SparkE
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Re: Take out the backseats?

Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:14 pm

Nashco wrote:
SparkE wrote:What is "noticeably better acceleration" ? (specs, please)
10-60 mph acceleration reduced by > 0 % and < 3 %, +/- 1%.

Bryce
The Spark EV has a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds. 1% of that is 0.076 seconds. 3% would be 0.208 seconds. Personally, I wouldn't spend any time on mods to make my car accelerate to 60 only .2 seconds faster, especially if it made the car noisier.

Nashco
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Location: Portland, OR

Re: Take out the backseats?

Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:32 pm

SparkE wrote:
Nashco wrote:
SparkE wrote:What is "noticeably better acceleration" ? (specs, please)
10-60 mph acceleration reduced by > 0 % and < 3 %, +/- 1%.

Bryce
The Spark EV has a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds. 1% of that is 0.076 seconds. 3% would be 0.208 seconds. Personally, I wouldn't spend any time on mods to make my car accelerate to 60 only .2 seconds faster, especially if it made the car noisier.
I was being a wiseass. I didn't measure it. I race and hot rod many of my cars. If you add up a few small improvements in performance, it adds up to a big change that absolutely improves the driving experience...for me.

My "noisy" Spark EV is quieter than any ICE car I've ever owned. ;)

Bryce

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