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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 09:51 PM
    You might remember a BMW E9 posted last month with an N54 engine under the hood. Awron made that swap possible as they supply the electronics to manage the engine. This N54 conversion package essentially facilitates an N54 swap into almost any BMW. Obviously newer models are more problematic due to the electronics but if you have dreamt about an E30 M3 with an N54 (why would you do that?) Awron can help facilitate it. Want an E39 with an N54? No problem. What about a classic X5? That can be done too. Basically, whatever you can come up with and it doesn't even have to be a BMW. Awron provides electronics for a variety of swaps including one BimmerBoost detailed earlier this year which was an S63 twin turbo V8 going into an E63 M6. What is the cost of this swap kit? Well, that part was not included. BimmerBoost is waiting on a response from Awron regarding the pricing and as soon as they respond (the European time difference makes quick communication difficult) an update will be posted.
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    06-05-2017, 08:23 PM
    The Doc Race N54 single turbo manifold is a work of art. It also performs as these dyno runs are evidence of. EMP Tuning did the tune on this car along with the dyno runs and there are a few things that should be questioned. First of all, what is with the tiny low res graph? Are you people professionals or not? Post a full res shot. Even better, if you are new and not exactly regarded as a high end shop post the run files to eliminate all doubt. Is this a powerful N54? Absolutely. Is it making 826 whp? Not exactly. A spike on the dyno run is responsible for the higher peak figures. Not that the Doc Race manifold can't flow for 800+ whp or that Doc Race is somehow responsible for how a shop posts dyno runs. This is a product of the social media era where people think they can take some crappy cell phone pic and pass it off as a record or achievement. It's lazy, lame, and unprofessional. It should be noted that these figures are hit without port injection and with methanol injection. Doc Race's N54 kit shows it is capable of making a ton of power once again and remains one of the highest quality options in the N54 aftermarket.
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    06-06-2017, 05:11 PM
    Another contender enters the N54 standalone market and this one appears to be ahead of Syvecs. The Syvecs system has been delayed repeatedly but SCS Delta has their system running on an N54 race car. Now, a race car system and a street car system are very different things. Let's take a look at what is included with the 2000 Pound Sterling SCS Delta system: Complete engine management system for the BMW N54 DI engine . SCS Delta 800 ECU pre mapped for a standard engine. SCS Delta Piezo IDM. Modified BMW engine wiring loom (must be supplied as an exchange). CAN-USB Interface Lead time on this product is typically 3-4 weeks. Is this a plug and play system designed to maintain all the electronics and support a dual clutch transmission like Syvecs is attempting to deliver? Not exactly: The main thing to gather from this is there is another option that can be adapted and a UK tuner by the name of APT (Automotive Performance Tuning) is using it in their E82 1-Series race car. That car is stripped out and not running factory gauges so it does not exactly apply to the street crowd. The more options for N54 engine control the better though, right?
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    06-08-2017, 06:14 PM
    Someone please put this poor Civic out of its misery. WTF do you even say about this car? There is no shame in not having money to modify a car or to do some incredible build. Why completely ruin a car and make it look like a pile of garbage though? There are those who say this is the only way for some to get attention but why would you want the kind of attention this Civic brings? It can barely drive on the road. The exhaust is beyond words. Why? WHY? The only thing on this car that makes any sense is the bumper sticker which reads, 'I'm so gay I don't even drive straight.' :facepalm:
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    06-15-2017, 05:41 AM
    Yesterday BoostAddict.com posted an article on an unpleasant situation with a customer who bought a Fabspeed exhaust system he thought fit his car. Fabspeed marketed the exhaust as fitting his vehicle and changed their website after the fact to make it seem like the customer ordered the wrong part. Since the time that article went up the customer's complaints have been deleted from forums where Fabspeed is a vendor. Additionally, former Fabspeed employees contacted BoostAddict. Fabspeed is now doing their best damage control: Fabspeed says they are working hard to resolve this. You know what is funny? They have had weeks and weeks to resolve this. It was not until the BoostAddict article that they even entertained taking responsibility for false advertising. Well, this issue in particular among many poor customer service issues is what has caused a bevvy of employees to leave. This ex-employee said this issue was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back: If you look at those glassdoor reviews it paints a bleak picture at Fabspeed: This goes on but you get the idea. Basically, employees are expendable, customer service is poor, owners break the law, customers get screwed, and it's a giant mess with these issues swept under the rug if possible. Don't take it from me: After complaint after complaint after complaint and employees leaving by the drove is it really just some bad luck or miscommunication? You be the judge.
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    06-01-2017, 09:51 AM
    BimmerBoost member @gzim335 is doing some work with his supercharged BMW E92 M3 DCT! As a reminder, he is running 10 psi of boost from his Vortech blower with Gintani E85 tuning. He is making ~645 horsepower to the rear wheels. He also is using that power very efficiently. The car is a top end beast. Let's start with him running various F10 M5's. This is a 6-speed manual F10 M5 with the Pure Stage 2 S63TU turbocharger upgrade: Dispatched without a problem. Next up is a DCT F10 M5 on an E85 mix with a tune from Enzo Racing. Not much of a race: How about a bolt on and pump gas tuned F10 M5 by DME Tuning? Nope. Let's check out the GTR's. This is an Iveytuned FBO GTR on E85 that traps 138: That was impressive by the M3. A fluke you say? How about another FBO E85 tuned GTR: A very similar outcome. Ok, one more E85 tuned FBO GTR: Another win. Next up is a 2011 CTS-V with a 418ci built motor, cam, headers, E85, etc. It is said to make ~700 whp: That Caddy needs more power. A FBO C7 Z06 manual is up and it doesn't do well: Finally we have a Charger Hellcat with unknown mods: The M3 starts to pull and the Charger lets off although the M3 trans starts to slip. It's time for a DCT upgrade. These videos just go to show how strong a supercharged E9X M3 can be.
