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The List #0200: Drive 320 km/h

Posted May 1st 2012 12:00PM


We keep track of every idea that you submit for The List. Of the hundreds we get after each episode airs, one is without question at the top of everyone's list: drive 200 mph (320 km/h).

Despite the first production car eclipsing 200 mph (320 km/h) back in the mid-'80s, we thankfully aren't yet jaded by the feat. Unlike back then, however, more than a handful of today's cars can crack 300 km/h if given enough runway.

That's exactly where Jessi and Patrick found themselves on the day we asked them to do the deed: the runways of the Mojave Air & Space Port near Mojave, CA. Eagle-eyed Autoblog readers will remember that this is one of the locations used by World Class Driving to conduct their 200MPH Challenge Experience. We should know; we've gone after the elusive number twice now, falling short the first time but succeeding the second at this very location (check out the gallery from that experience below).

We enrolled Jessi and Patrick for a day's worth of double-hundy attempts in vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and new Ferrari 458 Italia. Each took their own shot at hitting 200 mph (320 km/h) glory, and one even discovered that reaching over 300 km/h is the easy part.

Click here to watch The List #0200: Drive 200 MPH (320 km/h)

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