"A" for presentationOriginally Posted by Dan00Hawk
"A" for using real world demonstrated facts
"A" for conclusion.
Exactly why I used a 20% drivetrain loss in my estimates previously. This figure assumes a 60 HP loss from crank to wheels on an STi, which given a final figure of 240HP to the wheels, is about the average that you see for an STi on a dyno.
If you do the math between the two vehicles (again, theoretically) and assume a 7-8% loss for the vette, it puts him about 4 HP more than me at the wheels, at about 25-30 less torque. I believe the weight difference is around 100 lbs with the vette having the advantage. Again, toss in the gear ratios, and this race result is totally possible. In fact..it's not only possible, it's what happened. So..now we have not only the real results, but the theory to back it up.
(why do I feel like I'm going to regret jumping in on the numbers game again )