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    09-21-2017, 11:21 AM
    Hot on the heels of MotorTrend's 2017 Best Driver's Car competition comes their World's Greatest Drag Race where they have the contestants face off in a straightline contest. They did make one change though by replacing the Miata (which had no chance) with a Tesla Model S P100D. Racing from a stop is the Tesla's game. It shows as it gets a lead off the launch with the 911 Turbo S hot on its heels. Surprisingly, nobody is able to pass the Tesla in time. It runs a 10.5 @ 125 (GPS time) in the 1/4 mile. This is what happens when you do not have a prepped strip or drag rubber for powerful RWD cars. The rest of the times are below in order of trap speed but as stated believes the Ferrari is a ringer based on real world results from owners.
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    09-29-2017, 01:02 PM
    W204 C65 AMG Black Series 4Matic? Yes, you read that correctly. BenzBoost teased this car a year ago while final development and tuning was wrapped up. Getting a build like this done and dialed in takes a bit of time and the owner wanted to have some fun with a sleeper before the word got out. Whoops. It is hard to not write about something extraordinary like this. Just swapping in an M279 V12 into the W204 chassis alone is incredible (look at that fab work!) but they also added 4Matic all wheel drive on top. This is truly a one of a kind build and as the saying goes if you have to ask how much it costs you can not afford it. Weistec did not leave the M279 stock by any means. The V12 receives a sleeved block, forged internals, CNC ported heads, a new dual throttle body intake manifold, and custom turbochargers. It makes over 1000 horsepower at the wheels but best of luck to anyone trying to get a dynograph. Maybe the owner will release a graph at some point. For now, just enjoy one of, if not the outright baddest, C-Class AMG's on Earth.
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    10-13-2017, 03:04 PM
    The era of quadruple digit F10 M5 and F13 M6 horsepower is officially here! Congratulations to BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) on being the first to crack the 1000 wheel horsepower mark on the S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 platform. Videos will be coming soon and will be posted below but here is what you need to know: 2013 M5 DCT car Upgraded DCT clutches All done via Flash only, no Piggyback (JB4). 110 Octane, stock fuel system. Methanol injection (M1) NO Nitrous This obviously is their built motor package which is capable of holding roughly 1500 horsepower. 1026 rear wheel horsepower is incredible but they are not done. This is just the beginning.
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    10-05-2017, 08:31 AM
    The BMW N54 is not what you would call a high revving BMW engine or even a high revving BMW I6. There are numerous reasons for that such as it not being an M engine, being turbocharged, having direct fuel injection, an undersquare design, etc. More revs are very beneficial for those chasing more power especially when switching to a large turbo. Obviously with a larger turbo there will be a spool sacrifice but there will also be much more air moved up top. To really see the full capability a higher redline to take advantage of the torque curve that is now shifted to the right is needed. This E92 335i belongs to BimmerBoost member @jt0407 and here are a few of the specs: Supertech valvetrain Schrick cams ported head 5 angle valve job Stock block Extending the redline over a 1000 rpm brings with it fueling issues especially on a direct injection system. He has a Fuel-It! Stage 3 setup with TBI: He claims he hit 8200 rpm there. Just for perspective still short of the stock 8400 rpm the S65 V8 revs to but a good step forward for big turbo N54's. As for the power he is making he says he will get on the dyno soon. It sure will be interesting to take a look at his power curve.
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    09-24-2017, 07:52 AM
    Congratulations are in order here although the car is still being tuned. Essentially, this is a work in progress but it certainly has progressed from where it was. The car was making 889 rear wheel horsepower but recently cracked the 9XX barrier with a 919 wheel horsepower pull. Now, we would like full size graphs and more details but this is the first publicly posted 9XX car BimmerBoost knows of and the most powerful N54 to date until someone proves otherwise. The Precision 6870 is not maxed out either and they can push this a bit further with some refinements. Either way, clearly the Doc Race single turbo top mount N54 manifold is an extremely nice piece with extreme capability. The Motiv built motor setup is also handling the torque thrown at it. Keep it up guys! Excellent work.
