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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    This is the stock turbo Porsche 991 record in the United States until proven otherwise. We have seen quicker and faster times from the Middle East but those results are suspect. PorscheBoost member @Markblackwell managed to go 10.207 @ 134.52 in his Porsche 991 Turbo with bolt on modifications. Those modifications are as follows: Giac 2+ tune Champion intercoolers GMG Catless exhaust Bmc air filters MS109 fuel The headers, plenum, and Y-pipe are stock. He ran street tires in front with Mickey Thompson drag radials in back. The resulting 60 foot time is excellent. The GIAC Stage 2+ tune is doing a great job paired with the Champion Motorsport Intercoolers as we already saw on the dyno. We definitely prefer real world results to support dyno numbers and that is exactly what we have here. Is there more in the stock 991 Turbo / S OEM turbochargers? Maybe a bit. The car is not far away from breaking into the 9's but that will likely require meth injection or just incredibly good track conditions. This result is a realistic representation of what one can expect with bolt ons including upgraded intercoolers on their 991 Turbo or Turbo S.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    Koenigsegg seems to be taking issue with being omitted from supercar comparisons including the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, and McLaren P1. It is not that they are being specifically omitted due to politics or something nefarious. Koenigsegg simply does not belong in the comparison. Why? Because the trio of modern supercars referred to as the 'holy trinity' is on a level of engineering beyond what Koenigsegg does. Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren actually have experience racing hybrid powertrains. They incorporated that hybrid technology into street legal supercars that point toward the future of high end automotive performance. Koenigsegg is living in the past. Their car may accelerate quicker but so what? There are Nissan GTR's that accelerate quicker than anything Koenigsegg produces. That is not the measure of a supercar. As much as performance is a factor as is the design and engineering. Their car is a dinosaur. A very fast dinosaur but it is nowhere near the level of technological accomplishment as the trio of modern hybrid supercars. Koenigsegg has not proven they are on that level. Continuing to increase the boost on a modular Ford V8 design they have modified requires nowhere near the engineering expertise as creating a ground up lightweight hybrid drivetrain designed for maximum performance and to provide the fuel efficiency and emissions compliance required in modern times. The Swedes actually understand the distinction here themselves. You may notice Hennessey's Lotus on steroids posted in the picture. Koenigsegg dismisses it as nothing more than a Lotus kit car that it is not in the same league. Well, just as the Hennessey Venom GT is not in the same engineering league as the Koenigsegg One:1 so is Koenigsegg not in the same league as the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, and McLaren P1. Koenigsegg does not seem to understand their design is the past. The 'holy trinity' represents the future. When (or if) their hybrid Regera in development comes out they will then belong in the discussion. For now, they don't.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    The 6-speed manual transmission mated to the S55 3.0 liter twin turbocharged inline-6 in the F80 M3 and F82 M4 definitely lags behind the dual clutch transmission models in the 1/4 mile. It is very similar to how the DCT transmission and not the manual transmission holds all the records with the previous generation E9X M3 models. The 6-speed manual record stands at 11.3 @ 129. There are a handful of 10 second DCT cars though and there is no 10 second manual. What makes that remarkable is that this F80 M3 is an example outfitted with the Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbocharger upgrade. The Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 upgrade is capable of over 700 wheel horsepower. TPG Tuning claims output on this car is in the ~630 wheel horsepower range but we doubt that considering the methanol injection, custom tuning, upgraded axles, and desire to set a record with this car. There definitely is some sandbagging going on. TPG Tuning themselves has run 10's in a DCT F82 M4 upgraded with the Xona Rotor Xgreen Turbochargers. The DCT has a clear advantage namely in elapsed time due to the shift speed advantage. We should see a 10 second manual F80 M3 or F82 M4 at some point soon though. Mod list: TPG Flash Tuned - 28psi - 600-630whp TPG Street Exhaust TPG Crank Hub Kit TPG DSS Axle Upgrade Burger Tuning Intakes Pure Stage 2 Turbo's AEM Methanol Kit - Twin 500cc Injectors NT05R Drag Radials
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-25-2015, 11:53 AM
