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    Today, 08:48 PM
    That 9 second F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 platform slip looks to be coming soon. Less than a week ago Maximum PSI set the quickest and fastest S55 platform record with a 10.2 @ 137 pass. That put them on the doorstep of being the first to break into the 9's on the platform. Well, with the latest changes including 100% E85 fuel things certainly look promising. They increased output to 712 rear wheel horsepower and 685 lb-ft of torque. The Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbocharger upgrade is definitely working well. Oh, and look at that meat on the rear! Those Hoosier drag radials no doubt will help achieve a better 60 foot than the 1.720 hit previously on the record 10.278 pass. Get it done Maximum PSI!
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    Today, 07:11 PM
    Simply huge gains from a flash tune only on a 2015 MKVII Volkswagen Golf R. The car in stock form is plenty potent with 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. This works out to 243.3 horsepower at all four wheels as a baseline on the AMR Performance Dyno Dynamics. With the AMR Performance ECU flash tune output rises to 349.4 at the wheels for a gains of 105.1 horsepower. That is simply a monster gain from a small 2.0 liter inline-4 motor. Not to mention this is accomplished on pump gas. Well done AMR and this is a very potent Golf.
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    Today, 03:03 PM
    BimmerBoost can relate to member @SVH who has been waiting a while on Gintani to finish his project. What is the project? A stroked S65 V8 with twin turbochargers in an E93 M3 convertible. As the convertible model is quite a bit heavier than the coupe the extra displacement totalling roughly 4.5 liters will help quite a bit. These are the specs: CSF radiator and Oil cooler, Gintani Oil pan, sleeved, 4.5 liter, stock comp, OEM main and rod bearings coated with WPC to GTS specs, ARP hardened head bolts, 5 point head work. @SVH is keeping the compression stock which will make for very good spool and driveability down low. He is not going for all out horsepower but a fun and reliable package with a ton more torque than stock. The car is still being broken in and we do not have any dyno figures yet but it will be interesting to see the torque and power curves on this motor when all is said and done. There are videos of it being started and revved below. It looks like Gintani will finally be delivering a built S65 with turbos but we have all heard that before. Hopefully @SVH gets what he paid for. The question now is, where is BimmerBoost's twin turbo built motor E92 M3?
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    Today, 02:32 PM
    It does not take much to get the C7 Z06 into the 9's. It can be done for $2500. This is yet another C7 Z06 running 9's and what these cars have in common is the 8-speed automatic 8L90 transmission. That is a big part of the 9 second recipe. Beyond the automatic transmission this is all that was needed to top 140 miles per hour of trap speed: -IW 18% lower pulley with gates HD belt -Halltech CAI -Corsa X pipe -HorsePowerAddicts install and tuning -93/100 mix Tune, pulley, X-Pipe, and a cold air intake. Just your basic bolt ons right there. Pushing the relatively small factory blower further probably won't pay as large of dividends in summer weather but some basic bolt ons and a tune are cheaper than replacing the factory blower entirely. Nobody is going to complain about these results:
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    Today, 01:51 PM
    Maybe somebody can explain this? It seems the laws of physics do not apply to BMW owners.
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    Today, 01:41 PM
    Big, fast, and heavy SUV's are what the Germans do better than anyone. The GLE 63 AMG S certainly qualifies as big, fast, and heavy weighing in at 5315 pounds. That is a lot of mass to hustle to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds and through the 1/4 mile in 12.5 seconds at 115 miles per hour. That is BMW E92 M3 level performance in a sport utility vehicle. You might think this tank is just for straightline blasts but it actually has plenty of grip. Yep, it pulls .95g on the skidpad which is tough to even fathom. A high center of gravity, 5300 pounds, and yet it sticks to the ground like a decent sports car. Any downsides? Well, the 5.5 liter twin turbo M157 V8 is thirsty as Car and Driver recorded 14 mpg in their driving. If you can afford the as tested $124k price you can probably afford the gas to go with it. The BMW X5M remains the current king of high performance SUV's but the GLE63 AMG S makes for a strong alternative and challenger. It's quite simply amazing how the performance envelope for these big SUV's is being pushed by the Germans. SpecificationsVEHICLE TYPE:front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback PRICE AS TESTED:$123,835 (base price $108,185) ENGINE TYPE:twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT:333 cu in, 5461 cc Power: 577 hp @ 5500 rpm Torque: 561 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm TRANSMISSION:7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 114.8 in Length: 191.0 in Width: 84.3 in Height:69.3 in Passenger volume: 103 cu ft Cargo volume: 38 cu ft Curb weight: 5315 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec Zero to 100 mph: 9.0 sec Zero to 130 mph: 16.1 sec Zero to 150 mph: 24.2 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.4 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.9 sec Standing -mile: 12.2 sec @ 115 mph Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 155 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 166 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad*: 0.95 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA city/highway driving: 13/17 mpg C/D observed: 14 mpg *Stability-control-inhibited
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