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200 MPH in a 2011 Mustang? Probably Not!
We all like to drive fast, but this story has many of us wondering how fast he was really going
On November 13th, 2016 Hector Fraire was driving his 2011 Mustang and apparently was in a hurry. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol states he was clocked at 208 mph! I think this is the wrong way to get in the 200 mph Club; no red hat for this guy, but he does get the orange jump suit! He also didn’t get a backup run like they do on the Salt, so no record here! We’re not sure if there was a fault with the radar gun, or the gun perhaps was set to Kph instead of mph (which would be about 137 mph), but we’re scratching our heads at this one. While no mention was made of the Coyote engine’s state of tune (not to mention the factory speed limiter is around 150 or so) it takes some serious horsepower, well over 1,000, to be able to push a S197 Mustang north of 200 mph. For an example, just check out this Texas Mile car we featured, and it is a GT500 at that! The official news release from OHP is below.
OHP Trooper stops vehicle after checking his speed at 208 mph.
On Saturday morning, November 12th, Trooper Ryan Smith #629 was working stationary radar on the Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City. He checked a Mustang twice at speeds of 85 and 84 mph (in a 70mph zone) and turned around to stop the vehicle.
The Mustang quickly accelerated and Trooper Smith checked the speed at 176 mph and an additional time at 208 mph. The driver also turned off the headlights and brake lights, attempting to elude Trooper Smith.
A Canadian County Deputy informed Trooper Smith he saw a vehicle matching the description near Sara Road and Northwest Expressway.
Trooper Smith caught up to the Mustang at a red light at Northwest Expressway and HWY 3 and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the Mustang turned south, pulled over and dropped his keys out of the driver’s window.
Trooper Smith arrested the driver for Reckless Driving and Felony Eluding. He also was able to determine the driver is a member of a local racing group.
(This driver was traveling at 138 mph OVER the speed limit!)