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    09-27-2017, 01:53 AM
    Another day, another N54 single turbo option. BimmerBoost is not familiar with You Wish Performance but they tend to produce products for other makes. They entered the BMW market with their top mount N54 twin scroll single turbo kit. It starts at $4599: -Twin scroll top mount manifold -6265 or 6465 Garrett Gtw billet wheel turbo -Turbosmart 40mm wastegates -Turbo down pipe -Wastegate dump tubes -Turbo blanket -Turbo Intake filter -Mac solenoid -Rear oil/coolant block offs -Turbo feed/drain -Charge pipe to intercooler -Aluminum coolant tube -Coolant tank relocation hose/bracket -Hardware/Turbo manifold Gaskets Their kit with a Garrett 6265 was tuned by EMP Tuning and made 622 horsepower to the wheels without port injection or meth at 23 psi: Another option in the hotly contested single turbo market.
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    09-25-2017, 09:51 PM
    Are you sick of hearing about how fast Teslas supposedly are? How the P100D is unbeatable and so incredibly quick? Well, you can thank misleading videos like what MotorTrend recently put out for convincing people that a P100D is the king of acceleration. It isn't. Not by a long shot. Honestly, it isn't even close. A McLaren 720S is what you call a fast car. For one, it isn't lugging a ton of batteries around so it comes in at almost 2000 pounds less than a P100D. Furthermore, the internal combustion engine can stretch its legs much further than the P100D can dream of. That is not to say the P100D is not quick. From a stop, it will do mid 10's. Definitely hard to top off the line for many stock cars. A trap of around 124 miles per hour is not fast though. From a stop the McLaren is already pulling the Tesla by third gear. Yes, the P100D gets a lead but it is easily overcome. The McLaren blows it away. From a roll? It isn't even a race. STFU about Teslas already. They're not fast.
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    10-05-2017, 10:51 AM
    This is not your typical hybrid S63TU turbo upgrade. What is tentatively being referred to as the Pure Turbos Stage X turbocharger upgrade for the F10 M5 and F13 M6 is a complete turbo upgrade with new housings. BimmerBoost member @allmotor_2000 who is gunning for 8's in the 1/4 mile is getting these turbos on his F10 M5. This includes a custom manifold, custom downpipes, custom wastegates, and a custom JB4 BCM setup per-bank for boost control. The turbos themselves are ball bearing Garrett GTX3XXX mirrored units. That means one is reverse rotation. Then of course there are all the custom lines for water and oil. What will all of this cost? What kind of power can we expect? We'll know once it is done. Size comparison to stock:
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    09-21-2017, 10:42 AM
    MotorTrend's Best Drier's Car competition is always interesting to watch. The videos are well done and they provide plenty of data. The field they choose is not always the most logical though. What the hell is a Lexus LC500 doing in this competition? Also, why is there no BMW? That omission may be BMW's fault more than that of anyone else. Just taking up space that could be used for a serious entry. Regardless, it is a pretty good lineup with all eyes on the 488 GTB. Let's list the entries in order of curb weight from lightest to heaviest: Mazda MX-5 Miata RF - 2420 lbs Porsche 718 Cayman S - 3190 lbs McLaren 570GT - 3346 lbs Ferrari 488 GTB - 3412 lbs Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - 3464 lbs Porsche 911 Turbo S - 3557 lbs Mercedes-AMG GT R - 3680 lbs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio- 3749 lbs Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - 3837 lbs Nissan GT-R NISMO - 3904 lbs Aston Martin DB11 - 4194 lbs Lexus LC 500 - 4364 lbs The Miata undercuts the field considerably and the Lexus LC500 almost weighs 2000 pounds more than the Miata. Wow is it fat. This competition is about what is the most fun to drive but it is always interesting to see which car is the fastest. They are listed below in order of their trap speed and with additional data panels: The Ferrari is the fastest? That is a load of BS. Either Ferrari sent a ringer or MotorTrend is cooking the numbers. There are plenty of videos out there showing the McLaren 570S dispatch the 488 with ease. This alone calls into question the validity of the comparison. Regardless, here are the cars in order of their laptime around Laguna Seca: Ferrari 488 GTB - 1:31.68 Mercedes-AMG GT R - 1.33.01 Porsche 911 Turbo S - 1:33.21 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - 1:34.30 McLaren 570GT - 1:34.87 Nissan GT-R NISMO - 1:35.01 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - 1:36.02 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio- 1:39.65 Porsche 718 Cayman S - 1:40.05 Aston Martin DB11 - 1:40.05 Lexus LC 500 - 1:43.40 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF - 1:51.43 The 488 GTB which trails the AMG GT R on the Nurburgring considerably opens up a large lead on the AMG GT R at Laguna Seca? Something doesn't smell right here. MotorTrend chooses the 488 GTB as the best driver's car but it does not feel right. The Ferrari dominates all the performance categories along with the subjective ones. If one were to guess, Ferrari provided the car only if they got this outcome as they have previously controlled MotorTrend's testing. BoostAddict doesn't buy the result and neither should you. Watch the videos from the cars below and come to your own conclusion.
