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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-21-2016, 06:41 PM
    Very quick numbers here from a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera with the PDK transmission as tested by Car and Driver. Last month MotorTrend posted test figures for a seven-speed manual transmission 2017 911 Carrera and the PDK is substantially quicker. How much quicker you ask? The PDK hits 60 in 3.4 seconds versus 3.9 for the manual. The 1/4 mile for the PDK is 11.9 @ 118 whereas the manual does 12.3 @ 114.7. Yep, we called it: Indeed this is very impressive. As is the 3302 pound curb weight with the PDK dual clutch transmission. It should be relatively easy to keep a PDK Carrera in the 32XX pound range with some stripper options. Ok, we know it is quick and fast for the rated power so how about the handling? 1.06g on the skidpad is superb. What is there not to like about this car? Maybe the price. $110,970 as tested is not cheap and it starts at $90k to begin with. The Carrera certainly is more expensive than ever but it is also a better performer than ever. One does not even need to opt for the Carrera S as the performance gap between the two can be mended (or exceeded) with aftermarket software alone. The 2017 Carrera is just a hell of a car. Specifications VEHICLE TYPE:rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, 2+2-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED:$110,970 (base price: $90,450) ENGINE TYPE:twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT:182 cu in, 2981 cc Power: 370 hp @ 6500 rpm Torque: 331 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm TRANSMISSION:7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 96.5 in Length: 177.1 in Width: 71.2 in Height:51.3 in Cargo volume: 5 cu ft Curb weight: 3303 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.4 sec Zero to 100 mph: 8.5 sec Zero to 130 mph: 14.8 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.3 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.6 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.8 sec Standing ¼-mile: 11.9 sec @ 118 mph Top speed (mfr's claim): 183 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 135 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.06 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA city/highway driving: 22/30 mpg C/D observed: 21 mpg
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    Yesterday, 05:06 AM
    Nice runs here featuring a stock Porsche 991.1 Turbo S and an E90 335i N54 with upgraded turbochargers courtesy of the Pure Turbos Stage 2 package. As a reminder, the Porsche has a PDK (dual clutch) transmission and makes 550 horsepower. It also weighs just over 3500 pounds. This 335i is said to weigh in the 33XX range meaning some weight loss measures are employed. To give you an idea of what the 991.1 Turbo S can do it runs high 10's in the upper 120's in the 1/4 mile. Now, in the first run the 335i gives the 911 Turbo a beatdown but it looks like the driver was sleeping or in the wrong gear. The second run is much better and basically door to door with the Turbo edging slightly. Good runs. Automatic 335i - Pure Stage 2 turbos, FBO Inlets+outlet, JB4 19psi (map7) and race gas. (3340lbs)
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    Yesterday, 05:00 AM
    Nice runs here featuring a stock Porsche 991.1 Turbo S and an E90 335i N54 with upgraded turbochargers courtesy of the Pure Turbos Stage 2 package. As a reminder, the Porsche has a PDK (dual clutch) transmission and makes 550 horsepower. It also weighs just over 3500 pounds. This 335i is said to weigh in the 33XX range meaning some weight loss measures are employed. To give you an idea of what the 991.1 Turbo S can do it runs high 10's in the upper 120's in the 1/4 mile. Now, in the first run the 335i gives the 911 Turbo a beatdown but it looks like the driver was sleeping or in the wrong gear. The second run is much better and basically door to door with the Turbo edging slightly. Good runs. Automatic 335i - Pure Stage 2 turbos, FBO Inlets+outlet, JB4 19psi (map7) and race gas. (3340lbs)
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    08-19-2016, 10:31 PM
    EPD Motorsports is new to the BoostAddict network but they recently showed some awesome results with their turbo upgrade on the Mercedes-AMG M133 engine platform. They also have turbocharger upgrades for other platforms including the BMW N54 motor. So what can we tell you about this turbo upgrade? Not much. EPD Motorsports has not told BimmerBoost much about it. We are waiting for pricing information and the full specs as well as a dyno of course. For now all we know this is yet another N54 option in a market becoming crowded which is only a good thing for consumers. If the pricing is competitive and it produces over 500 wheel horsepower at 18+ psi it will certainly have its place.
