Acceleration times - Fiction and Truth

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Gayenne?

Also, seven point one seconds to sixty miles per hour. See how long it took to read that? Not very Porschisch.
Hell, you can buy a ginormous Skoda Superb estate that is half a second faster to 62 instead of 60.
The Cayenne is stupid no doubt about it, but it's a leader in its class (performance SUV) so it gets a pass.

A base Boxter gets beat by the V6 Stang by 0.5 seconds and starts at 22k vs 48....
 

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It's not unrealistic in reality. It just is not appropriate for determining the fastest acceleration figures.
Um, assuming the carmakers did not blatantly lie, which I never suggested btw., the numbers they give ARE the fastest acceleration figures.

The whole point was to find out, how they compare to realistic day-to-day driving conditions.
 
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Um, assuming the carmakers did not blatantly lie, which I never suggested btw., the numbers they give ARE the fastest acceleration figures.

The whole point was to find out, how they compare to realistic day-to-day driving conditions.
To quote the first line in your first post: "Leading German car magazine "Auto, Motor & Sport" asked the question, how close to reality and honest the carmakers are about the acceleration figures of their cars from 0-100 km/h."
A point was to test how honest the car makers are. In other words, check whether they lied or not.
 

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To quote the first line in your first post: "Leading German car magazine "Auto, Motor & Sport" asked the question, how close to reality and honest the carmakers are about the acceleration figures of their cars from 0-100 km/h."
A point was to test how honest the car makers are. In other words, check whether they lied or not.
:rolleyes:

You mastered copy and paste. Congratulations.

But where did I (that means me personally) insinuate, that the carmakers lie about their numbers?

I, too, can only speculate about the motivation of AMS to use the headline "Sprint cheaters - factory numbers vs. reality" for their article. But if you read the article, then you will also notice, that they did not actually accused the carmakers of lying -- just of pimping the numbers a bit in their favour.
 
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But where did I (that means me personally) insinuate, that the carmakers lie about their numbers?
Two can play at that game.

Where did I insinuate that you (that means you personally) insinuated that the carmakers lie about their numbers?



:tease:
 

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By quoting me and not AMS

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Your quote stated the goal of AMS. I commented on the goal of AMS, which was not just to find out realistic values as you said on this page, but also to check for honesty/lies as you said in the OP.
What's the problem with that?
 

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They cheat. I am sure that in the case of a couple of cars, they fit them with the stickiest slicks that will fit that car. And they also use different drive ratios for different tests, ie. a low gear(4.10 for example) for 0-60 & 1/4 mile, tall gear for high speed(2.92), etc.. If you pay close attention when you see the commercials or ads, you will see a little disclaimer in the corner that says something like *when properly equiped. I also know of one car that was stripped of just a little bit of the interior for it's 1/4 mile run on top of the sticky tires and lowest available gear set.
 

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I don't pay attention to 0-100 km/h specs, 1/4 mile times and skid-pad ratings are much more interesting.
 

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I don't pay attention to 0-100 km/h specs, 1/4 mile times and skid-pad ratings are much more interesting.
I don't pay attention to any of them. I go by experiences of people who have driven the cars and have similar preferences to mine. My mindset is you can always modify a car to minimize/eliminate any shortcomings.
 

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My mindset is that I'll never activate a stopwatch at a red light. Once there's a minimum level of acceleration it doesn't matter as much to have more of it.
 

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I don't pay attention to any of them. I go by experiences of people who have driven the cars and have similar preferences to mine. My mindset is you can always modify a car to minimize/eliminate any shortcomings.
Of course but if you could only go by the numbers, 1/4 mile time is a better indication than 0-100 km/h.
 

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The only kind of acceleration that really matters to me, is this:

[video=youtube;CWxE_un-eKk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWxE_un-eKk[/video]
 
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