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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    Auto Bild in Germany decided to do a drag race (poorly) the BMW F22 M240i and the Porsche 718 Cayman. This is the standard Cayman with a 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque 2.0 liter flat-four. It is giving up a liter and two cylinders to the F22 M240i B58 I6. Yet the lighter Cayman still wins. The PDK transmission no doubt helps. We do not get an in car view for whatever reason and you would think Auto Bild could do a bit better. There also isn't a video of the launch as they pan when the cars are already moving, strange. They also just provide the elapsed times and no trap speeds. Why do they suck so badly at this? Still, if you have an M240i and want to beat a Cayman or Cayman S, get a tune (and a downpipe).
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  • Surquhar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    I was able to get out to Daytona this weekend for the Ferrari World Finals event at Daytona. It was absolutely incredible. They had around 10 F1 cars there - 2013 and earlier - V8, V10, and V12's. First time ever around Daytona and they sounded incredible - ear splitting loud at 18,000 rpms. They also had all the FXX customer cars there as well as a huge car show with just about every Ferrari you can imangine including a bunch of Laferraris and the 55,000,000 Daytona. $30 bucks with infield parking and pit/garage passes. Pretty good deal.
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  • jobytan's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 AM
    Hello. The turbo on my A45 just seized on me last week. Instead of replacing it with an oem unit, I wanted to get an aftermarket unit. Any suggestions? Will the TTE525R fit? My car also has a Weistec downpipe installed. Thanks for the help/advice.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 AM
    We all know the 918 Spyder is quick and fast. A PorscheBoost member has run 10 flat in his at 144+ miles per hour. We all also know Nissan GTR's can be upgraded to put out absurd horsepower. That hardly makes the car the 918's equal though. You can make anything fast in a straight line. Still, it certainly is impressive how quickly this GTR moves. Well, once it catches up. In the first run the 918 Spyder jumps and it takes the GTR a while to catch and pass it. The second run has a better start or the GTR and it pulls much more quickly. Now how about running them on a roadcourse and seeing what happens? Frankly, who cares. Is there really anyone on the planet that would rather have a Nissan GTR than the engineering masterpiece that is the 918 Spyder?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    It begins. Porsche, Audi, Ford, BMW, and Mercedes announced they will work on creating a standardized charging network along European highways. What does this mean? It means they are trying to become the standard for EV charging and it is a direct shot at Tesla which has been trying to expand into Europe. Imagine for a moment if Porsche, BMW, Audi, Ford, and Mercedes all decide on a charging standard for their cars that is not compatible with Tesla vehicles. Imagine if they have this network in place on European highways. Well, you can probably imagine Europeans would not opt for a car that would not be able to utilize this network. This is still far away but everyone involved here is not just entering into an agreement for fun. They are hedging their bets for the future and want to come up on top once gasoline and diesels are pushed aside (more accurately, outlawed). Porsche is aiming at launching their first all electric vehicle in 2020. If a charging network is in place by then it will be a strong incentive for European sales. Joint Venture to deploy a high-powered DC charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEV) covering long-distance travel routes in Europe Power levels up to 350 kW significantly reduce charging time compared to available systems Build-up of about 400 ultra-fast charging sites planned in Europe Network is based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard which uses a connector that is fully compatible with most current and next generations BEVs Unprecedented collaboration of the automakers would form a brand-independent network for charging infrastructure Stuttgart, November 29, 2016 – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption. The projected ultra-fast high-powered charging network with power levels up to 350 kW will be significantly faster than the most powerful charging system deployed today. The build-up is planned to start in 2017. An initial target of about 400 sites in Europe is planned. By 2020 the customers should have access to thousands of high-powered charging points. The goal is to enable long-distance travel through open-network charging stations along highways and major thoroughfares, which has not been feasible for most BEV drivers to