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Old 05-25-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Got my Camaro on the German autobahn

So I've had my 2010 Camaro SS in Germany since March and I finally got the chance to really get her cruising. This last weekend I was driving back from Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany. The top speed I have gotten to this point is 220 km/h (about 137 mph). Just north of Regensburg I got her up to 242 km/h (about 150). I really wanted to see if it would top out at 155 mph with the governor, but the roads were a bit curvy and the traffic was not cooperating. Supposedly the autobahn in the former Eastern Germany are in excellent condition with up to 6 lanes. Cant wait. BTW, just tried to fire up the A/C for the first time.....didn't work. Gotta love the Army. Pay me to bring my car over here and go fast
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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I got mine up to 156mph and that's where the governor stepped in and said "No more sir!"
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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Neuschwanstein is amazing. My mom was born and raised in Germany, and we were there last year to visit my family over there. I always thought the autobahn would be a great place for the Camaro. Hopefully you can get some pic's to post of your adventures in Germany with the Camaro.

Sorry to jack your thread a little, but this is a picture of Neuschwanstein I took last year while we were visiting.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:15 PM   #4
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I am soooooooo jealous.
You are a lucky man!!!
Next time you're out, go for it in fourth.
I saw 158 in fourth but not fifth or sixth.
You will find the limiter, not sure if it was RPM or MPH or both
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:53 PM   #5
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That's cool man, I'm stationed down at Aviano AB, Italy and I haven't had much chance to stretch her legs yet. Only had the car in country about 2 weeks when they sent me back to the States for an MRT about 2 months ago and I'm still there. Meanwhile my car is sitting in my garage waiting for me to come home to drive her. I'm supposed to go to the NCO Academy next month if I make it back, if not, the next class in Aug and I plan to drive her up there.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:06 PM   #6
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I've always thought there should be an American version of the Autobahn, at least on some of the interstates in sparsely populated areas of the West. No reason we can't safely do 100+ on some stretches.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:30 PM   #7
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:34 PM   #8
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Maybe I should work on a law to get I55 between St. Loius and Chicago declared the "American Autoban"...
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:25 PM   #9
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:32 PM   #10
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yup. . . they have track days. . you pay XX and get to go do a lap. . then get back in line. . and pay again... do your lap... etc.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:37 PM   #11
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:53 PM   #12
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If I was stationed in Germany I would totally sell my car and buy another.. Make some cash!$ I was stationed in Hanua from 2000-04 wish I had a fast car while I was there.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:03 PM   #13
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Is that open to the public?
Yup... rented a car a last year took it for a ride lol
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:04 PM   #14
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Are there speed cameras on the autobahn? Last time we went there we took a trip to Paris and we definitely light up the highway about 5x's with some camera flashes. lol
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:10 PM   #15
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Are there speed cameras on the autobahn? Last time we went there we took a trip to Paris and we definitely light up the highway about 5x's with some camera flashes. lol
With no speed limit they would be kinda pointless. Unless they took your picture and sent it to you. Kinda like a car version of those onride photos from roller coasters.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:13 PM   #16
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With no speed limit they would be kinda pointless. Unless they took your picture and sent it to you. Kinda like a car version of those onride photos from roller coasters.
There are a lot of places on the Autobahn that do have speed limits, and they are all over them.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:44 PM   #17
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I was there for Oktoberfest in September, wish I could remember more of it but found this in my camera.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:50 PM   #18
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man! germany's on my to-go list while i'm in the AF. if'n i actually make it over there, you better believe i'm gonna hit up the Nürburgring
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:57 PM   #19
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I was stationed in Germany for 2 years. 17 year old kid and beer (30 some years ago), need I say I do not remember much..
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:05 PM   #20
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:11 PM   #21
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Ah I miss the days of germany, I did 2 tours there and loved everyday of it...except for the snow and nights in the field lol .... I was in Karlshrue and Augsburg.... too bad I didnt have the Camaro back then.... I need to make another visit to see my friends there before I retire .... enjoy it and be careful
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:22 PM   #22
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Thats such a beautiful castle. When i was there in 2006 for the World Cup, we had lunch with Prince Leopold there (well his family did own the castle at one point, so he gave us a pretty decent tour of it ) He's a really cool guy, and works for BMW now. He also races LeMans for them every year. It was such a great trip. I recommend everyone to go to germany at least once in their life.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:49 PM   #23
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Last week I hit 250 kph when the govenor kicked in. My gps said I was going 257 kph. Those are 155.3 mph and 159.7 mph respectively.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:54 PM   #24
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Neuschwanstein is amazing. My mom was born and raised in Germany, and we were there last year to visit my family over there. I always thought the autobahn would be a great place for the Camaro. Hopefully you can get some pic's to post of your adventures in Germany with the Camaro.

Sorry to jack your thread a little, but this is a picture of Neuschwanstein I took last year while we were visiting.
You know it is kinda funny because I was headed back to Grafenwoehr from visiting Neuschwanstein when I hit that speed.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:56 PM   #25
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That's cool man, I'm stationed down at Aviano AB, Italy and I haven't had much chance to stretch her legs yet. Only had the car in country about 2 weeks when they sent me back to the States for an MRT about 2 months ago and I'm still there. Meanwhile my car is sitting in my garage waiting for me to come home to drive her. I'm supposed to go to the NCO Academy next month if I make it back, if not, the next class in Aug and I plan to drive her up there.

Have you gotten a chance to make it up to Germany yet? Watch out if you go through Switzerland, they love to get people comming across the border from Germany. You get all comfortable with high speeds and 130 kph seems slow
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