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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    Impressive that the 63 is faster around a track given it's slower in the straights, has slightly worse braking and weighs more. AMG doing magic to disguise that weight.
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    kab.e60, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    A well done independent comparison here by the Russians of the AMG GT63 S Coupe versus the BMW F90 M5 Competition. The mid-size luxury performance sedan offering from AMG and BMW is more alike than ever with the cars being quite similar in their approach to performance. The GT63 S Coupe is impressing as of late with handling results on the roadcourse that belie its weight. The GT63 S recently sent a quicker laptime than the F90 M5 around the Hockenheim GP course. The Russians start with a dyno comparison. GT 63 S: F90 M5 Competition: Overlay: Peak power between the two is very similar but it is interesting to note that despite having less displacement the M177 V8 is offering more area through the curve from 2500-5500 rpm. It is a fairly nice chunk as well. BMW no doubt knows this hence the M5 Competition getting a more aggressive tune yet it still does not match the stock GT63 S. The GT63 S certainly needs that torque in the mid-range as it is porky. GT 63 S: F90 M5: The difference is 169 kilograms or 372 pounds. That is significant. How do they fare against each other in a drag race? You will need to skip to the 29:00 mark. It's close but the M5 edges. The weight difference makes up for the AMG's mid-range torque advantage. They do a roll race and the AMG gets an advantage seemling due to where they started in the powerband. The M5 makes up the difference and passes but it definitely takes higher speeds to do it. The second roll race seems to have a better start for the M5 and it again it pulls. The M5 Competition is clearly the straightline champ. The M5 shows a slight advantage in braking. So what do we learn? Well, the Russians focus more on power and straightline racing and that is where the M5 wins. Oddly, the heavier AMG is the better track car as previously evidenced but there is no roadcourse testing in this video. It is also as if AMG is now excelling where BMW used to and BMW is excelling where AMG used to. Not that either of these cars is a slouch in any sense. Two excellent high performance sedans but this comparison is not as fun as it used to be when they were less similar in their approaches.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    A well done independent comparison here by the Russians of the AMG GT63 S Coupe versus the BMW F90 M5 Competition. The mid-size luxury performance sedan offering from AMG and BMW is more alike than ever with the cars being quite similar in their approach to performance. The GT63 S Coupe is impressing as of late with handling results on the roadcourse that belie its weight. The GT63 S recently sent a quicker laptime than the F90 M5 around the Hockenheim GP course. The Russians start with a dyno comparison. GT 63 S: F90 M5 Competition: Overlay: Peak power between the two is very similar but it is interesting to note that despite having less displacement the M177 V8 is offering more area through the curve from 2500-5500 rpm. It is a fairly nice chunk as well. BMW no doubt knows this hence the M5 Competition getting a more aggressive tune yet it still does not match the stock GT63 S. The GT63 S certainly needs that torque in the mid-range as it is porky. GT 63 S: F90 M5: The difference is 169 kilograms or 372 pounds. That is significant. How do they fare against each other in a drag race? You will need to skip to the 29:00 mark. It's close but the M5 edges. The weight difference makes up for the AMG's mid-range torque advantage. They do a roll race and the AMG gets an advantage seemling due to where they started in the powerband. The M5 makes up the difference and passes but it definitely takes higher speeds to do it. The second roll race seems to have a better start for the M5 and it again it pulls. The M5 Competition is clearly the straightline champ. The M5 shows a slight advantage in braking. So what do we learn? Well, the Russians focus more on power and straightline racing and that is where the M5 wins. Oddly, the heavier AMG is the better track car as previously evidenced but there is no roadcourse testing in this video. It is also as if AMG is now excelling where BMW used to and BMW is excelling where AMG used to. Not that either of these cars is a slouch in any sense. Two excellent high performance sedans but this comparison is not as fun as it used to be when they were less similar in their approaches.
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Hey HustlerX5: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    Wouldn't be good for the forum. Maybe one day I'll add one to the garage. That isn't even an aggressive heads/cam setup he has. You can make over 700 whp with them NA.
