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What Does 462 MPH Feel Like?

Posted November 16, 2011 8:30 AM by CarDomain
Pathfinder Tags: Bonneville fast car Speed Demon

Watch the Speed Demon make a 462 mph pass at Bonneville from many different angles in and around the car. Awesome! (Click the link below to watch the video.)

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11/16/2011 10:14 AM

That's cool!!

I'd love to see the look on a cop's face as that went through a speed trap.

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11/16/2011 1:04 PM

That was fun.

If you're not going to explain why this vehicle deserves credit with 462 MPH then you have to consider the real land speed record from more than a decade ago, the Thrust SSC.

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11/17/2011 6:37 AM

Neat but kind of anti climatic. Since the area is so void of any sort of landmarks its kind of hard to tell they are really moving that fast.

I also wonder what the little cluster of lights to the left of the steering wheel mean when they turn on.They only turn on briefly then off for a while then back on. Would that be telling the driver when hes' in the speed trap?

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11/17/2011 7:53 AM

Yeah. It would be really cool if they had some landmarks set up. Maybe just some fake movie prop building facades set off at a safe distance.

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11/17/2011 9:05 AM

Yeah, that was very kewl....BUT can you image a ride in the back seat of a F-16D Fighting Falcon fighter skimming 50 feet over the wave tops of Lake Erie doing around 850 Knots airspeed, then buzzing a HUGE ore carrier with a "pop-up and over"! I swore we were going to hit one of the masts or the bridge!!!!

I was a very lucky fool to do so back in '96 when my 1st cousin (he was the 178th TFW CO, OH ANG) arranged for me to get a hop.....a ride of a lifetime that I'll never forget! Unfortunate to lose my cookies 3 times during the 45 minute flight....ACKKKKK I felt sorry for the Crew Chief as he had to clean it up later!!! LOL

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11/17/2011 12:20 PM

Now: I Want to know, what was the POWERPLANT!

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