    Nice results here for Eurocharged modifications on the S55 3.0 liter twin turbo direct injected engine platform from the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4. The Stage 1 tune on the stock exhaust puts down 452 wheel horsepower and 459 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on pump gas. Add in catless downpipes and power climbs to 477 at the wheels. The tune and downpipes provide a boost of just under 50 horsepower at the wheels over the catless downpipes alone. These are all pump gas numbers. With higher octane or meth injection of course things can be pushed further. Pricing is typical Eurocharged which means the best value for the quality in the business. $1400 for downpipes and a tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is a steal. Tune only: Tune and catless downpipes vs. catless downpipes only: Downpipes:
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 04:02 PM
    Introducing the ‪HRE‬ Series S2. The ‪Series S2‬ debuts with five new models, including the 10-spoke mesh S200, the aggressive diamond five-spoke S201, the V-5 directional spoke S204, the split five-spoke S207, and the 20-spoke directional S209. The design of these new wheels include a unique twisted spoke geometry and complex 360 degree surfacing inspired by the latest cars. The all-new Series S2 wheels are available in diameters ranging from 20 to 22 and 24 inches and widths ranging from 7 to 14 inches. For added style and weight reduction, customers also have the choice of optional titanium assembly and lug hardware. The Series S2 will also be available as a centerlock and will be load-rated for larger luxury sedans and SUVs. For more information, please email us or visit
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-25-2015, 01:02 PM
    This bolt on modified Gen V Viper in the videos below is quite impressive. There is good driving to go with it as the owner shifts cleanly and quickly. Previously, we saw a bolt on Gen V Viper beat a PP-Performance tuned CLS63 AMG from a roll and some fanboys doubted the outcome. Well, this bolt on Viper runs not one but two tuned M157 AMG's from PP-Performance. Let's start with the CLS63 AMG said to be a stage 2 PP-Performance tune. The Viper makes easy work of it as they dodge (pardon the pun) traffic: The E63 is said to have the RS850 PP-Performance package with upgraded turbos. The Viper makes easy work of it as well: How about a Mercedes-AMG GT S? Considering the car is stock this race favors the Viper. The AMG GT S gets the hit in the first run. It is quickly overtaken and passed. The second run has a lot of traffic and isn't very clean but the Viper pulls again: Does a tuned SLS AMG fare any better? Nope. The Viper spanks it too: With the AMG's all getting mopped up surely an Aventador will do better? Guess again. The nice thing at least is that this video has honks denoting the start of the race. It doesn't matter, Viper comes out on top yet again: The only real challenger to the Viper is a tuned McLaren MP4-12C. The McLaren does not have a passenger but the Viper does. In the first video it is pretty much door to door with the McLaren appearing to edge. In the second run it looks like the Viper jumps and holds off the McLaren. Overall, this goes to show how potent a bolt on Gen V Dodge Viper is as if this point needs reinforcing yet again. The videos themselves leave a lot to be desired as honks would be much appreciated as would steady camera angles from mounted GoPro's. What we get is a lot of head turning making for jumpy vids so these are not the best but it's still easy to tell the Viper is a beast.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 01:21 PM
    Another year and another LA Auto Show is in the books. There were some exciting debuts. Alfa Romeo made a splash with their new Giulia. Mercedes-AMG of course had the new C63 AMG coupe which is gorgeous. Not enough can be said about Ford and their GT350R Mustang and the GT. BMW of course had their M4 GTS, Dodge their Viper ACR, and Acura their NSX. The emphasis on enthusiast cars may be diminishing but they are still alive and well with some of the best iterations yet. These are exciting times for performance enthusiasts. That is not to say everything is all sunshine and rainbows as the presence of Lotus basically evaporated and manufacturers keep pushing electric drivetrains which is where we are headed. The enthusiast market probably has 20 years left at best before autonomous electrics that drive you take over. Enjoy it while it lasts. Here's a recap of our coverage: LAAS 2015 - BMW wants $134,200 for the 2016 F82 M4 GTS LAAS 2015 - Volkswagen is delusional and acts like everything is fine by deflecting attention to electric powertrains LAAS 2015 - The 'new' 2017 R231 Mercedes SL is the old Mercedes SL LAAS 2015 - Alfa Romeo brings a few Giulias and a few gorgeous women to Los Angeles LAAS 2015 - The world's ugliest F82 BMW M4 created by LT Motorwerks, LB Performance, and Crzy Engineering LAAS 2015 - We can't get enough of the new Ford GT LAAS 2015 - The C205 C63 AMG coupe is gorgeous - Mercedes-AMG brings their Edition 1 AMG C63 S Coupe LAAS 2015 - Aston Martin's bespoke DB10 created for James Bond LAAS 2015 - The second generation Audi R8 is simply stunning LAAS 2015 - Mercedes-AMG brings the AMG GT GT3 race car and it is badass LAAS 2015 - The Lotus US presence is on life support - Exige V6 Cup photos LAAS 2015 - Go racing with Porsche's Cayman GT4 Clubsport for $165k - PDK Cayman GT4 #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 12:51 PM
