Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: Mercedes 240D With Spoiler (And Trailer Hitch) – Keeps It From Going Too Fast

Roshake77 found this Mercedes 240D (W123) in Budapest, and it’s quite obvious that its owner has great faith in the high speed and towing capabilities of his 67 hp diesel. Perhaps both at the same time?

There’s just one minor detail: spoilers like this slow cars down.

How fast can a 240D go?  There’s several numbers to be found on the internet, but they range from 83 to 89 mph. 86 (138 kmh) seems like a good average. But then rear spoilers create down force at the expense of aerodynamic drag, so this one might be a bit slower. Has anyone told him that’s how spoilers work?