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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 07:38 PM
    Where do you even begin with this mess? After the article about yet another Dime Racing Huracan horror story BoostAddict was contacted by the owner as well as multiple parties contributing further details. Suffice it to say, Dime Racing is in big trouble. Don't say we didn't warn you. We did. covered this mess involving Steve Atneyel and Rod Shuqom (or whatever he is calling himself these days) of Dime from the beginning. It's all crumbling around them. Let's start with the major points. Dime Racing is crunched for cash. That happens if you take in money and do not deliver products or services but instead use those funds elsewhere. Diverting funds and funneling customer cash into maintaining operations is not a solid business model. Porsche Financial Services wants $216k+ not including legal fees and other damages: Leasing a car for tuning development is not unheard of. Usually high end tuners buy the cars as a leased car is technically not supposed to be modified. Regardless, you need to make the payments either way. Dime Racing did not according to the very well detailed complaint from Porsche Financial: Things do not end there. They also did not pay their rent according to another lawsuit: You can read the landlord's full complaint here: If they can not make the car payments and can not pay their rent, should you be sending your car to them? Oh, it gets better. How about this $1.1 million? Essentially that amounts to just over a million dollars in frozen assets. It seems a lot of people are going the legal route to get what they are owed from Dime Racing. It is doubtful they will see any of it but somebody at Dime at some point is going to have to face the music. In addition to all of this Huracan owner Brian McLevis contacted with additional details from his Dime Racing experience. His car is now headed to Underground Racing to get sorted: There you have it folks. Feel free to read over the complaints and the customer impressions. At this point, is sick of Dime Racing and having to say 'I told you so' regarding them. The legal system can sort this mess out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 09:29 PM
    The other day we saw an acceleration comparison between the W213 E63 S and the Panamera Turbo and the E63 S is substantially quicker. That does not mean the Panamera Turbo is slow by any means especially judging by this video. It goes up against a 1st generation Audi R8 V10. This means the R-Tronic sequential manual gearbox as the R8 did not get a dual clutch transmission until the facelifted version. Plus, you can hear the shifts in the video and the R8 loses ground when it shifts compared to the Panamera. The R8 has the advantage of weighing roughly 1000 pounds less but the Panamera has more horsepower and torque from its new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8. Overall a close run between the two. It would be better to see how a second gen dual clutch R8 stacks up though.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 05:33 AM
    Get used to seeing videos like this. The new generation of German mid-size sport sedans is all about drag racing. They all have all wheel drive. They all have top mount twin turbo V8's. They are more similar than ever. Somebody has to be the quickest and fastest though, right? On paper the Porsche Panamera Turbo is at a disadvantage. It has less power and torque from the new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 but it does have a dual clutch transmission. The W213 Mercedes-AMG E63 S on the other hand uses a 9-speed MCT automatic. A quick shifting box as well and a major advantage for the E63 other than just the power and torque is that it weighs 200+ pounds less. It shows in the performance as the E63 S kicks dust in the Panamera Turbo's face. It is two seconds faster to 150 miles per hour and the difference is almost a full three seconds by 160. Clearly it is the more powerful car (trap speed would have been nice to see EVO): It will take a Porsche Panamera Turbo S to reverse the outcome and Porsche is playing it smart not releasing the Turbo S right away. They will likely wait and see what Mercedes and BMW offer and then top it. Which they better for the considerable price premium.
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  • prelude2perfect's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 02:40 AM
    Just moved to Stuttgart Germany. My 335i is on its way. Anyone else around here? Trying to link in with any type of local racing scene. Also trying to find a used 957 turbo for my new family car.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 08:44 AM
    Hey Mykk: :text-welcomewave:
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    09-13-2017, 01:50 AM
    Instagram vids now automatically embed:
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 05:46 AM
    tbonen1210, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 12:35 AM
    I'll be picked one up. Done with Google/Android. My note Note Edge is long in the tooth and in need of replacing anyway. People are complaining about the cost but what's the big deal? I think I'm going to pick up the Apple Watch 3 to go with it too:
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    09-15-2017, 10:59 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum ParksDetailing.
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    09-13-2017, 01:17 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum ValveMotion.
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    09-12-2017, 04:18 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum bennythebimmer.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    The 720S is just astonishing the world with its performance. That it puts up almost 700 horsepower to the wheels stock is incredible. Combine that power with a relatively low curb weight and magazines getting 10.1 @ 146 out of it in testing is no surprise. Magazine numbers and real world figures are two different things. A 720S was tested out at the Palm Beach dragstrip in Florida. One should keep in mind Florida heat and humidity will impact the numbers. The 720S manages a 10.116 (trap speed did not read out but said to be low 140's) to the Aventador's 11.209 @ 129.79. In the Aventador SV's defense, it bogs badly out of the hole and it is supposed to be a track car but wow does it get blown away. It doesn't help that it weighs about 700 pounds more. The 720S should easily break into the 9's stock in better conditions.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 10:30 PM
    Welcome CDM Motorsports, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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