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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 PM
    Liberty Walk essentially tacks on widebody pieces to cars. They leave the rivets exposed and overall ruin the aerodynamics and make the car look unfinished. Basically, it's ricer garbage coming out of Japan. The new NSX is fitting for their next target but they took a different approach here by actually molding the pieces. It gives the NSX a more aggressive look but once again the effect on the aerodynamics is not tested. This aggressive drop will also ruin the handling but anyone running Liberty Walk anything threw away the performance aspects of their vehicle anyway.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:33 PM
    There are few details here from Russian tuner Altechnoracing but they do provide a graph of what is a second generation Audi TT-RS 2.5 TFSI topping 1000 horsepower a the crank. It makes 1006 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque at the crank to be accurate. This is on 101 RON race gas and 33.3 PSI of boost: Not bad, right? If tuners can keep the dual clutch transmissions and all wheel drive together the new RS3 and TT-RS will be a mini-German GTR.
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    Today, 05:13 PM
    Introducing the new 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS. Unlike the previous generation 981 GTS models Porsche actually makes the 2018 GTS worth the money. They do not just change software on the motor but provide a larger turbocharger. This bumps horsepower to 365 and torque to 309 lb-ft. Is also means the GTS will offer more tuning headroom. Basically, a factory turbo upgrade. Whether this means Porsche will offer a turbo retrofit for the 718 Cayman and Boxster S with a performance package as they do with the 991.2 Carrera S remains to be seen. Power is only part of the equation as several options such as Porsche Torque Vectoring and PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) are standard on the GTS. There are minor styling changes with black accents inside and out as well as alcantara for the interior. Overall, a very nice upgrade if you can stomach the $79,800 for the Cayman GTS and $81,900 for the Boxster GTS. More power, exclusive equipment Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche is expanding the mid-engine 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman model lines with new GTS models. A newly developed intake plenum and an optimized turbocharger increases the output of the 2.5 liter flat-four cylinder engine to 365 horsepower. This is 15 horsepower more than on the 718 S models and up to 35 horsepower more compared to the previous generation of naturally aspirated Boxster and Cayman GTS variants. Like all 718 model variants, the new GTS derivatives come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission is available to order as an option. A number of performance-enhancing options such as Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical rear-differential lock or the Sport Chrono Package are standard on the GTS models, as well as Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which reduces the ride height by 0.39 inches (10 millimeters) compared to the standard suspension on other 718 Boxster and Cayman models. Increased performance with more power The maximum torque of up to 317 lb-ft (309 lb-ft on manual transmission models) is available across a broad power band from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm (1,900 to 5,500 rpm on manual transmission models) and further improves acceleration. When equipped with the optional PDK transmission both GTS models are capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The top track speed is 180 mph. Characteristic GTS: black accents inside and out The GTS models set themselves apart through distinct visual differences. The Sport Design front fascia underscores the performance of the car. Tinted front indicator lights and taillights, model designations in black, a black lower rear fascia, and black tips on the centrally mounted standard Sport Exhaust System make the GTS models stand out. Black GTS designations on the doors and matte black 20-inch wheels complete the particularly dynamic appearance. Interior: Standard Alcantara® and Porsche Track Precision App The interior is also pure GTS. The chronometer of the standard Sport Chrono Package is centrally mounted on the dashboard. The seat centers of the standard Sport Seats Plus are made of Alcantara®. Featuring an embroidered GTS logo on the headrests, they provide particularly high lateral support and comfort. The steering wheel rim, center console armrest, and door armrests are also made of Alcantara®. When the optional Navigation Module and Connect Plus Packages are ordered, the standard Sport Chrono Package also offers the Porsche Track Precision App (PTPA). The app allows performance oriented drivers to automatically record, display, and analyze driving data obtained on closed courses on a smartphone. Market availability and pricing The 2018 718 GTS models are now available to order and are expected to arrive at U.S. dealers by March 2018. The base MSRP - excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing, and handling fee - is as follows: 718 Cayman GTS $79,800 718 Boxster GTS $81,900
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 PM
    This is definitely one we have all been waiting to see. Hopes are high for the new B9 generation Audi RS5 and its twin turbo EA839 2.9 liter V6. The engine should prove to be a popular tuning platform and it is shared with the Porsche Panamera 4S. Brute force is on the side of the AMG in this battle however. The M177 4.0 liter V8 is just a bigger motor. If you are into power and torque it is very difficult to argue against it. The aftermarket also loves it and with those two turbos sitting right on top 700+ whp with upgrades is just the beginning of what we will see. Power and torque aside, which one is more fun to drive? The Audi is estimated to be 200 pounds lighter. Come on Motortrend, you couldn't weigh the cars? You're going by quoted weights? Lazy work. We want actual independent testing or what is the point of this? Not only do they not weigh the cars they do not test them on a racetrack. No laptimes, just a bunch of yammering. Weak. Not only do we not get laptimes but there are no independent performance measures either. They simply quote manufacturer figures. They did not even line the cars up. This entire Head 2 Head has very little actual head to head comparison going on. What a waste of time. We'll have to wait for a proper comparison from someone who takes this seriously.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    Funny thing its not even just the owners. I see random people always quote the 2.4s 0-60 record time and stuff like that on internet arguments even when it doesn't apply to the discussion.
