Originally Posted by pretendporsche
I agree, as I said, I doubt very much it was 170 real speed, most likely 155-160, but even that is impressive in a 2L hatch.
Pointless speed on the road anyway, and really a boring car to drive IMO, hence why I sold it and bought my Porsche, and that scares the s**t out of me at 150.
There is a bit in Autocar this week with modified hot hatchbacks.
The new Focus ST with 292bhp just managed 150mph. Ford claim 153mph for the standard one with 247bhp.
The Megane RS with 300bhp couldn't break 150mph.
Thornley's Astra GTC VXR with 320bhp ran out of puff at only 140mph.