What Factors determine Car's Acceleration and Top Speed?

And in order of importance. Which is most important factor?

CC? Hp? Weight? 4 or 2 wheel drive? torque?

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    AIr drag coefficient, gear ratios, tire size (and rating), ambient air temperature, fuel quality and the insanity level of the driver.

    The biggest limiting factor is the insanity level of the driver! Several drivers have died pushing the limits of engineering (which were exceeded), but is is clear that the insanity level was not exceeded because those speed were sooner or later achieved with better engineering.

  • 4 years ago

    Torque is how plenty means the engine supplies to the wheels (or in spite of its engine for) So a severe-torque engine has much less complicated to do burnouts and, confident have bigger acceleration. Horsepower does impression the best velocity in spite of the undeniable fact that it additionally impacts the torque.

  • 9 years ago

    all those factors would be correct

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