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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    We dismiss most tuner claims that are not backed up. Considering this comes from Evolution Motorsports who does very well in the Porsche world we will take them at their word for now. However, why claim 1500+ horsepower without any proof? It's possible that this car is involved in a bit of racing where sandbagging is prevalent. That raises the question of why they said anything at all though as stating 1500+ horsepower certainly is not exactly creating much mystery. People may also be wondering why anyone would do a turbocharged GT3? Well, there are several advantages. For one, the car is lighter than a 911 Turbo. Secondly, it revs much higher and comes with higher flowing heads to begin with. You boost a GT3 and you can make more power with less boost than a 911 Turbo. With equivalent air flow, the GT3 should always make more power in theory. Once building the motor for pure power it actually makes all the sense in the world. All we have is this teaser picture clearly showing one of the pair of turbos hanging off the rear. We would love to have more details on this car. EVOMS: "She's alive! Evolution Motorsports latest creation. 4.0L 1,500+ HP Porsche997 ‪#‎GT3‬ Built by John Bray, Matt Perry and fabrication by Al Berini. Can't wait to run this beast and tear up the half mile"
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 AM
    This comparison may open some eyes as well as elevate Volkswagen's performance standing. The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is an absolutely awesome car and a nice tuning platform bargain considering the all wheel drive and turbocharged 2.5 liter boxer motor offering 305 horsepower for $39,290. The Golf R slightly undercuts the STI at its $37,415 base price but it is practically a wash between the two. The Golf R however has a smaller 2.0 liter inline-4 engine with 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The power difference is marginal but the advantage the Golf R has is the DSG dual clutch transmission versus the STI manual. So which is faster in a straight line? The Golf R but only slightly due to its 104.9 mile per hour trap speed. The STI manages a 104.4 so this is basically a driver's race considering they both get a 13.1 second elapsed time. What about how much each weighs? Well, this is close as well. The STI checks in a 3367 pounds and the Gold R at 3384. How much gas is in the tank can change which one is lighter so again basically a wash. This brings us to the handling prowess. Both cars do the MotorTrend figure 8 in 24.9 seconds but the Gold R pulls .85g compared to the STI .79g. This is very interesting considering on the skidpad the STI averages .97g and the Gold R averages .94g. This should tell you that the Golf R transitions better. This shows on the roadcourse as the Golf R laps Laguna Seca in 1:46.01. The STI does it in 1:47.16. A difference of over a second? That is not small folks. The laptime may be misleading as the Golf R grabs a nice chunk in turn 6 and its transmission certainly helps as well. Regardless, the Golf R is over a second quicker around Laguna Seca. This segment will really heat up once the Ford Focus RS gets in the mix. For now, the Golf R makes a strong case for the top position. However, the STI is still the choice as the true driver's car with its manual transmission and stiffer suspension. It is going to be fun seeing the Focus thrown into the mix with these two. 2015 Subaru WRX STI (Limited) 2015 Volkswagen Golf R POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD Front-engine, AWD ENGINE TYPE Turbocharged flat-4, alum block/heads Turbocharged I-4, iron block/alum head VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 149.9 cu in/2,457cc 121.0 cu in/1,984cc COMPRESSION RATIO 8.2:1 9.6:1 POWER (SAE NET) 305 hp @ 6,000 rpm 292 hp @ 5,400 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 290 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm 280 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm REDLINE 6,700 rpm 6,500 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 11.0 lb/hp 11.6 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual 6-speed twin-clutch auto AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.90:1/2.94:1 4.77:1 (1-4); 3.44:1 (5-6,R)/2.79:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar; multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar Struts, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multi-link, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 13.0:1 9.5:1-14.1:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.5 2.1 BRAKES, F;R 13.0-in vented disc;12.4-in vented disc, ABS 13.4-in vented disc;12.2-in vented disc, ABS WHEELS 8.5 x 18-in, forged aluminum 8.0 x 19-in, cast aluminum TIRES 245/40R18 97W Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 235/35R19 91Y Bridgestone Potenza RE050A DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 104.3 in 103.5 in TRACK, F/R 60.2/60.6 in 60.7/59.7 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 180.9 x 70.7 x 58.1 in 168.4 x 70.8 x 56.5 in TURNING CIRCLE 36.0 ft 