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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-12-2015, 03:43 PM
    A very nice 6-speed manual E92 335i build here from BimmerBoost member The Ghost. He upgraded his 335i N54 motor with Vargas Turbo Technology 2+ turbos, a Burger Tuning port injection fuel system, and a Fuel-It! Stage 3 dual LPFP direct injection fuel system upgrade. Here are the details in his own words: Per my old thread I proved that the stock turbo inlets were restricting flow at higher boost levels and so I did some testing and built custom intakes. Since then, I installed BMS's (Burger Tuning) port injection kit, Fuel-it Stage 3, and ditched the meth using full E85. Setup: N54, FBO, 6MT JB4 G5, Cobb backend flash (ATR) Custom 2.25" turbo inlets, w/BMS DCI BMS Port Injection kit Split Second injector controller (AIC1-G4H) Fuel-it Stage 3 dual LPFPs e85 Stock exhaust (catted) Specs on Intakes: Front intake specs: 2 1/8" 90 degree silicone elbow, 2.25" pipe directly into filter on passenger side. Piping covered with head reflective foil Rear intake specs: 2 1/8" 90 degree silicone elbow, about 14" of 2.0" aluminum pipe, 45 degree 2.25" silicone coupler to about 14" of 2.25" aluminum piping, 45 degree silicone bend to filter (2.25"). The picture below shows the upper half the intake. BMS DCI filters reused Vac canisters moved to driver's side (shown in attached) PCV retained, mounted bung near same place as stock (shown in attached) The dyno photos in order are: My maxed FBO meth/e85 car vs. my final tune today Comparison of timing changes (4-7 degree ramp, vs 7-9 degree ramp) FBO map 0 baseline vs. today's final tune All plots from today (tuning iterations) Here is a log of the last dyno run: http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2015-02-05-170708-10f-final-dyno-run-6?log=0&data=1-3-4-11 Misc notes: Targeted 12.7:1 AFR (max power lean e85), however PI map needs work as it goes very rich (10:1) on spool as well as at 6500rpms. I didn't have time to keep reflashing the AIC, so I'll do that at a later time which should help torque and top end. Adding a small amount of timing made a HUGE difference in power (especially top-end). I decided to stop where I was as I was happy with the progress. These turbos (with these intakes) can make any reasonable boost it seems. 26psi@7krpms has a 66% IDC. Next mod is probably exhaust. While the e92 exhaust is supposedly pretty free-flowing, at 600+whp, I suspect there are gains to be had going to a 3.5" single exhaust without cats. Special thanks to Terry@BMS for the extensive support and parts, Fuel-it and VTT both for good components and support. Additional pictures:
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    02-11-2015, 03:19 PM
    The first batch of our new silicone intake tubes for the N54 are now available! Orders can be placed on our website or via email to Sales@vargasturbo.com. There are only 20 units available which will be sold on a first come first serve basis with priority given to current owners of a VTT Stage 2 or 2+ turbo upgrade. Product Information VTT N54 Silicone intake tubes are high grade 100% silicone that is 5mm thick and wire reinforced. They are a complete replacement for the restrictive stock inlets from the turbo to the inlet side is designed to fit with the stock airbox as well as any and all varieties of aftermarket intakes. The turbo side mates smoothly with stock as well as upgraded stock frame turbos. The tube for the rear turbo has a built-in bung which makes it a “plug and play” connection to the stock PCV system or any upgrades that you may have in place. Fits all N54 applications including RHD, with the exception of a few rare models that use plastic retainers on the intakes. Product Pricing: Silicone intake tubes $499 When purchased with turbo upgrade $459 New DCI filter kit with your intakes $79 Existing VTT Stage 2 & 2+ customers 20% OFF Product Images: VTT N54 Silicone Intakes1 by VargasTurboTech, on Flickr VTT N54 Silicone Intakes Rear by VargasTurboTech, on Flickr VTT N54 Silicone Intakes Front by VargasTurboTech, on Flickr More Images Available Here Product Testing: 100% E85 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 This car now makes 585rwhp / 659rwtq on a tune with significantly less timing versus our previous max effort results on this car with stock intakes of 557rwhp and under 650rwtq. Stage2&SiliconeIntakeTubesRPM by VargasTurboTech, on Flickr Stage2&SiliconeIntakeTubesMPH by VargasTurboTech, on Flickr Additional testing data:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-31-2015, 05:01 PM
    It is nice having the entirety of F-Series BMW ECU's cracked, isn't it? It seems like every week a tuner is releasing their flash software. Eurocharged in addition to their S63TU flash now offers an S55 flash for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 models equipped with the BMW 3.0 liter S55 turbocharged inline-6. On the Eurocharged Houston Dyno Dynamics the 2015 F80 M3 tested puts down 360 wheel horsepower and 375 lb-ft of wheel torque stock. Note, it is reading more conservatively than a Dynojet and how one would typically expect a Dyno Dynamics to read. When tuned by Eurocharged, output rises to 450 wheel horsepower and 448 lb-ft of wheel torque. Gains of 90 wheel horsepower and 73 lb-ft of wheel torque respectively. For tune only numbers those are very, very nice gains. Now how about when Eurocharged downpipes are added into the mix? Wheel horsepower goes into the 480's along with the wheel torque. Downpipes are providing roughly 30 more horses and lb-ft at the wheels. In addition to the power and torque gains the Eurocharged software removes the speed limiter, increases the redline, and optimizes throttle response. Not bad at all for $1299.99: http://www.eurocharged.com/products/bmw-performance-and-tuning/m-series/m3/f8x-m3-m4/bmw-f8x-m3-m4-performance-engine-software-ecu-tune-remap-detail Tune only: Tune with Eurocharged downpipes:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-30-2015, 12:10 PM
    The BMW E9 is one of the greatest BMW designs of all time if not arguably the best execution of the BMW design language. The car is a classic well known from the beautiful street cars to the infamous 'Batmobile' 3.0 CSL race car with its trademark aerodynamic package. This particular E9 received an S62 V8 swap from an E39 M5 replacing its inline-6 motor. The S62 actually looks comfortably at home under the hood. If anything is going to replace the venerable BMW M30 inline-6 it might as be BMW's S62 V8. What really makes this swap very clean is the use of the E39 M5 dash, transmission, and center console. The Germans at MKO-V8.DE did an amazing job. They managed to cleanly blend the E39 M5 motor and interior details with the classic E9 chassis. Simply excellent work. The only area to nitpick is that the quad exhaust mufflers could be tucked in a little more tightly and that the right side is not quite level. Other than that, this car is flawless and an incredible blend of classic and modern BMW.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    02-20-2015, 12:26 AM
