Originally Posted by 340duster
im sorry, but 2.9 to 60 is amazing for a street car, no matter how bad its traction is....im sure 0-100 in about 6 seconds is not far off
That's not what I meant. I didn't say it was unimpressive.
What I'm trying to say is that, at 600 - 1000 hp level, the 0-60 times are not really that different and cannot be used to judge the POWER of the car.
Example: MacLaren F1 beats F50 in 0-60, but the F50 toasted the F1 during the 0-100 mph acceleration. An F50 can even beat an Enzo 0-100 mph, but doesn't mean it has more power.
If you look at normal cars, the 0-60 times are more spread out, better representing their power: A Corolla takes 9.5 seconds (no matter how good traction is, or how good gearing is, it can't do 7.0 seconds), while an Altima takes 6.5 seconds, therefore the Altima is a lot faster.
But then loot at the super cars, they're all jammed around the 3 seconds range: F1: 3.4s; S7: 3.3s; Murceilage: 3.6s; Enzo: 3.1s; Carrera GT: 3.3s;
The numers are so close that they're pointless. At first glance, you'd think that a Formula 1 at 2.8s 0-60 is pretty much tied to an Enzo. But then you look at the 0-160 times, SHIT! The Formula takes only 6.6 seconds to reach 160 mph, but the Enzo takes like what? 16 seconds?
Super cars should be tested doing a 60 - 150 mph roll to better represent their engine power.