date. The charging experience is expected to evolve to be as convenient as refueling at conventional gas stations. The network will be based on Combined Charging System (CCS) standard technology. The planned charging infrastructure expands the existing technical standard for AC- and DC charging of electric vehicles to the next level of capacity for DC fast charging with up to 350 kW. BEVs that are engineered to accept this full power of the charge stations can recharge brand-independently in a fraction of the time of today’s BEVs. The network is intended to serve all CCS equipped vehicles to facilitate the BEV adoption in Europe. BMW Group“This high-power charging network provides motorists with another strong argument to move towards electric mobility”, says Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “The BMW Group has initiated numerous public charging infrastructure projects over the last years. The joint project is another major milestone clearly demonstrating that competitors are combining forces to ramp-up e-mobility.” Daimler AG“The breakthrough of e-mobility requires two things: convincing vehicles and a comprehensive charging infrastructure. With our new brand EQ, we are launching our electric product offensive: by 2025, our portfolio will include more than ten fully electric passenger cars. Together with our partners, we are now installing the highest-powered charging infrastructure in Europe”, says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The availability of high-power stations allows long-distance e-mobility for the first time and will convince more and more customers to opt for an electric vehicle.” Ford Motor Company “A reliable, ultra-fast charging infrastructure is important for mass consumer adoption and has the potential to transform the possibilities for electric driving”, says Mark Fields, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “Ford is committed to developing vehicles and technologies that make people’s lives better, and this charging network will make it easier and more practical for customers across Europe to own electrified vehicles.” AUDI AG“We intend to create a network that allows our customers on long-distance trips to use a coffee break for recharging”, says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “Reliable fast charging services are a key factor for drivers to choose an electric vehicle. With this cooperation we want to boost a broader market adoption of e-mobility and speed up the shift towards emission-free driving.” Porsche AG“There are two decisive aspects for us: ultra-fast charging and placing the charging stations at the right positions”, says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Together, these two factors enable us to travel in an all-electrically powered car as in a conventional combustion engine vehicle. As automobile manufacturer, we actively shape our future, not only by developing all-electrically powered vehicles but by building up the necessary infrastructure as well.” The automobile manufacturers intend to make substantial investments to create the network, underscoring each company’s belief in the future of electric mobility. While the founding partners – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group – will be equal partners in the Joint Venture, other automobile manufacturers will be encouraged to participate in the network to help establish convenient charging solutions for BEV customers. The Joint Venture is also open for cooperations with regional partners. The Joint Venture formation is subject to execution of definitive agreements and merger control approval in various jurisdictions.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:51 PM
    1 member is celebrating their birthday on 12-06-2016: -BostonBeemah (Age: hidden or unknown) Happy Birthday!
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  • benzy89's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    I'm all for a quality street race, but this was run like shit and someone clearly got hosed... Right lane clearly jumped Other complaints I have: Chase is a Race -- Gonna say it straight out, this is bullshit unless someone gets the hit instead of using a flagger. Really just don't understand how someone is be rewarded (not being DQ'd and getting a headstart) if they jump the light, especially if I go off the light (like you're supposed to) The Crowd -- What the fuck are people doing in front of the cars racing, cars parked on the shoulder (who, in previous races, have swerved in front of the cars racing) Street Prep -- I 100% can understand if someone is doing surface prep on side street, stoplights, etc. BUT prepping a highway?? Maybe the bigger issue here is picking a better race spot, but yea... Thoughts, comments, discussion
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 AM
    Hey deftronix: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum dannyboy172.
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum jobytan.