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    10-04-2017, 10:31 AM
    The new second generation NSX is a radical departure from the original. Honda simply got it wrong. What made the NSX a success is that it was a reliable exotic which was fun to drive. It was light, revved high, sounded great, rear wheel drive, and an excellent driver's car. In comparison, the new NSX feels like an appliance. Quite simply, it lacks soul. They packed in technology but they did not make the car more fun to drive. It is a lot more expensive. It is a lot heavier. It does not have a manual option. Electric assisted all wheel drive gives it a completely different feel. Are you driving it or are computers? Bridgewater Acura is knocking $44,800 off the sticker of this NSX: Checking their website it looks like it is already gone. At $200k optioned the NSX really isn't worth the money considering how it performs roughly the same as the now very long in the tooth Nissan GT-R. Knock $45k off though and people come knocking. It's safe to say at this point that Honda/Acura failed with the car and they had plenty of time with delay after delay to get it right. Oh, and here is a 'used' one with 2 miles on it they will let go for $129k from the $168k MSRP: The car is a flop.
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    09-26-2017, 09:40 PM
    This is just the beginning. Weistec is expanding its reach into other markets which is a great thing for BMW enthusiasts (as well as those of another make which will be announced at a later date). BimmerBoost knew about this for a while but Weistec was not ready to reveal their entry into the BMW aftermarket until significant development took place. Their first upgrade will be for the F10 M5 and F13 M6 models. They will offer a full S63TU turbo upgrade and you can logically deduce they will be working on the F90 M5 afterwards. You can see their (very expensive!) 3d imaging scanner at work as they map out the engine bay and parts. We're talking about a piece of equipment that can range up to $85k. This is what top engineering firms use. Get ready for some exciting BMW developments from Weistec.
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    09-26-2017, 11:45 PM
    The 2.9 liter Whipple twin screw supercharger is very popular in the Domestic world and also in the Mercedes-AMG M156 market. Weistec for example utilizes Whipple twin screw blowers in their Stage III+ M156 applications which break into the 9's on the stock internals. It will be interesting to see if the third generation supercharger will be utilized although the new casing may pose some fitment issues. Regardless, check out these results on a Mustang GT with no changes other than moving to the new blower: That is an impressive pickup in power and torque from 3000 rpm on. Not only is the Gen 3 making more power it is also running up to 80 degrees cooler. It is much more efficient. The Gen 3 features new rotors with precision, robotically sprayed, conformal PTFE coating that adapts to the application and clearances needed. The rotors also feature a profile change, along with tighter tolerances that minimize power consumption and leakage. The updated rotor housing features revised port timing and bearing shape for increased rotor filling, along with a new, angled rib pattern for a more aggressive look.
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    10-07-2017, 01:52 PM
    The dyno is from the third 2000+ all wheel horsepower Nissan GT-R T1 Race Development built. It seems almost absurd to say that builds in excess of 2000 horsepower in the GT-R world are becoming commonplace from high end tuners. How much does something like this cost to do, anyway? Everything needs to be upgraded. It is amazing the Dodson transmission is holding this kind of power and torque: As for the turbos that is a pair of Precision 7675's doing the work. Also they are revving the engine out past 9k rpm. They are also utilizing a billet engine block. Incredible.
