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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-05-2015, 03:00 AM
    This list from Autobild features stock and modified cars making it not exactly uniform but certainly interesting. You get a little of bit of everything in here. For those of us who do not use kilometers per hour 200 kph is 124 miles per hour and 300 kph is 186 miles per hour. Not every car that was tested to 200 kph was tested to 300 kph (or could make it there) which is why the 300 list is smaller. Also, do not be surprised a German car is on the top of both lists. The Germans like to feel superior but we all know there are much faster cars than what Autobild tested. 0-200 kph: 1. 6.52 s - 9ff G-Tronic 1200 (997) 2. 7.82 s - Heffner TT Ford GT 3. 8.21 s - McLaren 650S 4. 8,49 s - MTB GT-R Mission 1000 5. 8,62 s - Brömmler GT-R Alpha 9 6. 8.82 s - McLaren 12C Coupé 6. 8.82 s - 9ff GTurbo 1000 (997.2 GT3 RS) 8. 8.83 s - Lingenfelter C6 Corvette Z06 TT 9. 8.85 s - Bugatti Veyron 16.4 10. 8.86 s - Hennessey Viper 1000 TT 11. 8.91 s - HGP Golf VI R DSG 3.6 Bi-Turbo 11. 8.91 s - Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 13. 8.92 s - GAD C63 AMG Black Series 4matic 14. 9.03 s - TechArt 911 Turbo S (991) 15. 9.30 s - Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 16. 9.31 s - Ferrari 458 Speciale 16. 9.31 s - Manthey 996 Turbo GT-MR 18. 9.33 s - MTM MP4-12C 19. 9.36 s - Wimmer 997 GT2 RS 19. 9.36 s - GAD CLS63 AMG 4matic 21. 9.39 s - Porsche 911 GT2 RS 21. 9.39 s - TechArt 911 Turbo PDK (997) 23. 9.40 s - Sportec 997 GT2 SP 750 24. 9.42 s - McLaren 12C Spider 25. 9.44 s - Ruf 911 Turbo PDK (997) 26. 9.53 s - Heffner TT Gallardo 27. 9.60 s - Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) 28. 9.65 s - Novitec Rosso 430 Scuderia 29. 9.70 s - 9ff GT2 BT2-800 (997) 30. 9.71 s - Edo 911 Turbo S (991) 31. 9.79 s - SKN Audi R8 V10 X-Treme2 32. 9.80 s - Ruf Rt12 (997) 33. 9.82 s - Hohenester A4 HS 650 RR 34. 9.90 s - Ruf CTR3 Clubsport 34. 9.90 s - Brabus E850 T (E63 AMG S) 34. 9.90 s - HGP Golf V R36 Bi-Turbo 37. 9.92 s - Brabus SL850 (SL65 AMG '14) 37. 9.92 s - Saleen S7 Twin Turbo 39. 10.00 s - TechArt GTstreet RS (997) 40. 10.03 s - Porsche 911 Turbo S (997) 41. 10.07 s - Ruf Rt35 Roadster (991 PDK) 42. 10.09 s - Brabus Bullit by GAD Motorsport 43. 10.14 s - Wimmer 911 GT2 (997) 44. 10.23 s - Geiger Corvette ZR1 45. 10.23 s - MTM Audi R8 LMS 46. 10.24 s - Importracing GT-R 47. 10.25 s - 9ff 911 Turbo TR-63 (997) 48. 10.28 s - Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera 49. 10.28 s - Sportec 911 Turbo SP580 (997) 0-300 kph: 1. 14.2 s - 9ff G-Tronic 1200 (997) 2. 15.9 s - Heffner TT Ford GT 3. 16.3 s - Lingenfelter C6 Corvette Z06 TT 4. 17.9 s - Hennessey Viper 1000 TT 5. 18.6 s - Wimmer 997 GT2 RS 6. 19.8 s - Bugatti Veyron 16.4 7. 21.1 s - 9ff GT2 BT2-800 (997) 8. 21.2 s - Sportec 997 GT2 SP 750 9. 21.3 s - Heffner TT Gallardo 10. 21.7 s - Brömmler GT-R Alpha 9 11. 22.0 s - HGP Golf VI R36 DSG 3.6 Bi-Turbo 12. 22.5 s - MTB GT-R Mission 1000 13. 23.1 s - Ruf CTR3 Clubsport 14. 23.5 s - Brabus Bullit by GAD Motorsport 15. 23.7 s - GAD CLS63 AMG 4matic 16. 23.7 s - McLaren 650S 17. 23.8 s - Brabus SL850 (SL65 AMG '14) 17. 23.8 s - Novitec Rosso 430 Scuderia 17. 23.8 s - GAD C63 AMG Black Series 4matic 20. 23.9 s - Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 21. 24.9 s - Ruf Rt12 (997) 22. 25.1 s - Brabus E850 T (E63 AMG S) 23. 25.4 s - SKN Audi R8 V10 X-Treme2 23. 25.4 s - TechArt 911 Turbo PDK (997) 25. 25.5 s - TechArt 911 Turbo S (991) 26. 25.6 s - Saleen S7 Twin Turbo 27. 26.5 s - Wimmer 911 GT2 (997) 28. 26.7 s - Geiger Corvette ZR1 29. 26.7 s - Porsche 911 GT2 RS 30. 26.9 s - TechArt GTstreet RS (997) 31. 28.3 s - HGP Golf V R36 Bi-Turbo 31. 28.3 s - Edo 911 Turbo S (991) 33. 28.8 s - Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera 33. 28.8 s - Ruf 911 Turbo PDK (997) 35. 29.6 s - Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 36. 29.7 s - Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) 37. 30.0 s - Importracing GT-R 38. 32.9 s - Ferrari 458 Speciale Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2015, 12:48 AM
    You may be noticing several S63TU flash tunes hitting the market this month. What will separate them is the quality of the tune, features, and of course the pricing. Eurocharged in addition to the horsepower and torque gains offers CEL (check engine light) deletion, a 300 rpm raised limited, and speed limiter removal. The horsepower and torque gains though are really where it is at and they are massive. On 93 octane pump gas the F10 M5 gains 120 wheel horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with the Eurocharged tune and downpipes. That makes for a total of 650 wheel horsepower and 608 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the Eurocharged Dyno Dynamics and that is a night and day difference over stock. A Stage II tune is on the way but the turbos are about reaching the end here. Race gas will allow timing advances but keep in mind the S63TU already pushes 22 psi of boost on higher compression than the S63 on which it is based. The tune retails for $1999 (tell them BimmerBoost sent you, I hear they love that) and the ECU must be sent in if you are not close to a Eurocharged location. Eventually OBD-II flash tuning will come but let's be happy we have flash tuning solutions for the F10 M5 and F13 M6. Further details on the Eurocharged downpipes will come later, contact @Jake@Eurocharged.com for any additional inquiries.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2015, 07:33 AM
    What is the worst car you ever had? Well, chances are it probably was not as bad as the rides some of these people have had. We spend a ton of time talking about what the best car is, what the most powerful car is, and what the fastest car is. Rarely do we talk about the pieces of crap we have driven along the way. So take a look, take a laugh, and remind yourself how fortunate you are to be modifying whatever it is you are modifying for more power while some people are sticking their head out their sunroof to get a cheeseburger.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-04-2015, 10:08 PM
