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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 PM
    I don't know. I wanted to agree with you guys, but the race at Hockenheim this season was fantastic. How is this so different than Porsche Cup or Ferrari Challenge series, and I like watching that too. Probably a better comparison is Australian Supercars, and that's crazy to watch, it's like a mix of DTM and NASCAR. What do any Formula cars have to do with production cars either. I'm trying to say that there's always going to be something about that race car sound and smell etc that will never be exactly replaced by electric. The experience. It's never going to be as good to watch because there's no visceral sense or emotion behind it. They're fast, who cares. My gut says that I would have much rather seen them go the other way with big investment in Le Mans LMP1/2. That's still as high-tech as it gets and cool to watch. But my business sense says that they're just looking to diversify and hedge their bets by going way the other direction. I just don't see it catching on anytime soon though, you might as well watch drone racing.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 PM
    Remember the article last month about a grassroots (well, as grassroots as it gets for Viper owners) effort to get the Gen V Dodge Viper ACR on the Nurburgring? Well, the first time laptime for the group is in. The Dodge Viper ACR managed a lap in 7:03.45. Quick, definitely, but they did not break into the 6 minute range as expected. They hoped to top the Lamborghini Huracan Performante but they have a long way to go in order to beat a time of 6:52:01. The driver is Dominik Farnbacher. This is the man who ran a 7:12.13 'Ring time in the 4th generation Viper ACR. The team will likely try again as conditions have been rainy and they had limited running windows. This is essentially their first full go. We wish them the best of luck on subsequent attempts!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 PM
    Some interesting exhaust testing here from Soul Performance Products showing the difference between HJS HD 200 cell sport catalytic converters with the PSE, cat bypass pipes with PSE, and their full three inch trackback exhaust. The testing took place at AWE-Tuning with their Mustang dynamometer. AWE-Tuning adjust their Mustang to read like a Dynojet so ignore the peak figures. Focus on the delta between the runs. Let's start with the sport cats with the factory PSE: Solid gains throughout the curve with just a catalytic converter change. Next up are cat bypass pipes: Slightly more torque and a top end power gain but really not enough to warrant going catless over catted. That is, unless you want more sound and to spend less money. Next up is a full straight pipe three inch Soul Performance Product exhaust: There is definitely power and torque to pick up in the exhaust if getting rid of the factory cats. Whether that be for sport cats or straight pipes is up to you.
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  • Eleventeen's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 PM
    The music wouldn't bother me if I were out drinking, but it makes no sense for a race video. Furthermore, I want to hear the car sounds during the race, not the soundtrack you jackoff to.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 PM
    VAG (Volkswagen Auto Group) is doing a fantastic job incorporating dual injection systems in performance cars. The Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 5.2 liter V10 for example feature both port and direct fuel injection systems. The same can be said for the new W12 Bentley motor. Well, the new 400 horsepower Audi 2.5 TFSI I5 also features a dual fuel injection system: This is great news for those who want to tune the MKIII Audi TT-RS and the upcoming Audi RS3 sedan. Motors featuring direct injection only run into fuel system issues pretty quickly when increasing power. Especially if using ethanol as fuel. What do most people do when they encounter fuel system limitations? They add injectors. In this case, Audi already did the work for you. The ECU will likely pose a problem but tuners will have it cracked quickly and once they do, the sky is the limit with the incredible 2.5 TFSI.
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