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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 AM
    Talk about a close call! Ekanoo Racing and Boost Logic came up just short of taking the overall Nissan GTR 1/4 mile record. As a reminder, the record belongs to AMS with an absurd 7.700 @ 186.51 1/4 mile pass. Ekanoo Racing was off by only 5 thousandths of a second! So AMS retains the trap speed and elapsed time record but Ekanoo and Boost Logic should be proud. 7.705 @ 184.74 miles per hour is nothing to scoff at. The listed specs are as follows: Boost Logic BL2200 T4 Turbo Kit Boost Logic 4.1L Motor ShepTrans Syvecs ECU We would love more details (starting with a full timeslip) such as the fuel, boost, power it is making, etc. Obviously it is very competitive at the top of the GTR World but the main things to take away are that it is running a Boost Logic BL2200 kit on a built 4.1 liter motor with a Syvecs standalone ECU. AMS can breathe a sigh of relief but that record is going to be broken and soon at this rate. <div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-post" data-href="" data-width="466"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="">Post</a> by <a href="">Boost Logic</a>.</div></div>
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    Today, 02:57 AM
    Wow is right. Hopefully you are sitting down and not in public when you watch this video as if you are a true car enthusiast you likely will get aroused. The naturally aspirated era at Ferrari is essentially over (the V12's remain naturally aspirated) and 488 GTB does a quite the job softening the blow. It may not have quite the throttle response or aural quality of the 458 Italia but the design is stunning and the massive torque certainly allows for the driver to make the rear step out basically on demand. Is anyone really going to cry about a 671 horsepower mid-engine twin turbocharged V8 Ferrari with 560 lb-ft f torque? This is going to be a hell of car.
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    Today, 02:02 AM
    With a price point over $400k Ford will not have trouble keeping the GT a rare commodity. Apparently Ford believes the GT should be priced in the Aventador range. At over 400,000 dollars it certainly moves the Ford GT upscale and well past the $150k starting point of the previous generation car. We all knew it would be more money than the previous generation car we just did not know it would be this much more. $250k rumors already made the GT sound very expensive but $400k+? Wow Ford. Ford Performance head Dave Pericak told Car and Driver that production will be in the hundreds, not thousands. It will be very rare and very expensive. It is somewhat of a shame it will not be accessible as the previous gen GT. Source
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    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    Very nice results here from Unitronic and their performance software for the turbocharged and direct injected 2.0 TSI Gen 3 EA888 engine. They tested their software with a manual Volkswagen MKVII Golf GTI and an Audi 8V A3 2.0 equipped with the DSG dual clutch transmission. Stage I requires no supporting modifications and is designed for pump gas. Stage 1+ is designed for higher octane pump fuel. The dynographs below show the gains for the Stage I and Stage I+ but unfortunately Unitronic is providing crank dyno results: Getting up over 300 horsepower tune only is definitely pretty nice even if we do not have figures at the wheels. Stage 2 takes things further but requires a downpipe: Here is the complete breakdown with pricing: Ok dyno figures are one thing but what about the real world results? Unitronic’s manual MK7 GTI accomplished a 12.867 E.T. @ 112 mph in the ¼ mile, equipped with Unitronic Stage 2 Performance Software, Unitronic 3” Turbo-Back Exhaust System and Unitronic Carbon Fiber Intake System, using 17” Enkei RPF1 wheels and Hoosier 245/45/17 D.O.T. Drag Radials: The DSG A3 does better than the manual GTI running 4/10's quicker. If anyone still doubts the advantage of a DSG, this should settle it. Unitronic’s 8V Audi A3 2.0 TSI accomplished a 12.479 E.T. @ 112 mph in the ¼ mile, equipped with Unitronic Stage 2 Performance Software, Unitronic 3” Turbo-Back Exhaust System and Unitronic Carbon Fiber Intake System, using 19” BBS CH-R wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport 235/35/19 Street tires: Very nice documentation from Unitronic although we would have loved to see baseline 1/4 mile figures for context as well as wheel horsepower graphs. Regardless, a low 12 second GTI or A3 with basic bolt on modifications is easily achievable.