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    09-30-2017, 05:34 AM
    This is the same E89 Z4 we saw do some impressive runs last month. It had a small boost leak then which has since been rectified. It takes on some stout competition and really shows how potent a tuned N54 on the stock turbos can be when paired to a DCT transmission. The first run is against a 900+ horsepower GT-R. It goes as you would expect. Next up is an E92 M3. Whatever the mods on the M3 it needs more mods. A Pure Turbos upgraded E92 335i tries its luck next. He should not have given the Z4 the hit. An E30 with unknown mods is beaten next. A bolt on C6 is just obliterated next. How about a tuned Audi RS3? It does ok in the lower gears but is simply overmatched up top and pulled. A W204 C63 AMG sedan with an ECU tune is next. It was beaten so easily it is really surprising. Last but not least is a tuned R230 SL600 V12 twin turbo. Finally a decent race but the Z4 manages to open up a small lead. A tuned SL600 is about 126 mile per hour car depending on the supporting mods and fuel. This Z4 sure is dialed in. N54T with DCT Cobb AP v3 with protune by BQ Tuning AFE Magnum Force stage 2 filter MMP Inlets MMP Outlet Wagner Evo 2 Performance Intercooler 2x HKS SQV BOV VRSF catless downpipes Magnaflow 200cells catalyst e45 mix (50% e85/50% 98ron)
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    10-07-2017, 02:30 PM
    The new Audi RS3 sedan is already over 500 horsepower. It did not take much time at all now did it? The 2.5 TFSI single turbo inline-5 simply continues to impress and its new dual fuel injection system should make it even more tuner friendly. Let's take a look at the dyno: That is 450 awhp from an Iroz intercooler, downpipe, and Custom-Code software on 93 octane pump gas. The baseline figure looks to be roughly 360 awhp. With an intercooler and downpipe that goes to about 400 awhp. Essentially, gains of almost 100 awhp with basic bolt ons on pump gas. Keep in mind in warm Vegas weather Iroz got a baseline of 12.0 @ 113 for the car. This should be a low 11-second car at around 120 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile with bolt ons. Tuned RS3's are going to be a handful.
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    09-21-2017, 12:54 PM
    Everyone calm down. This is a rumor although it comes from Edo Karabegovic (of German tuner Edo Performance) who was at the 'Ring during the record attempt. If what he is saying is true, we have a new Nurburgring champion. A 6:48.75 laptime would comfortably top the controversial Lamborghini Huracan Performante time of 6:52.01. How much stock do you put in a Facebook post? We are waiting for official word from Porsche. If it is true, the 991.2 GT2 RS is the new king.
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    10-03-2017, 10:42 AM
    Congratulations are in order to PorscheBoost Porsche Performance Forums member @NJ-M4 on his setting a new quickest Porsche 991 Turbo 1/4 mile time. His vehicle is a 991.1 Turbo S so this is an overall quickest 991 US pass. As a reminder, @Markblackwell ran 9.71 @ 143.80 in his 991.1 Turbo S. So while this is the quickest US pass it is not the fastest: The mod list: ESMotor 71mm VTG Turbos ESMotor intercoolers ESMotor exhaust ESMotor headers IPD Plenum IPD Y pipe Meth kit Cobb tuned by Emre The recorded 60-130 time for reference on the run was 5.7 seconds: Curb weight is 3595 pounds: Very well done and a very impressive 991.1 Turbo.
