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- abbreviation miles per hour
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mile(s) per hour
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- noun a speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel
- noun the ratio of the distance traveled (in miles) to the time spent traveling (in hours)
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I live on the Eastern coast of Florida The winds are currently blowing 24 mph with gusts up to 46 mph~ As Pooh says,"It's a blustery night!"
The 200-mph qualifying run became commonplace, beginning with Billie Harvey at Talladega in '81, peaking with Bill Venturini's 205.432 mph lap at Talladega in 1987 and closing out with Charlie Glotzbach's 201.456 mph at Talladega, the last recorded 200 mph+ qualifying run.
Going out in a literal ball of flame hurtling towards the earth at 500 mph is more dramatic than simply blowing yourself up in the middle of a crowd.
Would you get one if you accelerate to over 20 mph from the posted limit and pass dozens of cars, probably not - unless a cop sees you.
Drivers get crazy on this stretch of four lane arterial, 40-50 mph is the norm in a 30 mph zone.
According to Porsche, acceleration from 0-60 mph is 6.1 seconds and the hybrid can reach a top speed of 150 mph.
But 30,000 mph is around 15 times the muzzle velocity of an M-16.
Zero-60 mph is about 8.8 seconds, acccording to GM.
If controlling a Prius at 81 mph is such a white knuckle challenge then Toyota has more problems than just runaway acceleration.
Acceleration from 0-60 mph is claimed to be under 7 seconds.