02-23-2000, 08:13 PM
I have a 99 4.2 A8, I tried to do a high speed run but it cut off at 130 mph, I am positive this is not the top speed. It is because of the tires right? Well what do you think the top speed is..
Bart A. Lane
02-23-2000, 09:42 PM
I'm probably going to get slapped down hard for this but keep in mind this is a pretty slippery and light vehicle for its largish size. I am going to say an unregulated top speed of 162mph could be achieved.
Bart A. Lane
02-23-2000, 09:44 PM
Excuse the wrong post below. I must be stoned.
02-24-2000, 05:44 PM
Is this what the maximum gearing allows in the 5spd Auto Tiptronic and what gear is this in? Can we hit that 280 km/h speedo?
02-27-2000, 12:17 PM
According to MTM's measurements the A8 with the 300 hp engine (95-98?) should reach 272 km/h or 170 mph (I believe) without limiter.
Hence, Bart's mean machine (310 hp?) might be even a tad faster than that, given the limiter is removed :-).
Can't wait to get my hands on one of these machines myself, I will probably go with the 300 hp version though.
02-29-2000, 07:49 PM
I don't think that you are off the correct figure. According to every "chip tuner", they can achieve 263+ KM/H (they only add 10-15 HP....) and remove the limiter. 1 mile= 1.609 Km, that means that 163+ MPH is the top speed.
I will ignore the marginal difference that the "chip" makes.
(I am not an Audi type of guy but my wife drives an 8)
03-18-2000, 09:03 PM
Not at all, many cars top out at redline, some cars top out at hp peak, some cars top out with a drag limited top speed. If final drive was the only thing that mattered then you could gear any car to do 300mph.
03-19-2000, 07:25 AM
...I discussed this very subject with Stephen at APR a few months ago. Apparently, with the limiter removed, they got a client's car up to 170MPH (indicated). Supposedly the car was as quiet and composed at that speed as it is 100mph slower. Wow.