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    10-04-2017, 07:42 AM
    8 seconds in the 1/4 mile with an M5? Talk about a lofty goal. It is not as unrealistic as you might think as the person attempting to do it was the first to break into the 9's with the F10 M5. @allmotor_2000 since sold that 9-second F10 M5 and picked up another as a project car. He is going all out with a motor build and a new turbo setup. Who is doing the S63TU motor build? SD Autotech. This is Steve Dinan's new venture. The engine builder does work for BMW endurance engines so you can rest assured it will be done right. We are talking forged internals, ported heads, and new cams. As for the drivetrain an SSP Spec R clutch upgrade is utilized along with DSS axles and a DSS carbon fiber driveshaft. As for tuning the ECU will be handled by DME Tuning and a JB4 with a per-bank external wastegate BCM is incorporated. Now how will fueling be handled? Good question. This is not being revealed at this time. Methanol is involved but the other fuel system upgrades are being kept secret for now. A completion date at the end of this month (October) is the target. Let's hope it all comes together and we see an 8-second F10 M5!
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    09-27-2017, 11:01 PM
    It is great to see Active Autowerke doing ECU flash tuning on newer turbo BMW's. As you recall, Active Autowerke also has their Active-8 tuning box for the S55 platform which they released a couple years ago. They have ECU flash tuning for the S55 platform now as well. The results are impressive to say the least. They can accommodate stock turbos and upgraded turbos. The bottom graph is with the Pure Stage 2 turbochargers: Unfortunately the graphs are a bit low resolution so it is difficult to see the peak figures. The first graph shows a stock S55 going from 381 rear wheel horsepower to 441 rear wheel horsepower. That is a gain of 60 horsepower at the wheels on a Mustang dyno. A very solid gain. The second graph is a ZCP or Competition Package car with a Stage 2 tune. The tuned peak horsepower figure shows 479 wheel horsepower but the torque figure is hard to read. It is closing in on 500 lb-ft of torque at the wheels though. A gain of over 100 lb-ft at the wheels over stock. With the Pure Turbos Stage 2 upgrade output goes up to 525 wheel horsepower. Torque hits 529 lb-ft at the wheels. Phenomenal output on their Mustang dyno. Key Features: Up to 150whp Horspower gains throughout RPM range Higher torque over factory settings through RPM range Recallibrated settings for a smoother and more responsive part throttle transition Recallibrated settings for a smoother and more responsive power delivery Modified Vanos camshaft remapping Available "Burble" Maps Free tech support and assistance Multiple maps available for flashing at home (after initial reflash) Available Options: Cold start delete Stage 1 or Stage 2 maps for 91-93 octane Off Road Only Downpipe Map Multiple Burble Options Tuner flag removal OBD Flashing Option Performance Specs: Up to 120hp gains : Rear wheel HP measured on the dyno Up to 120 Ft / LBs gains : Rear wheel FT/LBs measured on the dyno Software Purchase Options: When you purchase software for your F8X BMW, you will be required to: 1) Locate an Active Autowerke approved F8X Software Dealer and have it installed there or 2) Remove and mail Active Autowerke your ECU and we will install the software. Same day turnaround on all software with free 2nd day air to lower 48 states. See Tech Support for details on removal and mailing of ECU. Click here for Instructions on Removing ECU -After the initial reflash, you are able to flash different maps from us with a Simon 3 cable that available for an additional $225. If you choose not to purchase a Simon 3 cable we will flash your ECU with a custom map at your request. We provide up to (4) custom maps (at no additional cost) when you purchase a Simon 3 cable with your F8X Performance Software! ***Your ECU must be taken to an approved Active Autowerke F8X dealer for the initial flash, or it must be shipped to Active Autowerke before you are able to load our maps with a Simon 3 cable from your home. DME sent to us Msrp: $1000
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    09-25-2017, 07:02 PM
