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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 07:16 PM
    Hot on the heels of MotorTrend's 2017 Best Driver's Car competition comes their World's Greatest Drag Race where they have the contestants face off in a straightline contest. They did make one change though by replacing the Miata (which had no chance) with a Tesla Model S P100D. Racing from a stop is the Tesla's game. It shows as it gets a lead off the launch with the 911 Turbo S hot on its heels. Surprisingly, nobody is able to pass the Tesla in time. It runs a 10.5 @ 125 (GPS time) in the 1/4 mile. This is what happens when you do not have a prepped strip or drag rubber for powerful RWD cars. The rest of the times are below in order of trap speed but as stated BoostAddict.com believes the Ferrari is a ringer based on real world results from owners.
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  • Blown6's Avatar
    09-27-2017, 03:18 PM
    http://www.dragtimes.com/blog/mclaren-720s-vs-tesla-model-s-p100d-drag-race
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 11:20 PM
    This is a great comparison from The Tuning School who tried out various fuels and provided great data. They compared 93 octane pump fuel, MS103, C9, E85, VP C85, MS109, leaded C16, 93 octane plus water, 93 plus boost juice, and 93 with methanol. The results are very interesting as VP's C85 ethanol race fuel provides the best results. However, 93 octane with methanol injection is right on its heels. This of course shows what a value methanol injection is: 93 octane pump gas with methanol even tops MS109 race gas and C16 race gas. C16 is leaded and really outdated as a race fuel with modern direct injected motors and ethanol blends. Overall ethanol is the champ here. It is just a matter of availability for most people but if E85 is not available methanol injection is a nice alternative. Just keep in mind that supplemental methanol injection comes with its own pluses and minuses not to mention that methanol is highly corrosive and flammable. It also does not create the same taxing issues on a direct injected fuel system that straight E85 does.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-27-2017, 11:37 PM
    The 2.9 liter Whipple twin screw supercharger is very popular in the Domestic world and also in the Mercedes-AMG M156 market. Weistec for example utilizes Whipple twin screw blowers in their Stage III+ M156 applications which break into the 9's on the stock internals. It will be interesting to see if the third generation supercharger will be utilized although the new casing may pose some fitment issues. Regardless, check out these results on a Mustang GT with no changes other than moving to the new blower: That is an impressive pickup in power and torque from 3000 rpm on. Not only is the Gen 3 making more power it is also running up to 80 degrees cooler. It is much more efficient. The Gen 3 features new rotors with precision, robotically sprayed, conformal PTFE coating that adapts to the application and clearances needed. The rotors also feature a profile change, along with tighter tolerances that minimize power consumption and leakage. The updated rotor housing features revised port timing and bearing shape for increased rotor filling, along with a new, angled rib pattern for a more aggressive look.
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  • Mrki's Avatar
    09-30-2017, 08:31 AM
    Mrki started a thread Tasos in M275/M279 Twin Turbo V12
    Lets see this video from Tasos
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2017, 12:57 AM
    W204 C65 AMG Black Series 4Matic? Yes, you read that correctly. BenzBoost teased this car a year ago while final development and tuning was wrapped up. Getting a build like this done and dialed in takes a bit of time and the owner wanted to have some fun with a sleeper before the word got out. Whoops. It is hard to not write about something extraordinary like this. Just swapping in an M279 V12 into the W204 chassis alone is incredible (look at that fab work!) but they also added 4Matic all wheel drive on top. This is truly a one of a kind build and as the saying goes if you have to ask how much it costs you can not afford it. Weistec did not leave the M279 stock by any means. The V12 receives a sleeved block, forged internals, CNC ported heads, a new dual throttle body intake manifold, and custom turbochargers. It makes over 1000 horsepower at the wheels but best of luck to anyone trying to get a dynograph. Maybe the owner will release a graph at some point. For now, just enjoy one of, if not the outright baddest, C-Class AMG's on Earth.
