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      09-27-2011, 09:16 PM   #32
S2000
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Drives: E86 Z4M, E60 M5, E92 M3
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From physics:
Power at the wheel = Power at the engine x Gear Ratio; so gear ratio at speed plays important role
Acceleration = Power at wheel / Weight ; lower weight has the same effect as higher power

Numbers from Car & Driver magazine:
100-150mph time = (0-150) time minus (0-100) time:


Z4M : 21.5s, 32.9-11.4 (C&D, June'06), 330HP, 3300lb

2008 M3 6spd: 15.1s, 24.9 - 9.8 (C&D, May 2008), 414HP, 3700lb

C6 LS3 Z51 : 14.3s, 23.5 - 9.2 (C&D, Sep'07), 436HP, 3300lb

2011 GT500 :14.5s, 23.6 - 9.1 (C&D, Aug'10), 550HP, 3800lb

E63 AMG : 13.9s, 23.4 - 9.5 (C&D, Dec'09), 518HP, 4200lb

Jaguar XFR : 13.4s, 22.9 - 9.5 (C&D, Dec'09), 510HP, 4400lb

CTS-V : 12.8s, 22.3 -9.5 (C&D, Dec'09), 556HP, 4300lb

Panamera Turbo : 12.2s, 20.4 - 8.2 (C&D, Apr'10), 500HP, 4300lb

M5 6spd manual : 13.1s, 23.4 - 10.3 (C&D, Feb'07), 500HP, 4200lb
M5 SMG : 11.3s, 20.7 - 9.4 (C&D, Jan '06), 500HP, 4200lb

2008 911GT-2 : 9.9s, 18.0 - 8.1 (C&D, Aug'08), 530HP, 3300lb

2008 ACR : 9.8s, 17.5 - 7.7 (C&D, Aug'08), 600HP, 3400lb

2008 C6 Z06 : 9.6s, 17.9 - 8.3 (C&D, Aug' 08), 505HP, 3100lb
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