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  • richpike's Avatar
    09-09-2016, 12:43 AM
    Car & Driver's 2016 Lightning Lap at VIR. Lots of super interesting results. Winners: Grand Sport is moving. GT350R is crushing it, especially for the price. Camaro 1LE is amazing for the price. Losers (IMO): M4 GTS - beat the 1LE, but still soundly beat by the GT350R R8 V10 Plus - I guess I expected more Hellcat is not a dancer (but I still want one :lol:) 2:44.2 2016 Dodge Viper ACR 2:45.1 2016 Ferrari 488GTB 2:47.0 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2:47.1 2017 Corvette Grand Sport 2:47.4 2016 McLaren 570S 2:50.2 2017 Acura NSX 2:51.8 2016 Mustang GT350R 2:52.9 2017 BMW //M4 GTS 2:54.0 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 2:54.8 2017 Chevrolet Camaro V8 1LE 2:56.1 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus 3:01.9 2016 BMW //M2 3:03.5 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat 3:03.9 2016 Focus RS 3:04.0 2017 Chevrolet Camaro V6 1LE 3:05.9 2016 Lexus GS-F 3:07.7 2016 Audi TTS Historical data: -Rich
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-08-2016, 12:40 PM
    $134,200 for a performance car with an emphasis on track performance better result in impressive track performance. The M4 GTS makes a big statement with its MSRP but does not back it up where it matters. As a matter of fact, the Ford Mustang GT350R and the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE both top it around Laguna Seca. This measured result is from MotorTrend's own testing. The M4 GTS laps Laguna Seca in 1:37.66. The Shelby Mustang GT350R is 1.6 seconds quicker. That is an eternity. It's long enough to do the math as to how much money someone buying a Shelby GT350R at $62,070 saved over an M4 GTS. What makes this truly spectacular is not only is the Mustang half the price it has a naturally aspirated high revving engine. Ford is beating BMW at their own game with a hand tied behind their back. Honestly, as a BMW M fan forced to sit back and watch the as M division chokes from spending so much time sniffing their own farts this is highly satisfying. Is it a wake up call to BMW? It should be considering that not only did the M4 GTS get obliterated by the Shelby GT350R the $44k Camaro SS 1LE edged the M4 GTS as well. What is the 1LE? Just an option package for the Camaro: Camaro SS 1LE Highlights 6.2L LT1 V8 rated at 455 horsepower, and 6-speed manual transmission (automatic transmission not available) Magnetic Ride Control Segment-exclusive electronic limited-slip differential with 3.73 ratio Unique forged-aluminum wheels with 285/30ZR20 front tires and 305/30ZR20 rear tires Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires with a compound and construction developed exclusively for Camaro Brembo brakes with new 6-piston monobloc front red calipers and 2-piece rotors Track cooling package with engine oil, differential and transmission coolers Suede steering wheel with shorter-throw shifter Dual-mode exhaust system RECARO front seats with aggressive bolsters optimized for shifting and steering comfort Satin black hood, front mirrors and unique 3-piece rear spoiler Available Performance Data Recorder What is the point of a $135k+ M car built for the track that can not top anyone in its price range let alone cars at a fraction of the cost? The M4 GTS does not need to be a world beater (like the cheaper Viper ACR) but it needs to be better than this to be taken seriously. Does anyone even take the M division seriously anymore? We will have the full results when MotorTrend posts their 2016 Best Driver's Car videos but it's clear that not only does the M4 GTS not live up to the hype, it's an abject failure.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-21-2016, 08:34 PM
    There is no stopping the Viper ACR. It is a track animal bent on destroying whatever dares come across its path. The M4 GTS? The Shelby GT350R? The Porsche 911 Carrera S? The new Acura NSX? The McLaren 570S? All simply lambs led to the slaughter. Emphasis on slaughter. Just look at what the Viper ACR did around Laguna Seca in the hands on Randy Pobst: 1. Dodge Viper ACR - 1:31.58 2. Audi R8 V10 Plus - 1:34.23 3. McLaren 570S - 1:34.58 4. Mercedes-AMG GT S - 1:35.30 5. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R - 1:36.11 6. Acura NSX - 1:36.36 7. Porsche 911 Carrera S - 1:36.44 8. Nissan GT-R - 1:37.08 9. BMW M4 GTS - 1:37.66 10. Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE - 1:37.78 11. Jaguar F-Type SVR - 1:38.75 12. Aston Martin V12 Vantage S - 1:41.77 It is almost a full three seconds faster than the next car up which is the Audi R8 V10 Plus. That is a beatdown. The Viper ACR is just on another level and it's amazing this car does not get more respect. Now, it is interesting to contrast MotorTrend's results at Laguna Seca to Car and Driver's results at VIR (Virginia International Raceway). The R8 V10 showed very weakly in Car and Driver's hands yet it is the second quickest car here with Randy Pobst at the wheel. When we say Car and Driver's hands we mean their staff who simply is not on Randy's level when it comes to driving prowess. Car and Driver's Lightning Lap is a good comparison but it is not as scientific as MotorTrend's (which also isn't perfect) due to taking place on multiple days with multiple drivers. MotorTrend uses Pobst at Laguna Seca with the cars running on the same day. That is a big difference. As is the fact VIR rewards power in the lap time more than the shorter and tighter Laguna Seca. What do we learn? That the M4 GTS get its ass handed to it by the Mustang GT350R yet again. It loses at VIR, it loses at Laguna Seca, and it is simply safe to say the GT350R is the superior track performer anywhere. Yes, at a fraction of the price. When you bring the M4 GTS asking price into the argument the car looks like a joke. Is its laptime respectable? Sure, if beating a Camaro SS that comes in at less than 1/3 of the money by a tenth of a second is respectable. The AMG GT S is cheaper, the 911 Carrera S is cheaper, the Nissan GT-R is cheaper, the Mustang GT350R is cheaper, and the Viper ACR is cheaper. What do they all have in common? They are all better performance cars than the M4 GTS. The Mercedes-AMG GT S deserves honorable mention beating the stout GT350R as well as the incredible new Porsche 911 Carrera S. Considering the GT S is not even anywhere near as hardcore as the GT model line gets, that is impressive. Enjoy the videos of the laps below with impressions from Pobst. The winner of the competition will be announced shortly. If we were to guess, the Carrera S is the favorite.
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  • victor247's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 11:53 PM
    Hi guys, I just got a 2008 335i E93 as a project car. I just got a donor 335IS that ill use the transmission off of since the car currently has an automatic transmission. I just ran a cross a Precision 6870 for a good price that I plan to buy. What do you guys think of the idea of doing a single turbo project on a convertible and piecing the kit together? Would it be better I just get a kit? Whats the max power the IS DCT will reliably hold? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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  • rawad1017's Avatar
    09-10-2016, 12:09 PM
    Not bad for stock turbos lol whole summer of ass whoopings. There is money to be made when you have a low 12 car that looks the way this thing looks Back when it was a 12.5 car After the fuel it upgrade
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  • Enfiftyfore's Avatar
    09-01-2016, 07:53 AM
    Peep dis http://gtspeed.us/2016/08/31/bosch-to-offer-water-injection-system-used-in-m4-gts-to-other-automakers/
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  • nait's Avatar
    09-08-2016, 05:05 PM
    nait started a thread For Sale: jaws vt500 sc kit in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Good day. I have the above kit for sale with less then a 1000 miles on it. This kit is manufactured in sweden and sells for 7000 euros. I will accept 5000 euros and will ship world wide on my cost with fedex.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-28-2016, 10:54 AM
    The Lamborghini Aventador SV is no joke capable of running mid 10's at close to 135 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. However, it does weigh 3900 pounds and the 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 while very powerful at 740 horsepower is naturally aspirated and is not easy to tune. The AMG GT S with its M178 twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 on the other hand is very easy to tune. Not only is it lighter than the Lamborghini it has a dual clutch transmission and a rear wheel drive layout meaning lower drivetrain losses and very quick shifting. Keep in mind the Aventador Superveloce is a track car first and foremost. It will generate considerably more drag at speed than the AMG GT S due to its aerodynamics. You take an AMG GT S and upgrade the turbochargers as GAD Motors did and it is no surprise this is what happens on the highway between the two:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-29-2016, 12:45 PM
    Nico Rosberg received a boost in his race prospects thanks to Lewis Hamilton being forced to start from the back. Why? Due to penalties as he exceeded the maximum amount of engines allowed in a season. No driver has ever won a Formula 1 Grand Prix starting from the back. Surprisingly, Hamilton came fairly close. Hamilton impressively managed to charge up to third place benefitting from a bit of chaos due to several wrecks. The nastiest of which happened to Kevin Magnussen: Video here: http://www.formula1.com/en/video/2016/8/Race__Huge_Magnussen_crash_brings_out_red_flags_at_Spa.html That is a bad, bad wreck. The race would be red flagged but fortunately Magnussen did not suffer any serious injuries: Rosberg had it easy leading the whole race and not having to worry about pressure from Hamilton. He was never challenged. The only excitement came from those behind him battling for position. Mercedes is running away with the constructor's championship and Nico Rosberg is now nine points behind Hamilton for the driver's championship. The Italian Grand Prix next week at Monza should be very interesting.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-03-2016, 02:45 PM
