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Posted via FF Mobile C&D got 7.5 second times, 2010 it was like 8.5.
 

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Make sure traction control is off.
 

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Also, make sure it's in Sport Mode, hold the brake down and give it gas until it revs to about 2,500RPM then release the brake.

You can try launching at different RPM's until you find the sweet spot that gives you the most traction with the most acceleration.
 

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Elevation is also a factor. Tire pressure, air temp and humidity, wind, shift points...so many factors.
 

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Yea, and i think 8.1 is pretty good for the automatic since I doubt C&D went and tried to launch it. If you do you should be able to score better times. Although, was this 8.1 in sport mode?
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I'm pretty sure they do whatever they can (other than neutral drops) to get the best times. Consumer Reports doesn't launch, that's why their times are always so far off from the other magazines.

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C&D hammers them about as hard as they can, and I'm always a little suspicious that the cars they get are tweaked. All that said, the 0-60 times in the carzines give you a relative notion of what you'll get compared to other vehicles; no guarantee your car will achieve those numbers.
It's better times than what I'm driving now, and that's among my reasons for the purchase.
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C&D hammers them about as hard as they can, and I'm always a little suspicious that the cars they get are tweaked. All that said, the 0-60 times in the carzines give you a relative notion of what you'll get compared to other vehicles; no guarantee your car will achieve those numbers.
It's better times than what I'm driving now, and that's among my reasons for the purchase.
Moon

This is true, even though a new C6 corvette can race to 60 in 4.3 seconds according to journalists, some average joe may only get there in 5.5 seconds...all depends on the person and the conditions.
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Just turbo it! [headbang]
 

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This is true, even though a new C6 corvette can race to 60 in 4.3 seconds according to journalists, some average joe may only get there in 5.5 seconds...all depends on the person and the conditions.
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very true, when the WRX first came out I smoked one at the dragstrip running a 15.5 in my CRX... the guy just didn't know how to launch it right.

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