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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 05:10 PM
    The new PorscheBoost and BoostAddict project car is finally here. Say hello to this 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera. In other words, the new 991.2 generation with the B6 twin turbo 3.0 liter motor. The car has all the goodies including Sport Chrono, PDK, and the Sport Exhaust. The goal will be to produce 911 Turbo S humbling performance at a fraction of the cost in a lighter package. Think of it as building your own GT2. PorscheBoost already reached out to several tuners/vendors including: Fabspeed @COBB Tuning GIAC BMS IPD @VF-Engineering @Pure Turbos This should be a very fun project. Apologies for the poor photography as the sun made things difficult. Expect better photo shoots as things progress.
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    02-24-2017, 04:26 AM
    The built motor era for the S63TU engine platform is getting going thanks to BPC (Bimmer Performance Center). They have a built engine package with some impressive specs that will increase the durability and capability of the S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8. Those looking into this package will be people pushing the motor with turbo upgrades. When over 700 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, peace of mind becomes increasingly important: Some engines will last longer. Some engines will not. There are many factors such as fuel quality, torque, use, mileage, tune quality, etc. If you drive around town with a turbo upgrade getting groceries it is not exactly the same thing as going WOT on the roadcourse for hours of laps. This is the list of upgraded components: BPC Spec Darton Flanged Sleeves – Optimized wall thickness for strength that far exceeds factory Alusil cylinders without compromising block integrity or cooling characteristics BPC Spec Carrillo H-Beam Rods – Rated at 1500 HP BPC Spec Diamond Coated Pistons – Thermal coated crown and teflon coated skirts. BPC Spec Total Seal Stainless Steel Piston Rings BPC Spec Calico Coated Main & Rod Bearings BPC Spec spark plugs They also offer these services: Engine Block CNC Bore & Hone Process CNC Main Bearing Line Hone BPC Spec Optimized Engine clearances Precision Balanced Rotating Assembly Cylinder Head BPC Spec Ported Cylinder Heads BPC Spec Valve seat machining CNC Cylinder Head Resurfacing Now, combining a built motor setup like this with a turbo upgrade is key. We saw the BPC built S63TU motor with their Borg Warner EFR 7163 turbo upgrade put out 846 horsepower to the wheels in an F10 M5 with preliminary tuning. They are shooting for over 1000+ and that is really where the upgraded engine components will be put to the test. How much does this all cost? Well, they didn't tell us. Expect to pay to play. The S63TU platform is poised to have a very big 2017.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 07:21 AM
    A humbling experience here but a full bolt on Nissan GTR is no slouch. Neither is a BMW N54 with the Pure Stage 2 turbo upgrade. The E60 chassis is a bit heavier than your typical N54 and namely an E82 1-Series variant. Run what you brung though. This E60 belongs to BimmerBoost member @viperware and it is a strong car. His vehicle is a 2010 E60 535i with FBO, JB4, Port Injection, Pure Stage 2, RB Inlets, VTT outlets, and an MFactory LSD. It just wasn't enough.
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    02-25-2017, 09:21 PM
    The N63 and N63TU (technical update) twin turbo 4.4 liter V8's offer incredible tuning value. Although the engines are twin turbocharged and share the 4.4 liters of displacement (and some of the engine internals) with the S63TU out of the F10 M5 the N63 manifold and turbo setup differs. That means the N63 is not quite as capable as the S63 with bolt on tuning but it still gets great aftermarket gains and is a much better value. Just look at the price of an F10 M5 and a used 550i. One can buy a 550i, add a JB4, and have M5 performance at a fraction of the cost: The N63 and N63TU are simply a great BMW turbo tuning value and have yet to reach their potential in the aftermarket.
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    02-21-2017, 08:35 PM
    The goal here is 800+ horsepower as stated by Turbo Lab of America. What are they doing? Well, they are massaging the factory S55 turbo housings considerably. They are stuffing TDOHL 20G wheels into the OEM housing which requires a bit of machining as the video below covers. Does it produce 800 horsepower? That is a good question. They are working on it and this upgrade if it comes to fruition will be a very nice value in the S55 turbo upgrade market. It is somewhat difficult to get information on the Turbo Lab of America S55 upgrades as they do not have a very good web presence. They do have Youtube videos but their website is lacking and they primarily sell on Ebay. There certainly is promise here and it is worth watching for F80 M3 and F82 M4 owners.
