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Old 01-20-2015, 10:49 PM   #1
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Top Speed

I'm just curious...how fast can an SS vert go? I was under the impression that from the factory the government limited top speed of all convertibles manufactured since the 1990's were limited to 118MPH. My recent purchase has proven me wrong...and proven that we've got some pretty awesome aerodynamics at ~140 ...on a closed course, of course. To my knowledge my car is stock.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:31 PM   #2
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It can only go 155 before you hit the speed governor. On a 3.91 gear you can hit it in 5th gear. The vehicle with a tune can go much faster.
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:06 AM   #3
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It can only go 155 before you hit the speed governor. On a 3.91 gear you can hit it in 5th gear. The vehicle with a tune can go much faster.
My factory set speed governor was set at 255 instead of 155. When I got my tune, it was not changed.
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:30 AM   #4
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The number in the tune from what I heard is different than the number it shows. I have hit 155 and had the message on my 14' Camaro SS/RS. You will receive a speed limit reached message.

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Old 01-21-2015, 12:56 AM   #5
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Here is a reference video to what I am talking about
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:34 AM   #6
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Here is a reference video to what I am talking about
That's AWESOME! I love it!
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:04 PM   #7
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i always thought the SS vert and ZL1 vert and LT verts were all limited to 155. the only cars that i thought were different were the LS models with 18 inch wheels at 118 mph and the ZL1 coupe at 180.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:07 PM   #8
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