“I live my life a quarter mile at a time.”
“It’s not how you stand by your car, it’s how you race your car.”
“Why don’t you girls just pack it up before I leave tread marks on your face?”
If you knew those literary gems were from the hard-hitting documentary ‘The Fast And The Furious”, then this is definitely an App Store title for you!
Dynolicious is a program which, without any wires or expensive dynamos can measure almost every facet of your ‘sweet ride’. 0-60 acceleration, horsepower, lateral Gs, and the all-important quarter mile elapsed time, all can be recorded with your humble iPhone and saved for posterity.
Apparently Dynolicious has been “track-tested at a major dragstrip against regulation timing equipment, and has demonstrated accuracy comparable to standalone performance meters which cost hundreds of dollars.” Tough to believe, but…
Despite what you would expect for £7.49 and a system cunningly exploiting the iPhone’s accelerometer, reviews have claimed it as fairly accurate, only a little ways off the premium performance analysers in terms of results… Having said that, it does require a lot of prior calibration and a grease monkey level of car know-how before seeing what your Vauxhall Nova can really do.
When set up correctly, accuracy within a tenth of a second and 1.5mph is meant to be possible. Which is either ‘awesome’ or ‘rad,’ depending on how much NOS flows through your veins.
Extra points for being in miles per hour, too. Imperial measurements for the win!
“Thank you for direct-port nitrous injection, four-core intercoolers, ball-bearing turbos, and titanium valve springs. Amen.” Best. Film. Ever.