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    Today, 07:46 AM
    The Active Autowerke Level III supercharged M3's continues to impress. This particular M3 runs a full bolt on Cobb tuned Nissan GTR on the highway. The GTR has the Cobb tune, downpipes, a full exhaust system, intake work, and is on 93 octane pump gas. The M3 features the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III S65 v8 supercharger system along with a full exhaust setup. It is not stated whether it is on pump gas or race gas for this run. A full bolt on GTR with a tune is a very potent weapon. However, a roll on race between the two cars on the highway assuming similar power should favor the M3. Why? Because it is rear wheel drive, revs higher, and lighter. A run from a stop favors the GTR with its all wheel drive traction and torque advantage. As both cars have a dual clutch transmission that particular area is even. The M3 pulls surprisingly quickly but it also looks to get a jump on the 'two' count. Regardless, it continues its pull. It would be great to see a rematch between these two cars with the GTR on a race gas map.
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    Today, 07:30 AM
    The Active Autowerke Level III supercharged M3's continues to impress. This particular M3 runs a full bolt on Cobb tuned Nissan GTR on the highway. The GTR has the Cobb tune, downpipes, a full exhaust system, intake work, and is on 93 octane pump gas. The M3 features the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III S65 v8 supercharger system along with a full exhaust setup. It is not stated whether it is on pump gas or race gas for this run. A full bolt on GTR with a tune is a very potent weapon. However, a roll on race between the two cars on the highway assuming similar power should favor the M3. Why? Because it is rear wheel drive, revs higher, and lighter. A run from a stop favors the GTR with its all wheel drive traction and torque advantage. As both cars have a dual clutch transmission that particular area is even. The M3 pulls surprisingly quickly but it also looks to get a jump on the 'two' count. Regardless, it continues its pull. It would be great to see a rematch between these two cars with the GTR on a race gas map.
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    Today, 07:02 AM
    APR released their Stage I ECU tune software for the new MKVII Volkswagen GTI last week. The software showed some very impressive gains on the dyno and APR provided VBOX acceleration data as well. GPS performance meter testing is great but we obviously like to see 1/4 mile dragstrip numbers in addition and APR has now provided a set of timeslips. The stock 2015 DSG MKVII GTI runs a 14.283 @ 97.10 in the 1/4 mile on 93 octane pump gas. That is with full weight and a density altitude of 1823 feet. Obviously summer weather is not going to produce record times but that is a great baseline especially for that density altitude. With just a change in the software alone the GTI runs a best elapsed time of 13.189 seconds and a best trap speed of 110.40 is achieved. The 110.40 trap speed comes on the worse elapsed time of 13.223 and the 13.189 run has a 107.95 trap speed. Regardless, it looks like 108-110 is about the range for a 93 octane pump gas tuned MKVII GTI which certainly is impressive. All three timeslips are below.
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    Today, 12:07 PM
    The Lamborghini Aventador is spectacularly fast in stock form. 0-60? Just 2.7 seconds. 1/4 mile? 10.4 seconds and 136 miles per hour. The naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 under the hood makes 691 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque. That power is sent to all four wheels thanks to an all wheel drive system. The carbon fiber and aluminum frame gives it a 3795 pound curb weight. Impressive figures right? Unfortunately for the Aventador the McLaren P1 puts it to shame. For more than twice the price and due to coming to market a couple years later it better. MotorTrend got 0-60 in in 2.6 seconds from the P1. The 1/4 mile time is 9.8 seconds at 148.9 miles per hour. Its hybrid drivetrain provides 904 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. More power, more torque, and it weighs roughly 500 pounds less than the Aventador. On paper, this is no contest. The two cars were pitted against each other in Indonesia for a 1/4 mile sprint but unfortunately no data was provided as to the acceleration figures. At the 3:50 minute mark you can see the race but the footage beforehand has some gorgeous shots of the P1 and the MP4-12C that are worth watching. The P1 is simply an incredible machine. That said, so is the Aventador.
