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Old 6/4/12, 07:20 PM   #1
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What is the top speed for a 2013 GT

Just wondering, what is the actual maximum mph for a 2013 GT? I know the speedometer has the max at 160 mph, but I seriously doubt that a stock GT could even get close to 160. Inquiring minds would like to know.
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Just wondering, what is the actual maximum mph for a 2013 GT? I know the speedometer has the max at 160 mph, but I seriously doubt that a stock GT could even get close to 160. Inquiring minds would like to know.
A stock GT can easily do 160.
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A stock GT can easily do 160.
155 not 160 if that
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Only one way to find out OP.
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Depends on which gear you have
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Depends on which gear you have
This...exactly.
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This...exactly.
No, there is a limiter
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No, there is a limiter
Ahh...right..good point . So yes in stock form it couldn't. I forgot about the pesky limiter.
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164 in 5th @ 7,000 rpm w/ 3.31
153 in 5th @ 7,000 rpm w/ 3.55
145 in 5th @ 7,000 rpm w/ 3.73

A GT should be able to pull 164 in 5th with the speed limiter removed, there is plenty of power on tap to do so.
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Down a hill, with a tail wind, with low resistance rolling tires, on a recently paved street, while wearing driving gloves. My source says it can hit 181.

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Ive gotten up to 155 and car still felt like it had alot left, Granted i have a Steeda 93 Tune when i had the opportunity to go that fast ,but i did hit 150 once when my car was stock and it was still pulling pretty good. I've read on forums where guys with tune have claimed over 170 with a GT with a Tune, forgot where i read that so dont ask but i could see that its possible. I wouldnt try it though unless i had a brand new set of tires to do it on
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Ive heard sixxers with a new driveshaft and a tune can hit 145+ so id imagine gts can hit 170 in the right conditions with the amount of power they have
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You would need to adjust the rev limiter as well, IIRC crossing 170 would be right about 7300

here are the MT82 gear ratios;

1st - 3.66
2nd - 2.43
3rd - 1.69
4th - 1.32
5th - 1.00
6th - 0.65

and here is a link to a pretty handy speed calculator;

http://www.car-videos.net/tools/spee...B1=Recalculate

right now the info is for the TR6060 and 6500 rpm and a 27" tall tire - you could probably edit the link and get the MT82 info in before you load the page (looks that way atleast) or just enter it after the page loads

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How about reverse? Someone test it and post up a video....
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Everything you guys have mentioned has involved a manual trans. What about a stock GT with an auto trans? Would it make a difference?
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And if there is a factory installed limiter, to what speed are we limited?
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You would run out of road before hitting 170 in a stock GT, coupled with altitude and temperature... One's method should involved some sort of prayer as well to seeing 170.
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My previous car a VW GTI with a stage 1 tune hit 150MPH with 220whp, it is only 400lbs lighter then the mustang. I gurantee the mustang can hit atleast 170, i would guess it would top out around 175-180 with a tune.

Edit: with 3.31's
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We are talking about a closed course I'm sure.

164mph is 242 fps!

I think a prayer would be in order. It would probably take 1/10th of a mile to stop with reaction time.
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Down a hill, with a tail wind, with low resistance rolling tires, on a recently paved street, while wearing driving gloves. My source says it can hit 181.

Depends on what brand of gloves...
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