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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    You will find that after a certain point the majority of high power N54 builds utilize supplemental injection. In the early days it was methanol and these days a port fuel injection system is more common. Either way, it is easy to max out the factory direct injection fuel system at higher power levels especially if running E85. The details from VPG on their 654 whp run using the direct injection system are below: Hey everyone! Extremely excited to post a little more data on what we're doing over at Vargas Performance Group. We're testing a prototype hpfp system, and simultaneously testing control over it. Our testing started with normal E85, then Tony switched to E98 to really put the fueling system through its paces. Disclaimers/Info: -"proof of concept" prototype hpfp system -prototype is called "the prototype" because it's not ready for production, meaning we have significant work to do in order to turn this into a product ready to sell, if ever -indicates that DI only 600+ whp is possible on stock injectors -stopped log at 6300 due to auto transmission (have other logs revving higher, fuel pressure & A/F is still good but those weren't the glorious dyno this is) -Rail pressure was much smoother when we used higher targets, there is some control system learning that occurs -this dyno was done with no learning Run Data: Boost: ~28 psi Timing: ~9* Fuel: E98 Low Pressure Fuel Pump: Fuel-it! Stg 3 High Pressure Fuel System: Prototype Port Injection: None Methanol Injection: None Future Plans: -More DI only testing and prototype development -Examination of feasibility for production type configuration/implementation Take Home: -There is room to run over 600 whp direct injection only -Injectors and injector window is not an issue yet -Vargas continues to innovate and push hard
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    06-22-2016, 04:02 AM
    Is 800 rwhp the new 700 rwhp? Just the other day a 737 rear wheel horsepower stock internal N54 was posted on BimmerBoost. Well, this E90 335i takes things a bit further 802 rear wheel horsepower at 33 psi of boost with E70 fuel on a 131,000 mile stock internal N54. Impressive, right? Here is the full mod list: 131,000 mile stock engine car. MOTIV 900 Turbo Kit MOTIV Port Injection MOTIV Twin Disk Clutch Fuel It Stage 3 pump basket BCP Colossal Intercooler VRSF Charge pipe w/ TiAL Q blow off valve MHD Back End Flash by BCP AEM EMS4 for boost control and port injection control M3 cowl Modified stock catback exhaust Tuned in house by at BCP 802whp @ 33psi on E70 fuel Special thanks to Jake @ MOTIV Over 800 whp from a motor with over 100,000 miles on the clock that has not been opened. It's not going to last forever obviously and running it at 800 plus all the time is asking for trouble but 800 whp certainly can be done on the stock internals even with a well used N54. Great work by everyone involved.
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    06-24-2016, 07:50 PM
    Doc Race made waves with their BMW N54 single turbo kit released early this year. The N54 community reception was positive and thus far there is nothing but praise for the product. Doc Race is expanding their N54 offering which will included ported headwork and an upgraded intake manifold. Dyno results and specifications for the ported N54 head will come. For now, there are more concrete details on the intake manifold. This is more of a modification for someone already pushing high numbers and looking for a stronger and more efficient piece. They did get it on the dyno and it is more efficient than the factory design: Certainly great news and an exciting time in the N54 tuning world especially for guys pushing the limits.
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    06-24-2016, 06:31 PM
    After a bunch of teasers, spyphotos, etc., it's finally here! The highest performance Mercedes-AMG in the lineup is the 2018 AMG GT R. The car receives significant revisions including new active aerodynamics, engine changes, software changes, new brakes, new wheels, new tires, and just about everything that could be changed was changed. Mercedes-AMG unveiled the car today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as they promised they would. You can watch the whole impressive unveiling event where they bring the car in with a helicopter from the Mercedes-Benz Youtube channel which is posted below. Overall, the car looks absolutely fantastic but this vehicle is about performance and not looks. The engine receives higher compression pistons and new turbochargers. Whomever it was that said they would just change the tuning software was wrong. Very, very, very wrong. The compression is bumped from the M177 10.5:1 but Mercedes-AMG has not yet posted the full specifications so we do not know the new ratio. Regardless, 577 horsepower is now the power output and it is sent to through an even quicker shifting dual clutch transmission. There are weight saving measures such as a lighter flywheel, a new exhaust that weighs 13 pounds less, and carbon fiber pieces abound. No word yet on the curb weight. This is the new king of the Mercedes-AMG lineup and it will go toe to toe with the Porsche GT3 RS or Turbo S and possibly encroach on 488 GTB territory. We can't wait to see it in action.