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    Today, 08:24 AM
    Mercedes is still way out in front of everyone but the Hungarian Grand Prix ended up with Red Bull Racing taking the victory and it was not Sebastian Vettel as we have become accustomed to. Daniel Ricciardo took the checkered flag with excellent driving. He was followed by Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes who provided a great race and excellent finish. Nico Rosberg finished behind teammate Hamilton for fourth place. Alonso got his second podium of 2014 and very nearly a victory. Ferrari and Red Bull Racing both appear to be improving but with eight races remaining it is highly unlikely anyone can overcome the large lead Mercedes is enjoying. Additionally, Nico Rosberg remains atop the driver standings although Hamilton is within 11 points and that battle will range until the end of the season. Team by team race breakdown along with the results and standings below. Daniel Ricciardo's inspired drive to victory for Red Bull stole the headlines in Hungary, but the two men he beat - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton - also shone in a sensational finish to a breathtaking Grand Prix. For Alonso, an astounding 32-lap stint on the soft tyres yielded a second podium of 2014, and very nearly a first triumph. Hamilton, meanwhile, came close to an unprecedented charge from the pit lane to victory, and while powerless to halt Ricciardo, still gained points on his team mate, title rival and polesitter Nico Rosberg. We take a team-by-team look back at Sunday's formbook after a remarkable race in Budapestů Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo, P1 Sebastian Vettel, P7 Quick thinking under the first safety car helped Ricciardo to get into contention, and even though the second wasn't so beneficial he was in play from then on. He was forced to do some judicious juggling mid-race in order to reset things when he feared an imminent power loss, but all was well and after his final pit stop he was able to play catch up on fresh soft rubber, passing both Hamilton and then Alonso in the final four laps to grab his second career victory. He did all of that in great style, and thoroughly deserved the plaudits. Vettel, meanwhile, was also in the thick of the fight for the lead, until he spun exiting the final corner on the 32nd lap and dropped back. He was lucky to get away with that, and later elected to stay out to the finish rather than stop for fresh tyres. The gamble just paid off as he held Williams' Valtteri Bottas at bay for seventh. Ferrari Fernando Alonso, P2 Kimi Raikkonen, P6 Alonso drove brilliantly to keep his F14 T in contention right up until the penultimate lap, and never left an opening for Hamilton even though his soft tyres were 32 laps old by the end of the race. He had earlier survived an off-track moment at Turn 1 and kept himself in contention despite the unfortunate timing of the first safety car - an astounding drive which was a massive boost to Ferrari morale. With Raikkonen having a more convincing race than of late to take sixth from 16th on the grid, the Scuderia move back ahead of Williams and into third place in the constructors' championship. Mercedes Lewis Hamilton, P3 Nico Rosberg, P4 All things being equal, Mercedes should have walked the race - but things weren't equal. After opening up a lead of nine seconds, Rosberg lost out under the first safety car, got held up chasing after Ricciardo, Massa and Alonso by Vergne, and then to his frustration was also held up by his team mate when the latter declined team requests to let him through so that his three-stop strategy might work. He was phenomenally quick at the finish, closing a 20-second gap in 10 laps to finish right on the tail of Hamilton and Alonso's fight for second. Hamilton, meanwhile, survived a spin and a clash with the barriers at Turn 2 on the opening lap, having been caught out by how cold his brakes and tyres were following his pit-lane start. But when he did get going he used the safety cars well and was even in contention for what would have been an unprecedented charge from pit lane to victory, on an afternoon when many had doubted that a podium would be achievable - even in a Mercedes. The fact that he did scythe his way up the order, and his robust refusal to make life easier for his team mate, were two of the enthralling factors of the race. Williams Felipe Massa, P5 Valtteri Bottas, P8 Bottas was one of the four leading drivers to lose out under the first safety car, as timing and traffic dropped him from second to 11th and forced him to play catch-up thereafter. In the end a late tyre stop prevented him from doing better than eighth. Massa drove a tricky race well, and was second before the second safety car, before eventually coming home fifth. The team may have dropped behind Ferrari and into fourth in the constructors' championship, but they can still hold their heads high at the season's midpoint. McLaren Jenson Button, P10 Kevin Magnussen, P12 McLaren were undone by their early gamble to re-equip Button with more intermediate tyres at the first pit stop, with their prediction of more rain proving totally wrong. The Briton did at least lead a lap, but his tyres were soon finished and he was forced to pit for slicks and thereafter dropped away. Magnussen, who elected to stay out on his intermediates and therefore moved from the pit lane to fourth in the space of the opening 14 laps, also felt that a chance had been fumbled as he