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    Yesterday, 01:13 AM
    Getting statistics you can trust on the Ferrari LaFerrari is not exactly simple. Ferrari tightly controlled magazine testing to the point where you could not trust it. They would actively avoid third-party comparisons with the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1. That is why whenever you see a comparison without Ferrari controlling the testing you know you can take it seriously. The Ferrari is lighter than the 3758 pound 918 Spyder although the amount varies based on who you trust. We do not trust Ferrari so the difference is probably closer to 200 pounds or so. Part of the reason is the 918 Spyder is all wheel drive. This helps it put down its 887 horsepower and 944 lb-ft of torque. The LaFerrari on the other hand is rear wheel drive with 949 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Why they say the LaFerrari is all wheel drive in the video is anyone's guess. How can you not know the specifications of your multi-million dollar toy? On paper, the Porsche 918 should get the lead off the line with the LaFerrari passing and pulling eventually. That is how things played in a previous drag race to 186 miles per hour. So what happens in a 1/4 mile? Well, neither use launch control so they hardly show the full capability. The 918 Spyder is quicker and faster with a 10.47 @ 140.76 to the LaFerrari's 11.22 @ 137.95. A very poor run. They run again and the LaFerrari again gets a pathetic launch. The 918 runs 10.47 @ 139.56 and the LaFerrari time is cut for whatever reason. Overall, the 918 wins because the LaFerrari never launched well. Basically, a waste of time. Skip to the 5:00 minute and 7:50 minute marks to avoid annoying people talking.
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    02-24-2017, 04:52 AM
    The W211 Mercedes E55 AMG may be fourteen years old at this point but it still continues to impress. When Mercedes-AMG threw a 5.5 liter V8 (M113K) into an E-Class chassis and supercharged it, they sent a message. Look at how capable the M133K motor still is today. Eurocharged ATX (Austin, Texas) is getting very nice numbers out of the motor. Take a look at the modifications: Setup: 2005 E55 Stock Motor Stock Heads Stock Cams Stock Trans (at the moment) Fuel System: 2x Walbro 450cc in the factory baskets Custom Fuel Lid for Passenger's side -10AN from tank, through external FPR and Filter Split factory rail with -6 inlet on each Mods - FBO American Racing Longtubes 90mm TB 178mm Crank 77mm S/C Pulley 650cc Injectors Eurocharged ATX Flex Fuel We are talking bolt on modifications with an upgraded fuel system for ethanol. Nothing crazy there yet the engine design which is well over a decade old is showing 643 horsepower to the tires. They plan on doing some further tuning with higher ethanol contents but suffice it to say the W211 E55 is an all time great.
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    02-25-2017, 08:33 PM
    The Camaro ZL1 already offers incredible performance out of the box. You can get it as a coupe or as a convertible. For those who want the ZL1 specifically for track dominance, the coupe with the new 1LE option will be the best performance choice. Why? The revised aerodynamics alone help the car stick to the road. We're talking an additional 300 pounds of downforce. This will increase drag of course but the point is making up time in the turns. You also have new wheels and rubber. Very sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires (in a new ZL1 1LE specific compound) are included in a whopping 305mm width up front and 325mm in back. Is there any downside to the 1LE option? Well, it is manual transmission only although the gear ratios are revised for the roadcourse. That means this car is all about driver interaction on the track. If you consider yourself a driver and don't care about the straightline as much as you do the experience then this is the enthusiast package. Anything else? Yes, weight is dropped by 60 pounds and the spring rates are adjusted. As far as performance Chevy claims a 3 second increase on their test track over the standard ZL1. If previous test results are anything to go by that means the ZL1 1LE has nothing to fear from just about anyone. Certainly not from any car in its price range. Incredible work from Chevrolet making their beast even better.
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    02-21-2017, 07:51 PM
    The reason Teslas are so quick in the 1/4 mile is because they have a mountain of torque available instantly. That is the beauty of an electric motor. The P100D in particular as it is the most powerful Tesla offering rated at 760 horsepower and 791 lb-ft of torque. The horsepower is a bit overstated but the peak torque figure is considerably underrated: 588 horsepower and 920 lb-ft of torque on a Mustang dyno. That is likely over 1000 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on a Dynojet. Compare the P100D numbers to a P85D: The torque and especially the horsepower figures are much stronger but as you can see everything comes down low and quickly tapers off. If 0-60 and stoplights are your thing, nothing is going to beat the P100D in Ludicrous mode.