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    06-21-2016, 06:42 PM
    This RS7 built by Total Race we know pretty well as it belongs to AudiBoost member @Ghost. We've seen it beat up on one of the world's most powerful E63 AMG's and it made easy work of a tuned C6 RS6 V10. Not surprising with over 942 horsepower at the wheels. Which raises the question, why isn't the transmission disintegrating? The ZF 8HP is a stout transmission which is why Audi opts to replace the S-Tronic dual clutch of the S6 and S7 models with the ZF 8HP automatic for the RS6 and RS7. They will also be utilizing this transmission in the upcoming Audi S5. RS6 and RS7 models are holding up with bolt on modifications and even modified turbos. They are not making over 1000 lb-ft of torque though. Maybe @Ghost. can shed some light on if he has any ZF 8HP transmission upgrades but it is amazing how much torque the box coping with.
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    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    This is incredible considering that AMR Performance already showed a gain of 63 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the 2016 W205 C450 model. That was with their 1.01c tune revision and now with their 1.02b tune revision they take things considerably further. How about 371 at the wheels or in other words another 53 whp from where they already were? That is more than 100 horsepower at the wheels over stock: Utilizing this tune and no other modifications a C450 went 12.3 @ 112 in the 1/4 mile in 98 degree weather. We expect easy 11's in winter conditions or just cooler weather: We are waiting on the slip but AMR is pushing the C450/C43 models harder than anyone else along with the M276 DEL30 engine. #AMR #amrperformance
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    Today, 06:00 PM
    Well, it seems the Nizpro upgrade is real although this is still early. There is a competitive offering based in the US and Nizpro of course is in Australia. They took their E92 335i with factory N54 turbos to the strip and ran an impressive 11.2 @ 120 in the 1/4 mile. That elapsed time for the trap speed speed is very good. This is indicated by the 1.57 60 foot: Make no mistake about it there is room to improve but their transmission is holding together thus far. It would instill confidence to see higher torque launches. At this point, who cares about stock turbo N54 performance? The best test for the trans would be a high load launch with upgraded twins at the very least. More runs and details will come with time as Nizpro ran this car without any corresponding transmission software upgrades. They are clearly doing shakedown runs before going further. So far, so good.
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    06-25-2016, 09:01 PM
    More runs here from BimmerBoost member @TZ04XJR and his Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT. Last month this M3 impressively beat up on a Ferrari 458 Italia. Now he decided to take on a variety of cars ranging from those mildly modded with bolt ons to 600+ whp beasts. Keep in mind he is still running the Level II Active Autowerke S65 supercharger and still has yet to install his Level III components. The Active Autowerke supercharger kit continues to impress. Cars and specs: M3- AA Gen 2 Level 2 S/C (553whp) C7- Procharged (575whp) 15' 5.0- Bolt Ons & Nitrous Z32 300ZX TT- Upgraded Turbos (600+whp) EVO 9- FBO, Stock Turbo (440whp) vs C7 Run 1 vs C7 Run 1, C7 View vs C7 Run 2 vs 15' 5.0 vs 300ZX TT vs EVO 8
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    06-22-2016, 01:01 AM
    The Viper is the best driver's car on the market. It is not even a debate. It is exactly what many so called 'enthusiasts' ask for. A lightweight and perfectly balanced sports car with great response from a naturally aspirated track bred motor paired to a manual transmission. The only problem is those so called enthusiasts do not buy it. Dodge adjusted the pricing dropping it $15k which helped but these days enthusiasts are too soft. The Viper is too loud. It's too hot. The pedals are too close together. There is no automatic option. It's too interactive and too demanding. You f'ing pussies. The Viper is the best thing in the automotive marketplace. It's a giant middle finger to the automotive world. No direct injection. No dual clutch nonsense. No hybrid garbage. Just a giant engine with forged internals designed to take whatever you throw at it paired to a lightweight chassis with a manual transmission. It's all about interaction, speed, and fun factor. Despite not having all kinds of technological band-aids it still is capable of destroying anything at any price point around the track. It even scares the pants off Ferrari. It's a damn bargain to boot. The Viper will be killed off before it should be in 2017 and we likely will never see anything like it ever again. It signals a major shift in the automotive