Originally Posted by 997GT3
Bruce, that's fine too but I think zero should mean zero and the measurement should only be about what the car does not the drivers reflexes.
I trust magazines that I can duplicate their acceleration numbers (ie Edmunds). I have never been able hit Car and Driver times.
The driver's reflexes have absolutely nothing to do with it. It's just that some cars respond quicker than others when the driver says go.
All else being equal, when the light turns green, the car
with the better reflexes wins. At least for the first foot or so.
Typically, a stick will have better reflexes at the go sign, because it takes quite a large number of microseconds for the brakes to actually release their death grip.
I'm only mentioning this by way of pointing out that reflexes differ from vehicle to vehicle, and that's just one example.