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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-29-2017, 01:02 PM
    W204 C65 AMG Black Series 4Matic? Yes, you read that correctly. BenzBoost teased this car a year ago while final development and tuning was wrapped up. Getting a build like this done and dialed in takes a bit of time and the owner wanted to have some fun with a sleeper before the word got out. Whoops. It is hard to not write about something extraordinary like this. Just swapping in an M279 V12 into the W204 chassis alone is incredible (look at that fab work!) but they also added 4Matic all wheel drive on top. This is truly a one of a kind build and as the saying goes if you have to ask how much it costs you can not afford it. Weistec did not leave the M279 stock by any means. The V12 receives a sleeved block, forged internals, CNC ported heads, a new dual throttle body intake manifold, and custom turbochargers. It makes over 1000 horsepower at the wheels but best of luck to anyone trying to get a dynograph. Maybe the owner will release a graph at some point. For now, just enjoy one of, if not the outright baddest, C-Class AMG's on Earth.
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    10-13-2017, 03:04 PM
    The era of quadruple digit F10 M5 and F13 M6 horsepower is officially here! Congratulations to BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) on being the first to crack the 1000 wheel horsepower mark on the S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 platform. Videos will be coming soon and will be posted below but here is what you need to know: 2013 M5 DCT car Upgraded DCT clutches All done via Flash only, no Piggyback (JB4). 110 Octane, stock fuel system. Methanol injection (M1) NO Nitrous This obviously is their built motor package which is capable of holding roughly 1500 horsepower. 1026 rear wheel horsepower is incredible but they are not done. This is just the beginning.
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    10-05-2017, 08:31 AM
    The BMW N54 is not what you would call a high revving BMW engine or even a high revving BMW I6. There are numerous reasons for that such as it not being an M engine, being turbocharged, having direct fuel injection, an undersquare design, etc. More revs are very beneficial for those chasing more power especially when switching to a large turbo. Obviously with a larger turbo there will be a spool sacrifice but there will also be much more air moved up top. To really see the full capability a higher redline to take advantage of the torque curve that is now shifted to the right is needed. This E92 335i belongs to BimmerBoost member @jt0407 and here are a few of the specs: Supertech valvetrain Schrick cams ported head 5 angle valve job Stock block Extending the redline over a 1000 rpm brings with it fueling issues especially on a direct injection system. He has a Fuel-It! Stage 3 setup with TBI: He claims he hit 8200 rpm there. Just for perspective still short of the stock 8400 rpm the S65 V8 revs to but a good step forward for big turbo N54's. As for the power he is making he says he will get on the dyno soon. It sure will be interesting to take a look at his power curve.
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    09-24-2017, 07:52 AM
    Congratulations are in order here although the car is still being tuned. Essentially, this is a work in progress but it certainly has progressed from where it was. The car was making 889 rear wheel horsepower but recently cracked the 9XX barrier with a 919 wheel horsepower pull. Now, we would like full size graphs and more details but this is the first publicly posted 9XX car BimmerBoost knows of and the most powerful N54 to date until someone proves otherwise. The Precision 6870 is not maxed out either and they can push this a bit further with some refinements. Either way, clearly the Doc Race single turbo top mount N54 manifold is an extremely nice piece with extreme capability. The Motiv built motor setup is also handling the torque thrown at it. Keep it up guys! Excellent work.
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    09-27-2017, 01:53 AM
    Another day, another N54 single turbo option. BimmerBoost is not familiar with You Wish Performance but they tend to produce products for other makes. They entered the BMW market with their top mount N54 twin scroll single turbo kit. It starts at $4599: -Twin scroll top mount manifold -6265 or 6465 Garrett Gtw billet wheel turbo -Turbosmart 40mm wastegates -Turbo down pipe -Wastegate dump tubes -Turbo blanket -Turbo Intake filter -Mac solenoid -Rear oil/coolant block offs -Turbo feed/drain -Charge pipe to intercooler -Aluminum coolant tube -Coolant tank relocation hose/bracket -Hardware/Turbo manifold Gaskets Their kit with a Garrett 6265 was tuned by EMP Tuning and made 622 horsepower to the wheels without port injection or meth at 23 psi: Another option in the hotly contested single turbo market.