    You do not need a ton of torque to lose control of your car. We all like to think of ourselves as badass drivers who can never have too much power but you do not need to have 1000 wheel horsepower or be going hundreds of miles per hour to lose control. This F82 M4 driver illustrates the point perfectly. While leaving Car and Coffee which is a popular Southern California Sunday morning car show where you can see everything from a BMW to a Bugatti this M4 driver quickly manages to lose control when trying to get on it apparently to impress some people who want to see exactly this sort of thing happen. There is a reason they have people hold up signs while you leave saying no burnouts to make sure that testosterone does not overwhelm common sense and lead to events such as this. We do not know what settings the driver had enabled on his M4 but speaking from experience when MDM is enabled it does a hell of a job helping keep the car straight. You can definitely see why manufacturers include traction control these days and why you will not see cars without some form of it despite the idea that people should supposedly be smart of to not need to be protected from themselves. So this guy gets on it, quickly loses control, and instead of staying in it and using the throttle to correct hits the brakes meaning physics being physics the car continues to carry toward the median which he promptly hits and crosses flying into the air. Fortunately he avoided the trees and any oncoming traffic which would have made this much messier. An onlooker exclaims, 'Got that on camera!' rather than 'Is he ok?' as is the social protocol today. Worry more about whether you captured the event than any potential harm to those who participated in it. Likes and views from strangers on the internet matter more, right?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-08-2015, 01:03 AM
    The BMW S1000RR is a great measuring stick for a fast street car. If you can beat one of these bikes, congratulations, you have a fast automobile. Beating a modified S1000RR? Well now you are getting into that upper echelon territory and this 1200+ wheel horsepower Nissan GTR certainly fits the bill. The GTR is said to trap in the 160 mile per hour range. A stock S1000RR will trap just under 150. We have seen tuning results for full bolt ons get them around ~200 whp (depending on fuel, exhaust, etc.) so they certainly are capable of that 160 range as well when modified. This GTR owner may be sandbagging just a bit based on AAM's own performance ranges: The races start at the ~75 mile per hour mark. The first run they get an even start and the GTR walks the S1000RR. In the second run the S1000RR gets a nice jump as you can see even with a very fast car running one down is no small feat. It takes a ton of power to close that gap and a bit of time as the speedo on the GTR shows 186 once he passes and lets off. Per the GTR owner: "Both race were starting at about 70-75mph.. One was a even start which i walked him pretty bad so second race i gave him the hit.. He took off when i wasn't so ready and wasn't in my prime spot but i said $#@! it chase is a a race right?"
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-02-2015, 12:14 AM
    It certainly is hard to keep a secret in this day and age isn't it? Somehow someone got a hold of this 2016 BMW G11 7-Series test mule and uncovered it showing it to the world completely undisguised. We have no idea who the man is or how he did it but we thank him for doing so. The styling is evolutionary rather than revolutionary. The current BMW styling language is featured everywhere and it is immediately recognizable as a BMW. The interior is what we have come to expect. The front features the new BMW Laserlight system. The big changes are really under the skin. All wheel drive 'xDrive' is expected as standard. BMW is also trying to shave a good amount of weight off the car although we will have to see just how successful they are in this attempt. The initial reports of a 500 pound weight loss target sure seem optimistic especially if xDrive is standard. Whatever the weight loss may be the new 7 is expected to be much more nimble. The return of a driver friendly 7-Series? Perhaps. We will know more when the car makes its official debut late this year likely at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September although due to this leak it could be bumped up significantly.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-03-2015, 04:23 AM
    Underground Racing has a bit of an ace up its sleeve. Most people are aware of an 'X' package above the 2R but little is known about its power output or components. BoostAddict was tipped off from a source that will remain anonymous as to the power capability of the 'X' cars. A minor debate raged on the forums as to who has more power Heffner or UGR and the peak number on the dyno pull below show it is not even close. It takes well over 2000 wheel horsepower to play with the big boys these days. We just recently saw the GTR crack 2,000 wheel horsepower although it maxed out the dyno so its actual peak horsepower number is higher. How much higher? Well, likely not this high. It is safe to say UGR is the power king and getting ready to lay waste to the opposition. 2015 is going to be a lot of fun in the high performance realm.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 11:01 AM