    Was able to finally get our 135i up on the dyno today for a little tuning with the new MOTIV kit. Overall, the kit is pretty impressive. Build quality is top notch and everything fits/works as expected. Before I go any further I should mention that BMS works with ALL turbo kit manufactures. So I don't want this to turn into a kit A vs kit B crap fest. I've been very happy with the FFTEC top mount kit on the car and switched over to the MOTIV kit because it struck me as elegantly simplistic and once I saw the design I just had to try it out for myself. Plus, I've known Jake & Bobby for years now and know they only do top notch work. I had AC Fabrication do the install and some fab work. They make the VM top mount kit and are also top notch fabricators. Since I'm running a 3.5" catback I had them make a matching 3.5" dp, and since I have a custom intercooler a custom chargepipe was required to mate everything up. Today's dyno testing was on E70 running essentially the same tuning and boost profiles as I used to run on the FFTEC 5862 TS kit, so I could get an apples to apples comparison. Minor differences to the car are I now have 3.15 gearing instead of 3.42 gearing. So the runs are up to 140mph instead of 130mph previously. And of course the 3.5" DP vs. 3" I had previously. In addition to the MOTIV Kit the car is running a BMS Fuel Rail kit, Fuel-It low pressure system, JB4 for tuning, etc, etc. A few dyno charts and logs are attached. In addition I posted the a dyno from the last run I did on the FFTEC kit with the same tuning for context. I ran the MOTIV kit up to 27-28psi today, but from what they tell me, this thing will hum along just fine at 33-34psi. I hope to find out down the road. I decided to stop at ~630whp today as I noticed an odd O2 sensor variance which I think should be addressed, and timing drops started to creep in, so I'll need to resolve both of those issues before I really crank it up. My ultimate goal with the setup is 700whp. Outside of the numbers, the spool of this kit is pretty impressive for the size of the turbo. It spools just as well or maybe even a little better than the smaller precision 5862 in a twin scroll format. I've noticed my exhaust is now louder. No doubt due to the reduction in overall piping to absorb sound. Probably a good thing from an exhaust flow and weight perspective although I do like the car as quiet as possible. So I may go up to a larger muffler soon. I should also mention the kit comes with a revised poly motor mount which does transfer a little more vibration to the chassis than the OEM unit. Not too bad but worth noting. We'll continue working on the project and will post updates as we have them!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-29-2015, 02:51 PM
    Most M3/M4 owners will opt for large 20 inch HRE wheels. This particular owner cares more about handling performance than looks which BimmerBoost certainly respects. He went for lightweight 18 inch HRE R101 wheels and had IND-Distribution install KW V3 coilovers. Any serious enthusiast will also upgrade the brakes which is exactly what was done here. Brembo's 380mm GT brake kit was installed. 3D Design carbon body pieces complete the look. Blue on gold may not be for everyone but whatever one thinks of the color scheme this car is ready for the track. Thank you @HRE_Wheels and @IND-Distribution for the photos ( @Nate@IND @Ilia@IND )
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    02-04-2015, 10:18 PM
    Very nice results here from BimmerBoost member Xearom3 and his 2009 E82 BMW 135i. He did a custom Precision 6466 based single turbo N54 setup and previously had RB upgraded OEM housings. He overlaid his results with both setups on a Dynojet graph. Keep in mind that his figures with the single turbo are numbers just to see what the setup is capable of and not what he runs on the street. At least not until the upgrades his fuel system likely with a supplemental port injection system. Additionally, Rob Beck of RBturbo has various upgrades available for the OEM housings and the numbers will vary based on what setup one gets from him. Still, very interesting to see an overlay between the two on the same car and dyno. Here are the details in @xearoM3's own words: Hey guys, got my kit moved from my previous car on the my new-to-me '09 135i and figured I'd share my results from a quick dyno session a couple weeks ago. The setup: '09 135i MT Runs done in 4th gear, STD CF, smoothing 5 93 pump, CM10/CM14 100% meth custom single kit PTE 6466 Gen2 ball bearing, twin scroll @ 30psi VRSF 5" IC full 3" exhaust (no cats/etc) The graph: Overlaid my best run on RB's for comparison. Log: Datazap: http://datazap.me/u/xearom3/custom-kit-6466-30psi?log=0&data=1-3-4-9-11-16-18-24-25-26-27-28-29&zoom=49-109 Overall, pretty pleased with the results taking everything into consideration. Next step is to convert to a PI setup, and replace my HPFP (think its starting to go out). And before anyone says anything, no, I do not run this amount of boost on the street, this was just to see how far the car could be pushed on the current setup, I usually run a few psi less.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-12-2015, 09:21 PM
    Something has been brewing behind the scenes at Dinan for some time now. We do not have the full details or reasons behind this change although whatever went on was big enough for Steve Dinan to leave his position at the head of the company he founded for a yet to be named position at Chip Ganassi Racing. Keep in mind Dinan already sold out a good portion of his interest in his company last year but now he is officially leaving. He probably cashed out at the right time as the BMW tuning market has changed and Dinan's unique aspects that were strengths in the past no longer provide the same appeal with modern turbo BMW's. Did piggybacks break the camel's back? Perhaps it was BMW themselves with their own Performance Parts lines offering a BMW factory warranty. The BMWCCA (BMW Car Club of America) states Steve Dinan will retain a consulting role to keep him connected to the company. It is safe to say a particular era in BMW tuning has come to a close. BimmerBoost would like to thank Steve Dinan for all he has done for BMW tuning, the aftermarket, as well as BMW Motorsport. He walks away knowing he built up the biggest name in US BMW tuning. Steve Dinan is leaving the company he founded 36 years ago to accept a management position in the worldwide sports car operations of Chip Ganassi Racing. Dinan and all of its programs for BMW will continue under the leadership of new President and CEO Brian Applegate. Steve will continue in a consulting role; that enables him to stay connected to the company. Dinan says, “Those of you who know me well know that my heart has always been in racing. From my days as a competitive driver to engineering race winning engines for the top teams in motorsport, racing is my passion. You may be aware that together with Chip Ganassi Racing and BMW Dinan as a company has won many Daytona Prototype races and four Rolex Grand-Am championships as well as two overall wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona. This opportunity allows me to be a part of the best team in sports car racing. Ganassi is embarking on a major GT racing effort for Ford which will almost certainly lead to a return to Le Mans in 2016; while Dinan’s role in the project has not yet been specified, it is likely that he will take a major leadership role in the program. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-29-2015, 12:53 PM