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  • PureEvilN54's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Sticky.......DCT is good, I have an electrical drain and a small racing battery which keeps draining and the car loses clutch adaptations, so I have to work that out. But hoping its good for NFZ on Nov4. should have some nice slips if there are no issues.
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  • PureEvilN54's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    This is a full weight car minus the back seats and welds
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    A few days ago BoostAddict posted some GPS acceleration results for the Kia Stinger 3.3 liter turbo V6. Well, Car and Driver got their hands on the car and their numbers are not quite as impressive. Their 1/4 mile sprint is half a second slower with a 13.2 @ 108. Not to mention the curb weight figure. The Kia Stinger is heavy! 4157 pounds to be exact. All wheel drive is nice but wow does it come with a penalty. The Stinger is carrying similar weight to a BMW M5. Car and Driver feels the handling is a bit floaty. They also complained about the throttle and the transmission being slow to respond to commands. Overall the praised the value but stated the German competition is more fun to drive. For the $52,595 tested price it seems KIA comes up a bit short in driving dynamics. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback PRICE AS TESTED (MFR'S EST): $52,595 (base price: $39,895) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 204 cu in, 3342 cc POWER: 365 hp @ 6000 rpm TORQUE: 376 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 114.4 in LENGTH: 190.2 in WIDTH: 73.6 in HEIGHT: 55.1 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 96 cu ft CARGO VOLUME: 23 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 4157 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 4.6 sec Zero to 100 mph: 11.3 sec Zero to 130 mph: 19.9 sec Zero to 150 mph: 30.5 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.3 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.6 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.4 sec Standing ¼-mile: 13.2 sec @ 108 mph Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 167 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 164 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.91 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY: 75-mph highway driving: 26 mpg Highway range: 410 miles EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST): Combined/city/highway: 20/17/26 mpg
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    Unfortunately, there are a good number of tuners out there that will lie, cheat, and steal. Claiming dynographs that actually come from others or editing graphs is something lesser known tuners do to try and elevate their profile. This is something BimmerBoost covered before. TRM Tuning or TRM BMW Performance Engineering is the latest tuner caught red handed attempting to pass off someone else's graph as their own. The claim is that this is a 1256 wheel horsepower BMW M52 tuned by TRM with their parts and a 'big turbo' as he calls it. The problem? This is a Supra graph from Induction Performance: TRM literally just edited out where it says Induction Performance on the original graph and cut off the power and torque curves past 7k rpm. They changed the peak torque figure by borrowing the 2 and the 5 from the HP figure to 972.25 from 971.89 in the original. Peak HP was changed from 1256.61 to 1256.12. Amateur hour work that anyone with Windows and MS Paint can do. Why didn't they think of changing the runfile number at the very least so it would not be such a blatant copy? Michael McCoy of TRM continues on with his BS: When in doubt, ask for runfiles. Additionally, if a tuner is willing to lie about their work and steal from others there are likely many other things they would be willing to lie about. Buyer beware.
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  • csu87's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    how did i miss this beauty of a thread? Just love how Tesla owners are always guzzling the koolaid fed to them by elon. I dont think there is any other car owner out there that tries to justify themselves more than tesla owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    Back in the beginning of the year BimmerBoost wrote about Awron's E63 M6 drift car which received an S63 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 swap. Awron's engine management electronics make the swap possible and make for a very unique E63 M6. Not to mention one with a ton of torque. What do you do with all that torque? Spin tires and go sideways naturally. Check out the finished product doing exactly that in the video below with some incredible drifting and side by side action to boot. Just an incredible project and machine.
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