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    06-05-2017, 03:11 PM
    A diesel 3-Series putting car lengths on a pair of F80 M3's? Yep. There are two videos here from an event that a BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) tuned 335d attended. Whatever they are doing with the M57 diesel engine it is working. It also is pouring out a ton of black smoke but hey, that's a diesel for you. The first video is taken from the inside of a manual transmission F80 M3 and it is a 360 degree video which allows you to set the angle for yourself. The M3 has a beta BPC tune: As they go from a stop the torque of the 335d pays dividends as the M3 audibly spins its tires. The M3 can not run it down and gets smoked both literally and figuratively. The second F80 M3 is a Competition Package example. The camera angle is not the best but in the mirrors you see the F80 M3 get destroyed so the 335d winning these F80 M3 races is certainly no fluke. The 335d is said to make 488 rwhp and 680 rwtq. Hey @BPCMotorsports, let's see a graph for this car.
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    06-09-2017, 07:00 PM
    People wanted to see 1/4 mile times for Pure Turbos Stage 2 upgraded M157's. Well, here they are. How does a 10.39 @ 130.92 sound? This was achieved at 25-27 psi of boost with 840 all wheel horsepower which the dyno run of was posted in an article early this year. Here are all the runs: The trap speed dropped hard on the 10.39 run. This is a bit odd considering a 10.42 run resulted in a 137.60 trap. A better 60 foot can lower the trap speed but not by almost seven miles per hour. Perhaps the car was a bit warm at that point? Regardless, this is a low 10 second W212 E63 that traps up to 138 miles per hour. A seriously quick luxury performance sedan. Precision Tuning has it running well and methanol injection is helping greatly. The car is still on the stock M157 motor and stock transmission to boot. How much longer the transmission can cope with these launches and the torque is anyone's guess. So, who will be the first to get a W212 E63 into the 9's? <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.10185185185185% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVFzVnMAUm_/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by GHOST_AMG_E63👻 (@ghost_amg_e63)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-06-08T19:40:19+00:00">Jun 8, 2017 at 12:40pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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    06-02-2017, 12:41 PM
    Ethanol has exploded in popularity in the automotive tuning scene and for good reason. It is cheap race gas. It also brings with it numerous benefits such as high octane and cooling namely in direct injected applications. Not to mention a very clean burn. It also has downsides of course such as quickly taxing fuel systems due to the energy content of ethanol requiring greater volume. Ignite Racing Fuels offers several different ethanol based fuels. What you get at your local station that has ethanol will not offer the same consistency or quality. It may be fine for those who like to do a little blending with pump gas but if you are pushing high horsepower, boost, compression, or going to an event in kill mode you will want the best fuel possible to prevent costly mishaps. Then of course there are those of us who do not have a station selling E85 and would like a barrel of fuel for an event or even to keep in the garage when wanting to try out that new high boost map. As someone speaking from experience with leaded C16 gunking up injectors ethanol race fuel is the way to go if your fuel system can handle it. Some of the fastest cars out there are using it: Let's take a quick look at some of the ethanol based fuels they offer: From cars: To boats: Or whatever ethanol racing fuels are here to stay and the days of C16 or MS109 being the choice are in the past. Not to mention a barrel of Ignite E85 is cheaper than either of the aforementioned. With modern turbocharged and direct injected motors, why would you run anything other than ethanol on high boost?
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    05-31-2017, 09:32 AM
    This 1M belongs to Australian BimmerBoost member @martymill. He decided to test his car out on the dragstrip with the much discussed @JD75 front mount intercooler upgrade. The proof is in the pudding so to speak and an 11.840 @ 121.54 on pump fuel is a great result. The car is tuned with MHD and a JB4 stack. This combo is very popular in the N54 tuning world. As for the rest of the mods: He was on street tires so there is room to improve the 60 foot considerably. He also plans on running E85 flex fuel when MHD releases it. A solid run regardless.
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    06-21-2017, 01:25 AM
    There was a time where HRE Wheels were the most desireable wheels on the market. They had an unbeatable combination of looks, pricing, and performance. Along the way something happened and HRE has moved away from performance and focused more on profit margins. Their new RS2M and RS3M series of wheels retail for $2100 per rim. Why? What justifies that price tag? Are they lightweight? No. Do the have some sort of technologically advanced materials? No. Do they offer a new or stunning design? No. Frankly, you would be hard pressed to tell this is a new wheel line unless HRE told you. Here is what HRE's president had to say about them. Translation: We ran out of ideas and this is a cheap way to reintroduce our same old tired designs at a premium. As a matter of fact, I remember those lines of his on a previous wheel line introduction. He is using the same lines from a 2015 wheel release: http://www.boostaddict.com/content.php?6019-HRE-launches-their-new-RS1M-series-of-Monoblok-wheels-in-six-styles-RS100M-RS101M-RS102M-RS103M-RS105M-and-RS108M HRE's president then: They rearrange a few words, use the same basic press release, and here we are with a 'new' $2100 per wheel line. When was the last time HRE actually was innovative? Why aren't they offering high performance and lightweight composite rims for some of their exorbitant prices? Do not think BoostAddict has some axe to grind here as the BimmerBoost.com M3 wears HRE wheels. The thing is, when the HRE C90 wheels were purchased eight years ago they were chosen because they were the lightest on the market offering a great blend of performance, strength, weight, looks, and cost. HRE does not even bother to include what the rims weigh any longer. What happened to the performance aspect? It seems to have taken a similar tumble as their customer service. HRE just seems to be all about squeezing out every last dime by recycling as many tired designs as they can. This is stuff we have all seen before except now we get a higher price tag along with absolutely no performance benefit. BoostAddict was shocked when inquiring about current HRE wheel weights. They haven't gotten lighter, that is for sure. This article will not change anything nor will any words written by anyone as HRE is a juggernaut and too big to care. However, many enthusiasts do care how they spend their money and this one in particular is going to look elsewhere for a set of performance rims.
