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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 01:03 AM
    Awesome to see two exotic big boys go at it in a drag race. On paper the Aventador has the power advantage over the McLaren 650S with its 700 horsepower. The Aventador has a naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 powerplant compared to the McLaren's turbocharged 3.8 liter V8 unit. The McLaren 650S has 500 lb-ft of torque to the Aventador 508 lb-ft (on paper of course). The thing is the 650S hits its peak torque figures much sooner and has a fatter torque curve thanks to the turbos. This is one of those times where a peak measurement can be misleading. The 650S also is lighter than the Aventador by roughly 850 pounds. That is a huge difference and also keep in mind the McLaren is rear wheel drive to the Aventador all wheel drive. So what happens? The 650S gets a jump but it doesn't matter. It pulls away and covers the runway in 23.01 seconds compared to the Aventador 23.84. That is a significant difference and the 650S Spider was the quickest out of all the cars AutoWeek tested with the Aventador coming up behind it. The 650S power to weight and efficiency are just too much for even the Aventador to overcome.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2014, 12:59 PM
    Would not mind trying this baby out...
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  • Charrigan's Avatar
    12-13-2014, 02:29 AM
    To make a long story short. I have been with my current employer for nearly 12 years. I started in high school and worked my way up through the ranks. Due to many issues I have been looking for a job for the past few months. I have received an offer with a much smaller company but the type of career I will love. Due to the new employers timeframe I will need to give my current employer only 8 days notice before leaving. I am not violating any contracts and we are an at will employment. Having said that I don't want to burn bridges even though my happiness with this company is completely gone. Have any any of you had to do this and how did it turn out?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-12-2014, 04:35 AM
    The turbo upgrades most of you have seen on the 63 AMG models equipped with the M157 bi-turbo V8 have used the OEM manifolds and OEM turbo housings. The next step up from this is to create new manifolds for new aftermarket turbochargers but packaging is obviously the constraint. Weistec's M157 upgrade package is a 100% bolt on affair and even the dealer would have trouble telling if anything was modified. It is designed specifically this way to look and function like the OEM setup but with far more grunt. This next step up you see here definitely looks different from the factory system but is impressively packaged to fit as spacing is a constraint when going to larger turbo housings. This will fit two wheel drive and four wheel drive M157 equipped models. If someone already has the Weistec downpipes this turbo upgrade will bolt right up as it is designed to do so. That is all the information Weistec wants to share for now. Just know Weistec has an M157 turbo upgrade offering more than the 730 wheel horsepower they already do up their sleeves.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    Great race video showing a bolt on Gen IV Viper with a tune and full exhaust putting out 583 rear wheel horsepower running everything in sight. This is a well done and crystal clear video showing the mods for each opponent and their approximate power level. Take notes people. Run 1 Heads/Cam A6 C7 Stingray 540 whp This one is over before it starts. The C7 likely was in the wrong gear or at least we hope he was in the wrong gear as the Vette gets destroyed. Run 2 stock GSXR-600: This race starts off well and then the Viper appears to let off. Missed shift maybe? Run 3 Paxton Supercharged Gen III Viper 798 whp: This one is rather hard to explain as it is neck and neck. The Gen III starts to pull but the bolt on Viper keeps pace. The Gen III sure does not look like it is pacing 798 wheel horsepower although with a blower it easily should be. Run 4 Shelby GT500 with Kenne Bell 2.8 liter 718 whp: Botched run although the Viper jumps out ahead. Run 5 stock C7 Z06 7-speed: That poor Z06. Run 6 C7 Z06 rematch: Same result. The Z06 gets creamed. Run 7 and 8 threeway Viper, Z06, and GT500 The Viper again starts to pull away and the Z06 is left in the dust by everyone. The GT500 misses a gear and the Viper wins another one. They line up for another run with the Viper again pulling away. It's starting to look like only the Viper owner can drive. Run 9 Shelby GT500 rematch: Much closer this time although there is noticeable wheelspin. The Viper still manages to edge up top. That is one impressive Gen IV and the guy who owns sure can drive it. He ran everyone and basically beat everyone. A well done video as well, great stuff.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 04:09 PM
    Looks like the competition in the turbo upgrade market for the M157 continues to heat up. Gintani is developing a turbocharger upgrade that will use their own custom manifolds. On paper this means they will be able to support a variety of the popular Garrett turbochargers. They already are running a pair of upgraded Garrett turbos (we can not share which ones at this time) on their W212 E63 AMG and the torque figures so far are very impressive to say the least and higher than what we have seen up to this point on the M157. This upgrade will of course apply to all the M157 based vehicles. The turbo upgrade will likely be held to around the 900 horsepower range on the stock internals and fuel system. If anyone intends to go beyond that built motor stages and fuel system upgrades will be required to push limits along with someone willing to part with their car for some time. Expect more details next year once it is wrapped up.
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
    The new Series R1 line debuts with a single style with design cues from the most intricate HRE street wheels, engineered for optimal performance on any track machine, such as the BMW M4. The R1 is available in diameters ranging from 17 to 19 inches, widths range from 7 to 14 inches and weights ranging from 17 to 20 pounds along with configurations for center lock vehicles. All HRE wheels are engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for optimal acceleration, handling and braking performance. Each wheel is built-to-order and there are nearly infinite fitment, color and finish options available for the ultimate custom-tailored wheel buying experience. Please PM us or email with any questions.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    12-14-2014, 03:57 AM
    M4 6MT w/ Dinan tune vs Stingray 8speed (stock) vs C6 Z06 (stock)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 04:15 PM
    Take a look at please I have removed the header title portion which I believe results in a cleaner look but I'm not sure. This: Versus this:
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    12-11-2014, 01:13 PM
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