Pootie Poot, I did 150 in my car and I kept my shirt on.
On an earlier thread about this, several denigrated his 150 mph speed.
I am the original owner of a '69 Charger 500 Hemi, and agree that 150 ain't much to write home about.....in a straight line.
But 150 on a short straight is much harder.
And 150 as a lap average on a road course is a BIG deal, and not for the fainthearted.
Although the article does not specify, I have a feeling it WAS on a road course; Putin is a macho SOB, and he has the balls AND an entire country's wallet to make it happen.
I somehow can't imagine OUR president doing it.
I checked the photos. I expected he was driving a junior formula 2 or 3 car. He was driving a full F1 Renault putting out about at least 800 bhp. Just to engage the clutch even if he was using launch control is not simple feat.
He “stunts” can be somewhat silly but he is a real man compared to that POS Kenyan usurper.