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    Today, 01:12 AM
    If this picture offends you then you somehow wandered onto the wrong website. Our regular readers will understand and even identify with this. Go ahead and laugh.
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    Today, 01:05 AM
    If this picture offends you then you somehow wandered onto the wrong website. Our regular readers will understand and even identify with this. Go ahead and laugh.
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    Yesterday, 05:21 PM
    Improving on the factory BMW airbox design for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is not easy. It is not like the BMW engineers do not design efficient parts themselves but they do have to work within a certain budget and with BMW suppliers as well as deal with strict regulations. As we all know there is room to improve on many BMW factory parts including something like the intake system on the S55 motor in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Gains really show when someone is running a tune or higher boost as the factory system becomes more of a restriction at that point. Look at the dyno results on a Mustang dynamometer here from AWE-Tuning. The aftermarket part and the factory part perform about the same until the motor is past 3k rpm. At that point the S-Flo system provides greater flow on the test car which is running their piggyback tune and exhaust system. At the factory power levels gains will be minimal but this is a mod for that person trying to extract every last horse and remove restrictions. What the dyno results prove is that the factory intake can be made more efficient and this pays dividends as the motor is pushed harder. Is this system worth the $1595 they are asking for it? Well, that is up to you. For the cost conscious the recently released BMS system is quite the value alternative. The AWE piece sure is pretty though and offers OEM fit and finish.
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    Today, 02:56 AM
    The Ford GT as everyone knows had a 5.4 liter V8 motor with a blower on top. Well, the upcoming GT will not have a V8 and the car will not be supercharged. Instead, a 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 is taking its place and considering the Mustang offers far more displacement that has some people scratching their heads. Those scratching their heads need to understand the Ecoboost V6 is lighter and that Ford is focused on racing with the upcoming car. As they intend to challenge at Le Mans fuel efficiency is at a premium in such an endurance race and the Ecoboost motor will offer far greater efficiency for the power levels. Plus, just listen to it. Relax everyone, things are going to be just fine with a V6 under the hood. This thing is going to be a beast.
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    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    This seems very ambitious and difficult to accomplish. Ferrari has a history of lightweight hardcore models but we can not think of one in recent history that managed to shave as much as 440 pounds off the standard model. That standard model being the F12 which in independent tests pushes 3900+ pounds. Some tests have it over 4000 pounds. ~3900 pounds is quite a bit more than the number Ferrari quotes which is which is closer to 3600 pounds. Simply getting the F12 down to Ferrari's own optimistic claims would get rid of nearly 400 pounds. Let's assume for a moment Ferrari performs a miracle and gets 400 pounds off the car. We could expect a real world weight for the F12 in the 35XX pound range at that point. Coupling roughly 3500 pounds with a naturally aspirated 760 horsepower V12 would make for quite a ride. There is no official Ferrari source quoting this weight loss figure or any concrete details about an F12 Speciale. This information comes from Autocar who mentions no Ferrari source and has a history of making grandiose claims such as these that have no basis in reality and are later proved wrong. In all likelihood a lighter F12 Speciale is likely on the way. The weight loss just probably is not almost 450 pounds and that number seems to have been pulled from thin air by Autocar. Source
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    Today, 01:27 AM
    Slightly used with new ISO G5 JB4 and BMS Data USB cable and Extension cable Item(s) cost me $520 brand new from BMS and I'm letting it go for $400 obo shipped
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    Today, 09:22 AM
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    Some very encouraging results here from MotorTrend who got their hands on the new W205 generation C63 from Mercedes-AMG. The test numbers are better than what Car and Driver published and closer to what we have seen from independent results with the C63. The 12.2 @ 119.5 1/4 mile sprint is close to the trap speed of independent tests on a drag strip and reinforces BenzBoost's belief that the new C63 is an 11 second car at over 120 miles per of trap speed in stock form. Winter weather alone should prove that but these are good numbers in the summer heat. The car of course is heavy as all tests have shown. 3963 pounds is closer to E-Class territory than what one would expect from a C-Class. The weight distribution is nose heavy with 54% of the weight up front. It is not nearly as well balanced as the AMG GT which is to be expected. Considering the fairly narrow tires for a twin turbo V8 sedan the skidpad number is impressive with 1.01g pulled. Also higher than the .98g recorded by Car and Driver. MotorTrend liked the MCT automatic behavior when going full tilt but around town they found it behaved odd in power delivery. They compared it to the Porsche PDK when driving hard which is certainly a great comparison but a dual clutch transmission it is not no matter how the software masks it. Good numbers regardless that have us excited to see what the upcoming C63 coupe can do. 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S BASE PRICE $72,825 PRICE AS TESTED $89,035 VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan ENGINE 4.0L/503-hp/516-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 TRANSMISSION 7-speed automatic CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3,936 lb (54/46%) WHEELBASE 111.8 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 187.0 x 72.4 x 56.5 in 0-60 MPH 4.0 sec QUARTER MILE 12.2 sec @ 119.5 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 101 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.01 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.1 sec @ 0.86 g (avg) EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 18/25/20 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 187/135 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.94 lb/mile
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    Today, 01:16 AM
    http://blog.caranddriver.com/ford-focus-rs-pricing-and-options-accidentally-revealed-online/ I am really excited about the IDEA of this car. From what I have been reading, it will not have a center diff like the STI and EVO, but a clutch based system instead (but supposedly still pretty good). I honestly love the idea of a "hot hatch" with AWD and a turbo, especially coming from the blue oval, but am worried the price may be too high. Is $42k ish (with options) really worth it for a Ford Focus? A loaded Mustang is one thing, but a Focus? Thoughts?
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    Today, 03:30 AM
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    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    Some very encouraging results here from MotorTrend who got their hands on the new W205 generation C63 from Mercedes-AMG. The test numbers are better than what Car and Driver published and closer to what we have seen from independent results with the C63. The 12.2 @ 119.5 1/4 mile sprint is close to the trap speed of independent tests on a drag strip and reinforces BenzBoost's belief that the new C63 is an 11 second car at over 120 miles per of trap speed in stock form. Winter weather alone should prove that but these are good numbers in the summer heat. The car of course is heavy as all tests have shown. 3963 pounds is closer to E-Class territory than what one would expect from a C-Class. The weight distribution is nose heavy with 54% of the weight up front. It is not nearly as well balanced as the AMG GT which is to be expected. Considering the fairly narrow tires for a twin turbo V8 sedan the skidpad number is impressive with 1.01g pulled. Also higher than the .98g recorded by Car and Driver. MotorTrend liked the MCT automatic behavior when going full tilt but around town they found it behaved odd in power delivery. They compared it to the Porsche PDK when driving hard which is certainly a great comparison but a dual clutch transmission it is not no matter how the software masks it. Good numbers regardless that have us excited to see what the upcoming C63 coupe can do. 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S BASE PRICE $72,825 PRICE AS TESTED $89,035 VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan ENGINE 4.0L/503-hp/516-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 TRANSMISSION 7-speed automatic CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3,936 lb (54/46%) WHEELBASE 111.8 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 187.0 x 72.4 x 56.5 in 0-60 MPH 4.0 sec QUARTER MILE 12.2 sec @ 119.5 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 101 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.01 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.1 sec @ 0.86 g (avg) EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 18/25/20 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 187/135 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.94 lb/mile
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