    BMW did not produce a Z4 M car with the newest E89 generation vehicle. They raced one, but they did not actually build a street legal M car based on the E89 Z4. That's life and nothing can be done about it. These pictures below though sure make everyone wish they did build a Z4 M. This E89 Z4 is lowered on HRE S101 wheels. They are finished in a gunmetal paint which compliments the grey Z4 well. The car also features an aftermarket diffuser, trunk spoiler, front lip, and sideskirts. Oh BMW, what a marvelous car an E89 Z4M would have been. As that car does not exist this owner added on a Motiv turbo kit, Dodson upgraded DCT clutch packs, and JRZ RS coilovers creating what is the next best thing to a factory E89 M effort. Modification List: – Grigio Telesto – Motiv 750 Single Turbo – Gruppe M Intake – HPF Intercooler – Dodson Upgraded Clutch Packs – HRE S101 – AP Racing – Radical BBK – JRZ RS Pro Coilovers – Umbrella Cup Kit – Hotchikis Sway Bars – Meisterschaft Valvetronic Exhaust – Tommy Kaira Rowen Rear Bumper – 3D Design Front Lip – 3D Design Trunk Spoiler – Bride Japan Vorga Seats – Custom Focal & Audison Sound SYstem
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-08-2015, 07:41 AM
    In stock form the F82 M4 is a pretty quick car by virtue of its 427 wheel horsepower and 429 lb-ft of wheel torque. That is good enough to get the M4 into the 11's in stock form and trap 119 miles per hour. So how much faster does the car get with a BMS JB4 tune? Well, much quicker and faster. Just a base stage I JB4 tune increases horsepower to 479 at the wheels and torque to 484 lb-ft at the wheels. With just bolt on modifications to the S55 motor the M4 can run 11.1 @ 123 in the 1/4 mile. The video below is not a 1/4 mile race but a roll on race showing a real world difference between a JB4 tuned F82 M4 and a stock M4. The stock car is the camera car and has the inside lane yet it gets pulled easily. Yep, a tune only S55 motor is a completely different beast.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 11:47 AM
    Put the car on the dyno tonight, for a few runs with the new intakes on. The results were pretty much as expected, we can most likely get more power out of the car, but 640WHP on stage 2's (or RB's), very very doubtful. These results were had with no tuner on hand, Dzenno is Skiing, and made me 2 maps one with low timing and one with the high timing (the same timing we ran last time on the dyno), well due to a miscommunication on my part they were left for IJEOS(shop car), instead of I8AOS for the car these are on. So they were unusable meaning we had one back end flash, with timing set to 10-13.5 up top, which is 2 degrees less then we ran on the previous dyno session records. We also were having a very hard time getting boost smooth in the JB, Terry, and I worked at it for about 20-40 logs, and got it to this level of smoothness, for some reason the PID had to be dropped way down as very small PWM changes were making big swings in boost, even with PID this low boost would still do weird things. It would spool then quickly drop boost, then build it again, which is that little depression in TQ you see from 3500-4250 or so, after that boost would smooth out, and track pretty well to redline. On the previous dyno the Stage 2 record was achieved on 29psi peak to 17.5 psi at redline as that is all we could make. These numbers were achieved with 27 psi peak to 22 psi at redline. We couldn't go any higher as we were getting a LOT of corrections, and LPFP was going nuts, but we can easily hold 25+ psi to redline if we can get the other issues figured out, but BP and shaft speed with those little compressors is going to be up there, and not healthy. If we matched the previous boost in the midrange, and fixed the boost drop off then rebuild issue, the curves down low would basically be identical. As far as LPFP something is really going on there, I will investigate tomorrow, as its pretty scary. With this against us, we still managed to make 576WHP/615WTQ with all these issues, once Dzenno gets back, and we can have a tuner on hand as we dyno, as well as get the LPFP, and boost figured out, the graph will smooth way out, and we have no doubt should achieve 600WHP with a few more psi, and less timing corrections. Either way, the intakes do exactly advertised, offer you much more flow to redline, and a much more flat power curve where it counts in the high end of the rev band. I threw a graph in there against 2+ as well, there really is no comparison, 2+ leaves the 15T's in the dust on about the same boost midrange and 2 psi more up top. All, and all we are happy, and these delivered as expected, once we get tuning sorted, we should have nice clean graph, and right around 600/600. Not bad for a set of Stage 2's...:naughty: Break down: VTT Stage 2's Billet 15T's VTT Silicone intakes VTT Silicone Charge pipe VTT Double Barrel HPFP upgrade Fuel-it Stage 2 LPFP with 450 inline Cobb AP with PTF custom back end flash JB4 100% E85 All runs done in 4th gear Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2 Stock intake Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2+ Data Zap Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/stage-2-silicone-intake-dyno-run-476?log=0&data=1-3-4-8-10-11-17-25-26-27-28-29 Jb Log
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-15-2015, 06:22 PM
    The S63TU flash tuning era is in full swing. As BimmerBoost first reported last year 'real' F10 M5 / F13 M6 ECU tuning was on the way and here is further proof. AMS Performance tuned the F10 M5 of an IND-Distribution customer equipped with an Eisenmann exhaust system, GruppeM airbox, and AMS downpipes. The result? 643 horsepower at the wheels and 606 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This is over 100 wheel horsepower over the green graph which represents the F10 M5 baseline. With just the bolt on modifications the car made 550 wheel horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque on the stock tune. Clearly to get the most out of exhaust and intake modifications a tune is necessary as AMS added 97 wheel horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque on top of the bolt on numbers. Additional noteworthy details This is a true ECU reflash and not a piggyback tuner The speed limiter is removed. We can remove CEL’s. We should see things move forward rapidly now with the ECU's cracked. What is interesting is that AMS said two years ago they were going to use ESS for tuning on the F10 M5 platform as they worked on a turbo upgrade yet now AMS is doing their own tuning. Come to whatever conclusion from that which you want to but BimmerBoost believes ESS claimed to be able to tune the F10 M5 simply for publicity as nothing ever came of the claim and furthermore nothing could have as that ability was not yet available until last year. Now we should see things progress beyond the bolt on level. 700+ wheel horsepower here we come.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-10-2015, 12:52 AM
