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      ESS VT2-600 Supercharged M3 takes on a Kenne Bell Mustang GT500. The M3 owner claims the car is putting out well over 500 whp, clearly, it isn't.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: ESS SC E90 M3 vs. KB Gt500 started by Sticky View original post
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      1. CookieCrisp's Avatar
        CookieCrisp -
        ESS SC = Smh
      1. Monster135's Avatar
        Monster135 -
        Wow that wasn't even close... the GT500 pulled away everytime. ESS' PR regarding their superchargers reminds me of Baghdad Bob... "No there are no Americans inside Baghdad! (Abrams tank rolls down the street)" Click here to enlarge
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        I have a ton of respect for those GT500s, I got my ass handed to me by one a couple of months ago at the strip.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Irishace Click here to enlarge
        I have a ton of respect for those GT500s, I got my ass handed to me by one a couple of months ago at the strip.
        They are amazing cars, and with a KB, deadly.
      1. DLSJ5's Avatar
        DLSJ5 -
        Nice runs, that is M33's ESS M3, who's not the most pleasant of people on the forums from what I've seen, lol, he's called me a cheater, rat, trash, etc. but such is the internet and tuner bias BS, like the GT500 owner said, he's probably a real nice guy in person. But props to him for going out and giving it a run, I respect that, a 700whp GT500 is a fast car, but they are heavy and don't have the best aero design, still they run awesome 1/4 mile ET's.

        That GT500 was rated at 700whp. A 750whp Kenne Bell GT500 Vbox 60-130 result is 7.75s, here's how it compares.

        6.95 - hotrod182 / 335i w/ JB3 piggyback ECU and Nitrous / 2-shifts
        7.05 - MikeWads / E92 M3 DCT with ESS SC and 100 shot of nitrous / 560rwhp
        7.24 - Acicchelli / Stock SLR
        7.37 - DLSJ5 / SC'd E92 M3 DCT / 3-shifts
        7.59 - Blacksheep / C6 Corvette Z51 (heads/cam, 484 rwhp) / 2-shifts
        7.74 - HoustonT / GT-R / 640 HP (downpipes, y-pipe, BC, hard IC pipes, custom tune)
        7.75 - Shelby GT500, Kenne Bell, 750 rwhp, 1-shift
        7.85 - Acicchelli / Stock LP640 / 2-shifts
        7.86 - Divexxtreme / Stock C6 Z06 / 2-shifts
        7.95 - Byzantine / '06 Gallardo 6-MT, catless exhaust & 105lb weight reduction, 2-shifts
        8.31 - biglare / SC'd E90 M3 DCT / 2-shifts

        Here's how fast they are stock -

        9.9 - Lamborghini Gallardo, stock, 2006, 6-MT, 2-shifts
        10.1 - Ferrari F430
        10.3 - BMW M6, stock, 2-shifts
        10.4- E60 M5, stock, 2-shifts
        10.48 - C63 AMG with headers and flash
        10.71 - E92 M3 DCT, Bolt On's 3-shifts
        10.93 - E63 AMG
        10.9 - Nissan GT-R
        11.0 - Shelby GT500, stock, 2-shifts
        11.0 - E92 M3 Stroker 6MT
        11.2 - E90 M3 6MT, Bolt Ons
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ Problem is, he thinks his car is faster than it really is as showcased here. Seems he wasn't expecting a beatdown and thinks he has more HP than he does:


        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M33 Click here to enlarge
        ESS even Claim the most conservative number on a Dyno

        I've own alot of fast cars and this thing is putting down well over 500+ whp
      1. JonMartin's Avatar
        JonMartin -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        ^ Problem is, he thinks his car is faster than it really is as showcased here. Seems he wasn't expecting a beatdown and thinks he has more HP than he does:
        Ya that was an ass whooping. I'd like to see the 60-130 time of that GT500 vs the one drew posted from 6speed and if he got waxed like that it would be epic fail.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        stock gt500's are trapping like 112, fully modded w/ported eaton are about 125 and then a stg3 KB (643RWHP) is running about 130+. so upper 12x's is where that car is.. kinda shows what the ESS is capable of, maybe 120-123mph?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        stock gt500's are trapping like 112, fully modded w/ported eaton are about 125 and then a stg3 KB (643RWHP) is running about 130. so upper 12x's is where that car is.. kinda shows what the ESS is capable of, maybe 120-123mph?
        More like 115-117. The new one should be a bit stronger as well.

        Yes, ESS is in the low 120's.
      1. xxe92xx's Avatar
        xxe92xx -
        i always find some relief on this forum Click here to enlarge
        as i said on m5board....another win for Team ESS! Click here to enlarge
      1. xxe92xx's Avatar
        xxe92xx -
        by the way how do you guys think the GT500 would do around the track with all that power? IMO all that power is best used in a straight line
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xxe92xx Click here to enlarge
        by the way how do you guys think the GT500 would do around the track with all that power? IMO all that power is best used in a straight line
        Not too well, solid rear axle, it is made for the straight line but actually handles reasonably well.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        More like 115-117. The new one should be a bit stronger as well.

        Yes, ESS is in the low 120's.
        depends on what year, 08's are 112, i misread, you are correct '10-'11 are 116 range.

        makes me want to run one even more (workin on it)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Youtube:

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Steven09999 Click here to enlarge
        wow! I would expect a much better showing from a s/c M3. I guess he doesnt have one of the better kits out there. I have heard that company overhypes its products, and now its showing..
      1. xxe92xx's Avatar
        xxe92xx -
        Click here to enlarge
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Youtube:
        wonder who that guy is Click here to enlarge
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        GT500 with KB > a lot of cars
      1. KiokenM3's Avatar
        KiokenM3 -
        hhahahaaha. by drews 60-130 he will pull that gt500. maybe he needs a DCT, hahahaha. too bad for ESS
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KiokenM3 Click here to enlarge
        hhahahaaha. by drews 60-130 he will pull that gt500. maybe he needs a DCT, hahahaha
        Not necessarily, there is a good spread between 60-130's on KB GT500's. That 60-130 does not necessarily represent this car, only gives an idea of what a GT500 is capable of. There are faster and slower KB cobras. Either way, would be a good run and yes, his car would be a more appropriate match as would yours.

        What's up with you not posting any details on your wheels?
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        wow ess get walked on x.x