Activity Stream

Sort By Time Show
Recent Recent Popular Popular Anytime Anytime Last 24 Hours Last 24 Hours Last 7 Days Last 7 Days Last 30 Days Last 30 Days All All Photos Photos Forum Forums Articles Articles
Filter by: Popular Articles Last 7 Days Clear All
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 03:51 PM
    Motiv Motorsport posted a dyno overlay that provides perspective on the difference between two of their N54 single turbo kits and also the impact of their port injection fueling system. The 750 kit in the graph below is using E50 ethanol without the port injection fuel system. The Motiv 900 N54 single turbo kit is using the port injection supplemental fuel system combined with E48 ethanol. The difference between the two is substantial and the supplemental fuel is obviously necessary to hit the figures. Motiv 750: 705 wheel horsepower 680 lb-ft of wheel torque Motiv 900 with supplemental port fuel injection: 829 wheel horsepower 781 lb-ft of wheel torque This overlay is certainly interesting to see as we already saw the record setting Motiv 900 dynograph which touched off a spirited discussion in the BimmerBoost forums. A video has since been added which is below. The automatic transmission is obviously not capable (yet) of reliably handling any of these figures but solutions are being worked on. MOTIV 900 Single Turbo Kit MOTIV PI-1000 Port Fuel Kit MOTIV / FuelIT! Stage 3+ LPFP System MOTIV Single Turbo Tuning Solution + COBB AP Tuned by Jake@MOTIV 100% STOCK MOTOR
    41 replies | 834 view(s)
  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:42 PM
    So remember when Vargas Turbo Technology teased that they started work on a turbocharger upgrade for the S55 3.0 liter turbocharged inline six in the new F80 M3 and F82 M4 just two weeks ago? Well, they are already done and the hardware is heading to EAS for testing. Yep, this happened absurdly fast. However, let's all hold our horses and expectations. The problem will not be the hardware, VTT has that part down as the pictures so. The problem as always is the problem on modern BMW's will be the electronics and tuning. Regardless, good things are coming for the new M cars already and it is simply a matter of time before this all works as it should The question mark is how much time. Vargas Turbo Technology: We are happy to announce our first set of S55 turbocharger upgrades are complete, and will be going out tomorrow. We chose EAS as our tester, and they will installed / tested on their current record holding S55. We are excited to see how they do in the new platform! :dance:
    23 replies | 1230 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 01:11 AM
    The F80/F822 M3/M4 are 11 second cars and here is the proof. Really, this should not be surprising for anyone with wheel horsepower in the 420 range and wheel torque in that same range. There is more than enough grunt to get a stock car into the 11's with a good launch and favorable conditions. Deep into the 11's as the 11.66 @ 119.240 pass shows. The 1.759 60 foot definitely helps and is certainly great for OEM street tires. ATCO in New Jersey is also known for good prep so combine that with some torque off the line and there is your 1.759. These are all variables but in the opinion of the race gas is having the biggest impact here. The ECU is designed to adjust based on fuel quality and will to a degree advance even on the stock tune knowing the detonation threshold is higher. A log or even just a pass with pump gas and race gas would sure shed some light on just how big of a difference the fuel is making but we know how well modern direct injected turbo cars respond to higher octane. A lot of favorable factors here (-350 feet density altitude) making for a record setting stock F80 M3 1/4 mile recipe.
