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#1 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 11:14 AM
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Man travels 60 miles at 130mph with BMW 318 throttle stuck open

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...portaltop.html

This guy apparently didn't think that turning the key back one click was a good idea I guess.

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thats awesome!

i go 130 all the time, so i'm used to that speed, but when you aren't .... ouch!

i'm sure if he would drive for like 20 more minutes he wouldn't have to crash the car.. at high rpms gas runs out pretty fast


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lol he thought about turning it off but was scraed cuz he wouldn't have power steering. someone should let this dumbass know there are plenty of cars without power steering and he was on the interstate, not like he had to make a 70 degree turn or nething...

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i did that once, intentionally, 4 lane highway, 2 a.m., it's amazing

that's crazy though, i didn't know a 318 couldl go that fast lol

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lol he thought about turning it off but was scraed cuz he wouldn't have power steering. someone should let this dumbass know there are plenty of cars without power steering and he was on the interstate, not like he had to make a 70 degree turn or nething...
Yeah, besides, why the hell didn't he just shut it off while the brakes were holding it at 70mph ... I'd much rather crash at 70 than at 130 ... i mean, just go to the breakdown lane while going 70, shut off, ... ur stopped in 20 seconds.

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Yeah, besides, why the hell didn't he just shut it off while the brakes were holding it at 70mph ... I'd much rather crash at 70 than at 130 ... i mean, just go to the breakdown lane while going 70, shut off, ... ur stopped in 20 seconds.
it's because he's british, probably blackbmw lol remember that guy

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