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Top Speed of an Audi S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dave_Bayern, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Dave_Bayern
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    [Feb 20, 2009]
    When you say 'famously' does that mean you have a GPS trace to prove it?

    Or just a picture of a speedo?
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    [Feb 20, 2009]
    i'd be surprised if the s3 can go over 150, evan when remapped
    my ihi'd golf, striped out, bar the dash, would get to 160 on the clock easily. in real terms, its more like 145ish i expect. that was a quick, light car.

    i'm going to be very intrested to see what my a3 quattro does with near 400bhp, and revs raised to near 8000rpm
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    [Feb 20, 2009]
    Why are peeps that fussed about the top speed of a S3?

    They aint that fast, simple as! On normal roads it dont matter if your top speed is 200mph or 70mph.
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    [Feb 20, 2009]
    Don't be mental, there's no ******* way I'm driving a Passat at over 170mph!!! No, the W8 (not my one) has been tested flat out at that speed.

    The gearing helps a lot on this car, but it shows you don't need a Porsche to top 170.
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    [Feb 21, 2009]
    Zebra or tiger?
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    [Feb 21, 2009]
    Random wit and an Astra GTE... I thought I recognised the name, ex vvoc by any chance?
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    [Feb 23, 2009]

    Yeah... bullshit picture...

    Greenery in background... Sunlight coming through on dashboard...

    Sorry for the bullshit...

    Only bullshit is your narrow mindedness when you've got a BLATANT picture in front of you.

    You carry on believing THE ODD stuff :blahblah1::blahblah1::blahblah1:
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Think a few S3 guys have pics of there cars at 170ish mph...best one I saw was Iggu OR Staz (maybe) on an autobahn with a better `background` in his pic. Not wishing agree either way but seems lots of the 8P guys have cracked the 160mph??? Think the pic I`m thinking of was actually reading higher than the above one?:salute:
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    [Feb 23, 2009]

    What a very boring person...

    You believe what you want. You evidently have a very special, one-off factory tuned S3. Bravo.

    If you'd bothered to read the post, it was saying how easy it was to get a bullshit picture.
    If I'd aimed it at you directly, I'd have come out and called you a liar.
    I merely pointed out how easy it is to 'fake' a 170 MPH picture.
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Well at least admit it that it ain't a fake...

    Obviously easy to fake pictures but that my friend aint...
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Lol...

    Sorry, just can't get over how rash AS has got today. People flaming and shouting, lol, they are cars and we all have opinions. It's like we're getting shouted at for voicing our own opinions on something. Come on lads, play nice now.

    Really does it matter if some people will be adament that an 8l can do X Mph, and an 8p can do XX Mph.

    Fake or not, the indicated speed on a speedometer is NOT the actual speed at which a certain car is travelling. Period.!


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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Furthermore mine will do 60 in reverse!!! Lol, anyone wanna prove me wrong!

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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Honestly Ess Three I have read your posts and sometimes you come over a little too sarcastic, but when someone says something back to you, you like to whip them with the naughty magic stick!!

    Now IF your HIGHLY tuned S3 was not able to reach 150, then I guess it was not highly tuned enough! or even maybe it was not developing enough power in the later revs?

    However I see your claim of a fake pic was directly aimed at S3 LTN, and now your saying it wasnt you, lol FUNNY LAD.

    I have plenty of cars over 140+ taking into account drag etc but they dont seem to have any problems, VR6's (Highly Tuned) S3's S4's RS4's, anyways I think we should all learn to LEARN off one another not to get at each others throats.

    Regards

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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Wow! In one month you've worked that out.
    I'm impressed. Oh, was that too sarcastic?

    Maybe you should try reading the previous 8 years worth too...

    I'll listen to anyone with a reasoned argument...one based not on heresay or internet tuning bullshit...but on fact and reality.



    Ahh...so mine was a dud.
    It made more power and torque than any other at the time (on a K04), or since (equal with a few now) but it was maybe a dud.

    Strangely, it's not just me that struggled to get a standard/re-mapped S3 over 150 MPH. Every magazine as I recall, and Audi.

    But it's my old S3 that was evidently slow...