    LT Motorwerks is a relatively new shop that mostly does work with body kits. They tend to be on the show over go side. As do their customers one of which had LT Motorwerks do the work you will see below on this Porsche 997 GT3. The pictures pretty much tell the story. The owner was a user who goes by the name 'Creaminz' on the forums. In the opinion of this website he is the epitome of (poor) style over substance. He sold this 997 GT3 to a fellow on the forums who did not know what he was getting himself into. He clearly just wanted the money and to move on and that is what happened. Some BMW readers may know of a 3-Series this same Creaminz fellow built which was simply riced out junk in a similar manner to this 997 GT3. He also attempted to sell that car for an inflated price through the forums and we do not know what happened with it and we do not care as it was tasteless. The reason this is being brought to your attention is so you can avoid a situation like this and to remember how cars and shop work are portrayed on forums is not how it always is in reality: Hi everyone, I am a new GT3 owner and new to the forum. Recently purchased a 2007 Porsche GT3 that was a previous forum member Creaminz. This is my first Porsche. I have a small shop in Northern Virginia and was looking for a new shop car. I'm not a fan of the color and several other things so will be changing a lot of things. After actually getting the car in my hands and putting it on a lift I will be changing much more than I originally planned. So now I have made a long long list of parts that will be getting changed. Along with a complete disassemble of the car. I took a lot of pics of the car in its current (delivered) condition and will document the rebuild. I was honestly shocked by many things I found. Here was the car at SEMA And here it is on my lift the other day when I was looking it over and making the list of things needed. I took about 50 pics when it was on the lift documenting a bunch of things that where wrong or just subpar. I messaged the previous owner and his response was that, "the car was fine when I had it" and nothing else. So I have no choice but to make this car right. I will try to post up pics as I have them. Here is just a brief list of some things that will be going on: Custom set of wheels being made now JRZ coilovers Full GMG suspension upgrades (with a proper alignment and corner balance) Custom dyno tune Replacing several other stock suspension parts that have paint over spray on them. The paint job looks like a Maaco paint job currently. Either powdercoating the calipers or going with a new set of StopTechs for front and rear. The calipers are currently 3 colors because they where sprayed on the front and the back are still yellow. They are very ugly. Install proper bracing throughout the car and get rid of the tons of self taping screws and zipties. Full repaint and body work. All of the new panels on the car have waves all in it. So we are going to completely break the car down so that everything is painted. The roll bar is going to be removed and repainted. Going to slightly modify the roll bar so the new harness has a better place to mount. Some carbon fiber parts are being made for the wing, splitters, and other small items. The engine has a rear main seal oil leak so going to fix that also. That's the list for right now. Once the car is completely straight and in proper condition I will look at what I originally had planned for and that is an engine build. But I am not going to worry about that until after the car is in a condition that it deserves. Here are a few pics of the car. I have more but these give you the idea."Custom" BBS wheels...... Instead of having the wheels built proper they just redrilled and changed some barrels up. On the rear wheels they have the huge outer lip that comes out for the widebody. But on the inside the barrel is the size of a normal outer barrel and barely comes flush with the rotor. There was about 6 more inches they could of come inside. Not that I am saying they had to come in all the way. When I first drove the car the steering wheel was shaking like crazy and whenever hitting a bump in the road it was a lane changer. Maybe that is due to the custom BBS wheels or perhaps due to the shock being blown and puking fluid... or perhaps the sway bar end link that is sheared off or the passenger side sway bar end link that is bent..... The seller said, "the car was fine when I drove it all over, it rode like stock". I'm sorry but a John Deere tractor rode smoother than this did when I received it.The calipers where painted and looked like they matched the car in the pics and at the shows..... This demonstrates great quality from a car builder... Um no! The car had no issue is what I was told... Paint quality is on par for a Maaco job.... The widebody kit was supposed to be a Vollkommen Design CF widebody kit. I found out that Creaminz is the owner of Volkommen. I also found out that he bought the kit from Flobmann Auto Design in Germany. The kit was carbon fiber. They cut the cut and extended it several inches. So its carbon where they did not touch it. They hacked the kit up. You can see where they hacked it up. Just not a safe or quality build at all. It is honestly very sad and costing us way more money than planned. I will make sure the car is done right. In the mean time he will be building a 993 RWB. I have plenty other pics but you get the idea.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-10-2015, 05:52 PM
    BMW's mission has become outselling its rivals and using sales figures to flaunt superiority. Raw numbers do not show who is building the better car but BMW is mostly concerned with profit above all else now. As that is the goal the executives must be shocked that Audi and Mercedes are both outselling BMW in 2015. Obviously we are working with a small sample size but these figures could denote consumers are experiencing BMW fatigue. Audi is in the top spot right now with a 10% increase in January 2015 over the previous year selling 137,700 cars. Mercedes experienced a 14% jump in the same period with sales of 125,865. This just beats out BMW which experienced a 6.3% sales increase to 124,561 cars. So what is going here? Well, this could just be an abnormality or it could be that Audi has a chance to take the overall luxury sales crown that BMW has held since 2005. At this point nobody knows what will happen and China's figures alone can sway each of these brands. Perhaps BMW should focus more on making better cars like Audi and Mercedes are than just pumping out more models? Source
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  • TTFS's Avatar
    02-03-2015, 06:18 PM
    At The TTFS Facilities E46 M3 CSL conversions are becoming more and more popular. We recently had this E46 M3 come in for the conversion. The vehicle put down great numbers prior to the conversion, a large part of that is due to it's modifications. After the TTFS CSL Conversion and custom tune the numbers speak for themselves. Vehicle: BMW E46 M3 Modifications Before: SSV1 Headers 2.5 inch Sec 1 with 200 Cell Cats SS Section 2 SS Street Muffler CSL Rep Airbox Evolve Alpha N Tune 327.3(WHP)@8100(RPM)/258.4(ft-lbs)@4650(RPM) Modifications After: SSV1 Headers 2.5 inch Sec 1 with 200 Cell Cats SS Section 2 SS Street Muffler CSL Rep Airbox TTFS CSL DME TTFS Vacuum Rail/MAP Sensor TTFS Custom Tune 341.3(WHP)@7550(RPM)/266.1(ft-lbs)@4350(RPM) *The car needs a set of spark plugs and coilpacks as you can see from the waviness of the graph*
