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    • Velos Designwerks supercharges an E60 M5 S85 V10 with the ESS-Tuning VT2-650 supercharger kit, dyno results - 562 rwhp

      There are going to be more and more supercharged E60 M5 and E63 M6 V10 vehicles on the road now that more affordable supercharger solutions are on the market. Velos Designwerks recently installed an ESS-Tuning VT2-650 supercharger kit which uses a Vortech based unit with self-contained oiling and a water/air aftercooler.

      On 93 octane pump gas the supercharged car puts down 562 wheel horsepower in STD correction. In SAE the result is 550 wheel horsepower. Conditions were warm in the 90 degree range. Definitely impressive but it would be great to know at what boost levels this rear wheel horsepower was reached.

      Regardless, this supercharger will add in the 140 rear wheel horsepower range to an M5/M6 S85 V10 on pump gas. Graphs and photos below, nicely done Velos!











      This article was originally published in forum thread: Velos Designwerks just finished an ESS VT2-650 S85 V10 M5 supercharger kit started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 24 Comments
      1. blisstik's Avatar
        blisstik -
        Holy rocket ship! To infinity and beyonnnnd.
      1. krnnerdboy's Avatar
        krnnerdboy -
        Kind of disappointing considering the e92 m3 vt2 puts out the same amount of power, even with the 100hp advantage from stock
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by krnnerdboy Click here to enlarge
        Kind of disappointing considering the e92 m3 vt2 puts out the same amount of power, even with the 100hp advantage from stock
        I was waiting until someone said this.

        Well this is on lower boost. Also, the S85 really could use a bigger blower but packaging constraints are the problem. It's the same thing as an S65 just with more displacement. It really will all things being equal beat it.

        The E92 M3 has a couple advantages namely a better factory header design, more space in the engine bay for a larger blower, and a DCT transmission. So, I'm just patiently waiting for blown M5 owners to get cocky so they can be reminded who's boss.
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        Nice! Thanks for posting that information Jean!

        Peak numbers may be nearly identical to the E92 ESS VT2-625s that Jean posted in the past, but man that S85B50 packs a big kick in the pants in the midrange. This thing has definitely got to be a blast to drive.

        This car is begging for some freer flowing headers. The OE S85 headers are pretty not optimal by overall design with that cat clogging up exhalation. I imagine a nice boost drop and power increase if they got some sexy squigglies coming out of the head...haha
      1. fast4door's Avatar
        fast4door -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I was waiting until someone said this.

        Well this is on lower boost. Also, the S85 really could use a bigger blower but packaging constraints are the problem. It's the same thing as an S65 just with more displacement. It really will all things being equal beat it.

        The E92 M3 has a couple advantages namely a better factory header design, more space in the engine bay for a larger blower, and a DCT transmission. So, I'm just patiently waiting for blown M5 owners to get cocky so they can be reminded who's boss.

        very nice work velos..remember sticky, its not always about who has the most hp Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fast4door Click here to enlarge
        its not always about who has the most hp
        Yes it is Click here to enlarge
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        With a good set of evolve headers the S85 will push into The 600 range...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
        With a good set of evolve headers the S85 will push into The 600 range...
        Easy, and more with meth and more boost.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        And this kit is no ordinary feat to install either....
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Missing an air filter on the left side is it not ? We had an m6 at the shop not to long ago and I could of sworn it had 2 filters.

        M3 Sc vs m5 Sc Would be an amazing race!
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        We did one with a set of AP high flow cat headers....that thing REALLY picked up in the mid-range, even with the boost only in the 1-1.5psi area...
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        Missing an air filter on the left side is it not ? We had an m6 at the shop not to long ago and I could of sworn it had 2 filters.

        M3 Sc vs m5 Sc Would be an amazing race!
        The VT1 kit comes with only the 1 intake cone. There is an upgrade DCI (Dual Cone Intake) that can be added to the VT1.

        VT1+DCI
      1. wbm's Avatar
        wbm -
        Didn't Gintani just post their set-up with 603RWHP?
      1. wbm's Avatar
        wbm -
        The problem is not with adding additional power. Its how to add cooling that actually works to all that heat
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by wbm Click here to enlarge
        The problem is not with adding additional power. Its how to add cooling that actually works to all that heat
        Not really, the water/air coolers used are more than capable.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by wbm Click here to enlarge
        Didn't Gintani just post their set-up with 603RWHP?
        Yes: http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.p...dyno-and-video
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        The VT1 kit comes with only the 1 intake cone. There is an upgrade DCI (Dual Cone Intake) that can be added to the VT1.

        VT1+DCI

        Agh, I knew I wasn't going crazy !
      1. wbm's Avatar
        wbm -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Not really, the water/air coolers used are more than capable.
        There isn't one for S62
      1. Rodzilla's Avatar
        Rodzilla -
        Nice, Hopefully we can see it at their Winter meet!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by wbm Click here to enlarge
        There isn't one for S62
        They don't have an intercooler/aftercooler for their S62 kit?