Prime 2017 max speed?

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  1. mveras1972

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    Does anyone know what’s the Prime’s top speed? Without a dial, I can’t tell what would be it’s top speed. I’ve had this baby hit 100mph without an issue.


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    I think I’d worry about the tires before the car maxing out.
     
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    I suspect the max speed is much higher than my ability to safely drive a car. I certainly have hit >90mph on very rare occasions on the interstate in the past, but anything above that I would be risking my and others' lives. Not worth testing it.
     
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    103 mph... witnessed firsthand.
     
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    Aren't they all limited at 112/113 mph?
    Just about all Toyota hybrids here in Europe are limited to 180 km/h.
     
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    See this is why I’m asking because I don’t want to test the limits. But when I got it to 100mph it seemed like it would have gone beyond 100 with no issue. Very smooth. I don’t want to try it again though.

    I figure it has to be an electronic limit set at the computer, not some mechanical limit. Regarding safety, why would Toyota set a speed limit so high that it is very dangerous for the stability of the car? I would think it is safe enough given you’re on a smooth straight path free of debris or paving defects, though I would not take my chances. The police wouldn’t like it and secondly, any imperfections on the road could be a real danger.


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    Ummm... if you're interested in speed, are you sure you bought the right car? Just sayin'.

    Perhaps I'm an old fart, as I also own a Mercedes SL and Mercedes Coupe but have no desire to push either to 100 (in any event they are electronically limited to ~149 mph in keeping with their Z tire rating).

    But hey, whatever floats your boat.:eek:
     
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    Is that 180 km/h as displayed on the speedometer, or internally as read via the OBDII port, or on a GPS?

    Considering that the speedometer has an intentional offset or bias, and that European and North American speedometers are often biased differently, this makes a difference.
     
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    As mentioned in the specifications by Toyota. On the speedometer it goes past 180.
     
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    It’s really nothing to do with being interested in speed. It’s just an interest in knowing the limits of the Prius.


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    I got curious and allegedly saw 100 on the gps. allegedly.
     
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