    Very nice turbo S54 numbers here from a Saad Racing built car. There are a few things to take away from this graph the first of which the tuning is done on a ProEfi 128 standalone engine management system (ECU). The car is tuned on ethanol but the ethanol percentage is not specified. The S54 engine is obviously built but we do not know the compression ratio. Probably something around 10.0:1 or 9.5:1. The turbocharger is a Precision 6766 CEA DBB unit and at 29 psi of boost shows 859 wheel horsepower and 710 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Hopefully we will get more details on this car as it is making some serious power and torque on a Mustang dyno. This should be a 900+ whp car on a Dynojet and with a larger 6870 turbocharger from Precision 1000+ is within reason.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-07-2015, 06:35 PM
    There you have it, the first 9 second Porsche 991 Turbo and what is currently the quickest and fastest 991 Turbo / S in the world. A back and forth in 991 Turbo tuning started with Simon Motorsport going 10.31 in the 1/4 mile only for PP-Performance to respond with a 10.003 run. The car was on the verge of 9's and now it is officially there with the latest 9.896 @ 137.783 mile per hour run. The modifications are as follows: Modifications: PP-Performance Software IPD Plenum X-Pipe | Downpipes | Headers 3in1 BMC Racing Filter Toyo R888 (Rear Tires) No word on the fuel used but one can assume race gas. No word on if any weight was stripped out either. The Toyo R888's in back help achieve a 1.412 60 foot. The 991 Turbo joins the 997.2 Turbo as far as get getting into the 9's with bolt ons. The 991 Turbo and Turbo S have the same size turbochargers but tuners tell us they are smaller than the 997.2 Turbo S units. Is there more in the 991 Turbo without upgraded the turbochargers? We will have to see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-09-2015, 12:12 AM
    Dinan's piggyback tuning box for modern turbo BMW motors is now officially CARB (California Air Resource Board) legal. This also retroactively means it is effectively 50 state legal and any N55, S55, N63TU, and S63TU engines running this tune are emissions compliant. What is interesting to note is that for S63 and N63 powered vehicles Dinan still sells flash ECU tunes and not all of them are CARB compliant. As Dinan can not flash tune the F-Series N55, S55, N63TU, and S63TU that is why we see the DinanTronics approach on these models. Dinan responded to some of the questions BimmerBoost raised regarding the Dinan flash versus piggyback tuning debate but that is old news. Where we are today is that Dinan is offering a 50 state emissions legal tuning package for the modern turbo motors supplemented by Dinan's own drivetrain warranty. For those who are apprehensive to tune or who really care about their warranty (perhaps their BMW is a lease) Dinan certainly has appeal in this area. CARB certification is a major plus and will come in handy during emissions testing. That said, for anyone with a piggyback worried about emissions testing they can simply disconnect their piggyback. Not that the BoostAddict Performance Automotive Forum Network would ever advise any activities on the road that bend or break the law. Many of you may remember that BMS (who really would be the main piggyback tuning rival on the modern BMW turbo platforms for Dinan) ran into some CARB trouble. Dinan not having these same issues shows his reach and of course ability to get through the somewhat convoluted CARB certification process. This news will likely make more BMW turbo owners open to tuning as it will alleviate some fears. Those with BMW tuning fears are likely not reading this website. It really comes down to do you want emissions compliance for $2000+ (depending on model) or more power for less money from other sources which come with potential risks (that are easily mitigated)? Well the answer to that is up to you.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-02-2015, 04:20 AM
    It is amazing how many people are throwing piggyback tuning boxes out there these days. A new week seems to bring a new 'tuner' out. For many it is easy to offer a new 'tune' as they simply rebrand a box somebody else developed calling it their own simply taking their cut after the hardware cost. Is that happening here? Well, BimmerBoost members can figure that out on their own. Why does this thing cost $800? What does a BMS JB4 F30 N55 tune cost again? Doesn't BMS build their own box? Is that why theirs is cheaper? Hmmm... Regardless, this is a new N55 tuning option for the F30 people and without a bevy of flash options (they're coming) piggybacks dominate the F30 tuning scene. So let's take a look at Vivid Racing's approach. They claim 61 horse gains. Ok cool their Mustang graph does not list max values but that number is well within what has been established with the N55. The only slight problem here is that Vivid Racing clearly inflates their Mustang dyno numbers to exaggerate the gains. If you are using a Mustang that is fine but do not try to make it look like a Dynojet or artificially make your gains look larger than they are. We would prefer independent test figures for this tune before ever recommending it based on the history of Vivid Racing's graphs. It is also why we tend to ignore their tuning in general as of course their numbers will be impressive if they are playing with the Mustang settings. The users here tend to be more informed and those users are already using other tuning options for their N55's that cost less money and offer greater gains. Those that are not as well informed will likely consider this box.
