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      05-15-2012, 07:16 AM   #5
First Lieutenant

Drives: 2007 Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Richmond, VA

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Did a little geometry just for fun... Assuming a distance of one-third of a mile and the two cars starting out 20 feet apart, the car that moves over must drive 20 feet more in distance than the car that goes straight--that's about 1.3 car lengths. Further assuming liner acceleration to a terminal speed of 150 mph, that distace equates to about two-tenths of a second.

Kind of like autocross and kart racing--at low speeds, the shorter line wins?