1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

G- Meter Fun !

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Conanius, 26 May 2006.

  1. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,520

    Well, Just got back from meeting up with Stoom to give the g-meter a go in the puma.

    well, in short, I need to learn how to launch a car :o

    Had about 4 goes at 0-60, 2 goes at a 1/4 and 2 goes at doing that 60-0 brake test

    0-60 8.3 seconds
    60-0 155 feet (although I recon I can get this lower, wasnt keen on slamming on the brakes constantly as the road was a bit gritty !!)
    and then a 1/4 of 16.97 @ 85.4

    not terrible in my opinon, got to find a decent place to try it now !
     
  2. merlin

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,679

    Location: England

    Slooooooooow. :(
     
  3. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,520

    in honesty, the 1/4 mile time means roughly nothing to me, just posted it up to see :)

    0 - 60 (Secs) 8.75
    1/4 Mile (Secs) 17.02
    Term Speed (MPH) 82.29

    Those figures are what Letstorquebhp quote, so its a little quicker than they say, tho I guess thats down to gtech inaccuracy?
     
  4. L0rdMike

    Capodecina

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 10,586

    Location: Southampton

    To give you an idea my cars 1/4 is around 13/14 secs.
     
  5. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,520

    ouch :(
     
  6. merlin

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,679

    Location: England

    Hmm it's pretty slow dude. :/

    What's the official 0-60 per Ford?
     
  7. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,520

    8.7 I think, but its mainly due to it only getting 60 right on the limiter of 2nd, it did miss it a few times.. so id imagine thats based on 3rd gear
     
  8. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 158,142

    It's hardly that slow really, is it? Just becuase it isn't modified Integra Type R quick doesn't mean its slow.

    It's a Ford Fiesta Coupe not a Nissan Skyline.
     
  9. merlin

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,679

    Location: England

    Okaaaay.
     
  10. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,520

    to me or fox, im a little confused at what I typed anyway! its been a long day :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  11. Lowe

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,187

    Location: Newcastle Under Lyme

    To put it into perpective with my old Clio Turbo. I went to Pod and had a very dodgy driveshaft. Because of this I couldn't launch hard, so pulled away with 1200 RPM, then once I'd got into half way through 2nd gave it some beans. I was putting down 16.1's.

    To be honest though, raw 1/4 miles and 0.60 isn't what the Puma is about. It's about chucking it around some back lanes and it bringing a smile to your face. Don't worry about it, seriously :)
     
  12. eidolon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,868

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    I did a 14.5 in my old R5 turbo. The Elise is 13.0 and I never tested the MR2 so I couldn't say for sure but others were getting 13.x
     
  13. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,520

    dont worry, im not ! :)

    I read something quite interesting that my car is actually 133 kilos LIGHTER than the racing puma... crazy eh?
     
  14. StooM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,403

    Location: Edinburgh

    Cheers for that matey, it was good to get out of the house & get back in a car :)

    As i said earlier, your times wernt half bad, but i'd agree with Lowe, the puma isnt so much about the speed as that puma cant half hold the road well :D

    Man i wanna drive now

    Ah yes, but you had me in the car so that almost negates that advantage ;)
     
  15. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,520

    I doubt you made that muchdifference ! I still had a boot full of stuff from emptying my gf's house from uni ! in reality id imagine you cost me .1 of a second.... .1 dammit !!! ;)

    As we proved, the almost total lack of roll round those corners is what its about ;)
     
  16. Hate

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    I managed to crack a 0-60 of 5.7 seconds before my bloody dump valve pipe blew off earlier!
     
  17. L0rdMike

    Capodecina

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 10,586

    Location: Southampton

    Is that it? :p

    So much for AWD eh. ;)
     
  18. Hate

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    i value my ability to boost in corners and stay alive.
     
  19. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,520

    see.. id imagine so long as mr2 turbo drivers dont have a 'digital' right foot, they cope just fine :p
     
  20. eidolon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,868

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    5.7?

    You shouldn't be on the roads if you can't hit 60 in under 5 seconds ;)