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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 AM
    Potentially an interesting drag race here as it pits three very fast cars each representing their nation against each other but Autocar screws the whole thing up. The Nissan GTR and the Porsche 911 Turbo S are not all that different from each other. Both feature twin turbo six-cylinder powerplants, both have all wheel drive, and both have dual clutch transmissions. The GTR is heavier however with less torque on paper. No direct fuel injection for the VR38DETT motor and of course a front engine layout. It's also quite a bit cheaper than the Porsche. The best horsepower per dollar value of the trio is the Hellcat but you already knew that. Just as you likely knew it is the heaviest car of the trio. We're talking 400 kg more than the 911 Turbo S or in other words more than 800 pounds. As this is Autocar they have no clue how to launch the Hellcat. The car is still spinning its tires when they go green. Why? What's the point of the drag race if the Hellcat never even gets a chance to hook up? Of course they also provide no data because it's Autocar and we should all just be happy they aren't doing this in the rain while sipping tea. They try again and the Hellcat again does its stupid spin until the tires go green routine. At no point do they think of going from a roll because producing quality performance comparisons escapes the people at Autocar. Essentially we get a frustrating and pointless drag race video. Someone tell these idiots at Autocar THIS is how you drag race a Hellcat.
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    Today, 01:56 AM
    Potentially an interesting drag race here as it pits three very fast cars each representing their nation against each other but Autocar screws the whole thing up. The Nissan GTR and the Porsche 911 Turbo S are not all that different from each other. Both feature twin turbo six-cylinder powerplants, both have all wheel drive, and both have dual clutch transmissions. The GTR is heavier however with less torque on paper. No direct fuel injection for the VR38DETT motor and of course a front engine layout. It's also quite a bit cheaper than the Porsche. The best horsepower per dollar value of the trio is the Hellcat but you already knew that. Just as you likely knew it is the heaviest car of the trio. We're talking 400 kg more than the 911 Turbo S or in other words more than 800 pounds. As this is Autocar they have no clue how to launch the Hellcat. The car is still spinning its tires when they go green. Why? What's the point of the drag race if the Hellcat never even gets a chance to hook up? Of course they also provide no data because it's Autocar and we should all just be happy they aren't doing this in the rain while sipping tea. They try again and the Hellcat again does its stupid spin until the tires go green routine. At no point do they think of going from a roll because producing quality performance comparisons escapes the people at Autocar. Essentially we get a frustrating and pointless drag race video. Someone tell these idiots at Autocar THIS is how you drag race a Hellcat.
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    Today, 12:53 AM
    This is beautiful and keeps things simple and elegant. A yellow Porsche already screams for attention so no need to go crazy on the rims. Yes, 21 inch wheels sound big but the wheels look right at home on this 991 Carrera 4S. They are a wide 21x12 in back and 21x9.5 in front. The brushed finish with a gloss clear coat looks fantastic. Add in a drop and window tint and the result is one hell of a hot C4S.
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    Today, 01:12 AM
    2017 seems early for a debut of a new generation from McLaren, doesn't it? The 650S is going strong and the 675LT takes performance into the stratosphere. McLaren likely wants to respond to the Ferrari 488 GTB with a new car even though they have the performance edge currently. The fact is the 650S and 675LT are themselves reworked versions of the MP4-12C which launched as a 2012 model. If the P14 model (that is the internal codename) does indeed launch next year it will be able to do so thanks to speedy development from reworking the 650S carbon tub and M838T motor. Will they add direct injection? Will they make it even lighter? Will they increase displacement? We will have to wait and see. Apparently McLaren wants to push the P14 well past the 570S which is quite close to the performance of the 650S. The revised V8 is also expected to lend itself to a V6 variant although what model that would go into is anyone's guess. Maybe an even cheaper entry level model? Either way the P14 will push McLaren well past what Ferrari offers in the 488 GTB which itself is trying to catch the 650S. Source
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    Today, 04:06 AM
    ChonBep, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 04:53 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum PhilomenaR.
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    Today, 07:45 AM
    Welcome Michael621, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 06:07 PM
    Road and Track decided a comparison between the 2016 BMW F22 228i, 2015 F22 M235i, and 2016 F87 M2 was necessary. You already know which is the highest performance model of the trio but it is nice to see a full test of the cars together including roadcourse times. Let's start with the incorrect perception that the 2-Series and namely the M2 is some kind of E30 successor. The E30 never weighed 3506 pounds as the M235i does and that is with a manual transmission. With the automatic the M235i is even heavier. Interestingly, they include E30 M3 test figures and although the S14 naturally aspirated four-cylinder clearly shows its age the E30 chassis shows how BMW's weight is ballooning. There is a massive difference between a 28XX pound car like the E30 M3 and a 35XX car like the M235i. The F22 and F87 are not E30 spiritual successors so get that nonsense out of your head. These cars are heavier than E46 3-Series models. The 228i actually makes the best case for a light and fun driver's BMW (aren't all BMW's supposed to be driving machines?) as its N20 four-cylinder provides the best weight distribution and lightest curb weight at 3341 pounds. Not light, but lighter than any other BMW coupe in production and that even includes the Z4. The thing is, the 228i N20 is being replaced by the B48 engine. The M235i is getting the B58 which will replace the N55 in the 2015 model used in this test. If R&T waited a bit to do this comparison we would have a much better idea of how the non-M 2-Series models stack up as the new engines offer superior performance. Especially the B58 engine. That means the acceleration gap between these cars should get closer: Each of the trio utilizes the 6-speed manual option. That means the M2 would be significantly quicker with the DCT transmission option that the M235i does not have and likely does not have to prevent the M235i stepping on the M2's toes. It is clear that with the new B58 engine and the automatic transmission option the M235i and manual M2 will be too close for comfort. Acceleration stacks up as you expect based on the pricing and power figures. How about the track performance? Well, let's take a look: The numbers are as they should be with the 228i in the rear, the M235i in the middle, and the M2 up front. What else do you expect to happen? What is interesting here to note is that the E82 1M and F87 M2 are virtually identical. Yes, the M2 has a slight and almost insignificant edge. Around the track. it's a driver's race between the two. Unless you have a DCT transmission in the M2 which the 1M did not have as an option. Still, manual to manual is almost a dead heat. What is interesting to note is that the 228i in the tight transitions outpaces the other two. Yes, less weight and better balance account for that. If BMW truly wanted to make an E30 M3 successor they should have built an M version of the N20 or B48 engine for the 228i and stripped out 200 pounds. A 3100 pound M car with 50/50 weight distribution and a high revving turbo four-cylinder actually would be something to take seriously as an E30 M3 spiritual successor. BMW missed the target. More importantly, they didn't care to hit it. The M2 with its superior differential and power of course wins all the performance metrics. So what though? It's not as good as it could be and it is not what it should be. The N55B30T0 engine is just an N55 with the S55 closed deck block. It's not a revver and certainly not a Motorsport engine. Sure, it's a good car. It's just not a great car. Nobody seems to mind or complain though and BMW will sell plenty of them. Being good enough to keep the sales figures increasing is all that matters today. It's too bad. The M2 could (and should) have been something special.
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    Today, 11:07 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Jerodpr.
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    Today, 03:35 PM
    Hey jmw3607: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 03:55 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum WillDoss48.
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    Today, 06:05 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Kadim.m.
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    Today, 08:09 PM
    Hi Ronnie, Tried finding the locking dipstick on ECS with no luck. Would you happen to have a link? Thanks
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  • RobNyc's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 PM
    Very nice, now how about back to back runs ? 3 -5 runs ;) M5 2 vs 0 lol
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