suffered a similar fate. Toro Rosso Jean-Eric Vergne, P9 Daniil Kvyat, P14 Vergne's occupancy of second place between laps 24 to 33 was a high point, especially as he was fending off Rosberg, Vettel and Hamilton with aplomb. Thereafter, however, he struggled with brake temperature problems and dropped back to ninth at the flag. Kvyat had a tough time after his engine stalled on the formation lap, forcing him to start from the pit lane and limiting him to 14th in the race. Sauber Adrian Sutil, P11 Esteban Gutierrez, Retired lap 33, ERS failure For a while Sauber looked likely to score their first points of 2014, with Gutierrez having his best race of the year to run eighth from laps 24 to 29 - although he later dropped out with an ERS problem. Then Sutil started harassing Button for 10th, with the pair finishing less than a second apart at the flag. Lotus Pastor Maldonado, P13 Romain Grosjean, Retired lap 11, accident Maldonado spun on one of his warm-up laps before the race, later collided with Bianchi, and was never in contention for the points. Grosjean, meanwhile, crashed at Turn 3 while running behind the safety car on lap 11. Not a happy day for Lotus. Marussia Jules Bianchi, P15 Max Chilton, P16 The two Marussia drivers battled throughout, with Bianchi leading Chilton by half a second at the flag. The Frenchman had to cope with a car whose balance was damaged in the collision with Maldonado. Force India Sergio Perez, Retired lap 22, accident Nico Hulkenberg, Retired lap 15, accident For the first time this season Force India failed to score points. Hulkenberg took off his own front wing and slid out of the race when he collided with Perez in the final corner, an incident for which he subsequently apologised. Eight laps later and Perez was also out, spinning exiting the final corner and trashing his car against the pit wall. Caterham Kamui Kobayashi, Retired lap 25, fuel system Marcus Ericsson, Retired lap 8, accident Caterham also had a terrible day, with Kobayashi retiring with fuel system gremlins and Ericsson crashing heavily exiting Turn 3 on the eighth lap, triggering the first safety-car intervention.
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    Today, 02:51 AM
    Even though some had a bad start, I do like the format of winner stays on.
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    Today, 09:32 AM
    You did not just think Dodge would only stick the 6.2 liter twin screw supercharged Hellcat Hemi V8 under the hood of the Challenger did you? The four door Charger sibling was spotted testing with a hood scoop Dodge did not exactly do the best job ever covering up. Under the camouflage is of course the hood scoop just like the Challenger and the Charger Hellcat also gets the new updates from the 2015 models. Additionally more aggressive bumper stylings are covered and the updated wheels and brakes are shown. Expect the new 2015 lights, interior features, and the 8-speed automatic transmission. The Charger SRT Hellcat should have the same 707 horsepower rating as the Challenger. Will the price be the same roughly $60k MSRP as well? It is great to see the Hellcat Hemi V8 finding its way into other models and now the question becomes what else will Mopar put it into? A new Jeep SRT model with this motor could potentially be the fastest SUV in the world.
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    Today, 08:13 AM
    Mercedes is still way out in front of everyone but the Hungarian Grand Prix ended up with Red Bull Racing taking the victory and it was not Sebastian Vettel as we have become accustomed to. Daniel Ricciardo took the checkered flag with excellent driving. He was followed by Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes who provided a great race and excellent finish. Nico Rosberg finished behind teammate Hamilton for fourth place. Alonso got his second podium of 2014 and very nearly a victory. Ferrari and Red Bull Racing both appear to be improving but with eight races remaining it is highly unlikely anyone can overcome the large lead Mercedes is enjoying. Additionally, Nico Rosberg remains atop the driver standings although Hamilton is within 11 points and that battle will range until the end of the season. Team by team race breakdown along with the results and standings below. Daniel Ricciardo's inspired drive to victory for Red Bull stole the headlines in Hungary, but the two men he beat - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton - also shone in a sensational finish to a breathtaking Grand Prix. For Alonso, an astounding 32-lap stint on the soft tyres yielded a second podium of 2014, and very nearly a first triumph. Hamilton, meanwhile, came close to an unprecedented charge from the pit lane to victory, and while powerless to halt Ricciardo, still gained points on his team mate, title rival and polesitter Nico Rosberg. We take a team-by-team look back at Sunday's formbook after a remarkable race in Budapestů Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo, P1 Sebastian Vettel, P7 Quick thinking under the first safety car helped Ricciardo to get into contention, and even though the second wasn't so beneficial he was in play from then on. He was forced to do some judicious juggling mid-race in order to reset things when he feared an imminent power loss, but all was well and after his final pit stop he was able to play catch up on fresh soft rubber, passing both Hamilton and then Alonso in the final four laps to grab his second career victory. He did all of that