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    06-08-2017, 08:12 PM
    Gintani has made many bold claims in the BMW tuning world. This transmission swap was discussed a long time ago with details finally coming together earlier this year. The owner of the E60 M5 said it was working and he had proof but he set his social media accounts to private when people went looking for this proof. Well, there finally is video of it running: <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.26388888888889% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVDwtJxl5yv/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by GINTANI INC (@gintani)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-06-08T00:38:50+00:00">Jun 7, 2017 at 5:38pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> No details are posted such as cost, install time, or any numbers to show a performance improvement. Obviously a DCT should have quite an impact on acceleration over the SMG-III sequential manual the E60 M5 S85 V10 is paired to from the factory. Gintani decided to tell the haters to shut it: And continued: We wish it wasn't a made up story that the BimmerBoost.com M3 has been sitting at Gintani for seven years. It would be great to see if they have launch control working, automatic shift profiles, manual shift profiles, etc. Still plenty of questions to be answered but pairing the S85 V10 to a DCT transmission looks like it may finally be plausible.
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    05-31-2017, 07:12 AM
    Another GTBored video showing a BMW crushing its opposition. It is not hard to believe that a tuned M6 Competition Package will pull away from a CTS-V but this is not even a race. The starting speed is 80 kph (50 mph) which favors the BMW. For whatever reason, Cadillac CTS-V's are never shown doing well in these videos. The LT4 V8 is a stout mill and with bolt ons can easily dispatch tuned S63TU's. The HCP tune on the M6 no doubt is solid but it would be great to see a tuned CTS-V and an actual race for once and not just an M car putting instant bus lengths on whatever they put next to it. This video feels like a marketing piece for the tuner more than anything else.
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    06-15-2017, 04:51 AM
    What witchcraft is responsible for this? This is a BMW F80 M3 with a completely stock internal S55 motor. If that was not impressive in its own right (and it is a stock internal S55 record) the car is on the factory fuel system only with race gas. How is this being pulled off? You would have to ask the tuner. Here is the full mod list: F80 S55 M3 DCT -Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 -BEF Precision Tuning -Dodson clutches -Race Fuel -Intakes -Exhuast -DP -Jb4 "NO Meth Or PI, ONLY race fuel" The no meth or port injection is being stressed strongly here and it should be. It's incredible. As for the power, the dyno shows 652 rear wheel horsepower and 653 lb-ft of rear wheel torque. Timeslip and video in potato quality below.
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    06-07-2017, 04:51 PM
    10 second BMW SUV's are here. It was only a matter of time after viewing the massive dyno numbers from the F85 X5M S63TU twin turbo 4.4 liter V8 equipped with the Pure Turbos Stage 2 turbocharger upgrade. The X5M has the Pure Turbos Stage 2 upgrade as mentioned as well as DME Tuning ECU tuning. It also has an intake upgrade and a built transmission courtesy of Autocouture. The result? A pair of 10 second passes: The car is on 21 inch rims and street tires while doing it making it all the more impressive. Fueling and boost pressure were not specified but methanol is likely playing a role. Expect to see many more F85 X5M and F86 X6M SUV's breaking into the 10's. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVDRPwbAMv-/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by ▪️DME Tuning▪️Mo Rafizadeh▪️ (@dmetuning)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-06-07T20:03:57+00:00">Jun 7, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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    06-12-2017, 08:04 PM
    We all love cars or we would not be here. The problem is high end cars are expensive and it is not like we have our own private racetracks to play on. Forza Motorsport likely is the closest one will get to having a garage full of exotics that can be raced 24/7. The new game certainly looks spectacular and has a hell of a lineup. As the Electronic Arts monopoly on the Porsche license finally expired Forza Motorsport will contain a full Porsche lineup. This alongside Ferrari, Lamborghini, and even large semi trucks. 4k resolution is supported with the upcoming Xbox One X. If you do not know what that is here is a quick little overview of the new console: XBOX ONE X XBOX ONE S XBOX ONE (2013) Price $499 starts at $299 starts at $299 (originally $499) Dimensions 300 x 240 x 60mm (11.81 x 9.45 x 2.36 inches) 295 x 230 x 65mm (11.61 x 9.06 x 2.56 inches) 333 x 274 x 79mm (13.1 x 10.8 x 3.1 inches) Weight 3.81kg (8.4 pounds) 2.90kg (6.4 pounds) 3.2kg (7.05 pounds) Output resolution 720p, 1080p, 4K (HDR) 720p, 1080p, 4K (HDR) 720p, 1080p CPU Custom AMD, 2.3 GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar APU, 1.75 GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar APU, 1.75 GHz 8-core GPU 1.17 GHz, 6 TFLOP 914 MHz, 1.4 TFLOP 853 MHz, 1.3 TFLOP RAM 12GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 8GB DDR3 Internal storage 1TB 500GB / 1TB / 2TB 500GB / 1TB Physical media 4K Blu-ray, DVD 4K Blu-ray, DVD Blu-ray, DVD WiFi Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wired network 10/100/1000 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports HDMI 2.0b, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, IR blaster HDMI 2.0a, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, IR blaster HDMI 1.4, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, Kinect port Power supply Internal Internal External Controller Redesigned wireless controller with Bluetooth support Redesigned wireless controller with Bluetooth support Original Xbox One wireless controller If you want it look as good as it does in the trailer below you will need the new Xbox One X and a 4K TV. You can also opt for the PC version of course. Talk about spectacular graphics and racing with various weather conditions supported. Expect the game October 3rd on Xbox One and Windows 10. November 7, 2017 on Xbox One X.