marketplace. When you're driving your hybrid BMW or Lexus with 15 gears and 1500 software modes including one that adjusts the air vents to dry your tears remember you let this happen. Dodge Celebrates 25th Anniversary and Final Year of Viper Production with Five Exclusive Limited-edition Models New 25th anniversary limited-edition models feature exclusive content to commemorate the final year of Viper production 1:28 Edition ACR (American Club Racer) – Celebrating the current Laguna Seca single-lap record of 1:28.65 GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR – One of the most iconic Viper liveries of all-time VoooDoo II Edition ACR – Rebirth of the VooDoo ACR Snakeskin Edition GTC – Inspired by the original Snakeskin, now with unique snakeskin stripe Dodge Dealer Edition – Viper ACR special edition available through Tomball and Roanoke Dodge dealers Each limited-edition Viper model features a serialized instrument panel badge with the model name that can be customized with the customer's name Customers can begin ordering special edition Vipers on June 24, 2016 The 2017 Viper is available in more than 50 million unique build configurations, including the ACR package, through the "1 of 1" customization program for a truly one-of-a-kind snake American hand-built supercar June 21, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Dodge brand is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dodge Viper with five limited-edition models that commemorate the final year of Viper production and highlight several of the most iconic special edition Vipers of the past. "The Dodge Viper has had a great run, and 25 years after it was first introduced, it leaves the supercar world reaching for the records it continues to set," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat – FCA, North America. "With more track records than any production car in the world, the Dodge Viper ACR will live on as the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever, the car that has set the benchmark for all that follows in its tracks." One of the most unique and exotic high-performance machines on the road today, Dodge is honoring the Viper's rich, colorful and exceptional performance heritage on and off the track by paying tribute to some of the most iconic Vipers in its history. Beginning on June 24 and new for 2017 model year, customers can order their special snake in the following exclusive special edition configurations: Viper 1:28 Edition ACR Pays tribute to the current production car single lap record of 1:28.65 set by champion driver Randy Pobst in a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR at historic Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif., in October 2015 Features black exterior and painted rear wing with red ACR stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, 1:28 Edition exterior sill decal, ACR interior with red accent stitching, serialized instrument panel 1:28 Edition badge, along with a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door As many as 28 units of this new special edition configuration will be built for the 2017 model year Looking back in Viper history: Using the same track record theme, Dodge previously produced 33 units of the 2010 Viper ACR 1:33 Edition to tout its previous track record of 1:33.915 set by SRT dynamics engineer Chris Winkler at Laguna Seca Raceway in November 2009 Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR Designed to pay tribute to one of the most distinguishable and iconic Viper paint schemes of all time – the white and blue combination of the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship Edition Features Pearl White exterior with Blue Pearl GTS stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Exterior Carbon Package, unique red Stryker badge decal, GTS-R exterior sill decals, USA flag B-pillar decals, ACR interior with red accent stitching, Header Red seat belts, serialized instrument panel GTS-R badge and a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door As many as 100 units of this new special edition configuration will be built for 2017 Looking back in Viper history: 100 units of the 1998 Viper GTS-R GTS Championship Edition were produced to commemorate the Viper winning the 1997 FIA GT2 championship Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR Modeled after the original 2010 Viper VooDoo edition Features black exterior and graphite metallic ACR driver's stripe with red tracer outline, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, VoooDoo II exterior sill decals, ACR interior with silver accent stitching, serialized instrument panel VoooDoo II badge and custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door As many as 31 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017 Looking back in Viper history: 31 units of the original VooDoo Viper ACR were built in 2010 Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC Color was