in great style, and thoroughly deserved the plaudits. Vettel, meanwhile, was also in the thick of the fight for the lead, until he spun exiting the final corner on the 32nd lap and dropped back. He was lucky to get away with that, and later elected to stay out to the finish rather than stop for fresh tyres. The gamble just paid off as he held Williams' Valtteri Bottas at bay for seventh. Ferrari Fernando Alonso, P2 Kimi Raikkonen, P6 Alonso drove brilliantly to keep his F14 T in contention right up until the penultimate lap, and never left an opening for Hamilton even though his soft tyres were 32 laps old by the end of the race. He had earlier survived an off-track moment at Turn 1 and kept himself in contention despite the unfortunate timing of the first safety car - an astounding drive which was a massive boost to Ferrari morale. With Raikkonen having a more convincing race than of late to take sixth from 16th on the grid, the Scuderia move back ahead of Williams and into third place in the constructors' championship. Mercedes Lewis Hamilton, P3 Nico Rosberg, P4 All things being equal, Mercedes should have walked the race - but things weren't equal. After opening up a lead of nine seconds, Rosberg lost out under the first safety car, got held up chasing after Ricciardo, Massa and Alonso by Vergne, and then to his frustration was also held up by his team mate when the latter declined team requests to let him through so that his three-stop strategy might work. He was phenomenally quick at the finish, closing a 20-second gap in 10 laps to finish right on the tail of Hamilton and Alonso's fight for second. Hamilton, meanwhile, survived a spin and a clash with the barriers at Turn 2 on the opening lap, having been caught out by how cold his brakes and tyres were following his pit-lane start. But when he did get going he used the safety cars well and was even in contention for what would have been an unprecedented charge from pit lane to victory, on an afternoon when many had doubted that a podium would be achievable - even in a Mercedes. The fact that he did scythe his way up the order, and his robust refusal to make life easier for his team mate, were two of the enthralling factors of the race. Williams Felipe Massa, P5 Valtteri Bottas, P8 Bottas was one of the four leading drivers to lose out under the first safety car, as timing and traffic dropped him from second to 11th and forced him to play catch-up thereafter. In the end a late tyre stop prevented him from doing better than eighth. Massa drove a tricky race well, and was second before the second safety car, before eventually coming home fifth. The team may have dropped behind Ferrari and into fourth in the constructors' championship, but they can still hold their heads high at the season's midpoint. McLaren Jenson Button, P10 Kevin Magnussen, P12 McLaren were undone by their early gamble to re-equip Button with more intermediate tyres at the first pit stop, with their prediction of more rain proving totally wrong. The Briton did at least lead a lap, but his tyres were soon finished and he was forced to pit for slicks and thereafter dropped away. Magnussen, who elected to stay out on his intermediates and therefore moved from the pit lane to fourth in the space of the opening 14 laps, also felt that a chance had been fumbled as he suffered a similar fate. Toro Rosso Jean-Eric Vergne, P9 Daniil Kvyat, P14 Vergne's occupancy of second place between laps 24 to 33 was a high point, especially as he was fending off Rosberg, Vettel and Hamilton with aplomb. Thereafter, however, he struggled with brake temperature problems and dropped back to ninth at the flag. Kvyat had a tough time after his engine stalled on the formation lap, forcing him to start from the pit lane and limiting him to 14th in the race. Sauber Adrian Sutil, P11 Esteban Gutierrez, Retired lap 33, ERS failure For a while Sauber looked likely to score their first points of 2014, with Gutierrez having his best race of the year to run eighth from laps 24 to 29 - although he later dropped out with an ERS problem. Then Sutil started harassing Button for 10th, with the pair finishing less than a second apart at the flag. Lotus Pastor Maldonado, P13 Romain Grosjean, Retired lap 11, accident Maldonado spun on one of his warm-up laps before the race, later collided with Bianchi, and was never in contention for the points. Grosjean, meanwhile, crashed at Turn 3 while running behind the safety car on lap 11. Not a happy day for Lotus. Marussia Jules Bianchi, P15 Max Chilton, P16 The two Marussia drivers battled throughout, with Bianchi leading Chilton by half a second at the flag. The Frenchman had to cope with a car whose balance was damaged in the collision with Maldonado. Force India Sergio Perez, Retired lap 22, accident Nico Hulkenberg, Retired lap 15, accident For the first time this season Force India failed to score points. Hulkenberg took off his own front wing and slid out of the race when he collided with Perez in the final corner, an incident for which he subsequently apologised. Eight laps later and Perez was also out, spinning exiting the final corner and trashing his car against the pit wall. Caterham Kamui Kobayashi, Retired lap 25, fuel system Marcus Ericsson, Retired lap 8, accident Caterham also had a terrible day, with Kobayashi retiring with fuel system gremlins and Ericsson crashing heavily exiting Turn 3 on the eighth lap, triggering the first safety-car intervention.
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