Shifting gears is easy to learn, and hard to master. Timing that perfect upshift ...
Shifting gears is easy to learn, and hard to master. Timing that perfect upshift can take a lot of practice, and when you do it right, and the satisfaction is like nothing else.
Turns out, there’s the formula behind when you should change gears if you are looking for the best acceleration from your vehicle, and Engineering Explained is here to show it to us. As our man Jason in front of a camera explains, to get the maximum performance from your cars, RPMs and gearing are everything.
Well, the end goal is to have as much torque hitting the pavement as possible, so having your vehicle in the right gear during an acceleration run is key to extracting the most performance. Every vehicle is different, though, and thanks to varying torque curves and gear ratios.
What would be the perfect shift strategy for the turbocharged Fiesta ST could be completely wrong for something like the naturally aspirated, high-revving Honda S2000. Watch the video below as Engineering Explained talks us through all of a math that goes into achieving that perfectly timed upshift, shows us how you too can calculate the best shift strategy for your vehicle.
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