The Right To Speed.

Have you seen the old movies of car chases where the police try to catch the hero who almost broke the land speed record? Remember movies like The Dukes of Hazzard, Bullitt and my personal favourite, Gone in 60 Seconds starring Nicholas Cage. Sometimes, the police just find ways to keep the people down. I mean the speed limit is as low as 110 km/h which is completely bollocks. Mostly the police would lose but they don't like to REALITY. One prime example is the Malaysian Police Force. They just got a new bad boy to keep up with the throttle happy racers.

The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer promises a new hope for them. Or does it. Yes, it is lightweight. Yes, it has 300bhp from a milk bottle sized engine. And yes it's fuel economical. Seems like the perfect pursuit vehicle for the police force. It's actually a race car turned enforcement vehicle. But they forgot an important rule.
Who are they actually catching? Yes, the tuners like Mazda, Toyota and Nissan (no offense to fans of those cars) will get some competition due to the fact that the car is of the same breed. But to the high end speeders? Will the police be able to catch them? Straight answer.....NO!!!!

The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer

The world is filled with people with the skill to speed. Mostly, the high end speeders do it on the highway where it's mostly ok. Take a look at the German Autobahn (highway) ........they have no speed limit...What a cool testing ground for cars.....Right...back to the issue in hand. The police think the new car can catch every speeder. But there is a whole list of vehicles that can outrun them.

Firstly, the Continentals. Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen.
The M series from BMW are the most promising in outrunning them with power and handling.
The SL and CL class from Mercedes have the knack to outdance them
and the tiny Volkswagen Golf GTi can outrace them with its eyes close.

Another breed of cars include the supercars. Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati and Aston Martin. These cars are so high end, some people work a lifetime and still, they can't afford these babies. And the money is well spent. The only thing the high speed cameras will catch is.......well....absolutely nothing. In short, they go really fast.


Finally, the last breed of cars which will totally smoke the police would be the All American Muscles. Dodge, Pontiac and Ford. These cars have raw power. The greatest acceleration in the world but at a cost. It's top speed is moderate and handling but its power compensates for them. The best contender is not a modern car but a car from 1967. My personal favourite, 1967 Ford Shelby GT500. With 700bhp under its hood, this car isn't a nice fellow to play with.


In conclusion, bringing the speed limit a bit higher isn't going to harm anyone. The police may think they have the power to stop speed freaks but not all of them. Many have failed outrunning the cops but a wise man once said.....
If at first you don't succeed, just try and try again.


aiyean said…
can I have the BMW car!?!?!? ahahahah=)
Thomas Liew said…
Ha! Ha! You want the BMW? Can.....but the petrol price and installments are really steep.

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