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Old 07-04-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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Launch Control Demo / Information

As featured on homepage.

Watch Corvette enginers explain and demo launch control on a Z06



3.5 sec 0-60 is pretty decent.

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Old 07-05-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting, a picture is worth a thousand words.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Tom, that should help a lot of people understand the system. Nice find.
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Cool info, good stuff to know before I try it ... soon.

Ok, so who else noticed that most of the audience was older gentlemen either balding or grey hair or both?
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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Great video. I tried Launch Control the first week I got the car and was not able to get it to limit at the 4,000 RPM they speak of. After trying the throttle twice and having it go to 7,000 RPM I quit so I would not hurt the engine. I thought I would wait until I had 1,500 miles on the car before I would try it again. I had the DIC display Competitive Mode. What is the trick?
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:53 PM   #6
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Very cool and informational video.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:04 PM   #7
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Hold the traction control button down for 7 seconds. It should turn off the traction control and stability track. You will see both lights in the tach stating they are both off. Try it then.
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Great video. I tried Launch Control the first week I got the car and was not able to get it to limit at the 4,000 RPM they speak of. After trying the throttle twice and having it go to 7,000 RPM I quit so I would not hurt the engine. I thought I would wait until I had 1,500 miles on the car before I would try it again. I had the DIC display Competitive Mode. What is the trick?
i did the same thing.
in my case, i was being too gentle on the gas pedal... seriously!

here is how i goes:
double click the traction control button
"competitive mode" will show on DIC
from a COMPLETE STOP, clutch to floor, put it in 1st, put the gas STRAIGHT to the floor (do not hesitate)
the revs should stop at about 4200 and hold until you drop the clutch... keep your foot ON THE GAS.

(BTW, holding the button down for 7 secs turns EVERYTHING OFF... launch will NOT work this way)
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LC is for showing off, not 60 footing. It might make you more consistant, but it's certainly not the key to the best ET.
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Nice vid, Thanks
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:31 AM   #11
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LC is for showing off, not 60 footing. It might make you more consistant, but it's certainly not the key to the best ET.
They beat the factory 0-60 rating of 3.6. So how is that showing off. Plus the fact it's easier on the drive train. Maybe you need to re-watch and listen to that video again.

I'd say "not using LC" is showing off since the vast majority of M6 SS owners won't be able to master the art of launching the car w/o distress.
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They beat the factory 0-60 rating of 3.6. So how is that showing off. Plus the fact it's easier on the drive train. Maybe you need to re-watch and listen to that video again.

I'd say "not using LC" is showing off since the vast majority of M6 SS owners won't be able to master the art of launching the car w/o distress.
Did you see the amount of wheel spin? That is not how you cut good short times. Launching well involves dead hooking. But what do I know, I only have a couple hundred passes.
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:19 PM   #13
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They beat the factory 0-60 rating of 3.6. So how is that showing off. Plus the fact it's easier on the drive train. Maybe you need to re-watch and listen to that video again.

I'd say "not using LC" is showing off since the vast majority of M6 SS owners won't be able to master the art of launching the car w/o distress.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:21 PM   #14
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Ok so I'm going to be a total girl right now (good thing I am one) but does launch control come on both the V6 and V8s? or only one?
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just the v8's
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:50 PM   #16
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and is that automatics or only m6s?
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:36 PM   #17
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and is that automatics or only m6s?
I've seen the competitive mode in auto; haven't used it yet; still under 1000 miles. Not sure if it works the same as the manual though. I'll wait for someone else to answer.
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what a great video thanks for posting!!!
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:49 PM   #19
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and is that automatics or only m6s?
Just wondering...when did you put your order in with your dealer? I hope I'm in the same boat that you are!!!
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:06 PM   #20
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LC is for showing off, not 60 footing. It might make you more consistant, but it's certainly not the key to the best ET.
a good driver can achieve better results than LC, yes. LC is not for those few...Launch Control is there to help people get a nominal launch EVERY TIME. even those who can launch faster than launch control can't do it perfect every time. it's definitely for showing off, and much more.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:07 PM   #21
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Very cool! Extremely entertaining
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and is that automatics or only m6s?
This is ONLY for the manual transmission.
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Awesome video!
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #24
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Many years ago, I had access to a GM ABS manual. The manual indicated that optimum braking (and therefore traction) was achieved at 18% wheel slip. Presumably the same holds true under acceleration.
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Great info just cant wait to try.
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