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    09-25-2017, 09:51 PM
    Are you sick of hearing about how fast Teslas supposedly are? How the P100D is unbeatable and so incredibly quick? Well, you can thank misleading videos like what MotorTrend recently put out for convincing people that a P100D is the king of acceleration. It isn't. Not by a long shot. Honestly, it isn't even close. A McLaren 720S is what you call a fast car. For one, it isn't lugging a ton of batteries around so it comes in at almost 2000 pounds less than a P100D. Furthermore, the internal combustion engine can stretch its legs much further than the P100D can dream of. That is not to say the P100D is not quick. From a stop, it will do mid 10's. Definitely hard to top off the line for many stock cars. A trap of around 124 miles per hour is not fast though. From a stop the McLaren is already pulling the Tesla by third gear. Yes, the P100D gets a lead but it is easily overcome. The McLaren blows it away. From a roll? It isn't even a race. STFU about Teslas already. They're not fast.
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    10-05-2017, 10:51 AM
    This is not your typical hybrid S63TU turbo upgrade. What is tentatively being referred to as the Pure Turbos Stage X turbocharger upgrade for the F10 M5 and F13 M6 is a complete turbo upgrade with new housings. BimmerBoost member @allmotor_2000 who is gunning for 8's in the 1/4 mile is getting these turbos on his F10 M5. This includes a custom manifold, custom downpipes, custom wastegates, and a custom JB4 BCM setup per-bank for boost control. The turbos themselves are ball bearing Garrett GTX3XXX mirrored units. That means one is reverse rotation. Then of course there are all the custom lines for water and oil. What will all of this cost? What kind of power can we expect? We'll know once it is done. Size comparison to stock:
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    10-04-2017, 10:31 AM
    The new second generation NSX is a radical departure from the original. Honda simply got it wrong. What made the NSX a success is that it was a reliable exotic which was fun to drive. It was light, revved high, sounded great, rear wheel drive, and an excellent driver's car. In comparison, the new NSX feels like an appliance. Quite simply, it lacks soul. They packed in technology but they did not make the car more fun to drive. It is a lot more expensive. It is a lot heavier. It does not have a manual option. Electric assisted all wheel drive gives it a completely different feel. Are you driving it or are computers? Bridgewater Acura is knocking $44,800 off the sticker of this NSX: Checking their website it looks like it is already gone. At $200k optioned the NSX really isn't worth the money considering how it performs roughly the same as the now very long in the tooth Nissan GT-R. Knock $45k off though and people come knocking. It's safe to say at this point that Honda/Acura failed with the car and they had plenty of time with delay after delay to get it right. Oh, and here is a 'used' one with 2 miles on it they will let go for $129k from the $168k MSRP: http://www.bridgewateracura.com/inventory/used-2017-acura-nsx-all-wheel-drive-sh-awd-sport-hybrid-2dr-coupe-19unc1b05hy000834 The car is a flop.
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    09-26-2017, 09:40 PM
    This is just the beginning. Weistec is expanding its reach into other markets which is a great thing for BMW enthusiasts (as well as those of another make which will be announced at a later date). BimmerBoost knew about this for a while but Weistec was not ready to reveal their entry into the BMW aftermarket until significant development took place. Their first upgrade will be for the F10 M5 and F13 M6 models. They will offer a full S63TU turbo upgrade and you can logically deduce they will be working on the F90 M5 afterwards. You can see their (very expensive!) 3d imaging scanner at work as they map out the engine bay and parts. We're talking about a piece of equipment that can range up to $85k. This is what top engineering firms use. Get ready for some exciting BMW developments from Weistec.
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    09-26-2017, 11:45 PM
    The 2.9 liter Whipple twin screw supercharger is very popular in the Domestic world and also in the Mercedes-AMG M156 market. Weistec for example utilizes Whipple twin screw blowers in their Stage III+ M156 applications which break into the 9's on the stock internals. It will be interesting to see if the third generation supercharger will be utilized although the new casing may pose some fitment issues. Regardless, check out these results on a Mustang GT with no changes other than moving to the new blower: That is an impressive pickup in power and torque from 3000 rpm on. Not only is the Gen 3 making more power it is also running up to 80 degrees cooler. It is much more efficient. The Gen 3 features new rotors with precision, robotically sprayed, conformal PTFE coating that adapts to the application and clearances needed. The rotors also feature a profile change, along with tighter tolerances that minimize power consumption and leakage. The updated rotor housing features revised port timing and bearing shape for increased rotor filling, along with a new, angled rib pattern for a more aggressive look.
