Wednesday, May 20, 2015

That's Quite The Grocery Getter Ya Got There Kid

153 miles an hour in a station wagon.

Seriously.




Around 3:00 AM Tuesday morning, Michigan State Police spotted a driver doing 79 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-75 near the Detroit suburb of Woodhaven and initiated a pursuit.

Seconds later the 2005 Dodge Magnum station wagon had accelerated to 153 mph, according to the police car’s moving radar system.

After travelling about 10 miles down the highway, the car exited and pulled into a parking lot behind a building where police apprehended him and charged him with reckless driving, WWJ-TV reports.

The 2005 Magnum was available with a 350 hp V8 engine, but came from the factory with a speed restrictor set at 130 mph and could reportedly reach just 143 mph without it, suggesting the car in this situation had been modified.

Police say the 21-year-old had a clean record and didn’t offer any explanation for his actions, but he now faces up to six points on his license and a maximum of 93 days in jail.

4 comments:

  1. And a 2 liter diesel BMW 520D station wagon will do 152 stock from the factory should tell you something about the Dodge. BTW: the BMW was driven on the German Autobahn where it is legal to drive that fast.

    Tsquare

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  2. I always did think the Magnums were pretty cool looking
    even better if it runs that good

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  3. I call BS on the notion you can go 152 mph with a 170 horsepower engine. Anonymous is thinking about 152 km/h, which is about 95mph. Not too impressive.

    The 5.7L Hemi has plenty of room for performance improvements if you're willing to pay $$$ for it. Sounds like this kid did.

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  4. Check this website please for performance stats. I have a plain jane hemi Magnum and it is fast. The SRT version is faster.

    http://www.allpar.com/cars/lx/srt8-magnum.html

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