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1/4 mile time calculator

"What will it take to own a 10 second car"

 Please note that this calculator is a bit of fun and due to it's simplicity it cannot be more than 95% accurate for every make and model.  

A more accurate simulator would take into account the age of a car, windspeed, gearing, air temperature and a host of other parameters.

We have based this calculator on a number of theories* of drag time calculations and our own research from car performance data statistics.

There is a weighting on the theories allowing us to provide the most accurate results depending on engine power. Larger power figures assume RWD. *Professor G T Fox, Patrick Hale ( Auto Math Handbook) .

We hope to fine tune these results a little further and would welcome your feedback. To calculate your approximate 1/4 mile time enter the hp & weight in KG (not lb)

HP   Weight kg (incl driver!)

1/4 mile time

It is an interesting exercise to see what the power requirements and weight limits are to meet your ideal strip time. The times shown are effectively the best most drivers can hope to achieve.

FAQ's

Q) Why can't I enter drive train air temps, altitude or any other essential factors?
A) This is a very simple calculator and takes averaged results from tables of performance stats. Larger power figures are skewed to assume RWD and lower power figures are assumed to be FWD. We hope to have a more accurate calculator with extra options to fine tune this further and welcome all feedback in order to achieve this.

Q) How accurate is the calculator?
A) It can only be as accurate as the data that has gone into it. Most visitors report it being within .3 of a second of their best time but there have been one or two that have been wildly inaccurate but these are generally down to the use of slicks and other pro drag setup factors that we have not included. For street cars you can realistically expect to get within .5 of a second of the indicated time, depending on your change times and getting a good start.

Q) Can I link to this quarter mile calculator in my favourite forum or my own website?
A) Yes links to this page are very welcome and always appreciated. However we do not have an option for embedding the calculator into other sites (yet).

If you liked this page please share it with your friends, drop a link to it in your favourite forum or use the bookmarking options to save it to your social media profile.

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