based on RPM. If you are running a test for an 0-60 speed with a car
that develops 9,000 RPM redline and then try the same with one that
redlines at 6,500 you have a false comparison. The shift point has to
be based on peak torque/HP to get even a basic comparison.
So yes, there is a protocol for what rpm you shift and how many gears
are used based on where the engine reaches it best torque/HP. Then
that is recorded as the 0-60 time for a standard (?) for that car.
Standardization may also rule out using reverse, steep inclines both
positive and negative, and during snow storms or floods.
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