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    05-25-2017, 11:41 PM
    The B58 is looking strong early on, isn't it? BigBoost is pushing the platform hard with their turbo upgrade offerings. Last month they set the horsepower record on the platform with a 534 rear wheel horsepower Dynojet pull and now they have increased that number to 571 whp. Keep in mind the tuning and turbo setup is a work in progress. This is not yet done but BigBoost is already pushing the B58 close to ~600 whp territory: As already stated more work and more dyno runs are to come but things look very optimistic for the B58.
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    06-20-2017, 12:10 AM
    My father is responsible for my love of cars. I just alway remember him having a German car of some sort in the garage. Whether it was an old air-cooled 911, a Mercedes S-Class, a Mercedes SL, whatever, he would always choose a German car over an American car. Well, not always. Just since I was born. When he came to this country in the 70's American cars were on a downward swing. His first car was a Nova SS. It quickly became his second car after numerous problems. An Oldsmobile he can't or more accurately doesn't want to remember followed. A Cadillac Eldorado quickly replaced it and he liked the Cadillac but my mother drove it through the front of a store and that was the end of that. An unbroken string of German cars to this day followed. My first car was a German vehicle, a BMW E46 330i. My father would not even entertain the idea of an American car. If I wanted a car, it was a BMW 3-Series or nothing else. Rough, I know. He showed up with a brand new E46 330i one day after school and that was the end of that. My love for BMW started with that car and continued for quite a while. The BMW M car was in my opinion the absolute best all around vehicle in the world. I confirmed this assertion when I traded the E46 330i in on a BMW E46 M3. You remember your first love? The E46 M3 was mine. You never quite fall in love like that again. The 2017 911 Carrera gets close though. I considered a Z06 and a Viper over the 911 but the 911 is best for business. That business aspect is why I'm currently driving the C7 Z06 that belongs to BMS (Burger Tuning). Hey, $100k+ cars don't exactly pay for themselves. I admit the Z06 was in the back of my mind when buying the Porsche and considering the price range yes, you can cross shop them. It goes without saying the Z06 has more power. The LT4 6.2 liter supercharged V8 offers 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The 9A2B6 3.0 liter flat-6 the 991.2 Carrera uses is less than half the size. It has 'only' 370 horses (underrated horses) but the turbo punch is substantial and the car runs 11's stock. It still trails the Z06 by over a second in the 1/4 mile though and 14+ miles per hour of trap speed. That is a big difference. Especially considering the example I sampled has a tune, pulley, and intake. It makes 585 rear wheel horsepower or about 200 more than my Carrera. Not to mention, a lot more torque that comes on like a light switch being flipped. That may sound great but it is actually part of the problem with the Z06. It constantly wants to remind you of its motor. It is dominated by it. It gets to the point where it can become tiring as well as scary when traction is easily lost. When I picked up the car on the first first turn when I applied the throttle the traction control light came on and I got wheelspin. I was just trying to make a left turn out of a neighborhood, not light the tires up. That is the kind of power the Z06 has. You have to respect it but what is the point if you can't use it? Want to mash the throttle in the Z06? Make sure you are in second gear, point it straight, and hang on. If you are at a high enough speed it will hook and go. If you aren't, you'll spin the tires even in second. If you add even more torque to it just change the point straight in second gear recipe to point it straight in third gear before mashing the gas. The acceleration is amazing though. Oh boy, it's fast. Definitely faster than the Porsche. The Porsche can use its first gear though. It can even use it from a stop. It can go full throttle from a stop. As a matter of fact, if these two lined up at a light the Porsche would be in a different zip code by the time the Z06 got traction. The Porsche makes complete use of every horse at any time. The Z06 doesn't. It can't. What it can do is remind you there is a ton of torque available in any gear. In the 911 you need to be above 3000 rpm to feel that rush of torque. It really does not matter all that much in the Z06. 2nd? 3rd? 4th? 5th? 6th? There's power available at any rpm. Obviously 8th gear at 1500 rpm isn't the fastest way to get the Z06 moving but it will still move. Which brings us to the 8-Speed automatic transmission which Chevrolet touts as shifting as faster than the Porsche PDK. Maybe it does but it is not a PDK replacement. Shift speed alone does not determine the quality of the transmission. The automatic is inferior for numerous reasons. One, who is the genius at GM who thought not allowing you to use the shift lever to change gears manually was a good idea? You might be saying, wait, there are paddles. Sure, there are. How am I supposed to hit the paddle in a low speed turn when they turn with the wheel? Especially if I want to do it as quickly as possible? I can't reach the paddle as I'm turning the wheel around and I want to keep the car in a higher gear so I