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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-12-2017, 09:35 PM
    An interesting upgrade option for N54 fueling is Fuel-It!'s bucketless LPFP. They have designed a special pick up that allows for their bucketless design. There are advantages here as for one they eliminated the need to modify the factory bucket and they provide a large increase in flow. Fuel It! describes the premise best: There were concerns regarding fuel flow when almost empty but this video addresses those concerns: Now let's look at some dyno results on an E82 135i N54 paired with their Platinum Port Injection kit: That is a solid 600 wheel horsepower with Pure Stage 2's and the AFR is 11.9:1 on an E53 ethanol blend. Definitely something for those looking to upgrade their fuel system to look into.
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    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    There is a lot of intake manifold talk on the BimmerBoost forums as of late but there is little in the way of concrete results showing an increase in flow with aftermarket manifolds. EOS (Evolution of Speed) has some results to share with their V2 N54 manifold on a single turbo car. It is important to note that this car makes over 500 horsepower to the wheels with the factory manifold. For N54 owners to see gains they will have to be making a bit of power as the factory manifold is not a huge restriction. At 22 psi of boost the baseline shows 524 wheel horsepower and 515 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. You will note the factory baseline (red) produces substantially more torque from 3000 to 4500 rpm. With the EOS manifold you see a gain in peak horsepower but a drop in peak torque. The EOS manifold is showing an advantage from 5500 rpm until redline which is what produces a gain of 25 peak horsepower. The torque figure drops to 486 at the wheels however. Is it worth giving up some mid-range for top end pull? That depends on the application and goals. More testing is definitely needed on various N54 applications before reaching any definitive conclusions just yet.
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    01-14-2017, 03:53 PM
    The Hellcat V8 is an absolute beast as we all know with its 707 horsepower twin screw supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi V8. Making big power and torque is not the problem. Putting that power and torque to the ground is the problem. It does not help that the Challenger Hellcat is a big fat 4500+ pound pig. A powerful pig, but a pig. Owners struggle with traction and the problem becomes worse when the car is tuned as Hellcat V8's are approaching 1000 whp with bolt on modifications. The Dodge Demon is teased as being all about traction and the 1/4 mile. The most logical conclusion is that this means all wheel drive. Dodge is investing a lot of money in an all wheel drive Hellcat drivetrain for the upcoming Jeep Hellcat model and the Durango is rumored to get a variant of this drivetrain as well. Maybe they will adapt it to the Challenger as well? If they do, watch out. The Challenger Hellcat will be a stoplight beast and one of the best performance values in the world. Well, if you are into going straight in a line that is.
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    01-12-2017, 06:22 PM
    The Active Autowerke Level III supercharger for the E92 M3 S65 V8 is a very solid package. It offers arguably the most beautiful torque curve in the industry and at roughly 9.5 psi of boost will put the car in the ~600 wheel horsepower range depending on supporting modifications. One such supporting modifications is methanol injection which this M3 is stated to have but was turned off for the run. Why was it turned off? Good question. For a run like this you would want it on. The way the GTR gets pulled likely means it is stock. This goes to show how potent the M3 is from a roll with the Active Level III setup. Of course, from a stop this would be a different race but with a blower a top end rolling race is exactly the M3's game.
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    01-14-2017, 12:46 AM
    Pure Turbos is quite simply killing it across a variety of platform. Their turbo upgrades for AMG models in particular are really opening eyes. Pure Turbos announced their Stage I M133 turbo upgrade in October last year and now we have the results to share. How does 442 horsepower to all four wheels on 93 octane pump gas sound? Yes, the graph shows a peak of 435 horsepower and 444 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels but a subsequent run produced 442 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of all wheel torque. BenzBoost already asked @Pure Turbos for the updated dynograph. What is the price of the upgrade? $1394 plus core exchange. In other words, the best performance bargain on the platform. As for the tuning, it was done by DME Tuning. What else is there to say? Pure Turbos is on a roll.
