0-60 speeds

I hope this doesn't turn out to be a dumb question but... When they test those 0-60 speeds on a standard transmission is there a set protocol for at what rpm you shift and how many gears are used?

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reached, that will vary by the engine being tested. If you can't reach it very early in 2nd, sometimes 1st, you don't want to know the time or the RPM. ;-)
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Yes... but are the TESTS standardized in some way - is the question?
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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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The answer would be no. Whatever gives the quickest time.
On 6/30/2010 3:43 PM, Tilbalang wrote:

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I've always thought they tried the run numerous times using several techniques and the fastest time is what made it in the article.
AJM '93 40th Anniversary coupe, 6 sp (both tops)
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Just before the rev limiter gets you. If you stay in 1st or 2nd too long the rev limiter will cut in hose your time
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