inspired by the original 2010 Snakeskin ACR Features new Snakeskin Green exterior with a custom snakeskin patterned SRT stripe, Advanced Aerodynamics Package, GT black interior, serialized instrument panel Snakeskin badge and a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door As many as 25 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017 Looking back in Viper history: 31 units of the original Snakeskin Viper ACR were built in 2010 Dodge Dealer Edition ACR Available exclusively through Dodge's highest sales volume Viper dealers, Tomball Dodge of Tomball, Texas, and Roanoke Dodge of Roanoke, Ill. Features Viper White exterior with Competition Blue center stripe, Adrenaline Red driver stripe, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Extreme Aero Package, ACR interior with red accent stitching and custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door Serialized instrument panel ACR badge As many as 33 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017 Industry-first '1 of 1' Viper customization program continues Continuing for the 2017 model year is the exclusive Viper "1 of 1" customization program that enables buyers to create their one-of-a-kind "Snake" from the ground up. With 16,000 exterior color options, including matte exterior finishes, 24,000 custom stripe colors, 11 wheel options, 16 interior trims and seven aero packages, three brake packages and four suspension options, there are more than 50 million ways for buyers to customize their one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper. Each "1 of 1" model Viper features a personalized instrument panel badge with customer's chosen name to commemorate their exclusive design. No two customers can order the same configuration, including color, in the same model year ACR model returns as ultimate street-legal racer The Dodge Viper ACR returns in 2017 as the indisputable "ultimate street-legal race car" with significant aerodynamic and suspension upgrades. Relaunched in 2016, the third edition (1999-2002, 2008-2010) of the Viper ACR has taken the performance car world by storm with more track records than any production car in the world — a total of 13 road course lap records as certified by the Sports Car Club of America. About Viper All 2017 Dodge Vipers are powered by the iconic all-aluminum 8.4-liter V-10 engine that delivers 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque — the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world. Standard safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and a new four-channel anti-lock brake system. Since 1992, Dodge and SRT have built approximately 30,000 Vipers at the Mack Avenue Assembly (1992–1994) and Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (1995–current), both in Detroit. About Dodge Brand The Dodge brand is America's mainstream performance brand. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The Dodge and SRT brands offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge is the "mainstream performance" brand and SRT is positioned as the "ultimate performance" halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice. From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2016 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2016 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2016 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the Crossroad model, and its flagship, the Dodge Viper.
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    Today, 03:30 PM
    Whoa! These pictures will definitely get you rethinking the W205 generation Mercedes design. Although the cars are blending together that is not to say the modern Mercedes styling language is bad. Just look at this black Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe for proof of that. The car is lowered with dark window tint and tinted lights. Vossen wheels in a matte bronze finish round it out but a gloss black finish would look even meaner. Either way, this is a badass C63 Coupe.
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    06-22-2016, 02:13 AM
    You have to take the horsepower figures here with a grain of salt. GAD motors obviously builds powerful M157's so no doubt they can deliver 900 horsepower in this ML but without dynos there is no proof either of these SUV's are making their claimed horsepower. The X6M traps 126.8 in the 1/4 mile and the ML63 124.3. That just does not feel like 850-900 horsepower performance even in 5300 horsepower SUV's. The X6M can do about 115 stock so almost another 300 horsepower is an increase of 11 miles per hour of trap speed? Whatever the actual horsepower figures may be these are two powerful German SUV's going at it. The X6M is the faster of the two and beats the ML63 to the 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile marks decisively although the AMG puts up a fight. Hopefully we can get the details on what is done to each but turbo upgrades are a given.
