I can’t compute 0-60Mph (Because Mph cannot be measured at the drag strip unless associated with a known distance; IE: How fast are you moving at the 100’ mark) but I sure can understand the 1/4ET & Mph. First, the Mph for the 244Hp is probably spot on
with a density altitude of close to sea level. I was able to Mph 93.95Mph
, 93.71Mph, 93.21Mph, 93.16Mph & 93.09Mph in my wife’s 2007 Accord EX-L coupe J30A5 automatic. Now my Mph is at a NHRA track (Houston Raceway Park) where the Mph is an average of the top speed generated at two points on the track 1254’ & 1320’.
Now the ET that they publish is defiantly way off
. My guess is they left off idle and let the transmission in drive; but it still is slow as I was able to pull down a 15.26ET & a 15.33ET in drive with a best of 15.149ET
manual shifting 7000Rpm (Perfect!) and (Brake torque 1000Rpm). It’s possible they may have measured their time going uphill?
Drag racing results 15.149ET 93.95Mph
Now let’s look at the numbers for the 2006-2007 Accord sedan K24A8 automatic. The Mph seems way high
as the best I was able to pull down in my 2004 160Hp manual EX-L sedan was 86.30Mph
with a 15.89ET
. I believe the 16.22ET is maybe just possible but optimistic
for the 2006-2007 Accord sedan K24A8 automatic, but not probable that it could run 4.5Mph faster in the ¼ mile than the “older” 160Hp 2004 manual Accord.
I won’t get my 2007 Accord EX-L sedan K24A8 manual to the track until next January (Maybe) where I predict a 15.75ET 88Mph. The bottom line here is that the manual transmission Accords can be (If launched properly without wheel hop) much quicker in the ¼ mile than the automatic versions.
It’s all in the 60’ (That’s 60 foot) time and the automatics launch on a sticky drag strip with the ferocity of an 18-wheeler!
2004 EX-L manual 15.892 86.30Mph in the ¼ mile