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    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Evotech raised some eyebrows with massive torque claims from their Stage 2 S63TU ECU flash tune. Tune only they claimed 777 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That number is now over 800 lb-ft at the wheels (1090 newton meters) with additional tuning and bolt on modifications. The extent of the modifications to this F13 M6 is unknown. A Gruppe M carbon air intake system is clearly visible and one would assume for 803 lb-ft of torque at the wheels exhaust modifications are necessary. It certainly would be nice to get a list of the full specs. Regardless, the numbers show 673 horsepower at the wheels and 1090 newton meters of torque at the wheels. How Evotech is getting such absurdly high torque figures is anyone's guess.
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    Yesterday, 06:42 AM
    Haha,I like how casual the Busa rider is resting his clutch hand on his leg just cruising along. And just imagine how quick a 500 whp Busa is. Awesome vid :awesome:
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    Yesterday, 03:40 AM
    It is harder and harder to stand out with aftermarket wheels these days. The problem that arises is trying to do something different without going too far. With a car like a BMW F10 M5 you do not want to take away from the refined German design by going overboard with 'look at me' wheels. Gold wheels certainly run the risk of being too much but the result here with this blue M5 is being different while still keeping it classy. The blue on gold just works. If the owner wants to make it even better tinting the windows is a good place to start but basically all the details are done right. The calipers are blue matching the paint color of the vehicle and the car is lowered just enough. The blue and red HRE centercap also ties the paint color and lights together. It may be too much for some or just right for others. Where do you stand?
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    Yesterday, 02:40 AM
    Misha Designs is known for their body kits and previewed their offering for the SLS earlier this year. Well, here is the finished product. It definitely evokes some SLS Black Series design elements but whether the execution here is better than the factory effort we leave for you to decide. The parts consist of the following: -Front bumper lip -Rear Diffuser -Side skirts, side vent covers -Hood mount, hood vent covers It is nice to see options for the SLS but for a car of this caliber sometimes the more refined look is the way to go.
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    Yesterday, 01:42 AM
    You probably have seen the Audi Prologue Avant Concept images floating around the web. The design is simply stunning. This is a gorgeous wagon or avant using Audi terminology. Audi keeps their best wagons overseas (along with several hatchbacks) as they continue to believe the US hates wagons. They also think the US hates diesels but isn't that just outdated thinking? Regardless, if any wagon has a chance of catching on with the US public it is probably this one. There is a lot to like here. The exterior and interior speak for themselves but the Prologue Avant actually uses a powertrain that is very similar to an upcoming production model. That model being the Q7 E-Tron Quattro launching later this year. The Prologue Avant uses a hybrid drivetrain with a 3.0 liter twin turbo diesel producing 353 horsepower and another 102 horses coming from an electric motor for a total of 455. The torque figure is 553 lb-ft which moves the wagon to 60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds. That is plenty fast while offering plenty of efficiency and enough grunt to quickly move 5 people and cargo. What's not to like here? Oh, only the fact that we will never see anything like this in America as we apparently hate diesels and wagons meaning this will never get the green light. That is quite a shame. Sporty and elegant, versatile and connected – the Audi prologue Avant show car - New interpretation of the Avant philosophy - Groundbreaking infotainment architecture and entertainment concept - High-performance hybrid drive with 455 hp and 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of torque Ingolstadt, 2015-02-25 -- A design with dynamic elegance and the latest high end technologies: The Audi prologue Avant show car with its stretched roof which the brand is presenting at the Geneva Motor Show gives a look into the future – with the new and emotion filled design language that Audi has initiated with its study in the coupé, the prologue. A glance into the future In November 2014 at the Los Angeles Motorshow, Audi presented the Audi prologue concept car, giving a look to the brand's future design language. Only four months later, the premium manufacturer is showing a variant of its visionary concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The Audi prologue Avant combines