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    You should do it. It seems like prices are actually leveled out / slightly creeping up for Gen Vs. I can't believe a H/C/I NA manual is pulling a twin turbo V10 DCT. It's madness.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    I really want one. It's everything enthusiasts say they supposedly want. Low weight, strong NA motor, manual trans, 50/50 weight distribution, plenty of aftermarket support, etc. The truth is enthusiasts say they want a manual but when it comes down to it they don't buy it.
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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    @Emre@Esmotor is on a roll lately tuning fast Porsche 991 Turbos. The ESMotor ES1100 upgrade kit certainly seems to be doing well with yet another car topping 160+ in the 1/4 mile. This particular 991.1 Turbo S ran 8.943 @ 164.01 in Qatar. Now we tend to question why Middle Eastern cars tend to run quicker/faster than US examples and the Qatar drag strip does not seem to be NHRA accredited. Regardless, this is an incredible time and trap: Remember just last week Ekanoo Racing did a 8.559 @ 163.21 making this 164.01 trap speed the overall 991 record. This was achieved at 28 psi of boot and ESMotor states they will upgrade the axles and increase the boost pressure from the GTX35 turbochargers. This car is tuned on a Syvecs with a built motor and upgraded transmission from Dodson. Yet another strong 8-second 991 Turbo from ESMotor.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Looking forward to the kill mode run.
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    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
    You should know this Viper well as it is often featured on the pages of BoostAddict. Why? Because the owner can drive and does some great videos. Most recently this Viper ran a McLaren 720S and put up an impressive fight against the monster McLAren. In the video below the Heads/Cam Viper is matched up first with a Europower Stage I twin turbo Lamborghini Huracan. A boosted Huracan should not have trouble with a naturally aspirated Viper even if the Huracan is on stock internals. The top is down on the Spyder which does not help aerodynamics but the Viper impressively pulls it. This is despite being naturally aspirated and not benefitting from a dual clutch transmission. Not a good showing for the Europower Huracan. A C190 Mercedes-AMG GT S is next and this car has DME Tuning's Stage 3 software package designed for the Pure Turbos M178 turbocharger upgrade. The AMG GT S is heavier than the Viper by roughly 500 pounds but it does have a dual clutch transmission and a twin turbo V8 of course. The Viper impressively pulls the AMG GT S in every run. Finally the AMG GT S and Huracan run. The GT S opens a lead but the Huracan claws back until they shut down with the AMG GT S ahead. Great run videos as usual from this Viper.
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    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    You should know this Viper well as it is often featured on the pages of BoostAddict. Why? Because the owner can drive and does some great videos. Most recently this Viper ran a McLaren 720S and put up an impressive fight against the monster McLAren. In the video below the Heads/Cam Viper is matched up first with a Europower Stage I twin turbo Lamborghini Huracan. A boosted Huracan should not have trouble with a naturally aspirated Viper even if the Huracan is on stock internals. The top is down on the Spyder which does not help aerodynamics but the Viper impressively pulls it. This is despite being naturally aspirated and not benefitting from a dual clutch transmission. Not a good showing for the Europower Huracan. A C190 Mercedes-AMG GT S is next and this car has DME Tuning's Stage 3 software package designed for the Pure Turbos M178 turbocharger upgrade. The AMG GT S is heavier than the Viper by roughly 500 pounds but it does have a dual clutch transmission and a twin turbo V8 of course. The Viper impressively pulls the AMG GT S in every run. Finally the AMG GT S and Huracan run. The GT S opens a lead but the Huracan claws back until they shut down with the AMG GT S ahead. Great run videos as usual from this Viper.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    Porsche posted a great press kit on the drivetrain/powertrain of the 992 generation 911. This is focused on the Carrera S and goes over the new engine which they internally label the 9A2 EVO. It is essentially the same as the 9A2B6 with some minor changes. Porsche does a great job explaining the changes below but here are the main things to focus on: Compression: 10.2:1 Power: 450 hp Torque: 390 lb-ft Redline: 7500 rpm - New manifold out of cast iron, not sheet metal - Turbine +3mm 48mm - Compressor - +4mm 55mm - 14% bigger intercooler and repositioned - 1000 nm (737 lb-ft) 8-speed PDK torque capacity - More efficient PDK with lower pumping losses - 4S gets redesigned front axle drive system, better cooling and 10% torque capacity increase
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    CES Motorsport worked on various N54 turbo kits for what seems like over a decade without anything coming to market. They announced they would build twin scroll N54 manifolds back in 2014 but are now utilizing a Steed Speed manifold seemingly abandoning their own design. This manifold is paired to a Garrett turbocharger and they say it is good for 850+ horsepower. Too little, too late in the crowded N54 market or are bottom mount twin scroll turbos now a more popular way to go? No dynographs, pricing, or any other info at this time.
