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0-60 MPH Time Calculator

Calculate the theoretical 0-60 Time for a given application based on the Vehicle Horsepower (at the flywheel), Vehicle Weight (in pounds), Drive Type, and Transmission Type.

Assumptions: This calculator has been designed around statistical averages based largely on sample data from Power to weight ratio is the primary factor, but it also takes into consideration the performance advantages of RWD and AWD over FWD, and the advantage of a Manual transmission over an Automatic transmission. The calculator further assumes a perfect reaction time from the driver and no traction slippage of the tires to the road surface. Also include the weight of the driver and passengers and the fuel load as part of the vehicle weight. Of course there are other variables that could be considered, but the 0-60 times that are calculated should be reasonably accurate for most vehicles.

Use the Drag Performance Calculator to calculate the theoretical 1/8 Mile ET, 1/4 Mile ET, 1/4 Mile Top End Speed, and Ideal 1/4 Mile Gear Ratio for a given application.

Top speeds are either gear limited or drag limited. Use the Gear Ratio Speed Calculator to determine which is the case for your particular scenario. Use the horsepower calculator to find out how much horse power a car would require to run at a given speed.

Horsepower (Hp): 
(at the flywheel)   

Vehicle Weight: 
(in pounds)   

Drive Type: 



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