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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:38 PM
    APR released cast downpipes for the 4.0 TFSI V8 in the S6, S7, RS6, and RS7 earlier this year. The S8 requires different fitment so it was not included in the initial release but APR has S8 owners now covered with a cast downpipe option along with ECU tuning software. The downpipes make a pretty large difference on the 4.0 TFSI V8 as we already saw in S7 and RS7 applications. Here's a quick overview on the downpipes: More power and better response Expect a decrease in turbo lag with power and torque gains as high as 59 HP and 95 FT-LBS of torque over APR Stage I! Full 76mm downpipe system The APR system is a full downpipe upgrade as it replaces the kinked 60mm catalyst cross pipes and resonated midpipes with straight through, 76mm mandrel-bent tubing. Port-matched investment-cast downpipe inlets The factory inlets are restrictive. APR’s cast system allows for massive, port-matched inlets that smoothly neck down over a long distance. The result is improved flow, better response and more power. Dual, high-flow catalysts GESI’s encapsulated catalysts are known for their strength and performance. Expect lower emissions, reduced noise and less exhaust smell compared to catless setups, all without negatively impacting performance to over 1,000 HP. Furthermore, with the catalyst moved, expect a cooler engine bay! T304L stainless steel construction Premium grade T304L stainless steel resists corrosion and stands the test of time. Argon back-purged TIG welding Clean, strong and attractive welds both inside and outside the pipes. OEM-style low-profile slip-on clamps The APR slip-clamps are easy to use, resist leaks and pipe deformation better than swedged setup, are lower profile than vbands and flanges and don’t require replacement gaskets. OEM-style internally-corrugated flex sections APR’s flex sections are internally corrugated to increase flow and prevent failures common with braided flex sections. Investment cast secondary oxygen sensor bungs APR’s obsession to details resulted in investment cast oxygen sensor bungs that sit on top of the piping, preventing material from protruding into the exhaust stream, disrupting flow. Compatible with the OEM catback exhaust Bolt-on and go! The system is fully compatible with the factory catback exhaust. Designed, assembled and quality controlled in-house All critical aspects of the system are handled internally to ensure the highest quality fit and finish. All hardware and instructions included New OEM gaskets, oxygen sensor harnesses, clamps, brackets and install instructions are included to make the install as headache free as possible. APR Stage II ECU Upgrade price waived With every APR downpipe purchase comes a free upgrade to Stage II from Stage I, saving consumers hundreds of dollars! Limited lifetime warranty The best system on the market also carry the best warranty in the industry! More power and better response Ok, so these are catted downpipes and if you have the Stage I ECU tune software you get a free upgrade to the Stage II software with the purchase of the downpipes. That's a pretty nice deal. Now as far as the efficiency gains, compare the factory design to APR's design: It's no wonder these pick up big power. Just under 600 to the wheels on 91 octane fuel: 616 horsepower to the wheels on 93 octane fuel and an absurd 675 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: There aren't any race gas graphs but one would have to think with a race fuel tune going over 700 lb-ft is possible. Yes, still on the factory turbochargers. The downpipes cost $1999.99 and the S8 adapter is $149.99: http://www.goapr.com/products/apr_exhaust_cast_downpipe_40t.html This is a must have option for those who want the most power and torque out of their S8 or 4.0 TFSI V8.