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    Today, 03:35 AM
    Caseygarris, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Bummer, just got this e-mail:
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    Today, 04:38 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum urgeoverkill.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    The 2016 Formula 1 season was not exciting for some. Why? Because it was a foregone conclusion that Mercedes would win and their drivers would finish 1-2. The 2017 season is expected to be more competitive. Here is the list of changes taking place. Proposed bodywork changes for 2017 2016 2017 Tyres Front 245mm wide thread 305mm wide thread Rear 325mm wide thread 405mm wide thread Suspension Track 1800mm 2000mm Legs +/- 5 degrees profile incidence +/- 10 degrees profile incidence Front Wing Wing 1650mm span 1800mm span, swept plan view shape Endplates Simplified endplate legality Rear Wing Top wing 750mm wide, 950mm high 950mm wide, 800mm high Endplates Rectangular endplate Swept endplate in side view and tucked in front view Floor Steep plane 1400 max width; 1300mm min width; Edge radii <50mm constant 1600 max width; 1400mm min width; Edge radii <100mm variable Reference plane Starts 330mm behind front axle Starts 430mm behind front axle Plank Homogeneous Plank Pocketed plank for weight saving Diffuser 125mm high, 1000mm wide, starts at rear axle 175mm high, 1050 mm wide, starts 175mm ahead of rear axle Bodywork Width 1400mm max width 1600mm max width Sidepods No constraint Swept leading edge in top view Bardgeboards Big exclusion zone behind front wheels Reduced exclusions zone allowing for larger bargeboards Weight 702kg max weight 722kg max weight + tyres (est 5kg) The cars will be bigger, heavier, and faster. Tire widths are increasing significantly. Initial testing shows roughly 3-4 second quicker laptimes. That is a very significant difference. Will this lead to more overtaking? That is really the problem. If the fastest cars qualify in the top two spots overtaking them is practically impossible especially on tights circuits like Monaco. There are conflicting opinions on this topic: The engine token upgrade system will be scrapped but driver's will be limited to four engines from 2016's five engines. Boost pressure will also be capped. We'll see if these changes bring down costs and make Formula 1 more exciting. Chances are though we will still see those who spend big bucks dominating. Source
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  • Bisli's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    Just slapped on my new square setup. S201's wrapped in 295/30/22 Pirelli scorpion zeros. I think it'll look even meaner with a slight drop. What do y'all think? :think:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    You likely already know that Mercedes-AMG has an AMG GT3 race car. That vehicle utilizes the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter M156 powerplant. What engine does the GT4 have? Good question. Nobody except Mercedes-AMG seems to know the answer. Considering the start of the season with the 24 Hours of Daytona is not too far away it seems Mercedes-AMG will not be ready to deliver this car until well into 2017. Riley Motorsports will be the team running the car. Basically, this will be a car for customer racers to compete with. That is about all the Mercedes-AMG press release states at this time. It is very cool that AMG continues to expand its motorsports portfolio. Affalterbach (GER). The AMG Customer Sports involvement keeps growing continuously: the latest element is the development of a race car to GT4 regulations. At the occasion of the end-of-season celebration 2016 (Saturday, 3 December), Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH gave customer teams and drivers a first preview of the new Mercedes-AMG GT4. The Mercedes-AMG GT R that was presented this year is the basis for the development of the new race car. The top athlete in the Mercedes-AMG portfolio has excellent characteristics for motorsport purposes. Like with the AMG GT3 race car, particular user-friendliness and an excellent level of safety will be highly important goals during the development process of the new member of the AMG motorsport family. Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “The development of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 is another important step in the continuing expansion of our Mercedes-AMG motorsport programme. The excellent feedback of our Customer Sports teams concerning the AMG GT3 and the increasing interest for GT4 race cars strengthened us in our decision. We are delighted to address an even larger target group of amateur and professional drivers and teams in the future with it.”& nbsp; Further information about AMG Customer Sports can be found at www.mercedes-amg.com/customersports
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  • Coupe4life's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 PM
    Damn..where they do that at,matter of time before someone dies.
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    Today, 12:22 PM
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  • 93siro's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    It's a matter of perspective. The clouds didn't fire back, did they? Now THAT would be more than a little bit. :P If there was such a thing as level of stoned/amount of drug ratio, i would totally dominate the competition. :D
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    Today, 12:04 PM
    Thatismorethanalittlebit...
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    Today, 11:59 AM
    There is this old tree that's in the middle of a alley near where i live. Exactly in the middle and dividing the road in half. City hall decided to keep the tree where they alley was built so you have to deal with it. It's a pretty wide alley though and you have acres of space to go pass by the tree. One night i managed to bump into it TWICE lol In my defense though i also was captured on tape shooting the clouds with my imaginary gun so yeah i was a little bit high...
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