Prius driver leads police on high speed chase

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Mike Rosenzweig, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    I just listened to the original news clip again. No where do they say the Prius was doing 120. Only that speeds of 120 were reached.


    Prius driver leads police on high speed chase | news10.net


    The person who wrote the text summary does say it was the Prius doing 120, but not the actual TV news story.
     
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  3. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

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    "My Pappy said, son, you're going to drive me to Jesus if you don't stop driving that hot rod Prius".

    I can't believe it took this long & me to say it.

    From what I remember, a speed limiting sensor (VSC?) was disconnected from the rear wheels to increase top speed. The downside was a burned out motor if traction was lost.
     
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    striker308 Three time Prius owner

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    Why do you doubt the speed? my Gen II was faster than my Gen III. I broke 120 on interstate I-90 on my wedding day in 2008 with my 2006 GEN II. Top speed so far in the GEN III is 116 then it just sits there (govener maybe) not a rev limiter thats for sure. On a highway with no hills these cars can break 100 without a problem.
     
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    striker308 Three time Prius owner

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    I used that to get out of a speeding ticket last month for going 52 in a 30, the cops told me how fast i was going and i looked at him and said "52? you do know this is a prius right?!" he gave me a warning.
     
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    GSW PRIUS POWER

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    Lol, helps with insurance rates. :)
     
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