Ya i see the flow of traffic get to that speed all the time between 130-140 depending on hwy and other conditions.
Most people wont cruise at over 150 just cause the added stress on the engine, way more fuel, and the tow truck.
Even in a 4 cylinder car the same i have never driven an 8 and rarely a 6.
But with a 4 cylinder your engine will rev in the low 3000's rpm range from about 118-140.
You can average low rpm in this speed even with a 4 cylinder 2L like around 3150-3250 rpm for 130-140. Anything over 150 the engine uses way to much fuel. Besides the fact alot of cars come with the basic cheap all season R rated tires which are only safe up till 170.
I have no idea about a 6 cylinder or a 8 cylinder i have never really driven them on a 400 series alot.
But i'll have to agree with squishy and FireStart cruising at speeds like that over 140 uses to much fuel and is no longer cost effective.
Fire Start i always wondered what kinda bike you get. Like what kind of gas mileage can you get on the highway with a 500-750 CC bike???
I am curious about at what speeds a V6 sedan will rev at on the highway?
hey bear what do those V8 crown vics rev at depending on the speeds?
You guys got a 4.6L V8 with 248 horses? I remember reading about the vics. The top end power was not as good as the chargers or impala's even but the torque is incredible on them. I actually know an officer with a force that uses peel. He is a bigger guy he tells me the vics are still the best. The chargers spend to much time in shop, brakes go, transmission problems.
I heard bigger guys cant fit into them with all the gear or its to tight while the crown vics can accomodate a ton of room almost an office on wheels.
How are those crown vics in the snow? Good choice for a highway vehicle though also the safest for rear end crashes.
Sorry off topic but did the OPP ever look into buying other vehicles? I am guessing the chargers are not what they want especially since you guys spend so much time on the highway a FWD would = more wear on brakes.
I remember you told me they are looking at the Tahoe but surely the OPP wouldn't replace all their cars with those big bulky SUV's. Is the VIC still gone be phased out in 2011.
IMO the black and white marked OPP cruisers with the light bars and the best looking police cars i have ever seen!! Sorry a bit off topic is there a reason LEO's in ontario whether under cover or not always have those black steel Rims?