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  • BQ@BQTuning.com's Avatar
    09-25-2017, 08:30 PM
    No boost leak, 19 PSI with 10-12 degrees adv timing on COBB AP Protuned, stock turbos
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-06-2017, 01:03 PM
    You probably know this Huracan already as the owner went through his Dime Racing horror story and VF-Engineering ended up sorting out the car and supercharging it. Now, you already know the McLaren 720S is a beast in stock form. The Huracan owner meets up with a 720S owner and basically there is a lot of annoying talking before and after they botch run after run. Just run the damn cars. Nobody wants to waste twelve minutes on worthless chatter. They line the cars up from a stop and the Huracan gets a lead on the rear wheel drive 720S before quickly getting off the gas. This certainly makes sense as the Huracan is all wheel drive and the TVS blower provides instant torque. With how quickly the Huracan gets off the gas we do not see much of a race. They go from a roll next and the 720S jumps slightly but then gets off the gas only for the Huracan to get on the gas. Is this the first time these guys have ever raced a car before? They try again and the 720S looks to be in the wrong gear or getting on the gas late. Just do three honks and go people. Also, you have GoPro mounts. WTF are you holding a camera for while racing? This is garbage. They run on busy city streets and the Huracan gets off the gas early once the 720S actually gets going. There is no real performance comparison and where is the supposed data that was going to be recorded? If you seriously think your Huracan is faster do a real highway roll instead of putting out misleading crap like this. Fail.
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  • zeenon53's Avatar
    10-05-2017, 05:43 PM
    I unloaded my fbo 335 last summer by accident (got 5k over book). Bought a lightly used 2012 f150 lariat 4x4 over the winter. First time ever owning a truck....not for me. I need to get back into something fast again. New or used doesn't matter, would like to keep the mileage low though. Been looking at late model used M cars, but not totally sold on BMW. I really want something that has roughly 500whp stock or can get their very easily. I'm open to almost anything. I would be trading the truck in on it unless i find something like an ls swapped rx7 or the like for 20k. HELP ME FIND MY HAPPY PLACE!!!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 10:42 PM
    Oh great, now the politically correct virus that infects America is coming for car advertisements. You know what a car ad is supposed to do? Get your attention. That is exactly what Mercedes-AMG accomplishes showing the new W213 generation E63 S model line up for a drag race. They are not endorsing street racing by doing this. As it turns out, advertisements do not create laws. Amazingly, somehow we still have speed limits and rules on public roads despite car ads. How many people drag race Top Fuel cars on the street anyway? What about Formula 1 cars? That number is exactly zero. It's a fantasy. It's a commercial. It isn't real. Watch the ad below and then let us know if you suddenly have the desire to race a jet powered Bonneville land speed record car at your local stoplight. Doug Stokes of Irwindale Speedway in California (of course it has to be California) takes issue with the commercial. Maybe he is drinking a bit too much soy as he seems to be suffering from low testosterone? What exactly should a commercial about a 600+ horsepower all wheel drive twin turbo V8 super sedan be about? Its gas mileage? A leisurely drive to the recycling center? It is no coincidence Irwindale Speedway operates an 1/8 mile drag strip. The argument made is self-serving as Doug wants to funnel people to the Irwindale strip because there really is nowhere else to race in California as 1/4 mile strips continue to shut down. Sacremento Raceway is the latest victim as the county is forcing them to close due to residential development. Doug, grow a pair. It's an ad. Stop trying to use it to funnel people to Irwindale. Furthermore, 1/8 mile racing sucks. Open up a real 1/4 mile strip where 600+ horsepower cars like the E63 can stretch their legs or shut the fuck up. An open letter to the industry: 09/10/17 Who the hell do I have to complain to? It (was) just a quiet Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were watching the U.S. Open finals on TV. There were, of course, number of adverts from top-tier companies … and then there was one, near the end of the match, that made the two of us whoop louder than the sellout crowd at Flushing Meadows. The ad that stunned us was a Mercedes-Benz commercial which shows a number of growling drag racing vehicles racing against a new model Mercedes. The machines (including a funny car, a dragster, and a full-out drag bike and the Mercedes) line up curb to curb on what looks like a city street, a traffic light goes green … and the machines leap forward in a five-wide drag race … the Mercedes gets to the end of the block first. Apparently it wins what looks everything like a patently illegal street race and the voice over indicates what Mercedes model it was and indicates that it would be a good idea for the people watching to buy this car … I guess based on its “track” … er, street racing record.