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  • Sales@vargasturbotech's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 02:57 PM
    Despite our best efforts to get our shop car running properly in time for the event we decided not to run the car at all this past weekend. The #2 cylinder is leaking down over 25% and we will be putting another stock motor in shortly to continue development so we just cruised down to Coalinga to spectate. Here are some photos from the event. Hope you all have a great week! It will be a very busy and exciting one for us as we continue to assemble / ship the Stage 2+ N54 turbos and are awaiting testing of the world's first S55 turbo upgrade :music-rockout:.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 06:14 PM
    E90 M3 - ESS VT2-625 SC, Akra GT4, 100/91 oct blend F80 M3 - Catless downpipes, full Akra Exhaust, JB4 Map 7, 100/91 oct blend
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 08:16 AM
    Seeing what the big magazines pick as their favorite driver's car is always interesting. Last month MotorTrend took their shot at it with a ten car field and settled on the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 as the best driver's car in all the land. Now it is time to get a British perspective on the matter. Autocar decided on a 12 car field. They usually field 10 cars but made an exception in 2014. There are some big name omissions one of which is the Lamborghini Huracan as Lamborghini declined their invitation (the raging bull is afraid?) and the Z28 is absent. Autocar's 12 car field is as follows and ordered by laptime: 1. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 1min 10.7sec 2. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 1min 11.9sec 3. McLaren 650S – 1min 12.9sec 4. Porsche 911 GT3 – 1min 13.1sec 5. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 1min 14.3sec 6. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 1min 14.3sec 7. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 1min 14.9sec 8. BMW M4 – 1min 16.8sec 9. Porsche Cayman GTS – 1min 17.4sec 10. Alfa Romeo 4C – 1min 17.7sec 11. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy – 1min 19.4sec 12. BMW i8 – 1min 19.4sec This is how Autocar ended up scoring the cars as far as driving pleasure: 1. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 16 points 2. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 19 3. Porsche 911 GT3 – 27 4. Porsche Cayman GTS – 33 5. McLaren 650S – 39 6. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 43 7. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy 54 8. BMW i8 – 64 9. BMW M4 – 78 9. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 78 11. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 80 12. Alfa Romeo 4C – 93 The Ferrari 458 Speciale takes the victory over the Ariel Atom although the Atom is really nothing more than a street legal go-kart. The 458 reigns supreme but it is interesting to note some of the comments by Autocar on the vehicles. The M4 is said to be somewhat of a one trick pony always wanting to go sideways. Yes, the M3/M4 are more about muscle than finesse now. The i8 is said not to be a sports car and its handling changes based on the charge of the batteries. It is said to be better on the road and out of character in the competition which is a shame. The Corvette feels like it got a bit robbed here. A judge scored it as high as second yet it finishes in 6th place? Another judge stated out of all the cars the Corvette is the one he would want to race on the track. So again, what is with the sixth place finish with all the glowing praise? It is surprising the McLaren 650S gets beaten by a full second by the Ferrari. Especially considering its twin turbo V8 is boosted to 650 horsepower now. The Castle Combe track seems a bit short but Autocar feels it is a good test and a 'fast' track. The 458 Speciale is Britain's best driver's car of 2014 according to Autocar. The full video breakdown is below:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-25-2014, 07:29 PM
    I'm going to be adding real time sortable performance databases in to the network soon. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what to call the one that will deal with 1/4 mile, 1/2, mile, etc., times. I originally thought dragtimeslips.com was the best but it is pretty damn close to dragtimes.com. Trapspeeds.com is different and doesn't necessarily imply a 1/4 mile focus as things are evolving in this respect anyway. Sorting between 1/4, 1/2, mile, or even standing kilometer trap speeds may be an interesting idea and a different take from the traditional. Anyway, vote on the name you prefer.
