Back home from a succesfull weekend testing with the Taunus. Best time (we made 9 runs or so) was 9.3 secs and 248 kph!!. Not bad at all and the good thing is the Taunus runs straight. No need for spoilers and even at high speed (almost 250 kph) Taunus feels good. Braking now is far better and Taunus will stop in time, but better not go faster with these brakes. I used the chute rest of the weekend.
60ft times are bad (1.6), but without launch control this is ok. We did not test it with launch control, and the launch was set at only 4.000 rpm so low boost. Next time more rpm and the use of a launch control and 60ft should go faster so at the end we will run in the 8secs.
But heat is an issue. The water in the radiator starts get to hot (above 110 degr. celcius) while in the engine it stays below 100 degr. The reason for that is probably the heat coming from the Turbo and the intercooler. They heat up the readiator because there are no heat shields or whatever to protect the radiator. Best solution is to put the radiator in the trunk, which we will do and we think the problem is solved then. This heat problem forced us to do only one run on sunday. We went home before eleminations started.
Because of the heat issue we made a run withoud the hood. This did however not solve the heat issue enough.But overall we are very satisfied and the Taunus gets lot of attention. People do not expect that an almost stock looking Taunus goes that fast!