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Incidentally, are you sure of those gear ratios, especially of it revving out in 4th? 150k at 4500rpm is 33.3km/h per 1000rpm, a bit short for the power but not uncommon for sportier models. If it revs out at 6400, it'd be doing 213km/h; 200k would be bang on 6000rpm, which I expect is probably the stated max power. The 186k that others mention is more like ...


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If we go just by the speedometer rather than GPS or laser timing rigs, I've had decidedly north of 200km/h from a 106 BHP car (a Megane Sport, which is maybe more aerodynamic than a Corsa but has a larger frontal area/body skin area and more weight) which what sound like similar gear ratios. I think officially it was rated for somewhere in the low 190s, but ...


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