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      02-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #29
Michael Schott
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Originally Posted by justinnum1 View Post
The other guy explained it well...that 4.7 is not from a dead stop, most car mags the car slightly rolling to get those #s. from 0 the car probably takes 5.0-5.1s
Can't speak for all car magazines but here are Car and Driver's test procedures:

They do not roll the car. 0-60 is from a dead stop. Same with Inside Line for 0-60 times:

Road & Track does a 1 foot roll but they subtract the time for that 1'. Not sure about Motor Trend.