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    01-12-2017, 10:50 PM
    This is just jaw dropping trap speed out of a Porsche. 296.25 kilometers per hour translate to 184.08 miles per hour. That is an incredibly fast 1/4 mile trap speed. The 8.144 second elapsed time is not too shabby either considering the 997 GT2 is manual only meaning it takes a bit more skill to drive than PDK examples. So what is the mod list? Good question. This is often an issue with these Middle Eastern 'records' from Eaknoo Racing and others. They say it is a ES2XXX Porsche but what does that mean? What are the turbos? What is the fuel? What about the clutch? What about the engine internals? What about the tuning? What about sharing some actual details instead of just posting a pass with who knows what done to the car? It's impressive performance, no doubt about it. It blows what USP Motorsports hit in their 996 GT2 (9.4 @ 153) out of the water. We just wonder why they consistently omit the build specs with these runs.
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    01-13-2017, 02:42 PM
    Tuners using inflated peak figures to market with is nothing new. Often times on forums people just look at the peak figures on a dyno to determine which tune is 'bes' and this is a very flawed approach. Pushing an engine too hard just to get an impressive peak number may look nice on the graph but how nice will it feel when something let's go? There are many tricks tuners employ. One that is popular with a certain tuner is to get the car very hot and induce heak soak for a baseline run. Then the tuner waits until the car has fully cooled down and does a 'cool' tuned run to exaggerate the gain from the baseline. There are many ways to influence dyno numbers such as using different gears or playing with correction factors and VF-Engineering delves into why consistency is important below. Now that we're a forum sponsor, I just wanted to make it known that we're here to answer questions, offer feedback, respond to constructive criticism, etc... Keeping with the theme of the original post, independent 3rd party dyno results are right on par with our advertised gains by design. We've all been personally bothered when you see that the advertised gains for some companies products seem to always be just ever soo slightly out of reach. Understanding that a lot of this is marketing and companies trying to put their best foot forward, we've made it a point to remain slightly more conservative and let the product and customer reviews do more of the talking. Here's a excerpt from something we wrote recently to address how misleading dyno numbers can be within context. (hope you enjoy!) Aside from what people consider to be the more "marketable" numbers, we prefer to use our DynoJet for it's measuring capabilities as it gives us the best ability to overlay multiple runs and look for consistencies or inconsistencies as we push the car in back-to-back-to-back-to-back runs. The purpose of these multiple run-groups is to track the changes as temperatures increase, or as we make subtle calibration changes for fine tuning. As you can see below, the consistency of our HEX Tuning Stage TWO runs in the sequence below is quite impressive.(5 runs in a row with 30 seconds rest, then a 10 minute rest before runs 6-7.) Reading the results.While it's pretty common to see single run comparisons, the more run examples the better. The following plots will give you an idea of how a single run on it's own doesn't necessarily mean much without something to compare it to. Stage ONE - STD Correction | Smoothing 0 - 486HP 529TQ Stage ONE - STD Correction | Smoothing 5 - 482HP 521TQ Stage ONE - Uncorrected | Smoothing 5 - 472HP 510TQ Stage ONE - SAE Correction | Smoothing 5 - 471HP 509TQ As you can see from the 4 variations of the exact same run above, there is a deviation of as much as 15HP and 20TQ just by changing the correction factor and smoothing. When Uncorrected, the dyno is purely displaying the power at the wheels asthey are measured by the machine. SAE and STD Correction will adjust the values based on the the relative air temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, etc. at the test site. EXAMPLE: SAE is established at 77°F and 0% Humidity. STD is established at 60°F and 0% Humidity. On a 90°F day in July with 70% humidity, the Uncorrected horsepower and torque will likely read lower than on a cooler day with less humidity. SAE or SAE Correction will equalize the results as if they were measured at their respective temperature/humidity. Generally on a warmer day the correction factor will increase the final results, and on a cooler day the results will decrease. There are plenty of arguments to be made for or against the use of correction factors, but we'll save that conversation for another day. At VF Engineering we prefer to advertise Uncorrected numbers as we feel the results are more accurate when your before and after dyno results may not take place on the same day and under the same conditions.
