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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-23-2019, 11:13 AM
    If you are not aware BMW is heavily sandbagging output with turbo M motors then you simply have not been paying attention for the past decade. Here is yet another example in the new 2020 BMW F98 X4M Competition and its S58 motor which is rated at 503 horsepower. Well, here it is making 520 horsepower to all four wheels in Arizona 119 degree heat on 91 octane pump gas: BMW's horsepower ratings are just a joke at this point. They say 503 at the crank and it has more than that at all four wheels. This is easily a 600+ horsepower car. Even if you go with conservative 15% drivetrain losses which are traditionally reserved on a Dynojet for a RWD manual vehicle that would mean output is 611 crank horsepower. If you go with 20% losses, we are talking 650 horsepower. The G80 M3 gets this same S58 motor and basic drivetrain in a lighter package. 600+ horsepower only makes sense. Why? BMW since the E46 M3 increases horsepower by approximately 75 whp each generation. They simply started sandbagging with the F80 M3 massively. E46 M3 - 275 whp E92 M3 - 350 whp F80 M3 - 425 whp G80 M3 - ~500 awhp The E92 M3 to F80 M3 horsepower rating went from 414 to 425 at the crank. Yet, wheel output increased by 75+ horses. Explain that. With the G80 prepare for a dragster that will be well into the 10's tune only.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-07-2019, 10:02 PM
    It is somewhat goofy to have the Turbo name associated with turbocharging an internal combustion engine utilized on the all-electric Taycan. Porsche likely figures the word is easiest for consumers to understand the Porsche model hierarchy but that essentially admits consumers are not able to grasp a simple concept. Porsche focus groups likely made that case. Regardless, here are the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S models. The design is sleek. The new sedan looks much better than the Panamera and definitely has a futuristic vibe to it. Porsche did a good job capturing the concept design for the production car. There is a two-speed transmission that shifts at 62 mph. It is not a coincidence it shifts right after 60 as the goal is to have an incredible 0-60 time. The Turbo S is said to hit 60 in 2.6 seconds on the way to a 162 mile per hour top speed. Both the Turbo and Turbo S make 616 horsepower. Overboost (again, odd naming choice reminiscent of internal combustion models) pushes the Turbo to 670 horsepower and the Turbo S to 750 horsepower. Porsche states the Turbo can do the 1/4 mile in 11.1 seconds and the Turbo S in 10.8 seconds. That means the Model S P100D will likely only be challenged by a Turbo S in overboost mode. Range is 280 miles with an 800-volt charging system. That means a charge time from an almost drained battery to 80% should take around 22-23 minutes. So the styling is nice, it has a sportier size and profile than a Panamera, and offers plenty of power with quick charging. What are the downsides? The 5120 pound curb weight. It is very heavy. The Taycan is also expensive. $153,000 for the Turbo and $187,610 for the Turbo S. The Tesla Model S definitely has the value advantage but that was to be expected. Does Porsche have a Tesla killer on its hands? We will find out soon.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-07-2019, 09:53 PM
    It is somewhat goofy to have the Turbo name associated with turbocharging an internal combustion engine utilized on the all-electric Taycan. Porsche likely figures the word is easiest for consumers to understand the Porsche model hierarchy but that essentially admits consumers are not able to grasp a simple concept. Porsche focus groups likely made that case. Regardless, here are the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S models. The design is sleek. The new sedan looks much better than the Panamera and definitely has a futuristic vibe to it. Porsche did a good job capturing the concept design for the production car. There is a two-speed transmission that shifts at 62 mph. It is not a coincidence it shifts right after 60 as the goal is to have an incredible 0-60 time. The Turbo S is said to hit 60 in 2.6 seconds on the way to a 162 mile per hour top speed. Both the Turbo and Turbo S make 616 horsepower. Overboost (again, odd naming choice reminiscent of internal combustion models) pushes the Turbo to 670 horsepower and the Turbo S to 750 horsepower. Porsche states the Turbo can do the 1/4 mile in 11.1 seconds and the Turbo S in 10.8 seconds. That means the Model S P100D will likely only be challenged by a Turbo S in overboost mode. Range is 280 miles with an 800-volt charging system. That means a charge time from an almost drained battery to 80% should take around 22-23 minutes. So the styling is nice, it has a sportier size and profile than a Panamera, and offers plenty of power with quick charging. What are the downsides? The 5120 pound curb weight. It is very heavy. The Taycan is also expensive. $153,000 for the Turbo and $187,610 for the Turbo S. The Tesla Model S definitely has the value advantage but that was to be expected. Does Porsche have a Tesla killer on its hands? We will find out soon.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 01:14 AM
