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Old 14th November 2007, 15:05   #1
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what is Launch control and how does this work?
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Old 14th November 2007, 16:24   #2
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this was mainly used in F1, due to excess power its very difficult to attain maximum accelaration .....

with launch control car can help u in getting maximum accelaration and fast 0-100 times ..... the car accelerates as fast as possible without spinning wheels or over revving the engine
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This device combines the effort of an electronic-driven accelerator and a computer program in the car. The software drives the accelerator according to engine specifications to make the car accelerate smoothly and as fast as possible, avoiding spinning of the drive wheels, engine failure due to over-revving and clutch and gearbox problems. This feature is only available at the start of the race, when the car is stopped in the starting grid. After the car is running at a certain speed, this device stops its work.

In high-performance racing vehicles, the driver has a very small threshold when it comes to acceleration. High power delivered by the engine to the gearbox and driven wheels can not be easily managed even by the most experienced drivers.

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Old 15th November 2007, 10:38   #4
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wow thats cool tech...I was actually watching this Top Gear Episode in which JC was driving a Ferrari 599 equipped with LC. Couldnt exactly figure out what that device actually did. Now it makes more sense to me.
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This should be very useful at traffic signals in India.. Just imagine, in the millisecond between the lights turning green and the moron behind you reaching for the horn button, you can zoom away and the moron will be left honking at the empty space in front of him..
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This should be very useful at traffic signals in India.. Just imagine, in the millisecond between the lights turning green and the moron behind you reaching for the horn button, you can zoom away and the moron will be left honking at the empty space in front of him..
good one there. But I doubt it will work since no sooner than you would try to zoom out there will be another m#r#n in an autorickshaw who'll try to block your way
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Launch Control is not only used in F1 cars, the new Ferrari 612 uses it as well.
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good one there. But I doubt it will work since no sooner than you would try to zoom out there will be another m#r#n in an autorickshaw who'll try to block your way
Agreed,and also there are chaps who cross the lights when its about to turn red,do you plan to hit them?
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If you time your launch correctly, you may just zoom ahead missing them by millimeters. Lol.
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I have seen similar kind of Launch control system in my buddy`s car.. he got it installed for 4000bucks.. similar F1 style..
1 ignition key to enable on/off ignition button .
2 push button start
3.Red light and Green Light
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I have seen similar kind of Launch control system in my buddy`s car.. he got it installed for 4000bucks.. similar F1 style..
1 ignition key to enable on/off ignition button .
2 push button start
3.Red light and Green Light
Launch control for 4000 bucks?? All those millions that F1 teams spent developing their version of LC is wasted !!

Does this 4k LC ensure that the engine will not stall or wheels will not spin during the launch? LC in F1 cars initially had problems with engine stalling.
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Guys,

Launch control is not some space age technology. Most stand alone Ecu's also offer it. I had the same in my Vtec when I tried out a stand alone at the speed run. This is a program software driven which allows you to set your launch rpm. The car will not rev higher than the set limit whilst stationery and not as high tech as the F1 cars.

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Great topic and excellent infos guys...!!!!!
so guess this system works on 'drive by wire' cars eh?!

you guys sure deserve 'thanks'!!!

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Launch control only keeps thr rpm steady for a launch.

Traction control is what does not let your wheels spin.
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^^^ I think you have to select a certain mode like "RACE" or "SPORT" and then engage the "Traction Control" system. Engage the Launch Control system after which build up a certain amount revv and so on...
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