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    01-08-2015, 03:15 AM
    Presented at 2015 CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas, BMW showed their LED light and OLED rear light concept for the F82 M4. The front lights are similar to the i8 LED lights with a reach of 600 meters and a 'Selective Beam' function. The rear lights are OLEDs in a 3D configuration. BMW considers itself a leader in lighting technology and plans to implement the Laserlight system already used in the i8 in future BMW M cars. The F82 M4 certainly appears to be a candidate and no doubt the lighting system is striking. It looks very modern and, well, just plain cool. The lights of course have safety aspects as they are designed to help peek around corners to eliminate blind spots traditional lights do not reach. An infrared camera also helps the lights pick out and spot animals or people so they can be avoided. Munich/Las Vegas. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES ) 2015 in Las Vegas, BMW is providing further evidence that it is a world leader in the development of Laserlight. Having already supplied its first models with Laserlight to customers, it is now presenting further laser functions for vehicles of the future. Laserlight is now able to offer its impressively long beam range of up to 600 metres in combination with the BMW Selective Beam function (anti-dazzle High-Beam Assistant). At CES, BMW is unveiling ways in which Laserlight, extensively integrated with assistance systems and vehicle sensors, can be used to implement new intelligent lighting functions for enhanced safety and comfort. For example, it can work with the navigation system to illuminate corners well in advance, while a laser-based Dynamic Light Spot can provide early warning of people or animals at night from a distance of up to 100 metres. New lighting technology opens up design scope. The BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights model, with exterior paintwork in Cool White metallic, features a new interpretation of the typical BMW twin round headlights. On the move, the laser technology can be identified by the fine blue strips inside the lights. Meanwhile, the rear light clusters of the BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights model are based on OLEDs (organic light-emitting diodes), which produce light from wafer-thin semiconducting layers of organic material. For the first time, both the tail lights and rear direction indicators feature OLED technology. The illuminated surfaces are positioned to produce a three-dimensional effect. OLEDs also take up less room on account of their thin size. Shining example of innovative technology: anti-dazzle Laserlight and laser projection. BMW Laserlight sets new standards in terms of beam range and brightness. Inside the laser headlights, the “coherent” monochromatic blue laser light is converted into harmless white light. A special optical system directs the rays from the high-performance diodes onto a phosphor plate inside the light, which converts the beam into a very bright white light that is similar to natural daylight and pleasant to the eye. Despite consuming 30 percent less energy, the parallel light beam is ten times more intense than that produced by halogen, xenon or LED light sources. BMW Laserlight also has a beam range of up to 600 metres, more than twice that of conventional headlights, for increased safety in the dark. The camera-based BMW Selective Beam system, which is controlled by dynamic actuators, prevents oncoming or preceding vehicles being dazzled and allows the laser high beam to be left on at all times. Enhanced safety through connectivity. Extensive integration of the innovative Laserlight with other vehicle systems allows a variety of intelligent lighting functions to be implemented. Integration with the navigation system, for example, allows the proactive Adaptive Headlight control system to illuminate corners even before the steering wheel is turned. Laserlight also adds a new dimension to the Night Vision system’s Dynamic Light Spot function. In pitch-dark conditions, people and animals can be detected from a distance of up to 100 metres, by infrared camera, and “spotlighted” by the laser-based Dynamic Light Spot. This is a longer range than that of any other system. Also, if the vehicle detects reduced clear road width ahead, the laser headlights can be used to provide “narrow clearance” lighting. A laser projection function indicates the exact width of the vehicle in relation to the road to allow safe passage through the narrow space. BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights also showcases a further “visionary” system: “High Power Laser” diodes. This system projects driver information directly onto the road in front of the vehicle, allowing drivers to concentrate optimally on the traffic even in pitch darkness. OLED rear light cluster with three-dimensional effect. Organic light-emitting diodes – OLEDs – are an innovative, efficient, sustainable light source that form the basis for the BMW Organic Light system. OLEDs have a low power consumption, which helps to further reduce vehicle CO2 emissions. Another sustainable feature of this technology is the fact that no expensive rare earth metals are required in the production process. Unlike ordinary LEDs, which are a point light source, OLEDs produce light uniformly over their entire surface. The OLED elements are very thin, with a thickness of just 1.4 millimetres. Also, the individual modules can be activated separately, generating new possibilities for creating different lighting effects at the rear light clusters. Different lighting effects in different driving modes. In the past, rigorous legal requirements regulating the brightness of vehicle lighting have limited the number of lighting functions that it was possible to implement with OLED technology. On the BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights model, BMW Organic Light is used in the tail lights and rear direction indicators. By activating the OLED segments individually, it is possible to create different rear lighting effects in different driving modes. Whereas normally the L-shape is wide and uniformly illuminated, in Sport mode a different-shaped light pattern can be used by activating only some of the OLED segments. The rear light then appears as a narrow, focused and sharply defined “strip” of light. New technologies create new design options. Lighting is an important design element in modern vehicles. From the front, all vehicles of the BMW core brand are instantly identifiable by the combination of their twin round headlights and the hallmark kidney grille. At night, the four glowing corona rings form a distinctive signature. The BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights model presents a new interpretation of the twin circular headlight theme. The headlights feature laser technology which is attractively highlighted by fine blue LED strips when the vehicle is on the move. Thanks to the new laser technology it was also possible to give the headlights a flat and sharply sculpted design. The L-shaped rear light clusters are just as distinctive in terms of styling as the front lights. The “L” shape is a typical design hallmark that accentuates the width of the rear and gives the vehicle a striking and powerful look that always stands out from the crowd, whether at night or during the daytime. On current models, LED-powered light strips and other light elements emphasise the L-shape at night and make the brand identity more easily recognisable in the dark. BMW first presented a rear light cluster with OLED elements on the BMW Vision Future Luxury concept model, which made its world debut in Beijing in April 2014. BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights displays its own version of this design. Its M-style OLED rear light cluster marks a new evolution of the typical BMW L-shaped lighting design which, with the BMW 7 Series launch, was reinforced with a distinctive “glowing” effect. OLED technology makes it possible to create a new, more three-dimensional and at the same time very sharply defined appearance. BMW M GmbH will be launching a production model featuring OLED technology in the near future. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-01-2015, 09:55 PM
    Great tun here by a bolt on modified Porsche 991 Turbo S at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida. The car features a GIAC Stage 2 ECU tune as well as a Tubi race exhaust system. It lines up against a stock 2013 BMW 335is that obviously has no chance. The 991 Turbo S goes 10.460 @ 132.41 making for the fastest 991 Turbo S in the United States. We have repeatedly seen low 10's out of the 991 Turbo / S now but the question is when will we see a 9 second bolt on pass? It is going to be difficult or at least more difficult than the 997.2 platform due to having smaller turbochargers. As you may recall, bolt on GIAC tuned 997.2 Turbos have run 9's. Certainly interesting that the 997.2 Turbo at least with bolt on modifications has an advantage over the 991 Turbo. Once the turbos change on either motor they are basically even and it comes down to who fits the bigger turbos and upgrades the PDK transmission to handle them.