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Guys are still pushing the 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 (with the B9 S4 ECU locked the older platform has far more tuning development) and a new B8/B8.5 record was set on the strip. A 10.643 @ 128.33 was hit on the factory supercharger. It is interesting that factory blower cars are still dominating and larger blowers are not making big strides on the platform. Mod list: IE ECU Stage 2 Throttle Body/E40 Tune IE DSG Tune Divorced cooling system Heat exchanger Dual Pulley IE Intake IE prototype HPFP Water/Meth Passenger/Rear seats removed Lightweight battery This was achieved in 1264 feet DA.
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    Yesterday, 04:51 PM
    Well, this comes hot on the tail of news the R8 will be entirely electric in 2022. The Porsche Boxster and Cayman models will follow suit except they will offer a hybrid drivetrain so there will at the very least be an internal combustion option. The 911 will likely see the exact same development. The question is, will there be any option without a heavy electric motor and batteries? It does not look like it. Porsche themselves is not set: Porsche is counting on rapid lithium-ion battery evolution but this seems like wishful thinking. The VAG (Volkswagen Auto Group) is going to heavily push electric cars regardless after the diesel fiasco. Source
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    Some might like this news and others might not. It certainly indicated that Audi is breaking the R8 away from the Huracan which may not be the best for enthusiasts. The Audi R8 has a stout aftermarket specifically because it shares the Huracan V10 drivetrain. Well, no more of that assuming this report floating around from CAR is true. Audi toyed around with an electric R8 before with several failures. It was on again/off again for years before finally debuting in 2015. They asked over a million dollars for it. Expect the E-Tron GTR or third gen R8 to be significantly cheaper. Who knows what the real details will actually be but a 300 mile range and wireless charging is being reported. What is a bit funny is that is not really news. This information was already reported last year so it seems CAR is doing some recycling. Either way, expect the next generation R8 to be electric.
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    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    Nice highway pulls here between a bolt on BMW F10 M5 and an E92 335i. The M5 obviously is DCT (dual clutch transmission) while the E92 335i is a 6-speed manual example. The 335i is driven pretty well. The first run has the M5 get a jump and it holds off the 335i. The subsequent runs are much better with the 335i getting a more even start. They are about even with a slight edge going to the F10. That S63TU is quite strong on the highway. Great runs. - GT Performance BMW M5 F10 Stage 2 Mods: Tune + Downpipes - BMW 335i N54 Mods: VTT Turbos, methanol injection, full exhaust, intercooler upgrade, coil pack upgrade, intake, flywheel and clutch upgrade, race bucket seats, lightweight wheels ect.
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    Yesterday, 03:54 PM
    Nice highway pulls here between a bolt on BMW F10 M5 and an E92 335i. The M5 obviously is DCT (dual clutch transmission) while the E92 335i is a 6-speed manual example. The 335i is driven pretty well. The first run has the M5 get a jump and it holds off the 335i. The subsequent runs are much better with the 335i getting a more even start. They are about even with a slight edge going to the F10. That S63TU is quite strong on the highway. Great runs. - GT Performance BMW M5 F10 Stage 2 Mods: Tune + Downpipes - BMW 335i N54 Mods: VTT Turbos, methanol injection, full exhaust, intercooler upgrade, coil pack upgrade, intake, flywheel and clutch upgrade, race bucket seats, lightweight wheels ect.
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    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:08 AM
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    Yesterday, 05:40 AM
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