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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    Most people will not remember that AMS Performance announced a couple years ago they would be doing a turbo upgrade package for the F10 M5 S63TU engine. This created a big stir in the BMW Performance scene at the time as enthusiasts knew the incredible performance results AMS had achieved with the Nissan GTR. We all know AMS was more than capable of upgrading the turbo hardware at the time but the issue was not the hardware. It was the tuning for the hardware. That is where ESS-Tuning was supposed to come in and provide their tuning 'expertise' with this turbo upgrade. Well, you may have noticed that AMS did not release any S63TU turbo upgrade since this announcement and that ESS-Tuning did not complete any tuning for any aftermarket S63TU turbo upgrade packages. They are not the only ones by the way. Dinan also has yet to come through on F10 M5 / F13 M6 turbocharger upgrades and built S63TU motor promises. So why the big claims and big announcements when both Dinan and ESS-Tuning knew they did not have the capability to tune them at the time? In the case of ESS-Tuning it was likely just a cheap publicity grab designed to get them exposure and fuel their fanboys. In retrospect, it looks downright deceitful and is pretty embarrassing considering they had nothing to back up their claims with the F-Series ECU's just recently being cracked. AMS has their own S63TU tuning solution and will be providing their own tuning for their Alpha 9 S63TU turbo upgrade package. Will anyone even bother to hold ESS-Tuning accountable for tuning claims they could not deliver on? At least one BMW website does not have a short term memory and certainly will. Here is to the future turbo upgrades and quality S63TU tuning options.
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  • fieldysnuts8's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 PM
    So I'm in the pretty early stages but I am considering buying a new (used) car. I bought my current car (2011 Camaro 2SS/RS/manual) when I graduated law school and I was 25 at the time. I'm now 30 and I have a 2 year old. So I think its time for something a little more mature, classy, and practical but I don't want to give up having a relatively fast, relatively sporty car. My price range is around $36k. I do my own basic maintenance (oil, tranny/diff fluid, brake pads, spark plugs) and basic bolt on type work (air intake, headers) but on cars that are pretty easy to work on (Trucks, F-body's, my current car). Below are my requirements outside of price and some general thoughts on how I will use the car: 4 doors and a decent backseat (for car seat) and trunk (golf bags, stroller). It can't be slower than my current car (0-60 in around 4.6, low 13's 1/4). I will not modify the car so it must be at least that fast stock. It must be fun to drive. For example: A Charger Hellcat would not be appropriate because although it is fast, its not fun to drive. I want a car that feels a little special. USE: primarily a daily driver but I may occasionally take it to a track. That said, I'm not one of these guys who is obsessed with shaving 100ths of a second off my lap time. I just want to have fun and have a car that I can push without killing it or myself. If tracked, I would probably not take it past 7.5/10ths of its potential. It must be somewhat classy but not super flashy. I want a car that is nice to be in and I would be proud to walk up to and get in on a daily basis. Ideally it would be a car that a normal person wouldn't think twice about but someone like us (abnormal people) would look at and be like "nice." The car is for me to enjoy driving, not to attract attention. It must be reliable and reasonable to fix or have fixed when something does break. It must also be reasonable to maintain. I understand that most "nice" cars will be more expensive to maintain than my Camaro but it has to be within reason. RWD is preferred but I'd be willing to do AWD if the AWD is fun and tossable. Manual is preferred but I would do flappy paddle if it is a great box, a good deal, and not unreliable. Right now my two front runners are a 09-14 CTS-V and an E90 M3. My concern with the Caddy is that although its fast, I worry that its heavy and not that fun to drive. My concern with the M3 is reliability and maintenance. Any feedback or tips on my front runners is welcome as is advice on other options (supported with reasoning).
