Texas is home to the highest posted speed limit in the country: the 85 mph limit on Texas State Highway 130. If you think that kind of legal speed would be enough to satisfy the lead foots of Texas, you’d be wrong.
Each year, the Houston Chronicle publishes a list of the worst speeders in Texas over the last year, and the top 20 paints a picture of some particular speedy Texans. The slowest speed to crack the top 20 is the 139 mph a Suzuki motorcycle was clocked at, which gives you an idea of what kind of speed we’re dealing with.
This year’s crown goes to a Honda CBR1000 rider who went a staggering 181 in a 75mph zone, but when you take out the motorcycles from the top 20, you are left with only 7 cars dominated by American muscle:
16: 2015 Ford Mustang – 140 in a 50
14. 2014 BMW i8 – 143 in an 80
11. 2009 Pontiac G8 GT – 145 in a 75
10. 2017 Chevy Corvette – 146 in a 65
6. 2016 Chevrolet (no model listed) – 156 in a 75
4. 2014 Chevy SS – 156 in a 70
2. 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 – 160 in a 55
The Dodge Challenger may have fallen 21 mph short of the overall highest speed, but in terms of mph over the limit, was only one short of the 106 over of the number one spot.
Not a list you want to be on, but you can’t deny that these speeders went big.