Motorsport tuning

A look at car set up and driving techniques in Motorsports

We look at high performance tuning in the world of track racing, drag racing and the competitive world of drifting.

The articles cover driving techniques and car set up and examines the best cutting edge performance tuning modifications allowing you to excel in the competitive world of Motorsports.

Building a 10 second car

We look at what it takes to build a 10 second car and examine the power and weight requirements to reach the sub 11 second goal on the drag strip.

Follow our tips and you can make a 10 second car quite cheaply and within your budget with some power mods and serious weight reduction.

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Drag racing techniques, launch and gear changes.

Your reaction time can make all the difference in a quarter mile race. As soon as the lights change to Green the average Torquecars member takes around 1.5 – 2 seconds to get the car moving off the line.

You can probably judge the light changes after a few runs and cut precious time on the launch. To keep your reaction time sharp avoid alcoholic drinks and heavy greasy food and get plenty of sleep the night before.

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quarter mile time Calculator 1/4 mile from weight and bhp

Please note that this calculator cannot be more than 95% accurate for every make and model and does not take into account the age of a car, windspeed and gearing and air temperature.

This calculator has been based upon a number of theories* of drag time calculations and our own research from car performance data statistics.

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Drag racing techniques and car setup

Do you really want to tune your car for quarter mile acceleration? First off you need to decide what your budget is and which you’d rather do, 1/4mile strip or circuit because you will not be able to have both.

A circuit car needs to be well balanced and handle well before you worry about going fast, and a circuit car needs more mid to top end power to be able to pull out of corners easily and have a higher top speed for those straights.

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