# How fast is 5,480 meters per minute?

It's about as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo

The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is about 5,300 meters per minute.

(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)

It's about as fast as The TGV (train)

The speed of The TGV (train) is about 5,300 meters per minute.

(

*Train à Grande Vitesse*) (for SNCF TGV*Réseau*, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)It's about as fast as a Porsche 911

The speed of a Porsche 911 is about 5,480 meters per minute.

(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)

It's about nine-tenths as fast as The CRH (train)

The speed of The CRH (train) is about 5,800 meters per minute.

(a.k.a. Hexie Hao, 和谐号, a.k.a. 和諧號, a.k.a. Héxié Hào, a.k.a. "Harmony")

It's about one-and-one-fifth times as fast as a Helicopter

The speed of a Helicopter is about 4,730 meters per minute.

(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)

It's about four-fifths as fast as a Peregrine Falcon

The speed of a Peregrine Falcon is about 6,480 meters per minute.

(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk,

*Falco peregrinus*)It's about one-and-three-tenths times as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)

The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 4,300 meters per minute.

(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)

It's about one-and-two-thirds times as fast as a Tornado

The speed of a Tornado is about 3,312.5660 meters per minute.

(EF2) (wind speed range average)

It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)

The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 3,200 meters per minute.

(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)

It's about two times as fast as a Fastball (baseball)

The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 2,500 meters per minute.

(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)

It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as a Curveball (baseball)

The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 2,000 meters per minute.

(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)

It's about three times as fast as a Hurricane

The speed of a Hurricane is about 1,990 meters per minute.

(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)

It's about three times as fast as a Cheetah

The speed of a Cheetah is about 1,841 meters per minute.

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*Acinonyx jubatus*)It's about three times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)

The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 1,800 meters per minute.

(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)