don't wrap it around a tree as I go WOT out of the turn. If you leave it in D, the car will drop down a gear and kill you. Speaking of those paddles they do not work as well as advertised. They feel like a gimmick. In the 911, when you pull a paddle it is like a trigger pull. Boom, instant. You are connected to the trans with the paddles or the shift lever. Mechanical, cold, precise, and very German. The Z06 paddles feel like there is a degree of slush between you and the gear shift. That may be because there is. The Porsche PDK makes you not wish for a manual. The Z06 automatic reminds you it is an automatic. If you want the car to do what you want it to do, get the manual. You do not have to make this compromise in the 911. There were a couple instances where the automatic would not shift when I told it to and gave me an error. WTF? I tell you when to shift Z06, not the other way around. The logic of the GM automatic just is not as good and neither is the shift quality. Are the shifts quick? Hell yes! Are they smooth? Hell no! They can be jarring and you do not exactly know when they will be jarring. When WOT if you shift earlier in the powerband they are smoother but if you shift later they can be harsh. Sometimes D mode can make some shift mistakes which jar you. The Porsche PDK on the other hand is buttery smooth unless you set it on the highest mode (conveniently located right on the wheel) where it still never gets as harsh as the Z06 automatic. The PDK is better, period. Ok, what about the handling and braking? Both cars have very high limits and the Z06 amazes with how flatly it corners. It is very comfortable up until going past 8/10's. Where is 10/10's? I don't want to try to find out as the car is not mine for one and secondly 10.1 tenths will kill you. The 911 on the other hand does a better job communicating. It also feels more forgiving. It probably also makes you think you are a better driver than you are. That may be because the Porsche handles road imperfections better. The ride is great for either car but the Porsche deals with the harsh stuff far more gently. The Z06 can be jarring. On the 405 freeway over some portions I was surprised just how harsh the ride could get. The Z06 needs a smoother road to instill confidence than the Carrera. The 911's steering is heavier and more communicative. The Z06 has quicker turn in and you can steer it with one finger. That isn't bad but it is just a bit more numb. The difference from 9 out of 10 steering to 10 out of 10 steering is what warrants 911's costing what they do. The brakes are a bit of an issue as the Z06 did not feel right. The car needs to be checked for a possible warranty claim as it vibrates badly under light braking. It is puzzling as it does not always do this. When it doesn't, the brakes feel perfect. Probably better pedal feel than the Porsche. I really don't understand the shimmying and wobbling when getting on the brakes and this needs to be checked. When applying full force, the brakes work great in either car. What about the interior comfort? I was surprised I could not move the Z06 seat back further or move it lower. I'm not even tall but I wanted a few more inches of legroom. You sit higher in the Corvette. You also feel like you are in a cockpit with everything aimed at you. It is tighter and less roomy. The 911 is more comfortable without a doubt and a better choice for taller drivers. I could go on and on endlessly about these cars but I think that is enough and I'll attempt to the summarize all the aspects numerically below. Car (out of 10): Z06 | 911 Interior: Comfort: 8 | 9 Interior Quality: 9 | 9.5 Space: 7.5 | 9.5 Gear shifter placement: 10 | 9 Armrest placement: 10 | 8.5 Styling: 10 | 9.5 Drivetrain: Acceleration: 10 | 9 Torque: 10 | 9 Top end pull: 9.5 | 8 Engine sound: 10 | 8.5 Transmission: 8 | 10 Flexibility: 10 | 8.5 Handling: Steering feel: 9 | 10 Braking: 7 | 9 Pedal feel: 9.5 | 9 Ride quality: 8.5 | 9.5 Confidence: 8.5 | 9.5 Subjective: Fun to drive: 9 | 9.5 Total: Z06: 163.5 911: 164.5 Summary: Both of these cars are absolutely fantastic. The Z06 is a brute though. It is a muscle car disguised as a sports car. Despite being tighter inside it feels much larger to drive. The proportions feel big from the driver's seat. It constantly wants to pull forward. It just does not feel quite complete or refined. The best Corvette may just be a Grand Sport with a manual transmission and a heads/cam upgrade. The 911 is far more composed. You can have fun in first gear or fifth gear. The car feels more nimble, more tossable, and more forgiving. It isn't as fast but isn't that why BMS has it? Another 100 lb-ft at the wheels and I'll forget about the Z06's engine. I thought the Z06 would fill me with buyer's remorse. Instead, it reminded me just how good the 2017 911 Carrera truly is. The Z06 is the faster car but the 911 is the better sports car.
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    06-21-2017, 09:52 PM
    BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) continues to expand their BMW tuning offering. You all saw their absolutely absurd 335d results. They are tackling the S55 now and their early ECU tune results are promising. This is a Competition Package car with downpipes: Pump gas, catless downpipes, and a tune. That is it. Keep in mind many of the dyno graphs you are seeing as of late are coming from pulls in hot weather. This is a 500+ whp car when it cools down. BPC is still revising the tune and E85 results are coming up next.