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    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    Now this is the kind of stuff that gets the people of BimmerBoost going! A supercharged BMW E63 M6? That's badass in of itself. But a 5.7 liter stroked S85 V10 with 16 psi of boost on top? Well, EZ-Performance Germany has our attention. Here's what they have to say about the build: Yes, they posted a dyno: Next up is 1200+ horsepower on E85 and breaking into the 9's. Speaking from some personal experience, pushing a stroked S85 with big boost will create some issues. It will be interesting to see how they solve them. Oh, and they are already well into the 10's in the 1/4 mile and over 136 miles per hour: Great work and BimmerBoost looks forward to what they do next. It's great to see the S85 V10 getting the aftermarket push it deserves. Edit: This build is a joint venture between EZ-performance + Starke-Performance
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    08-20-2016, 01:34 AM
    This should easily favor the Mustang considering the Camaro SS is stock. It's certainly no slouch in stock form with 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque from the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter LT1 V8 engine. That is more than a stock Coyote 5.0 in the Mustang which offers 435 horses and 400 lb-ft of torque. This Mustang is tuned however. It has aftermarket headers, a full exhaust, an E85 tune from Lund Racing, and it is a 6-speed manual example. The Camaro SS is an automatic example with the 8L90 8-speed box. So what explains the Mustang losing here? Shouldn't it win? Yes, it should, but this is yet another example of a modern automatic offering a large advantage in performance over a manual transmission. The 8L90 8-speed auto in particular is claimed to offer dual clutch transmission level performance (GM says it is superior to a Porsche PDK in shift speed) and it certainly performs well. It's interesting to note that even from a roll the Mustang can not win. The only race the Mustang wins is when the Camaro launch control engages too late and the Mustang gets a head start. It would be nice to see automatic vs. automatic in the future and what the difference would be.
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    08-20-2016, 01:42 AM
    This should easily favor the Mustang considering the Camaro SS is stock. It's certainly no slouch in stock form with 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque from the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter LT1 V8 engine. That is more than a stock Coyote 5.0 in the Mustang which offers 435 horses and 400 lb-ft of torque. This Mustang is tuned however. It has aftermarket headers, a full exhaust, an E85 tune from Lund Racing, and it is a 6-speed manual example. The Camaro SS is an automatic example with the 8L90 8-speed box. So what explains the Mustang losing here? Shouldn't it win? Yes, it should, but this is yet another example of a modern automatic offering a large advantage in performance over a manual transmission. The 8L90 8-speed auto in particular is claimed to offer dual clutch transmission level performance (GM says it is superior to a Porsche PDK in shift speed) and it certainly performs well. It's interesting to note that even from a roll the Mustang can not win. The only race the Mustang wins is when the Camaro launch control engages too late and the Mustang gets a head start. It would be nice to see automatic vs. automatic in the future and what the difference would be.
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    08-18-2016, 09:01 PM
    What you have here are two supercharged E90 M3's running the same ESS-Tuning VT2-625 E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kits. The camera car is the DCT M3 and it belongs to BimmerBoost member @dnotorious and he ran an E90 M3 with the 6-speed manual transmission. Even though both cars have the same supercharger kit with the same boost the manual will make slightly more power due to lower drivetrain losses. It's interesting to note what a big difference shift speed makes though as the DCT car just pulls away. Some people still doubt the performance advantage afforded by dual clutch transmissions. The video speaks for itself.
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    08-18-2016, 08:59 PM
    What you have here are two supercharged E90 M3's running the same ESS-Tuning VT2-625 E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kits. The camera car is the DCT M3 and it belongs to BimmerBoost member @dnotorious and he ran an E90 M3 with the 6-speed manual transmission. Even though both cars have the same supercharger kit with the same boost the manual will make slightly more power due to lower drivetrain losses. It's interesting to note what a big difference shift speed makes though as the DCT car just pulls away. Some people still doubt the performance advantage afforded by dual clutch transmissions. The video speaks for itself.
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    08-21-2016, 05:45 PM
    It is difficult to ignore the absolutely insane numbers the Procharger F1X supercharger puts down on the C7 Corvette Z06 LT4 motor. How does 877 horsepower to the wheels on pump, 998 rwhp on E85, and 1100 to the tire on leaded C16 race fuel grab you? Simply incredible power figures: Not to mention the sweet, sweet noise that comes out the exhaust. The car sounds mean at idle let alone at wide open throttle. So what else is done to the car? The following: Procharger F1X C7 Z06 System Vengeance Racing CNC Ported LT4 Cylinder Heads Vengeance Racing Stage III Camshaft Kit ARH 2" Longtube Header System Akrapovic` Titanium Exhaust w/ Carbon Tips AlkyControl Triple Nozzle Methanol Injection Vengeance Racing Custom Spec Fuel System - Flex Fuel Vengeance Racing Recirculating Catch Can Vengeance Racing Custom Valve Covers Take some time and watch the video of the car in action below. The production quality on these promotional videos is getting very damn good.
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    Today, 11:12 AM
    BimmerBoost member @berns of Alex Bernstein photography is a professional photographer who shoots for various car magazines. Recently he did a shoot for Super Street Magazine of this BMW F82 M4 built for IND Distribution's 10th anniversary. It is certainly a very nice example of an M4 with a plethora of upgrades including a roll cage, suspension work, intake, new wheels, tint, a tune, exhaust, new seats, seat belts stitched in BMW M colors, carbon fiber accents, a rear seat delete, carbon fiber wheels, etc. Basically, the car gets the works. Enjoy. Some miscellaneous photos of the build from IND themselves: Latest iteration:
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    08-22-2016, 01:52 AM
    So let's take a break in your regular BoostAddict programming to watch the following. WTF is going on here you may be saying? Good question. Someone decided to use a crane to create a swing of sorts that is powered by a sport bike. The internet can still surprise you.