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    10-20-2017, 06:33 PM
    If you pay attention to the world of high performance cars you know there are spectacularly fast twin turbo Lamborghini Huracans and Nissan GT-R's. Tuners pushing the limits in competition is great for enthusiasts and potential customers alike. Underground Racing is known for their absurdly quick Stage X twin turbo Huracans. They do not play second fiddle to anyone. Just look at how hard they went at Heffner until they basically forced him to concede to UGR being the top dog on the Huracan platform. UGR's push to hold all the records and beat all challengers leads to them being a bit too sensitive and perhaps going overboard while at the same time constantly pushing the platform. Remember when they tried to scrub the internet from all details of one of their cars going up in flames? They take things so far as to not even want to admit sometimes things can go wrong. That mentality is in play here with Ross Fowler's UGR Stage X Huracan going up against Tony Palo and his T1 Racing Development GT-R. The GT-R is making well over 2500 horsepower. They had this car over 2200 to the wheels back in 2015. They are doing well over 2300 now and this is just what they choose to show: Ok, so both cars are freaking fast and both tuners are at the top of their game. So what happened? Well, the cars ran and made it to the finals of the King of the Streets at the Texas Invitational. When they ran, T1 got up to speed and the video evidence speaks for itself. UGR slingshotted past which is essentially cheating: It's a bullshit move. UGR got a running start while T1 was trying to match and sitting at speed before the start. Everyone seems to agree on this and even the event organizers agreed that a re-run was necessary. That was fine until UGR took their trophy and went home rather than race again: UGR gets the win but a lot of people lost a lot of respect for this type of behavior. We all have egos but at the end of the day this is not Formula 1. Just run the cars in the spirit of the competition. There is no shame in losing in this environment and certainly not in the finals. T1's feelings on the subject: This is UGR's response: Trying to line up cars fairly like this from a roll is not easy. It takes some work from both parties. If the GT-R needs to be at a higher speed initially to build boost the Huracan should work with it to get an even start and fair race rather than manipulate circumstances into its favor. This is systemic of a larger problem at events like this where people will inflate their start speed or start early to get a jump. The proper solution is to remove the variables causing the issue and take it out of the driver's hands as an even start is simply impossible. Especially when someone else will do whatever is necessary to win even if that means cheating. The fact remains UGR did not do a re-run and went home because they knew they had the slower car according to trap speeds from the event. There is no excuse in the world that will change that fact. * BoostAddict.com reached out for comment from Underground Racing and Tony Palo with no response from either. It seems this is a sore subject.
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    10-07-2017, 01:52 PM
    The dyno is from the third 2000+ all wheel horsepower Nissan GT-R T1 Race Development built. It seems almost absurd to say that builds in excess of 2000 horsepower in the GT-R world are becoming commonplace from high end tuners. How much does something like this cost to do, anyway? Everything needs to be upgraded. It is amazing the Dodson transmission is holding this kind of power and torque: As for the turbos that is a pair of Precision 7675's doing the work. Also they are revving the engine out past 9k rpm. They are also utilizing a billet engine block. Incredible.
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    Today, 07:34 PM
    We all get carried away with big dyno numbers but they can come with big compromises in reliability especially in the BMW N54 world. A reliable ~600 wheel horsepower daily driver offers plenty of power and importantly won't break down or push the limit of the N54 internals. Here is the recipe from BMS: JB4, off the shelf E85 hybrid back end flash map Manual trans w/ steel flywheel and 335is/550 clutch Pure Stage2 turbos w/ silicon inlets Fuel-IT port injection rail and low pressure system BMS DCI, OCC, and other little bolt on modifications CPE intercooler Phoenix chargepipe w/ Tial valve Factory catback Factory motor Running ~E80 At 20psi (map7) it made ~530whp, ~24psi 600whp, ~25psi 615whp. Will an 800 wheel horsepower single turbo N54 be faster? Yes. Will it be more reliable? No. You can run this setup every day on a stock motor car. You can even push the turbos further but do you need to? Getting caught up in chasing numbers can have you doing that more than actually enjoying time behind the wheel.