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-30-2015, 01:41 PM
    Excellent stock internal numbers here from a 996 Turbo tuned by Undercover Performance. The car features the OEM K24 turbo housings but obviously with modified internals. Undercover states the turbos are upgraded with their own UC 20g wheels. In addition to the modified K24 turbos Undercover added 1400cc injectors, their own fuel system, intakes, manifolds, and exhaust system. All tuned by Undercover Performance on 70% ethanol and a ProEFI 128 ECU. The result is 776 rear wheel horsepower and 645 lb-ft of rear wheel torque on a Dynojet. On the Undercover 4WD Mustang dynamometer output is 674 horsepower to all four wheels and 629 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels showing how output measurements between RWD/AWD and different dynos vary on the exact same car. A ton of power and torque however you slice it from K24's.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-10-2015, 06:14 PM
    Very nice runs here showing the two different M engine era philosophies going at it. On paper, this should be a pretty good race depending on what kind of race it is of course. The S55 turbo inline-6 in the F82 M4 offers much more low end grunt whereas the S85 V10 in the E60 M5 is a high revving top end horsepower design. The E60 M5 is heavier by roughly 500 pounds. It does not have a dual clutch transmission. Despite BMW rating the M4 lower than the 507 horsepower E60 M5 by 82 horses the reality is that the horsepower between the two is a wash. The real difference is where you see those horses in the powerband. The M4 S55 is rated at 406 lb-ft of torque thanks to turbocharging and the S85 5.0 liter V10 has 384 lb-ft feet. Less torque and heavier but thanks to the flat torque curve and 8250 rpm redline it can be geared shorter. The first run is from a stop and the E60 M5 gets the better launch going on the '3' count while the M4 driver is still talking. A slight advantage to the E60 M5 which the M4 is able to make up with its gear shift advantage until they hit 125 miles per hour and the E60 M5 top end takes over. This difference is more apparent in the roll on race. The M4's torque and DCT transmission immediately gives it the lead as it should. It continues to open up a lead until it has about four car lengths and the cameraman seems to think it is over. The E60 M5 top end strength shows and shows well passing the M4 in dominant fashion. It definitely takes a while to get there though. The new M motors do not have the same top end pull but they certainly do have stronger lower end pull. They of course are also easier to tune for bolt on gains. Now imagine that E60 M5 V10 with some boost. Best of both world's? Perhaps.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2015, 05:37 PM
    The speculation can be put to rest. After numerous spyphotos the Porsche Cayman GT4 model is finally here. The specifications match what was expected based on comments from Porsche's head engineer last month. The Cayman GT4 comes with 3.8 liter flat-6 power borrowed from the Carrera S. It is of course detuned to protect the 911 Carrera S image and has 'only' 385 horsepower instead of the full 400. Porsche is the master of creating artificial hierarchy and reinforces this artificial positioning by horsepower numbers. They have finally, and significantly, allowed a Cayman to outpower the 911 Carrera though. So what did Porsche do here other than give the Cayman the Carrera S engine? They gave the car revised aerodynamics as well as pieces from the 991 GT3. The brakes and suspension are stated by Porsche to consist 'almost entirely' of components from the GT3 model. What is notably absent from the 991 GT3 is the PDK dual clutch transmission. The 991 GT3 is offered as PDK only whereas the Cayman GT4 is offered as manual only. Interesting, isn't it? With the GT3 it is understandable as the car is lower volume and the PDK offers superior performance to the manual transmission. PorscheBoost believes Porsche is not offering the PDK option as the Cayman GT4 would easily outpace the Carrera S which is offered with PDK as well as the manual transmission. It costs Porsche nothing to add the PDK option as the motor is the same as the Carrera S motor. This is a political decision as they easily have the ability to offer both as they already produce and offer both in the Carrera S. The Cayman S and Boxster S of course also use this same transmission with their 3.4 liter flat-6 units borrowed from the 911 Carrera. If you want a manual Porsche track car it looks like the Cayman GT4 is the choice. It also helps that it is cheaper than the GT3 at $84,600.00. A New Member of Porsche's GT Family The benchmark in its class: the Porsche Cayman GT4 Atlanta, Feb. 3, 2015 - Porsche's GT family is proud to announce the addition of an exciting new member: the Cayman GT4. This is the first Porsche GT sports car based on the Cayman and features components of the 911 GT3. Clocking a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, the Cayman GT4 earns the same lap time as the 2011 911 GT3 and positions itself as the new benchmark atop its market segment. The Cayman GT4 clearly demonstrates Porsche's dedication and passion to continue to promote truly industry-leading two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed at the Motorsport department in Weissach. The engine, chassis, brakes, and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are configured for maximum driving dynamics while retaining the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of the two-seater Porsche coupe. Powered by a 385 hp 3.8-liter flat-six engine derived from the 911 Carrera S engine, the Cayman GT4 transmits its power solely through a six-speed manual transmission with dynamic gearbox mounts. Zero to 60 mph is accomplished in 4.2 seconds; its top track speed is 183 mph. The chassis – which features a 30 mm lower ride height and a generously sized brake system – consists almost entirely of components from the 911 GT3. Ready for the race track: The first Porsche Cayman with added downforce at both axles The exterior of the Cayman GT4 highlights it as a member of the Porsche GT family and provides a clear distinction to related mid-engine coupes. Three pronounced inlet openings at the front and a large fixed rear wing are part of an aerodynamic package which is systematically designed for downforce. Upon request, the performance capabilities of Cayman GT4 can be taken even further. Available options include the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system, full bucket seats made of carbon fiber composite, and a custom Sport Chrono Package featuring a Track Precision app. The interior of the Cayman GT4 focuses on maximizing the experience of unfiltered driving enjoyment for both driver and passenger. Standard sport seats, which are upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara®, offer excellent lateral support. The new Cayman GT4 sport steering wheel guarantees ideal control and direct steering feedback due to its compact dimensions. Technical aspects of this new GT sports car are based on the 911 GT3. As a mid-engine sports car and a prime example of driving dynamics in its class, it follows the conceptual tradition of such cars as the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. GT sports cars engineered by Porsche embody the most passionate connection possible between everyday driving and Porsche's competition heritage and highlight the sporty core of the brand: Intelligent Performance. The Porsche Cayman GT4 celebrates its world premiere in early March at the Geneva International Motor Show. This vehicle will arrive at U.S. dealers in July 2015. The starting MSRP for the Cayman GT4 is $84,600. MSRP does not include a destination charge of $995.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-21-2015, 05:00 PM
