Originally Posted by ReMz
im sorry but anyone thinking they are hitting 6's stock is dreamin. not to mention motor trend has some VERY good drivers and that is the fastest run they were able to get. i'd say 7.5 is a good number for most decent drivers.
Ok, this is a good theory, but not accurate. If you read in detail, Motor Trend altitude corrects their 0-60 times and temperature corrects their time. Every 0-60 time posted in a magazine (car and driver, motor trend, road and track, etc) is not the actually 0-60 time they recorded, but the calaculated number. Sometimes they go faster, sometimes they go slower. As well, the driver issue is a cop out as mentioned above. Yes, they have professional drivers. But the drivers who do the road test get familar with the cars for a few hours at most before running the recorded tests. Anybody who owns their own car a good length of time should be able to drive it better.
I live in Toronto where it is cold and has a low altitude. In the three cars I have owned I have always gotten better 1/4 mile times then the magazines quote and EVERY other car I have watched at the track with a decent driver has done the same.
BTW - If I'm dreaming, tell me how I got a 15.05 in the 1/4 mile if I was doing a 7.5 second 0-60?