• And the BMW N54 horsepower record officially stands at 725 wheel horsepower - E92 335i with Vargas VTX-R 63 Stage 3 turbo upgrade, Cobb Flash, and PTF Pro Tune

      Well, it seems the back and forth of N54 tuning horsepower records is over... for now. Earlier this month Vargas Turbo Tech and Pro Tuning Freaks (with a Cobb flash) set the N54 hosrepower record at 693 wheel horsepower. That basically obliterated what anyone else had hit on this platform. A competing tuner with a single turbo (the Vargas VTX63 upgrade consists of twin turbos) N54 upgrade kit out of nowhere pulled out suspect numbers that eeked out a few more wheel horsepower.

      This became an ego pissing match of sorts but Vargas and Pro Tuning Freaks went back to the dyno to make some adjustments and managed to surprisingly quickly and easily take the horsepower record right back (and where it rightfully belongs due to the breakthrough being thanks to the Vargas work with the High Pressure Fuel Pump) with a 725 wheel horsepower pull.

      A video is included below along with two graphs. The E92 335i is equipped with a Pro Tuning Freaks pro tuning using the Cobb flash system, 109 octane race gas, meth injection, and of course the Vargas Turbo Technologies VTX-R 63 (GTX2863R) twin turbo upgrade and HPFP upgrade.

      Congratulations to Vargas, PTF, and Cobb for pushing the platform into new territory.





      This article was originally published in forum thread: Final VTT VTX63R Testing 725 WHP / 609WTQ PTF Pro Tune / COBB Flash started by VargasTurboTech View original post
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      1. ar design's Avatar
        ar design -
        Amazing numbers Tony - did someone say German 2JZ-GTE?
      1. hkninja's Avatar
        hkninja -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ar design Click here to enlarge
        Amazing numbers Tony - did someone say German 2JZ-GTE?
        I don't think u should start this 2JZ-GTE comment LMAO I can feel there's fires coming your way.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ar design Click here to enlarge
        Amazing numbers Tony - did someone say German 2JZ-GTE?
        For $#@!s sake...
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        LOL

        i'm hoping that was done intentionally.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ar design Click here to enlarge
        Amazing numbers Tony - did someone say German 2JZ-GTE?
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        For $#@!s sake...
        Click here to enlarge
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Who cares its german and is making good power.

        Its not a 2jz its a N54. Both are awesome
      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        @Sticky

        Successful troll is successful. Come on man, it's either that 2JZ thing or saying N54 > S65 that gets you riled up faster than a choir-girl at a honky-tonk. ( I heard a friend use that phrase once back home, I think it applies here)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
        @Sticky

        Successful troll is successful. Come on man, it's either that 2JZ thing or saying N54 > S65 that gets you riled up faster than a choir-girl at a honky-tonk. ( I heard a friend use that phrase once back home, I think it applies here)
        Choir girls get me riled up.

        Trust me, you haven't seen riled up. Or maybe you have.
      1. V8Bait's Avatar
        V8Bait -
        N54 is the german RTA96C
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by V8Bait Click here to enlarge
        N54 is the german RTA96C
        I had to look this up.
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        only the finns: Displacement: 1,820 litres per cylinder
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
        only the finns: Displacement: 1,820 litres per cylinder
        not to mention

        7,603,850 newton metres (5,608,310 lbf·ft) @ 102 rpm


        .... 'only' makes 108,000 horsepower though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        not to mention

        7,603,850 newton metres (5,608,310 lbf·ft) @ 102 rpm


        .... 'only' makes 108,000 horsepower though.
        Crappy redline, S65 is better. Click here to enlarge
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Crappy redline, S65 is better. Click here to enlarge
        True, but it makes alot more torque lower in the RPM range Click here to enlarge
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Imagine reving that thing to 7k.
      1. continue5's Avatar
        continue5 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        not to mention

        7,603,850 newton metres (5,608,310 lbf·ft) @ 102 rpm


        .... 'only' makes 108,000 horsepower though.
        $#@!kkk, you guys think it's forged though ? Click here to enlarge

        Crankshaft weight 300 tons[3]
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by continue5 Click here to enlarge
        $#@!kkk, you guys think it's forged though ? Click here to enlarge

        Crankshaft weight 300 tons[3]
        Thank crank shaft almost weighs as much as my crank shaft! Click here to enlarge
      1. V8Bait's Avatar
        V8Bait -
        It has almost 50% thermal efficiency, that's almost twice as good as the S65 and better than most diesels haha.

        I think we'd have to build some custom motor mounts.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        Imagine reving that thing to 7k.
        ... first thought was everyone dying everywhere all at once
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        ... first thought was everyone dying everywhere all at once
        Gigahorsepower. Maybe that should be a new term. 1024hp = 1 GigaHorse.