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    01-12-2017, 06:00 PM
    This news comes from a dealer presentation in Norway and someone supposedly leaked the specs. AudiBoost would feel more confident if someone snapped a few pictures of the slideshow for confirmation but the rumor on the street for months now was that the RS4/RS5 models would share the new 2017 Panamera 4S twin turbo V6. This is a bit of a letdown as the hope was that Audi would create a more highly tuned version of its new twin scroll top mount V6 architecture in the B9 S4 and S5. The Panamera 4S 2.9 liter V6 has mono scroll twins. The 2.9 liter V6 output is higher by almost 100 horses at 450. Here are the basics of what we know: 1. Reverse flow header, integrated exhaust manifold, spray-guided type direct injection 2. Cylinder liner is changed to plasma spray type. 3. Two mono-scroll turbochargers, compared to Audi’s single turbocharger (twin-scroll type) 4. No cylinder deactivation. 5. 2894 cc 6. 84.5mm bore x 86mm stroke 7. Variocam Plus Porsche and some other sites list the bore and stroke as 84mm x 86 mm for the 2017 Panamera 4S however this works out to 2859.5cc. Someone made a mistake somewhere either in the reported bore and stroke or the displacement. Further searching into Porsche press materials shows a 84.5 mm bore which then supports the 2894cc math. Either way, it is a 2.9 liter motor. The turbos are in 'V' of the motor which lends credence to the idea of it being a shortened version of the new Panamera Turbo 4.0 liter V8 which has a bore and stroke of 86mm x 86mm. The expected output for the B9 RS4 and RS5 is 450 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. The RS models are getting a significant torque boost of 36 lb-ft. It is not known if this is through software alone or hardware differences. The transmission is also a point of contention. It certainly would be interesting if the RS4 and RS5 utilized the Panamera's 8-speed dual clutch box. This would be the opposite of what Audi did with the RS6/RS7 compared to the S6/S7. The 'S' models get a dual clutch transmissions while the 'RS' models received a ZF 8-speed auto. Maybe they are flipping the script this time as the B9 S4 and S5 get an automatic? We'll know more details as soon as Audi officially confirms the motor.
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    Today, 01:07 AM
    Some nice changes here for the 'new' 2018 Ford Mustang. Really, this amounts to a facelift but it's a good one. The naturally aspirated V6 is gone and nobody is going to miss it. The Ecoboost I4 is a better choice and it gets a torque bump for 2018. What else is new? A magnetic ride suspension system. Oh, and how about a 10-speed automatic? This was already reported by BoostAddict as coming in November, last year. GM and Ford developed this automatic transmission together and the Ford Raptor gets a variant as well as new GM models such as the Camaro ZL1. It only makes sense for the Mustang to get a version. Somewhat of a surprise is direct fuel injection for the 5.0 Coyote. It is a dual-injection system with both port and direct fuel injection. This allows a bump in compression to 12.0:1 from 11.0:1. This leads one to believe there will be power and torque gains but Ford has yet to provide the official figures. The interior and exterior also get minor revisions. The car looks great overall but what we really want to see is if the 10-speed auto carries over for the GT350. That would really elevate the performance of the car. Excellent work by Ford updating the Mustang. NEW FORD MUSTANG OFFERS SLEEKER DESIGN, MORE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE Sleeker design: New Mustang features a more athletic look, with new front and rear-end design that deliver a leaner and meaner look and refined aerodynamics More advanced technology: New Mustang technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for increased confidence behind the wheel Improved Performance: Powerful engine upgrades, plus an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission give Mustang even more performance, while available MagneRide™ suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 – Today, Ford partnered with its ambassador of Service, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, to introduce the new Mustang – the world’s best-selling sports coupe and the company’s most advanced Mustang ever. A host of improvements including new technology and design changes give owners ways to customize Mustang to their preferences, even better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide™ suspension technology. Customers have more ways than ever to personalize Mustang to make it their own, with three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster. “The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports car in America and now, the world,” said Joe Hinrichs, president of The Americas. “Tapping Mustang’s enormous fan base, we’re bringing the new Mustang straight to the people – and introducing the new car across multiple social media channels, reaching millions.” Ford tapped Johnson to reveal the new Mustang to the world by giving one of the first models available to a deserving member of the military. A video of the debut was launched on Johnson’s social channels, including Youtube, Instagram and Facebook, where Mustang holds the title for the most-popular car with more than 8.4 million ‘likes.’ Technology for greater personalization Mustang makes available Ford’s first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in the dashboard. This all-new customizable instrument cluster can be easily personalized, offering three separate views. Customers can personalize the displays for normal, sport and track mode. All-new Mustang MyMode with memory function allows customers to save their favorite drive settings, including suspension and steering preferences. The new Mustang is so customizable that even its engine note can be adjusted. Delivering an audible experience like never before, an all-new active valve exhaust system is optional on Mustang GT, with a fully variable soundtrack to match the entire acceleration range. For the first time, Mustang benefits from a vast array of Ford driver-assist technology. Customers can feel more confident than ever behind the wheel with new features like Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and Driver Alert System. Ford SYNC® Connect with FordPass™ is available on Mustang for the first time. When using the FordPass® app for smartphones, drivers can start, lock, unlock and locate their car for ultimate convenience. Ultimate performance Performance is at the core of Mustang DNA, offering drivers a unique thrill of acceleration and cornering for the ultimate fun-to-drive experience. On all models, new shock absorbers make for better ride control, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension leads to increased lateral stiffness, and innovative stabilizer bars bring sharper response and handling. MagneRide damper technology is a new option with the Mustang Performance Package to optimize ride and handling in all situations. The proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine continues to offer outstanding performance advantages versus the outgoing 3.7-liter V6. Using Ford’s transient overboost technology uniquely calibrated for Mustang, torque is increased for wide-open throttle acceleration. Ford’s legendary 5.0-liter V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before. This power increase was achieved with the first application for Mustang of Ford’s new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection on a V8 engine – delivering robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency. The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque. For the V8, the manual transmission has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation. A new 10-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, is the best automatic Mustang has ever offered. With a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration – improving responsiveness and performance. Compared to the previous six-speed, the new 10-speed transmission has quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses. The all-new electronic control system includes unique tunes for different drive modes and features real-time adaptive shift scheduling to ensure the right gear at the right time. Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles allow drivers maximum manual control. Energy in the design Overall, the car’s exterior design is now more athletic, with a lower, remodeled hood and grille that deliver a leaner look and refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and a new position for hood vents. For the first time the entire Mustang line will feature all-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps. The rear of the car gets revised LED taillamps for a more technical look, plus a new bumper, fascia and available performance spoiler. Dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost® Mustang, while V8-powered Mustang GT gets a standard quad-tip exhaust. With a dozen available alloy wheel designs and fresh exterior color choices – including all-new signature Orange Fury – enthusiasts can order a Mustang with the look they’re after. Improved touch points and visual cues with a more premium look and feel characterize the new cockpit. The center console adds a new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters while door handles, rings and bezels are finished in aluminum. Restyled seating surfaces feature new patterns and color choices, the instrument panel sports an updated Mustang badge and there’s a new key fob design. A heated steering wheel is optional. Ford’s most advanced Mustang ever goes on sale in North America this fall.
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    01-14-2017, 03:12 PM
    Well, this is some very fast hardware. Let's start with the C7 Z06 which is an automatic example running a Procharger F1-X centrifugal blower. The F1-X is capable of easily putting the C7 Z06 LT4 motor over 1000 horsepower at the wheels. It's a monster of a blower. Oh, and the Z06 is still on the stock 8-speed transmission. How is that possible you say? Well, a centrifugal will preserve the driveline better than a positive displacement supercharger or turbochargers as there is no large torque hit down low. The more the car revs, the more the blower spins, so the torque is mostly added up top in the rev range. What are the specs on the Hayabusa and the MKII Audi R8? Unknown. They are both turbocharged and those are the only specs provided. A Kawasaki ZX14 with bolt ons is thrown into the mix for good measure. As far as what is the fastest, the Turbo Hayabusa looks to have the strongest pull but the C7 Z06 is also very strong. The turbo R8 fades quickly from both so it appears that is running a fairly mild setup. The Z06 just eats the R8 alive. What is clear is that the LT4 with an F1X is a very stout setup and actually an affordable way to hit 1k hp to the wheels. Edit: Here is another video from the ZX14's perspective:
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    01-12-2017, 07:01 PM
    Jaguar is giving a mild boost to their 380 horsepower supercharged 3.0 liter AJ126 V6 in the F-Type. The 20 horsepower increase create the 2018 F-Type 400. The new model is available in either rear wheel drive or all wheel drive but is only paired to their 8-speed automatic transmission. The new model will only be available for one year. Along with the power boost it gets larger brakes and some aerodynamic revisions. There are some interior upgrades as well such as a flat-bottom steering wheel and contrasting stitching. Honestly, this is such a mild upgrade that anyone with a 340 or 380 horsepower V6 F-Type can just get an aftermarket pulley and a tune and easily exceed this output while saving plenty of money. Jaguar needs to do something a bit more exciting than just give their V6 a slight power bump.
