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Chilling Fastest oversteer 'moment'

Like the title says, how fast, if you dared to look at the speedo, was your fastest nearly. Just in case any authorities or RoSPA killjoys are watching, don't mention where is happened just in case it wasn't on the Nordshliefe. We're not here to glorify irresponsible driving. Post away nutters.

BTW, mine was 108.
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

I hit71mph today. Mrs Corbo was as quick as ever at pointing this out and we quickly came back down to 70.
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

Probably about 50 odd, then I crashed.
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

too busy keeping my eyes on the road & mirrors, my hands in the 10-2 position to ever speed
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

I am not the exact speed as I was too busy filling my pants, but probably around 130mph in my TVR as I was braking for a roundabout in the wet.

The rear brakes on my TVR tended to lock the rear wheels before the fronts.

(My private road has roundabouts )
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(My private road has roundabouts )
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

Does this count? In my MK2 Golf GTi 8v...quick left, quick right, the rear snapped so suddenly, that i badly twisted the wrist of my hand on the wheel as it kicked back. Speed not known; pain felt for a week :-(
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

Around 85 in my old Honda CRX in lane 3 on the M6 - Aquaplaned. Far more trouser browning.
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70 on m60 in the wet in a long wheelbase van fully(over)loaded
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

Probably about 75 and hitting water. Not a good feeling and luckily stayed on the road
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

It was about 65mph, I was just stepping the back end out on my old mk4 ford cortina (this was a good few years ago) and hit a pot hole, I spun and smashed right into a wall backwards!!!! Everyone in the car was ok, but the boot as completely crushed - the car had shrunk in length by about 5 foot!!!
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

Well in excess of 80 mph in an Audi Quattro (the original version - 2 door) on the Bridgestone test track in Italy. I wasn't driving - I was busy sh***ing myself.
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

65MPH p155ing down, road was soaking, standing water etc, should've known better car was travelling sideways, as above trouser browning moment...
Have drifted RWD cars at similar speeds, but its different when you do it on purpose.
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

In the GTA going round some s-bends at about 125mph and some *** pulls out in front of me so had to break while going round a corner while raining and was almost sideways. Not fun at all, was testing out my new Q2 and if I hadn't of steered into it immediatly or had the Q2 would be propper mullered. No seatbelt on and massive trees all around
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

Only rear wheel drive car i have owned was a Supra and that would step out of line from anywhere between 5mph onwards in the wet. I had a few close calls during my first winter but was never going very fast. Having an auto box didn't help matters either as it would change down on approach to roundabouts and junctions and go nuts. Not a car for bad weather.

Had my longest understeer in my works van (VW Caddie) and it lasted around 20secs doing about 30mph. ASR went crazy and I got a puncture and a telling off.


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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

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In the GTA going round some s-bends at about 125mph and some *** pulls out in front of me so had to break while going round a corner while raining and was almost sideways. Not fun at all, was testing out my new Q2 and if I hadn't of steered into it immediatly or had the Q2 would be propper mullered. No seatbelt on and massive trees all around
No seatbelt at 125mph on s bends? I'd have ended up in the passenger seat myself

Scariest was hitting some untreated bypass after some snowy weather near aberdeen at about 50mph and promptly going sideways for what felt like an eternity whilst filling my pants.

Fastest, about 80 when I had not long got new front tyres, in the wet.
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No seatbelt at 125mph on s bends? I'd have ended up in the passenger seat myself
Nah its ok cus the GTA have big bucket seats
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

I learnt a while ago to always use the seatbelt. Airbags and no seatbelt=natsy mess of face. Other than that, a decent scare once in a while is a good thing and reminds us how lucky were are and how easily it could all go wrong.
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

95 MPH round Paddock Hill at Brands Hatch. Bad line, bit too much speed for the available grip, plus (stupidly) lift off oversteer saw for me. Had a huge screech of tyre rubber as it skidded and completely wrote off the nsf tyre which was flatspotted as a result of the long skid into gravel trap.

At least I didn't have to worry about other road users or hitting anything solid. Still, my most exciting car moment.
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

Never looked at the speedo, but don't think it was all that fast. It was in the wet in a Lotus Elise at Silverstone going round a corner. Managed to do a 360!
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

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95 MPH round Paddock Hill at Brands Hatch. Bad line, bit too much speed for the available grip, plus (stupidly) lift off oversteer saw for me. Had a huge screech of tyre rubber as it skidded and completely wrote off the nsf tyre which was flatspotted as a result of the long skid into gravel trap.

At least I didn't have to worry about other road users or hitting anything solid. Still, my most exciting car moment.
Lucky Harry, Lucky!

My driver was on the same piece of track in January '82 (I think) testing the ex "Nappyliner" GTV 2.0 Alfetta BTCC Alfa.

He got through the corner allright at something like 100 mph (I guess!).

Analysis of the car's remains indicated a probable failure of the front A/R Bar droplink as the car bottomed out in the compression.

This suddenly increased the front end grip and at the same time removed a big chunk of grip from the rear!

This caused the Alfa to turn sharp right, still under full power, and it connected with the end of the Armco at the bottom of Druids Hill.

The car's floorpan folded back on itself like a "Z" and was eight to ten inches shorter.

Mr Thorpe wandered back to the pits saying he didnt want to race rear wheel drive cars anymore!

Ah! Fond memories!

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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

Had a moment at only about 40mph in my TS 155, the backend just went away on a roundabout in the wet.

The Q4 iv managed a couple of huge moments at about 10mph It has just snapped away but its very controllable but you need to plant your foot
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

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95 MPH round Paddock Hill at Brands Hatch. Bad line, bit too much speed for the available grip, plus (stupidly) lift off oversteer saw for me.
Scary place to have one!! I am sure you will agree its much steeper than it looks on the telly!

I braked in the middle of PHB in a Q4 159 on a cloverleaf club day, the instructor wasn't best pleased as it could of easily spun us with that speed..
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Re: Fastest oversteer 'moment'

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Lucky Harry, Lucky!

My driver was on the same piece of track in January '82 (I think) testing the ex "Nappyliner" GTV 2.0 Alfetta BTCC Alfa.

He got through the corner allright at something like 100 mph (I guess!).

Analysis of the car's remains indicated a probable failure of the front A/R Bar droplink as the car bottomed out in the compression.

This suddenly increased the front end grip and at the same time removed a big chunk of grip from the rear!

This caused the Alfa to turn sharp right, still under full power, and it connected with the end of the Armco at the bottom of Druids Hill.

The car's floorpan folded back on itself like a "Z" and was eight to ten inches shorter.

Mr Thorpe wandered back to the pits saying he didnt want to race rear wheel drive cars anymore!

Ah! Fond memories!

Paulus
Always seems worse being a passenger. Would have been high on entertainment factor to watch though.
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Rover V8 & Jag were good on snow. You could get up any hill (albeit slowly) by sticking the tail out.
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