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    08-22-2016, 12:50 AM
    This race certainly gives perspective on the performance advantage offered by a dual clutch transmission. Why is that? Because this same automatic E92 335i ran a manual transmission supercharged E90 M3. The result previously was a very close race. This time around with a DCT M3 there is quite an advantage for the M3. This is the same DCT ESS VT2-625 supercharged E90 M3 featured in a video a few days ago going up against a manual ESS VT2-625 supercharged E90 M3. It belongs to BimmerBoost member @dnotorious and it certainly is performing quite well. The N54 looks like it needs a turbo upgrade to top this particular E90 M3. N54 Modifications: AR Design catless downpipes Ams intercooler BMS Dual cone intake VTT Silicone inlets VTT Silicone outlets BMS Oil catch can RB PCV Wavetrac LSD Defivfab Differential lockdown kit M3 subframe bushings M3 front and rear control arms H&R front sway bar Koni Yellow with Swift Springs E90 M3 Modifications: ESS VT2-625
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    08-18-2016, 11:41 PM
    When BMW announced the F82 M4 GTS enthusiasts rejoiced and rightfully so. BMW finally would have a serious enthusiast car that would take on stout rivals and put performance first. BMW claimed a weight of 3328 pounds and a Nurburgring laptime of 7 minutes and 28 seconds. BMW backed up the Nurburgring claim with a video. The thing is, it started speculation that nobody other than BMW would be able to match the laptime. Was the car a ringer? Did it have different software than normal? Maybe, maybe not. What we do is in independent hands the car is almost 10 seconds slower than BMW's marketed time: Is it a slow time? No, not at all. Is it as fast as BMW claimed it is? No, not at all. It's actually slower than a 991.2 Porsche Carrera S which suddenly looks like a value compared to the M4 GTS and it's $134,200 base price. It is not just slower than the Carrera S on the Nurburgring but it can not best the Porsche on the Hockenheim either: That 1:09.6 time is also behind the C7 Z06 which manages 1:07.3. The M4 GTS is even with the Mercedes-AMG GT S, 991.2 Carrera S (on worse tires), and the Nissan GTR though so it's hardly a bad lap. It's good. Just not good for the money. It's no surprise the Nurburgring time could not be matched but what about the weight claim? Well, that doesn't align either. They measured the car at 3527 pounds which is very similar to the independent weight reported earlier this month: No doubt people will point out the cage adds weight but BMW should have targeted 3328 pounds with the cage and not without it. They misled us about the actual curb weight with options. The bright side? The engine is underrated just as we previously reported. On the MAHA dyno they recorded 533 horsepower. That should shut up overseas members who claim American dynos read high and that the BMW turbo cars are not underrated. They are. We'll reinforce this point with American Dynojet results. Ultimately, what are we enthusiasts to make of the M4 GTS? That it's a nice effort that is basically worse than a Carrera S in all areas. Put comparable tires on the Porsche and you have a better performing car for less money. What is the point of spending $134k+ on the GTS? If you absolutely have to have the highest performance BMW track car on the market and other brands give you a skin rash then go for the GTS. Otherwise, it makes no sense.
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    08-18-2016, 10:15 PM
    This is the first we are hearing of Eurocompulsion so of course there will be some slight skepticism. Their product certainly looks like the real deal and the gains are impressive. What they do is instead of flashing the ECU in the car they clone the ECU and offer a tuned factory ECU that can be swapped in. The benefit here is that the original ECU is not modified and can be swapped back in should the need arise. The downside is higher cost and having to physically do the computer swap. They have Phase 1 and Phase 2 tunes. These are claimed to be Dynojet wheel horsepower figures: The Phase 2 picks up almost 100 wheel horsepower over stock. That is a monster amount of power left on the table by the factory and one has to wonder if it was done to preserve the transmission. Talk about a night and day difference over stock though! Hopefully we will see some independent results verifying these claims but the 4C sure becomes attractive with this kind of power. The EURO+DRIVE® CLONE Tuning System allows you to physically swap calibrations for your Alfa Romeo 4C. Using genuine OEM Alfa Romeo based software, protocols and calibrations, we have increased drivability, power and throttle response. We are proud to have the ability to offer you the most comprehensive tuning option for your Alfa 4C. Each purchase includes a genuine Alfa Romeo Engine Control Unit loaded with our calibration. Designed and developed in the USA. Now Available for EUROPE & AUSTRALIA. EURO+DRIVE® CLONE FEATURES: •DESIGNED ON and FOR the NORTH AMERICAN ALFA ROMEO 4C •Use of Genuine OEM Software,Maps and Protocols •Simple 5 min INSTALLATION/REMOVAL •Preserves factory ECU/WARRANTY (with original ECU) •Calibrations will Optimize power, drive-ability, and efficiency •Unparalleled consistent, linear, & smooth power delivery •Calibrations will retain OEM tuning logic ( IE self adaptation) and all safety parameters •All factory hardware works properly •Full control over all engine parameters by utilizing true factory Calibrations •Specially requested Calibrations available (additional fees may apply) •91oct minimum fuel requirement (Please see Phase 2 Requirements) •Informational Video
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