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1200km on the autobahn at 100+

Back yesterday from Berlin, drove there and back in the Spider for a few days away. Just over 1200km and about 90% of it was de-restricted autobahn.

I found the natural happy speed of the Spider is about 155kph (90mph) but it was completely within its stride up to about 180kph (115mph ish) - above that the wind and exhaust noise was a bit too much for comfort but I did cruise for a fair distance at 190ish (120mph) and Vmax on the trip was just over 200kph (125mph) verified by GPS, there was maybe a little more left in it but traffic didnt allow.

Not bad for a 13yr old TS!

Average over the 1200km was just under 30mpg (not bad at all). Only negative points were that it desperately needs a 6th gear for the high speed cruise and the lowered suspension isnt really up to the autobahn - some of the bumps in the road REALLY hurt in the Spider and made me jealous of the locals in the big BMs and Audis.

Fun trip though.

-1998 916 Spider 2.0TS Lusso-
H&S Corse stage 1.
CATCAMs stage 1 cams with Savali custom ECU remap.
305mm discs with 166 4-pot callipers.
Ragazzon exhaust mid section.
Biscione Racing 2x70mm rear section.
Polybush suspension.
17" Zender Siena wheels with 3mm rear spacers.
etc etc etc!
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Sounds fabulous, I just did some autobahning in a MB E series estate - bit like sailing really - it is so soggy, but as you say 90 plus for quite some time.

Got my first GTV coupe in '96 a twin spark - it was wonderful on smooth high speed curves 100 plus - but not so good on the back lanes - didn't like bumps a lot!
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