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    09-30-2017, 05:34 AM
    This is the same E89 Z4 we saw do some impressive runs last month. It had a small boost leak then which has since been rectified. It takes on some stout competition and really shows how potent a tuned N54 on the stock turbos can be when paired to a DCT transmission. The first run is against a 900+ horsepower GT-R. It goes as you would expect. Next up is an E92 M3. Whatever the mods on the M3 it needs more mods. A Pure Turbos upgraded E92 335i tries its luck next. He should not have given the Z4 the hit. An E30 with unknown mods is beaten next. A bolt on C6 is just obliterated next. How about a tuned Audi RS3? It does ok in the lower gears but is simply overmatched up top and pulled. A W204 C63 AMG sedan with an ECU tune is next. It was beaten so easily it is really surprising. Last but not least is a tuned R230 SL600 V12 twin turbo. Finally a decent race but the Z4 manages to open up a small lead. A tuned SL600 is about 126 mile per hour car depending on the supporting mods and fuel. This Z4 sure is dialed in. N54T with DCT Cobb AP v3 with protune by BQ Tuning AFE Magnum Force stage 2 filter MMP Inlets MMP Outlet Wagner Evo 2 Performance Intercooler 2x HKS SQV BOV VRSF catless downpipes Magnaflow 200cells catalyst e45 mix (50% e85/50% 98ron)
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    10-07-2017, 02:30 PM
    The new Audi RS3 sedan is already over 500 horsepower. It did not take much time at all now did it? The 2.5 TFSI single turbo inline-5 simply continues to impress and its new dual fuel injection system should make it even more tuner friendly. Let's take a look at the dyno: That is 450 awhp from an Iroz intercooler, downpipe, and Custom-Code software on 93 octane pump gas. The baseline figure looks to be roughly 360 awhp. With an intercooler and downpipe that goes to about 400 awhp. Essentially, gains of almost 100 awhp with basic bolt ons on pump gas. Keep in mind in warm Vegas weather Iroz got a baseline of 12.0 @ 113 for the car. This should be a low 11-second car at around 120 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile with bolt ons. Tuned RS3's are going to be a handful.
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    10-03-2017, 10:42 AM
    Congratulations are in order to PorscheBoost Porsche Performance Forums member @NJ-M4 on his setting a new quickest Porsche 991 Turbo 1/4 mile time. His vehicle is a 991.1 Turbo S so this is an overall quickest 991 US pass. As a reminder, @Markblackwell ran 9.71 @ 143.80 in his 991.1 Turbo S. So while this is the quickest US pass it is not the fastest: The mod list: ESMotor 71mm VTG Turbos ESMotor intercoolers ESMotor exhaust ESMotor headers IPD Plenum IPD Y pipe Meth kit Cobb tuned by Emre The recorded 60-130 time for reference on the run was 5.7 seconds: Curb weight is 3595 pounds: Very well done and a very impressive 991.1 Turbo.
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    10-04-2017, 07:42 AM
    8 seconds in the 1/4 mile with an M5? Talk about a lofty goal. It is not as unrealistic as you might think as the person attempting to do it was the first to break into the 9's with the F10 M5. @allmotor_2000 since sold that 9-second F10 M5 and picked up another as a project car. He is going all out with a motor build and a new turbo setup. Who is doing the S63TU motor build? SD Autotech. This is Steve Dinan's new venture. The engine builder does work for BMW endurance engines so you can rest assured it will be done right. We are talking forged internals, ported heads, and new cams. As for the drivetrain an SSP Spec R clutch upgrade is utilized along with DSS axles and a DSS carbon fiber driveshaft. As for tuning the ECU will be handled by DME Tuning and a JB4 with a per-bank external wastegate BCM is incorporated. Now how will fueling be handled? Good question. This is not being revealed at this time. Methanol is involved but the other fuel system upgrades are being kept secret for now. A completion date at the end of this month (October) is the target. Let's hope it all comes together and we see an 8-second F10 M5!