    You likely have noticed many articles about TTE (The Turbo Engineers) lately as they seem to have a hybrid turbocharger upgrade for basically any platform. They are usually the first to market as well as evidenced by their recent Lamborghini Urus upgrade. You name it, they have a turbo upgrade. BoostAddict did not know how large their reach was until speaking with Simon Sharp of Sharp Motorsport Ltd. This network of sites can often be quite critical as we question pricing trying to keep vendors honest and being located in the USA we use dollar priced products as the barometer. Now is a good time to mention we were very wrong in our criticism of TTE's Porsche 991.2 GT2 RS TTE1200 VTG turbo upgrade. Why? Because much like the X51 package for the Porsche 991.2 3.0 Carrera models a VIN must be provided to Porsche to get the turbochargers which are then modified. Buying Porsche factory parts directly is not cheap. There are few VINS to go around and few GT2 RS owners that modify their cars. It is not the same as machining some housings off a volume model and the price reflects the cost of the VTG's to begin with from Porsche then the work TTE has to do in order to get them to support a 1200+ horsepower level of output. PorscheBoost got it wrong saying the price was absurd. On the bright side, TTE Global is aboard the network as a premium vendor and they are expanding their reach worldwide. APR recently tuned some 2.5 TFSI models equipped with TTE hybrids for example. Additionally, TTE offers the largest volume of hybrid turbocharger upgrades in Europe. Many of those big Euro tuning houses you hear of go to TTE and private label. We will not name names but you have likely heard of a certain very big Porsche tuner with a single syllable name. Yep, they go to TTE. As do some AMG tuning houses by the way. They are number one for a reason and it is because their products work. Yes, on a direct dollar conversion some of their turbos are more expensive than US competition but you know what you get for that money? A quality product that works and lasts. They are not sourcing cheap Chinese garbage. People will pay for quality. BoostAddict will cover the TTE Global product line: https://tteglobal.com/ You can expect to see more of their turbo upgrades in the USA. Welcome aboard TTE Global!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 04:51 PM
    A ton of great information below from BimmerBoost member @CobraMarty who is known for his MILV's (Modified Intake Lift Valvetronic supports). He recently got a hold of a B58 cylinder head for development and took photos as well as provided his impressions. Enjoy: Didn't sleep well so I got up early and took a pair of calipers to the B58 head that I have. Ports are BIG. B58 Intake is Oval shape- 35.7mm tall x 50mm wide. Not 'rectoval' like the N54/N55 at 29mm x 50mm. B58 Exhaust is also Oval- 29.2mm x 45.7mm wide. Not round like the N54/N55. B58 Valves measure- Intake 29.9-30.0mm, Exhaust 28.4mm. N52/N54/N55 Exhaust valves are all 28mm. N52 intake valves- 34.2mm, N54- 31.4mm, N55- 32mm. So just by 'looks', the B58 head is an improvement. Exhaust especially, Bigger ports and Bigger valves = more flow. Intake, maybe not so much, Bigger ports and smaller valves. IDK, but maybe that combination is better flowing than smaller ports and bigger valves. Or is there another reason or something else going on? The intake valves look to be moved out and right at the edge of the cylinder bore. It doesn't look like a bigger intake valve diameter would fit. Don't throw stones about the B58's 'smaller' intake valves just yet. Interesting is the different engines actual measurements. N52- 85mm bore x 88mm stroke = 2996cc and has the biggest intake valve 34.2mm. Cam is I-255*/E-263* durations. N54/55- 84mm bore x 89.6mm stroke = 2979cc and have 31.4mm and 32mm intake valves. Cams are N54- I-245*/E-261* and N55- I-255*/263* durations. B58- 82mm bore x 94.6mm stroke = 2998cc and has 30mm intake valves which looks to be the largest that would fit the 82mm bore. Cams to be determined. There is a correlation between cylinder bore diameter and intake valve size. Just some simple, basic engine generalities- Bigger bore (bigger intake valve) and shorter stroke make for a higher rev'ing engine. N52 engine. Smaller bore (smaller intake