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    Everyone who has been whining about the C7 Corvette Z06 straightline performance can just STFU already. Seriously, shut up. If this report is true (as it is almost unbelievable) the Corvette Z06 has managed to place itself among the world's most elite performance cars... at any price point. The C7 Z06 8L90 automatic with the Z07 package is reported to have lapped the Nurburgring in 6:59.13. To understand what a sub 7 minute laptime on the 'Ring means let's provide a laptime from million dollar machinery. The Porsche 918 Spyder laps the track in 6 minutes and 57 seconds. That means the new Z06 can hang with Porsche's best for, oh, less than 10% of the money. That is insane! It also places the Corvette Z06 with elite company like the McLaren P1 and even the Ferrari LaFerrari. The Z06 literally can run with the best the world has to offer at any price point. Now, this is all providing the reports are true. All we have to go on is a source that has not provided or referenced any official confirmation. An HD video is supposed to be coming so we will hold our breath before pronouncing the Corvette Z06 as arguably the greatest performance car in all the land.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    The Liberty Walk riveted body kits have garnered quite a bit of attention. They certainly are interesting and generate discussion. The design tends to be love it or hate it and it does not work on every car. Here is a good example of that as the Lamborghini Huracan seemingly is better off without it. LamboBoost saw the Liberty Walk Aventador in person at SEMA and that design worked fairly well. The Huracan application just is not nearly as clean and the proportions are somewhat awkward. There will be opinions all over the place but the opinion of this website as that the LB Works widebody kit does not work on the Huracan.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:57 PM
    We spend so much time quantifying cars based on data here and get so caught up in numbers we forget the intrinsic qualities vehicles bring. Ultimately, a car is supposed to serve as transport. There are many reasons for needing to reach a different location and Jeremy Clarkson highlights a very special journey below. Clarkson explains the premise very well and this is quite a touching reminder of what is truly important in life:
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 AM
    I bet the Porsche has around 590HP (crank) and the M6 which in fact is convertible should have north of 700, G-Power tend to boost around 0,4-0,5 bar, so with the KKS-exhaust, my guess is 720-750PS
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  • 65AMG's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    Hi Guys, nice video - and comparison runs with a Kawasaki ZZ1400 and other fast cars. Have fun.:)
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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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:57 AM
    Going over 200 miles per hour is fast. Going over 200 miles per hour in a 1/2 mile (2640 feet) is ballistic. AMS Performance set a new Nissan GTR 1/2 mile record of 224.327 miles per hour at the recent WannaGoFast standing 1/2 mile event in Florida. This was achieved by their Alpha Omega upgraded GTR. It is also VBOX verified using GPS at 224.91 miles per hour. The specifications for the Alpha Omega GTR are listed below. Congratulations to AMS on a new 1/2 mile GTR world record and continuing to raise the bar. AMS Alpha Omega GTR: Performance Specifications Quarter Mile: 7.700 @ 186.51 MPH *current R35 GTR record (current best MPH: 190.3) Standing Mile: 233mph *gear limited/done at 1250whp Standing Half Mile: 214.04mph 60-130mph: 2.46 Seconds 30-130mph: 3.32 Seconds *current overall record 100-150mph: 2.15 Seconds *current overalll record 0-186mph(0-300KPH): 7.56 Seconds *current overall record 0-60mph: 1.53 Seconds 0-100mph: 2.79 Seconds 100-200mph: 5.42 Seconds 0-200mph: 10.49 Seconds Engine: Alpha 4.0L Big Bore Engine Alpha CNC Ported Cylinder Heads (w/ Ferrea Valvetrain Component Package) Alpha Omega GT-R Custom Camshafts Turbo/Exhaust: Upgraded Alpha Omega Turbo Kit TiAL Q Blow-off Valves Full Alpha GT-R Exhaust System (includes Alpha and Alpha spec components) Fuel: Alpha Fuel Rail Kit ID 2000 Fuel Injectors (6) Alpha Omega Spec Fuel System Transmission: Alpha Omega Transmission Upgrade Package (by Shepherd Transmission) Intake/Intercooler: Alpha GT-R Intake Manifold Alpha CNC Ported Throttle Bodies Alpha Omega Spec. Intercooler System Interior: Full 8 point Roll cage with Swing out door bars and removable parachute assembly Alpha Tillet Seats Alpha Tillet Seat Brackets Exterior: Alpha Carbon fiber 2x2 V-weave Matte Finish Hood Alpha Carbon fiber 2x2 Twill weave Matte Finish Roof Alpha Carbon fiber 2x2 V-weave Matte Finish Trunk lid Super sweet Omega spec Vinyl Decals APR GTSpec Side Mirrors Aerocatch hood pins Engine Management/Electronics: Syvecs Stand-alone Engine Management System Suspension/Rims/Tires: Enkei 18” RPF01 Front wheels with M&H 275/45/18 Racemaster Drag radials Alpha Drag Wheel and tire combo in the rear Alpha Upgraded CCM brake kit front and rear Alpha Drag Suspension upgrade
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    Today, 01:10 AM
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 PM
    It's always nice with a tune for more HP/TQ, check this out. I simply HATE limiters, this guy does 270km/h for such a long time, but that limiter though :angry-banghead: Good news - It's possible to get it removed together with a tune, one should be able to hit topspeed AND do 270 km/h faster than in the movie. Remember it's an convertible - heavy as ....
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    Today, 10:07 AM
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