    32 replies | 729 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 01:52 AM
    Nice race from our Russian friends here pitting the new breed of German twin turbo V8's up against each other. On the BMW side we have an F13 M6 with a Stage 2 tune from PP-Performance. The CLS63 AMG M157 is tuned by someone who rebrands other tuners tunes. Yes, for some unknown reason MHP still exists. The last time we heard the name they were selling Weistec tunes as their own. From what we have heard first hand, Weistec has distanced themselves from MHP. This 'tune' could be anything considering how MHP and Andrew Cluck have been passed around from tuner to tuner as if he was a drunk sorority girl at a frat party. Well, let's focus on how the cars do instead of how diseases get spread. There are three runs and in the first the CLS63 gets a nice jump. The M6 is able to reel it in and looks like it is starting to pull only for the CLS63 to let off due to traffic. The second run offers a more even start and the M6 again starts to pull. By 167 miles per hour it looks like the M6 has a good 5+ car lengths and is continuing to pull, impressive. The third run is the best of the bunch as the cars have the most even start. The M6 again pulls up top and continues to pull by 167+ miles per hour. In a roll on race like this the M6 has a couple advantages on the CLS63. To begin with, it is lighter by roughly 250 pounds. Additionally, the DCT transmission in the M6 shifts faster. Without seeing a dyno from each car it is difficult to exactly state how these factors affect the race but the result is the M6 pulling decisively on the runs.
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 03:53 PM
    Congratulations to BimmerBoost member akh23456 for topping his personal best and also according to our information setting the fastest F10 M5 trap speed seen on the 1/4 mile drag strip thus far. With bolt on modifications and race gas he me managed a 11.580 @ 130.08 1/4 mile pass at the ATCO strip in New Jersey. His best elapsed time hit 11.321 @ 128.57 although the trap speed dropped with the better traction off the line. These two slips are a good illustration of how trap speed and elapsed time relate and can be swayed by the launch. @akh23456's modifications consist of MS109 race gas, custom Undercover Performance catless exhaust system, and a BMS tune. Well done and congrats:
    29 replies | 642 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-13-2014, 10:32 AM
    The Panamera is a love it or hate it design. It certainly is not the most photogenic at certain angles but todays designs with some of their proportions and angles simply need to be seen in person. Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller thinks Porsche needs to do better regarding the Panamera design. When asked about the Panamera in Paris Mueller stated, "There have been some small mistakes and we will do it better. For example the design could be better." The next generation Panamera will definitely depart from the styling of the current car and become more sleek. That said, is the Panamera ugly? Source
    12 replies | 466 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-13-2014, 02:41 PM
    Well, here is another tuned AMG M157 beating up on an Italian exotic. This time though instead of the Aventadors we have seen it is a Ferrari 458 Italia. The Itala is lighter than the Aventador and the E63 and is a rear wheel drive car with a dual clutch transmission. However, as it is stock it definitely lacks the raw grunt of the E63. To put the power disparity into perspective here a stock 458 Italia will dyno roughly in the 450 wheel horsepower range. A tuned rear wheel drive AMG M157 on the other hand can get well over 600 wheel horsepower with supporting mods. And supporting mods this E63 AMG has with downpipes, a full exhaust, and intake modifications. The 458 does surprisingly well considering the large power disparity and it is important to point out the E63 has three people in it (and someone will question whether anyone should be racing with a child) but considering the 1000 pound disparity between the cars to begin with passengers will not have a huge impact here for the E63. Regardless, a good run from both cars and yet another AMG beating up on an Italian.
