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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 AM
    The Porsche 918 Spyder is one of the most absurdly expensive, absurdly awesome, and absurdly technologically advanced cars on planet earth. It is the highest performance vehicle Porsche has ever offered in production trim for the street. So what does one do if they happen to be fortunate enough to own the 887 horsepower hybrid supercar capable of 0-60 in 2.4 seconds and clearing the 1/4 mile in 10.0 seconds flat? Take it shopping of course. The two women here (not exactly lookers, hey, this is a site filled with guys what do you expect?) are struggling to fit their shopping bags into the small bonnet up front. Why these two women took a 918 Spyder shopping and why they even have a 918 Spyder is anyone's guess. A passerby happens to capture the hilarity on video. Dear 918 Spyder owners, do not use the car as a shopping bag mule. It deserves much better.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    We all always hear this stuff but honestly you have the option of assembling your own kit. Secondly, I'd pay this pay this no problem. It should be the first upgrade anyone does anyway. It's 95 degrees all week. If I lost a race due to timing being pulled I'd be pissed off.
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  • Dietcoke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    2695 for a heat exhanger reservoir and pump. lol @ rich benz owners. its worth what people are willing to pay i guess. i'm in the wrong line of work
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Last month German publication Sport Auto compared a 1992 E30 M3 DTM car to the F80 M3 on the Hockenheim and the E30 DTM car crushed it. This led to F80 M3 fanboys stating the comparison was not fair because the E30 M3 DTM car is a race car and the F80 M3 is a street car. Apparently a three decade old design with a naturally aspirated four banger beating up on the pride of the modern M division ruffled some feathers. Well, here is a comparison with an E30 M3 that is much closer to the street car. The 1987 FIA Group A car is less powerful than the E30 DTM car and even closer to the E30 M3 street car. Additionally, Mid-Ohio is a larger race track than the tighter Hockenheim that gives an edge to power meaning the straightaways favor much more powerful F80 M3. Before we get into which car excels where on this racetrack we want to highlight the difference in powertrains here. The E30 M3 has a four-cylinder which was developed specifically for FIA and DTM racing. The four-cylinder offered higher revs than BMW's inline-6's at the time and sitting further back in the chassis it offered better balance. The S14 as it is fondly remembered was developed by the same man responsible for BMW's insane 1500+ horsepower turbo four cylinder engine era: "The engine was a highlight. Although there was an internal push to use one of BMW's signature inline-sixes, M technical director Paul Rosche, the mad genius behind BMW's 1400-hp, four-cylinder Formula 1 engines, wanted the balance and high-rpm stability of a twin-cam four. To make the first prototype, he literally sawed two cylinders from the head of an M88—the 24-valve six from the M1 supercar—and paired it with a version of the iron block used in the 2002tii. (Fun facts: The F1 project started with that same block, and Rosche was later responsible for the McLaren F1's V-12.) Test engines vibrated themselves to pieces but produced around 200 hp and more than 7000 rpm." So in the F80 M3 you have modern BMW M power with forced air providing close to 500 horses and in the 1987 E30 M3 Group A car you have an S14 four-cylinder spinning to around ~8000 rpm with roughly 320 horses. The later DTM cars had more displacement and revved to roughly ~10000 rpm with 340+ horsepower. The DTM car obviously offers a bit more power, torque, and tighter gearing. The weight difference between the two cars is about 1400 pounds which is night and day. So how does this play out? The F80 M3 dominates the straights and the E30 M3 dominates the twisties. The end result is practically a wash with the F80 M3 coming ahead by three tenths thanks to its shift speed and straightaway advantage. The comparison plays out exactly as it should. The new car is more powerful and technologically advanced but the track oriented E30 M3 is still more than a match on the roadcourse. Very different M cars but it is certainly interesting to see the past and present compared: Source
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    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Ahahahah "The divorce kit"... makes me laugh especially since I'm attending two weddings the next two saturdays... More seriously... That's the second cooling upgrade for the M157 engines after the weistec kit. Weistec doesn't offer a pump with their upgrade. I asked why in the dedicated thread on GermanBoost. They said the stock pump was so powerful it wasn't needed to upgrade it. AMS seems to disagree since thay added a secondary one. So... What's up with the stock pump... ? According to the M113K "World" stock MB pumps have no good reputation
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    With the new turbocharged V8 era one issue the heavy AMG sedans face is heat soak. This is especially prevalent after multiple WOT (wide open throttle) runs and exacerbated by high summer temps or warm climates. To prevent heat soak which will cause a loss of power cooling upgrades are necessary. This is especially true on modified cars which of course will generate even more heat and likely be driven aggressively. AMS has a solution with their boost cooler system to maintain optimum performance. The system drops temps by almost 60 degrees according to AMS testing which is a very large temperature drop. Further details on the $2695.00 system (available for pre-facelift E63 and CLS63 RWD models) including what it contains as well as design choices below in the words of AMS: The Alpha Performance E63 (W212) 5.5L Bi Turbo Boost Cooler System is a great addition to your M157 equipped AMG whether your car is stock or modified. The cooling system features a large, high efficiency heat exchanger located at the front of the car, a reservoir that holds over a gallon of coolant in the passenger front fender well and a high flow brushless pump which runs complementary to the factory pump. Whether you live in a hot climate area, enjoy long spirited drives in the mountains or long high speed pulls on airstrips, the M157 Boost Cooler will keep your intake temps low and maintain your AMG’s maximum output no matter the ambient conditions. As with all Alpha Products, everything needed to install the system is included – bolts, fittings, lines etc. Best of