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Old 08-25-2005, 01:34 AM   #1
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0-60miles

How much difference is 0.1 sec. in a 0-60m race? I heared its like one car length. so then how can different testers get completely diferent time with same exact cars? Examples:
RX8 manual: 6.7 sec Consumer Report, 5.9 sec Motor Trend
Neon srt4: 6.0 sec Motor trend, 5.3 sec Car and Driver

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Old 08-25-2005, 01:41 AM   #2
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differnt drivers buddy, experience is everything in racing, a 16 year old with a enzo could be whooped by a experienced driver with a geo
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Old 08-25-2005, 01:57 AM   #3
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I doubt that skills would affect that much in a straight line race, plus the testers are all professionals

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Old 08-25-2005, 05:54 AM   #4
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By 0-60m, do you mean 0-60mph?.....that's the only logical meaning I have anyways lol....if so, 0.1 of a second can be quite alot depending on the style of car

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Old 08-25-2005, 05:58 AM   #5
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By 0-60m, do you mean 0-60mph?.....that's the only logical meaning I have anyways lol....if so, 0.1 of a second can be quite alot depending on the style of car

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He might mean Metres
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:06 AM   #6
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I doubt that skills would affect that much in a straight line race, plus the testers are all professionals
Yeah it would. Wheelspin changes a car's time greatly, and it doesn't take very much throttle to make a difference.

Keep in mind also they may have tested at different altitudes, with different amounts of wieght in the car, windspeed at the time of the run, temperatures etc.
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:32 AM   #7
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Yeah it would. Wheelspin changes a car's time greatly, and it doesn't take very much throttle to make a difference.

Keep in mind also they may have tested at different altitudes, with different amounts of wieght in the car, windspeed at the time of the run, temperatures etc.


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Old 08-25-2005, 07:24 PM   #8
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By 0-60m, do you mean 0-60mph?.....that's the only logical meaning I have anyways lol....if so, 0.1 of a second can be quite alot depending on the style of car

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Yeah I meant 0-60 mile not meter. and I don't get what you mean by "depending on the style of cars"
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:47 PM   #9
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Yeah I meant 0-60 mile not meter. and I don't get what you mean by "depending on the style of cars"
Well...for example, a high performance car would cover more distance in 0.1 of a second than a small crappy car
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Old 08-25-2005, 09:47 PM   #10
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Factors in times by magaines;

Mileage - The bigest factor. The Carrera S wentr froma 4.3 0-60 time to a 3.8 simpy by having more miles on it. Always beware the mileage.

Wind - Headwind will seriously mess up a time

Degree of test - Not everything is completely flat

Shift times - Times range everywhere from .18 to .45.

Driver - Different experts have different ways of launching, from wheelspinning to throttle modulation to shift times

Gasoline - Having a full tank in a corvette and a viper means the viper has over 8 gallons more fuel (and weight).

Temperature - Colder air, more air in the combustion chamber. Hotter air, less in combustion chamber.

Altitude - Different air density at different heights means more or less air in combustion chambers.

Cars - Believe it or not, not every car off the production line is the same. Different cars have more or less power and are made better or worse than the previous.

Car location - the ferrari f430's bound for america aren't equipped with launch control, and hence have a slower time. Look to see where the car was made and where it is.

That's all i can think of now.
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differnt drivers buddy, experience is everything in racing, a 16 year old with a enzo could be whooped by a experienced driver with a geo
Exactly. They say stuff like that in the mags all the time.
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haha godlaus i like how ur banned yet stilll making posts :P u have excellent points tho.
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By 0-60m, do you mean 0-60mph?.....that's the only logical meaning I have anyways lol....if so, 0.1 of a second can be quite alot depending on the style of car

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I doubt that skills would affect that much in a straight line race, plus the testers are all professionals
Yes, actually, skills matter alot, no matter what kind of race youre running in.
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Yes, actually, skills matter alot, no matter what kind of race youre running in.
Ya, they certainly do.
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