    10 replies | 598 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 01:41 PM
    The next generation Audi R8 will essentially mirror the Lamborghini Huracan. This should be no surprise to anyone as the current generation Audi R8 is essentially a reskinned Lamborghini Gallardo with the option of a V8 under the hood. However, the current generation R8 is available with a manual transmission although that is set to change. As the Huracan is not available with a manual the R8 based on it will not be either likely as a cost cutting move. Heinz Holleweger who is the managing director of Quattro GmbH stated, "There is almost no desire from our customers to have a manual gearbox. In the R8, the take-up of manual gearboxes is currently less than five per cent." We can not blame Audi for not including a manual if customers have not shown they want a manual. As far as what to expect for the new R8 Holleweger stated, "You can look at a Lamborghini and think of that." Source
    6 replies | 213 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 03:24 PM
    Ford, you have our respect. It is very cool to see a company that gets enthusiasts and knows they want performance out of their cars. Seeing Ford Racing take a trio of new 2015 Mustangs to the dragstrip and pushing them is just so damn cool. Talk about an enthusiast friendly company! Guess there is a reason the Mustang comes with a line lock right from the factory, eh? The new Mustang has an IRS (independent rear suspension) so Ford wants to prove the car is still capable on the strip despite the loss of the live rear axle. The Ford guys state they like drag racing as it stresses the drivetrain and that certainly is correct. Their idea is to exceed the production parts with the Ford Racing parts but make sure reliability is retained. Definitely cool and definitely cool to see the parts tested on the dragstrip. So how did the new 2.3 liter Ecoboost do? Ford Racing gave it a rear subframe kit, heavy duty half-shafts, drive shaft safety loops, exhaust, ECU tuning, and drag radials. The result? A 12.56 @ 109. That is seriously impressive and should alleviate any concerns about a four-cylinder Mustang. Next up they did bolt on modifications to a Mustang GT 5.0. Essentially the same set of modifications as with the Ecoboost model although they also added headers. With a very nice launch on the slicks they hit an 11.77 @ 116. Easy 11's for the GT 5.0 which is no surprise. Last but not least, how about a blown Mustang GT? The supercharged car went 10.97 @ 128 in the 1/4. The fact that Ford modified their Mustangs and took them out to the strip to post results is simply awesome. Imagine BMW or Mercedes doing that.
    7 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 02:41 AM
    This really is not shocking but it does hint at a changing of the guard. Hybrid sports cars are here to stay and we will see technology trickle down across various manufacturers. In the case of Porsche it is very easy to see where it will happen. Technology, engineering, and testing employed with the 918 Spyder will find its way into the 911. There is no longer debate about hybrid sports cars they are here and they work astonishingly well. The decision is not official for the a hybrid 911 but in a recent interview Porsche CEO Matthias Muller stated, "This hybrid technology has two reasons: one is CO2, but another reason for us for this technology is sportiness. As we have proved in the 918 Spyder … it can work. So it can also be a solution for 911.” He is right, the 918 Spyder proves it can work. By 2018 the idea of a hybrid 911 will pretty much be standard thinking. The more likely question being asked regarding the next generation 911 is if a non-hybrid version will be available. Source
    4 replies | 421 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 02:47 PM
    Well here is (and that was quick!) Eisenmann's full valved exhaust system for the new F80 M3 and the F82 M4. The Eisenmann system is a complete downpipe back system and includes valved options. It is also available as a rear section only of course and is modular if you wish to add pieces as you go. BimmerBoost premier vendor IND-Distribution has the full release and pictures below. The only additional thing BimmerBoost would like to see is a before and after dyno showing the power gains on the system although an improvement in the S55 engine sound quality alone makes a full exhaust more than worth it. Please visit for further details or contact @Ilia@IND @Nate@IND or @IND-Distribution on the