First time drag racing. I had no idea that a total of a single minute's activity over an entire day could be so enjoyable. 13.5 isn't too bad at the Pod, even if the terminal is quite slow. The car really feels like aero drag gets the better of it above 80mph.
The engine is running around 15hp less across the entire rpm range than when the car was first built, apparently due to chain stretch throwing the timing off. However, I have a sneaking suspicion most of that loss might be simply due to the use of a dubious HKS air filter which I was sold on the day of the last dyno tune-up after I found a split in the rubber neck of my original humungous Green Cotton filter literally as we were hooking it up to the hub dyno. I will be fitting a proper filter again in the near future.
Anyway, for the reasons above the car sits right around standard S2000 power, ie about 235hp at the flywheel.
Tyres were half-worn 195/50 Uniroyal Rainsport 2.
Ambient temps were around 17 degrees (62 deg f).
The lower terminal speed of the first run was because I held on to fourth gear and heroically buzzed the limiter for significantly longer than anticipated before and across the line, instead of changing up a gear like a normal person.
The 15.1 of the second run was a surprisingly decent time considering I snapped my throttle cable when engaging fourth gear.
I'm now split between selling the car and moving on, and sticking with it and possibly paying a visit to Wizards of NOS. Clearly, after stating from the start of my build that I wasn't doing it just to try and go fast in a straight line, I seem to have found myself in the confusing position of now wondering how to eek a few more tenths out of it! Damn this drag racing bug.