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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-15-2016, 12:30 PM
    What went wrong? When exactly did Cadillac become the savior of enthusiast vehicles? The luxury mid-size performance sedan segment is iconic. BMW made its name with the M5. It was the car to beat. Nobody else was even close. Somehow, everything went wrong. The next gen battle is going to stink. It's boring. It's lame. Oh, sure, you will all point to the 0-60 times and how the interiors improved and how much quicker the new cars are. They're supposed to be quicker. They're also supposed to drive better. Let's do a quick history lesson starting with the car that set the bar. The E39 M5. What was it? This: E39 M5 Engine: NA 4.9 liter V8 Horsepower: 394 Torque: 369 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed manual rear wheel drive Now let's take a look at the competition from AMG at the time: W210 E55 Engine: NA 5.5 liter V8 Horsepower: 349 Torque: 391 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic rear wheel drive And Audi? They offered something truly unique although it came late to the party: C5 RS6 Engine: Twin turbo 4.2 liter V8 Horsepower: 444 Torque: 428 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic all wheel drive Now those cars all offer something different. The M5 offers the best overall combination of power and driver involvement. The E55 is the most comfortable and easiest to drive. The Audi is an all wheel drive all weather terror although very nose heavy. Each had its own personality. The subsequent generation reinforced this although a power war broke out that we are still fighting today. The cars are now gauged based on their acceleration instead of the driver involvement. Who cares if they are heavy? Just give them more torque from turbo powerplants. From the above we went to the following which is the peak of this battle: E60 M5 Engine: NA 5.0 liter V10 Horsepower: 500 Torque: 380 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed manual and 7-speed SMG III with rear wheel drive The answer from AMG was muscle. They initiated a horsepower war. Say what you want, the E60 M5 is the better driver's car compared to the W211 E55 AMG. Suddenly though, everything was about power. W211 E55 Engine: Supercharged 5.4 liter V8 Horsepower: 469 Torque: 516 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic with rear wheel drive Audi's response was truly outrageous although again they were late to the party. They also never brought the C6 RS6 to the United States so they only get a participation trophy this generation: C6 RS6 Engine: Twin Turbo 5.0 liter V10 Horsepower: 571 Torque: 479 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed automatic with all wheel drive Notice how each car is distinct. Each car represents the philosophy and values of its company. The cars do not drive alike, do not have similar powerplants, do not have similar drivetrains, and have their own unique flavor. Now what? Here is how the next generation is shaping up: F90 M5 Engine: 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 7-speed dual clutch with all wheel drive W213 E63 AMG Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 9-speed automatic with all wheel drive C8 RS6 Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: Automatic with all wheel drive 971 Panamera Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 8-speed dual clutch with all wheel drive How exciting. Everyone has a direct injected twin turbo V8 at 4.0-4.4 liters with top mount turbos. Everyone has all wheel drive. Everyone is doing the exact same thing and it's lame. Sure, there will be differences. But is the character of the vehicles really all that different? Is winding out an F90 M5 anything like hearing the E60 M5 V10 scream past 8000 rpm? Will you be able to swing the tail out or correct with power on oversteer? Nope. All of these cars will be heavy straightline missiles. These cars have more in common with the Nissan GTR now. The only ray of sunshine? Cadillac. The only company doing something different. The current CTS-V features a supercharged LT4 V8. The car is automatic but rear wheel drive and lighter than its competitors. It also offers the best driving dynamics in its class. Will the next gen Cadillac CTS-V offer rear wheel drive, a manual, and less weight than its competition? If so, then it's Cadillac that will offer what the M5 used to and nobody else is willing to. A driver's car. Bored yet? I am. P.S. No, the Lexus GS-F does not count. It's still struggling to top the E39 M5 from almost two decades ago let alone the E60 M5.
