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Top Speed of the Insight

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I'm a bit of a speed freak, and well, since most of the chatter about the Insight is usually centered around either its gas mileage, its environmental friendliness, etc., no one ever seems to mention much about how much performance the car can offer to those willing to see their mpg suffer a little. Well, I'm going to broach the question.

So, what's the fastest you've had your Insight up to?

I've once seen 107mph on my speedo, and I was grinning from ear to ear!

I'd be interesting if anyone has tried to see what they could top out at. Maybe I'm the only one, but I'd expect not.

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Top Top Speed on Insight?

Eastbound on I40 in Western TN last November, just East of Memphis, following (10-15 carlengths, not the smartest thing in the world at 90 mph, but hey) or being followed by a BMW for 20 miles or so (several lead changes). She decided to lose me, I followed, floored the ol' CVT, no idea of our rpm's (more important things to look at), we were accelerating about a mile or so (and keeping pace) when we were both illuminated by a trooper going boogety-boogety westbound (woke up our radar detector big time). We both decelerated and blended in with the right-lane traffic, but he went on, so no tickets. She exited promptly, we stayed on the highway and I looked down at the GPS. The max speed shown was 122.7 mph! Took a picture of the screen as proof, I have scanned it but I can't figure out how to paste it to a message here (not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to stuff like this). Flat road, sunny, 50's, light wind blowing East, regular gas... Total 3,000+ mi. trip, average speed mid-70's, 54 mpg average...
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