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    01-03-2015, 12:22 AM
    The BMW i8 performs well for what it is. It is designed with efficiency in mind hence the 1.5 liter three-cylinder gasoline motor. Supplemented by an electric drivetrain the i8 output is 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. It moves a fairly lightweight (for BMW anyway) 3380 pounds. The F82 M4 is heavier than the i8 and does not have all wheel drive. It sends an underrated 425 horsepower to the rear wheels. It has more power than the i8 and despite being rated at 409 lb-ft of torque this figure is also underrated. Raw grunt is in the M4's court. The disadvantage for the M4 is that it is carrying just under 200 more pounds and that it does not get the instant electric torque benefit or all wheel drive traction benefit. On paper the way this should go is the i8 opens a slight lead only for the M4 to easily pull past it. Test figures have shown the i8 go 12.3 @ 114 in the 1/4 mile and independent drag strip results from owners for the M4 show times in the 12.1 @ 116 range. So what happens? Well the geniuses at Auto Bild in Germany use some crappy damp road for the comparison. They actually do a slow motion capture of the M4's tires going up in smoke off the launch. That doesn't look cool guys, it make you look like you don't know what the hell you are doing. The i8 wins although we get no data to go with it. It really is a victory by default as if one car is sitting there spinning its tires and the other hooks up and goes it is no surprise it wins even if it is less powerful. What should be a cool comparison turns into a joke. The M4 has nothing to fear from an i8 in a drag race. Especially considering they have already gone low 11's.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    01-07-2015, 05:37 PM
    I sent Terry at BMS our new wastegate upgrade to test out on his shop car. This upgrade allows N55 owners to run up to 30 psi if they wish and hold much more boost to redline. The results were 487WHP and 530WTQ at 26 psi midrange tapering to about 22 psi at 6500. We are very happy with these results, and as usual give thanks, and props to Terry for testing things out for us! Terry@BMS: Strapped down our 2011 135i DCT for a little dyno testing today and was able to set a new N55 world record of 487whp. I think there is another 15-20whp left on the table but for this car we're happy with where it's at. Mods: JB4 w/ back end flash map Vargas Stage2 turbo w/ forge diverter valve Vargas pressure based wastegate retrofit kit (a soon to be released product) 2.2g meth kit w/ CM14 nozzle Catted DP w/ OEM exhaust BMS intake, OCC, etc E30 fuel The new WG kit allows the VT2 turbo to hold up to 30psi. But we found the best performance, at least on our fuel mix and car, at around 25-26psi. More than that would result in bucking and missing. Which I think may be the result of excessive back pressure. But at 25psi the car really moves and feels much better than the previous OEM wastegate setup which was making around 450whp @ 21psi. There is new JB4 firmware to go with this new WG and the lowest boost you are able to run is 15psi. So I did a run at that new "lowest" setting for kicks. Wasn't half bad and makes for a nice conservative pump gas only map. With higher octane more timing could be added but based on previous testing I would not expect much power there. Maybe another 10whp tops. And going to a full race exhaust would also probably open up another 10-15whp as well.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-16-2015, 04:51 AM
    It is always nice to see the BMW E60 M5 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V10 on display especially considering this style of motor is quickly becoming a relic. On paper, the M5 is at a disadvantage as it does not have as much power or torque as the GTR. It also is carrying roughly 100 pounds more weight and does not have a dual clutch transmission. The upside for the M5 is its redline just over 8000 rpm and that it is rear wheel drive and not all wheel drive like the GTR. The HKS 570 package has trapped over 130 in the 1/4 mile though which is something a bolt on E60 M5 can not do. The M5 still is able to put up a good fight against the GTR although it ultimately loses as it should based on the modifications to each car. Thank you to BimmerBoost member @mpower33 for the video who has both a GTR and an E60 M5 so he has no bias in this race. Both cars appear to be his anyway so he wins no matter what.
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    01-02-2015, 03:01 AM
    AMS had a very good 2014. In the AMG performance scene they brought us their 4Matic M157 tuning as well as the first 10 second 4MAtic M157 63 AMG. On the Nissan GTR side AMS really raised the bar with King of the Street wins against the top dogs as well as a new quickest and fastest Nissan GTR 1/4 mile record. AMS broke records, set new standards, and went toe to toe with the top of the aftermarket performance game cementing their place as one of the leaders in automotive tuning and performance. The video below provides a recap of some of the big moments which include: 1) Alpha Omega Wins Fall 2014 Texas Invitational 2) Alpha Omega Resets the GT-R 1/4 Mile Record 7.70@186mph 3) LYFE Motorsport Alpha 10 Wins Global Time Attack Unlimited AWD Championship 4) Alpha 7 E63 AMG – First 4MATIC in the 10’s 5) Diamonds by Wire Alpha 16 GT-R Wins The Shootout 6) AMS Alpha 16 GT-R Wins Moscow Unlimited 7) Alpha Takes Top Honors at Wannagofast 2014 Chicago 1/2 Mile 8) Full Weight Alpha 16 GT-R runs 8.11@176mph 9) Alpha Omega Runs Record 190mph 1/4 Mile Trap Speed 10) Alpha Ronin GT-R – Quickest Vehicle Tested by Car and Driver Congratulations to @ALPHA Performance for a great 2014 and we wish them all the best heading into 2015.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-28-2015, 02:19 PM