forums for pricing and purchase information. When inspecting the F8x M3/4 in any amount of detail, one thing becomes abundantly clear- in their quest for the perfect M car, BMW left no stone unturned, no issue unaddressed, no aspect of the car’s behavior un-optimized. Technology and art in engineering has enabled BMW to create an absolutely spectacular M3, a car that’s capable of plush comfort when driven normally, and life changing performance when driven in anger. Simply put, the M3/4 is BMW’s latest masterpiece, and has made all of us at IND fall in love with BMW M all over again. Watching BMW create and engineer their new F8x inspired us and Eisenmann Exhaust Systems GmbH to respond in kind. We knew that we could not simply connect a series of pipes to a generic canister and attach exhaust tips at the end. Every aspect of the design had to be analyzed, evaluated, and perfected until the exhaust system as a whole was absolutely flawless. Eisenmann did not approach the design of this exhaust system with the idea of beating their competitors- Eisenmann’s only peer in this race would be BMW M itself, and no stone could be left unturned. Today, we are happy to introduce Eisenmann’s own masterpiece, the F8x M3/4 Eisenmann Heritage valved exhaust system. Eisenmann’s Stuttgart-based engineers have leveraged 30 years of heritage as Germany’s premier exhaust manufacturer as well as decades of experience as OE designers and manufacturers for Porsche and AMG to create the M3/4 Heritage exhaust system. Each system is constructed from high grade 304 stainless steel, with a specific attention to wall thickness throughout to create the best combination of fantastic sound and reduced weight. The canisters are machine-pressed into a shape specifically designed for the F8x M cars using a series of deep draw dies, resulting in extremely high canister rigidity and contributing to Eisenmann’s signature tone. The canister shape was specifically created to completely eliminate the canisters from the rear view of the car, drastically improving the appearance of the F8x cars. Multiple internal flow paths work in unison with BMW’s Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus ECU programming, and enable Eisenmann’s valve control to have a variable but drastic effect on the exhaust system’s personality, yielding a quiet tone while cruising and a fearsome growl under full load. Eisenmann’s Heritage system is available as a rear section or complete exhaust system, enabling M3/4 owners to choose their sound level in stages. The complete system will include everything from the exhaust tips to the BMW downpipes, allowing for a bolt-on solution for easy installation and an aggressive sound. Improved flow capacity gives the exhaust system sufficient overhead for future modifications, removing any restriction in the system and enabling the F8x’s S55 powerplant to make even more power. The new “Signature” tip combines what was great about BMW M’s design with the classic Eisenmann LeMans style to create something that is both at home on BMW’s new M car and also an homage to Eisenmann’s own classic tip designs. Eisenmann’s new “Signature” tips are specifically designed to emulate the style of the BMW M tips, to allow our clients to remain within the M realm of design and appearance, while simultaneously having something very unique- the added “LeMans style” inner tip is an Eisenmann hallmark, and has been unique to Eisenmann for over a decade. In short, we are confident that this is the best Eisenmann F8x M exhaust possible. We are thrilled to present the new F8x M3/4 exhaust system to M enthusiasts worldwide!
    2 replies | 469 view(s)
  • COBB Tuning's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:36 PM
    Our Accesstuner Race software is now available for supported 997.1 Turbo and GT2 vehicles!! Accesstuner Race is engine tuning software created for enthusiast tuners. Accesstuner Race allows the user to get into the heart of the OEM ECU and create custom calibrations for vehicles equipped with virtually any performance modification. The end result is a tune that is custom tailored to the vehicle's unique modifications, producing maximum power gains while maintaining the drive-ability and sophistication inherent in the OEM ECU. Please submit the Accesstuner Race Request Form in order to begin the process for acquiring this software. Once submitted, one of our Customer Service Representatives will contact you for billing information and to initiate the email containing your specific download link.