    This is amusing. BMW M already stated they would not do an M four-cylinder engine a while back. This despite the fact of course that the E30 M3 started off with a four-cylinder engine and a naturally aspirated one at that. What is the reasoning? This from M head Frank Van Meel: "We are really happy with our six-cylinder because for BMW and BMW M that is our heritage engine. We started with six-cylinder in the M1 so it has a long history. BMW is a six-cylinder inline company and, for us, itís an iconic engine. If you look at it with a four-cylinder, I donít see characteristics that I would like on an M car, on a small displacement turbocharged four-cylinder engine. I wouldnít do a four-cylinder standalone turbocharged with high performance, because you always have the characteristic that if you want high performance you lose the low-end torque and you lose the overall driveability you want to have from the car." Well then how does he justify a 1.5 liter three-cylinder in the i8? That is supposed to be a sports car yet BMW gives it an engine so small the performance is basically a joke for the money they are asking. He is right that a smaller motor will have more lag and less torque but doesn't Mercedes somehow produce a four-cylinder CLA45 AMG sedan with a 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder that performs similarly to the i8 at a fraction of the cost and without the need for a hybrid drivetrain? The reasoning here is not that BMW M can not make a powerful four-cylinder with little lag and plenty of torque. There are a bevy of turbo four-cylinder motors on the market making big power and torque. Even the BMW B48 2.0 liter four-cylinder is well over 300 horsepower to the wheels. BMW M simply wants to share as many engines and parts as possible. You can not make the argument that a four-cylinder is too small when you go even smaller with a 1.5 liter three-cylinder in your supposed sports car of the future. BMW will argue a hybrid drivetrain is necessary to supplement a four-cylinder motor but that isn't true. Not only are the Mercedes CLA/GLA45 AMG models evidence of this but a car is much lighter without a hybrid drivetrain. Maybe BMW's real problems are weight and cost cutting?
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    10-06-2017, 01:12 PM
    You probably know this Huracan already as the owner went through his Dime Racing horror story and VF-Engineering ended up sorting out the car and supercharging it. Now, you already know the McLaren 720S is a beast in stock form. The Huracan owner meets up with a 720S owner and basically there is a lot of annoying talking before and after they botch run after run. Just run the damn cars. Nobody wants to waste twelve minutes on worthless chatter. They line the cars up from a stop and the Huracan gets a lead on the rear wheel drive 720S before quickly getting off the gas. This certainly makes sense as the Huracan is all wheel drive and the TVS blower provides instant torque. With how quickly the Huracan gets off the gas we do not see much of a race. They go from a roll next and the 720S jumps slightly but then gets off the gas only for the Huracan to get on the gas. Is this the first time these guys have ever raced a car before? They try again and the 720S looks to be in the wrong gear or getting on the gas late. Just do three honks and go people. Also, you have GoPro mounts. WTF are you holding a camera for while racing? This is garbage. They run on busy city streets and the Huracan gets off the gas early once the 720S actually gets going. There is no real performance comparison and where is the supposed data that was going to be recorded? If you seriously think your Huracan is faster do a real highway roll instead of putting out misleading crap like this. Fail.
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    10-04-2017, 11:13 AM
    These are two of the hottest drop tops on the market. MotorTrend decided to compare them in sunny California (which is a popular place for these cars) but they opted for the standard Turbo instead of the S. The R8 Spyder does not come as a V10 Plus model. On paper, this should be close between the two. The 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 powered R8 has 540 horsepower but 'only' 398 lb-ft of torque. The 911 Turbo on the other hand has 486 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6 and the same 540 horsepower. Base pricing is similar between the two but the R8 certainly has more exotic styling for the money. Not that the 911 Turbo looks bad. The 991.2 generation is arguably the best looking 911 iteration since the 993. The bottom line is they both turn heads. The 911 has one major advantage though when comparing performance. It weighs 300 pounds less. That is very significant although a person who just wants to be seen likely will not care. So what about the straightline performance? 911: 11.0 @ 125.0 R8: 11.5 @ 122.7 Acceleration is one part but which is more fun to drive? They criticize the R8's transmission a bit. However, they are enamored with the handling and ride. The sound of the motor is no contest. Overall, the R8 seems to be the car that offers a bit more emotion despite being heavier and slower. How do they do on the racetrack? The 911 Turbo eats it alive. It isn't even close. The laptime for the 911 Turbo is barely off a 2015 GT3. Incredible. Now, most cabrio buyers will not care about the performance advantage for the Porsche. Those who do put a premium on performance should get the 911 Turbo. Either way, these are two awesome topless sports cars.