valve) and longer stroke makes for better intake filling and more torque and power across a broader rpm range. B58 engine. Head- very compact latest design, valvetronic eccentric cam and mechanism moved around, No exhaust cam clamshell like Nxx engines, Heavy, must be thicker in all the right places Supports for Intake Valvetronic- up high right on top, easy access, easy removal and replacement, hint MILVs? HPFP- mounts up high right on top, easy access, driven by 3 lobed on exhaust cam, easy to upgrade/replace, hint Xtreme DI Exhaust ports and close up exhaust port- big oval Intake ports and close up intake port- big oval Combustion Chamber and close up- very compact Valvetronic Eccentric cam Motor- externally mounted, up front, easy access, has hex screw to rotate manually Without a doubt, BMW did their homework. The B58 engine looks very promising!!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-29-2019, 12:24 AM
    Race Chip is based overseas and this is beneficial to them in one major respect. That is not having BMS (Burger Tuning) on their home turf. When it comes to piggyback tuning, the JB4 from BMS rules the market and for good reason. It works, is a great value, and has amazing support. Not to mention the established track record of years of successful results. You can not say the same about Race Chip. The gentleman in the video bought a Race Chip GTS Black for his Audi S3 and said the car felt slower with it. Now, if you want to make that claim as the butt dyno can lie use a GPS meter and check the before and after numbers. Maybe put it on a dyno so you actually know what is going on. Do not rely on 'feel' as the sole metric. He did call support and Race Chip said they would update the software through their app. Apparently, this did not help. To be fair, we do have data posted showing their product working on various platforms. These are first hand promotional accounts though: Race Chip GTS Black piggyback tuning results on a Porsche 991.1 Turbo S - +40 horsepower RaceChip piggyback shows gains of 105 horsepower on a McLaren 570S M838T Tuned Lamborghini Urus results by Race Chip, Mild piggyback tune gains - Before/after 100-200 kph results RaceChip claims to get over 700 horsepower out of the new W213 Mercedes-AMG E63 S M177 V8 with their RaceChip GTS Black The review does not prove the product does not work as they did not support their own claim with any evidence. Race Chip has provided results of their product working on various platforms. We know piggybacks work on the EA888 VW/Audi platforms. In the video the guy says he went to Integrated Engineering afterwards and it makes you wonder if this is not a propaganda piece slamming Race Chip for Integrated Engineering's gain or for a free product from Integrated Engineering. BoostAddict recommends the JB4 for a reason. We have first hand experience with the product as well as the quality of support from BMS. It is the best tuning value in the business. Plus, they have a support infrastructure built into the forum. It will work as advertised. Our own interactions with Race Chip have not been very productive and they do not seem to understand the American mentality of proving results on independent dynos and with independent 1/4 mile results. After a video like this one, they may want to rethink how they go about their American marketing presence.
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    09-04-2019, 04:24 PM
    I'm thinking about getting a new daily, just tried the new 8V S3 and B9 S4 and liked both. The S3 had more direct turn in than the S4 but felt a little slower and will probably have less tuning potential. Testing the C43 and GLC43 next. What do you guys daily drive and what do you suggest? I want to try as much as possible before making a decision. Looking at both new and used. Price target of 30-50k. Cheers,
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-19-2019, 09:43 PM
    It was just a matter of time before someone upgraded the B58 turbo with a hybrid setup. When it comes to quickly delivering hybrid turbos, Pure Turbos is the name of the game. We knew this was coming earlier this year when Pure Turbos announced their Stage 2 B58 hybrid. So what is done to this Supra? - Pure Turbos 60mm billet B58 hybrid - Catless downpipe - Labworx tuning by @kbaldi29 Unfortunately the full curve was not posted: 527 rear wheel horsepower is a nice amount of power over stock. It also makes you wonder about tuners pushing the factory turbo to over 500 whp and just how far they are pushing the compressor out of its efficiency range when this upgraded turbo is comfortably making 527 to the wheels. Hopefully @kbaldi29 can share his thoughts on the compressor and what he feels is left in it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-29-2019, 10:31 PM