* I frankly don’t think that it was the very best example of “The Best or Nothing” slogan that tags the advert. Likewise, a recent (at least here in Los Angeles) TV commercial shows two late model BMW’s seemingly racing each other through a (it seems) deserted industrial site with a quick close-up of another (was it one of the two street racers?) BMW cornering very hard, so hard that the driver needs to crank in a huge amount of opposite to keep control as the car slides right up to a painted double line that’s NOT on a race course, but apparently on a normal street somewhere. There you go, “The Ultimate Driving Machine” going way, way too fast apparently on city streets. And then we have Fiat-Chrysler running a whole flight of TV ads that show a wide range of way too fast activities with two (or more) cars quite apparently racing each other. Of course building a car (the Dodge Demon) that’s banned from competing in “as delivered” form by the NHRA, and then bragging about it in print in enthusiast magazines says: (at least to my ear) “Race this one the street, because it is so powerful that NHRA wants you to install a big old honking roll cage if you ever want run it at the drag strip.” A quick word about myself if I may, I’m the VP of communications at Irwindale Event Center located about 20 miles East of Los Angeles. We operate a half-mile NASCAR-sanctioned paved oval and an eighth-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip. We opened the drag strip in 2000, and it’s the only one in southern California that operates on a weekly basis all year long. Thousands upon thousands of drivers (young, old and in between) have used our facility to have some safe, controlled, high-speed fun with their performance cars. It’s almost impossible to prove a negative, however, I think that our drag strip has helped to dampen illegal street racing in the area. And, from that perspective I feel that I can say the following: … Yeah, sure, yup, correct, you’re right; I know those commercial are a fantasy, innocent, innocuous metaphors, simply flights of advertising license. On the other hand, all of the above automobile commercials most blatantly portray and appear to glorify illegal street racing. (And supering-in some sort of tiny “closed course, do not attempt” screen when the hottest model Dodge cars are purposely seen racing with each other (or in earlier TV adverts, joyfully driving right through the middle of an idyllic outdoor wedding party knocking over tables and scattering people like a terrorists.) Finally and directly to all three of the above manufacturers, as well as any others that I’ve missed: All of you know that you can show the fun of cool, high performance driving without using (and thereby glamorizing) often deadly and illegal street racing (no how much you see it as harmless marketing hyperbole ). You are all better than that, I’m sure. Doug Stokes PS: I’d like to invite anyone in the industry (who wants to see what I’m talking about) out for one of our “Thursday Night Thunder” events at Irwindale Dragstrip. Heck ... I’ll even buy you a hot dog, soda, and a bag of chips.
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  • MSIZZLE's Avatar
    09-22-2017, 08:59 PM
    Price:$58,995 Miles:28,400 I am selling my beautiful 2013 M6, I have absolutely enjoyed the car and will hate to see here go. She is fully optioned and tastefully modded. I am a long time member on several forums so feel free to search my name if need be. I am selling her in search of an R8. Feel free to contact me with any questions or for additional pics. Active Blind Spot Detection Executive Package Full Merino Leather(heated,cooled,massage seats) Heads Up Display Soft close doors Surround View Cameras Bang & Olufsen Sound System This beauty of a car was tastefully modded!! Lowered & spacers from H&R Roaring Eisenmann Exhaust BMS air intake Precision Tuned This car is absolutely spectacular to drive, she was never abused and always well maintained at a Bmw dealership or an authorized bmw shop. She is garage kept and is driven approximately 6000 miles per year, the original owner was Patrick Peterson from the Arizona Cardinals, I purchased the car with 10,000 miles.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2017, 11:03 AM
    These are two of the hottest drop tops on the market. MotorTrend decided to compare them in sunny California (which is a popular place for these cars) but they opted for the standard Turbo instead of the S. The R8 Spyder does not come as a V10 Plus model. On paper, this should be close between the two. The 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 powered R8 has 540 horsepower but 'only' 398 lb-ft of torque. The 911 Turbo on the other hand has 486 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6 and the same 540 horsepower. Base pricing is similar between the two but the R8 certainly has more exotic styling for the money. Not that the 911 Turbo looks bad. The 991.2 generation is arguably the best looking 911 iteration since the 993. The bottom line is they both turn heads. The 911 has one major advantage though when comparing performance. It weighs 300 pounds less. That is very significant although a person who just wants to be seen likely will not care. So what about the straightline performance? 911: 11.0 @ 125.0 R8: 11.5 @ 122.7 Acceleration is one part but which is more fun to drive? They criticize the R8's transmission a bit. However, they are enamored with the handling and ride. The sound of the motor is no contest. Overall, the R8 seems to be the car that offers a bit more emotion despite being heavier and slower. How do they do on the racetrack? The 911 Turbo eats it alive. It isn't even close. The laptime for the 911 Turbo is barely off a 2015 GT3. Incredible. Now, most cabrio buyers will not care about the performance advantage for the Porsche. Those who do put a premium on performance should get the 911 Turbo. Either way, these are two awesome topless sports cars.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 06:38 PM