    $165,000 is a lot of money for a track toy. If you have the coin Porsche has the car. This is the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. What do you get for that money? A stripped out interior, roll cage, GT3 cup car front suspension system, racing harness, upgraded brakes, larger fuel tank, and fire suppression system. Does all of that add up to $165k? Well, we do not know. The main change is that the manual transmission is ditched for the PDK dual clutch transmission. Interesting, considering that this pretty much admits that for serious track duty the PDK is the better performance option. It also proves that Porsche could easily give the standard Cayman GT4 the PDK but is refusing based on politics to maintain an artificial performance hierarchy as with a PDK transmission the Cayman GT4 would step on too many 911's toes. This is why PorscheBoost has been saying for some time now that the manual transmission decision is solely driven by internal politics. The only way you will get a Cayman GT4 with a PDK transmission from Porsche is with this Clubsport model. Considering it is not street legal and comes with almost a $100k penalty we would be perfectly happy with the standard GT4. For guys that want to race, this Cayman might just be the perfect car. #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    Cyber Monday is finally here offering massive discounts. Want a tune for your car? Well, OE Tuning has you covered with their Cyber Monday sale. This is a one day sale that offers 30% off every tune they offer. Yes, every single tune. They also are including free shipping on handheld flash loaders. Here are the details below, feel free to e-mail, PM @SALES@OETUNING here, or call: After the success of Black Friday, we are pleased to announce our Cyber Monday Deals. We are offering 30% OFF all ECU Tunes, including FREE shipping for MyGenius and Android OBD2 flash loaders and FREE overnight shipping for all send-in ECUs ($50 value). 45AMG - $765 63AMG M156 NA - $630 63AMG Bi-Turbo M157 - $990 Mercedes Benz 500/550 Bi-Turbo - $765 F8x M3/M4 - $836 F1x M5/M6 - $1256 E9x M3 - $486 E6x M5/M6 - $486 E46 M3 - $346 E39 M5 - $346 MK7 Golf R & GTi - $486 RS6/RS7 4.0T - $1116 R8 V8 - $833 R8 V10 - $1186 Aston Martin V8 - $835 Aston Martin V12 - $1116 Bentley CGT - $833 Jaguar F-Type - $763 Maserati Ghibli - $1116 McLaren - $2096 Porsche 997.1 Turbo - $696 Porsche 997.2 Turbo - $836 F458 - $1746 FF - $1746 California - $836 All OBD2 flash loaders are $200 additional. This offer expires 12 midnight November 30 and will not be repeated. Call +1-818-574-5075 for pricing on your vehicle.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 10:13 AM
    Quite the sight to behold. Take in the beauty that is the beast known as the Mercedes-AMG GT3. Now although this race car is based on the AMG GT it uses the powerplant from the previous generation SLS GT3 platform which is a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 known as the M159. This vehicle is designed for gentlemen racers which means a customer can purchase it and go racing in various GT3 classes around the globe. Not exactly a cheap way to go racing but this is for big boys competing with the world's best. It will be interesting to see if the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will evolve to house a direct injected turbo motor for racing bringing a closer tie to the actual AMG GT street car. The GT3 drivetrain remains very similar to the previous generation SLS GT3 down to the sequential transaxle gearbox. The vehicle itself is stunning and the security guard Mercedes-AMG had on hand agreed with me on that point. He stated they had a hard time sourcing even one of these for the show and wanted to make sure nobody messed with it. A logical precaution for a machine of this caliber. Simply a stunning vehicle. #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 12:02 PM
    Anyone remember when the future was bright over at Lotus Cars? Allow us to jog your memory. It was way back in 2010 when Lotus was showing off a bunch of concepts including a 2013 Esprit. Lotus had an awesome presence at car shows and was generating huge buzz with their upcoming lineup. It all fizzled out as you may have noticed there was no Esprit built for 2013. The other four concept cars they debuted in 2010 named the Elan, Eterne, Elite, and Elise also amounted to nothing more than wishful thinking. Lotus did end up producing a new Exige a variant of you see below except they do not sell it in the USA for street use. All they sell is the Evora which pretty much was supposed to be a stopgap car until they launched the new Esprit among others. Lotus did not even have their own booth but a dealer brought this Exige to the LA Auto Show. Their presence is almost non-existent. It is a shame as they produce cars for enthusiasts. With Lotus not being able to even sell their full offering worldwide it is fair to wonder if at least in the US their best days are behind them and if they even have a future in this market. #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 10:54 AM