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    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    If you pay attention to the world of high performance cars you know there are spectacularly fast twin turbo Lamborghini Huracans and Nissan GT-R's. Tuners pushing the limits in competition is great for enthusiasts and potential customers alike. Underground Racing is known for their absurdly quick Stage X twin turbo Huracans. They do not play second fiddle to anyone. Just look at how hard they went at Heffner until they basically forced him to concede to UGR being the top dog on the Huracan platform. UGR's push to hold all the records and beat all challengers leads to them being a bit too sensitive and perhaps going overboard while at the same time constantly pushing the platform. Remember when they tried to scrub the internet from all details of one of their cars going up in flames? They take things so far as to not even want to admit sometimes things can go wrong. That mentality is in play here with Ross Fowler's UGR Stage X Huracan going up against Tony Palo and his T1 Racing Development GT-R. The GT-R is making well over 2500 horsepower. They had this car over 2200 to the wheels back in 2015. They are doing well over 2300 now and this is just what they choose to show: Ok, so both cars are freaking fast and both tuners are at the top of their game. So what happened? Well, the cars ran and made it to the finals of the King of the Streets at the Texas Invitational. When they ran, T1 got up to speed and the video evidence speaks for itself. UGR slingshotted past which is essentially cheating: It's a bullshit move. UGR got a running start while T1 was trying to match and sitting at speed before the start. Everyone seems to agree on this and even the event organizers agreed that a re-run was necessary. That was fine until UGR took their trophy and went home rather than race again: UGR gets the win but a lot of people lost a lot of respect for this type of behavior. We all have egos but at the end of the day this is not Formula 1. Just run the cars in the spirit of the competition. There is no shame in losing in this environment and certainly not in the finals. T1's feelings on the subject: This is UGR's response: Trying to line up cars fairly like this from a roll is not easy. It takes some work from both parties. If the GT-R needs to be at a higher speed initially to build boost the Huracan should work with it to get an even start and fair race rather than manipulate circumstances into its favor. This is systemic of a larger problem at events like this where people will inflate their start speed or start early to get a jump. The proper solution is to remove the variables causing the issue and take it out of the driver's hands as an even start is simply impossible. Especially when someone else will do whatever is necessary to win even if that means cheating. The fact remains UGR did not do a re-run and went home because they knew they had the slower car according to trap speeds from the event. There is no excuse in the world that will change that fact. * reached out for comment from Underground Racing and Tony Palo with no response from either. It seems this is a sore subject.
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    10-06-2017, 01:51 PM
    So darn close to that elusive 9-second pass! You may remember this car last month ran 10.112 @ 139.07. Maximum PSI improved to a 10.026 @ 140.87 on a 1.672 60 foot time but that 9-second slip is still just out of reach. They are so close that cooler weather alone should get them there. HCP did the tune and they said they dialed out a bit of boost yet the car is running quicker and faster. You might recall that this car dyno'd 725 horsepower to the wheels last month. The mod list is the same: Built S55 motor Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbochargers JB4 port fuel control. Maximum PSI keyed crank hub HCP / Maximum PSI ECU flash EOS Port Injection EOS S55 intake EOS Intercooler Maximum PSI charge pipes Maximum PSI downpipes Maximum PSI exhaust Fuel-It! fuel system Race fuel with meth injection It's just a matter of breaking into the 9's now.
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    09-25-2017, 08:14 PM
    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. A quote from Winston Churchill but with how quickly information (and misinformation) spreads today it is more apt than ever. Several outlets reported that the new 991.2 generation 911 GT2 RS lapped the Nurburgring in 6:48.75 and in doing so set a new Nurburgring production car record. This was false. BoostAddict reported this as a rumor because the source was a Facebook post. It turns out that Facebook post was just a guess: A bit ridiculous for a guess to be reported by major outlets as a new record, isn't it? Especially when many of these outlets have relationships with manufacturers and can simply ask Porsche directly. They would rather get cheap hits though and not do any actual work to verify the claim. It is an unfortunate reality of the social media era. The new GT2 RS may end up setting a new record but for now, there is no official time.
