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So I am curious to people who may know this...

The claim that the ct goes from 0-60 in about 9 seconds is that in sports mode or normal mode?

If 0-60 in 9 seconds is for normal mode does anyone know how long it takes to get to 60 mph in sports mode?
 

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Funny you should ask this. I just saw a youtube video the other day where someone does this test. He puts it in sport mode and hits the gas. According to the timing in the video he starts at 37 seconds and hits 60 at 47 seconds. So it would seem that in sport mode it takes 10 seconds 0-60mph.



 

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Funny you should ask this. I just saw a youtube video the other day where someone does this test. He puts it in sport mode and hits the gas. According to the timing in the video he starts at 37 seconds and hits 60 at 47 seconds. So it would seem that in sport mode it takes 10 seconds 0-60mph.

Lexus ct200h Hybrid 0-60 - YouTube


thanks for the vid... but how is it slower!?
today I was climbing up a hill and hitting the pedal and i took off pretty fast..
 

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from what I recall, the 0-60 times quoted by Lexus were done in Normal, not Sport.. so I've always wondered this myself, since Sport mode supposedly supplies a bit more "juice"
 

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When you floor it, full voltage is delivered to the electric motor in ALL modes. So, at least for the electric part, it should be the same. I'm not sure, however, if the throttle delay on the gas engine is overridden in "normal" or "eco" modes under the same conditions.
 

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I googled and Scottp461 is correct.. here's what I found:

from hybridcars.com:

2011 Lexus CT 200h - Review | Hybrid Cars

The “touring” personality of the car is introduced with the Sport mode which is calibrated towards performance and handling. In this setting, the throttle is cranked up considerably, power control from the battery is increased from 500 to 600 volts and the Lexus CT 200h’s electric power steering is adjusted to be more responsive. To liven things up a bit, the stability and traction control systems become less intrusive.
I think thats where the ambiguity regarding the extra voltage in Sport mode came from (at least for me)

Road and Track is a bit more clear on this:

Lexus CT 200h - 2012 Lexus ct Hybrid Future Cars at RoadandTrack.com

The CT can be driven in one of three modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. In Eco and Normal , output is limited to 500 volts unless full throttle is applied. The limit then bumps up to 650 volts, just like in Sport mode.
So like Scottp said, full-throttle should be the same in any mode.
 

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The CT can be pretty quick from 0-50 kph, but is awfully slow from 50-100 kph.

Most of the acceleration comes from the high torque electric motor, which is only really effective up to about 40 kph. Above that speed, you’re depending on a 1.8 liter Atkinson Cycle engine to accelerate. Atkinson Cycle engines provide great gas mileage, but notoriously low torque.
 

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Fast is relative but I find the CT slow in any mode.

But there again Car and Driver recorded a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds for the BMW 135i - my daily driver !
 

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Fast is relative but I find the CT slow in any mode.

But there again Car and Driver recorded a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds for the BMW 135i - my daily driver !
Way to rub it in!
 

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yeah, maybe peppy in red mode as opposed to blue mode would be more apt. :)
 

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I think someone needs to start a thread about 'other cars we own / owned' so that everyone can get it out of their system. Or maybe people should post previous cars in their signatures..Just so know the fastest you've gone 0-60 isn't 9 seconds. :p

 

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I think someone needs to start a thread about 'other cars we own / owned' so that everyone can get it out of their system. Or maybe people should post previous cars in their signatures..Just so know the fastest you've gone 0-60 isn't 9 seconds. :p
If your interested, many of us listed our previous and current other vehicles in the "General Discussion Forum > Demographics -What do CT200h owners do for a living ?" thread. ;)
 

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Who cares how fast the car is? None of us bought it for that. We bought it for the mpg's. And the Lexus factor.

And because it looks fast. Hell, the last car I had that got so many admiring comments was my 1983 Porsche 944.
 

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Sorry everyone but I could care less about the 0-60 times, I just enjoy driving my car. It handles well wherever I have driven it including in 4" of snow. It's reliable, fun to drive, comfortable, its full of fun gadgets, gives great gas mileage and integrates well with the 3061 tracks on my iPhone. I just enjoy the car - though Sports mode surprises boy racers when you pull away from the lights.
 

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The CT can be pretty quick from 0-50 kph, but is awfully slow from 50-100 kph.

Most of the acceleration comes from the high torque electric motor, which is only really effective up to about 40 kph. Above that speed, you’re depending on a 1.8 liter Atkinson Cycle engine to accelerate. Atkinson Cycle engines provide great gas mileage, but notoriously low torque.


As long as you have a charge in the Traction Battery, you have its full 650v at your disposal in Sport mode above 40km/ph, or above 140km/ph for that matter.
 

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Fast is relative but I find the CT slow in any mode.

But there again Car and Driver recorded a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds for the BMW 135i - my daily driver !
LOL! That may be fast but I have yet to see a man driving a 1 series of any type in SoCal!!:) It seems to be the Ladies choice out here!!
 

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I have this vision of American freeways and all the cars are driving from point A to point B in a series of 0-60mph acceleration runs.

By the way, do you guys talk about 'fast' cars and 'quick' cars? 'Fast' cars usually have a big, powerful engine and rapid acceleration times. 'Quick' cars (like the CT200h) are usually compact, smaller engined cars with more modest acceleration. On an interstate run in Australia, over about 800kms of what passes for roads in our country, a compact, nimble car with good steering, brakes, adequate performance and fewer petrol stops will usually win out over a 'fast' car. Perhaps this is not the case on the freeways of America where the abilities of a 'quick' car are not exploited so much.
 

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I have this vision of American freeways and all the cars are driving from point A to point B in a series of 0-60mph acceleration runs.
LOL..... Actually, you have it closer than you think. If you drive in the fast lane (left) it is a series of brake and gas. The folks that are not in a hurry (drive in the slower right lane) seem to move steady and oh, get further down the road than the 0-60 folks... :)
 
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