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 PM
    I will say this...that school produces kids that think they are "All that" but really just suck balls. God forbid one works there after the school. Then they think they are all that and a bag of potato chips.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 PM
    Prior-Design is again doing their best Black Series widebody impression on a Mercedes S-Class. The result? Well, the S-Class coupe certainly looks meaner although the body work is not as clean as it would be from the factory. The front fender vents being the main area that stands out. On a black car a kit like this can work. It helps hide some of the lines. The rear fenders look great compared to the front. The side skirts and front lip look great as well. What is included? The following: PD75SC WB Front Bumper PD75SC WB Front Add-On Lip Spoiler PD75SC WB Front Intakes Frames PD75SC WB Sideskirts + Sideskirts Add-On Lip PD75SC WB Rear Bumper PD75SC WB Diffusor PD75SC WB Diffusor Lower Add-on Spoiler PD75SC WB Front Fenders PD75SC WB Rear Widenings How much money? You have to call and ask. Overall this is just for someone who really wants to stand out. The hood is a bit much and a bit boy racer for an S-Class. Thoughts?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 PM
    We're not just talking about old stuff but recent issues. The tuning school, F BBB rating, filed complaints, recent court judgements, etc. I posted the lawsuits here: http://www.boostaddict.com/content.php?7286-Finally-someone-else-(Jalopnik)-writes-about-what-a-disaster-Hennessey-Performance-is-plus-here-are-some-of-the-lawsuits-against-Hennessey
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 PM
    Joe I don't excuse what he did 10 - 15 years ago but I do believe people change. I even believe Trump could change his ways and become a reasonable pres. Defending John is subjective. He was in problems with business and made some bad decisions to ensure his family had food on the table. I dont defend that. Ultimately the work he did on my car was top notch...you saw this for your self in Vegas when my car was running against Jim. I defend this and I defend the person I raced with at SSCC and the Pony Express
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:31 PM
    That doesn't excuse what he did to people. He's obviously using celebrities to try to push the cloud of stench aside. I don't know why you defend this guy. He can blow Jay Leno for all I care.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:22 PM
    Why is it California BMW dealers doing this? It feels a bit like collusion, doesn't it? They seem to be restricting supply and marking up the M4 GTS models allocated to them. It's shady, greedy, stupid, and insulting. Remember when Sterling BMW asked for $60k over? That seems like a good deal compared to the $110k over Santa Maria BMW wanted. Well, now New Century BMW is getting in on this blatant gouging by California dealers with a $100k markup of their own. The M4 GTS is not even worth the MSRP of $134,200. It's a failure. It's a joke of a track car. It isn't worth the money. Who would pay over sticker? Who? If you know of someone that stupid, please e-mail BimmerBoost with the details. California BMW dealers are the worst. Period.
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 PM
    LOL..love it. It is what it is and when you have people like Alice Cooper and Jay Leno buying your cars, good press outweighs the bad.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    I don't know why they would try to cut Tesla out of it, an open charging standard would be good for everyone who owns a BEV. Unless it is Tesla that isn't playing nice with the rest of the big guys which is also stupid because they would shoot themselves in the foot by not having a large open charging network. Maybe Tesla will just conform to the open standard (so their cars can use the standard charging network) but have their own separate proprietary Tesla chargers so give an added selling point. Either way a standard high power charger is a step in the right direction. As it is now people have to use adapters to connect different cars to different charging points which have started fires and can be dangerous, especially now that we are talking 350+kW! That is a shit ton of power. At work when we deal with High voltage/high power like that you have to get dressed up in a thick insulate arc flash suit. And it is a rule for a reason... look up arc flash videos on youtube. That much power will turn you into a pink mist in a heartbeat.
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    Nobody knows. But Mercedes are in a dificult spot there. Most drivers have a contract now. And those contracts are protected by the Contract Recognition Board, which is in place to protect both drivers and teams against such an event.. So that would mean big $$$ if they want to break somenone's contract. Other teams would want compensation if such a contract was broken. And the $15M to 20M budget Mercedes had for Nico can vanish real quick that way. The knowns for 2017 so far:
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 AM
    Yes,theyswitchedmechanicsonNico'srequest. Lewis didn't think much of it at the time.
