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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    You know by now that BMW and Toyota announced a technology sharing agreement. You should also know that BMW and Toyota are collaborating on a new sports car. For BMW, that means the next generation Z4 and for Toyota that means a possible return of the Supra nameplate. There are a lot of rumors about what exactly is going to happen but a new report from MotorTrend sheds some light on the subject. The car obviously will be a hybrid which is why the collaboration happened in the first place. Toyota has some great electric motors and hybrid technology which they have experience with from the Prius and BMW does as well with the 'i' brand now. We will see some mixing and matching as BMW's lightweight technology is paired with Toyota's electronic designs that BMW will produce. The expected result is a lightweight 3085 pound car. This is a great weight target for a sports car and especially one with a hybrid drivetrain. Power is expected to come from a direct injected 2.0 liter four-cylinder motor. Let's hope that the motor is BMW's as the N20 is a very strong candidate. This motor of course will be paired with an electric motor or two and the output should be in the 350+ horsepower range. That sounds pretty good with the 3085 pound curb weight making for a car that is fun to drive and toss into the corners. The car may not be rear wheel drive as the electric motor will be front mounted. That means the next generation Z4 and Supra likely will have all wheel drive. So what is the target date for these two cars? 2017. The end result is going to be very interesting to see. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-25-2014, 09:55 PM
    Big news here from Weistec Engineering who has managed to keep their Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR twin turbocharger development under wraps until now. The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR as you know has an M155K supercharged 5.5 liter AMG V8 which is based on the M113K supercharged 5.5 liter V8 familiar to us from the W211 generation E55 AMG. Weistec decided to remove the supercharger on the SLR and add a pair of turbochargers in. The Weistec SLR Biturbo system is still under development so few details will be shared at this time. What we can tell you is it will be officially released later this year. Additionally, Weistec will have M155K V8 built motor options with forged internals for those that want big boost. The system will be sold as a package. As far as power figures expect some eye opening numbers when the time comes. The Weistec SLR McLaren Biturbo System is the pinnacle of SLR performance. Cast Inconel manifolds flank the 5.5L V8, supplying ball bearing turbochargers and external waste gates with high flowing exhaust gases. These gases are then routed via 304 stainless steel downpipes, paired with aerospace grade bellows, and connect to the mufflers. The biturbo’s forced air charge is tri-cooled via an additional intercooler and cooling circuit working in conjunction with the factory intercoolers, allowing for high performance and consistency in any climate. Official Release Fall 2014
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    07-26-2014, 08:39 AM
    Okay not a real kill story but here I am doing a 0-124 mph run and I miss a sweet baby deer by inches (deer runs across at 9s mark)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    We already saw this comparison earlier in the year when Car and Driver compared the F82 M4 to the Porsche 991 Carrera. In that comparison, the M4 came out on top. Let's see what happens when the Brits over at EVO get a hold of both of these cars for a track comparison. This is the big question, does the M4's power and updated chassis allow it to beat the lighter rear engined Porsche 991 Carrera around the track? EVO does the comparison well showing both cars lapping at the same time. This allows some of the trademark characteristics of the cars to show. Namely that the 911 has less understeer on turn in but this is the area that one traditionally has to be careful with a 911 getting back on the power exiting the apex so that oversteer does not bite you in rear end. The 911 handling is definitely tighter. The M4's additional mass shows as it tends to push a bit. The 911's lead built in and out of turns is made up by the M4's power. Finesse versus muscle is what we witness. The tighter the course gets, the more it ends up favoring the 991. Laptimes (for reference a 458 Speciale laps this track in 1:14.2): Porsche 991 Carrera: 1:17.8 BMW F82 M4: 1:19.2 The 911 in this comparison proves it is the better sports car. To open up a gap like that on the M4 even with a huge power deficit shows how impressive the 991 chassis is. If this was a 911 model with more power, it would not even be a contest. The M4 is more muscle car and that is the direction BMW M is headed with their street cars. If you want the cheaper car with more power, the choice is the M4. If you want the better driver's car, it's the 911.
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  • oldgixxer's Avatar
    07-27-2014, 06:38 PM
    Just hurtin some feelings in Newburgh last night. 2nd run is an 04 ZX 10 (not GSXR). We ran that '73 TT Camaro(76mm turbos,20psi,1500whp,C16,3600lbs) 2 weeks ago for $3k and they wanted a rematch. Stock motor '14 ZX10,pipe/tune/lowered/rider mod I tried to run the Supra,he wouldn't run my turbo bike so he set a run up with my friend instead Enjoy
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 PM
    It's that time of year again folks, Fantasy Football! So, rules carry over from last year which means 12 team league with a live draft. Last year buy in was $30 I believe. We will up it this year to make the league more serious. This was last year's roster: @benzy89 @mantoine56 @tphaeng @E90SoFlo @Hansel22 @bigdnno98 @chrisisnapping @Njz @MAC335 @mjmarovi @nelsonmg Anyone from the above list gets priority for this year. Let's go with a $50 buy in to start for now. I'd prefer to do more but we'll see what people say. $50: 1st place: $450 2nd place:$100 3rd place: $50
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  • SCGT's Avatar
    07-27-2014, 12:35 AM
    Used cobb accessport v2 for N54. I had it on my 2007 335i. Unmarried, works fine, I just wanted the V3. Screen has significant burn in, but it's still easily readable, see pics below. $450 shipped.
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    07-27-2014, 09:28 PM
    mjmarovi started a thread Want to Buy: OEM N54 Boost solenoid in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Prefer to find one local to Sarasota, FL or somewhat close so that I can pick it up asap, but don't mind having one shipped either, condition of it doesn't matter. Please hit me up asap! 941-223-35 five nine
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  • charliekay's Avatar
    07-30-2014, 09:54 AM
    Went down to the drags tonight to better my previous time and managed 4 x 10second runs, best being 10.8. The car is a 2008 C63 with Weistec Stage II kit. It was running: - Full weight minus the spare tyre - Pump fuel - No Ice Trunk - Stock internals - Stock transmission - 16" CLK wheels on the rear with Hoosier 225/50/16s - 19" OEM multispokes on the front with PSS 235/35/19s - iPE valvetronic exhaust Here is the time slip and a picture of the from tonight Charlie
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  • konvikt21's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 10:52 AM
    konvikt21 started a thread Want to Buy: WTB BT Cable in Buy/Sell - Parts
    As the title states, let me know what you've got. I'd prefer 1-2 vins left if possible. Thanks!
    7 replies | 120 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    What you see in the videos below is the upcoming Mercedes answer to the BMW X6. Yes, the four-door 'coupe' style SUV market is heating up. Basically, the MLC will just be an M-Class but with different styling. Essentially how BMW makes the X6 based on the X5 architecture. This means the transmission and engine choices will all carry over. It also means we will see an MLC63 AMG as spyphotos from earlier this year showed. The MLC model in the videos below appears to be the MLC63 AMG based on the bodywork and wheels compared to the previous set of spyphotos. The sound of the exhaust also points to an M157 5.5 liter V8 under the hood. The only wildcard is the rear diffuser which does not appear to have the trademark quad tips as shown in the previous set of spyphotos. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to try to remove elements that tell too much about the model testing. Regardless, the MLC and MLC63 AMG are shaping up well and the design proportions seem to work. The official unveiling is not far off.
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