    MotorTrend's Best Drier's Car competition is always interesting to watch. The videos are well done and they provide plenty of data. The field they choose is not always the most logical though. What the hell is a Lexus LC500 doing in this competition? Also, why is there no BMW? That omission may be BMW's fault more than that of anyone else. Just taking up space that could be used for a serious entry. Regardless, it is a pretty good lineup with all eyes on the 488 GTB. Let's list the entries in order of curb weight from lightest to heaviest: Mazda MX-5 Miata RF - 2420 lbs Porsche 718 Cayman S - 3190 lbs McLaren 570GT - 3346 lbs Ferrari 488 GTB - 3412 lbs Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - 3464 lbs Porsche 911 Turbo S - 3557 lbs Mercedes-AMG GT R - 3680 lbs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio- 3749 lbs Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - 3837 lbs Nissan GT-R NISMO - 3904 lbs Aston Martin DB11 - 4194 lbs Lexus LC 500 - 4364 lbs The Miata undercuts the field considerably and the Lexus LC500 almost weighs 2000 pounds more than the Miata. Wow is it fat. This competition is about what is the most fun to drive but it is always interesting to see which car is the fastest. They are listed below in order of their trap speed and with additional data panels: The Ferrari is the fastest? That is a load of BS. Either Ferrari sent a ringer or MotorTrend is cooking the numbers. There are plenty of videos out there showing the McLaren 570S dispatch the 488 with ease. This alone calls into question the validity of the comparison. Regardless, here are the cars in order of their laptime around Laguna Seca: Ferrari 488 GTB - 1:31.68 Mercedes-AMG GT R - 1.33.01 Porsche 911 Turbo S - 1:33.21 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - 1:34.30 McLaren 570GT - 1:34.87 Nissan GT-R NISMO - 1:35.01 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - 1:36.02 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio- 1:39.65 Porsche 718 Cayman S - 1:40.05 Aston Martin DB11 - 1:40.05 Lexus LC 500 - 1:43.40 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF - 1:51.43 The 488 GTB which trails the AMG GT R on the Nurburgring considerably opens up a large lead on the AMG GT R at Laguna Seca? Something doesn't smell right here. MotorTrend chooses the 488 GTB as the best driver's car but it does not feel right. The Ferrari dominates all the performance categories along with the subjective ones. If one were to guess, Ferrari provided the car only if they got this outcome as they have previously controlled MotorTrend's testing. BoostAddict doesn't buy the result and neither should you. Watch the videos from the cars below and come to your own conclusion.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 10:12 PM
    Started to get back in to mountain biking about a year ago. Living in Colorado there are so many fantastic trails - it starts to become addictive. Currently riding a 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper 29er. Upgraded to x1 drivetrain with a Kashima coated Fox Float with an Evol can (best upgrade Iíve done). Starting to vaguely look at getting a new bike - thinking about building up an Evil Following or Santa Cruz Tallboy. Likely pick up a 2017 model in the Spring. Anyone else ride? Some pics for eye candy: -Rich
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  • RENNtech's Avatar
    10-06-2017, 10:14 AM
    RENNtech is proud to release their newest additions to the R-Performance Line for the Mercedes-AMG GT family Top of the line is the R3-Package Power Outputs of up to 761 HP and 632 LB-FT Gains: GT: +255 HP +181 LB-FT GT S: +225 HP +137 LB-FT GT C: +186 HP +111 LB-FT GT R: +152 HP +91 LB-FT The R3-Package includes: ECU Upgrade BOV Adapters High-Flow Air Filter Stainless Steel Downpipes w/200Cell Cats Stage II Turbocharger Upgrade Optimized for 93 Octane fuel Big thank you again to @TeamOrangeCrush for helping us with the development on the Orange Beast!
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  • urtan's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 12:43 PM
    Im making the SL 55 AMG M113K supercharged engine in to my MB 190 need to disable immobilizer from the ECU Bosch ME 2.8.1 , any one who can do this ( link or company name ) Thank You have a nice day
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  • FRD135i's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 02:15 PM
    I am very surprised that this has not come up before and no one has started one. In a sub-culture like ours, I know some of you have some badass lawns out there and some priceless tips. Post up your lawns and flex some grass nuts. Winter is upon us so dormancy is around the corner. Its a good time to make fall applications in the south to get a head start on the growing season. I am currently going through a mini rehab. I have a St. Augustinegrass front and will be re-seeding/over-seeding a bermuda back. Just to start things off:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-26-2017, 08:32 PM
    On paper the new W213 Mercedes-AMG E63 S is the most powerful car of this trio. Mercedes-AMG rates the new E63 S at 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. Now, depending on whose horsepower rating standard you use the RS7 Performance edition puts out up to 605 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The power is basically a wash but Mercedes-AMG is getting much more torque out of their 4.0 liter V8 for whatever reason. The Nissan GT-R of course has a 3.8 liter V6 and while it is also all wheel drive like its challengers it has a dual clutch transmission. It is also the lightest of the three. It is surprisingly close but the GT-R pulls all three on the top end. No trap speeds as usual (wtf?) but the GT-R wins with the E63 S close in second.