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  • Ghost.'s Avatar
    10-27-2014, 06:00 AM
    total race 750 hp
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 08:50 PM
    We are here because we are car enthusiasts. We like cars. Some of us maybe more than others or some maybe too much for our own good but one thing we all have in common is an appreciation for cars. That is why we all understand the actions this man takes to perform a save on this car. Yes, he makes a mistake by leaving the car in neutral. He quickly realizes this mistake and runs after the car as it rolls back managing to close the door just in time before it hit the garage. He then quickly jumps in over the door and brings the car safely to a stop (using his hand on the brake pedal mind you) before it hits anything. He is fortunate the top was down or this could have ended badly. He is also fortunate the car was not turning back at a greater angle as he could have been pinned against the edge of the garage. It certainly would be interesting to know if it is his car or if it belongs to someone else. Whether you like classic Mustangs, European cars, Japanese cars, whatever, you will be able to appreciate this save as a car enthusiast.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 08:28 PM
    It is not surprising that AMG will have a version of the GT sports car to race with. This being the AMG GT GT3 model. What is interesting though is that the head of AMG Tobias Moers stated he wants to build a hardcore street version to be as closely related to the GT3 race car as possible. This of course would be similar to what Porsche does with the 911 GT3 or at least they used to. Moers indicates that this model will not be a Black Series but Moers indicated a Black Series version of the AMG GT was on the way just earlier this month. Will there be both an AMG GT Black Series and an AMG GT GT3 model? This seems somewhat redundant. Both models are more hardcore versions of the AMG GT and both will have weight stripped out. There is some confusion here that he needs to clear up. Regarding this GT3 model it will not be called GT3 as previously mentioned Porsche uses it for the 911 GT3. What AMG will end up calling it is unknown at this time. What we do is that AMG will build it with laptimes in mind and not straightline speed. Moers stated, “I don’t want to make a dragster that’s only good for doing 0-100km/h in 2.8sec. We need more power, less weight, better aerodynamics and different suspension but the targets should be the power to weight ratio, drivability, lap time and tremendous feel. The car is already 80kg lighter than the SLS and has a similar power to weight ratio, so to lose much more weight we will need to use carbonfibre as we have with our Black Series models.” That sounds pretty good. Lower the weight quite a bit over the standard AMG GT and beef up the suspension and aerodynamics for better laptimes. More power will be part of the equation as well as he indicated the M178 is hardly being pushed, “That doesn’t mean we can get 700bhp from the V8 – it is not as simple as that – but the V8 is currently very understressed.” Moers expects this model to shave more than 10 seconds off the AMG GT Nurburgring laptime on standard, not R compound, tires. A hardcore track special AMG GT focused around the driving experience with more power and less weight sounds like a winning recipe to BenzBoost. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 07:29 AM
    It is only a matter of time. We all know and love the 5.5 liter M157 V8 that currently powers the turbocharged 63 AMG models on the market. With the AMG GT and W205 C63 AMG on the way a new era of turbocharged AMG powerplants is almost here and that era will be powered by the M177/M178 motor. Critics will be quick to point out that the M177/M178 has 1.5 liters less displacement than the M157 and that is certainly true. BenzBoost will quickly point out that the M177/M178 is a lighter motor with top mounted turbos and that it also revs higher than the M157. As Audi showed with the 4.0 TFSI V8 replacing their bi-turbo 5.0 liter V10 displacement is not as important in the turbocharged German V8 era as displacement was when naturally aspirated motors were more prevalent. The switch has been confirmed by AMG boss Tobias Moers who stated regarding the M177/M178, 'The engine will replace our 5.5-litre engine.' The S63 AMG, SL63 AMG, CLS63 AMG, and E63 AMG will eventually switch to the M177/M178. There is no reason to shed any tears over the switch. Top mounted turbos are easier to reach and turbo upgrades potentially become easier. The switch will also provide a lighter motor making for better balanced and less nose heavy cars. The M157 will be missed but the M177/M178 is a worthy successor offering certain advantages despite the displacement loss. Source
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  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 09:47 PM
    I didn't search very hard so forgive me if this has been covered already. I was wondering if the new network expansion is going to bring any swag to the table. Wouldn't mind some Motor sport themed shirts with the BoostAddict branding. Decals etc for network sites. Just a thought with the price of made to order gear nowadays may be worth it Sticky.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 03:08 AM
    I think SubieBoost.com rolls off the tongue a bit better than subaruboost.com. Thoughts?
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  • hworang00's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 04:39 PM
    So my lease ends in March of 2015...I'm torn between buying it or getting a new car. So my car is pretty much stock except the charcoal delete and filters with a Weistec Air/Oil separator. The kicker is that this car has been hailed on 3 times (2 times with body damage and one of those two times I had to replaced the windshield, both front fenders, pillars, and hood). I still get a kick out of driving my car! The one thing about MB that I don't like is that you pay for everything, so the warranty basically only covers manufacturer's issues. BMW's warranty is pretty awesome. So the question is, I haven't been able to keep up with the recent cars and what's good and what's not, so should I buy out my car or should I look at other options? I do like that Burger Tuning is doing tunes for the new M3/4's because I've used their stuff before and it's reasonably priced and I know I'm getting a solid product. I know that Audi has brought back the RS's, MB is coming out with a new C63. So let's hear your opinions...I'm eager to hear what you guys have to say! :D
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