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What is the fastest you guys went with the top down?

What is the fastest *MPH* you guys went with the top down?
And top up?

BTW, Anyone here ever go to Englishtown, Raceway Park?
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I think about 135 or so
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With the southern SoCal AMG folks...Looks slow but.... reality..... The cop cracked me up at the end... cool



But at the track, a little slower



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Top down fun when chasing a CLK55 with a very good driver...



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Nice Driving
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i hit 276kmh with the top down.

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I know of a few SLK55's that will leave me 5 minutes behind.

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Here's an example of a SLK55 walking away...yikes... heavily edited to make it appear competitive.



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i hit 276kmh with the top down.
Wait a minute, your on vacation....hows the Mediterranean?

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where abouts r u in the Med MO? im heading off on a south med cruise on sunday.

great videos there TSlick..
ive been 140mph odd with roof down..was a beautiful day and miles of empty road.
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im in mallorca spain, its a wonderful island but hotter than the cote d azur / french riviera. I am really enjoying it here, will be back in a months time hopefully, the sea is crystal clear enjoyed riding and getting pulled in the donut, swimming and just admiring the wonderful views. Thank you for asking guys.

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I've had my 55 for two weeks now. Pushed it to 120 MPH so far.

I'm looking to Kleemann-ize over winter and get the EMC with the top speed limiter removed......
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160 mph top up and 150 mph top down
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125 mph top down and same for top up
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With top down I found out that there was a 155mph limiter on the car about 2 months after having it, and about 3 months before finding the automotive forums to confirm that.

And i had a friend in the car. In retrospect, it was awfully stupid....but fun! Dont think i ever went over 120 for more than 3 seconds after that.

The car did feel rock solid tho.
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Any worries about the wind deflector blowing off at high speeds when the top is down?

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Any worries about the wind deflector blowing off at high speeds when the top is down?

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I've had the OEM plexiglass deflector on since new. My higher speeds are done with the windows up, mostly due to the wind noise, and I have had no issues. I run 100+ quite often for sustained periods with the windows down sometimes and the deflector appears very stable either way.
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Done 240km/h with my trusty old 230K, no probs with my home made deflector
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Thanks for the info on the wind deflector.

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