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    06-17-2017, 06:22 PM
    Kidding of course. There are some very impressive BMW E92 M3 S65 V8 builds out there and plenty of 10 second examples but this one is a bit of a different take. The purpose built drag car features a 312 cubic inch small block V8 with Bob Book carburetors. What does it run? Good question. BimmerBoost does not know the answer. Hopefully we get some follow up regarding who built this car. Better yet, why they built this car.
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    06-21-2017, 11:03 PM
    Here is an easy way for F10 M5 owners to make sure they are ahead of the F90 M5 when it hits the streets. Simply get an ECU flash and some downpipes. This car features tuning by HCP through the PTF Bootmod3 system which tuners seem to be loving. A trap speed over 130 miles per hour for the 4300+ pound boat with just bolt on modifications is great to see. No methanol here, just regular fuel. If the owner wants more he can change the turbos and go big but this is a safe and reliable package that is hardly pushing the envelope but providing a big performance boost. If you have an F10 M5 and haven't flashed your car yet, what are you waiting for? An F90 M5 or W213 E63 beatdown?
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    06-02-2017, 10:49 AM
    Pure Turbos posted a thread on the BimmerBoost forums showing a nice compilation of performance results from various Pure Stage 2 turbo upgraded S55's. You can get an idea of what the upgrade is capable of with several cars over 700 horsepower to the wheels as well as the first 9 second S55 running the upgrade. Enjoy: Hey guys, here are some dyno results and 1/4 mile numbers for F8X S55 Pure Stage 2 with different mods and fuel setups, -1st F82 S55 M4 build by Tpg Tuning Mods: -TPG Built S55 LongBlock Including Ported Head -TPG Billet One Piece Crank Hub W/ Modified Damper -TPG Race Exhaust -TPG Custom Ice Tank Setup-Fuel -It Port Injection and Proto -Type LPFP-PureTurbo Stage 2 -Evolution of Speed Billet Intercooler -Evolution of Speed Billet Intake Manifold-Dodson Motorsports Clutch Packs -Driveshaft Shop Axles and Driveshaft -HC Performance Back End Flash -Burger Tuning JB4 -Custom Firmware -Burger Tuning Intakes and Charge Pipes -Weld RTS Wheels - Hoosier Slicks Dyno results: 745whp / 720wtq ​ -2ND F82 S55 M4 Mods: -PureTurbos stage 2 -E30 fuel (93 pump gas mixed with E85 fuel) -FBO -BMS JB4 -BEF by DME Tuning -SSP performance Spec-R clutch pack Dyno results: 729whp / 701wtq -3Rd F80 S55 M3 Build by Sport Mind (Bahrain) Mods: -PureTurbos stage 2 -FBO -BEF by DME Tuning -Race gas -JB4 Dyno results: 698whp / 668wtq -4Th F82 S55 M4 Build by Sport Mind (Bahrain) Mods: -PureTurbos stage 2 -FBO -BEF PTF (BootMod3) -Fuel-it Port Injection -JB4 -Dodson clcuthes upgrade Dyno results: 703whp / 737wtq -5Th F82 S55 M4 build by Caribbean Autowerks Mods: -PureTurbos stage 2 -FBO -Fuel-it Port Injection -JB4 -EOS watercooler -E85 fuel Dyno results: 722whp / 712wtq -6Th F80 S55 M3 build by AutohausFrankurt Mods: -PureTurbos stage 2 -Fbo -91 oct only -Tuned by Mission performance stage 3 Flash Dyno results: 615whp / 630wtq -7Th F80 S55 M3 build by AutoCouture Mods: -PureTurbos stage 2 -Fbo-E40 Fuel -BEF by ACM Tune -Jb4 -Dodson Clutches Dyno results: 659whp / 676wtq -8Th F80 S55 M3 Mods: -PureTurbos stage 2 -Downpipes -93 oct (gas pump) -tuned by Eurocharged Canada Dyno results: 611whp / 545wtq -9Th F80 S55 WideBody M3 (Track setup) Mods: -PureTurbos stage 2 -FBO -Jb4 -BEF by PTF (Bootmod3) -91 Octane only -CSF Cooling system Dyno results: 600whp / 597wtq -10Th F82 S55 M4 Mods: -PureTurbos stage 2 -BMS Meth Kit -BMS JB4 -FBO -100 shot of NOS -Back end flash PTF (bootmod3) -DCT Flash PTF (bootmod3) Dyno results: 763whp / 776wtq Here is some 1/4 mile Numbers -1St World's First 9 Second F8X M3/M4 by Tpg Tuning Mods: -TPG Built S55 LongBlock Including Ported Head -TPG Billet One Piece Crank Hub W/ Modified Damper -TPG Race Exhaust -TPG Custom Ice Tank Setup -Fuel-It Port Injection and Proto -Type LPFP-PureTurbo Stage 2 -Evolution of Speed Billet Intercooler -Evolution of Speed Billet Intake Manifold -Dodson Motorsports Clutch Packs -Driveshaft Shop Axles and Driveshaft -HC Performance Back End Flash -Burger Tuning JB4 - Custom Firmware -Burger Tuning Intakes and Charge Pipes -Weld RTS Wheels - Hoosier Slicks 1/4 mile results: 9.98 @ 145.02 -2Nd F80 S55 M3 6 Speed build by Tpg Tuning Mods: -PureTurbo Stage 2 -FBO -Jb4 -Fuel-it -Weld RTS Wheels - Hoosier Slicks 1/4 mile results: 10.86 @ 129.42 -3rd F80 S55 M3 by Maximum PSI Mods: -PureTurbo Stage 2 -FBO -Jb4 -BEF (Maximum psi) -Hoosier Slicks -Full E85 fuel -Dodson clutches -Fuel-it LPFP with EOS manifold 1/4 mile results: 10.278 @ 137.15 Also we have 1/2 mile Numbers F82 S55 M4 build by fuel-it Mod: -Fuel-It! Platinum Port Injection kit -Fuel-It Platinum LPFP upgrade -Fuel-It! Ethanol sensorJB4 (Stage 3) -Pureturbos Stage 2 -FBO -BMS Oil Catch Can -Dobson DCT clutch upgrade -CSF heat exchanger -Bootmod3 backend flash -Running E85 -Toyo R888 tires 1/2 mile results: trap speed -172.8
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    06-13-2017, 07:50 PM