    The new Volkswagen MKVII GTI is showing some pretty impressive performance when tuned. Members on VWBoost are already over 300 wheel horsepower with bolt ons which is certainly respectable when one takes into account the vehicle has a 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder rated at 200 horsepower from the factory. The N54 engine in the 335i is well known to BimmerBoost readers and obviously has more displacement at 3.0 liters and two extra cylinders. Tune only it is capable of greater gains than the GTI so raw muscle is on its side. That said this GTI puts up an admirable fight against the 6-speed manual 335i. We do not know what transmission the GTI has or who it is tuned by but it goes to show the GTI is quite a tuner friendly platform. There is a bonus run at the end showing the 335i run what is called an 'X1M' although an X1M does not exist. It just seems to be a stock X1 xDrive35i with an M option package considering how it gets walked.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2015, 10:19 AM
    A photo of the undisguised 2016 Ford Focus RS has finally leaked out. No big surprises as the car looks exactly as expected. The boy work and hood obviously give the Focus design a more muscular look and the rear spoiler on the hatch is for go and not for show. The new Focus RS gets all wheel drive but the exact output has yet to be stated. Something in the ~350 horsepower range is expected from the Ecoboost turbo powerplant. The car is definitely shaping up well as Ford's teaser last month showed. Get ready for the hottest Focus to ever grace US soil.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-18-2015, 02:26 AM
    The turbo era is making aftermarket tuning extremely competitive in the German car scene. A month, a week, or even days of getting an upgrade out earlier than the competition can make a huge difference. This is why you see M177/M178 turbochargers already being modified by Renntech before the cars with the engine are even in customer hands. What you are seeing is an OEM housing with modified internals which @RENNtech EUROPE already confirmed in a chat with BenzBoost. Renntech has actually been preparing this turbo hardware upgrade for a while but C63 AMG's and AMG GT's are slightly behind production schedule. Regardless, Renntech sourced an M177/M178 engine (BenzBoost is aware of another tuner who managed to do the same thing as well) and is already modifying it. If you were worried about the lack of displacement compared to the M157 5.5 liter V8 do not be. The M177/M178 horsepower tuning war has already started and the tuning will be extremely competitive pushing output very far.
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    02-03-2015, 10:58 AM
    We all knew it was coming and many enthusiasts have had mixed feelings on the topic. Considering the stellar execution naysayers may be swayed. Ferrari today officially replaced the Ferrari 458 Italia with the Ferrari 488 GTB and with turbos comes a massive boost in horsepower and torque. 671 horses to be exact which puts the 458 Italia output to shame. Ferrari tweaked the Maserati 3.8 liter twin turbo powerplant significantly. In the California T the engine puts out 560 horsepower. The 488 GTB increases this by almost 100 horses and the redline is increased to 8000 rpm. A flat-plane crank is likely used but has not been confirmed. The torque figure is 560 lb-ft which is a mountain of torque compared to the 398 lb-ft of the 458 Italia. And how about the new styling designed to funnel air to help cool the turbocharged powerplant? Maybe a boosted Ferrari is not such a bad thing? Maybe. Ferrari 488 GTB Technical specifications ENGINE Type V8 – 90° Turbo Overall displacement 3902 cm3 Maximum power * 492 kW (670 CV) at 8000 rpm Maximum torque * 760 Nm at 3000 rpm in VII gear DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT Length 4568 mm Width 1952 mm Height 1213 mm Dry weight** 1370 kg Weight distribution 46.5% Front – 53.5% Rear PERFORMANCE 0-100 km/h 3.0 s 0 -200 km/h 8.3 s Maximum speed > 330 km/h FUEL CONSUMPTION*** 11.4 l/100 km C02 EMISSIONS *** 260 g/km
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    02-19-2015, 02:42 AM
    A very interesting video here here. On one side we have the previous generation BMW E63 M6 which sports the renowned naturally aspirated 5.0 liter S85 V10. In stock form the motor puts out 507 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. Not a slouch but it is no longer able to out muscle the modern German turbocharged V8 powerplants. Speaking of such a powerplant that is exactly what the W212 E63 AMG in the video sports under the hood. It is stated to have the Performance Package option (it may or may not) which essentially increases boost (from 14.9 psi to 18.9 psi) and ups horsepower from 518 to 550. Torque goes up from 516 lb-ft to 590 lb-ft. If these cars were stock the E63 AMG would make easy work of the M6. The E63 traps roughly 120-121 with the Performance Package. The M6 is roughly in the 116-117 range in stock form. The M6 is not stock though and with a good tune and exhaust can get into the 122+ trap speed range. This means the slightly lighter (150 pounds depending on options/fuel) M6 is favored in such a race where top end horsepower is the deciding factor. Now AMG fanboys quickly point out the source shows videos favoring M cars and this is quite correct (even necessary) to mention. He often shows the BMW coming out on top. When it is a mismatch like this he shows a modded M versus a stock AMG. That is what you get here. The race plays out as it should. The E63's low end torque gives it a lead but it can not open it any further and the M6 begins to reel it in. The S85 V10 top end is nothing to take lightly and it shows as it makes up the distance and pulls the E63 easily to hold a roughly one car lead until they shut down. Would the result be reversed if the E63 AMG had a tune and exhaust setup? No doubt about it. However, a naturally aspirated M V10 with less displacement is able to beat a twin turbo 5.5 liter AMG V8 with a factory performance tune. That certainly says something about the S85 V10 engine and its architecture. If you want to give the E63 a tune, consider what would happen if you gave the S85 a couple turbos.