    2 replies | 233 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 06:05 PM
    It is difficult to even process how blistering fast 7.700 @ 186.51 is in the 1/4 mile. It is even more difficult when you attempt to put it into the context of a street car. AMS is not just resetting records that are resetting the minds of performance enthusiasts. They also have once again proven (as if it was necessary) just how capable they are. The details are below in the words of AMS who says it all best but we of course offer our congratulations and respect. Especially considering that the bar was not only raised but that they raised it in 90 degree Texas weather. On the heels of our win at the Texas Speed Syndicate (TSS) Texas Invitational (TI) event, we decided to make the most of our 1,000+ mile trip to Texas. The tracks in Chicago had already starting degrading with the cooler weather. The opportunity to run at a well prepped track in Texas might be the last chance we would get to turn Omega loose. After a quick phone call to TSS president Amar Sood we had our chance. Amar made arrangements with Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown Texas on Monday October 6th. After a 6 hour trip south from Dallas to Baytown we arrived at Royal Purple Raceway (RPR.) It seemed however that Chicago weather had followed us as two VERY large storms, one from the north and one from the south were set to converge on Baytown. Quickly, we rushed to unload Omega, swap on the AMS 15” slicks and get set for its first shakedown run. The track was prepped well. Feeling good, Ivan set out to make the first full pass. Omega launched and took off. We sat by the sidelines waiting for the board to light up anything 7.7X to beat the GT-R ET record. Sadly the board did nothing of the sort. A timing system glitch caused the equipment to not record the 1/4 mile time and trap speed. The time slip brought more frustration as all of the other information was recorded. A 1.30 60 foot time coupled with the 5.10 in the 1/8th at 149 mph had all the makings for a record breaking run. With the temperature dropping and the storms rolling in quick we rushed to prepare Omega for one more pass. The RPR staff worked on resetting the timing system before these two massive storms engulfed the track. As Omega pulled to the line the horizon was lit with flashes of lightning and dark ominous clouds. We knew this would be our only chance. Just as the track officials were ready, drops of rain started to fall. Ivan quickly drove Omega down the strip and headed for the track tunnel for cover just before the skies opened up in a torrential downpour of rain, howling wind and cloud to ground lightning. The day was lost… Sick with wondering what could have been we opted to extend our stay one more night in the little city of Baytown. Sadly with the storm came the humidity. Stifling air coupled with a scorching sun, 90 degree temps and a DA reading of over 2300′ created a none too favorable track. Still feeling confident that Omega could do what it came to do we unloaded yet again for one more shot at the record. After a shakedown run the car was ready. Following a quick burnout Ivan crept to the starting beams. We quietly watched as Omega seemed to make short work of the track. As the car crossed the beam the ¼ mile trap speed seemed to stay on the board for what seemed like an eternity before the numbers 7.700 lit up. Omega had done it! We had overcome great odds at the TI event and now in the same trip reset the ¼ mile ET record re-establishing Omega as the quickest and fastest R35 GT-R in the world! More attempts were made with even more power following the 7.700 run. Sadly the exceedingly hot track simply could not hold the additional power thrown at Omega. We would have to wait for better conditions to unleash the car’s full potential. Even still the Alpha Omega GT-R has some amazing performance specs: 0-60mph: 1.53 seconds 0-100mph: 2.79 seconds 100-150mph: 2.15 seconds 0-300kph (186mph): 7.56 seconds The AMS/ALPHA team fought hard during our time in Texas and all of our goals were realized. Our hard work was not enough though and without the help of their friends and sponsors, none of the past weeks accomplishments would have been possible. We would like to proudly thank the following friends and partners for helping to bring Omega back to the top of the mountain: Matt Owen and Tony Palo of T1 Racing Development Amar Sood of Texas Speed Syndicate Sheptrans Dodson Motorsport The Driveshaft Shop Exedy Injector Dynamics SPL Parts
    3 replies | 79 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-13-2014, 01:56 PM
    You could call this a blowout. AMG dominated from the start of the 2014 Formula 1 season and blew everyone else away. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas team captured the championship after the Russian Grand Prix this past weekend with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finishing in 1st and 2nd respectively. There are three races left in the season and the exciting battle will be to see which of the Mercedes-AMG drivers takes home the 2014 Formula 1 Driver's Championship. As things currently stand, Hamilton leads Rosberg heading into the US Grand Prix on November 2nd by 17 points. Congratulations to Mercedes-AMG Petronas for a well deserved and dominant 2014 Formula 1 Championship.