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    06-23-2016, 05:13 PM
    Ouch. Volkswagen's image (and stock price) took a huge hit in the dieselgate saga but let's hope this mess will finally be put behind all of us as frankly we're sick of it. The US government and Volkswagen finally came to terms and here are the details. - 482,000 cars involved - VW will pay $1000-$7000 per car depending on age and other factors - VW will fund environmental studies and programs - Settlement includes offer to buy back affected cars This will all cost over $10 billion dollars and this is why Volkswagen may begin to offload assets. Those who have leased vehicles will have the option to terminate their lease. The government is likely to assess further penalties which will require VW to pay into a created EPA fund depending on the calculations of just how much they polluted in excess. The government gets theirs, the lawyers get theirs, VW has a black eye, and business continues as usual. Source
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    06-25-2016, 08:42 PM
    This is no surprise as the second generation Audi R8 is basically just a reskinned Lamborghini Huracan. It has the same V10 engine and the same dual clutch transmission. We all already know what insane performance Underground Racing's Huracan systems offer. So the second generation 2017 on is basically the exact same thing and the Huracan packages carry over. This is what Underground Racing offers for the R8: Base Twin Turbo System 800 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) Tuning with stock ECU's 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $49,000 installed Stage 1 Twin Turbo System w/Stock Engine 800 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 900 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $59,000 installed Stage 2 Twin Turbo System (Upgradeable to Stage 3) 850 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1000 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $69,000 installed Stage 3 Twin Turbo System w/ Modified Engine 1000 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1250 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $99,000 installed Race version Twin Turbo System w/ Modified Engine 1150 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1500 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) *Coming soon with DCT Transmission X Version Twin Turbo System w/ Highly Modified Engine 1200 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 2200+ WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) *Sequential Transmission *Call for pricing You will notice everything except the 'X' version is dual clutch compatible. For the X system they change the transmission to a sequential. Starting at $49k installed none of these are cheap but if you want the best, this is it.
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Interesting run here as two tuners put forth S63TU's they tuned against each other with the winner taking $10k. Evotech apparently has a reputation in Europe as not wanting to race unless it is for money otherwise it is a waste of their time. The funny thing is they were not willing to race for $10k but instead agreed to a $1500 run. What happened to the confidence Evotech? Frankly, BimmerBoost does not have too much faith in Evotech's claims as they seem to be exaggerated anyway. The F10 M5 camera car is tuned by BimmerBoost member @lfelunden who has not yet decided on a name for his new tuning company. The M6 Gran Coupe is heavier than the standard M6 so weights are pretty even here. It is surprising how easily the M5 pulls considering both cars are bolt on tuned and if racing for money one would assume at their best. No comment from Oliver Neumann the owner at Evotech at this time although we are told the race loser paid up. BMW M5 F10 HCP mods: Stage 3 software by HCP, catless downpipes and K&N drop-in filters M6 F06 Evotech: Stage 2+ software (Evotechs most powerful), akrapovic exhaust, catless downpipes and intake
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    06-24-2016, 07:24 PM
    Naturally aspirated engine versus naturally aspirated engine although the GT3 RS motor is much smaller at 4.0 liters compared to the 5.2 liter V10 in the Huracan. The GT3 RS obviously is not a car designed for acceleration sprints but for the track. It still manages to impress with its straightline speed however. The standard 991 GT3 loses to the Nissan GTR as well as the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The GT3 RS seems to be much quicker though as it beat a Nissan GTR from a stop. How does it fare against the 600 horsepower Huracan which features rear wheel drive unlike the standard Huracan? The GT3 RS jumps in the first run and holds off the Huracan for a while until it comes roaring back up top. The Huracan is clearly stronger. They run again with a closer start although the GT3 RS against goes early. The Huracan pulls much more quickly this time. Camera angles from both cars are shown which is great to see. The rear wheel drive Huracan is impressive.