    It is very odd to see tuners claiming records and not disclosing modifications when tuning the new Supra. It is also odd to see this happening only with those using the PTF tuning system or working with HC Performance. Again, Pro Tuning Freaks is posting a 'record' but implying it is their software only getting these results. This is dishonest and unprofessional marketing. Last time this happened nitrous was not disclosed for a 'record' pass which PTF and HC Performance were fully aware of yet perfectly fine letting people believe it was software only. This time around an upgraded turbo is not being disclosed. That makes it a pattern. Halim of HC Performance ( @lfelunden ) is eroding his credibility and Titan Motorsports is deliberately playing along in this silly game. HC Performance intentionally omitting the upgraded turbo: Titan Motorsports intentionally omitting the upgraded turbo: PTF intentionally omitting the upgraded turbo: All of this is done on purpose to make you think their software option is superior to all others for marketing. People are quoting numbers with nitrous or with an upgraded turbo as if they are software only. Exactly what they want. Dishonest, unprofessional, and pathetic. P.S Post the full slip Titan Motorsports.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 07:02 PM
    Well, another day another Supra B58 output record. Two records here actually with the most powerful boost only MKV Supra at 559 horsepower to the wheels as well as the highest output overall so far at 622 horsepower to the wheels. Not to mention this is the first A90/B58 to crack the 600 wheel mark: The mod list? - Pure Turbos Supra B58 turbocharger at 20 psi ($2395 retail) - Catless downpipe - Race Gas The 622 figure was hit with a 50 shot of nitrous which is great to see disclosed. One run boost only, one run with nitrous specified, and nothing hidden or misleading. The stock plugs are apparently the limitation here. Pure Turbos told BoostAddict the turbo should be good for 650 whp boost only.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 12:41 AM
    Not a ton of 10-second RHD hybrid results to report but this is great to see. BimmerBoost members in the United Kingdom as well as Australia in particular will take notice of this result on a full weight E92 335i and of course the Nizpro upgraded automatic is helping that elapsed time. Rob Beck covered the details below: Not a real common feat for this platform, especially on twins and stock'ish powertrain, while full weight. Even more so unique is that I believe this maybe the first RHD car to ever hit 10's period? (That is of course barring those running power glides) At any rate great short times helped this one along, but still pretty deep into the 10's so it is not like it just eek'd it's way in there in the process. Back to the OE'ish power train and full weight category, this is the 2nd quickest 1/4 ET I recall ever seeing... but it is open for discussion as well. Anyway here is all of the information that was provided, including the timeslip, below. Stock internals Twin Super RB Evo 17T Turbos VTT inlets Fabricated my own aluminium outlets VRSF 7.5" Race IC ER Charge pipe with twin Forge DVs Fuel-it Stage 3 LPFP and PI Bimmerlife coils and NGK 95770 spark plugs 0.022" AR catless downpipes Exhaust is stock apart from 200cpsi secondary cats Custom tune from BQ Tuning using MHD Transmission is a Nizpro upgraded ZF 6HP21 with Stage 3 xHP tune and stock TC Modified M3 diff fitted with 3.25 ratio gears and E36 LSD Mickey Thompson 275/40R17 ET Street S/S tyres https://datazap.me/u/coupes44/datalo...54&tmax=908.41
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-31-2019, 03:07 PM
    Of course BMS (Burger Tuning) was not going to stay out of the Supra B58 tuning scene. They got their JB4 on and headed to the dyno to get some before and after numbers from a Dynojet on 91 octane pump fuel. Keep in mind the car also has a downpipe and intake: The JB4 sure has evolved and that curve looks great. Torque is picked up through the rev range with an especially nice chunk in the mid-range. Peak torque goes up by 91 lb-ft at the wheels. The Supra is benefitting from a bevy of tuning options with the JB4 offering its traditional value and features.
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    08-28-2019, 01:25 AM
    A nice highway pull here with a Mercedes-AMG GT S that has its M178 turbochargers upgraded to Pure900 units from Pure Turbos going up against a Nissan GT-R with unspecified turbochargers said to be making ~800 all wheel horsepower. Who knows what the GT-R is really making as the AMG GT S makes surprisingly easy work of it. The GT S just pulls and the GT-R disappears. It helps the AMG is slightly lighter (150 pounds) and is more efficient with power going to the rear wheels.
