took my g-tech and the elise out briefly today. first off i had trouble keeping power to the cord on the g-tech.. seems to be an issue with the female connector on the elise....
anyway, temp was 37 degrees and overcast. tried to warm the tires up a bit but realized i wouldnt be able to warm these up as much as needed anyway, so .....did my best.
first try, revved to about 7k and dropped the clutch. nothing but wheelspin and i aborted the run.
it was then that i realized this would be a much more daunting car to launch than i thought.
u need to keep revs over 6200 to stay on power. rev too high, like i did the first time, and u get excessive wheelspin. rev too low and the motor bogs and ur rpms drop to 4k and the motor has to build revs to get into its power band, very time consuming.
i have some experience from launching the demo car. (they didnt care) but its been awhile.
i know the best way for me to launch hard with this motor is slipping the clutch, and we all know how our clutch likes that.
anyway, i figured ill just do one more run, as i had to get home to meet company.
revved to about 6500, slipped the clutch a bit, and i let it go. i took it easy on the clutch, just getting a feel for now.
a little wheelspin, then the motor bogged down to 4500. i figured this would happen, as i havent enough time to familiarize myself with launching this car. but had my mind made up to just finish the run anyway.
considering it was such a TERRIBLE launch, i didnt think the results were too bad.....considering.
4.80 according to the g-timer. 60' time was 2.00.
road and track or whoever must have run this thing perfectly to get a 4.4 0-60mph.... i know the car is capable, i think that maybe i can even best that but not on cool pavement. i need some warm and dry pavement.
a good clutch would go a long, long, way.
till next time.