0-60mph time

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  1. OptimumPrius

    OptimumPrius New Member

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    I know people don’t typically buy a 15 year old Prius to do donuts and drag race.

    However, after 100k miles, my 2005 Prius seems to get to 60mph about two seconds faster than the manufacturer’s figures.

    I doubt the previous owner of 15 years (the City of Plano) chipped, modded or installed nitrous. I don’t think I’ve unlocked Ludicrous Mode.


    What gives?

    not sure if I’m allowed to post links, but here’s a YouTube video of me doing 0-60 with a timer:

     
  2. Tideland Prius

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    I believe the manufacturer's figure is 10.5 seconds for the Gen 2, no?

    That's pretty close and impressive given the age of the battery.
     
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    Eh that’s seems on par. I believe the original number was 10.1 when they were new.

    my 2004 can still hit right around 10.1 even after all these years! Amazing
     
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    Ah - I thought it was 12.7 seconds. Maybe not so impressive then

    So I'm not the only one who tests these things on semi-vintage cars then!
     
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    That is what one of the auto mags measured on the first Prius generation. Yours is 2nd generation, 'new and improved'.
     
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    Check out this old thread:

    Prius 0-60 Times, Post Yours! | PriusChat
     
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    That might be the Gen 1?