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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 PM
    You might saying, hold on, didn't the E9X M3 S65 V8 already top 700 horsepower to the wheels on the stock engine internals? Indeed it did and indeed it was Gintani who did it with their twin turbo setup. This is the first time anyone has cracked 700 to the wheels with a supercharger on the stock internals on the S65 V8 platform. This was achieved on 100% E85 featuring Gintani's new S65 V8 ethanol fuel system and only 11.5 psi of boost. The blower is a Vortech T-Trim unit. In addition the car features the full ARH exhaust system with their header design. The full graph will be sent to BimmerBoost next week but enjoy the achievement. Oh, and the M3 is currently in the process of getting this same setup.
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    Today, 03:03 PM
    It does not matter what the platform is at some point you will surpass the capability of the factory engine design when adding power/torque. In the Honda world this is fairly common. It's even common in the Nissan GTR world. What do you do when that happens? You go to a billet engine block. The factory design can only be reinforced so many ways but it is always a compromise. A ground-up billet design for the application is the proper (albeit expensive) way to do it reliably. Do you really think those 1500+ horsepower Hondas and 2500+ horsepower Nissan GTR's are doing it on factory blocks? Absolutely not. This is how you get to a custom billet block capable of huge power according to Bullet Race Engineering: 1. Start with an OEM block. Scan it to establish baseline dimensions 2. Improve the design to make it more rigid, more durable, more reliable 3. Load a 130 kilogram block of 6061 aluminium billet into the 4-axis CNC mill 4. Remove most of the material until it looks like a Honda B-series 5. Keep removing metal 6. Now you have a block suitable for all Honda B-series applications that is better in every way and only requires minimal modifications to replace the original block 7. Throw the original block in the skip with the swarf - it's still worth a few dollars as scrap metal What you see there will hold 1700+ horsepower and will run you $7500+ dollars. That may sound like a lot but it is actually affordable. For one, you have the Honda volume so several of these will sell plus it being a four-cylinder requires less material and makes for an easier design. A Nissan GTR VR38DETT 4.0 liter 2500+ hp capable billet engine block can run over $25k. How much power do you want to reliably make and what do you want to spend? That is what it comes down to.
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    Today, 02:11 PM
    Speedometer overlay videos are flawed because speedometers often lie. They are not nearly 100% accurate and that is why GPS should always be used for comparisons such as this. That said, holy crap is the M760Li a beast. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has a dual clutch transmission and is rated at 680 horsepower thanks to its electric motor assisting. It's fast but it's also heavy considering the standard Panamera Turbo is over 4500 pounds. What does the E-Hybrid really weigh? Not that the M760Li is a lightweight. All wheel drive, a 600 horsepower 6.6 liter twin turbo V12, and an extended wheelbase make for a heavy recipe at roughly 4800 pounds. However, there are no batteries or electric motors. The more powerful Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid should easily hit 300 earlier, right? Wrong. The M760Li trails a bit off the launch but just becomes a freight train past 100 miles per and easily hits well past 300 kph which the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid does not even reach. It may not be an official M car but the M760Li is a force to be reckoned with and clearly an Autobahn terror.
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    Today, 01:41 PM
    The Nissan GTR's make 1000+ all wheel horsepower seem like it's normal or even easy. This is a nice example from Forged Performance with a built motor and tuned by them on E85 ethanol using a Motec M150 engine control unit. It is also revving to 8k rpm thanks to billet camshafts and an upgraded valvetrain: Dodson provides the transmission upgrades: Beast.
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    Today, 01:31 PM
    For 2018 the W222 Mercedes-AMG S63 finally dumps the 5.5 liter M157 V8 for a 4.0 liter M177 variant shared with the W213 E63. You might think the displacement drop would hurt but the car does very well with the new powerplant. The switch to the new 9-speed gearbox helps as well but 60 mph comes in just 3.4 seconds. The 1/4 mile takes 11.6 @ 121.5. Not impressed? The S63 weighs 5105 pounds. Sure, all wheel drive adds weight but holy crap is this thing heavy. The boat still manages to pull .95g on the skidpad. That weight did show in the figure eight test by MotorTrend when smoke was pouring out of the wheel wells. It seems they got quite a bit of heat into the brakes. Enough to make something start smoking. Apparently it was a defect but tracking this monster is probably out of the question. Regardless, the switch to the M177 improves the S63's performance considerably. It hit 60 in 3.7 seconds and ran through the 1/4 mile in 12.1 seconds at 115.5 mph with the M157. Less displacement but a big jump in performance. Efficiency is the name of the game here. 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+ BASE PRICE $148,495 PRICE AS TESTED $192,395 VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 4-pass, 4-door sedan ENGINE 4.0L/603-hp/664-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 TRANSMISSION 9-speed automatic CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 5,105 lb (54/46%) WHEELBASE 124.6 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 208.5 x 75.0 x 59.0 in 0-60 MPH 3.4 sec QUARTER MILE 11.6 sec @ 121.5 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 109 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.95 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.3 sec @ 0.83 g (avg) EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 17/26/20 mpg ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 198/130 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.96 lb/mile
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    Today, 02:36 AM
    FYI the ZP designation is just like Mercedes’ MO. The tire has runflat-like capabilities in an emergency, but is not a true runflat. There is very little difference between the PSC2 ZP and regular. The other question about whether it is comparable to a Trofeo R or not is debatable. I like the PSC2’s for their durability, and find that they are as good as any other streetable R-comp I have run. Except for the Trofeo R which is in another league of stickiness but lasts for like 6 laps. The Performante is likely closer to those other cars with identical tires, but at the end of the day tires don’t make for that entire gap.
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