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  • Cifnyc's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 05:39 PM
    Was definitely happy with my results. This was for my stage one. I’m currently stage 2 catless dp and water meth pre turbo injection. I would say I’m around 640ish. I’ll dyno again soon. Sorry I couldn’t figure out how to chop down the photo sizes ��,. the green line represents pre turbo meth injection, notice as the meth started the turbochargers slowed down then started to work more efficiently after. Picked up 15-40hp and held power. And that’s small nozzles without a tune for the meth. Just using it for safety
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  • M5Dan's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 05:56 PM
    For sale is my Certified Pre-owned 2013 535i Amazing color combo Carbon Black with Cinnamon Full Dakota Leather! Car comes with 6 year/100,000 mile warranty that will be honored at any BMW dealership until September 2019. I bought this one at Bmw of Fort Myers. Car is amazing only has 59K miles. Car has tons of options! M Sport Package with Increased Top Speed Limiter and Sport and Sport + settings, Driver Assistance Package with Lane Change Warning and blind spot Surround View side and top view cameras, Technology Package LED Adaptive Headlights with auto hi beams, Navigation, Heads Up Display, Premium Package. Additionally it has 8 speed Sport Automatic Transmission with paddle shifters, Heated and Multi-Contour seats, Park Distance Control with back up camera, side cameras, and top camera with surround view, Power rear sunshade, Power Trunk, Comfort access, satellite radio, Premium Hi-Fi stereo system, Anthracite wood trim. Car is stock no mods I only added the Euro M badge on fender below side marker see picture, No issues always serviced at BMW dealership, No accidents Clean Clean CarFax Vin Number WBAFR7C54DC823032 All maintenance is update to date car has a 3 year bmw maintenance package I can include if new owner wants. Asking $28,000 or Best Offer
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-28-2017, 09:18 PM
    Color BoostAddict.com skeptical as a 5000 horsepower supercar from Dubai sounds like vaporware. Not only is the Middle East not known for automotive production but a lot of shady things involving cars tend go on over there. Devel is promising a reveal at the Dubai International Motor Show on November 14th. Revealing a prototype and an actual running car that will be sold are two very different things. The specs are insane. 5000 horsepower from a sixteen cylinder quad-turbo motor: They can make whatever claims they want to though. This feels like vaporware. The car has been promised for over four years now not that something like this would be easy to build anyway. Guess we'll find out more on November 14th.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-05-2017, 10:00 AM
    Just hitting 400 kilometers per hour or 248.5 miles per hour in of itself in a car is extraordinary. Getting from zero to 400 kph and back down to zero again in 37.28 seconds is mind bending. Just how impressive is that? Well, the brand new Bugatti Chiron does the same feat in 42.0 seconds. That was the record. It is now 37.28 and held by Koenigsegg and their Agera RS. As for the Agera RS specifications: The Chiron barely had any top at the top.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2017, 07:21 PM
    Would someone explain to me why nobody is talking about this? We're watching the EU self-destruct before our eyes. This is huge and... nary a peep. Plenty of coverage about some pointless mayor in Puerto Rico saying anti-Trump crap but nothing regarding the EU fracturing?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-10-2017, 01:31 PM
    The 720S is making headlines all over the automotive landscape because McLaren raised the bar to such a high level. The car is not really all that far off their multi-million dollar hybrid supercar the P1. Yet, it comes in at a fraction of the price although certainly not cheap. We already know how the 675LT stacks up to it from a previous video. The 675LT itself being no slouch. The 720S beats it here but it hit the limiter in doing so making the race much closer than it should be. The Ferrari F12 TDF is up next. This is the leaner and meaner (770 horsepower) version of the F12. The F12 gets a jump before getting smacked down. Up next is a Porsche 918 Spyder. The 720S pulls it up top! Holy crap. Last but certainly not least is the Bugatti Chiron. The Bugatti has a ton more power, a ton more torque, all wheel drive, and carries a ton more weight. The 720S actually hangs with it which is just mind blowing. The Chiron does start to pull before letting off but a tuned 720S may make things very tough on the Chiron. The 720S deserves every accolade out there.
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