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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-19-2015, 05:44 PM
    This is the second round of the matchup between these two cars. You may remember yesterday the video posted shows the stock C63 AMG S beating up on this M3. The M3 has a JB4 S55 tune from BMS (Burger Tuning) but was run on Map 0 to try to get as close to a stock to stock comparison as possible. The F80 M3 in this video is running Map 2 and also has downpipes. Running an actual tune makes a huge difference as the M3 opens up a lead. The C63 AMG S starts to come on strong though. Oddly, it stops pulling and the M3 pulls ahead as if the C63 let off. One thing is certain here. If F80 M3 or F82 M4 owners want to play with a C63 AMG S on the highway they better be tuned with bolt ons. The C63 AMG S sure looks strong in stock form.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    This is a pretty ugly beatdown but what it does is show just how fast the AMS Alpha 9 Porsche 997 Turbo package is in a street setting on pump gas. The video claims the Alpha 9 is running 600 horsepower with a custom Undercover Performance tune but considering AMS shows 800+ horsepower on 93 octane for the package there is some serious sandbagging going on here. The Stingray looks and performs as if it is stock. It ends up looking as if it is standing still. What we really learn here is that the Alpha 9 package on pump gas is tough to beat on the street. From a stoplight a rear wheel drive does not have much of a chance even if it has big power simply due to how effectively the 911 Turbo puts the power down. Ok, so it easily beats up on a Stingray and looks very fast. Now how about this car picks on somebody its own size? The AMS Alpha 9 Porsche 997.1 Turbo package starts at $19,995.95 and includes: TiAL Bolt on, Ball bearing turbochargers with advanced geometry billet aluminum compressor wheels Plex PBC Boost Controller COBB AccessPort W/Custom Tune 5.5” thick high flow intercoolers with smooth cast endtanks 4 ply reinforced silicone turbo discharge pipes Steel wire reinforced silicone turbo inlet pipes Cast Y pipe with smooth merge Carbon fiber upper intercooler ducts Line hardware and fittings Heavy Duty Injectors
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    05-18-2015, 08:37 PM
    Well it begins... F80 M3 (JB4 map 0, downpipes, manual) vs W205 C63s (stock)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    The next gen battle between these popular M and AMG vehicles will soon be in full swing. Now we know the S55 engine in the BMW M3/M4 is underrated despite its claimed output of 425 horsepower. Thanks to Eurocharged Dynojet baseline testing of the new W205 C63 AMG S we know that car is also underrated despite its claimed 503 horse output. Eurocharged was kind enough to do a comparison between the two on their Dynojet dyno for us. You will notice the readout is not RPM but time and the reason for this is explained by Jerry@Eurocharged: "I did it in time view so you can see how long each car takes to accelerate under load. Ironically, both cars accelerate to redline in 13 seconds under load. Blue is C63S Red is M3 Both are my cars and 100% stock." The C63 AMG S obviously makes more power and torque. Considering its bigger 4.0 liter V8, this is no surprise. Its 467 wheel horsepower and 489 lb-ft of torque at the wheels comfortably exceed the M3 S55's ~425 wheel horsepower and ~430 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This particular graph shows a bit of a spike in the M3's torque as the turbo comes on showing a value above 450 but this seems to be an anomaly from the norm. The reason the peak values are not listed on the graph is due to an accidental shift at redline while on the dyno causing a spike for the M3. Whoops, these things happen and so the comparison is not perfect. Considering how hard graphs like this are to come by we appreciate the effort from Eurocharged. What we can clearly see is the that C63 M177 has a big torque advantage namely down low. This is to be expected from the bigger V8. The BMW S55 motor has to rev more and has more lag. Interestingly the horsepower difference between the two toward redline is negligible. The M177 hits its power peak before the S55. The S55 uses its revs to keep power fairly level as its torque curve also drops toward redline. It is not a classic naturally aspirated M motor curve or a high rpm engine by any means but BMW still has to use revs to mitigate displacement differences to a degree. AMG also is tuning the M177 for more torque down low than the M178 in the AMG GT S which is tuned for more top end punch. The next overlay we will bring you is tuned versus tuned.