35.8 ft CURB WEIGHT 3,367 lb 3,384 lb WEIGHT DIST.,F/R 59/41% 60/40% SEATING CAPACITY 5 5 HEADROOM, F/R 37.2/37.1 in 38.4/38.1 in LEGROOM, F/R 43.3/35.4 in 41.2/35.6 in SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 55.6/54.2 in 55.9/53.9 in CARGO VOLUME* 12.0 cu ft 52.7/22.8 cu ft (beh f/r seats) TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.3 sec 1.5 sec 0-40 2.3 2.3 0-50 3.2 3.3 0-60 4.6 4.5 0-70 6.0 5.8 0-80 7.5 7.5 0-90 9.7 9.5 0-100 11.9 11.7 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 2.5 2.3 QUARTER MILE 13.1 sec @ 104.4 mph 13.1 sec @ 104.9 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 108 ft 108 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.97 g (avg) 0.94 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.9 sec @ 0.79 g (avg) 24.9 sec @ 0.85 g (avg) 2.21-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 107.16 sec 106.01 sec TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 2,400 rpm 2,250 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $39,290 $37,415 PRICE AS TESTED $40,790 $39,910 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/yes Yes/yes AIRBAGS Dual front, front side, f/r curtain Dual front, front side, f/r curtain BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 miles 3 yrs/36,000 miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/60,000 miles 5 yrs/60,000 miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 3 yrs/36,000 miles 3 yrs/36,000 miles FUEL CAPACITY 15.9 gal 14.5 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 17/23/19 mpg 23/30/26 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 198/147 kW-hrs/100 miles 147/112 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.01 lb/mile 0.75 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded premium REAL MPG, CITY/HWY/COMB 21.6/24.9/23.0 mpg 21.8/30.9/25.1 mpg * Cargo volume is computed differently for sedans and hatchbacks, hence these figures are not directly comparable
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  • MiamiTuningGroup's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 PM
    Miami Tuning Group is proud to announce the release of the S55 flash tune after many weeks of testing and countless hours in the dyno on our project car codename AMARILLO we were able to achieve great numbers with and without downpipes with gains up to 80whp and 80lbtq across the midrange on 93oct only. we could show you greater gains and big numbers by using higher octane fuels but we rather show you "REAL GAINS and REAL NUMBERS" as you can see the graphs show Uncorrected numbers. Some of the tune options are: -Cat Delete for race applications only -Speed Delimiter aka Governor off -Exhaust Flaps open all the time -Cooling maps for those that live in Hot weather areas -All octanes application 91/93/100 E85 blend -No tuner detection codes -complete timing remapping -DSC intrusion remapping -Boost by gear remapping -Ignition remapping Intro price: $1199 we are also offering MPI catless downpipes at the price of $900 in conjunction with the flash tune or $945 by themselves, all prices include shipping to lower 48 states. For more information send us an email to info@miamituninggroup.com you can also reach us by visiting out page www.miamituninggroup.com
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 PM
    Cars versus bikes is always fun because the bike is usually favored due to superior power to weight. It takes a very powerful car to take down a modern sportbike. The 458 Italia certainly is fast with stock capability of high 10's close to 130 mph in the 1/4 mile but it would struggle against a stock Hayabusa. Against a turbo Hayabusa? No chance at all. With 298 wheel horsepower moving roughly 550 pounds the bike has a power to weight ratio of roughly 1.5 pounds per horse. The 458 Italia in comparison has roughly 5.8 pounds per horse. What does this mean in practice? It means when the Hayabusa gets on the gas it goes to warp speed. It just flat out disappears in a matter of seconds. There is fast and then there is turbo Hayabusa warp speed you better be wearing a diaper fast.
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  • fieldysnuts8's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    Very interesting. What's really interesting to me is that the Golf is 2mph faster going up the hill prior to the cork screw but the STI is the same or faster at most of the other straight sections.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 AM
    Based on the specs the price is irrelevant. Plus the GTR price has inflated a lot. You don't have to get the Nismo. Still, that comparison was very interesting.
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  • Gmanuel11's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    Until they both get lap times on other tracks, we can only look at that one example. I think the corvette will outperform the gtr on some tracks. Who knows, they may have to make the corvette awd to give it the stability it needs. I do agree that Cadillac needs to just nut up and go to the ring or wherever the M5 and E63 have lapped and destroy the times they have set.
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