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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    I'd love to see them try that with me. They can keep their cars with that attitude. Thank the heavens for McLaren.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    The Aston Martin Vantage V8 is a bit tough to squeeze power out of. It is essentially a Jaguar V8 with increased displacement and compression. In stock form it is rated at 380 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque from the 4.3 liter V8 unit (a 420 horsepower 4.7 liter was introduced in 2008. AMR performance on their Dyno Dynamics recorded a baseline of 306.9 wheel horsepower. The graph states flywheel horsepower although considering the flywheel output is 380 that figure does not make sense as anything other than a wheel number. With the addition of an aftermarket intake and exhaust AMR added their Stage 2 tune for these bolt ons resulting in a gain of 53 horsepower at the wheels for a total of 360. Big gains on the naturally aspirated V8 on a conservative dyno. Video and graph below. The AMS Stage 2 tune costs $1999.99: AMR Performance Stage 2 ECU Software Upgrade (tune) on the dyno. Description: The AMR Performance Aston Martin Vantage ECU Software upgrade utilizes the latest in AMR DFC Technology. Enhancing the vehicle's performance by optimizing the engine control module (ECU) with our custom engineered and designed software. Optimization of the fuel, ignition timing, proper sensor scaling, CAM table(s) and more... give the vehicle a cleaner fuel burn, more horsepower & torque while increasing the vehicle's fuel economy. A noticable feel in the throttle response gives the driver a more "throttle happy" experience. Giving the vehicle a more usable and broader power band and eliminating low end "lag". Key Features: - Advanced Fuel Optimization - Advanced Timing Optimization - Advanced CAM Timing Optimization - Enhanced Throttle Response - Increased Fuel Economy - Broader Power Band Product Link: http://shop.amrperformance.com/Aston-Martin-Vantage-43L-Sta…
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  • SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    Ferrari gives a lot of orders to whoever they allow to "test" their cars...Chris Harris wasn't allowed to test a Ferrari from the factory directly for years when he aired his displeasure with the measures they take to make sure their cars come out on top in any comparison(full support teams, "optimized" test cars, etc.). I also read somewhere that an owner did an independent test to weigh the car(it's way heavier than published) and Ferrari had the owner take his thread down from FChat.
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    There is a guy in CA (Treynor from Google) who owns both the LaF and the P1 who I read says the P1 is quicker.. and people who have weighed both cars show the LaF is heavier than a P1 a 157 mph trap is faster than a 4WD AMS Alpha 9 GTR which is over 1000 bhp... by a good 4-5 mph fecking joke these magazines... I say bullshit
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    So if I have this correct In the words of this scuzzy magazine... a 950 brake horse power car can go 157 in a 1/4 mile... gee let us look at that let us say Ferrari have the quickest dual clutch ever and it is worth a 150 bhp off the line etc.. so make it a 1100 bhp car It is still not going 157 mph, sorry.. no way... not even down a 3% slope
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    I doubt Ferrari would honestly give anyone a LaFerrari to conduct an independent test. This is a controlled display.
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  • SSerx_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    Look at the size of the rear tyres, curious. The diference between them is huge
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    This may be the first McLaren P1 and LaFerrari comparison test to provide some real data. CAR Magazine put up a pathetic attempt at a comparison between the two last year. Automobile Magazine does a much better job in their write up and data but something still feels amiss. These are very fast million plus dollar supercars that are the absolute bleeding edge of high performance hybrid technology for street cars. That is all fine and dandy but these are not dragsters. Where is the track comparison component? It is somewhat odd we only get 1/4 mile acceleration figure and that some of the other data listed is based off estimates. They did not weigh the cars for example. How much these cars weigh with their hybrid drivetrains and how close the real world weight is to the manufacturer claims is kind of a big deal. We want to see how light high performance hybrid drivetrains can be made. 3150 pounds for the LaFerrari sounds great on paper but it is an estimate. It may way that much or it could be lighter or heavier. The only way to know for sure is to actually test it. Why have a test and omit this? The biggest omission though is the lack of laptimes from a professional driver. Which one of these cars laps a track the quickest? Automobile sort of dances around this stating the P1 sticks with the LaFerrari around Maranello roads. You may know Maranello is in Italy and you may be getting the feeling this was a Ferrari controlled test hence the lack of real data. We do get acceleration figures but considering the article reeks of Ferrari influence and control how much faith do we put into them? Would Ferrari release figures showing anything less than superiority from the LaFerrari? Why is there no video? How were the cars tested? What equipment? Were they tested on the same day? Are you starting to see the problem here? Although this is the best 'comparison' if you want to call it that to date it is still severely lacking. It may be due to Ferrari politics which it probably is. Either way, this is far from over. Ferrari LaFerrari Specifications Base Price: $1.4 million (est) Engine: 6.3L DOHC 48-valve V-12/789 hp @ 9,000 rpm, 516 lb-ft @ 6,750 rpm, plus 161-hp, 199-lb-ft electric motor; 950 hp combined Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic Layout: 2-door, 2-passenger, mid-engine RWD coupe EPA Mileage: 12/16 mpg city/highway Suspension F/R: Control arms/multilink Brakes: Carbon-ceramic discs Tires F/R: 265/30ZR-19 (93Y)/345/30ZR-20 (106Y) Pirelli P Zero Corsa L x W x H: 185.1 x 78.4 x 43.9 in Wheelbase: 104.3 in Weight: 3,150 lb (est) Weight Dist. F/R: 41/59% 0-60 mph: 2.7 sec ¼ Mile: 9.6 sec @ 157.0 mph Top Speed: 217 mph McLaren P1 Specifications Base Price: $1.15 million Engine: 3.8L DOHC 32-valve twin-turbo V-8/ 727 hp @ 7,500 rpm, 531 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm, plus 177-hp , 192-lb-ft electric motor; 904 hp combined Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic Layout: 2-door, 2-passenger, mid-engine RWD coupe EPA Mileage: 17 mpg/18 mpge combined Suspension F/R: Control arms, coil springs Brakes: Carbon-ceramic discs Tires F/R: 245/35ZR-19 (93Y) / 315/30ZR-20 (101Y) Pirelli P Zero Corsa L x W x H: 180.6 x 76.6 x 46.8 in Wheelbase: 105.1 in Weight: 3,300 lb (est) Weight Dist. F/R: 41/59% 0-60 mph: 2.6 sec ¼ Mile: 9.8 sec @ 148.9 mph Top Speed: 217 mph Source
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  • SSerx_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    At the gas station is very common. Probably thieves are gonna take care of the car. But they dont used to leave papers, at least in Spain.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    Say hello to a new vendor and a new tuner on the scene, Miami Tuning Group. Many of you have seen a lot of S63TU tunes have hit the market in short order as F-Series ECU's have been cracked. What will separate these tunes is namely pricing and features. What is nice to see here are timeslips accompanying the dyno chart. How about cracking 130 in the 1/4 mile with just a tune? This is a Florida result so keep in mind the fuel is 93 octane pump. The M6 turns into quite the beast with just a tune so imagine the possibilities with a race gas tune and bolt ons. Regarding the output figures the S63TU goes to 588 wheel horsepower from the stock 524 wheel horsepower. The peak torque figures rises by just under 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels getting very close to breaking 600 lb-ft at the wheels. You should also notice the torque gains are through the entire curve. Expect to see more MTG over the next few weeks.
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  • Roguewrestler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    Would be interesting if it ran. Love that car. It would obviously have to be heavily modded.
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