    0 replies | 438 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 12:17 AM
    The Aventador with its 6.5 liter V12 that revs to 8500 rpm sounds pretty damn good in stock form. Factory exhaust systems even on high end exotics have design compromises due to things such as emissions and noise restrictions like any other car so there is room to even improve something as special as an Aventador. And improve the sound Armytrix did with their full titanium system. This is the first this network has heard of Armytrix but their exhaust certainly looks amazing and the sound is even better. Check out the video at the bottom to hear what can only be described as an exotic Italian symphony. Armytrix Lamborghini LP700-4 titanium valvetronic exhaust system with Quad-style titanium tips. Ceramic Coated Cat-bypass pipe, Titanium Valvetronic mufflers, Titanium Quad tips, Wireless remote control module This valvetronic titanium exhaust system is fully built in titanium with the finest materials, the whole system total weight only 7.77 KG, extremely reduce the dead weight of your supercar and improve performance. Liberty Walk x Armytrix special edition laser mark Valvetronic system with three wireless remote control functions (On, Off, TPS/RPM Auto) OFF mode for stock sound and more comfortable driving; On mode for Racing exhaust sounds and power increase. In auto mode, the valves will automatically close to maintain backpressure at low rpm, when you are driving in high speed, the valves will automatically open for maximum air flow, which add more horse power to your car. You can set whatever timing your want for valves to automatically open and close by rpm or how deep you press your gas pedal, it’s a new toy making your car more fun to drive. Square tips replaced the stock circle look makes appearance more aggressive. Flawless welding quality in detail. Ceramic Coated test pipe What Armytrix's test pipe is different from other company that uses heat wrap is the ceramic coated(paint), the one big disadvantage of using heat wrap is still having the chance of heat-wrap caught on fires, such cases happened before, with that in mind, Armytrix uses the special ceramic coated paint that 100% avoid risks like this and given outer surface of the test pipes maximum heat insulation, protection from internal acidic corrosion and for lasting good looks. The hotter exhaust gas improves turbocharger efficiency and activates catalytic converters more quickly. It's also the key factor for that powerful F1-like exhaust sounds and performance improvement
    1 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 02:19 PM
    Bad news and the SRT Viper just continue to go hand and hand. The SRT Viper racing program getting cut was just a matter of time. The initial signs appeared early this year when Chrysler pulled the SRT Viper team out of the 24 Hour of Le Mans and now they have just shelved the program entirely. Financial issues for the new Viper are well known with its plant getting shuttered and the MSRP getting slashed by $15k to move cars off lots. The latest casualty is the racing program which is a luxury that Chrysler simply can no longer afford. It is a shame as the Viper is a hell of a race car and was just starting to get back into the swing of things. An off and on program like this simply can not succeed without stability and consistency. Sad news and a low point in the Viper's history but as enthusiasts we are all hopeful Dodge can turn things around with the Viper. Chrysler Group LLC Announces Discontinuation of Factory-backed Road Racing Efforts Announcement to withdraw from racing program with the conclusion of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season October 6, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it is discontinuing the factory-backed SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports racing program in IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) with the conclusion of the 2014 season. This decision affects participation in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with the Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R GTLM-class team. The Dodge brand will redirect its focus and efforts on the brand's product lineup. "Our company has made a business decision to discontinue the SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R racing program," said Ralph Gilles, Senior Vice President of Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. "We are very proud of the amazing achievements our fantastic teams, drivers and partners have achieved on track the last few seasons. We thank them for their hard work, effort and commitment to SRT Motorsports. It's been an honor to be a part of the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and we wish them every success in the future." The Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R 2014 racing season concluded Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Petit Le Mans. The two-car SRT Motorsports team won the team and driver (Kuno Wittmer) titles in the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM-class. SRT Motorsports won two-of-three championships contested in the class and finished second in the GTLM manufacturer championship in just its second full year of the program. As the company announced May 6, the SRT brand will continue to be aligned with the Dodge brand, delivering SRT ultimate performance vehicles to complement the Dodge brand's mainstream performance vehicles. About Chrysler Group LLC Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, and the SRT performance vehicle designation. The Company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C and Mopar products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899. Chrysler Group became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat on Jan. 21, 2014. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, Dodge Challenger and Viper SRT, Ram 1500 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
