As promised, I looked into how fast the Batmobile would go on a frictionless plane instead of the roads of Gotham. To compare the difference, I used everyone's loving friend, Energy.
aB= 60 mph in 2.4 seconds (after some conversions....)= 11.17 m/s
mB= 4500 lbs (FYI, I was wrong, a tank weighs 135,000 lbs)
mBaB- ukmBg= mBa
(4500) (11.17) - .8(4500) (9.8)= 4500a
a= 10.376 m/s
They may not look like a big difference; well, its not in the short distance.
x= 1 mile= 160
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