About two years ago, I was driving a friend home when I was pulled over. The Officer said he paced me for several miles doing 125mph. I kindly offered to show him my owner's manual for the specs, but was embarrassed when I couldn't find them! I also made mention of the fact that I had literally just entered the interstate when I was pulled over.
Fast forward: I'm finally going to court over it. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I need to find a way to introduce into evidence the fact that my 'Bu, as sweet as it is, couldn't do 125mph down hill with a tail wind, jet fuel, and rockets strapped on.
Here's my best idea to date - because I live about 600 miles away from the ticket, I figured I could go into the dealership to have them inspect my vehicle and confirm that the speed limiter is still in place. Some how, get something in writing from my local dealership as to this fact. Then, have another mechanic in the town the ticket is in testify as to the results and the meanings.
Here's where my hiccup is - I can't find the actual top speed of my 'Bu! And, I'm not 100% sure what the best way to determine what it could be is; like with using a dyno. I've seen varying numbers, from 104, to 110, to 115.
Its a 2008 Malibu LT2 4 Cylinder 2.4L Ecotec. The ONLY modified thing I have done engine related is replace the oil with synthetic and put on a K&N filter.
I'm sure there's a few people out there that have gotten that unfounded speeding ticket. And, I know we have the pro's out there that can help me figure out the best way to show my top speed in court; whether its just a technical service manual or what.
Btw, no radar.