    Most people will not remember that AMS Performance announced a couple years ago they would be doing a turbo upgrade package for the F10 M5 S63TU engine. This created a big stir in the BMW Performance scene at the time as enthusiasts knew the incredible performance results AMS had achieved with the Nissan GTR. We all know AMS was more than capable of upgrading the turbo hardware at the time but the issue was not the hardware. It was the tuning for the hardware. That is where ESS-Tuning was supposed to come in and provide their tuning 'expertise' with this turbo upgrade. Well, you may have noticed that AMS did not release any S63TU turbo upgrade since this announcement and that ESS-Tuning did not complete any tuning for any aftermarket S63TU turbo upgrade packages. They are not the only ones by the way. Dinan also has yet to come through on F10 M5 / F13 M6 turbocharger upgrades and built S63TU motor promises. So why the big claims and big announcements when both Dinan and ESS-Tuning knew they did not have the capability to tune them at the time? In the case of ESS-Tuning it was likely just a cheap publicity grab designed to get them exposure and fuel their fanboys. In retrospect, it looks downright deceitful and is pretty embarrassing considering they had nothing to back up their claims with the F-Series ECU's just recently being cracked. AMS has their own S63TU tuning solution and will be providing their own tuning for their Alpha 9 S63TU turbo upgrade package. Will anyone even bother to hold ESS-Tuning accountable for tuning claims they could not deliver on? At least one BMW website does not have a short term memory and certainly will. Here is to the future turbo upgrades and quality S63TU tuning options.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 01:32 PM
    Had a chance to get our development M3 strapped down for some preliminary tuning with the PURE turbos. The purpose of the testing was to evaluate the boost control, fueling, and timing, and not necessarily to extract the most power out of the setup. The test car is a 2015 DCT running a JB4, PURE Turbos, ER pipes, BMS meth kit, and K&N drop in filters. The fuel was a mix of 25% E85, 25% 91, and 50% 100. Meth was a 70% mix. There is a lot more than I want to get in to with this post so I'll just throw up a few random notes along with a bit of data. 1) All runs were done using the JB4 progressive meth control which keeps boost at stock like levels UNTIL methanol is flowing. This prevents dangerous tip-in knock and lean conditions that can come along with non-integrated meth kits. And if you ever run out of methanol or got forbid a line comes loose, you don't lose the engine. 2) These PURE turbos spool much better than I expected they would. It's really not that much worse than stock and very similar to RB turbos on an N54 for those of you coming from that platform. 3) Fueling is a major headache. The JB4 is able to alter the air/fuel ratio & fuel trims (within limits) as you can see in the attached dyno charts showing power at various air/fuel ratios. I've found the engine runs much smoother at leaner than I'd expect air/fuel ratios. Like high 12s at higher RPM. If you get it in the 11s it has a nasty misfire/stutter tendency. There is a lot more work to be done on the fueling end and we may also need to tighten up the spark plug gap for these power levels. 4) I've recently started testing a new method for JB4 direct timing adjustment intended for large turbos. It increases the adjustment window an extra 4 degrees or so. I'm thinking it will come in handy for pump gas large turbo tuning. On the current fuel mix & meth at around 29psi I found MBT to be higher than I expected. In the 11-12 degree range at higher RPM. 5) I let off most runs at around 6500-6800rpm but I can verify the turbos hold full boost to redline without issue. I'll wind it out more on the dyno next time around. Up next I'll need to grab some 60-130 times for comparison to the stock turbos! Hoping for 6s! The best our 650whp M5 ever did on a 2% slope was 7.1s.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-05-2015, 09:45 PM
    The Mexico Blue paint color is one of the best kept secrets of the Porsche Exclusive range. You have to pay extra for it and you have to know how to order it but it is absolutely stunning. Just take a look at this 991 GT3 in Mexico Blue and it is hard to argue the paint is not worth every additional penny. The owner not only customized his color but decided to customize the wheels as well. What better choice is than HRE? There isn't one especially for a Porsche that wants to change the looks but maintain the center locking function of the wheels. As the owner went with a throwback color on a modern car he also decided on a throwback style with modern materials choosing the HRE 300 Classic Series rim in a 21 inch finish. The result? A stunning mix of classic and modern all wrapped up in one. An Orange 991 GT3 on the stock rims in a black finish provides contrast. Front Specs: 21x9.5 255/30-21 Rear Specs: 21x12.5 325/35-21
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    01-10-2015, 02:25 AM
    While the majority of tuners out there are putting piggyback boxes (often rebranded ones at that) on the 45 AMG M133 turbo motors Renntech is doing actual flash tuning. Renntech released their Stage 2 ECU flash tune for the M133 motors late last year and now we have some acceleration data to go with it. The video below shows the A45 AMG with the Renntech software hitting just over 280 KPH or to about 175 miles per hour. The car starts its pull in 3rd gear at 52 miles per hour and it just climbs without drama all the way up to an indicated 175 miles per hour. Regarding the acceleration figures, Renntech measured them as follows with a 50hz gps receiver: Speed limited to 280 km /h Acceleration numbers: 0-100 kph in 3.9 seconds with race start (stock 4.6 with race start) 0-200 kph in 12.9 seconds with race start (stock 17.6 with race start) without race start: 0-100 kph in 4.2 seconds 0-200 kph in 13.2 seconds The 0-200 kph (124.2 mph) sprint drop from the stock 17.6 seconds to 12.9 seconds with the Stage 2 tune. That is just under 5 seconds which is a lifetime basically. The stock versus tuned difference is night and day. We wish Renntech had an overlay of the stock speedo acceleration similar to what we have seen from some other tuners but that is us nitpicking. These are great tune only results.
