I took the CT to very high speeds when I was headed home from Florida on 95. It took me by surprise that the car was so eager to hop over that 100 mph mark lol. It was just to see what the car could do, was not an extended period of time. When I had my 08 v6 sedan, I was chasing after this dude on the Florida Turnpike at an avg of 115 for a good while. Car did not break a sweat and was surprised by how deserted the highway was. I did not realize how fast I was going and immediately slowed down because I was not by myself in the car. I am young and sometimes my foot just gets a little heavy lol. But I also know when I'm driving people around I'm responsible for them as well as myself.
I believe the highway patrol has a saying that goes "over nine you're mine." I speed sometimes but in NY its pretty much impossible to hit those kinds of speeds. Too many cars, too many crappy roads, too many cops lol. I drive normal (by normal I mean with the traffic) almost all of the time, especially if I'm not familiar with the area. Also because this is just isn't the car to do it in. Its very big and very heavy with thin tires. Maybe after my mods I'll feel different lol. I have been to race tracks but not with the CT lol. It's a lot of fun and they even dyno machines and you can get your car's actual HP.
Now in regards to the original post, I don't see any real problems with wanting to take off or adjusting the top speed limiter. It's not like he said hey I wanna drink a couple of beers and take it for a top gear test drive in a school zone at 2:30 pm. He did not specify why he wanted to it could have been for the race track, which a lot of ppl do on weekends. Also, what if he's like 50 yrs old as well and just wanted to know how to do do it. So he shouldn't have been thrown under the bus so soon. The fastest cars in the world are owned by old ppl because with few exceptions they're the only ppl that can afford the real fast cars. Of course they only speed on the race tracks (
That being said, I know the older guys are just trying to look out and provide words of wisdom, which is appreciated. I had a friend that was on a motorcycle but someone in a car was speeding, hit him, and death was pretty much instant. I always drive defensively because I know I can only control myself and not the other people driving. But race tracks are fun and if I wasn't limited to 120 mph it would be more fun. Just not in the CT. When I go it will be in this...