    If you do not like the Gen V Dodge Viper you are not a car enthusiast. What is there not to like? That it has perfect weight distribution? That it is light? That Dodge gave the engine forged internals specifically so it could handle tons of boost and nitrous? Is it too much of an enthusiast's car? They certainly do not make them like the Viper any longer. The vehicle requires driver skill because there is no transmission option that will do the work for you. To get the most out of it a 'driver mod' is a must. Just look at what a bolt on Viper is capable of: Race 1 DME Tuning tuned F13 M6 677 whp The M6 jumps but the Viper doesn't care. It makes up the distance and passes until letting off. The second run has a more even start and the Viper pulls. Race 2 stock McLaren 570S A stock McLaren 570S is a nasty little car. The light McLaren opens up a lead but the Viper pulls back at higher speeds. They run again and it looks like the McLaren by virtue of its dual clutch transmissions pulls inches on each shift. Very close runs by two very stout cars. Race 3 stock Gen V Viper TA Viper on Viper action. The Orange Viper jumps but it is toast. This just goes to show how much stronger a bolt on Viper is than a stock Viper. Race 4 Ferrari 458 with exhaust Cubes. That is all. Race 5 FBO E85 Hellcat vs. DME Tuning M6 A race the Viper sits out. The Hellcat just runs away from the M6. Not much of a race with the M6 letting off. Race 6 FBO E85 Hellcat vs. stock Gen V Viper TA Dodge on Dodge action with the Hellcat crushing the Viper. Race 7 Heads/Cam C6 LS3 Back to the Viper. The C6 is no match. Race 8 Cammed FBO C6 with 200 shot A C6 with nitrous now. Maybe he needs to check his bottle pressure? Race 9 Bolt on cammed Camaro with 175 shot Nope. Race 10 three way between bolt on CTS-V, TT LSX Camaro The Caddy is overmatched and the Camaro eventually gets going but by then the race is over. A rematch between the Camaro and the Viper has the Camaro pull before letting off. They go at it a third time and the Camaro decisively pulls. Race 11 GTR with E85 and upgraded turbos The Viper takes race 1 and the GTR takes race 2. The third and final round goes to the GTR but it is quite close. Great video, great runs, and a well driven Viper. 2013 Viper GTS -Arrow ECU (93 Pump gas) -K&N Drop in -RSI Smooth tubes -DSE Intake Heatshield -DSE Lithium Ion Battery -Belanger Longtubes & Hi-flow Cats -Corsa Catback -Ipsco Crank UDP
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    05-29-2017, 04:41 AM
    Monaco does not provide for the most spectacular racing on the Formula 1 schedule but the event due to the locale and people attending is a very big deal. Speaking of big deals, Ferrari is leading the constructor's championship and Sebastian Vettel is in first place in the driver standings. Mercedes is the juggernaut and defending champ but Ferrari is providing quite a challenge this season. The team was not able to find the podium as Bottas finished in fourth and Lewis Hamilton finished in seventh. Issues with tires and a poor qualifying session made it tough on Hamilton who simply could not make enough ground after starting thirteenth. To his credit he made it up to sixth place at one point on the tight circuit. It was Ferrari's day though with a 1-2 finish: The Canadian Grand Prix on June 11th is up next. Race highlights and standings below.
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    06-12-2017, 08:21 PM
    Yet another low 10 second APR tuned Audi RS7 4.0 TFSI twin turbo V8 is no surprise. Plenty have been been posted. However, when you put the run in context it is certainly impressive. Compare this result to a Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic with upgraded turbochargers that also recently ran a 10.3 second pass. The RS7 is running a very similar time but on the factory turbochargers. Weren't there people saying the 4.0 TFSI V8 is too small and will not be able to compete with the 5.5 liter AMG motor? Yet the Audi which weighs roughly the same is running quicker and faster times on the factory turbos. Just absolutely incredible performance and the 4.0 TFSI V8 shows it is an excellent design. Mod list: APR Stage 2 ECU Tune MS109 race gas APR Downpipes
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    06-02-2017, 04:40 PM
    This is called cheating folks. Why? Because there is no McLaren P1 LM. McLaren produces a P1 GTR which is not street legal. A company by the name of Lanzante took a P1 GTR, configured it so it technicality was street legal, and called it the P1 LM. Is the 6:43.2 laptime impressive? Yes. Does it top the Porsche 918 Spyder? Yes. Does it top the Lamborghini Huracan Performante? Yes. Is it a legitimate record? No. Lanzante might as well take a Formula 1 car and have it pass regulations and then run a lap to claim a record. It isn't a production car. It may technicality meet the rules to be classified as street legal but that does not make it a street legal production car laptime record. It is cool to see what P1 GTR is capable of but this is simply an exercise in changing the conditions of the test. In other words, cheating.
