0-60 times in SLC

Hey guys! Any ideas of what some of you guys may be running on 0-60s or 1/8mile-1/4 mile runs? I know the Superlites aren't as much of a straight away car as they are around the turn but just to get an idea. I'm on gokart status with my SLC so haven't paid any visits to a track yet. Although i may without the body lol!! Just curious!! Happy Friday everyone!!
 

Neil

Supporter
Generally, 0 to 60 mph times are pretty meaningless once you get below 6 or 7 seconds- it's primarily a function of wheelspin and how much risk you are willing to take with your transaxle. Tire traction is so variable that it's hard to compare numbers.
 

Howard Jones

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Do it and let us know. Mine is geared to road race not drag race. IRS's are not really conducive to drag racing in any case. And you'll break your gearbox!
 

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I'm just wondering how it stacks against other exotics on a race from 0 and the acceleration compared to them! I know SLCs are built more for higher speeds and turns ;)

I'm a junkie for acceleration.. (my model S performance is my crack right now but hoping to beat the 2.3 seconds w the SLC)
 

Steven Lobel

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I'm just wondering how it stacks against other exotics on a race from 0 and the acceleration compared to them! I know SLCs are built more for higher speeds and turns ;)

I'm a junkie for acceleration.. (my model S performance is my crack right now but hoping to beat the 2.3 seconds w the SLC)
No chance. Traction and launch control make my P100d come off harder than my Superlite GT-R. But my GT-R can come by it after 1-2 blocks.
Will work to get video of a race between myself in the GT-R and my son in the Tesla.
 
No chance. Traction and launch control make my P100d come off harder than my Superlite GT-R. But my GT-R can come by it after 1-2 blocks.
Will work to get video of a race between myself in the GT-R and my son in the Tesla.
How much HP/TQ does your GT-R have roughly? Sticky tires? Just trying to get an idea! And yeah the teslas launch sooo hard.. let's not talk about Plaid one LOLOL
 
My old (2005) mercedes S600 V12 twin turbo gets to 60 in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 191 (with limiter removed) - with four seats, great AC, good sound system, sun shades, massage/heat/cool seats, power everything. Can an SLC beat 4.4 and 191?

I'm just baiting you on here.....
 
Mannnn I would say it sure can! On a 2300lb car with the right tires you can do a lot of damage! I plan on running hoosiers on the street lol!! No traction, no fun! As for top speed, a buddy of mine is an engineer and works with NASA, he's pretty good w aerodynamics and what not.. My concern with 200mph runs is not the powertrain, but how stable the car is lol!!! I'm a chicken when it comes to safety :)
 
I'm just wondering how it stacks against other exotics on a race from 0 and the acceleration compared to them! I know SLCs are built more for higher speeds and turns ;)

I'm a junkie for acceleration.. (my model S performance is my crack right now but hoping to beat the 2.3 seconds w the SLC)
I think that you should bring it back to earth..
 
Mannnn I would say it sure can! On a 2300lb car with the right tires you can do a lot of damage! I plan on running hoosiers on the street lol!! No traction, no fun! As for top speed, a buddy of mine is an engineer and works with NASA, he's pretty good w aerodynamics and what not.. My concern with 200mph runs is not the powertrain, but how stable the car is lol!!! I'm a chicken when it comes to safety :)
Mannnn I would say it sure can! On a 2300lb car with the right tires you can do a lot of damage! I plan on running hoosiers on the street lol!! No traction, no fun! As for top speed, a buddy of mine is an engineer and works with NASA, he's pretty good w aerodynamics and what not.. My concern with 200mph runs is not the powertrain, but how stable the car is lol!!! I'm a chicken when it comes to safety :)
You had better upgrade your hub bearings.. Safety first. :)
 
If acceleration is your thing stick with a Tesla, if you value handling, , raw speed without nannies , and have an extra 2000+ hours to spend, lots of patience and willing to learn on the fly go for the SLC. Actually Howard's suggestion will give you plenty of Gs for 15k
 

Neil

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The highest acceleration vehicle that I'm familiar with isn't a Tesla, it is a HYBEX missile from the early '60s. It had an acceleration of 400Gs. Zero to Mach 8 took less than 1 second! How's that for acceleration?
 
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