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    02-02-2015, 07:22 PM
    Incredible numbers here from a C218 CLS63 AMG. The twin turbo 5.5 liter M157 AMG V8 gets modifications from PP-Performance including upgraded turbochargers courtesy of new wheels in the OEM housings. In addition, the car gets aftermarket catless downpipes, upgraded intercoolers, and BMC air filters. The result is an incredibly 10.353 @ 13.106 miles per hour which tops any previous CLS63 AMG result. It is not far off the overall M157 record either which is held by PP-Performance as well with their modified SL63 AMG. That car went 10.24 @ 142 with essentially the same modifications to the same motor but the lighter SL chassis obviously pays dividends. The CLS63 has its back seats pulled and Recaro seats up front which save roughly 100 pounds but the SL is still the lighter vehicle. This car continues a string of recording breaking performance on the Yas Marina dragstrip in Abu Dhabi.
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    01-29-2015, 04:01 PM
    AMS Performance offers their M157 tune for both the 4Matic and RWD M157 AMG models. The W212 generation E63 AMG launched with a rear wheel drive M157 drivetrain as most readers know. The facelift of the model changed the styling slightly and added the most notable difference between the two which is 4Matic all wheel drive. The difference in power and torque between the two M157 drivetrains when tuned is negligible. Take a look at this M157 4Matic and rear wheel drive dyno comparison to see for yourself. The traction difference however makes all the difference on the dragstrip. This is not a perfect apples to apples comparison as the cars were run on different days on different dragstrips with different modifications but the AMS tune only RWD E63 went 11.29 @ 126.48. Their 4Matic tuned W212 E63 AMG with AMS downpipes and cat-back exhaust went 10.879 @ 129.21. If the rear wheel drive car received the AMS downpipes and cat-back exhaust (along with some drag rubber) what do you think would happen? In the opinion of BenzBoost it would be very close with it coming down to the launch which of course favors the 4Matic car. From a roll though the ~250 pounds lighter RWD E63 AMG would be favored. Great results here regardless. Owner impressions: “I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with tune in my 2012 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG. It has been nearly six months since the tune was installed and the car has performed flawlessly. There have been zero CEL’s, and driving around town you would never know the kind of power lurking under the hood. The car’s street manners are exactly the same as stock, but when I get in it, there is an impressive surge of power. Speed limits are exceeded almost instantly. A few weeks ago, I brought the car to Byron Dragway and was very satisfied with the results. The Benz laid down a best of 11.2@126 & 11.3@127, both with fairly gentle 1.8 sixty ft times. This was done on Bridgestone summer performance tires. With a harder launch, I think very low 11’s or even a high 10 is possible. Quite amazing for an otherwise completely stock car! Several people at the track, including the announcer, were really impressed. Combined with the fact I still get over 20mpg around town, the car is probably the best “muscle car” I’ve owned. I am very pleased with the whole AMS experience, and can’t wait for some of your new Mercedes products to be released.”
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    02-11-2015, 04:55 PM
    Active Autowerke has been in the business of BMW performance for over 30 years. One of our specialties includes developing BMW software that brings your BMW’s performance to new heights. We are happy to introduce our newest addition to our BMW software line-up, the Active-8 Tuning Box. With this direct plug-in BMW performance part, you can expect to experience 75+WHP gains and 68+ft-lbs of torque. 100% stock m4 6mt. F80 m3 Dct - Additional mods: Active Autowerke mid pipe What puts Active Autowerke ahead of the competition? Rest assured when you choose Active Autowerke, you are getting a 30+ year of experience guarantee. Our software engineer Karl Hugh has been playing with power for as long as he can remember and only develops the best in BMW software. The price is hard to beat as well. Here at Active Autowerke, our mission is to get every BMW owner to start playing with power. That is why we are introducing our Active-8 Tuning Box at a reasonable price. Active Autowerke BMW Software Installation Installation couldn’t be easier. Our Active Autowerke Active-8 Tuning Box installs in about an hour and is easily reversible just in case you have a change of heart. Like any Active Autowerke BMW software installation, the process itself is very simple. Just purchase the tune, and the box comes along with it so that you can easily plug it into your BMW’s ECU wiring harness. Our Active Autowerke Tuning Box Benefits More than just an aesthetically appealing accessory, our Active-8 Tuning Box serves many purposes. Our box becomes the new brain of your BMW’s ECU making factory settings a thing of the past. Our Active-8 Tuning Box works exclusively with the S55 engine to optimize performance. Improved overall drive ability, fuel economy and unleashing the true capability of the S55 engine. It is also sealed to withstand any sort of weather conditions that might damage your precious BMW software. The Active Autowerke Guarantee As we mentioned before, we have 30+ years of experience under our belt to guarantee the best in BMW performance standards. We are confident that you will be satisfied with our product, so much so that if you are not satisfied with our product you can send it back within 30 days and get your money back! That’s right, if you aren’t impressed with our Active-8 Tuning Box, you have 30 days to return it and get your money back. Performance Specs: HP Gains: 75+ WHP over stock configuration Torque: 68+ ft-lbs of torque Features: -Included bracket for discrete installation -Waterproof housing -No wire splicing -Easy to install
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    01-28-2015, 11:58 PM
    The M133 engine is obviously very powerful but its design does not utilize any bypass valve to bleed off excessive air pressure. When pushing this motor further on top of the already high state of tune from AMG one can run into problems regarding compressor surge. What that leads to is decreased turbo life and possibly early turbo failure. The Weistec anti surge valve is designed to vent excess compressed air to the atmosphere thereby preventing air flowing back into the compressor housing. There will also be those people of course interested in this modification as the air venting to the atmosphere produces a 'blow off' valve sound. Aural components to a car are important and a rev followed by that signature turbo 'psshhh' let's people know the car means business. Ultimately though this is a longevity mod that also improves throttle response. Considering it is a simple bolt on modification with quick installation this is a no-brainer for 45 AMG owners. KEY FEATURES: 100% Bolt-On Solution No Check Engine Light Easy 30 Minute Installation Increased Lifespan of Turbo CNC Machined Aluminum Hard Anodized to Military Spec Engineered and Manufactured in USA $599.99: http://weistec.com/all/a/a-45/2014-present-w176-m133/turbochargers-accesories/m133-anti-surge-valve.html
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    02-21-2015, 01:20 PM
    GM is finally getting 8L90 8-speed automatic C7 Corvette Z06's out into the wild. This owner took his to the strip and the results are certainly encouraging compared to the manual transmission. The automatic Z06 consistently will run high 10's in the 1/4 mile. We will see times improve but this car was on Mickey Thompson drag radials. A better 60 foot can certainly be achieved although the 1.66X is not terrible by any means. The best elapsed time achieved is a 10.786 and the best mile per hour this owner hit was 131.61. He played with his launch technique and shifting on the passes and did not really load up the converter for a hard launch. Based on this it looks like a mid 10 second pass for the automatic Z06 on drag radials should be within the realm of possibility. This is just the beginning for the automatic cars but the results are encouraging.
