Activity Stream

Sort By Time Show
Recent Recent Popular Popular Anytime Anytime Last 24 Hours Last 24 Hours Last 7 Days Last 7 Days Last 30 Days Last 30 Days All All Photos Photos Forum Forums Articles Articles
Filter by: Articles Last 24 Hours Clear All
  • 63Master's Avatar
    5 replies | 223 view(s)
  • viperware's Avatar
    Today, 03:56 AM
    My car is pretty silent, behind the DPs is stock exhaust including secondary cats. It was just dashcam video and my windows were up, but you can definitely hear the GTR. I can tell you that vehicle was expertly modified. The logs from this sequence are posted as well. I had a misfire and some timing drops. Still working out the tune. Hopefully will get this thing on the rollers soon to get a better idea what it's actually pushing. Mad respect to the GTR and whoever tuned that beast.
    5 replies | 622 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 AM
    Getting statistics you can trust on the Ferrari LaFerrari is not exactly simple. Ferrari tightly controlled magazine testing to the point where you could not trust it. They would actively avoid third-party comparisons with the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1. That is why whenever you see a comparison without Ferrari controlling the testing you know you can take it seriously. The Ferrari is lighter than the 3758 pound 918 Spyder although the amount varies based on who you trust. We do not trust Ferrari so the difference is probably closer to 200 pounds or so. Part of the reason is the 918 Spyder is all wheel drive. This helps it put down its 887 horsepower and 944 lb-ft of torque. The LaFerrari on the other hand is rear wheel drive with 949 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Why they say the LaFerrari is all wheel drive in the video is anyone's guess. How can you not know the specifications of your multi-million dollar toy? On paper, the Porsche 918 should get the lead off the line with the LaFerrari passing and pulling eventually. That is how things played in a previous drag race to 186 miles per hour. So what happens in a 1/4 mile? Well, neither use launch control so they hardly show the full capability. The 918 Spyder is quicker and faster with a 10.47 @ 140.76 to the LaFerrari's 11.22 @ 137.95. A very poor run. They run again and the LaFerrari again gets a pathetic launch. The 918 runs 10.47 @ 139.56 and the LaFerrari time is cut for whatever reason. Overall, the 918 wins because the LaFerrari never launched well. Basically, a waste of time. Skip to the 5:00 minute and 7:50 minute marks to avoid annoying people talking.
    5 replies | 135 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 AM
    Well, this is a hybrid PorscheBoost can respect. Porsche takes a 550 horsepower version of their 4.0 liter V8 and adds in an electric motor with 136 horsepower for a total of 680 horsepower. The total is actually 686 based on Porsche's press release but they say the total is 680. Whatever, either way it is a ton of power and makes for the most powerful Panamera ever produced. The torque figure is 626 lb-ft combined. The electric motor is going to help quite a bit with performance off the line as its torque hit is instant. Porsche claims 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 192 miles per hour. The car is a rocket. The liquid cooled lithium-ion battery can be recharged in just 6 hours with the plug-in module. The question is, how much does it weigh? That tiny little detail is omitted from the press release. If Porsche can keep the weight down, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid will offer the best of both worlds and give the Tesla Model S P100D a run for its money in the 1/4 mile while pulling away easily beyond that. The Porsche hybrid high performance era is here. Stuttgart . Porsche continues to achieve high levels of performance over the long term. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sees the sportscar manufacturer launch a plug-in hybrid model as the flagship of a model line for the first time. The four-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo is combined with an electric motor, resulting in 500 kW/680 hp of system power and outstanding power delivery: Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid offers an 850 Nm of torque. That means it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h. The boost strategy of the all-wheel drive Panamera comes from the 918 Spyder super sportscar. In the New European Driving Cycle, the average fuel consumption is 2.9 l/100 km, and the new flagship Panamera can drive on fully electric power for up to 50 kilometres. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid underlines the high importance of electromobility to Porsche. Unique drive concept with V8 engine and electric motor After the successful début of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which uses a V6 engine together with an electric motor, Porsche is showing once again that hybrid technology has great performance potential. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid combines an electric motor (100 kW/136 hp) with a V8 engine (404 kW/550 hp). The decoupler installed in the Porsche hybrid module is actuated electromechanically by an electric clutch actuator (ECA), just like in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The result is short response times and a high level of comfort. As in all other second-generation Panamera models, the fast-shifting Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with eight gears is used to transmit the power to the standard adaptive all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The E-Performance drive accelerates the luxury saloon to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and provides extraordinary tractive force at higher speeds. Combined with a top speed of 310 km/h, this means that the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sets yet more new benchmarks in its class. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid comes with air suspension as standard and offers a unique balance in this segment: the comfort of a luxury saloon paired with sportscar-level performance values. The electric motor is supplied with power via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1 kWh. Within six hours, the high-voltage battery integrated in the rear is fully charged with 10 A via a 230-V connection. If the Panamera uses the optional 7.2-kW on-board charger and a 230-V connection with 32 A instead of the standard 3.6-kW charger, the battery is fully charged in just 2.4 hours. The charging process can also be started using a timer via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app (for smartphones and Apple Watch). Moreover, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is fitted with auxiliary air conditioning to cool or heat the passenger compartment even during charging. Three-way combination of sportscar performance, comfort on long trips and efficiency Performance, comfort and efficiency form a perfect three-way combination: The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid starts in the purely electric “E-Power” mode as standard, and the four-door sportscar drives locally over a distance of up to 50 kilometres with zero emissions. When a specific pressure point is passed in the accelerator pedal, or when the battery charge level drops below a minimum value, the Panamera switches to “Hybrid Auto” mode, at which point the power of both engines is available. Consumption in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for plug-in hybrid models amounts to 2.9 l/100 km for super-grade petrol (66 g/km of CO2) and 16.2 kW/h/100 km for electric power. Début with two wheelbases The new flagship of the second Panamera generation will be launched in the European market in July 2017. Further markets will follow in the second half of 2017. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is celebrating its world première at the Geneva Motor Show (March 7 to 19, 2017). From the very beginning, the four-door Gran Turismo will also be offered in an Executive version, with a wheelbase extended by 150 millimetres. As part of its standard equipment, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid includes the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), Power Steering Plus and 21-inch alloy wheels in the 911 Turbo Design. The basic package also contains auxiliary air-conditioning, adaptive aerodynamic elements and three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The long version is equipped with rear axle steering as standard. In Germany, prices for the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid start at EUR 185,736 including VAT. For the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive, prices start at EUR 199,183.
    0 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    The N63 and N63TU (technical update) twin turbo 4.4 liter V8's offer incredible tuning value. Although the engines are twin turbocharged and share the 4.4 liters of displacement (and some of the engine internals) with the S63TU out of the F10 M5 the N63 manifold and turbo setup differs. That means the N63 is not quite as capable as the S63 with bolt on tuning but it still gets great aftermarket gains and is a much better value. Just look at the price of an F10 M5 and a used 550i. One can buy a 550i, add a JB4, and have M5 performance at a fraction of the cost: The N63 and N63TU are simply a great BMW turbo tuning value and have yet to reach their potential in the aftermarket.
    0 replies | 328 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    The Camaro ZL1 already offers incredible performance out of the box. You can get it as a coupe or as a convertible. For those who want the ZL1 specifically for track dominance, the coupe with the new 1LE option will be the best performance choice. Why? The revised aerodynamics alone help the car stick to the road. We're talking an additional 300 pounds of downforce. This will increase drag of course but the point is making up time in the turns. You also have new wheels and rubber. Very sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires (in a new ZL1 1LE specific compound) are included in a whopping 305mm width up front and 325mm in back. Is there any downside to the 1LE option? Well, it is manual transmission only although the gear ratios are revised for the roadcourse. That means this car is all about driver interaction on the track. If you consider yourself a driver and don't care about the straightline as much as you do the experience then this is the enthusiast package. Anything else? Yes, weight is dropped by 60 pounds and the spring rates are adjusted. As far as performance Chevy claims a 3 second increase on their test track over the standard ZL1. If previous test results are anything to go by that means the ZL1 1LE has nothing to fear from just about anyone. Certainly not from any car in its price range. Incredible work from Chevrolet making their beast even better.
    3 replies | 81 view(s)
No More Results