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    08-30-2019, 09:28 PM
    You will likely remember this McLaren 720S. It is indeed the world's fastest McLaren 720S and it is tuned by Dyno Spectrum. A couple months back it was the first McLaren 720S to top 160 miles per hour of trap speed in the 1/4 mile. Yes, it is on nitrous as well but Denver is at elevation so no doubt the idea is to compensate for that elevation. In the first run the McLaren takes on a 1200+ awhp Nissan GT-R. The McLaren makes surprisingly easy work of the GT-R. A whipple supercharged and built motor V3 CTS-V around 1200 horsepower is next. It's a strong CTS-V that gets the lead but the McLaren quickly takes over. Hell of a CTS-V though! The supercharged C6 Z06 that tries the McLaren is just in over its head. How about a blown Coyote? Now this is a run! It opens up a gap and maintains it until shutting down. This is a serious Mustang. To be fair, the McLaren was running low on nitrous but that is why you don't rely on nitrous. The CTS-V tries a twin turbo S550 Coyote. A nasty Mustang indeed. Now the supercharged C6 Z06 gets back in the mix against the CTS-V and the Z06 impresses. Maybe something was off during the McLaren run? There are a ton more runs between some very impressive cars. Simply enjoy.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    08-29-2019, 08:12 PM
    Fab Factory Manifold is BACK! As most all of you with a few years on this platform remember, Fab Factory made what was the most popular N54 intake manifold to date. Extremely beautiful, well designed, and backed up by results from our shop car (and others!). The problem was FF ended up closing its doors. We kept in touch with Shawn over the years and bounced around the idea of bringing the manifold back to life, but nothing ever came of it. Finally, about 6 months ago Tony ran the idea of simply buying the rights from Shawn directly and taking over production of the manifold as a VTT product. Shawn liked the idea, we agreed on a price, and all the drawings/remaining parts were transferred to VTT. We worked very hard with our CNC manufacturer, sent them the full set of drawings as well as the extra manifold we have so they could begin doing a 100% faithful recreation of what FF had developed a few years back. To say it came out perfect is an understatement. We put it side by side with our original FF manifold, and it's every bit as beautiful (and functional!). Some product details: Full billet production using aircraft 6061-T6, then tig welded, and anodized for good looks/resistance to corrosion Two -10ORB ports on the bottom, which allow you to run any of our -10ORB fittings from modular setups for PCV, vacuum needs Three 1/8-27NPT ports to the top on production manifolds for easy access to manifold vacuum and boost reference Our goal was not only to recreate this fan-favorite but also to make it more accessible by offering it at a lower price. The manifold will come in 3 colors: standard clear anodize, black anodize, and red anodize. Custom anodize available for $350 +30-45-day lead time. Since these are made at the same manufacture as our Billet Valve covers (not the cast) the anodizing will match, so as an added bonus if you buy an intake manifold, we can offer the Billet VC for $950 bundle price. Pricing will be as Follows: Manifold with Fuel rail, gaskets, and all hardware - $1199 Billet CNC throttle body adapter with single-piece silicone charge pipe with Map sensor adapter, and BOV flange $250 US made DW 550cc injectors $300, 950cc injectors $750 Plug and Play extension harnesses for the throttle body, and map sensor $100 for both Injector Blanks for people wanting to run DI only $75 for a set of 6 Complete Manifold/PI kit bundle $1700 (controller required, not included) Complete Manifold/DI only kit bundle $1500 Complete Manifold/PI kit bundle with Billet VC $2650 Complete Manifold/DI only kit bunch with Billet VC $2450 By contrast, other manifolds on the market have: Rough casting, no internal velocity stacks Limited vacuum options, have to drill/tap for large fittings Fuel rail under manifold for poor injection angle, difficult to work on $1500 no injectors, no additional parts at all +$300 over VTT/FF $2000 with injectors +$500 over VTT/FF $2350 with injectors, and charge pipe (no harnesses) +$650 over VTT/FF The manifolds are currently live on the site as PRE-ORDER ONLY! Link: https://vargasturbo.com/product/vtt-ff-manifold/ We are waiting on the charge pipe, harnesses, etc. to be finished before can release them. Looking at a 60 day lead or so for complete packages to ship.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-21-2019, 10:02 PM
    It goes without saying this is a step back in performance but it also goes without saying this is a step up for driver interaction. B is for Build did the first 6-speed manual conversion of a Lamborghini Huracan. Yes, it is a gated shifter as God intended (albeit they covered it): The process is covered in the video below which is lengthy at 20 minutes. The conversion is quite involved and much more work than you might have thought. All the parts are OEM with an Audi shifter, transmission, etc. As an enthusiast this is something you just appreciate seeing someone do.