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  • TTFS's Avatar
    01-20-2015, 04:51 AM
    We were pleased to have this clean F82 M4 brought to us so we could install our Race Pac Stage 1 on it. We are very happy with the results, we have included a few graphs comparing the previous tuner box that was installed on the car with our TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 and TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 with Meth. Vehicle: BMW F82 M4 DCT Modifications Before: Brand X Piggy Back Box Catless Gintini Downpipes Akrapovic Exhaust - Downpipes back Wheels/Tires and Suspensions: 20 inch HRE wheels with Pirelli P Zero tires 275/30/20 Front 295/30/20 Rear H&R Lowering Springs Fuel: 10 gallons of 93 pump gas blended with 2 gallons of E85 All runs were done in All Wheel Drive mode on our DynoCom dyno in M2 Mode. The car has a DCT Transmission and all runs were done in 4th Gear. Graphs: Brand X Map 1 Brand X Map 2 TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 with meth Brand X Map 1 VS TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 Brand X Map 2 VS TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 Brand X map 1 VS TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 with meth Brand X map 2 VS TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 with meth Brand X map 1, Map 2, VS TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 vs TTFS Race Pac Stage 1 with meth Pictures of the Meth set up: Pictures of the Vehicle:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 04:23 AM
    A VWBoost member recently got his MKVII Volkswagen GTI tuned by Eurodyne and posted the results. He did some research prior to getting his tune and compared the more prominent options on the market. That means of course the big name APR and REVO as well. Keep in mind this user does have a Eurodyne tune but also keep in mind the data he is using for this comparison is not of his own creation (although the graph overlays based on that are his). From what we see Eurodyne has the smoothest curve and APR is tuned aggressively down low to the detriment of top end performance. Arin @ APR has since stated, 'Altered boost control to get a little better spool and smoother delivery. We tweaked boost, ignition and lambda, mostly towards redline, to power to carry better too.' That statement acknowledges the torque delivery you will see for yourself. Look over the data and come to your own conclusion. Thank you to @Irishace for the compilation. I pulled together a comparison chart of known third party dynojet dynos for Revo, APR, and Eurodyne. Notes about this graph: Graph shows WHEEL horsepower results Graph shows Tune ONLY results Data used for Revo curve was taken from a dynojet posted by a Revo user Data used for APR curve was taken from a dynojet posted by HS Tuning Data used for Eurodyne curve was taken from dynojet posted by myself Datapoints are taken at 250 RPM increments These are not exact figures as I do not have access to Winpep files but they will be precise to +/- 3WHP for each data point gathered Now people are using my data and comparison to determine optimum shift points for these cars as it has been stated in past that there is no point in shifting beyond 6000rpm. Well this appears to be mostly true, Eurodyne is proving that it is getting the most it can up top and pushing that sweet spot up in the RPM. One fella came up with this comparison that shows that you can run the Eurodyne car out another 500rpm in each gear, which would indicate that it should pull an APR car on roll race given the dyno curves posted. This is all paper racing of course, but there is a fun little discussion going on. APR Eurodyne Have a look at another graph comparison of another company using the ARP tune but their results are also with a downpipe, again my Eurodyne results are tune only. This is a direct comparison again of their results on a dynojet in STD correction. Now here is the torque comparison of the USP APR + Downpipe graph with the Eurodyne Tune Only Graph. Attached are the HS Tuning APR graph, I used the 93 Octane only run for the data points along with the Revo graph that I used to gather the data points for the original graph. I will rework the torque graph for the originals tomorrow. And finally, here is the torque chart for HS Tunings APR dyno, Revo and Eurodyne:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-08-2015, 07:04 AM
    The LB Performance riveted widebody style feels like it is getting played out. Liberty Walk is putting it on just about everything. We were starting to get sick of it and then we saw these teaser pictures of their widebody kit on a black Dodge Challenger. The black color helps hide the lines a bit and it is not as comically overdone as some of their other kits. Keep in mind these are just teaser photos and higher resolution pictures from the Tokyo Auto Salon will likely come but... how do you feel about what you see so far?
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    01-24-2015, 08:32 AM
    This is not surprising as BimmerBoost last year reported that all wheel drive coming to the M5 is an inevitability. What is surprising is just how quickly things are moving in that direction as BMW is already testing an xDrive all wheel drive equipped F10 M5. This all wheel drive M5 was spotted in Sweden which during the winter as you can see is a pretty good place to test traction. Apparently the front wheels did a slight burnout prompting a photographer to go underneath and see the front driveshaft confirming all wheel drive. All wheel drive is coming because these cars have become so heavy and utilize so much low end torque. The M5 is more about muscle than ever in its history and really is becoming a dragster. Well, the traditional rear wheel drive layout is making traction a problem and considering most owners just want to go fast in a straight line instead of hustle around the track (the old AMG recipe) traction off the line is the point of emphasis. Especially considering that the next generation M5 will likely get a tweaked F10 M5 S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 with horsepower bumped to the ~630 range. It is unlikely that BMW will release an all wheel drive F10 M5 (although they clearly could) and more likely that this is a test mule for the next generation M5 powertrain which will be very similar to the F10 M5 powertrain. Expect more weight on the nose, more understeer, and for traditional BMW handling characteristics and balance to take a back seat toward straightline performance. It was nice knowing you M.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-08-2015, 02:31 AM
    This now marks the third time the 'GT4' Cayman has been spotted without any disguise. Porsche is not trying to hide anything here and this is nothing new. We saw the car testing in May of last year on the Nurburgring and just a couple months later in July it was seen testing on the Nurburgring again. It is about time for an official reveal and that can come any time now. Porsche may opt to skip the upcoming Detroit auto show for the debut and do the reveal at the Geneva auto show in March. The Chicago Auto Show does fit neatly in between Geneva and Detroit so that is also a possibility. We know it will be a lighter and more track focused Cayman but we do not know what motor it will have under the hood. There are rumors of a 450 horsepower 3.8 liter flat-6 which are unsubstantiated and would put the Cayman well ahead of the Carrera and Carrera S. It would even begin to encroach on GT3 territory. Is the GT4 the model Porsche will introduce their turbocharged boxer four-cylinder powerplants with? Possibly. The most likely scenario is Porsche upping the output of the 3.4 liter flat-6 engine that is already under the hood to something around 370 horsepower. That certainly would not be as exciting as it having the 3.8 liter flat-6 from the Carrera S. If the Boxster/Cayman GTS is any indication Porsche will just do some incremental changes. Let's just hope the model is not as underwhelming as the GTS is.
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