Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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replace 0-97km/hr time with an excitement measusurement factor 1:1 of g, called Gee
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Porsche 918 Spyder can do 0 to 97 km/hr in 2.1 seconds. 97km/hr = 26.944m/s 26.944 in 2.1 seconds gives an acceleration of 12.83 m/s/s The factor of g is 12.83 / 9.8 which equals 1.31.

Using a 1:1 of ratio of g to Gee, the Spyder can give an excitement of 1.31 Gees*. A top fuel straight line dragster gets 5.3 Gees**. 5.6 Gee is the record for this vehicle***.

*using a little calculus, the actual gravitational g could be included in the motion.
**5.4 Gee with a stationary approximation of gravitational g included in motion.
*** wikipedia of course.

Batteries and electric motors are only going to get better but hopefully breaking Gees (Whoas) will always surpass the Gees.

wjt, Oct 27 2020

Gee Bee https://en.wikipedi...l_R_Super_Sportster
Very fast, very deadly ... [8th of 7, Oct 27 2020]

Pogo https://en.wikipedi...ki/Convair_XFY_Pogo
It seemed like a good idea at the time ... [8th of 7, Oct 27 2020]


       /measusurement/ great new word. Meanwhile, can we look forward to a Bee Gees track to launch the new unit?
xenzag, Oct 27 2020

       Could this idea also embrace the Gee Bee as well ?   

8th of 7, Oct 27 2020

       Looks like Russell Boardman experienced the aforementioned breaking Gees when he stalled his Gee Bee and encountered the ultimate breaking brake. The ground.
whatrock, Oct 27 2020

       It was a one-off race plane, fast, tricky and utterly unforgiving, little more than a huge engine with guidance fins on the back ... it didn't even need wings, if you look at the math (power vs. MTOW, 1,394.8 kg vs a 596.5 kW powerplant) it could accelerate vertically from rest on engine power alone, like the later Pogo.
8th of 7, Oct 27 2020

       As if 2020 wasn't bad enough, I've had the Bee Gees "Too Much Heaven" going through my head for the past 4 days. I would be willing to listen to Nickelback at this point to get it out.
RayfordSteele, Oct 31 2020

       [kdf] True, when losing one's control to the disciplines of God.
wjt, Nov 01 2020


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