Keep in mind we haven't had a chance to tune the car at all since Friday when we ran 10.85. So today I was experimenting with shift points and working more on launches. All the runs today were done with launch control.
We can easily hit the 10s now (which is good). We had 4 passes in the 10s today.
Before I get to the 'record' stuff... I want to show this because I'm really proud of it...
NOTICE THE REACTION TIME...
I had a guy at the track (that's been drag racing for like 20 years) tell me that I need to frame it because I will most likely never pull off a 'triple zero' again.
Not bad for only having drag raced (ever) for about 2 months total.
Our MPH was down a bit today (again, we need to get on a dyno very soon to do a full tune) but we had some INCREDIBLE LAUNCHES.
Here's the slip from a new ET record pass (10.80) and notice the 60FT which Chuck believes is a GT-R record:
1.51! YEAH BABY.
We were playing with tire pressure and experimenting with launch points (when to shift out of 1st).
ANYONE should be able to look at some of this data and know that the GT-R is ONE AWESOME MACHINE. And we're just getting started learning what this bad boy can do.
And oh yeah.... I just have to say this...
THE GT-R HAS A WEAK TRANSMISSION MY ASS!
The way we hooked to pull the 1.51 60ft would have CRUSHED any weak transmission. The car held up like a CHAMP. There definitely has to be something to do with successive launches with temps too high or some other variable that caused those broken trannies. Either that or it was a defective manufacturing batch of gearboxes. Because my car clearly has a SOLID tranny.
Here's video of the 10.80 run (with that incredible 1.51 60ft). Sorry the video is so crappy. iMovie on the Mac apparently doesn't upload to YouTube with optimal compression. (I need to figure it out)
Edited by JohnTurbo, 07 December 2008 - 06:38 PM.