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Fastest 4-door in the world

From: JP <palmerj@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: how to catch BMW

>So, the M3-seeedan is the fastest in the states, but what is the fastest
>4door in the world?
>I remember the Opel-Lotus (name?) a few years back. 
>Where does the S8 compare to the worlds fastest?
>What is the leader for top speed?

Fastest 4-door in the world is the Space Shuttle. Normal hatch, escape
hatch, two cargo bay doors = 4 doors. Speed over 18,000 MPH, Zero to
supersonic in less than one minute, pointed straight up!! Horrendous fuel
mileage, though, noise upsets the neighbors (mostly alligators), and if you
think _WE_ have high maintenance bills . . . 

Seriously, if you ever get the chance to see a live shuttle launch - DO IT -
you will NEVER forget it as long as you live. Sorta puts the Mustang vs. BMW
vs 5000 Ks controversy into a different perspective.

Best Regards,

Mike Arman