dynamics, form and function in a perfect synthesis. With a length of 5.11 meters (16.8 ft) and a width of 1.97 meters (6.5 ft), the five-door car with its pioneering body concept positions itself clearly in the luxury class. At the same time, it offers unmistakeable sportiness and variability. Technology is becoming an experience, both outside and inside: The driver and up to three passengers can enjoy a luxurious interior and are digitally connected thanks to a state‑of‑the‑art infotainment architecture and connect technology. Architecture and operation are united The luxurious interior is kept in dark shades. Here as well, the show car offers a new experience: The straight‑lined architecture forms one whole with its display and control concept. The consistent front of the dashboard is composed of three touch displays. Moreover, the driver and up to three passengers can establish a digital communication via two OLED‑displays made from organic LEDs. The extremely slim, detachable OLED displays in the rear – a spin-off of the Audi tablet from the new Audi Q7* – provide passengers with on-demand information and entertainment. Technology close to series production The Audi prologue Avant uses technology which is close to series production. It is equipped with the plug‑in hybrid drive from the Audi Q7 e‑tron quattro which achieves even higher performance in the show car. 335 kW (455 hp) of system power output by the 3.0 TDI engine and the electric motor in combination make the car sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds. The purely electric range is 54 kilometers (33.6 mi). The chassis is equipped with adaptive air suspension and the dynamic all‑wheel‑drive steering system – thus combining comfort, sportiness, handling and stability on a new performance level. A glance into the future: the Audi prologue Avant Progressive elegance, high variability and high-end technology with a length of 5.11 meters (16.8 ft): The large five-door car with its stretched roof continues with the design language that Audi has initiated with its coupé study, the prologue, giving a look into the future. "With our show car for Geneva, we now translate the design language of the Audi prologue into a new, dynamic and stretched form. We are merging it with a concept of high variability", says Board Member for Technical Development, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. "The Audi prologue Avant is progressive, emotion-filled and versatile, it reflects Audi's technological competence and quality claim perfectly." The brand with the four rings stands for sportiness, lightweight construction and the permanent all-wheel-drive quattro. The Audi prologue Avant brings progressive technology into a new form. The large five-door car with its stretched roof and extremely flat D-pillars combines power and flowing elegance. Its design reflects the Audi quattro genes. In the interior, as well, the show car captivates the driver with innovative solutions – the architecture forms a new whole with its display and control concept. The driver and the passengers are digitally connected with one another. The continuous front of the dashboard consists of three touch displays, a major part of control and communication between the driver and the co-driver as well as passengers in the rear is realized by two OLED‑displays (Organic Light Emitting Diodes). The Audi prologue Avant uses the plug-in hybrid drive of the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro at a higher development level. The 3.0 TDI engine and the electric motor together output 335 kW (455 hp) of system performance and 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of system torque. With this performance, the show car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds. The dynamic all-wheel-drive steering system with which the rear wheels can be inclined by up to five degrees provides good handling and high drive stability. Audi prologue Avant: the concept "With the Audi prologue, the prototype meter of our new design language, we have clearly pointed the way in esthetics. Now we are going one step further by presenting a concept which combines esthetics, dynamics and function in a fascinating way" – this is how Marc Lichte describes the character of the Audi prologue Avant. "The progressive body design expresses our technological competence and reveals the values which render our brand unique: sportiness, high-quality, progressiveness." At a glance, the new show car can be recognized to be an Audi – with its athletic build, taut surfaces and sharp edges. The Audi prologue Avant picks up on the tradition of the extraordinary design and space concepts, for example, of the proto Avant from 1982, and re-interprets this design. With a length of 5.11 meters (16.8 ft), a wheelbase of 3.04 meters (10.0 ft), a width of 1.97 meters (6.5 ft) and a height of 1.4 meters (4.6 ft), the Audi prologue Avant is a little larger than the two-door coupé Audi prologue. Four individual seats, four doors and a large tailgate round