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    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    Pure Performance Motorsport in Australia has various stroker kits for BMW motors. One that caught the eye of BimmerBoost is their 5.0 liter stroker kit for the 4.4 liter S63TU engine in the BMW F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 models. Let's look at the specs: • Bore:92mm with Custom Darton Sleeves / Stroke: 94mm Compression Ratio: 10:1 or 9.3:1 • PPM Racing Australia EN40B Billet Crankshaft with our special surface finishing • PPM Racing Australia Ultimate Forged Pistons with 2x coatings,H13 pins and NPR Rings • PPM Racing Australia Ultimate 300M Connecting Rods with our special surface finishing • Balanced and blueprinted Race Engine • ARP Custom Head and Main stud kit • Custom Racing Harmonic Balancer • ACL Racing Bearings • Custom Turbo Camshafts • Custom Racing Inconel Oversize Valves • Custom Valve Springs • Custom Titanium Retainers • New Valve Stem Seals • Custom MLS Head Gasket to suit larger Bore • Stage 6 cylinder head porting and Polishing • Serdi throat ports • Measure new valve guide interference , liquid nitrogen shrink fit new valve guides • Size and hone finish valve guides • Trim valve guide stem seal end for valve spring retainer to stem seal clearance • Serdi seat work • Rottler S7M machine head gasket surface with our MLS head gasket finish • Thermal barrier coat combustion chambers • Thermal barrier coat intake ports • Thermal barrier coat exhaust ports • Thermal barrier coat inlet valve heads upto valve guide on valve stem • Thermal barrier coat exhaust valve heads upto valve guide on valve stem • Flow bench test after Ok, that is a nice list of components. There are options listed there such as the head work. The 92mm bore and 94mm stroke exceed the factory configuration of 89x88.3mm respectively. The entire assembled S63TU motor with the options listed above is $40k+. The rotating assembly alone makes more fiscal sense. Is it worth $18000 to go to 5.0 liters? Are there even any results for this motor? How does the cost compare to BPC's option? Those who will want to look into this are those who exceed or are preparing to considerably exceed 700 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This is a nice rotating assembly for someone shooting for that 1000+ whp mark. The Darton sleeves, forged pistons, forged rods, and forged crankshaft will all be appreciated at that point. Now, who wants to be the guinea pig?
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    Is there anything better than M3 vs. C63 battles? BMW M vs. AMG? It's always great to see. BMW is getting a lot of grief in the turbo M era but there is no denying it is easier to make power with the M3 than ever before. Just look at this PTF (Pro Tuning Freaks) tuned F80 M3 S55. The M3 features a Bootmod3 OTS E85 S55 map. That means it is not custom tuned. Boost is around 25 psi. The C63 has unknown mods but the M177 V8 is said to be tuned to 550 rear wheel horsepower which is about right but of course it depends on the quality of the tune, fuel, and supporting mods. Unfortunately, the video does not have any sound. However, since it is a chase video anyway this is not a big deal. Not exactly high quality but you see the M3 pull away. There is something still to be said for having a lighter and more efficient package. A traditional M3 strength.
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    Yesterday, 12:41 AM
    Well, this is a hybrid PorscheBoost can respect. Porsche takes a 550 horsepower version of their 4.0 liter V8 and adds in an electric motor with 136 horsepower for a total of 680 horsepower. The total is actually 686 based on Porsche's press release but they say the total is 680. Whatever, either way it is a ton of power and makes for the most powerful Panamera ever produced. The torque figure is 626 lb-ft combined. The electric motor is going to help quite a bit with performance off the line as its torque hit is instant. Porsche claims 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 192 miles per hour. The car is a rocket. The liquid cooled lithium-ion battery can be recharged in just 6 hours with the plug-in module. The question is, how much does it weigh? That tiny little detail is omitted from the press release. If Porsche can keep the weight down, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid will offer the best of both worlds and give the Tesla Model S P100D a run for its money in the 1/4 mile while pulling away easily beyond that. The Porsche hybrid high performance era is here. Stuttgart . Porsche continues to achieve high levels of performance over the long term. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sees the sportscar manufacturer launch a plug-in hybrid model as the flagship of a model line for the first time. The four-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo is combined with an electric motor, resulting in 500 kW/680 hp of system power and outstanding power delivery: Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid offers an 850 Nm of torque. That means it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h. The boost strategy of the all-wheel drive Panamera comes from the 918 Spyder super sportscar. In the New European Driving Cycle, the average fuel consumption is 2.9 l/100 km, and the new flagship Panamera can drive on fully electric power for up to 50 kilometres. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid underlines the high importance of electromobility to Porsche. Unique drive concept with V8 engine and electric motor After the successful dιbut of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which uses a V6 engine together with an electric motor, Porsche is showing once again that hybrid technology has great performance potential. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid combines an electric motor (100 kW/136 hp) with a V8 engine (404 kW/550 hp). The decoupler installed in the Porsche hybrid module is actuated electromechanically by an electric clutch actuator (ECA), just like in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The result is short response times and a high level of comfort. As in all other second-generation Panamera models, the fast-shifting Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with eight gears is used to transmit the power to the standard adaptive all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The E-Performance drive accelerates the luxury saloon to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and provides extraordinary tractive force at higher speeds. Combined with a top speed of 310 km/h, this means that the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sets yet more new benchmarks in its class. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid comes with air suspension as standard and offers a unique balance in this segment: the comfort of a luxury saloon paired with sportscar-level performance values. The electric motor is supplied with power via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1 kWh. Within six hours, the high-voltage battery integrated in the rear is fully charged with 10 A via a 230-V connection. If the Panamera uses the optional 7.2-kW on-board charger and a 230-V connection with 32 A instead of the standard 3.6-kW charger, the battery is fully charged in just 2.4 hours. The charging process can also be started using a timer via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app (for smartphones and Apple Watch). Moreover, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is fitted with auxiliary air conditioning to cool or heat the passenger compartment even during charging. Three-way combination of sportscar performance, comfort on long trips and efficiency Performance, comfort and efficiency form a perfect three-way combination: The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid starts in the purely electric “E-Power” mode as standard, and the four-door sportscar drives locally over a distance of up to 50 kilometres with zero emissions. When a specific pressure point is passed in the accelerator pedal, or when the battery charge level drops below a minimum value, the Panamera switches to “Hybrid Auto” mode, at which point the power of both engines is available. Consumption in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for plug-in hybrid models amounts to 2.9 l/100 km for super-grade petrol (66 g/km of CO2) and 16.2 kW/h/100 km for electric power. Dιbut with two wheelbases The new flagship of the second Panamera generation will be launched in the European market in July 2017. Further markets will follow in the second half of 2017. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is celebrating its world premiθre at the Geneva Motor Show (March 7 to 19, 2017). From the very beginning, the four-door Gran Turismo will also be offered in an Executive version, with a wheelbase extended by 150 millimetres. As part of its standard equipment, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid includes the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), Power Steering Plus and 21-inch alloy wheels in the 911 Turbo Design. The basic package also contains auxiliary air-conditioning, adaptive aerodynamic elements and three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The long version is equipped with rear axle steering as standard. In Germany, prices for the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid start at EUR 185,736 including VAT. For the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive, prices start at EUR 199,183.
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    02-24-2017, 04:09 AM
    McLaren is hyping up their 650S replacement quite well. The new car is expected to be called the 720S (P14 was the codename) and so far we know it has a revised 4.0 liter V8 engine as well as a new carbon fiber tub that is stiffer and lighter. What the video below shows is the chassis control. Drifting a car like this is somewhat cheesy but the goal here is to show that the car is so responsive to input you can have it dance around corners if you want it to. The torque from the new motor certainly helps and you can see the tail get adjusted using the throttle. This is the type of vehicle that you can have pinpoint response with and it will reward a good driver. For drivers whose skills are not quite up to par, new stability control is fortunately part of the package.
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    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    If you thought the 454 wheel horsepower pull for an APR Stage III+ Volkswagen MKVII Golf GTI on 93 octane pump gas was incredible prepare to be impressed further. HS Tuning was able to coax 474 wheel horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque at the wheels out of a similar setup on another GTI. This is quite close to 500 at the wheels on pump gas. I mean, what do you even say? It's incredible. Here are the mods: The fueling upgrade obviously helps tremendously. The Stage III+ is just a very solid setup for the MKVII and is showing great numbers.
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    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    For some reason everyone is running with the narrative that the 'Competition Package' for the Ford GT sharpens the car further by reducing weight substantially. Ford claims the weight is 3054 pounds dry which is the exact same as the Competition Series Package car.. What the Competition Series includes is the following: Standard Lightweight Gloss Carbon Fiber Wheels with Titanium Lug Nuts Standard Titanium Exhaust System with Unique Titanium Tips Unique Lightweight, Race Inspired Engine Hatch with Perspex Cover and Manual Latch Bulkhead Fitted with Lightweight Gorilla Glass Unique Exposed Gloss Carbon Fiber Stripe Exposed Gloss Carbon Fiber Lowers, Mirror Caps and A-Pillars Available in Shadow Black, Frozen White, Ingot Silver, Liquid Blue, Liquid Grey and Triple Yellow Lightweight Ebony Black Alcantara Seats, Instrument Panel and Headliner Exposed Carbon Fiber Console, Air Registers and Door Sills Anodized Red Paddle Shifters, Anodized Red Instrument Panel Chassis Badge, and Red Pedal Adjustment & Emergency Door Release Pull Straps Matte Dark Stainless Bezels, Finishers and Seat X-Brace Unique Instrument Panel Plate and Steering Wheel Bezel Incremental Weight Saving Actions Including Deleted A/C and Radio Hardware The weight savings are listed as 'incremental' by deleting the AC and radio. The 3054 pound dry weight Ford lists for the GT was actually measured on a Competition Package car. That means it will be the lightest the GT gets. It also means the standard cars will be heavier and likely 3200+ with fluids. If you were expecting a sub-3000 pound GT, that unfortunately is not the case.
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    Today, 08:33 AM
    Not sure what this is in response to since you didn't use the quote feature of the board, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt since you're new and give you some rep back so you can post.
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