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    09-27-2017, 11:01 PM
    It is great to see Active Autowerke doing ECU flash tuning on newer turbo BMW's. As you recall, Active Autowerke also has their Active-8 tuning box for the S55 platform which they released a couple years ago. They have ECU flash tuning for the S55 platform now as well. The results are impressive to say the least. They can accommodate stock turbos and upgraded turbos. The bottom graph is with the Pure Stage 2 turbochargers: Unfortunately the graphs are a bit low resolution so it is difficult to see the peak figures. The first graph shows a stock S55 going from 381 rear wheel horsepower to 441 rear wheel horsepower. That is a gain of 60 horsepower at the wheels on a Mustang dyno. A very solid gain. The second graph is a ZCP or Competition Package car with a Stage 2 tune. The tuned peak horsepower figure shows 479 wheel horsepower but the torque figure is hard to read. It is closing in on 500 lb-ft of torque at the wheels though. A gain of over 100 lb-ft at the wheels over stock. With the Pure Turbos Stage 2 upgrade output goes up to 525 wheel horsepower. Torque hits 529 lb-ft at the wheels. Phenomenal output on their Mustang dyno. Key Features: Up to 150whp Horspower gains throughout RPM range Higher torque over factory settings through RPM range Recallibrated settings for a smoother and more responsive part throttle transition Recallibrated settings for a smoother and more responsive power delivery Modified Vanos camshaft remapping Available "Burble" Maps Free tech support and assistance Multiple maps available for flashing at home (after initial reflash) Available Options: Cold start delete Stage 1 or Stage 2 maps for 91-93 octane Off Road Only Downpipe Map Multiple Burble Options Tuner flag removal OBD Flashing Option Performance Specs: Up to 120hp gains : Rear wheel HP measured on the dyno Up to 120 Ft / LBs gains : Rear wheel FT/LBs measured on the dyno Software Purchase Options: When you purchase software for your F8X BMW, you will be required to: 1) Locate an Active Autowerke approved F8X Software Dealer and have it installed there or 2) Remove and mail Active Autowerke your ECU and we will install the software. Same day turnaround on all software with free 2nd day air to lower 48 states. See Tech Support for details on removal and mailing of ECU. Click here for Instructions on Removing ECU -After the initial reflash, you are able to flash different maps from us with a Simon 3 cable that available for an additional $225. If you choose not to purchase a Simon 3 cable we will flash your ECU with a custom map at your request. We provide up to (4) custom maps (at no additional cost) when you purchase a Simon 3 cable with your F8X Performance Software! ***Your ECU must be taken to an approved Active Autowerke F8X dealer for the initial flash, or it must be shipped to Active Autowerke before you are able to load our maps with a Simon 3 cable from your home. DME sent to us Msrp: $1000
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    09-25-2017, 07:02 PM
    This is amusing. BMW M already stated they would not do an M four-cylinder engine a while back. This despite the fact of course that the E30 M3 started off with a four-cylinder engine and a naturally aspirated one at that. What is the reasoning? This from M head Frank Van Meel: "We are really happy with our six-cylinder because for BMW and BMW M that is our heritage engine. We started with six-cylinder in the M1 so it has a long history. BMW is a six-cylinder inline company and, for us, it’s an iconic engine. If you look at it with a four-cylinder, I don’t see characteristics that I would like on an M car, on a small displacement turbocharged four-cylinder engine. I wouldn’t do a four-cylinder standalone turbocharged with high performance, because you always have the characteristic that if you want high performance you lose the low-end torque and you lose the overall driveability you want to have from the car." Well then how does he justify a 1.5 liter three-cylinder in the i8? That is supposed to be a sports car yet BMW gives it an engine so small the performance is basically a joke for the money they are asking. He is right that a smaller motor will have more lag and less torque but doesn't Mercedes somehow produce a four-cylinder CLA45 AMG sedan with a 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder that performs similarly to the i8 at a fraction of the cost and without the need for a hybrid drivetrain? The reasoning here is not that BMW M can not make a powerful four-cylinder with little lag and plenty of torque. There are a bevy of turbo four-cylinder motors on the market making big power and torque. Even the BMW B48 2.0 liter four-cylinder is well over 300 horsepower to the wheels. BMW M simply wants to share as many engines and parts as possible. You can not make the argument that a four-cylinder is too small when you go even smaller with a 1.5 liter three-cylinder in your supposed sports car of the future. BMW will argue a hybrid drivetrain is necessary to supplement a four-cylinder motor but that isn't true. Not only are the Mercedes CLA/GLA45 AMG models evidence of this but a car is much lighter without a hybrid drivetrain. Maybe BMW's real problems are weight and cost cutting?
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    10-06-2017, 01:12 PM
    You probably know this Huracan already as the owner went through his Dime Racing horror story and VF-Engineering ended up sorting out the car and supercharging it. Now, you already know the McLaren 720S is a beast in stock form. The Huracan owner meets up with a 720S owner and basically there is a lot of annoying talking before and after they botch run after run. Just run the damn cars. Nobody wants to waste twelve minutes on worthless chatter. They line the cars up from a stop and the Huracan gets a lead on the rear wheel drive 720S before quickly getting off the gas. This certainly makes sense as the Huracan is all wheel drive and the TVS blower provides instant torque. With how quickly the Huracan gets off the gas we do not see much of a race. They go from a roll next and the 720S jumps slightly but then gets off the gas only for the Huracan to get on the gas. Is this the first time these guys have ever raced a car before? They try again and the 720S looks to be in the wrong gear or getting on the gas late. Just do three honks and go people. Also, you have GoPro mounts. WTF are you holding a camera for while racing? This is garbage. They run on busy city streets and the Huracan gets off the gas early once the 720S actually gets going. There is no real performance comparison and where is the supposed data that was going to be recorded? If you seriously think your Huracan is faster do a real highway roll instead of putting out misleading crap like this. Fail.
