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    Today, 09:51 PM
    Drifting is the not the quickest way to get around a track. Frankly, it's a bit pointless and just roasts tires. That said getting a car sideways can be fun and it does take a bit of car control to maintain a controlled drift. You never see an S-Class as a drift car though. Well, until now. Someone decided to create what they are calling the Drift Taxi. This is a W220 S600 with the naturally aspirated 367 horsepower 5.8 liter M137 V12. It could use a bit more torque but it actually rotates a bit and drifts decently. Is it pointless? Yes. Perhaps that is why we like it.
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    Today, 09:37 PM
    The F90 M5 gaining all wheel drive is a good thing for traction as BMW M cars have basically become torque monsters with an emphasis on straightline speed. That is fine and dandy but the cars are getting absurdly fat. The 2018 G30 M550i xDrive weighs 4414 pounds. Does anyone really believe the F90 M5 is going to undercut the 41XX pound F10 M5 while adding all wheel drive to the mix? BMW claimed they would offset the weight gain with carbon fiber and lightweight materials but we have all heard this song and dance routine before. We are looking at a 4400+ pound M5 here. In other words, an M5 heavier than the F01 generation 750i. Even with the heft the M550i xDrive does pretty well. 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile sprint of 12.3 @ 115 is decent. Right on the money compared to what owners hit on the dragstrip. The .94g skidpad for a barge like this impresses too. The problem? Car and Driver says the steering is numb and the driving experience is inert. That is a problem. If the F90 picks up on those traits it will just be a dragster. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan PRICE AS TESTED: $87,985 (base price: $74,395) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 268 cu in, 4395 cc POWER: 456 hp @ 6000 rpm TORQUE: 480 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 117.1 in LENGTH: 195.4 in WIDTH: 73.5 in HEIGHT: 57.8 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 99 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 19 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 4414 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec Zero to 130 mph: 16.1 sec Zero to 150 mph: 23.3 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.1 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.5 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.1 sec Standing -mile: 12.3 sec @ 115 mph Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 151 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.94 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY: Observed: 17 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY: Combined/city/highway: 19/16/25 mpg
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    Today, 09:03 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Mortification.
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    Today, 08:59 PM
    Welcome fmorelli, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 08:03 PM
    This W212 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic belongs to BenzBoost member @Cifnyc. He got a Stage I Eurocharged tune (not a custom dyno tune) and the numbers are impressive. He hit 589 horsepower to the wheels and 643 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. He is catless and added methanol injection as well. The meth injection line is the green pull: It is interesting to note the blue pull without meth injection makes more torque down low but the meth pull makes more horsepower up top. The best solution would be a custom dyno tune for the meth and a Stage II tune so to speak. Still, very solid results reminding us what a powerhouse and torque monster the M157 5.5 liter AMG V8 is.
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    Today, 07:51 PM
    This W212 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic belongs to BenzBoost member Cifnyc. He got a Stage I Eurocharged tune (not a custom dyno tune) and the numbers are impressive. He hit 589 horsepower to the wheels and 643 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. He is catless and added methanol injection as well. The meth injection line is the green pull: It is interesting to note the blue pull without meth injection makes more torque down low but the meth pull makes more horsepower up top. The best solution would be a custom dyno tune for the meth and a Stage II tune so to speak. Still, very solid results reminding us what a powerhouse and torque monster the M157 5.5 liter AMG V8 is.
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    Today, 07:20 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Davery5872.
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    Today, 06:03 PM
    Liberty Walk essentially tacks on widebody pieces to cars. They leave the rivets exposed and overall ruin the aerodynamics and make the car look unfinished. Basically, it's ricer garbage coming out of Japan. The new NSX is fitting for their next target but they took a different approach here by not bolting on their usual widebody pieces. They just added a few pieces to the natural NSX body. It gives the NSX a more aggressive look but once again the effect on the aerodynamics is not tested. This aggressive drop will also ruin the handling but anyone running Liberty Walk anything threw away the performance aspects of their vehicle anyway. It is amusing that Liberty Walk's best work is when they aren't doing their usual work.
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    Today, 05:54 PM
    Welcome BimmeG, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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