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    10-11-2017, 04:54 PM
    This is very impressive! Think about it. A tune only Audi TT-RS is quicker and faster than the standard Audi R8 5.2 liter V10. It also is not too far off the Audi R8 V10 Plus model. We're talking just a beta ECU tune here and it is already in the 10's on pump gas. Unitronic did not touch anything else. Just their Beta Stage I tune meaning with a more aggressive tune and bolt ons there is much more in it. Compare this run to the pass posted the other day of a TT-RS with stock calibration and a downpipe. If you want an all wheel drive turbo street car with a dual clutch transmission and a ton of tuning potential but at a value price point compared to the other options it is hard to argue against the MKIII TT-RS.
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    10-11-2017, 04:22 PM
    This is BPC's Stage I tune for the BMW N63 motor. Note, this is not the TU but they can accommodate the updated N63 motor in E-Series and F-Series BMW models. Let's take a look a the Stage I results. Stage 1: 15.5 lbs of boost. Stock rev limiter (can be raised if requested). Speed limiter removed. 116 lb-ft of torque at the wheels gained with gains throughout the entire curve. Keep in mind this is the Stage I as the Stage II will be for those who have downpipes and an intake. Stage I starts at $700 and Stage II will follow at $800. As soon as Stage II is complete you can expect a dyno and article on it. For those outside of BPC's Raleigh, NC facility you can mail in your ECU.
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    10-07-2017, 03:39 PM
    BigBoost announced their BMW B58 turbo kit offering earlier this year and their upgrades are impressing to say the least. They hit 534 wheel horsepower with their Stage 3 setup on an F22 M240i and increased this output to 571 rear wheel horsepower in May for a B58 platform record. BigBoost provided more pictures, dynos, and specifications recently: What's included: - Turbo Manifold - Turbocharger (Master Power 5959) - Stainless steel in-house TIG welded d0wnp1pe - Aluminum 4" intake pipe - Aluminum 2.5" charge pipe - Stainless steel braided aviation grade oil feed line - Engine block oil feed aluminum coupler - Billet aluminum oil return hose coupler - Silicone couplers - v-band clamp - Hose clamps - Turbo coolant banjo style fittings - Turbo coolant hoses and clamps. - EWG Bracket - BMW OEM Manifold Gasket. On the 571 rwhp pull some people complained torque was not shown on the graph. Well, here you are: Talk about a massive increase over stock: What about pricing? Price: $3199 USD for first 15 buyers, $3750 retail. Installation time: 4-5 hours Installation service available? Yes, we are located in Pompano Beach, 40 mins away from Miami. OEM reliability Installation instructions included? Yes. Additional mods needed: Meth or Throttle Body Injection (TBI) JB4 with EWG wires. The B58 is really starting to come into its own and with supplemental port fuel injection we will likely start seeing 6xx+ whp examples.
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    10-11-2017, 03:41 PM
    As many of you know the new ECU's Porsche is utilizing pose a problem for tuners. The 991.2 models with the 9A2 engine have kept tuners out for the most past. Rumor has it that may change soon. A tuner sent BoostAddict a screengrab of their Dimsport system screen when logged in. We are told usually when a model is added support follows quickly after. Another tuner told BoostAddict a week prior that some movement was made on the OBD-II front. Could it be that 991.2 owner prayers will finally be answered?
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    10-16-2017, 07:40 PM
    Things in the BMW 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 S63TU tuning world are getting out of control. Recently, the motor cracked the 1000 whp barrier. Well, you can add another impressive feat to its list. The first 1000 horsepower F85 X5M or BMW SUV. Please note, this is crank output and not wheel output. Wheel output is somewhere in the upper 8XX range we are told. The engine is built with a forged bottom end from PPM Racing in Australia with new pistons and rods. Yes, the same PPM that offers a 5.0 liter S63TU stroker package. The compression ratio apparently was also dropped. The turbos we are told are custom Borg Warner units. Additional details such as the tuning, fueling, transmission upgrades, etc., are anyone's guess. This X5M was put together in Russia. Hopefully more details emerge but the S63TU is just impressing across the board right now.
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