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    10-20-2017, 08:03 PM
    The BMW F82 M4 CS is essentially a model that sits between the M4 Competition Package and the hardcore M4 GTS. The limited edition model gets a bump to 460 horsepower from its S55 inline-6 motor along with some lightweight pieces. The 9A2B6 engine in the 911 GTS is rated at 450 horsepower. This is essentially the same 3.0 liter flat-6 as the Carrera and Carrera S but with larger turbochargers and different software. Which of these two is really making more power? Well, we would need to dyno both of them to know for sure. The best we can provide is a 991.2 Carrera and standard F82 M4 overlay. What we do know for sure is the 991.2 GTS is roughly 200 pounds lighter and it has the majority of that weight over the rear tires. Despite these two cars both being rear wheel drive the GTS simply puts its power down far more easily. This race is not even a contest. Showing them going from a roll or trap speeds is necessary here and MotorSport Magazine does not provide either because they're either lazy or incompetent. If you have an F80 M3 or F82 M4 and think you will have an easy time with a 991.2 at a light, think again.
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    10-06-2017, 01:51 PM
    So darn close to that elusive 9-second pass! You may remember this car last month ran 10.112 @ 139.07. Maximum PSI improved to a 10.026 @ 140.87 on a 1.672 60 foot time but that 9-second slip is still just out of reach. They are so close that cooler weather alone should get them there. HCP did the tune and they said they dialed out a bit of boost yet the car is running quicker and faster. You might recall that this car dyno'd 725 horsepower to the wheels last month. The mod list is the same: Built S55 motor Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbochargers JB4 port fuel control. Maximum PSI keyed crank hub HCP / Maximum PSI ECU flash EOS Port Injection EOS S55 intake EOS Intercooler Maximum PSI charge pipes Maximum PSI downpipes Maximum PSI exhaust Fuel-It! fuel system Race fuel with meth injection It's just a matter of breaking into the 9's now.
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    10-04-2017, 11:13 AM
    These are two of the hottest drop tops on the market. MotorTrend decided to compare them in sunny California (which is a popular place for these cars) but they opted for the standard Turbo instead of the S. The R8 Spyder does not come as a V10 Plus model. On paper, this should be close between the two. The 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 powered R8 has 540 horsepower but 'only' 398 lb-ft of torque. The 911 Turbo on the other hand has 486 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6 and the same 540 horsepower. Base pricing is similar between the two but the R8 certainly has more exotic styling for the money. Not that the 911 Turbo looks bad. The 991.2 generation is arguably the best looking 911 iteration since the 993. The bottom line is they both turn heads. The 911 has one major advantage though when comparing performance. It weighs 300 pounds less. That is very significant although a person who just wants to be seen likely will not care. So what about the straightline performance? 911: 11.0 @ 125.0 R8: 11.5 @ 122.7 Acceleration is one part but which is more fun to drive? They criticize the R8's transmission a bit. However, they are enamored with the handling and ride. The sound of the motor is no contest. Overall, the R8 seems to be the car that offers a bit more emotion despite being heavier and slower. How do they do on the racetrack? The 911 Turbo eats it alive. It isn't even close. The laptime for the 911 Turbo is barely off a 2015 GT3. Incredible. Now, most cabrio buyers will not care about the performance advantage for the Porsche. Those who do put a premium on performance should get the 911 Turbo. Either way, these are two awesome topless sports cars.
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    10-20-2017, 05:11 PM
    Just short of that 10-second pass but this gives you a good idea of what an F80 M3 with bolt ons can do on the strip. This car is on the stock S55 turbochargers and not tuned to the ragged edge by any means. The tune is an E85 tune by Cary Jordan through the Bootmod3 system. Here are the full specs: BM3 CaryTheLabelGuy Custom Full E85 tune Stock fuel system Stock turbos RK Tunes front mount intakes BMS Chargepipes Eurocharged Catless Downpipe's Turner Motorsport's Test Pipe Dynograph: As for the tires, MT ET Streets: A very nice result on a 1.714 60 foot and E85 tune. It will only take cooler weather to get a 10 out of this car:
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    10-20-2017, 10:13 PM
    This conversion was actually completed a couple years ago yet it is surprising we are only getting run videos of it now. Whifbitz in the UK did this DCT transmission swap into a MKIV Toyota Supra and is controlling it with a Syvecs S6Plus ECU. Why a DCT swap? Well, they explain their reasoning here: The benefits are obvious but Whifbitz apparently is keeping all the information to themselves and if you want the swap you have to go through them. Their Supra is making about 700 horsepower and the gearbox is stock for now. They plan to add Dodson upgrades shortly. Adding a dual clutch to some older cars is a great way to give them a modern performance and comfort boost. Hopefully we see more of these DCT transmission swaps into various cars.
