0-60 mph Calculator Car Speed and HP Performance Calculator and quarter mile

Calculate how fast your car goes 0-60 mph and quarter mile

This Car Performance Calculator will allow you to calculate the horsepower of the engine of your car. This calculator has been designed to compute the following performance stats times: 0-60 mph, 0-100, 60-100, Quarter Mile and Dragstrip Quarter Mile

This calculator uses real world data from 100s of cars in conjunction with mathematical formulae in order to estimate the above times and speeds. Of course it’s not a perfect system, unfortunately there are simply too many variables to be 100% accurate e.g. tyres, gearing, aerodynamics, electronic aids, environmental conditions… even factory timing errors. These can all affect the actual performance times of a car to various degrees which we simply cannot compute for, at least not in a fun and easy to use calculator! That said, we think you will find that in most instances our car stats calculator is accurate to within a few tenths of a second, certainly enough to give you a realistic and consistent estimation regardless of car type.

It cannot take into account the age of a car and is representative of a typical turbo charged car with popular modifications.

No claims or quotes can be verified as accurate for your car, hopefully it will show you how little power you get for typical mods.

Whether you’re tuning a car or tyre-kicking for a new one, there’s one figure that petrolheads (or dieselheads?) always like to see more of: brake horsepower (BHP).  Even though it’s hard to determine a car’s performance from a solitary figure on a piece of paper, along with 0-60, top speed and torque; people have a tendency to use bhp as a benchmark. 

If you want something more than you can get with just a replacement element, then you should look at an induction kit (or intake kit as they are also known).  These filters generally replace some or all of the original airbox with hardware designed to get more air into the engine.

Ok, so you’ve fitted a performance air filter and cold air feed, and your engine now breathes a little bit less like it’s asthmatic.  The trouble is, it’s still constipated!  Yes, your engine needs to dump out all that extra gas, and your standard exhaust probably isn’t cutting it.  Whilst you can buy performance back boxes, these generally just change your exhaust note and look a bit better – giving you very little (if any) extra power.

In the past, it was common to ‘chip’ the ECU – swapping parts out entirely – but nowadays, it is much more common simply to ‘remap’ the ECU – rewriting the code that the engine listens to, but leaving the original parts in place.  This is because ECUs have developed a long way since the days of chipping – and now contain a lot of your car’s unique security information (which obviously needs to stay!).

A performance remap is even more useful when applied to a turbocharged engine – because the ECU also controls the maximum amount of boost provided by the turbo.  By adjusting the boost (as well as altering fuelling to suit it), a remap can give a turbocharged car (petrol or diesel) a very useful kick in the rear.

Most engines can benefit from upgraded cams. The cams control how long the valves that let air into the engine and exhaust gases out of the engine stay open. A set of different cams can keep these open longer, making the engine breathe better.

Our 0-60 mph time and speed calculator has used real-life figures from 100s of officially published car statistics to test a complex formula.

This calculator has been designed around many statistical models and averages including sample data from Edmunds.com. Power to weight ratio is the primary factor, but it also takes into consideration the performance advantages of RWD and AWD over FWD, and the advantage of a Manual transmission over an Automatic. The 0-60 times that are calculated should be reasonably accurate for most cars.