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 Post subject: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:07 pm 
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Has anyone tested their Spark EV at the track to see if it measures up to the Road and Track test of 16.0 @ 87.6 mph?

My Fit EV tested to 16.31 @ 84.76 even though Car and Driver only got 16.8 @ 83 mph. The only thing I did to it was increase the tire pressures.

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 Post subject: Re: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Just finished 3 back-to-back bi-directional 1/4 mile passes instrumented with a 10hz GPS. Full battery, Sport mode, Traction Control and Stabilitrack off. 60f, no wind.

Looks like 15.8 @ 85mph or so.

Average of each bi-dir run.

Run 1
Dist 0.25
Time 15.70
Speed 84.85
0-60 7.6

Run 2
Dist 0.25
Time 15.80
Speed 85.39
0-60 7.6

Run 3
Dist 0.25
Time 15.80
Speed 86.12
0-60 7.5


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 Post subject: Re: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Wow that's quick. Thank for posting your results.

86 mph is good speed. I'm impressed how much quicker it is than my Fit EV regarding the ET. I'm only 1.5 mph less in mph but 5 tenths slower in ET.

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 Post subject: Re: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:59 pm 
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Looks like my performance data was spot on.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/alt ... irst_test/

0-60 MPH 7.5 sec
QUARTER MILE 16.0 sec @ 87.6 mph


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 Post subject: Re: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Nice! I'm going to try some shorter front tires in the spring to see if I can get my Fit EV to 60' better. The Honda controller is set up to deliver a lot less initial power than your Spark. No wheel spin at all. Not even a squeal off the line. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:03 pm 
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I only see three Sparks and can't find the owner's map? Do I need to be a member?

What's the forum member's username that has the Spark in MI? That's cool!

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 Post subject: Re: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:04 pm 
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One owners map can be found on http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/OwnerMap

Just sign up with your OnStar acct.

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 Post subject: Re: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:06 am 
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maliha wrote:
I only see three Sparks and can't find the owner's map? Do I need to be a member?

What's the forum member's username that has the Spark in MI? That's cool!
This thread is about 1/4 mile times for EV's. Perhaps your post was meant for another thread?

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 Post subject: Re: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:32 pm 
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emotodude wrote:
RPM and Torque are just components of Power. Gearing will get you any RPM or Torque value from any amount of power, but not vice versa ;p EV's do have ginormous motor torque, but (most) are single speed which equate to driving around in 3rd-4th gear in most cars.
So do you think that running say 1" shorter front tires on the front will improve my 60' times? It will be interesting to see what it does to my top end speed.

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 Post subject: Re: Best 1/4 mile time?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:37 pm 
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Production EV time slips are very rare at this point. I posted mine with the only other one that I have seen in this 500e forum thread.

emotodude, I just noticed your signature. Did you go to the track and run the 16.0 sec @ 87.6 mph?

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