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    09-25-2017, 08:14 PM
    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. A quote from Winston Churchill but with how quickly information (and misinformation) spreads today it is more apt than ever. Several outlets reported that the new 991.2 generation 911 GT2 RS lapped the Nurburgring in 6:48.75 and in doing so set a new Nurburgring production car record. This was false. BoostAddict reported this as a rumor because the source was a Facebook post. It turns out that Facebook post was just a guess: A bit ridiculous for a guess to be reported by major outlets as a new record, isn't it? Especially when many of these outlets have relationships with manufacturers and can simply ask Porsche directly. They would rather get cheap hits though and not do any actual work to verify the claim. It is an unfortunate reality of the social media era. The new GT2 RS may end up setting a new record but for now, there is no official time.
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    10-18-2017, 09:37 PM
    The F90 M5 gaining all wheel drive is a good thing for traction as BMW M cars have basically become torque monsters with an emphasis on straightline speed. That is fine and dandy but the cars are getting absurdly fat. The 2018 G30 M550i xDrive weighs 4414 pounds. Does anyone really believe the F90 M5 is going to undercut the 41XX pound F10 M5 while adding all wheel drive to the mix? BMW claimed they would offset the weight gain with carbon fiber and lightweight materials but we have all heard this song and dance routine before. We are looking at a 4400+ pound M5 here. In other words, an M5 heavier than the F01 generation 750i. Even with the heft the M550i xDrive does pretty well. 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile sprint of 12.3 @ 115 is decent. Right on the money compared to what owners hit on the dragstrip. The .94g skidpad for a barge like this impresses too. The problem? Car and Driver says the steering is numb and the driving experience is inert. That is a problem. If the F90 picks up on those traits it will just be a dragster. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan PRICE AS TESTED: $87,985 (base price: $74,395) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 268 cu in, 4395 cc POWER: 456 hp @ 6000 rpm TORQUE: 480 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 117.1 in LENGTH: 195.4 in WIDTH: 73.5 in HEIGHT: 57.8 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 99 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 19 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 4414 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec Zero to 130 mph: 16.1 sec Zero to 150 mph: 23.3 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.1 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.5 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.1 sec Standing ¼-mile: 12.3 sec @ 115 mph Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 151 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.94 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY: Observed: 17 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY: Combined/city/highway: 19/16/25 mpg
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    10-11-2017, 04:54 PM
    This is very impressive! Think about it. A tune only Audi TT-RS is quicker and faster than the standard Audi R8 5.2 liter V10. It also is not too far off the Audi R8 V10 Plus model. We're talking just a beta ECU tune here and it is already in the 10's on pump gas. Unitronic did not touch anything else. Just their Beta Stage I tune meaning with a more aggressive tune and bolt ons there is much more in it. Compare this run to the pass posted the other day of a TT-RS with stock calibration and a downpipe. If you want an all wheel drive turbo street car with a dual clutch transmission and a ton of tuning potential but at a value price point compared to the other options it is hard to argue against the MKIII TT-RS.
