Water-Cooled VW Performance Handbook

0-60 mph calculator

The underlying assumptions of this calculator are based largely on sample data from Edmunds.com, among others. 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. Although the terminal velocities are estimated, the results should be reasonably accurate.

Estimating speed by horsepower and curb weight

(at the flywheel)     hp
  0-60 mph


  Power units Weight units Speed units