# 18yr old in Maine - 146mph in a 70mph zone

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So glad it wasnt me, thats all I have to say.

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146 mph is really speedy ...

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I'd be impressed with 146 miles on a flat desert road, much less Maine. Too bad he's 18 and, now, ######ed.

I would say that not having the insurance is bad, but at 146 mph, insurance isn't going to do much if you hit something and spray your body out of the car.

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Translation for most of the rest of the sane world: 234 km/h in a 112 km/h Zone.

Fun Wolfram Alpha facts:

Comparisons as speed:

≈ (0.8 to 0.9) × typical takeoff speed of a jetliner ( 150 to 180 mph )

≈ 0.98 × maximum speed of the fastest roller coaster in the world (the Formula Rossa) (≈ 149 mph )\

Time to travel 1 kilometer from t = d/v: | 15 seconds

Mach number Ma in air from Ma = v/v_s, where v_s is the speed of sound: | 0.19 | (assuming Mach speed ≈ 340.3 m/s)

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I thought Maine was a figment of Stephen King's imagination.

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"blue sports car"

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How many stars did he rack up before submitting to Law Enforcement?

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Surprised that a riced up Dodge "it's still a Neon" could actually go that fast.

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19 minutes ago, Astra.Xtreme said:

Surprised that a riced up Dodge "it's still a Neon" could actually go that fast.

It's an srt4, they are rated for 153. The bigger question is how many miles it took to reach the speed he did.

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It's an srt4, they are rated for 153. The bigger question is how many miles it took to reach the speed he did.

Obviously it's an SRT4, hence why I said "it's still a Neon".  Take a Neon, throw in a turbo and loud exhaust, and there you go.

More so surprised that the top speed isn't governed since it's a cheap car designed for kids that will do reckless things.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Surprised that SRT hasn't suffered from the dreaded oil sludge issues that killed most of them. Wonder how many times that engine was rebuilt.

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You couldnt pay me enough money to take a Neon above 100mph.

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How did they catch him once they clocked him?

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1 minute ago, wendy oltman said:

How did they catch him once they clocked him?

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Or sharp turns

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So here I was, thinking "Holly crap, 146 is fast". At that point, I realized that's in miles/h, not km/h.

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On 9/30/2016 at 0:15 PM, Michael Scrip said:

True that

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He should have finished his run with some of this:

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Surprising that Maine has a road that long

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On 9/30/2016 at 0:28 AM, Studio384 said:

So here I was, thinking "Holly crap, 146 is fast". At that point, I realized that's in miles/h, not km/h.

Which makes it faster than you anticipated or...?

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On 9/29/2016 at 9:08 AM, shockz said:

Surprised that SRT hasn't suffered from the dreaded oil sludge issues that killed most of them. Wonder how many times that engine was rebuilt.

Is that why I see so few of them these days?