    If it was as easy as some suggest, then ANY S3 would do it - including my old one - so pardon me when I view things without the benefit of rose tinted spectacles and doubt the claims of some - 160+ in a standard S3! Pah!

    Oh, and to be honest, I couldn't give a **** what the speedo says...if it's not verified, it's worthless.



    You really need to go read further back than this month.
    If I was calling him a liar directly, I'd have said so directly. Believe me, I have no problem upsetting some of the cotton-wool people on Internet Forums who just can't see past their own PC.


    Well Lee...that's a fair list. But 140, 150 and over 160 are completely different beasts.

    Learning off each other is great...but when theory and reality collide, reality tends to win...so without concrete proof that some lucky Users have 'special' S3s that go 10+ MPH faster than every other S3 on the planet...I'll stick to detecting a whiff of bullshit in the air.


    But, if people want to believe that their S3 does 160 or 170+ MPH, good on them.
    Might I suggest they go play with a car that'll do it all day long...and get a swift reality check in so doing.
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Is anyone...

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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    You lot are suckers! Daves winding you lot up and its obviously worked....
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Clearly you or you wouldnt have wasted 10 seconds of your replying now would you....
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    I'm not winding anyone up!

    I merely posted gearing ratios, and technical data, and demonstrated that although its theoretically possible to go faster than 150mph, it needs more power than a standard or remapped S3 can attain.

    And so far, no one has proven me wrong.

    I await the GPS trace and spec of the car that does.
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    The graph has 2nd gear on the S3 reaching over 60mph but i thought you needed 3rd for this (i.e in 0-60 times)???
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Explained earlier in the thread but the S3 has two final drives, a 4.2 for gear 1-4 and another (3.x) for gears 5-6.

    The graph was drawn showing top speed in 6th.
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    Ah i see. I only briefly read the thread which seemed to be mainly about top speeds for some reason!!

    I've not been above 100 in mine yet. I prefer accelleration!
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    [Feb 24, 2009]
    I'm always interested in what you have to say Dave, it's always so impartial and objective.
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    [Dec 7, 2009]
    hello, I try my top speed and it was about 220km/h. By tables I should have 238km/h. So is my car wrong?
    0-200 is 32 seconds acording tables and I have same time. But about 220 I felt some vibrations.

    my friend have skoda octavia 1.9tdi 130hp chipped to 170hp and 240km/h is no problem. :crying: :think:
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    [Dec 7, 2009]
    can it be caused that I am using 95 octane petrol?
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    [Dec 7, 2009]
    95 octane will reduce your power as the car is designed to make use of 98 octane (or whatever the super unleaded equivalent is in your country) and will be a contributary factor.

    There could be loads of other reasons why your car isn't making the 'book' top speed. A lot is age related as a car will loose power over time due to wear etc.

    If it feels down on power then you may have other probs and without proper diagnosis using VAGCOM or something similar to see if you have any fault codes as a start point then you will be chasing your tail trying to find the problem.

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    [Dec 7, 2009]
    Easy way to find out the 'real' top speed of any given car...

    Max out the revs in top gear on a public motorway.
    Wait a week.
    Scan letter from police in to computer and post the pic on here.

    Congrats, you have no licence but hey, you're an internet legend! Woo hoo!
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    [Dec 7, 2009]
    Mate that's abit harsh, no real need for it is there, the bloke was onlying asking why he couldnt reach the stated book top speed, he hasnt said that he's wanting todo for a boy racer purpose has he, i.e. bragging to his mate's about it or doing it on a public road, for all we and you know he has attempted that speed on a private road.

    Come on guys lets stop shooting people down as soon as they ask something that isnt "why dont my parking sensors work" haha.
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    [Dec 7, 2009]
    Sorry if it looked like I was replying/responding to someone in particular.
    I was actually reading page 2 of the thread when I replied.
    What I meant was perhaps the most accurate method of determining speed was the method used by the police. This was in my head because I just got a letter through from Tayside Police giving me 3 points for 80mph on a motorway at 1.04am (should get a medal for only doing 80 if you ask me, but I ain't complaining).
    No offence meant to anyone in particular!

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