I really don't understand how you guys are measuring this down to 100th's of seconds. It is a fact that when your speed is indictaed at 60mph, you are actually only doing anything from 50mph to 56 mph.
This is due to the inbuilt tolerances of speedo's. So when you stop the watch at 60mph, it could actually only be 54 mph for example.
I am not intending to cast doubt upon anyones claim, but believe me being part of the sports bike scene(3.6s to 60 BTW ). I have been involved in few of these bar room type conversations, and unless you have calibrated speedos, that are linked to a stop watch, or sophisticated telemetry (spelling?) gear. Then there is always quite a bit of margin for error.
Ofcourse places like Santa Pod do 'run wot u brung' days. These will give you a standing quarter figure, which I always think is a better indication of a vehicles performance anyway. But, this can also be a really humbling experience.
As mentioned, I am not meaning to 'dis' anyone, just to put a little sensibility into an age old debate.[^]
Perhaps a more realistic, non scientific test, is to do before and after tests. So pre chip = 10 seconds, post chipping 9 seconds, you can then see that the effective perfomance increase as a percentage gain.
I have a 2.0 TDI and i also have a nice performance meter from race-techology.com
if u check out the details it a very good meeter for this type of test also the version i have is the AP-22 so all the data can but put on a graph and you can do speed test 0-60 or any speed and review the data there or download it..
Would be nice to see someone with a 2.0 TDI with a mod (revo one would be nice when it's out) so i can see what i will get when i mod it or anyone else with a chipped one.
in my revo'd 130 i can get in the low sevens in the dry
May I ask what is the BHP of your car. I'd have thought you'd need >170BHP to reach 60 in ~7s.
What would a standard 130TDI do it in? I'm asking official or tests using real equipment? I'd guess about 9-9.5s.
well its a good thing that a revo'd 130 will give over 170bhp . were you doubting what i said, i dont make false claims. this was done with a 0-60 timer!
Of course not [:I]
It does seem weird to me me that people quote 0-60 times that are always faster than most run of the mill mags quote and they are using experieinced drivers (well they should be) and proper timing gear which stops at a real 60mph not stopped manually by the driver at an indicated 60 which will be less than 60mph.
When the Cooper S MINI was released none of the mags matched the "official" time of 7.4s 0-100km/h they were all higher about 7.6-7.8s to 60.
It's the same with other makes too. What car quote 11.2s for a 1.6FSI Golf for example.
It just doesn't seem right that manufacturers would give times of >1s out from what their cars can do. If I was in marketing I would want to attract people to the cars not tell people they are slower than they really are.
'tis true that speedos are out. I think it is law that they cannot show under so makers tolerance them the other way. If you look at Autocar roadtests they quote how far they are out.
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