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    01-11-2017, 09:21 PM
    The Audi R8 V10 and V10 Plus share the exact same 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 motor. Why is the V10 Plus rated at 610 horsepower whereas the standard R8 V10 is rated at 540 horsepower? Because of different ECU software. Seriously, that is all it is. If you have a standard R8 all you need is this flash tune from VF-Engineering and you can easily exceed the output of the V10 Plus. Let's look at the Hex tuning results for the R8 V10: Power goes from 430 at all four wheels to 490 at all four wheels. A gain of 60 all wheel horsepower just by changing software. This is a V10 Plus model: Obviously the gains are a bit lower as it starts in a higher state of tune. Still, VF-Engineering is getting just over another 30 all wheel horsepower out of it. Basically, with VF's software both models will end up in about the same spot exactly as they should. It's a must have especially for base R8 V10 owners. When it comes to ECU Software, Port Flashing is hands down the preferred method of installation. Our HEX Tuning ECU Software for the 5.2L (Gen2) V10 engine found in the 2017+ Audi R8 V10 and V10 Plus is exactly that; 100% Port Flash directly through the OBDII Port with no tools required. There's absolutely no need to remove and open your expensive ECU's as everything can be accomplished with our HEX Flash Cable and a laptop. Switching back and forth between Stock and Performance Tuned Maps takes less than 15 minutes. And the benefits include as much as 60 Horsepower at the wheels! All HEX Tuning Software includes a 30-day money back guarantee. MSRP is $2,995 making it the best bang for the buck currently available for your Ge2 Audi R8. While VF Engineering is not new to the Audi Performance game, we are new to forum, so we are offering all AudiBoost members FREE Next Day Air shipping on all software purchases.
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    Damn. Just listen to this thing launch! LMR (Late Model Racecraft) set a new Chevrolet C7 Corvette world record in the 1/4 mile with an incredible 8.849 @ 160.5 miles per hour pass. This is an automatic Corvette but we do not have all the specs. It is supercharged but beyond that we would be guessing. LMR is keeping things quiet due a bit of a competition with another tuner. That is fine and all but the sooner we get the full specs the better. This is about all we have to go on right now: The 8-speed auto seems to be holding up which is interesting. The 60 foot was a solid 1.42. The customer plans to run the car again. It is daily drive by the way. Just incredible performance!
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    Today, 12:33 AM
    Automatic TCU flash tuning for E9X BMW's including diesel N57's and gasoline N54/N55's is almost here. xHP is working diligently and as this demo shows their product is working. This software is not complete but you can already see the shifts are firmed up a bit. They state the following: This is an Android based TCU flashing tool. You go into the app store can flash OTS (off the shelf) maps provided by xHP. The launch for the N57/M57 diesel models is expected next month with the N54 and then N55 motors following in March.
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    Today, 01:42 AM
    The wait is over as to who will take Nico Rosberg's seat. After Rosberg announced his surprise retirement, the search was on. Speculation ran rampant and Lewis Hamilton stated he did not want a big name to replace Rosberg which came off as insecure. Well, perhaps Hamilton will be fine with Valtteri Bottas. The 27 year old Finn formerly drove for Williams. Interestingly, Felipe Massa will come out of retirement to take Valterri's place at Williams. There are no details on the compensation or length of the contract but it seems to be a one year deal with team options. Bottas likely won't be paid anything like Hamilton meaning whether Mercedes-AMG admits it or not they have a driver hierarchy established. Bottas has yet to win a race. That likely will change in 2017.