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    Today, 07:02 PM
    Less is more. That is how Porsche is marketing the 911 Carrera T. They are right. This entry level 911 adds a few options not available on the standard 991.2 Carrera and also strips out some weight by eliminating a few bells and whistles. 44 pounds are shaved off. How? The glass is thinner, cloth door loops replace handles, less sound deadening, rear seats are deleted, and the PCM (Porsche Communications Management) system is removed. That is a lot to ditch for seemingly only 44 pounds less weight. You can also at no additional cost ad in the PCM system and the rear seats. Ok, it's lighter, but what else? The sport chassis PASM system which is available on the S and standard on the GTS is standard on the 911 T. Rear axle steering which is not available as an option on the Carrera but is for the S is also available now as an option for the 911 T. The manual transmission also gets shorter gear ratios. Oh, and don't forget the mechanically locking rear differential. The engine remains unchanged but the engine was never an issue and more power is there in the aftermarket should one want or even need it. Porsche took the Carrera and made it sharper and lighter. This is the best value in the 911 lineup when it comes to a driver's 911. As the owner of a 991.2 Carrera, suffice it to say, I'm pissed off. The 911 T is superb and everything I want the car to be. Less is more – the new Porsche 911 Carrera TA puristic addition to the 911 family Stuttgart . With the 911 Carrera T, Porsche is reviving the puristic concept behind the 911 T of 1968: less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for an enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure. The new model’s unique appearance is based on the 911 Carrera and its engine delivers 272 kW (370 hp). The 911 Carrera T – at Porsche, “T” stands for Touring – also boasts several other equipment features that are not available for the 911 Carrera, including the PASM sports chassis as standard, lowered by 20 mm, the weight-optimised Sport Chrono Package, a shortened shift lever with red shift pattern and Sport-Tex seat centres. The rear-axle steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera, is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T. Every aspect of the equipment in the 911 Carrera T is designed to optimise sportiness and deliver lightweight construction: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening loops. The sound absorption has been largely reduced. The rear seats have been omitted along with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), though both are still available on request at no additional cost. The result of the lightweight construction measures: At an unladen weight of 1,425 kilograms, the two-seater is 20 kilograms lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment. The 911 Carrera T will be available from January 2018 and can be pre-ordered now. In Germany, the price will be EUR 107,553 including VAT and country-specific features. A sporty design and unique appearance The design of the 911 Carrera T highlights the emotionality and sportiness of the coupé with rear-axle transmission. The body parts and wheels function as clear differentiating elements. At the front, the 911 Carrera T features an aerodynamically optimised front spoiler lip, and the Sport Design exterior mirrors are painted in Agate Grey Metallic. From the side, the new model is easily recognisable thanks to its 20-inch Carrera S wheels in Titan Grey. The “911 Carrera T” logos represent another distinctive feature at the side. The rear view is characterised by the slats in the rear lid grille, the Porsche logo, the “911 Carrera T” model designation in Agate Grey and the sports exhaust system provided as standard, with centrally positioned tailpipes painted in black. The exterior colour options are Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue, as well as the metallic colours Carrara White, Jet Black and GT Silver. A puristic interior concept and new interior package The appearance of the passenger compartment also has a sporty and puristic emphasis. The driver enjoys black, four-way, electric sports seats with a seat centre in Sport-Tex fabric, while the headrests feature a “911” logo stitched in black. This new Carrera T model also comes with the option to choose full bucket seats for the first time. Steering actions are completed via the GT sports steering wheel with leather rim, and the mode switch provided on the steering wheel as standard allows the driver to select different driving programmes. The shortened shift lever with shift pattern in red remains exclusive to the 911 Carrera T. The decorative trims on the dashboard and doors are black, as are the door opening loops. A new addition is the T interior package, which creates an even sportier look with the contrasting colours of Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver. These colours can be used to add visual accents on various interior components, such as the seat belts, the “911” logo on the headrests, the door opening loops or the centres of the Sport-Tex seats. Improved weight-to-power ratio plus enhanced performance The six-cylinder flat engine with a displacement of three litres and twin turbocharging generates an output of 272 kW (370 hp) and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, delivering between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The weight-to-power ratio has been improved to 3.85 kg/hp, ensuring enhanced performance and more agile driving dynamics. Thanks to a shorter rear axle ratio and mechanical differential lock, the 911 Carrera T can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupé. The model reaches the 200-km/h limit in just 15.1 seconds. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is also available as an option on the Carrera T, enabling the vehicle to reach 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, and 200 km/h in 14.5 seconds. Both transmission variants enable a top speed of over 290 km/h.
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    10-11-2017, 04:22 PM
    This is BPC's Stage I tune for the BMW N63 motor. Note, this is not the TU but they can accommodate the updated N63 motor in E-Series and F-Series BMW models. Let's take a look a the Stage I results. Stage 1: 15.5 lbs of boost. Stock rev limiter (can be raised if requested). Speed limiter removed. 116 lb-ft of torque at the wheels gained with gains throughout the entire curve. Keep in mind this is the Stage I as the Stage II will be for those who have downpipes and an intake. Stage I starts at $700 and Stage II will follow at $800. As soon as Stage II is complete you can expect a dyno and article on it. For those outside of BPC's Raleigh, NC facility you can mail in your ECU.
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