    Here is the third and final video in an independent comparison of the trio of world's best supercars. The three cars of course are the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder. The independent testing is much appreciated in wake of Ferrari's absurd control freak media policies. The first test had the trio duke it out at the Silverstone roadcourse in the UK. The P1 took the victory there although we wonder if there was a British bias. The second test was a 1/4 mile drag race at the Santa Pod raceway in the UK. This network did not feel the drag racing and the way the results were presented were very well done. The P1 had the fastest trap speed of the trio and the 918 Spyder had the quickest ET. Well, maybe the third time's the charm? This is a longer drag race up to 186 miles per hour which will allows these vehicles to stretch their powerful legs. Based on the results of the previous test the 918 Spyder should get a lead out of the hole only to be eventually passed by the P1 and LaFerrari duking it out on the top end. What happens is that the P1 and LaFerrari are indeed the faster than the 918 Spyder. The 918 Spyder does not get a good launch and somehow in damp conditions the LaFerrari beats the other cars off the line. That should not happen with the 918 Spyder all wheel drive especially with the cars all on street tires. Fortunately, they do have the cars run several times. Performance measurement is courtesy of a VBOX. The 918 Spyder averages the quickest runs to 100 but past 100 miles per hour the P1 just pulls away. The LaFerrari trails the other two to 60, 100, and 150 but shows its power and top end prowess by 186: All three of these cars are absurdly fast. The 918 Spyder just puts its power down the most efficiently but it is also the heaviest due to its all wheel drive system which becomes a detriment past 100. The P1 seems to provide the best blend of top end punch and traction off the line. The LaFerrari does well but loses out which is maybe why Ferrari tries to control its testing as they would never let a result like this reach the public if they could prevent it. It is good for enthusiasts that Ferrari was not involved in these tests.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    We have said it once before and we will say it again. The acceleration and perception of said acceleration by the Tesla Model S vehicles is overrated. In the video below you have the new P90D featuring 'Ludicrous' mode which is the fastest accelerating production Tesla available. With 762 horsepower and an insane amount of torque available instantly the the Model S P90D gets off the line in a hurry with its all wheel drive putting the power down. It also runs out of steam in a hurry. This is a sedan weighing close to 5000 pounds. Going up against a Ford GT with bolt on tuning means it is trying to take down a car that weighs roughly 1500 pounds less that offers more horsepower at the wheels. The GT also is said to run high 10's at around 133 miles per hour of trap speed. The GT can only lose if the race only goes to 60 miles per hour. The first run shows the Tesla P90D advantage. The GT has a bad launch, gets squirrely on the 1-2 shift, and it takes a while to catch up. The shorter the stoplight battle the better for the Tesla. The second run is a 2nd gear roll to help the GT with traction. This is now the GT's race and not the Tesla's. The GT easily pulls and makes its point. If you run into a P90D and you have a high powered rear wheel drive car on street tires, avoid stoplights.
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 AM
    I don't see why they need to be hybrid to compete their turbos and wheels alone are ahead of the competition. saying they're not on the same level engineering-wise either, is... strange to say the least, their (as already mentioned) inside koenigsegg proves that The only reason they can't 'compete' fairly with the trinity, is that they're so much more niche, they simply don't make enough cars to REALLY count... the cars themselves though, side by side.. definitely competitive.
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  • Evan Patak's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    I strongly disagree with this article Sticky. You calling it a dinosaur only strengthens their point. Spend some time on Youtube watching "Inside Koenigsegg." Yes all 3 hybrid supercars are extremely impressive both in design and execution, especially the Mclaren IMO, but those companies pulled out all the stops to make the highest performing car they could and yes the One:1 still wins out. Heck even the Regera R and CCX are right in the mix with the hybrids. Also, the Regera is way beyond a concept, I am sure the numbers it puts down will be hysterically unbelievable. Evan
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Exactly. E-mail if after hours guys. Part of the problem is different timezones. With a global audience there will be many different people seeing this at different times.
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    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Thanks to everyone who has already placed orders. There is still time left to take advantage of this deal. Shop hours are 9am-6pm PST. +1-818-574-5075 or If calling after hours, please email to secure this price.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    I wouldn't. But that's why there are different cars for different people. I am simply happy a car like the Viper is still produced today.
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