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Old 11 September 2013, 11:45 PM
sinkhole sinkhole is offline
Join Date: 10 September 2013
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Default Avanti speeds...

Back in 1963 I purchased a brand new 1964 "Transitional" R1 Avanti. Both the R1(normally aspirated), and the R2 (supercharged) shared the 289 CID engines. I can attest to the fact that the R1 Avanti was capable of speeds well over 120 mph... I personally had mine flat out and reached a speed of 140 mph, with no loss of rear windscreen. I'm sure that the R2 models would probably top out at around 160.
They were great automobiles, and were way ahead of their time.
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