We know Solo made some "special modifications" to the Millennium Falcon, but how much faster does it go compared to an (original, "off the shelf") YT-1300?

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    About 3000 yots faster.
    – Broklynite
    Mar 27 '17 at 20:23
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    Less than 12 parsecs? Mar 27 '17 at 22:29

The Starlog Technical Journal (Part 1) indicates that the stock YT-1300 only had a standard light-speed plus point one hyperdrive as opposed to the souped-up "light-speed plus point five hyperdrive" that Han boasts of in Star Wars: A New Hope. Quite what the speed differential actually is isn't explained in any great detail.

The Millennium Falcon's power, propulsion and computer network arrangements require a constant maintenance schedule that keeps her repair and adjustment time at a level nearly twice the ship's flying time. Solo regards the trade-off as well worth it, for more than once his life has been saved by his ship's speed and extreme manoeuvrability. A beefed-up hyperdrive system is at the core of the Falcon's increased speed, which is well above the light-speed plus point one capability of the standard Corellian YT-1300. Four fuel slug tanks in the ship's power core give her an increased range, even at extreme speeds and engine temperatures. While repairs to her various systems must usually be performed each time the ship lands, she refuels at an average rate of only once per month.

The Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual factbook offers the following comparison.

"Stock" Model - Max speed (atmospheric) = 500mph enter image description here

Falcon - Max speed (atmospheric) = 650mph
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  • The second point is supported in "Star Wars: Absolutely Everything you need to know"
    – Edlothiad
    Mar 27 '17 at 20:18
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    @Edlothiad - Actually it's a little more accurate. It says 652 MPH. Close enough though...
    – Valorum
    Mar 27 '17 at 20:23
  • I've never heard of a "light-speed plus point one" hyperdrive before, does that still jive with the more recent 'class 2 hyperdrive' listed in your second source? Mar 27 '17 at 20:33
  • @DaaaahWhoosh - There's no specific speeds given for hyperspace travel. .1 is quite fast, .5 is very much faster.
    – Valorum
    Mar 27 '17 at 20:39
  • Is 0.5 faster than 0.1? In the above, it looks like the MF has 0.5 hyperdrive primary, with 10 as backup. And the stock model has 2 primary, 12 backup. These numbers seem to suggest that lower is better; so 0.1'd be better than 0.5, right?
    – Nat
    Mar 28 '17 at 19:10

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