    This is just a teaser preview but it gives you an idea of the capability of the M156 with turbochargers. Eurocharged released information on development of this twin turbo M156 setup a couple months ago and BenzBoost was able to obtain a dynograph. The specs are as previously stated: The engine is a built M156 (6.2L). - Custom CP Pistons (lower compression than stock) - Carrillo Rods - Custom ARP Head Studs - SLS Black Series Valve Buckets - CNC Ported Race Heads - 650cc Injectors The turbos are Precision GEN2 PT6062 CEA - Dual Ceramic Ball Bearing - 60mm Compressor Wheel - 66mm Wastegate Outlet - T3 V-BAND Flange - 3" Turbine Inlet Housing This was supposed to be a one-off design but due to the interest Eurocharged will produce a twin turbo kit for purchase. What can it do? Well, at only 5.2 psi of boost on pump gas how does 681 horsepower and 613 lb-ft of torque at the wheels sound? Now imagine the race gas figures on high boost. BenzBoost will be bringing you those soon of course. For now, Eurocharged continues to work on the kit and the tuning.
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    09-01-2016, 03:19 PM
    If you're a car guy and live in Italy, please PM me.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-14-2016, 07:16 PM
    My favorite show of the year. Of course I'm going. Not sure where I'm staying yet but already looking at things I'm going to do. Definitely want to check this place out:http://www.heartattackgrill.com/menu.html They have bags of wine: Also going to check out this pinball arcade: https://www.facebook.com/FremontArcade/ I mean, it's Vegas. There's going to be a ton to do.
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    09-02-2016, 08:26 PM
    It's a good thing there were no parades around.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-31-2016, 11:10 AM
    A twin turbo V12 Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series with 4Matic all wheel drive? Yep, it exists and it's been kept under wraps for a while. Things have a way of leaking out onto the internet though and this car is no longer a secret. Weistec built it for a customer in the Middle East. How much power? What does it weigh? What does it run in the 1/4 mile? How much did it cost to build? These are all questions that only the guy who owns it can answer and only if he wants to. He seems to want to fly under the radar with it which is fine. Now, you are probably thinking what I am thinking. How cool would it be to see this M275 V12 swapped 4Matic C63 Black Series go up against the GAD Motors M157 V8 swapped 4Matic C63 Black Series? BenzBoost is excited just thinking about the prospect. Hopefully more details come if the owner wishes to share them.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-12-2016, 06:09 PM
    This is just a quick street pull between two people who don't know what they're talking about. If you can ignore the banter what it shows is that the M4 is the much faster car. We already knew this way back in 2014 but real world results are nice to have. First, what you need to understand is they do not have 'about the same power' despite the RC F being rated higher on paper. The M4 S55 motor makes much more power than the RC F rated at 467 horsepower. It also has more torque. It also revs higher. It also has a DCT transmission. It's also over 400 pounds lighter. This is one sided because the RC F is a pile of hot garbage. It's a 4000 pound automatic naturally aspirated V8 that would be outclassed in last generation's sport sedan battle. It's doing its best W204 C63 AMG impression and failing at it. Calling the RC F as monster as is done in this video is an insult to monsters everywhere. The RC F gets a large jump and even though the M4 owner gets on the gas a day later he pulls past easily. We get one crappy run but it shows in the real world that even if the RC F gets a jump the M4 easily reels it in and passes. Contrary to what is stated in the video the RC F doesn't get a lead at speed due to turbo lag but because the driver has poor timing. Nobody at freeway speeds in the right gear in an M4 should be running into turbo lag. Why aren't you back at the drawing board already Lexus?
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  • blisstik's Avatar
    09-08-2016, 12:24 AM
    It's a fuel additive to raise octane up to 105.
