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Sorry if there already is this exact thread somewhere else. Otherwise, I think it'd be nice to have a semi-official list of best confirmed 0-60, 0-100 times as they become available. Shall we aggregate a list, NAGTROC?
 

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There is already a 60-130 list and quarter-mile list in the drag racing section. That's what most people shoot to beat.
 

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0-60 tells you jack squat about cars at this level of performance. Once you reach ~500 horsepower, everything becomes traction limited at such low speeds. The difference between an Alpha 12 1500 hp GT-R and a stock DBA is a mere 0.4 seconds in the 0-60mph and have a large standard of error. 0-100mph would be more meaningful or as others have mentioned trap speeds, ET and 60-130 are the usual benchmarks that already exist.
 

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^ +1

This is the reason why we honestly haven't taken our cars to measure this. Traction becomes such an issue that the 0-60 time is really irrelevant.
 

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0-60 tells you jack squat about cars at this level of performance. Once you reach ~500 horsepower, everything becomes traction limited at such low speeds. The difference between an Alpha 12 1500 hp GT-R and a stock DBA is a mere 0.4 seconds in the 0-60mph and have a large standard of error. 0-100mph would be more meaningful or as others have mentioned trap speeds, ET and 60-130 are the usual benchmarks that already exist.
All of the above is true but I would argue that a .4 sec improvement in 0-60 acceleration is very meaningful.
 

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All of the above is true but I would argue that a .4 sec improvement in 0-60 acceleration is very meaningful.
yeah, well, that and the rest of the world uses 0-60. what do we have to say for that? I understand the really fast stuff spins tires from a dig, but I guess the better question is what's the best 0-60 from a tuned GT-R to date?
 

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60-130 mph are full of issues because test conditions vary from uphill to 3% downhill. Real race starts from a dig and it is about ETs not trap speed.
 

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yeah, well, that and the rest of the world uses 0-60. what do we have to say for that? I understand the really fast stuff spins tires from a dig, but I guess the better question is what's the best 0-60 from a tuned GT-R to date?
It simply means that the method of measurement is outdated in today's high performance world. 0-60 used to make sense for cars that are less powerful. The reason is this: 0-60 was designed to try and calculate how fast a car is but with such hi-perf cars its no longer a credible benchmark for performance. For example, take our 2012 GTR that can go 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, now take the 9ff which takes 4 seconds to do the same deed. By 0-60 standards, the GTR is leaps and bounds faster than the 9ff, but wait, is the GTR a faster car than the 9ff? No way in hell... To try and answer your latter question I remember seeing Vbox 0-60s of 2.3 seconds in someones signature.
 

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It simply means that the method of measurement is outdated in today's high performance world. 0-60 used to make sense for cars that are less powerful. The reason is this: 0-60 was designed to try and calculate how fast a car is but with such hi-perf cars its no longer a credible benchmark for performance. For example, take our 2012 GTR that can go 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, now take the 9ff which takes 4 seconds to do the same deed. By 0-60 standards, the GTR is leaps and bounds faster than the 9ff, but wait, is the GTR a faster car than the 9ff? No way in hell... To try and answer your latter question I remember seeing Vbox 0-60s of 2.3 seconds in someones signature.
sleepdoc IIRC? I think the magazines and reviewers should get a whiff of that
 
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