off the concept. Wide and flat: the front The Singleframe grille organically integrated into the car body dominates the show car's low front. It is positioned lower and is designed much wider than in current production models. Its cross ribs made from brushed aluminum present a new variant of the e-tron look, providing a closed visual appearance. Towards the sides, they are slightly bent and forked. The headlamps underline the character of the show car – light-weight, dynamic and elegant. Shaped like wide, flat wedges, the headlamps are located with their tips above the Singleframe. They present the high-resolution Matrix Laser technology – the latest light innovation by Audi opens up new opportunities in design and technology. The light is decomposed into a high number of tiny pixels, resulting in virtually unlimited distribution possibilities. The upper and side edges of the characteristic air inlets are accentuated using additional light guides which in combination with daytime driving light give the Audi prologue Avant a new light signature. Strong flow: the side view A long front-section and a roof dome falling down early and continuing towards the rear above extremely flat D-pillars – the side view of the show car conveys an athletic effect. Its proportions are balanced off, emphasizing the front and the rear wheel alike – and give an indication of the Audi quattro genes. The wide, folded-out shoulders above the four wheels are inspired by the "blisters" of the Audi proto quattro dating back to the eighties. However, they were not just added on top with separate contours but have been smoothly integrated into the architecture. The shoulders swing smoothly over the wheels. The front shoulder carries on the edge of the engine hood, thus making it appear even longer. The long rear door emphasizes the luxury class character of the show car. The wheel houses are strongly vaulting out and carry wide wheel mirrors, thus visually reducing the metal volume of the flanks. They surround the mighty 22-inch wheels carrying size 285/30 tires. Their five arms with the edged, sharp-angled spokes present a further development of today's rotor design. In each and every detail, the 5.11 meter (16.8 ft) long Audi prologue Avant embodies the progressive beauty of Audi technology. The dark blue paintcoat in fusion blue underlines the elegance of the show car in a subtle way. The outside rear-view mirrors are small sculptures made from aluminum, the window channel strips unostentatiously integrate the sensor surfaces towards the door opening. As soon as the driver touches the illuminated surfaces, electric motors will open the handle-less doors. A frame made from polished and matt aluminum surrounds the side windows. The rear fenders of the show car accommodate the charge socket for electric charging on the left side, the fuel filler flap for diesel fuel on the right side. By the press of a button in the interior, the cover flaps will open electrically, retracting into the body. Dynamic: the rear The flowing rear moving in strongly on the side is one of the most attractive views of the show car. The flatly arranged D-pillars sweep elegantly into the rear body shoulder which forms the edge of the luggage compartment lid and surrounds the entire rear section. The rear section itself is leaning forward in the direction of travel like a yacht – pushing off the car before it even starts moving. The rear lamp strip runs across the full width of the car, thus combining the LED rear lamps. They consist of 3D glass which has a sculptural effect. At their bottom end, the rear light draws a wavy contour. Deep inside the lamps lies the brake light – when it becomes active, it appears to approach the viewer. The different design levels and the change between two-dimensional and three-dimensional effects give the rear lamps an entirely new dynamic. As a logical continuation of the side sills, a sporty apron completes the rear section towards the bottom. On either side it integrates flat horizontally split openings with a wedge-shaped cut. The exhaust gas of the TDI engine comes out through the upper ones, the bottom ones with their struts are evocative of the Singleframe grille – this solution symbolizes the e-tron concept of the show car: combustion engine and electric motor in one car. Elegant experience: the interior The spacious interior of the Audi prologue Avant has the character of a luxurious lounge. Sinewy taut, calmly flowing lines and slender geometric bodies convey a feeling of expanse, lightness and tranquility. The long center console with its pass-through also appears to hover, as do the slender front seats, whose rails are mounted on the tunnel and side sills. The instrument panel stretches horizontally from one side to the other, thus creating a wide impression in the interior. It lowers itself towards the driver and the co-driver on two levels. The upper level, like a roof, lies over the Audi virtual cockpit future and the wide air vents. It forms part of the wrap‑around