Vrooom! - delta_november
Dec. 10th, 2011
01:48 am - Vrooom!
I drove 30 km in the M38A1 today, and things went surprisingly well. Since some snow was forecast I put up the roof canvas, but left the side curtains and doors off. Even though it's cold that way, I prefer to have a good deal of ventilation as a little bit of exhaust does make its way into the cabin.
According to my chase car (which has a working speedometer) I topped out at 84 km/h on the highway. At that point I ran into some steering shimmy and decided not to push it any farther. I still had throttle travel left at that point. The placarded do-not-exceed speed is 97 km/h. Not bad at all. The engine continues to have problems maintaining a steady idle, but it doesn't lack for oomph with the throttle open.