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    05-17-2015, 08:01 AM
    Both spin in 2nd gear, M5 spins in 3rd aswell upto 140km/h (new michelin PSS tyres though), my car is crazy fast, haven't been on dyno. I guess this M3 can point out that it is fast :) M5 mods: K&N drop-in filters and tune M3 mods: G power SK II CS supercharger kit + complete akrapovic titanium exhaust and DCT (630HP). I will make some new clips whenever the M5 will have the complete IPE exhaust installed and some more boost up top!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-20-2015, 04:50 PM
    You read that right, a LaFerrari actually doing something in the real world and outside Ferrari's control. We are somewhat surprised the owner did not need to get a permission slip signed by the Ferrari CEO to run his LaFerrari without a factory support team and media blackout. Putting aside Ferrari's insane policies and self-inflated view of themselves for a moment this is an interesting video showing just how fast the LaFerrari is. It is not going up against a slouch of a car here in the McLaren 650S but clearly has it overmatched on paper. The LaFerrari is capable of going 9's and trapping over 150 in the 1/4 mile. This is just much faster than the 135+ miles per hour the 650S traps which is already pretty damn fast. This is the difference between a top of the food chain 950 horsepower hybrid supercar and a very rapid 650 horsepower twin turbo V8 exotic sports car. It certainly is nice seeing the LaFerrari do something other than lap the Ferrari test track.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    Ok, ok, this is not a car motor. Relax. That does not make it any less badass. Boost is used in various applications and it is fun to see what various engine builders come up with for a variety of platforms. BoostAddict simply felt this motor deserves some recognition for its awesomeness. The specs? Capacity: 6.0 Litres Block Layout: 90 deg AC2A-F Aluminium Alloy V8 Cylinder Heads: DOHC 4 Valve Per Cylinder Intake Manifold: Magnesium; Tuned Length Intake Plenums: Carbon Fibre Exhaust Manifolds: Tuned Length; Stainless Steel Sump: Magnesium 12 Litre with Internal Oil Cooler Induction: Sequentially Quad Turbocharged Intercooling: Dual Liquid to Air Intake Charge Coolers Engine Management: Nizpro-Visteon with Dual Drive by Wire Throttles Ignition: Direct Fire; Coil on Plug Injectors: 1200cc Per Minute; Dual Squirt Maximum Output: 1500hp; Governed @ 8250 rpm Maximum Torque: 1120 ft lbs; Governed @ 6200 rpm Maximum RPM: 8400 rpm Limited Idle Speed: Neutral 700 rpm Idle speed: Forward 850 rpm Idle speed: Reverse 650 rpm Maximum Fuel Consumption: 8.6 Litres Per Minute @ 1500hp Absolute Boost Pressure: 260 kpa Fuel Type: Shell 100 Octane V-Max Racing Unleaded Pretty epic, right? Carbon fiber intakes, magnesium manifold, 8400 rpm redline, and 38 psi of boost. This engine is called the VZR-60DEQT and sees applications in boat racing. The Australians over as Nizpro have our respect and then some.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-18-2015, 10:02 PM
    Lewis Hamilton is the $100+ million dollar man on the Mercedes Formula 1 team and also the 2014 World Champion. That kind of money can buy you all kinds of cool toys. Including the McLaren P1 you see in the photo that Hamilton is sitting in. Hamilton before joining Mercedes raced for McLaren and won a world championship with them. McLaren naturally is aware of this so seeing Hamilton in a P1 they mentioned that Hamilton still likes McLaren vehicles implying his taste off the track is for their cars. Mercedes was quick to jump on this comment implying the P1 imitates the classic Gullwing SL. Essentially what Mercedes is doing is throwing their weight around saying that they have been doing this for far longer than McLaren and that they were pushing the design envelope decades before McLaren even thought of putting a supercar to market. There is definitely some passive aggressive posting going on between the two. Mercedes may have gotten the better end of this. In Formula 1 they clearly have.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    Many of the readers here have very nice cars with a lot of money invested in them. Whether it be wheels, engine upgrades, whatever, potential theft of parts or the car itself is a very real danger. It's certainly worse for our members who live in areas where violent car theft is an everyday threat and occurrence such as South Africa or Ukraine. It really can and does happen anywhere with this particular instance taking place in Brazil. The thieves targeted this car and waited until it went into the garage with the door coming down before tripping the sensor to get in. The problem is they targeted an armed off-duty police officer. As soon as the first thief approaches the door he is ready and opens fire point blank. The other two scatter as he chases them down. One of the thieves was killed and the other two were apprehended. This certainly shows the value in protecting oneself.
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