An Implausibly Long Instant

From Robocalypse:

Veer twenty degrees to the right. Increase speed to forty kph and maintain for six seconds. Then execute a full stop and lie on the ground.


The instant I drop to the ground, my body is rocked by an explosion from a hundred meters in front of my position—consistent with my exact trajectory prior to the full stop.

At forty kilometers per hour, it takes nine seconds to go a hundred meters. The book was clearly written with Hollywood in mind, where everything happens in the most dramatic way possible, but I thought this is what editors are for.