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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 AM
    Pure Turbo dropped off their M4 for a little JB4 dyno tuning. The car has a JB4, full exhaust, factory intake system, racing fuel, meth kit running dual CM7 nozzles (overkill with the race gas... but better safe than sorry first time out), and of course the hybrid turbos. It is a manual transmission. There were a few little bugs to work through but the end result exceeded my expectations. I'm pretty impressed with these turbos. Spool is delayed maybe 300-500rpm, similar to RB N54s vs. stock N54s. But damn does it hold more power to redline. There is probably another 30-40 whp in them but since it's not our car I didn't want to push it "too" hard.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 PM
    It feels like the US RS7 1/4 mile record only stood for a few minutes before being broken yet again. A few days ago AudiBoost posted an article on the quickest and fastest US RS7 at the time which ran 10.558 @ 132.56 in the 1/4 mile. The time and trap speed to beat now is 10.388 @ 133.54. The difference between this run and the previous run is that in addition to the APR Race gas software the RS7 in the video below also has a full exhaust system. Keep in mind this is still the APR Stage I software and a more aggressive software tune is on the way from APR (and others). At this rate we will see 9's out of the RS7 with bolt ons very soon.
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    Today, 02:13 PM
    Developments in the BMW F-Series flash tuning scene are proceeding faster than expected. Earlier this month BimmerBoost brought you the story that BMW F-Series Infineon tri-core ECU's had been cracked and the various cracks have spread like wildfire to tuners throughout the globe. Jailbreak Tuning posted flash tune results on 91 octane for the F10 M5 S63TU V8 and the numbers are very encouraging even at this early stage. Peak power went up from the 539 wheel horsepower baseline (with aftermarket downpipes) to 617 wheel horsepower for a gain of 78 horsepower at the wheels. The tune deletes the CEL (check engine light) caused by the downpipes. The torque figure rises from 507 lb-ft at the wheels to 567 lb-ft at the wheels. Torque gains are seen throughout the entire curve once the turbos spool. F10 M5 tuning and S63TU V8 tuning is ready to take the next step forward. 2015 is going to be very interesting for BMW aftermarket performance.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 AM
    Here is an absolutely incredible run and launch from a 991 Turbo (standard Turbo, not the S) on the 1/4 mile dragstrip. This 991 Turbo is modified by Simon Motorsport and is using their powerbox piggyback tune, BMC filters, a full catless exhaust system, and the IPD intake plenum. The result is a record setting 10.31 second pass at 130.73 miles per hour with a 1.35 60 foot time. That is a hell of a launch and as you can see in the video it just hooks up without drama and goes. This time exceeds the recent 10.325 @ 135.22 that PP-Performance set with a flash tuned 991 Turbo at the same Yas Marina drag strip just edging it out in elapsed time but with a slower trap speed. There will no doubt be some back and forth as these two vie for the record. Congratulations to Simon Motorsport on the achievement.
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    Today, 03:04 AM
    A Ferrari may look like a work of art on the outside but you might be surprised as to the quality of the components that make production. Ferrari has some of the best engines in the world but their production exhaust systems at least on the base cars leave a lot to be desired. This what the full Fabspeed header back F430 exhaust system looks like: Absolutely gorgeous, right? Now here is what a stock Ferrari F430 manifold looks like in comparison to the Fabspeed piece: A night and day difference? Yep. The difference is not just in looks and sound either. The full Fabspeed exhaust package that includes catalytic converters with an ECU tune gains 51 wheel horsepower and 30 lb-ft of wheel torque on the standard F430. Some people think Ferrari's are perfect from the factory. Well, we hate to break the facade but they are not. Even a Ferrari can be improved upon and significantly at that.
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    Today, 01:51 PM
    If you are an avid reader of this network (and you should be) then you remember an article from a few months back of a 991 Turbo S versus a Lamborghini Aventador in a standing kilometer drag race. The 991 Turbo S won the drag race but the Aventador had the higher trap speeds meaning it was pulling harder up top. That standing kilometer result means that from a roll the Aventador should win against a stock 991 Turbo S. Well, last month we happened to see an Aventador go up against two 991 Turbo S models. The Aventador beats both of the 991 Turbos. So what happens if the 991 Turbo S gets a tune and full exhaust? What you see below. From both a stop and a roll the 991 Turbo S pulls the Aventador and it does so easily. The run from a stop does not feature a launch from either car though and they simply mash the gas. Despite having 'only' a 3.8 liter flat-6 engine versus the Aventador 700 horsepower 6.5 liter V12 the Porsche's turbochargers give it the advantage. It certainly does not hurt it weighs roughly 500 pounds less and has a dual clutch transmission.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    If you have some dream cars on your list chances are one if not both of these are on it. At some point we are going to see somebody in the automotive press do a proper comparison between these two cars (not the garbage CAR gave us) but for now a wallpaper will have to suffice. It is rendered obviously and the flames are a bit much. That said, if this is not a race and comparison you have dreamed about seeing you must be on the wrong website.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    It is no secret we are fans of the Hellcat V8. How can you not be? Underrated 707 horsepower? Twin screw 2.4 liter blower? Forged internals from the factory? Yes to all of that! Now the question is what other cars will the Chrysler group shove the Hellcat supercharged V8 into? Jeep ruled out a Hellcat Cherokee for 2015. That does not mean we will not see one eventually though. Any holdup is likely due to trying to figure out how to get the transmission and all wheel drive drivetrain to hold the massive torque. Considering how big of a hit the Hellcat V8 is it only makes sense to stuff into a Cherokee. Maybe even a RAM as well if we really get lucky.
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    Today, 08:32 PM
    Cadillac has leaked out that they will debut the next generation CTS-V at the Detroit Auto Show taking place next month or more accurately in just over three weeks. Considering how powerful Cadillac's European competition is they need to pack some serious heat. They intend to as the C7 Z06 LT4 6.2 liter supercharged direct injection V8 is expected under the hood. This raises the question as to whether the CTS-V will get the exact same LT4 or if there will be changes much like the previous generation CTS-V saw to its LSA V8 compared to the LS9 it was based on which saw use in the ZR-1 Corvette. Let's think positively for a moment that the CTS-V will not be detuned. That means 587 rear wheel horsepower for the CTS-V or in other words more than any of its competition. It will likely be mated to the 8L90 automatic transmission which offers incredibly quick gear changes meaning GM is likely to have the fastest luxury performance sedan in the world if they manage to keep the weight from ballooning. We will know more next month but let's hope GM gives the CTS-V the LT4 without any changes and if they do make any changes they only do so to give it more, not less, power and torque.
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