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Tried it the 2017 can only go up to 101. After that it give you some message saying read the manual or something. But it wont go any faster. Its very stable at 101mph.
 

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Oh I can't wait for the comments on this one.
 

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Whose has a OBCD plug-in that defeats the speed limiter?
 

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I'm all for pushing the boundaries as long as it is in a safe controlled environment.

My only word of caution after many miles on LRR tires is this: I don't care what the speed rating says on the sidewall, LRR tires are fragile; perhaps moreso in the common circumstance of being inflated to 40+ psi. Be aware of this limitation if you are taking your Volt to a track day or even an autocross event.
 

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I wonder if the limit is due to some universal laws similar to mass and the speed of light. Did you notice any relativistic effects like the car getting shorter in length or time dilation (clock slowing down)?
 

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I heard that the planetary with the highest fixed ratio is spinning fast enough to achieve orbit if it broke apart and shouldn't go faster than 100 mph due to centrifugal issues. Some rpm well north of 10k rpm...would need confirmation, but it sounds plausible that for once, it isn't the tires holding the car back.
 

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Did the ICE kick in during ANY portion of your test?
 

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I wouldn't want to exceed the MFG limit at 101mph. At that max speed MGA is turning 10,000 rpm and MGB is turning 10,800 rpm. Overspinning those drive motors is just ASKING for one to fly apart. That would total the car internally.

I've been there. It's as smooth as a snowmobile on an a frozen lake.
 

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Next time, have a team nearby with power tools, trash bags, and a lot of shovels to scrape your remains off the road. The faster you run, the harder you will crash! GM designed safety into the Volt for legal speeds, not for 101 MPH!
 

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Using a 2016 Volt, the ICE not kick at 101mph.

It doesn't take a long time to reach 101mph on level ground. Yes, it is very neutral at 100. Like a vette.

AFAIK the lowest speed rating for Volt tires is H, which is 130mph sustained at max rated load and pressure.

Seems depending on the run, there were V rated and W rated tires too. Could have sworn the 2016 had W's on it, which is comedy, since that's 168mph. If your tire size is 215/50ZR17 these were W rated.

Note, the highest posted limits in the USA are now 85mph.
 

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Curious ?

Why would you push a $35-$40K "New" car to these limits, unless it is NOT your car ? If something happen, the on-board recorder would show excessive speeds and a possibility void the warranty ???
 

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Curious ?

Why would you push a $35-$40K "New" car to these limits, unless it is NOT your car ? If something happen, the on-board recorder would show excessive speeds and a possibility void the warranty ???
Why go over 44 mph? 90% of fatality accidents occur at this speed or lower.

http://mpainesyd.com/idisk/Public/carsafety/paine_impact_speeds_jan07.pdf

Your best insurance for not getting killed in a car is training and the right attitude. There are very, very few accidents, but many, many crashes that are driver-error.
 

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Curious ?

Why would you push a $35-$40K "New" car to these limits, unless it is NOT your car ? If something happen, the on-board recorder would show excessive speeds and a possibility void the warranty ???
So let's say you have a Volt in the Netherlands (which is highly electrified because gasoline is $9/gal) and take a day trip to Germany. I don't think GM is going to void your warranty because you drove the car as fast as it would go. Now reprogramming the speed limiter is another story, but confusing traffic law and mechanical warranty is the point I'm trying to make- not relevant.
 

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Why go over 44 mph? 90% of fatality accidents occur at this speed or lower.

http://mpainesyd.com/idisk/Public/carsafety/paine_impact_speeds_jan07.pdf

Your best insurance for not getting killed in a car is training and the right attitude. There are very, very few accidents, but many, many crashes that are driver-error.
I was not referring to accidents, there are cars that can go much faster and very safely at high speeds.. I'm referring to excessive speeds to a very expensive car, that was not really (motor) designed for high speeds, you could void your warranty.
 

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Did you enter the 5th dimension when you hit 101?
And more importantly, did you see a visage of Matthew Mcconaughey reaching through your passenger window?
 
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