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    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Well, it seems Chevy is copying Ford yet again. Ford got good press from enthusiasts by offering a factory line lock on the Mustang GT. Chevrolet decided it was a good idea (it is a great idea) to offer a line lock on the Camaro ZL1 which will make it easy to heat the rear tires. Considering the torque output of the supercharged LT4 V8 the only way one is going to get traction off the line when launching is with prepped tires. That means a nice, big, hot, and sticky burnout. Obviously it will pay the greatest dividends with drag rubber. This is very cool of GM which also will not void warranties for track days. A day at the drag strip counts as a track day, right?
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    Today, 02:21 AM
    An aggressive looking black Ferrari 458 Italia here. It is sitting on gloss black Strasse Forged rims. The wheels are 20 inches up front and 21 inches in back. The lips and barrels are finished in gloss black as well which gives the wheels and car a mean look. Yellow accents may not be for everyone but they tie together with the yellow brake calipers. It works. Forged Wheel Specs: SV1 Deep Concave FS -Gloss Black Centers -Gloss Black Lips -Gloss Black Barrels -Gloss Black 50/50 Hardware -Weight Reduction Pocketing 20×9 | 21×12.5 Tire Specs: Pirelli P Zero Front: 245/35/20 Rear: 325/25/21
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    On paper the facelifted 911 Turbo S is favored. It has 580 horsepower to the GT3 RS 500 plus the twin turbochargers boost its torque figure to 516 lb-ft. The naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat-6 GT3 RS on the other hand makes do with 'only' 338 lb-ft of torque. What the GT3 RS has going for it is a wider rev range meaning it is geared shorter plus it sends power to the rear wheels meaning it has lower drivetrain losses compared to the all wheel drive turbo. This also means it is lighter by a good 400 pounds. If you buy a GT3 RS to race in a straight line you bought the wrong car. The Turbo S is easier to tune and when making big power it can maintain traction. Plus it does not suffer from the same aerodynamic drag as downforce in corners is not the primary concern. The Turbo S makes easy work of the GT3 RS in similar fashion to the Huracan we saw beat up the GT3 RS recently. It seems the Huracan and the Turbo S are more of a match for each other.
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    06-22-2016, 03:02 AM
    UGR (Underground Racing) just flat out owns the Lamborghini V10 platform. What record don't they hold at this point? Well, you can add the new overall 1/2 mile record to the list now as one of their built twin turbo Gallardos went 240.641 in the standing 1/2 mile. Yes, that is insane. In case you were wondering, yes, UGR held the previous record as well: The fastest just get faster. This was done in the head with considerable elevation which means we can expect this 240 record to fall in better conditions.
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    Today, 04:23 PM
    Why did Porsche even bother with teasing this? It just looks like the same old thing. Ok, fine, there are differences. The headlights are Macan inspired although very similar to the Panamera facelift headlights and the majority of the styling change takes place in the controversial rear area. Is it better? That depends on if you liked the first generation design. The car still has a huge ass that sticks out no matter where they put the tail lights. Styling aside the real difference comes under the hood with the Panamera Turbo getting a new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 with output of 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. The 4S has a 2.9 liter twin turbo V6 with 440 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed dual clutch is standard with the V8 or V6. The 4S starts at $101,400 and the Panamera Turbo at $147,950. Will Porsche take the performance sedan crown with this generation? Porsche CEO Oliver Blume presents the latest generation in Berlin Atlanta, Georgia.On Tuesday, June 28th, Porsche celebrated the world premiere of the new 2017 Panamera in Berlin accompanied by a spectacular display of lights, music and choreography. Over 300 international media representatives – as well as guests from business, sports and the entertainment industry – were able to view the second generation of the sports sedan for the first time. The new 2017 Porsche Panamera, which has been redeveloped from the ground up, combines two contrasting characteristics better than ever before: it offers both the performance of a sports car and the comfort of a luxury sedan “We have tapped into the segment of luxury sport sedans with the Panamera. Since it launched in 2009, over 150,000 units of the Panamera have been sold. The new model represents a completely redeveloped automobile – with new engines, a new design and new technologies. Furthermore, we are now manufacturing the second generation of the vehicle entirely at our Leipzig production site. To this end, we have invested a sum of 500 million Euros – which includes a completely new body manufacturing facility,” Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, emphasized. The design language of the new Panamera creates a link to the Porsche 911 through its even more dynamic flyline and by using specific design elements of the iconic sports car. “An observer will immediately recognize the coupé-like roof line, but it is much ‘faster’, even more dynamic and includes a new side window look that emphasizes the coupe-like side view even more,” said Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche AG, who explained the design objectives that were set for the new model: “The new Panamera can be identified as a Panamera at first glance, but also as the new Panamera. Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses have been eradicated and above all its distinctive character has been preserved.” The new twin-turbo engines of the Panamera are more powerful than before, and thanks to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II) they are up to 16 percent more fuel-efficient according to the New European Driving Cycle. The Panamera will launch with two engines: the 550 hp Panamera Turbo and the 440 hp Panamera 4S. Both models will be equipped with all-wheel drive as standard. To provide an even larger spread between supple ride comfort and agile handling, the Panamera now offers features such as the new three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering and the new electronic 4D Chassis Control chassis management system. Many new assistance systems also enhance ride comfort as well as safety. In the new Panamera, Porsche is also introducing a future-oriented display and control concept. The new Porsche Advanced Cockpit with its smartphone-like user interfaces and configurable LED screens impresses with its intuitive functionality. Furthermore, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM 4.1) offers an entirely new range of connectivity by its intelligent digital functions and online services. In the new Panamera, Porsche Connect is being introduced in all models. It extends existing vehicle functions by adding digital services and apps such as those used to control certain vehicle functions remotely by smartphone – and others to make more efficient use of the driver’s time on the go.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    This 2017 '66 Ford GT Heritage Edition is a throwback to the 1966 Le Mans winner. This livery features a unique black and silvery stripe livery and my goodness is it beautiful. You will only see this style on Ford GT for the 2017 model year. This car may honor the 1966 No.2 Ford GT40 but it is no coincidence Ford rolled it out after their Le Mans victory this year. In similar and fitting fashion to the 1966 vehicle, Ford also went toe to toe Ferrari in 2016 and came out on top. Full details in the press release from Ford below but wow is it fun to look at. All-New 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition Pays Homage toHistoric Livery on 1966 Le Mans Winner - All-new Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition with unique black and silver-stripe livery celebrates 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II race car driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon - Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition honoring historic No. 2 race car limited to 2017 model year only - Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, and unique interior colors, materials and appointments DEARBORN, Mich., June 27, 2016 – The all-new 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford GT sweep. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish. "Celebrating the anniversary of Ford's historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT," said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. "The 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition is a stunning tribute to the car that kicked off Ford's string of Le Mans victories in 1966." The Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition features a Shadow Black exterior in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and exposed carbon fiber package. The car sports Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts. The interior of the limited edition model wraps the Ford GT carbon-fiber seats in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching, and the seats' head restraints and the steering wheel are debossed with the Ford GT logo. The instrument panel, pillars and headliner also features an Ebony-leather wrap, with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, the seat's X-brace and shift paddles. Like the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is leather wrapped, with seat belts featuring a unique blue webbing. Rounding out the modifications to the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition are a unique serialized identification plate, the #2 interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console. Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the car, says the team set out to highlight where it all started with the Ford GT. "While the looks are distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car," he says, "we've accentuated new styling cues to provide a modern interpretation." The Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition can be viewed at using the configuration tool. Limited quantities will be available for the 2017 model year only.
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  • TT C6's Avatar
    Today, 06:20 PM
    Based on that post, buy a new Corvette, or a used 9111, for new C43 money. Much better performance, reliability, and looks.
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 PM
    But I don't need any of those things? The visibility is just fine in the S5, haven't driven the new C class coupe though. I don't haul people, I don't need more doors, more space or utility. That's why I have an SUV also. I just prefer the looks of the coupe so much more, and with no need for any of the sedans attributes, it makes the most sense to me. If you have a family or ferry people a lot, it makes sense to get the sedan, but if you don't... Well I love coupes.
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