encompassing the interior and luggage compartment like a horizon. Both rear passengers can enjoy individual seats with a spacious ambience. All of the interior details demonstrate Audi's high-quality design and uncompromising claim. A perforated trim panel covers the air vent; it moves down as soon as the air conditioning is set higher. The newly designed flat shift‑by‑wire selector lever for the eight-speed tiptronic is smoothly integrated in the center console. Three-part display: the instrument panel The elegant design architecture of the Audi prologue Avant show car blends in with a game-changing, new display and control concept enabling digital interaction between the driver and his passengers. Across its full width, the front of the dashboard is designed as a display surface which integrates three touch displays. Massive aluminum frames surround the two driver-faced displays left and right of the steering wheel. The left one serves to control the assist functions, the right one is for multimedia management. The front passenger faces a widescreen display that is integrated into the full surface of the instrument panel; it is used to configure entertainment features individually and conveniently. With a wiping movement, the front passenger can send media content such as music playlists to the right driver display or navigation data to the Audi virtual cockpit behind the steering wheel. On the console of the center tunnel, there is another display for text entry, air conditioning and infotainment designed for the driver. It consists primarily of an extremely thin, bendable OLED film (OLED: organic light emitting diodes), and it displays extremely sharp images that are rich in contrast. When inactive, the OLED display is in a flat retracted position; as soon as the vehicle is started, it moves up at an angle. The curved display ensures a constant ergonomic distance to the driver's hand, his wrist calmly resting on the eight‑speed tiptronic selector lever. Within the driver's field of view lies the Audi virtual cockpit future. High-resolution displays and three mirrors generate a virtual visual stage with three levels. In the navigation view, for instance, the first level presents information that is important for driving; levels two and three generate the depth effect in the cockpit. Thanks to this staggered approach, information is structured better and is easier to grasp. According to driving style, content and colors will change in the Audi virtual cockpit future – when driving tempers unleash, for instance, the display changes to sport mode. Comfort and entertainment in the rear provided by OLED technology The rear passengers in the Audi prologue Avant use a flexible OLED display integrated in the center console which due to its bendable structure adapts its angle to the rear seat backrests' angle of inclination. Using this display, settings such as seat adjustment, climate control, audio/video and ambient values can be controlled in the back of the car. Moreover, passengers can exchange data with the driver. When inactive, the OLED display lies flat in the center console. As soon as rear passengers get into the car, it moves up at an angle. As with the OLED display in the front of the car, the curved display in the rear also ensures a constant and ergonomically ideal distance to the passenger's hand. When the audio system is active, a sound spoiler moves out of the rear wheelhouse panelings, homogenously distributing music in the interior in high-end quality. Another infotainment feature are the two Audi tablets – a further development of the Audi tablet in the new Audi Q7. These are mounted to the backrests of the front seats – also with OLED technology, and highly slender and slightly curved. The tablets can be unclipped and then be operated outside of the car. From the moment of getting into the Audi prologue Avant, the driver and the passengers can experience first-class comfort. The "butler" – an innovative, intelligent software program – identifies them based on their smartphones and adjusts the seats and climate control system according to their preferences. The system also makes suggestions for music and route planning based on the owner's preferences. Cell phones can be placed in the two Easy Slot systems integrated in the center tunnel console. There they are linked up with the vehicle infotainment system and inductively charged. Authentic: materials and colors Colors and materials in the Audi prologue Avant emphasize the impression of comfort and sporty elegance. The upper instrument panel is colored in lifestyle blue, the bottom instrument panel, the seats and the carpet are designed in elegant sarder brown color. In the interior, aluminum trim elements add powerful visual highlights. The spokes of the steering wheel, the frames of the driver displays, the door inserts and the mountings and switches of the seats are made from that material. On the wrap-around, the doors and the center tunnel console, they create a contrast with the panels out of