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Dodge Charger breaks Open Road record

by David Zatz on

A 2006 Dodge Charger driven by Jim Peruto has reportedly beaten the record speed for the Nevada Open Road Challenge in the Unlimited Speed class. Peruto’s average speed was recorded at 217.56 miles per hour in the road race, beating the prior Guiness Book world record for the Silver State race (it had been 207 mph, and had stood for several years.)

Allpar’s Ray Alexander competed in the 120 mph class, and came in third — less than 0.2 off — driving a 2008 Corvette.  He was beaten by Clay Hansen and Dave Webster in a 2010 Dodge Challenger, and Curt Miller in a 2010 Corvette GS.  Also competing in that class were a Mustang and Porsche 911.

The High Noon Shootout, a one-mile run sponsored by Optima, was won by Mark Capaner in a 2004 Dodge Viper running at over 200 mph, followed by Jim Peruto in his Charger, running at 196 mph. Other cars in the shootout included Corvettes and a 2001 Lamborghini Diablo. (Full results at this link2010 race coverage at Allpar)

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