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2010 6-speed MX-5 top speed?

Posted by Tazio Pupolari 
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Philadelphia, PA, USA   usa

Does anyone know the top speed of a 2010 6-speed MX-5? Thanks.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2010-10-28 06:12 PM by Skye.

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Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   can
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60   → more

The NC model top speed according to Wikipedia:

US Roadster: 196 km/h (121.8 mph)
US Coupe: 200 km/h (124.3 mph)

Europe Roadster: 210 km/h (130 mph)
Europe Coupe: 215 km/h (134 mph)

I don't haven any numbers specifically for 2010 or the 6-speed.



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Joe Reed
Cordova, Tennessee, USA   usa
1978 MG MGB "Kermit"

Actually, the US version is the 2.0L, the Euro cars offered both the 1.8L and the 2.0L.

I wonder if those top speeds are electronically limited?

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Roger & Sandra Hobart
Mims, Fla, USA   usa

Don't know about the 2010, but my 99 hits the rev limiter at 132.5 and 7200 (changed a chip). Makes a hell of a bang. Also supercharged. I was still accelerating quickly. My son runs a program that he found online. He figures if I could get the gearing correct, the 99 would do about 155 when drag = HP.

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Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   can
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60   → more

132.5 must be pretty exciting... I did that once on the autobahn, but not in a convertible smiling smiley

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Roger & Sandra Hobart
Mims, Fla, USA   usa

Top down definitely. Wind noise from it being up is very very loud. The excitement came with the big bang when I hit the rev limiter, thought I had punched a rod out the side. By the way, boss frog roll bars installed. Don't know if I would have tried this unless it was already autocross prepped body wise. Take that back, I would have. US 1 north of Mims, Fl has some largely unused straight stretches of divided 4 lane..

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Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   can
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60   → more

At that speed, a big bang would really wake you up eye popping smiley

So what caused the sound? Unburned gas on the limiter?

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Roger & Sandra Hobart
Mims, Fla, USA   usa

No idea what so ever.

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