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My notes from the video:

Cool video!

He let off before the end of the 1/4 mile if you look at the 1000ft trap of 113mph vs the 1/4mile trap of 108mph. He also was going uphill around the 330ft mark all the way until he let off the GO pedal.

Still an incredible time nonetheless considering this is the very 1st timed draggy run that we know of.

Cliff notes according to his commentary:

-With a 1ft rollout 0-60 is 3.1 (3.39 is without a roll out)

He states that he did let off before the 1/4 mile and says it is likely a 11.4x car

Who know's when he left off? Before the 1,000ft? after the 1,000ft marker?

Just comparing 1,000ft traps between 2 Tesla models for reference based on videos on youtubed and Dragy App:

1000ft
Model 3 Performance 107-108mph
Model S P100D Ludicrous 115-116mph
i4 M50 113.70mph

I'm only using the above as a reference point for myself to gauge what the i4 M50 would trap at. Acceleration beyond the 1/8th mile and where it lands at with its 1000ft trap speed comparison above would tell me it would be within 1-2 mph off of a P100D Ludicrous which traps at 124-125mph.

I'm happy with that
 

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any guesses what the real actual 1/4 mile time would be?

I'm actually going to say [email protected] given that the x-drive M3 runs about 11.1 with a 3.0 0-60 time...
 

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Great time 3.4 seconds from 0-100km/h is better as claimed by BMW.
(In my opinion the 1 foot rollout is bullshit, you time from when you start and in this case it is not even measured it is just a wild guess)
To bad he didn’t upload his Dragy results to the Dragy platform.
 

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yes sir! and also it was on a chill surface temp of 55*F, not ideal for the best grip. I wonder how much more it can drop in warmer climate more favorable to tire grip? The car continues to surprise, it's already plenty fast as is but definitely can't wait to see magazine times for it.
 

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Not sure if it will be able to do any better as what we have seen in the video. Didn’t hear any wheel spin.
On Dragy the only M50 results I could find is from Germany, what a 0-100km time of 4.08 seconds… not sure if he did anything wrong.
 

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Not sure if it will be able to do any better as what we have seen in the video. Didn’t hear any wheel spin.
On Dragy the only M50 results I could find is from Germany, what a 0-100km time of 4.08 seconds… not sure if he did anything wrong.
Mat Watson also measured 3.62s for 0-60mph, while you probably need to add 0.2s to go to 100mph (62.1mph), and these minute differences can usually be explained by temperature, surface conditions and launch method.
 

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Given the temps of those regions, it makes sense they are slower, surface temps makes a big difference in available grip, even if it slips just a split second.

Ideally you want surface temperatures room temperature (73*F) or higher for best tire grip. -1*c (30F) is NOT ideal for the amount of power the M50 has.

Take it from someone who used to routinely drag race a modded S5 where surface temps made a difference in 60ft times which ultimately determined 90% of the 1/4 mile run.
 

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Also for reference based on a Taycan Turbo 1000ft trap speeds, this car is capable of about an 11.0 in the 1/4 mile time under the right conditions/traction etc etc, you just need to be able to get a hard launch and potentially a 1.6 - 1.7-ish 60ft time.
 
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