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 AM
    Yes, like always. Only in 2017 it is no longer possible/allowed to accumulate penalties like Lewis Hamilton did in Spa, where they changed 3 engines giving him 30 penalty grid places, and 3 fresh engines to complete the season. Nope, that keeps is going through the winter :) They are still the team to beat. Their engine is for now still the most powerful, but with the changed geometry and aero of the cars next year there is no teling of their 2016 package can be transformed to function the same. Maybe Newey finds something new brillant like he did with the blown diffuser, that would give Red Bull the upper hand.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 AM
    Hold on. Didn't Nico get a different support team this year? This was Hamilton's last year, right?
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 AM
    If you actually followed Formula1 you would know Mercedes has no #1 and #2 driver. Both are equal assets to the team and are treated as such. In fact, non of the top teams in F1 have that construction any more. The first one that pops to mind is Kimi Raikkonen. He was 27ish as I recall. Exactly that. Capitalizing his fortune. And you are blaming/attacking him for this? Why?
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    Today, 02:36 AM
    I get upset every time I see them do anything with cars.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    It begins. Porsche, Audi, Ford, BMW, and Mercedes announced they will work on creating a standardized charging network along European highways. What does this mean? It means they are trying to become the standard for EV charging and it is a direct shot at Tesla which has been trying to expand into Europe. Imagine for a moment if Porsche, BMW, Audi, Ford, and Mercedes all decide on a charging standard for their cars that is not compatible with Tesla vehicles. Imagine if they have this network in place on European highways. Well, you can probably imagine Europeans would not opt for a car that would not be able to utilize this network. This is still far away but everyone involved here is not just entering into an agreement for fun. They are hedging their bets for the future and want to come up on top once gasoline and diesels are pushed aside (more accurately, outlawed). Porsche is aiming at launching their first all electric vehicle in 2020. If a charging network is in place by then it will be a strong incentive for European sales. Joint Venture to deploy a high-powered DC charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEV) covering long-distance travel routes in Europe Power levels up to 350 kW significantly reduce charging time compared to available systems Build-up of about 400 ultra-fast charging sites planned in Europe Network is based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard which uses a connector that is fully compatible with most current and next generations BEVs Unprecedented collaboration of the automakers would form a brand-independent network for charging infrastructure Stuttgart, November 29, 2016 – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption. The projected ultra-fast high-powered charging network with power levels up to 350 kW will be significantly faster than the most powerful charging system deployed today. The build-up is planned to start in 2017. An initial target of about 400 sites in Europe is planned. By 2020 the customers should have access to thousands of high-powered charging points. The goal is to enable long-distance travel through open-network charging stations along highways and major thoroughfares, which has not been feasible for most BEV drivers to date. The charging experience is expected to evolve to be as convenient as refueling at conventional gas stations. The network will be based on Combined Charging System (CCS) standard technology. The planned charging infrastructure expands the existing technical standard for AC- and DC charging of electric vehicles to the next level of capacity for DC fast charging with up to 350 kW. BEVs that are engineered to accept this full power of the charge stations can recharge brand-independently in a fraction of the time of today’s BEVs. The network is intended to serve all CCS equipped vehicles to facilitate the BEV adoption in Europe. BMW Group“This high-power charging network provides motorists with another strong argument to move towards electric mobility”, says Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “The BMW Group has initiated numerous public charging infrastructure projects over the last years. The joint project is another major milestone clearly demonstrating that competitors are combining forces to ramp-up e-mobility.” Daimler AG“The breakthrough of e-mobility requires two things: convincing vehicles and a comprehensive charging infrastructure. With our new brand EQ, we are launching our electric product offensive: by 2025, our portfolio will include more than ten fully electric passenger cars. Together with our partners, we are now installing the highest-powered charging infrastructure in Europe”, says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The availability of high-power stations allows long-distance e-mobility for the first time and will convince more and more customers to opt for an electric vehicle.” Ford Motor Company “A reliable, ultra-fast charging infrastructure is important for mass consumer adoption and has the potential