Why Do Automobiles Reach Speeds They Can’t Legally Hit?

As of 2022, the fastest road-legal car, the SSC Tuatara, maxes out at 282.9 mph. The fastest posted speed limit in the country is on Texas State Highway 130 at 85 mph, over a 40-mile stretch. Which means the car can’t legally reach half of its maximum speed capability on America’s fastest road. 


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Mechanically, a stronger and faster engine has its arguments. For one, it can merge into highways safer and pass trucks smoother at a fast pace. Economically, a fast engine can save on fuel mileage, if it keeps a consistent pace. Still, 41 million speeding tickets issued for Americans every year suggests an appetite for simply going faster. 

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