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  • ny135ivishnu's Avatar
    11-05-2016, 05:04 PM
    For sale are the following Single turbo Docrace two piece turbo manifold, never got a chance to install this. precision 6766 journal bearing 2x tial wastegates water pipe all bolts and accessories all accessories vsrf 7" front mount asking $4,900 Suspension Still in box BC coilovers (will upload pictures) Asking $700 6 Speed (will post pics) -Spec stage 2 with steel flywheel (6bolt) installed never broken in -6speed transmission 89k miles -wavetrac lsd (entire pumpkin) 15k miles -driveshaft,axles-clutch lever and clutch master cylinder Askin $6,000
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2016, 04:00 PM
    How small of a... what's the word to use here that won't get this site banned at people's work/schools? Knob? Does one have to have to steal someone's slip and claim it as their own? Well, that is exactly what happened here. Just look at this pathetic display. Now you see the guy writing stories and patting himself on the back. He almost sounds believable. Delusional people often believe their own BS. What's the problem? The slip is from BoostAddict member @PianoProdigy and his Nissan GTR: Literally the entire thing is copied. You can't make this up. Not only is every single split identical, as is the difference between the right lane. It's a 100% copy. It just goes to show that even Porsche 911 Turbo owners can have tiny little 'egos' that need stroking. Oh, and this idiot did this twice now. Thank you to @PianoProdigy for sharing this hilarious story.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-16-2016, 09:50 AM
    This is a hell of a run by the Viper. The car only has bolt on modifications. We're talking Belanger headers, an intake, cat delete, and an ecu flash tune through HP Tuners. That level of modification on the 8.4 liter V10 will result in roughly 600 to the wheels on pump gas. The 911 Turbo S not only has the advantage of a PDK transmission compared to the manual in the Viper it also has upgraded turbochargers. Readers here should be familiar with the ByDesign Stage IV package as member Markblackwell has it and has run 9.7 @ 143 in the 1/4 mile with it. This Viper won't trap 143 and ByDesign Stage IV packages are not all created equal as there are other mods one can do. Also, race gas is a huge factor. The 991 Turbo S here is running pump gas. That means it isn't making the 747 to the wheels one can hit on race gas. Still, incredible showing by the naturally aspirated Viper with just basic mods.
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  • Bisli's Avatar
    11-27-2016, 04:59 AM
    Hey Guys! I've got a GLE63S currently on a renntech tune downpipes and bmc filters, I've done before and after dyno runs on a mustang and got 490 hp and 517 ft-lb and after I got 574 hp and 684ft-lb. runs were on 60/40 mixture of 91 pump gas and vp101. Im looking into a stage II turbo upgrade and bigger intercooler/pump too as the next step.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 07:55 PM
    We already know how this goes. Almost two years ago now we saw a Ferrari 458 and a Tesla Model S P85D go at it. The Tesla opens up a lead only for the Ferrari to go flying by at higher speeds. This is the new Model X P90D SUV model though which is more powerful but also heavier than the Model S. It goes as expected with the Model X getting the lead and then the Ferrari 458 running it down. It is just that the Ferrari is not able to do it in a 1/4 mile. It loses the race. The 458 runs 11.463 @ 120.91 to the Model X P90D 11.580 @ 115.70. Keep in mind density altitude doesn't matter for the Tesla and based on the Ferrari's time it sure seemed to be a bit warm out in Florida. Either way, yes, the Model X P90D sure is a stoplight terror.
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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 04:02 PM
    Gave him the start and I accidentally shifted to 5th instead of 3rd...and was on like 70% boost :) Lovely sound from the Porsche!
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  • aritala's Avatar
    11-26-2016, 02:41 AM
    How do you get reputation points? Wont let me PM vendors and it's pissing me off
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-17-2016, 08:29 AM
    If you're saying to yourself that this is sexist you clearly are on the wrong website. This is brilliant. It is a fact that women are inferior to drivers to men. Sure, some feminist out there will point out that women are safer drivers but that's because nobody is in a hurry to get to the dry cleaners or gynecologist. How many of you have had your door or mirrors dinged by a huge SUV over the lines that is packed with a bunch of brats? It's surprising the Chinese are the first to come up with this as it is the most American idea regarding parking you could possibly have. Relax feminists. Just get better at parking and opening doors.
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