to transform the possibilities for electric driving”, says Mark Fields, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “Ford is committed to developing vehicles and technologies that make people’s lives better, and this charging network will make it easier and more practical for customers across Europe to own electrified vehicles.” AUDI AG“We intend to create a network that allows our customers on long-distance trips to use a coffee break for recharging”, says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “Reliable fast charging services are a key factor for drivers to choose an electric vehicle. With this cooperation we want to boost a broader market adoption of e-mobility and speed up the shift towards emission-free driving.” Porsche AG“There are two decisive aspects for us: ultra-fast charging and placing the charging stations at the right positions”, says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Together, these two factors enable us to travel in an all-electrically powered car as in a conventional combustion engine vehicle. As automobile manufacturer, we actively shape our future, not only by developing all-electrically powered vehicles but by building up the necessary infrastructure as well.” The automobile manufacturers intend to make substantial investments to create the network, underscoring each company’s belief in the future of electric mobility. While the founding partners – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group – will be equal partners in the Joint Venture, other automobile manufacturers will be encouraged to participate in the network to help establish convenient charging solutions for BEV customers. The Joint Venture is also open for cooperations with regional partners. The Joint Venture formation is subject to execution of definitive agreements and merger control approval in various jurisdictions.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    We all know the 918 Spyder is quick and fast. A PorscheBoost member has run 10 flat in his at 144+ miles per hour. We all also know Nissan GTR's can be upgraded to put out absurd horsepower. That hardly makes the car the 918's equal though. You can make anything fast in a straight line. Still, it certainly is impressive how quickly this GTR moves. Well, once it catches up. In the first run the 918 Spyder jumps and it takes the GTR a while to catch and pass it. The second run has a better start or the GTR and it pulls much more quickly. Now how about running them on a roadcourse and seeing what happens? Frankly, who cares. Is there really anyone on the planet that would rather have a Nissan GTR than the engineering masterpiece that is the 918 Spyder?
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    Today, 01:31 AM
    You likely already know that Mercedes-AMG has an AMG GT3 race car. That vehicle utilizes the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter M156 powerplant. What engine does the GT4 have? Good question. Nobody except Mercedes-AMG seems to know the answer. Considering the start of the season with the 24 Hours of Daytona is not too far away it seems Mercedes-AMG will not be ready to deliver this car until well into 2017. Riley Motorsports will be the team running the car. Basically, this will be a car for customer racers to compete with. That is about all the Mercedes-AMG press release states at this time. It is very cool that AMG continues to expand its motorsports portfolio. Affalterbach (GER). The AMG Customer Sports involvement keeps growing continuously: the latest element is the development of a race car to GT4 regulations. At the occasion of the end-of-season celebration 2016 (Saturday, 3 December), Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH gave customer teams and drivers a first preview of the new Mercedes-AMG GT4. The Mercedes-AMG GT R that was presented this year is the basis for the development of the new race car. The top athlete in the Mercedes-AMG portfolio has excellent characteristics for motorsport purposes. Like with the AMG GT3 race car, particular user-friendliness and an excellent level of safety will be highly important goals during the development process of the new member of the AMG motorsport family. Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “The development of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 is another important step in the continuing expansion of our Mercedes-AMG motorsport programme. The excellent feedback of our Customer Sports teams concerning the AMG GT3 and the increasing interest for GT4 race cars strengthened us in our decision. We are delighted to address an even larger target group of amateur and professional drivers and teams in the future with it.”& nbsp; Further information about AMG Customer Sports can be found at www.mercedes-amg.com/customersports
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    Today, 12:16 AM
    Back in October Pure Turbos announced a Stage 1 Turbocharger upgrade for the B58 3.0 liter I6 engine. The problem with the B58 engine is that it has a fuel cap limit around the 400 wheel horsepower mark. That is where Fuel-It! comes into the picture. This cap is software based so in the future it will likely be solved. How long that takes is anyone's guess but for now you can get around it in other ways. The results speak for themselves: We might see the B58 crack 500 whp pretty soon: The B58 may be the new N54.
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