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    02-04-2015, 04:39 PM
    The results here from MotorTrend in their Head 2 Head comparison test of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the 2015 Nissan GTR Nismo model are going to spark a lot of debate. One would expect the Z06 to easily mop up the GT-R in every performance area but what happens is the GTR actually is the one that comes out on top. It is of course important to note the the Z06 is the manual model and not the 8L90 automatic model that GM is apparently still struggling to get into people's hands. The GT-R of course has a dual clutch transmission that is not as susceptible to driver variables as the computer is going to shift consistently every single time. Still, with significantly less weight as well as more power and torque the Z06 should have no trouble here. So why does it? The Z06 is carrying roughly 350 pounds less weight at 3,527 pounds and offers perfect 50/50 weight balance. The GT-R carries 3881 pounds and offers a 55/45 front to rear split. The Z06 brakes in a shorter distance at 91 feet with its trick carbon ceramic rotors from 60 whereas the GTR takes 97 feet and features standard steel rotors. The skidpad figures are also way in the Z06's favor at 1.17g to 1.03g for the GTR. The figure eight test figure reinforces the grip and transition difference further with a 22.3 seconds @ 1.06g for the Z06 to 23.1 seconds @ 0.99g for the GT-R. So how in the world is the Z06 losing around the track? How is it losing in a straightline as well? The Z06 gets an unimpressive (by 650 horsepower standards) 11.4 @ 124.4 in the 1/4 mile. The GTR having the better elapsed time at 11.0 thanks to its all wheel drive and dual clutch transmission is not surprising but its better 126.6 trap speed is. What is up with the C7 Z06 straightline speed? Ok, you may argue the Z06 is not about the straightline and you would be correct. It is supposed to wreck everything that dares challenge it on the track and according to the figures on paper it should make easy work of the GTR around the 2.42 mile Willow Springs course. It does not though. Actually, it gets spanked. It is not a difference of a tenth here or there but the GTR is 1.4 seconds faster. That is a big difference and you would think it should be the other way around: The lighter car with more power and with more torque that is better balanced and offers better braking performance and greater lateral agility laps 1.4 seconds slower. What is going on? The GT-R's muscle clearly helps it on the last straightaway sprint ahead to the finish line but it is also cornering harder and at a higher mile per hour at several areas on the track. The all wheel drive also helps it get on the gas out of the tight stuff more quickly as the final turn shows. Making sense of this is difficult as for some reason the GTR is defying the laws of physics. It is said to be all business offering no emotion and that describes a Japanese robot quite well. The Z06 is much more fun to drive and more rewarding but why isn't it crushing the GTR? If you thought the fanboys were pissed off because the Z06 lost some straightline races expect a full on riot for a track loss and a significant one at that. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Z07 Package) 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD Front-engine, AWD ENGINE TYPE Supercharged 90-deg V-8, aluminum block/heads Twin-turbo 60-deg V-6, aluminum block/heads VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 376.0 cu in/6,162 cc 231.8 cu in/3,799 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 10.0:1 9.0:1 POWER (SAE NET) 650 hp @ 6,400 rpm* 600 hp @ 6,800 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 650 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm* 481 lb-ft @ 3,200 rpm REDLINE 6,500 rpm 7,000 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 5.4 lb/hp 6.5 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 7-speed manual 6-speed twin-clutch auto AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.42:1/1.54:1 3.70:1/2.95:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, transverse leaf spring, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, transverse leaf spring, adj shocks, anti-roll bar Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 12.0-16.4:1 15.0:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.5 2.5 BRAKES, F;R 15.5-in vented, drilled carbon-ceramic disc; 15.3-in vented, drilled carbon- ceramic disc, ABS 15.4-in vented, drilled disc; 15.0-in vented, drilled disc, ABS WHEELS, F;R 10.0 x 19-in; 12.0 x 20-in, forged aluminum 10.0 x 20 in; 10.5 x 20 in, forged aluminum TIRES, F;R 285/30R19 94Y; 335/25R20 99Y Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 255/40R20 97Y; 285/35R20 100Y Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 DSST DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 106.7 in 109.4 in TRACK, F/R 63.5/62.5 in 63.0/63.0 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 177.9 x 77.4 x 48.6 in 184.3 x 74.6 x 54.2 in TURNING CIRCLE 37.7 ft 36.6 ft CURB WEIGHT 3,527 lb 3,881 lb WEIGHT DIST., F/R 50/50% 55/45% SEATING CAPACITY 2 4 HEADROOM, F/R 37.9/- in 38.1/33.5 in LEGROOM, F/R 43.0/- in 44.6/26.4 in SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 55.0/- in 54.3/50.0 in CARGO VOLUME 15.0 cu ft 8.8 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.6 sec 1.1 sec 0-40 2.1 1.6 0-50 2.7 2.2 0-60 3.3 2.9 0-70 4.2 3.7 0-80 5.0 4.6 0-90 6.0 5.6 0-100 7.4 6.8 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.4 1.4 QUARTER MILE 11.4 sec @ 124.4 mph 11.0 sec @ 126.6 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 91 ft 97 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.17 g (avg) 1.03 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 22.3 sec @ 1.06 g (avg) 23.1 sec @ 0.99 g (avg) 2.42-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 87.1 sec 85.7 sec TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,200 rpm 2,100 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $89,985 $151,585 PRICE AS TESTED $105,210 $151,880 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/yes Yes/yes AIRBAGS Dual front, front side/head Dual front, front side, front curtain BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 miles 3 yrs/36,000 miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/100,000 miles 5 yrs/60,000 miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 5 yrs/100,000 miles 3 yrs/36,000 miles FUEL CAPACITY 18.5 gal 19.5 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 15/22/18 mpg 16/23/19 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 225/153 kW-hrs/100 miles 211/147 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.11 lb/mile 1.05 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded premium
