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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-05-2017, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Continental at the track

I wonder how many guys with Continentals will run them at the drag strip? I only got in one run before a thunderstorm shut us all down. I launched it really easy with the plan of getting more aggressive with it in later runs. Unfortunately the rain spoiled my plan. I ran a 13.56 which is decent for being 100% stock and really humid air. I think with a brake boost launch and better air, it would run 13.3 stock. I am still waiting on Livernois to develop a tune for it.





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13.56 isn't bad. Do you know what your speed was?

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Trap speed was 102.8 MPH. There was a 20+ MPH headwind and I think that hurt the trap speed. I was expecting a bit better. The launch is really important, too. I was very gentle with it - basically started from a fast idle instead of brake boosting to 2000 RPM like I used to do my MKS.
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Happy to see Lincoln's on a drag strip - I'm sure you were the only one.
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Re: Continental at the track

Livernois already has a tune for the MKZ with the 3.0T, being that it's the same engine and transmission shouldn't that work?

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Livernois already has a tune for the MKZ with the 3.0T, being that it's the same engine and transmission shouldn't that work?

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Base: 334WHP/392WTQ
Stage 1 Tune: 387WHP/418WTQ
Livernois says no. The ECUs are different. Livernois needs a Continental in their shop for about a week to develop a tune that they feel is safe and effective. I am on the phone with them almost weekly. Supposedly, they have one lined up and are trying to get it scheduled.
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13.56 is faster than the Fusion Sport tested by Motorweek.
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Not that long ago that would have been Corvette level performance!
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Re: Continental at the track

Nice...let's see where Continental fits with the 'sports sedans' with a 20mph headwind...

2017 Audi A6 3.0T: 13.7 sec @ 105

2017 Continental 3.0T: 13.6 sec @ 102.8

2017 Jaguar XF S: 13.5 sec @ 104

2017 BMW 540i: 13.2 sec @ 109

2017 Cadillac CTS-V Sport: 12.9 sec @ 112

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 4MATIC: 12.8 sec @ 109


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