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There was another thread, about "0 to 60" time for the 3.5L - anyhow, there was some speculation - and I had found a review with estimated times - someone else posted the "300 Touring" times.

Anyhow, I found a link to this site > http://www.cars-cars-cars.org/0-60-Times-Calculator.htm , which lists a formula for calculating "0 to 60" times. Kinda interesting.

I know it's not that exact, But I ran the numbers for the 3.5L Charger. Note, I wasn't sure what the BHP (Brake Horsepower) was, so I used the 250hp that is listed by Dodge.

-----Values--------
"SE" and "SXT" weight = 3800 lbs.
So, 1 pounds = 0.45359237 kilograms, Therefore the weight = 1723.65 kg's
HorsePower= 250 hp (I don't know the Brake Horsepower (bhp))

-----"0 to 60" formula-------

weight of car in kilogrammes
0-60 time = ---------------------------
maximum bhp of car times 0.9

-------Results ---------------

So, 1723.65 kg's / (250hp x .9) = 7.66 for the "0 to 60" time calculation.



Anyhow, Like I said, it's not exact - but an interesting experiment. Some day, after a few more thousand miles, I may actually time my 3.5L Charger.

NOTE: I ran the numbers for the R/T and came up with 5.98 for the "0 to 60".

Brian T.
 

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Re: "0 to 60" Formula (for "Fun" - not exact)....Sample Calc for 3.5L

Actually, any time calculation based on power, weight, etc. will never be accurate, unless simply by chance. The one thing that IS accurate is calculating HP output using the vehicle weight and MPH over a measured distance. In this case it's all just physics. The longer the distance, the more accurate the result - as long as you're accelerating over the whole distance.

There are many sites on the 'net that have this formula available. Just plug in your race weight (car plus driver) and your trap speed.

The only reason I bring this up at all is 'cause I'm one of the many guys out there that suffer from terrible ETs, but post decent MPHs in the quarter mile. The reason? Traction........and probably driving skill. :embarrese haha

My '70 Dodge Challenger ran a best of 12.67 last time I had her out. The trap speed? 117.67 Sad, huh? :sad:
 

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Re: "0 to 60" Formula (for "Fun" - not exact)....Sample Calc for 3.5L

oops, got my #s wrong - sorry. It ran a best of 12.67 @ 117.71 MPH. My BEST 60' was a pathetic 2.022.

I'm going to cry now. :cry:
 

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There was another thread, about "0 to 60" time for the 3.5L - anyhow, there was some speculation - and I had found a review with estimated times - someone else posted the "300 Touring" times.

Anyhow, I found a link to this site > http://www.cars-cars-cars.org/0-60-Times-Calculator.htm , which lists a formula for calculating "0 to 60" times. Kinda interesting.

I know it's not that exact, But I ran the numbers for the 3.5L Charger. Note, I wasn't sure what the BHP (Brake Horsepower) was, so I used the 250hp that is listed by Dodge.

-----Values--------
"SE" and "SXT" weight = 3800 lbs.
So, 1 pounds = 0.45359237 kilograms, Therefore the weight = 1723.65 kg's
HorsePower= 250 hp (I don't know the Brake Horsepower (bhp))

-----"0 to 60" formula-------

weight of car in kilogrammes
0-60 time = ---------------------------
maximum bhp of car times 0.9

-------Results ---------------

So, 1723.65 kg's / (250hp x .9) = 7.66 for the "0 to 60" time calculation.



Anyhow, Like I said, it's not exact - but an interesting experiment. Some day, after a few more thousand miles, I may actually time my 3.5L Charger.

NOTE: I ran the numbers for the R/T and came up with 5.98 for the "0 to 60".

Brian T.
for a less than 2 second difference between the SXT and RT, I'll stay with my SXT.
 

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for a less than 2 second difference between the SXT and RT, I'll stay with my SXT.


A 2 second diffrence in 0 to 60 is freaking huge!!! Think about it to get a 2 second diffrence in the RT's 0 to 60 you have to go to the exotic of exotics! Hell, you have to get a full race car to go 2 sec's below the srt8. You have no idea how big a diff the RT is over the SXT. Go to your dealership and try it out.
 

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I get roughly 4.93 seconds for the SRT-8, based on 1886kg curb weight and using 425HP. Seems about right, if you add in a driver at 100kg and figure that the SRT might be underated about 15-25hp, you'll still get around 5 seconds flat.
 

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0-60 doesnt mean anything.
tires. road paving. wheel diameter. i mean..

lol. i can spin my tires thru first if i put the pedal down.
 
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