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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    An aggressive looking black Ferrari 458 Italia here. It is sitting on gloss black Strasse Forged rims. The wheels are 20 inches up front and 21 inches in back. The lips and barrels are finished in gloss black as well which gives the wheels and car a mean look. Yellow accents may not be for everyone but they tie together with the yellow brake calipers. It works. Forged Wheel Specs: SV1 Deep Concave FS -Gloss Black Centers -Gloss Black Lips -Gloss Black Barrels -Gloss Black 50/50 Hardware -Weight Reduction Pocketing 20×9 | 21×12.5 Tire Specs: Pirelli P Zero Front: 245/35/20 Rear: 325/25/21
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    Today, 12:03 AM
    Wow that's really impressive. I guess the '43 series aren't that much of a joke with this tune... Just checked the SLC43 pricing here, ~70,000 base. Nevermind that option, back to a used C450 or C43.
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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    You will find that after a certain point the majority of high power N54 builds utilize supplemental injection. In the early days it was methanol and these days a port fuel injection system is more common. Either way, it is easy to max out the factory direct injection fuel system at higher power levels especially if running E85. The details from VPG on their 654 whp run using the direct injection system are below: Hey everyone! Extremely excited to post a little more data on what we're doing over at Vargas Performance Group. We're testing a prototype hpfp system, and simultaneously testing control over it. Our testing started with normal E85, then Tony switched to E98 to really put the fueling system through its paces. Disclaimers/Info: -"proof of concept" prototype hpfp system -prototype is called "the prototype" because it's not ready for production, meaning we have significant work to do in order to turn this into a product ready to sell, if ever -indicates that DI only 600+ whp is possible on stock injectors -stopped log at 6300 due to auto transmission (have other logs revving higher, fuel pressure & A/F is still good but those weren't the glorious dyno this is) -Rail pressure was much smoother when we used higher targets, there is some control system learning that occurs -this dyno was done with no learning Run Data: Boost: ~28 psi Timing: ~9* Fuel: E98 Low Pressure Fuel Pump: Fuel-it! Stg 3 High Pressure Fuel System: Prototype Port Injection: None Methanol Injection: None Future Plans: -More DI only testing and prototype development -Examination of feasibility for production type configuration/implementation Take Home: -There is room to run over 600 whp direct injection only -Injectors and injector window is not an issue yet -Vargas continues to innovate and push hard
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    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    This is incredible considering that AMR Performance already showed a gain of 63 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the 2016 W205 C450 model. That was with their 1.01c tune revision and now with their 1.02b tune revision they take things considerably further. How about 371 at the wheels or in other words another 53 whp from where they already were? That is more than 100 horsepower at the wheels over stock: Utilizing this tune and no other modifications a C450 went 12.3 @ 112 in the 1/4 mile in 98 degree weather. We expect easy 11's in winter conditions or just cooler weather: We are waiting on the slip but AMR is pushing the C450/C43 models harder than anyone else along with the M276 DEL30 engine. #AMR #amrperformance
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    On paper the facelifted 911 Turbo S is favored. It has 580 horsepower to the GT3 RS 500 plus the twin turbochargers boost its torque figure to 516 lb-ft. The naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat-6 GT3 RS on the other hand makes do with 'only' 338 lb-ft of torque. What the GT3 RS has going for it is a wider rev range meaning it is geared shorter plus it sends power to the rear wheels meaning it has lower drivetrain losses compared to the all wheel drive turbo. This also means it is lighter by a good 400 pounds. If you buy a GT3 RS to race in a straight line you bought the wrong car. The Turbo S is easier to tune and when making big power it can maintain traction. Plus it does not suffer from the same aerodynamic drag as downforce in corners is not the primary concern. The Turbo S makes easy work of the GT3 RS in similar fashion to the Huracan we saw beat up the GT3 RS recently. It seems the Huracan and the Turbo S are more of a match for each other.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    This 2017 '66 Ford GT Heritage Edition is a throwback to the 1966 Le Mans winner. This livery features a unique black and silvery stripe livery and my goodness is it beautiful. You will only see this style on Ford GT for the 2017 model year. This car may honor the 1966 No.2 Ford GT40 but it is no coincidence Ford rolled it out after their Le Mans victory this year. In similar and fitting fashion to the 1966 vehicle, Ford also went toe to toe Ferrari in 2016 and came out on top. Full details in the press release from Ford below but wow is it fun to look at. All-New 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition Pays Homage toHistoric Livery on 1966 Le Mans Winner - All-new Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition with unique black and silver-stripe livery celebrates 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II race car driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon - Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition honoring historic No. 2 race car limited to 2017 model year only - Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, and unique interior colors, materials and appointments DEARBORN, Mich., June 27, 2016 – The all-new 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford GT sweep. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish. "Celebrating the anniversary of Ford's historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT," said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. "The 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition is a stunning tribute to the car that kicked off Ford's string of Le Mans victories in 1966." The Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition features a Shadow Black exterior in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and exposed carbon fiber package. The car sports Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts. The interior of the limited edition model wraps the Ford GT carbon-fiber seats in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching, and the seats' head restraints and the steering wheel are debossed with the Ford GT logo. The instrument panel, pillars and headliner also features an Ebony-leather wrap, with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, the seat's X-brace and shift paddles. Like the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is leather wrapped, with seat belts featuring a unique blue webbing. Rounding out the modifications to the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition are a unique serialized identification plate, the #2 interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console. Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the car, says the team set out to highlight where it all started with the Ford GT. "While the looks are distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car," he says, "we've accentuated new styling cues to provide a modern interpretation." The Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition can be viewed at FordGT.com using the configuration tool. Limited quantities will be available for the 2017 model year only.
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    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Hmmm... doesn't say anything about a raised compression ratio. Your attachments worked btw.
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Interesting run here as two tuners put forth S63TU's they tuned against each other with the winner taking $10k. Evotech apparently has a reputation in Europe as not wanting to race unless it is for money otherwise it is a waste of their time. The funny thing is they were not willing to race for $10k but instead agreed to a $1500 run. What happened to the confidence Evotech? Frankly, BimmerBoost does not have too much faith in Evotech's claims as they seem to be exaggerated anyway. The F10 M5 camera car is tuned by BimmerBoost member @lfelunden who has not yet decided on a name for his new tuning company. The M6 Gran Coupe is heavier than the standard M6 so weights are pretty even here. It is surprising how easily the M5 pulls considering both cars are bolt on tuned and if racing for money one would assume at their best. No comment from Oliver Neumann the owner at Evotech at this time although we are told the race loser paid up. BMW M5 F10 HCP mods: Stage 3 software by HCP, catless downpipes and K&N drop-in filters M6 F06 Evotech: Stage 2+ software (Evotechs most powerful), akrapovic exhaust, catless downpipes and intake
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