    0 replies | 62 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 08:02 PM
    No more speculation is necessary Jaguar will officially compete with the C63 AMG and BMW M3 with the upcoming XE. Jaguar will take their third generation AJ133 supercharged and direct injected 5.0 liter V8 and go to battle against their main German rivals. The question remains as to what level of output Jaguar will give the XE. 500+ horsepower is rumored but the range could be anywhere from 470 to 550 horsepower. It is doubtful that Jaguar will come out of the gate with their max output option but considering the C63 AMG offers an option over 500 horsepower Jaguar is likely inclined to match that. The downside for Jaguar is that they will feature a supercharged motor against turbocharged competition but they will be also offering the largest displacement. Additionally, Jaguar may have all that torque paired to the lightest curb weight considering the aluminum frame of the XE is expected to provide a 3249 pound curb weight although that is with a four-cylinder. An automatic transmission and rear wheel drive drivetrain are likely so the XE will be very capable of spinning its tires. With an advanced suspension system it should be capable of hustling all that torque around a track and not just in a straight line. Jaguar sure is stepping up their game and enthusiasts are benefitting from it. Source
    0 replies | 62 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:02 PM
    We tend to make fun of the Toyota Prius here. Not because it is a bad car but because it is pretty much the opposite of what we as automotive enthusiasts look for. We want cars that are fun to drive, exciting, and that maybe even offer a bit of a roar from the motor letting everyone know hundreds of horses are under the command of your right foot and ready to be unleashed. This guy summed up our feelings on the Prius:
    0 replies | 52 view(s)
  • ezec63's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 AM
    Oh sure AMG knows nothing handling. If it was just about awd and power why wasnt the rs7 faster? It also has AWD and just as fast if not faster then the e63 in a straightline. AMG obviously has the chassis and handling setup right. The E63 shouldnt be directly compared to the m6 its a four dour m5 rival. The m6's closest competitor is the RWD SL63 which ran even faster then the awd e63 and beat the m6 competition package time by 7 seconds. Its also lighter than the m6 coupe even though its a hardtop vert. A bolt on SL63 is no doubt faster than a bolt on m6. There is no doubt the m6 is strong but saying AMG is only good for stump pulling and the m5/6 are better track cars isnt the whole truth.
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • mpower33's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    if its only tune then you're right , but renntech will do a much better job than pp-p
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • M177's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    Bro I totally i agree with & i don't know how i convince people here that's no way that a tuned M6 can beat a tuned CLS63 even what ever under the hood of the M6 Stock m6 will beat a stock cls63 we all agreed in this we cannot compare a stock m6 with cls63 its compared with the sl63 but if you talked about tuned cls63 there is no way for the tuned m6 to win
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • 63Master's Avatar
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • mpower33's Avatar
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • sdg1871's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 05:46 PM
    I agree with you that there is still a lot of tuning development to do on the S63TU. BMW is making it very hard on tuners with that engine. The tuning on the M157 is, of course, considerably further along and the torque numbers on the tunes for the M157 (AMS claims 830 and Renntech claims 839 lbs-ft with tune only) are dramatically higher than any tuner has been able to get out of the S63TU. But, of course, you can reflash the M157's ECU while for the S63TU you must rely on a piggyback tune (at least with respect to US tuners).
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 04:44 PM
    Because with the all wheel drive it could put its power down. Do you really think a heavier car that will understeer is out handling the M5? Come on man.
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 04:35 PM
    I'm not a BMW fan I'm very critical of the company. I have no dog in this fight. Nobody is flash tuning the BMW's despite what some may claim. It's piggyback tuning still whereas Renntech can flash the M157. The fact is the M6 is the lightest car, has 4.4 liters, is rear wheel drive, and DCT. It's a very strong car as illustrated. We don't know what tune is on the 63 AMG but we do know it is tuned. You're judging its quality based on it losing.
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 04:32 PM
    I've seen this video. That does not mean that is how it always is. The tunes have evolved (and will continue to especially in the case of the S63TU) and the M6 is lighter than either of these cars.
    29 replies | 1079 view(s)
More Activity