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    02-19-2015, 10:56 PM
    Ferrari is really shaking up their lineup and the character of their cars. We have experienced just over two decades from the time of the Ferrari F40 to today where mid-engine Ferrari's were all about high revs, finesse, and response. With the launch of the Ferrari 488 GTB that era is over. It is not all bad as the Ferrari F40 reminds us. Twin turbo mid-engine V8 Ferrari vehicles are nothing new and the F40 is arguably the greatest example. What's not to love? 478 horsepower and 424 lb-ft of torque from a twin turbocharged 2.9 liter V8. All that power is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox in a package weighing only 3018 pounds. Nobody in Europe had a serious answer for the Ferrari F40 but there was another group of Italians who was not about to let Ferrari have all the glory. The Lamborghini Diablo offered looks just as exotic and very similar power and torque. Its naturally aspirated 5.7 liter V12 produces 485 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. This is also routed to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission although the Diablo is much heavier at 3520 pounds. The Ferrari F40 is simply the leaner and meaner car. It is the true driver's car here and it shows on the roadcourse where it outlaps the Diablo by almost 5.5 seconds. It pulls more on the skidpad and accelerates faster. The Diablo does brake a bit better but over 5 seconds on a roadcourse is a lifetime. The F40 is on another performance level. They do not quite make them like this any more. The original Car and Driver article points out parts were falling off the Lamborghini and that the F40 is basically a race car for the street. Both companies are not quite as hardcore as they used to be and they certainly have much better build quality these days. Still, this was a time where these exotics were truly exotic in their performance, price, and pedigree. The complete enthusiast garage would feature both. Source
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    02-05-2015, 03:42 AM
    Just a stunning W212 E63 AMG 4Matic S here. It does not take much to make an E63 AMG look great and with such a beautiful car to begin with one should be careful of not overdoing it. The owner kept it simple with carbon body pieces to add a hint of aggression and the focal point of course being the Satin Bronze HRE wheels. On a white car one can choose from a variety of finishes that will work. What is most commonly seen is the standard brushed aluminum or black. This Satin Bronze is different but not as by so much it is to the detriment of the classy looks as some bright 'look at me' color would be. The stance is aggressive and the S101's look to be sized perfectly with how the car is lowered. The only area to nitpick is that the caliper color sticks out a bit much but that is of course personal preference. Renntech bolt on M157 tuning completes the package giving plenty of grunt to back up the looks. Just a well executed E63 AMG.
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    02-02-2015, 07:04 PM
    Underground Racing raises the bar yet again. They beat their own standing 1/2 mile trap speed record which was 224 miles per hour set by a 2R package Underground Racing built LP570 Gallardo. They almost beat the record by a full 10 miles per hour which is an incredible difference. Question marks about as to how much power these Stage X packages are putting down but clearly they are making a ton of power. Especially to go 233.88 miles per hour. Underground Racing is being somewhat secretive with the specs but obviously some big Precision turbos are used and the tuning is done on a Motec standalone. If you want to play with these guys you better bring 2500+ horses with you.
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    02-14-2015, 12:42 AM
    Congratulations to ESMotor for breaking into the 8's with their Tiprtonic (automatic) Porsche 997.1 Turbo. This tops their previous 9.096 @ 155.983 pass with the same car. The changes they made were going from their ES1400 twin turbo kit to their ES1500. What is the difference between the ES1400 and ES1500? We do not know the full extent but a Syvecs ECU is used instead of stock DME tuning. Probably some more boost as well but here is what the ES1400 entails: - Esmotor complete built longblock engine - Esmotor turbo kit - Esmotor headers - Esmotor exhaust - Esmotor intercooler and y-pipe kit - Esmotor intake kit - Esmotor intake manifold kit - Esmotor fuel system - Upgraded torque converter - Upgraded driveshafts It is clearly putting down some serious power. ESMotor correctly states this is the first record 8 second Porsche. The fastest 911 Turbo we know of though is still tim941nyc with his 162.53 miles per hour pass. Unlike that car, ESMotor retains the all wheel drive system which clearly shows in the elapsed time. Congratulations again ESMotor, video (low res for some reason) below. We are still waiting on a timeslip to be posted:
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    02-13-2015, 05:44 PM
    Did not exactly take long, now did it? Earlier this month a bolt on manual C7 Z06 went 10.08 @ 139 showing that breaking into the 9's was just around the corner. This is that exact same car but there are some notable differences from the previous mod list. Notably, a pulley change and that the blower was ported. This should get a higher trap as Fasterproms (who modified the car) estimates it is capable of ~142. It looks like there are some fuel system issues to work out on the E85 as well as some tuning issues. The 60 foot improved to 1.481 from 1.545 which certainly explains some of the mile per hour drop that came with better elapsed time. Once things evolve further 140+ should be no problem with bolt ons especially at this 714 wheel horsepower level. List of Mods: - Fasterproms custom tune by Jeremy Formato - Fasterproms custom 2.31 pulley - Fasterproms Ported Supercharger - Modified air box, and air duct with modified AFE CAI - Fasterproms Thermal reduction plates That reduce blower heat soak - Fasterproms Flex fuel kit- This is a flex fuel sensor that we make to allow us to run on blended e85/pump gas - Fasterproms 1.5Gal Expansion tank tank for greater supercharge coolant capacity - ARH 1.875 headers - Hoosier 315/30/18 dr's
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