open-pore, dark ash wood veneer. Various surfaces such as the seats, dashboard and center tunnel console are upholstered with the very natural Unikat leather. A generously dimensioned strip of Alcantara leather leads the eyes from the door inserts over the armrests back and into the luggage compartment. Artfully designed perforations in the seat center line are evocative of the Singleframe grille bars. Very close to series production: the technology The plug-in hybrid drive of the Audi prologue Avant is almost identical to the powertrain in the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro which will be launched in summer 2015. The 3.0 TDI engine installed in the Audi prologue Avant outputs a maximum of 260 kW (353 hp), a powerful electric motor integrated in the eight-speed tiptronic contributes up to 100 kW. System output is 335 kW (455 hp), while system torque is 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft). The eight‑speed tiptronic directs engine power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive ensuring superior drive characteristics in any situation. The show car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155.3 mph). The Audi prologue Avant consumes an average of only 1.6 liters per 100 kilometers (147.0 US mpg) according to the NEDC standard for plug-in hybrid vehicles – corresponding to 43 grams of carbon emissions per kilometer. The lithium-ion battery pack in the rear storing 14.1 kWh of energy gives the car a range of 54 kilometers (33.6 mi) in pure electric drive mode. With its AWC (Audi wireless charging) technology which Audi is developing for series production, the battery can also be charged inductively. AWC technology provides energy from a floor plate which is connected to the power grid and which can be embedded on or into the asphalt. This plate integrates a primary coil and an inverter (AC/AC converter). When active, this coil induces a magnetic field of alternating current. On the basis of state-of-the-art technology, Audi uses 3.6 kW of power as provided by a wall socket with a maximum of 16 amps of charging current. Comfort and sport combined: the chassis The chassis of the Audi prologue Avant is also packed with high-end series production technology. The adaptive air suspension sport – an air suspension system with controlled damping – offers a wide spread between smooth power transmission and tight handling. Front and rear axles are lightweight five‑arm wishbone constructions. The 20-inch brake disks are made from carbon fiber ceramics. The dynamic all-wheel-drive steering system resolves the classic conflict between dynamic handling and stability. The system combines a dynamic transmission steering system on the front axle with an additional steering system for the rear wheels where an electric motor actuates two tie rods. When the driver steers at low to moderate speeds, the rear wheels turn up to five degrees in the opposite direction of the front wheels. This gives the responsiveness of the car a further boost and reduces its turning circle. At higher speeds, the Audi prologue Avant handles swerving very calmly and with superior reliability: in such a manoeuvre, the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels. Fuel consumption of the models named above: Audi Q7: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.3 – 5.7** (28.3 – 41.3 US mpg); Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 193 – 149 (310.6 – 239.8 g/mi)** **The fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions of a vehicle vary due to the choice of wheels and tires. They not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:23 AM
    The 997.2 facelift brought about a direct injected motor for the 911 Turbo models. This engine ditched the GT1 racing block for an all new design for a new era that puts a premium on emissions. The 997.2 and 991 Turbo motors are both 3.8 liter units and they share design elements. For this reason BBi Autosport is able to offer their 4.0 liter rotating assembling for both the 997.2 Turbo and 991 Turbo models (including the S). For those serious about building their motor and increasing displacement this is not a bad way to go. No word on pricing or the bore x stroke specs. It is not going to be cheap but you already knew that.
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    03-04-2015, 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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    03-04-2015, 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 you can also reach us by visiting out page
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  • fieldysnuts8's Avatar
    03-04-2015, 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
    03-04-2015, 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-04-2015, 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
    03-04-2015, 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
    03-03-2015, 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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