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    08-21-2019, 11:33 PM
    The Steed Speed bottom mount manifold sure seems to be efficient as evidenced in the graph below. At roughly 22 psi of boost at 3500 rpm the motor is making just about 600 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on a Dynojet. That is pretty good spool. CES Motorsport claims this setup is good for 850 wheel horsepower but they have yet to prove it. Either way, 682 whp with this torque curve is nothing to sneeze at: There are those who like keeping it stealth and of course others who love a big top mount turbo in the engine bay. It's good to have options.
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    08-28-2019, 12:43 AM
    BigBoost setting B58 output records is nothing new. The records just feel new due to the influx of Toyota Supra B58 tuning. Do not forget BigBoost held and continues to hold the B58 output record and was the first to crack the ~700 wheel horsepower mark. Well, they are in the 800's now: Apologies for the low resolution graph but that is all we have to work with. Hopefully @Juan@BigBoost-Billet posts a higher resolution graph for us. It seems to say 822 rear wheel horsepower with the BigBoost Stage 3 turbo kit and a built motor. The curve actually looks quite nice with a smooth torque curve that progressively drops toward redline. We all would like more details such as the fuel system, boost, transmission, etc. Hopefully @Juan@BigBoost-Billet chimes in soon.
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    08-28-2019, 01:06 AM
    A nice highway pull here with a Mercedes-AMG GT S that has its M178 turbochargers upgraded to Pure900 units from Pure Turbos going up against a Nissan GT-R with unspecified turbochargers said to be making ~800 all wheel horsepower. Who knows what the GT-R is really making as the AMG GT S makes surprisingly easy work of it. The GT S just pulls and the GT-R disappears. It helps the AMG is slightly lighter (150 pounds) and is more efficient with power going to the rear wheels.
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    Yesterday, 07:22 AM
    Unfortunately politics often have a major effect on car enthusiasts and those in California living under CARB's (California Air Resources Board) iron fist are all too familiar with this. California in particular seems determined to infringe on the rights of car enthusiasts. Even if you do not live in California that does not mean CARB does not influence you. Back in 2017 an article about how other states would recognize CARB standards showed you that California policies could be applied in your own state. This was a big problem: We say it was a problem because the Trump administration is going to rescind the California waiver that allows California to set its own standard. The USA will have one standard under the EPA. This makes much more sense for the automotive industry and does not allow California to dictate policy that goes well beyond the state's purview. Politicians in California are of course already shrieking: California is not its own country that is allowed to dictate policy for other states and the White House is correct in choosing one federal standard versus multiple standards which is not friendly for the automotive industry. California simply will not win this battle with the federal government. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-23-2019, 10:02 AM
    900+ horsepower on pump gas at $41,995.95 installed? That is what AMS is promising with their Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 5.2 V10 Alpha 9 Twin Turbo package. This is obviously a stock internal setup that they say is directly bolt on. Bolt on may be a bit of a stretch for something this involved but this is something you can drive daily and you do not to do anything to the motor or transmission. It is a turnkey pump gas package. Complete twin turbo kit with ECU & TCU tuning 900 horsepower on 93 octane pump gas Unmatched reliability 9 second quarter mile runs on street tires Direct bolt-on, no modification to chassis Hundreds of engineering hours Better than factory fit and finish Drives like stock until you mash the pedal A complete turnkey package Their 826 whp 93 octane dyno certainly shows they are will within that 900 horsepower range: As this is a factory ECU and TCU tuned package the main competition will be from Gintani as they offer a similar setup with their G1000 kit. The Huracan and R8 have multiple stock internal and factory ECU twin turbo packages now offering 900+ horsepower on pump fuels. Talk about a great platform for tuning and big power. Kit Includes Turbos Intercoolers Piping Manifolds ECU and TCU Tuning Everything you need to make 900 horsepower reliably
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    08-29-2019, 01:10 AM
    Not yet convinced the BMW M S58 motor is a beast? The tuning for the platform is in its infancy as the S58 motor literally is just hitting the streets. Despite that, the platform is knocking on that 10-second door with just a JB4 and some ethanol. At 6000+ DA (density altitude) no less. These will eventually run 10's with a tune and race gas. Keep in mind this is a 4500+ pound SUV: This thing is a rocket! A JB4 + E85 and the G80 M3 will be in the 10's. Go ahead, save this post to reference as it is going to happen.
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