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    01-14-2017, 04:20 PM
    The BMW twin turbo V8's get most of the attention today but the E63 6-Series is a great value. The N62 V8 is a solid naturally aspirated design and in the 2006-2010 E63 650i offered 362 horsepower and 361 lb-ft of torque. The AMR Performance baseline on their Dyno Dynamics shows roughly 270 horsepower to the wheels. Keep in mind the Dyno Dynamics reads conservatively compared to a Dynojet. AMR Performance is able to increase horsepower by 30 at the wheels and torque goes up by 55 lb-ft at the wheels with large gains coming down low from 2000 to 4250 rpm. Getting that much of a torque gain tune only from the N62B48 motor is impressive and something owners will definitely feel. Well worth the $699 asking price: http://shop.amrperformance.com/product/bmw-650i-4-8l-custom-in-house-dyno-tuning/
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    Here is one good reason to keep the naturally aspirated Porsche flat-6 around. It sounds incredible. No matter how big of an advocate for turbocharging you might be there simply is nothing in the Porsche lineup that sounds this good. Period. The exhaust itself is gorgeous to look at alone. It is a titanium piece of art. Almost a shame that when installed nobody can see it. They definitely can hear it though. The full exhaust system including header also provides a performance benefit. The weight savings are 42 pounds and the increase in power is 28 horses. For someone looking to extract the most out of their GT3 RS the iPE valved titanium system is something to consider.
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    01-13-2017, 03:52 PM
    The Bugatti Veyron is well known to everyone reading this. It's a quad-turbo sixteen cylinder all wheel drive monster with 1000+ horsepower. It is available in several different trims and the Veyron in the video appears to be the original/standard 1000 bhp version and not the Super Sport with almost 1200 horsepower. The Rimac Concept One by contrast is fully electric. It has 1088 horsepower 1200 lb-ft of torque from four electric motors. Each motor powers a wheel. The Croatian company claims the Rimac Concept One is the quickest electric accelerating vehicle in the world. Is is quick? Yep. In the video it gets a nice jump and holds off the Veyron before the cones. This is a short race designed to make the Rimac Concept One look good. The Veyron was running it down and clearly would pass and pull. From a roll, it looks like the Rimac Concept One has its work cut out for it. Still, very impressive performance and we'll be seeing more impressive electric performance cars in increasing numbers.
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    01-13-2017, 02:10 PM
    Porsche offers a Powerkit option in their German configurator that is not yet available on the US websites. For 9995 Euros Porsche increases Carrera S horsepower to 450 from 420. This 450 figure is the exact same as the stated output of the new 991.2 GTS models. PorscheBoost would guess that means the GTS models features the X51 option or Powerkit as standard. As a reminder, Porsche offered an X51 Powerkit option for the naturally aspirated flat-6 motors of the 991 and past 911 generations as well. The 991.1 GTS offered the Powerkit as standard. The naturally aspirated motors required a bit more work to massage output by 30 horsepower with new camshafts, cylinder heads, and a revised plenum. This is why the option was $17,800 in the past but now will likely be closer to $10k. What is included? New larger turbos, new tuning, and improved cooling along with the Sport Exhaust option: It is puzzling why Porsche did not cover this in their GTS press release. For potential buyers, the upgraded turbos make the GTS model a 911 Turbo light. With a tune alone, the GTS will comfortably exceed what the S can do with a tune. It's a factory turbo upgrade. For those who plan to just leave things at a tune, the GTS will offer similar value as the 996 Turbo S model offered over the 996 Turbo. The 996 Turbo S came standard with the X50 option which meant larger K24 turbochargers compared to the K16 turbochargers of the standard 996 Turbo. This meant greater gains with aftermarket tuning. The option of course will also be available to Carrera S owners who may want the power of the GTS models in the narrow body without the connecting light strip in the back.
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    Today, 06:52 PM
    You might be saying to yourself, only 110 awhp from a ETS (Extreme Turbo Systems) 5.2 liter LP560 Gallardo twin turbo kit? Keep in mind this is on a Mustang dynamometer which is conservative and that the boost is hardly even turned up at only 4.5 psi. A stock internal Gallardo V10 can make 900+ horsepower to the wheels with turbos. On a Dynojet, one put down 950 to the wheels at 10 psi of boost. At 4 psi, it made 651. Keep in mind that is with a rear wheel drive dyno on a Dynojet in SAE correction which is quite friendly for numbers. We need to see the boost on this car cranked up.
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