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1/4 mile Mondial t

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by Michael B, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. Michael B

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    Hey guys,

    I was out with the Mondial t the other morning & tried a run with my G-tech Pro machine.

    Here are a few documentation photos:

    Notes: 1989 Mondial t 3.4 liter coupe. Smooth soft non-abusive launch (1600 rpm), slow sure shifts - with a short shift into 3rd (6400 rpm), full street equipment, including spouse in passenger seat, 1/3 tank gas.

    Also... Just incase: The G-tech machine is accurate when used as directed. I have had the G-tech Pro at the drag strip in several Porsche's and get repeatable results within one tenth of a second & 1-2 MPH of the time slip on every run. Additionally, the horsepower readings report within 5 HP of actual Dyno Jet chassis dyno readings that I have run. So please... Lets not go off on the G-tech machine. Its a nice testing tool for little money - when used correctly.

    Oh, one more note. 0-60 = 5.7 seconds - for those who may want to know.

    Its not a bad running Mondial t. Sure I could have gotten a little bit more out of it, but this run was just for fun, not for money! I was pretty happy with the time & MPH. (13.9 sec / 107.1 MPH)
     
  2. Robb

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    Pretty cool.

    How much do they cost and where can you get them?

    Got a web site?

    Robb Williamson
     
  3. Jimmy540i

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    See my evaluation here:

    http://www.jimmy540i.com/gtech.htm
     
  4. Michael B

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    I like your info Jimmy, and it looks to support the G-tech specs.

    A few things I do want everyone to keep in mind without turning this into a "G-tech" thread:

    Remember that the G-tech ET will differ slightly (as you note) from the drag strip - THAT IS BECAUSE - The G-tech starts counting the moment that the car starts to move. Whereas the DRAG STRIP starts counting the moment you break the light beam & start the clock (could be that 1/10 of a second or more you note).

    Also remember that the G-tech gives ACTUAL MPH at the end of an exact 1/4 mile. The DRAG STRIP gives an AVERAGED speed between two light beams @ the end of a 1/4 mile. That often is the MPH difference you have noted.

    It seems that those two simple facts are often forgotten when talk goes to G-tech specs. However, I think your write up shows well for the G-tech.

    Again, not wanting to turn this into a G-tech thread. I was just having fun with my Ferrari is all.

    BTW - You can find these G-tech machines at www.gtechpro.com. Mine is an old version. The new version is pretty cool.
     
  5. Robb

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    Very Cool.

    I will have to get a G-tech. Thanks for the info and review.

    Michael, Is your T stock or have you done anything to its performance? Sounds like a very fast "comfortable" car. Is it a daily driver?

    Robb Williamson
     
  6. Michael B

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    Rob,

    My Mondial is almost 100% stock, it just has a Borla muffler upgrade. I do drive it often, almost daily. Its pretty comfortable & reasonably quick.

    I dont try to think of it as a drag car, but I was happy with the result. It does so many things "right" as it is. Neat car.
     

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