all, no drilling on the car is required. Hard ‘Core’ The most important part of an efficient heat exchanger system is the core, skimping here could mean the overall performance of an ‘upgraded’ system might be worse than stock! Our Alpha core is a high quality, made in the UK, double pass design where the coolant makes two passes through the unit vs competing products which use a single pass design. Our unit works with the factory heat exchanger giving you a significant boost in cooling power. Innovative Reservoir Means Zero Lost Trunk Space! The hand fabricated Alpha reservoir acts as a large heat sink to keep coolant temperatures low and stable. With over a gallon of additional coolant on board, it increases the cycle time allowing it to dissipate more heat before being recirculated, working as a large thermal reservoir, keeping the horsepower-killing heat soak at bay. With its trick mounting location in the passenger fender well, you don’t have to worry about running lines to the rear of the car, drilling holes in your trunk's floorboard, or giving up valuable trunk space! Pumped up! To give you the best possible performance and keep the coolant flowing efficiently through the heat exchangers, we added an additional high flow pump to run in conjunction with the OEM pump. The combination of the two pumps allow a high flow rate to keep the fluid moving and maintains that flow rate at higher pressures giving you the assurance your car will stay cool in hot climates or on those top speed pulls. Exclusive Benefits: Unique Fender Mounted Reservoir Unlike Competing Designs, No Drilling or Cutting of Body Panels Required Short Line Routing Works with both Distronic and Non-Distronic Vehicles OEM Fit and Finish System Includes: Hand Fabricated Reservoir High Efficiency Double Pass Heat Exchanger High Flow Brushless Coolant Pump 4 ply Heavy Duty Silicone Hose High Pressure Coolant Line Distronic Bracket (Optional) CLS 63 Adapter (Optional) Pump Control w/Harness All Clamps, Fittings, Bolts, Brackets and Hardware Applications: 2012-2013 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Non-4Matic (W212) Special Product Notes: Some early M157 5.5L Bi Turbo models came with a non-divorced cooling system, our system requires the system be divorced. If you have an early model that does not have a coolant reservoir under the engine cover (see image in More Images tab) you will need to add the divorce kit from the options menu. Our divorce kit uses OEM Mercedes-Benz parts.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    These are faster than the Euro numbers. Interesting. Yes, definitely a front page article.
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  • ezec63's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 AM
    Sticky haven't seen this info posted anywhere else so thought you'd be interested to make it a front page article once you read the numbers amazing ... http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2015-lamborghini-huracan-lp610-4-tested-review car and driver tested the huracan and the numbers are mind bending. 0-60 in 2.5 .. 0-100 in 5.7 ... 1/4 mile 10.4 135 holy sheet !! This smacks around the aventador can't believe they went this far Vasily1 this puts your cars performance into perspective you have a rocket ship to be able to walk away from a car as fast as the huracan like nothing ! Didn't seem to be losing any ground on shifts either the lightweight and gearing kept the huracan in it down low but then the horsepower took over at speed. Your car is a freak huge 4 door Benz putting hurting on fastest super cars available today
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 AM
    This video is similar to another posted earlier this month showing the acceleration of the Lamborghini Huracan from a standstill. The difference is that the previous video was from the Russians over at Dragtimes.info and this one comes from the professional German automotive publication Sport Auto. The Germans use the launch control feature (known as thrust mode) and take the car up from a stop to a higher speed hitting an indicated 341 kilometers per hour or 211.8 miles per hour. At high speeds speedometers are known to read high so the car is likely traveling a bit slower than indicated but either way hitting over 200 miles per hour as quickly as they did in a completely stock car is incredible. The Huracan launches from a stop at roughly 4000 rpm with no drama and just rockets through the gears until topping out. It is a hell of a car right out of the box.
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    Yesterday, 02:09 AM
    Here are some Dynojet dyno numbers for an APR Stage I tuned MKVII Volkswagen GTI. APR released their Stage I MKVII GTI tune software last month but as APR uses a Dynapack hub dyno the numbers tend to be higher than other popular dynamometers. The results on the Dynojet here are interesting as the 91 octane Dynojet peak horsepower figure of 286 wheel horsepower is higher than the 281 wheel horsepower figure APR posted themselves. The torque figure of 460 is in newton meters. Converted to lb-ft it comes out to 339. APR's figure is 356 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly the horsepower figure is higher but the torque figure is lower on the Dynojet than the Dynapack. Critcism of APR's numbers being high due to their dyno may be overblown. Solid results with the GTI approaching 300 wheel horsepower with just a base Stage I tune.
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    Yesterday, 01:45 AM
    Mercedes-Benz seems to just want to mess with its model naming conventions just because they can. What was the ML-Class became the M-Class and now the M-Class in turn become the GLE-Class when it receives a facelift during 2015. Now Car and Driver reports that the GLE will also be offered as a coupe which has been reported as the MLC up until now. This seems confusing but Mercedes is attempting to make things easier for the consumer. Why changing everything up is going to make everything easier is anyone's guess. Mercedes is going to apply to their SUV's what they already applied to the S-Class coupe when the CL-Class was discontinued. The same exact thing took place with the CLK and E-Class coupe. So, say goodbye to the M-Class. Say hello to the GLE-Class and further naming changes for the sake of change. Source
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    Yesterday, 12:13 AM
    Keep in mind their timing equipment is different. Obviously those cars are capable of better than 12's in the 1/4 mile.
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    08-26-2014, 11:48 PM
    So the M6 was quicker than the Gallardo and the CLS? The Lambo and CLS ran the qtr in the 12s?
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