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    06-09-2017, 07:55 PM
    Earlier this week a pair of videos were posted showing a BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) tuned 335d just abusing a couple F80 M3's. Well, now we know why and how. BPC has some very impressive tuning packages for the M57 turbo motor which make tons of torque. Let's look over their Stage 1 to 4 tuning options. STAGE 1 Our Stage 1 remote tune is designed for stock emission equip M57. Factory speed limiters are removed 324 WHP / 500 WTQ +88 WHP / +113 WTQ STAGE 2 Required Mods: Upgraded Boost pipe. DPF Removal SCR Removal EGR Removal Description: A few more pounds of boost, raised torque limiters, and we disable the emission equipment for competition off-road use ONLY. +100 WHP / +140 WTQ (DPF & EGR DELETE, with SCR pump disabled) STAGE 2+ Required Mods: Upgraded Boost pipe. DPF Removal SCR Removal EGR Removal SCR Filter Removal Description: A few more pounds of boost, raised torque limiters, increased fuel and we disable the emission equipment for competition off-road use ONLY. +121 WHP / +175 WTQ (SCR, DPF, EGR DELETE) & Custom exhaust STAGE 3 Required Mods: Upgraded Boost pipe. DPF Removal SCR Removal EGR Removal SCR Filter Removal Upgraded Boost pipe Upgraded Intercooler & Exhaust Description: This is for upgraded power adders like meth injection. +151 WHP / 198 WTQ STAGE 4 Required Mods: Upgraded Boost pipe. DPF Removal SCR Removal EGR Removal SCR Filter Removal Upgraded Boost pipe Upgraded Intercooler & Exhaust Hybrid turbos NOT FOR USE ON PUBLIC ROADS - Competition Use Only Description: +181 WHP / +247 WTQ As for pricing and some further details: If you want a 335d that can easily smoke tuned F80 M3's and with enough torque to handle just about anything off the line, talk to BPC. It is great to see results like these from a US diesel car as well as an M57 turbo upgrade working well.
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    06-19-2017, 08:31 PM
    How does Renntech do this so fast? The new W213 E63 AMG is barely on the streets and already they have a Stage I M177 V8 ECU flash tune in development. This is not the final tune by any means but W213 E63 AMG S tuning is already showing huge promise. They are getting 724 horsepower out of the car which is almost another 100 horses over stock based on the baseline curve. The torque figure is 755 lb-ft: Torque gains really start to show from 3000 rpm on before leveling off toward 7000 rpm. The engine sure is revving higher and making more power up top than the M157. The downsize in displacement is hardly hurting things down low. It's a broader powerband for sure. The new E63 is a beast. Just look at the acceleration teaser in the video for yourself.
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    05-31-2017, 12:01 PM
    What Mercedes-AMG is building here deserves tremendous praise. This will be the closest thing to a street legal Formula 1 car money can buy. While others manufacturers went with heavy hybrid systems Mercedes-AMG is focusing on low weight and race proven technology. It is a brilliant way to tie the F1 program into the street car portfolio while doing something nobody else has done. If the goal was to make a splash, consider that goal accomplished. A 1.6 liter turbo V6 is the heart of the car. This engine has the same block and heads as the 2015 Formula 1 car. The Project One will have a variant of the PU106A hybrid powerplant. There will be differences of course. The compression ratio will be lower as will the redline at 11,000 rpm. Different pistons and rods are utilized. An eight speed automatic transmission is paired to the motor due to the unique nature of the high revs and the desired weight target. Output is expected to be 1000+ with four electric motors helping. One is used to keep the turbo spooled and it feeds excess exhaust energy to the battery pack. Response should be practically instant. The second electric motor is a 161 horsepower unit called MGU-K for motor generation unit kinetic. This engine is connected directly to the crankshaft. Unlike the Formula 1 unit this is not expected to serve as a limited power boost but offer the power over a longer time period and range. The other two power each front wheel. They should offer 120 horsepower each. How is thst possible? The street car will have battery packs with four times the capacity of the F1 car. That also means much more weight. Despite the added weight Mercedes-AMG claims the entire powertrain weighs 926 pounds and batteries are only responsible for 220 pounds of that weight. Impressive. What about the wheels and tires? Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires in 285/35ZR19 up front and 335/30ZR20 in the rear are expected. The suspension will be height adjustable. How much for all of this Formula 1 technology for the street? Roughly 2.5+ million dollars. Less than 300 will be built so sign up now. If you were really in the market for one Mercedes-AMG already contacted you. This is by far the most impressive supercar design ever underatken. Bugatti can play with top speed titles all they want to but the Project One is a far more impressive engineering display.
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    06-19-2017, 07:40 PM
    It is always important to question this source when a 'stock' BMW M car is shown obliterating whatever it is racing. However, in this instance there is nothing difficult to believe as the Lexus RC-F is a giant pile of fail. Plus, we have already seen this race from another source. The run in the video here is a bit longer and the M4 stretches its legs by putting football fields on the RC-F. Based on comparisons going back as far as 2014 the RC-F showed it was never in the M4's performance league. Which is a shame as it would be great to see a naturally aspirated entrant in the segment offering real competition for the Germans. Only the Americans offer a real challenge there if you consider a Mustang or a Camaro to be in the same class.
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