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  • Darkiedm4's Avatar
    08-29-2016, 06:09 AM
    Had some fun in France yesterday!
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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 06:32 PM
    One of my runs, more videos coming :) BMW E36 turbo with drag slicks vs. BMW E30 325ix turbo AWD with street tires and medium boost:
    1 replies | 1862 view(s)
  • veee8's Avatar
    08-26-2016, 04:08 PM
    Brand new in the package OEM BMW twin turbo N54 install kit. Include everything you need to do the job including downpipe and chargepipe clamps and seals. $240 shipped
    4 replies | 1367 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 PM
    We all know the Tesla Model S P100D is quick off the line. GPS test numbers showed 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and 0-100 in 6.5. The 1/4 mile trap speed on the VBOX used for the GPS numbers showed 124.5 GPS trap speed timing often inflates trap speeds versus real world drag strip numbers. That is the case here. The Tesla is still fast but on an actual strip runs 10.825 @ 122.93. The Huracan manages 10.843 @ 127.23. The two cars and very close and it really comes down to reaction time for the win. The Tesla is hard to beat right off the line but you can see just how much harder the Huracan is pulling past the 1/8 mile. From a roll, the Tesla has no chance. Certainly impressive performance from the P100D but it is a bit of a one trick pony.
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  • BerndV's Avatar
    09-08-2016, 12:13 PM
    I have been posting on another forum for a while under the same user name, but I just recently discovered this site. After reading about the good and bad people have had with various tuners, I thought I would simply copy and paste a recent post/thread regarding my recent experience with AMS: I just returned home to Montana after a 3500 mile road trip that included a trip to AMS for installation of their ECU tune, their full intercooler upgrade including the auxiliary intercooler, and their catback exhaust. They also performed a complete before and after dyno tune that was quite thrilling to witness. I also paid a bit extra for a before and after dyno test of a popular item many of you have purchased with less than stellar results which I will address in a different post. I did not have a downpipe installed for several reasons. I wanted to do the DP install myself as it is a fairly straightforward DIY and I wanted a less expensive DP than the AMS. I plan on eventually adding a new larger turbo once Speedriven completes development of their standalone ECU and at that time I will install the complete Weistech turbo-back pipe kit, so the very nice AMS piece plus install would have been a waste of money. I was also going to have their complete carbon fiber intake installed but unfortunately it was out of stock. I also took the car to the drag strip at Union Grove, Wisconsin the Friday night before I dropped the car off to get in a few stock baseline 1/4 mile runs. I have been an amateur motorcycle road racer for years but this was actually my very first time running a car at the drag strip. I went with two friends who brought along a 2006 S65 AMG sedan as well a 2010 BMW M6 coupe. That entire experience was truly a lot of fun. My reaction times were less than impressive but I still managed to get the information I needed. The best part was the look on some of the spectators faces and the questions I received about the relatively quick times I ran in a four door luxury sedan and what had been modified. Most Friday drag racing types don't see much AMG stuff. I'm afraid I embarrassed the guys I ran against despite my lousy reaction times. Anyway, lots of fun and good conversations in the pits. I have to say that I was very impressed by their facility, the professionalism and friendliness of their staff, and the great lengths that were taken to fine tune my ECU on the dyno. I was given a tour of their facility and it is a truly outstanding place to see. I felt like a kid in a candy store. Their tune, when done at their West Chicago facility, is a truly custom tune. Their ECU tuning/dyno tech made six trips back and forth from the dyno room to his office with my ECU in hand as he honed every parameter in order to get it as perfect as possible. His job was made a bit more difficult by the fact that I had that wonderful midwest 93 octane gas in my tank but he had to de-tune a bit for the 91 octane we get out west. On my return trip home, I managed to hit a GPS readout of 191 mph on a particularly long stretch of Hwy 2 in eastern Montana with ambient temps of 95 degrees and an altitude of 2000 feet ASL. In was hoping to break 200 MPH but it really takes a looong stretch of open road with great visibility to reach those speeds. I will give it a try on I-15 north of Great Falls, MT some other time. I did spend lots of time well into triple digit speeds with many runs to 170 mph. I will post some dyno sheets and my best 1/4 mile slip later today. I would like to extend special thanks to my salesman Larry Hamilton, COO Anthony Miniscalco, and their ECU guru Jake. They put up with all my questions with tremendous patience and courtesy and made me feel truly valued as a customer despite the fact that they clearly have a huge number of customers.
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