph (560 km/h). But there are also reports that the top speed is 676 km/h (about 420 mph). It is very unlikely that anyone will ever test the vehicle, due to safety concerns and the price of the Tomahawk itself.

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The McLaren F1 is supposedly capable of 240+.....and don't forget the 2.0 litre Cobalt
Yea, but the 2.2 L non turbocharged version (mine) goes 257

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Very true. But only when dropped from a plane
....so you've been watching me.....hmmm....

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