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Acceleration and braking test 0-300-0 km / h 2011: Series sports car in the high-speed test

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Acceleration and braking test 0-300-0 km /h
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At the sport auto /Dunlop speed event 0-300-0 in Papenburg this year things went anything but smooth from the start. On the one hand, because the safety requirements, which have risen sharply since the fatal accident of a test driver last year, and the associated increase in bureaucracy at the ATP test center, are difficult to match with the sport auto -Crew tolerates. On the other hand, and above all, because the northern German weather gods are highly unpredictable companions.

Whether snow at the end of March or extreme downpours in summer - in Emsland, Lower Saxony, near the Dutch border, there is nothing that does not exist. This time, the weather forecast that was once again very bad on the day of the test caused a stir in advance. In particular, the invited tuners were more than skeptical about the low pressure areas lurking over the Atlantic, whether the journey to the far north would really be worthwhile. Sprint and emergency braking to or from 300 km /h? Hardly with standing water and squalls.

The sport auto editors stayed cool (or at least pretended to be) and said: “Yes, but we drive - so far it has always worked.” Blind optimism (hotel, The route and dinner were booked), which got the first scratches out of the window when looking out of the window in the morning on the 0-300-0 test day: gloomy mountains of clouds piled up. Hard to believe that this should last until 5 p.m. It was just a good thing that this time it had been scheduled so early. With a little luck, the cat will be in the poke around noon and the fourth edition of the high-speed test will be completed. Then the disillusionment: some guests are late. The route behavior training required every year is postponed. The wind is already picking up.

A As a child of the north German lowlands, one knows: That is not a good sign. So be it. By eleven the cars are fully fueled (important for equal opportunities), washed (important for the photographer) and weighed (important for classifying the results obtained). Ten minutes later, the first two cars of the 0-300-0 candidates each have one of the measuring devices provided by 2D on board.

British newcomer impresses at the0-300-0 premiere

The McLaren MP4-12C will kick off the 0-300-0 high-speed test this year. The orange-colored sports coupé has already been on the road for ten days in terms of super tests in Germany and now has to get back to the island quickly. In the rear-wheel drive two-seater with the petite (3.8 liter displacement) but powerful (600 HP) biturbo V8 in the back of the passengers, starting the traffic light is one of the easier exercises. The fact that the McLaren crossed the finish line second in both the sprint and the overall standings, which is made up of acceleration and deceleration performance, is worthy of all honor in view of the dominant winner in the forward-facing longitudinal movement.

The 1,200 hp, four-wheel drive, four-fold charged 16-cylinder and 1,500 Newton meters of maximum torque blessed Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport led this year at the 0-300-0 event even with the best of will and ability.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is that best brakeman

In view of this overwhelming dominance, the competitors could simply let their ears droop. Or they can do what the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 does: take up the fight with their heads held high. Not in the sprint - the cult athlete with just 500 hp and a four-liter naturally aspirated engine naturally had to give up and be content with third place behind the Bugatti and the McLaren. But on the brakes. With record-breaking deceleration values ​​of an average of 12.89 m /s², the sports car secured a prestigious individual victory in the braking ranking. The most powerful GT3 model is the only one of the 0-300-0 test subjects to come to a standstill from 300 km /h after less than 270 meters. It couldn't be better.

The new Jaguar XKR-based sports model has clearly improved on the brakes. The rear-wheel-drive V8 supercharged coupé with an S identifier completes the 0-300 sprint in 43.4 seconds, despite the automatic transmission and 1,842 kilos, hardly slower than the 1376 kilos lightweight Porsche, which is the only manual switch with a perfectly functioning launch control GT3 RS 4.0 (41.0 seconds), and in contrast to many Jaguar models measured so far, it also proves to be steadfast on the brakes.

The really big things of this year's acceleration /braking duel 0-300-0 include the CTS-V and Continental GT coupés from Cadillac and Bentley, as well as the B5 Biturbo, the only four-door sedan, sent into the race by Alpina of the test. After all, 564 supercharged V8 horsepower (Cadillac), 507 biturbo V8 horses (Alpina) or 575 are mobilized from a double-charged V12Horsepower is only ever worth as much as the weight and body shape that opposes it allow. Ergo, all three opponents run a bit out of competition and can at best be compared with each other. During the abrupt stopping maneuver from 300 km /h, the noticeably comfortably configured Gran Turismos from Alpina and Bentley even reach their limits.

Details on the candidates for the acceleration and braking duels 0-300-0 km /h can be found for the individual vehicles (click in the table):

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