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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 PM
    Is that redline for real on the Bentley??? It is done by 4500 rpm??? I understand its a big V8 and not a V12 but jesus christ that is low. Is it a fucking diesel? I also love how Bentley only has a 3 year warranty, even they don't want anything to do with their cars after a few years.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 PM
    This is a bit disappointing as the $165,000 McLaren was poised to be an incredible value as well as put quite a bit of pressure on Porsche. The BoostAddict Network contacted McLaren and was told last month that the 540C would be sold in the USA and globally. Well, McLaren simply changed its mind based on feedback from potential 570S customers. Their statement is: Following feedback from a series of previews where interest from American customers has exclusively been in the 570S, the decision has been taken to concentrate on this model for the launch of Sports Series in the US. There is no change to availability of the 540C or 570S in other markets. So the 540C is still available in all other markets but it has been pulled from the US. The 540C would have represented a tremendous performance value but McLaren is likely protecting its image here. Were they worried the 540C would move them too far downmarket? Are 570S customers really concerned about a 540C model potentially offering too low of an entry point? This happens with many European cars. For example Mercedes traditionally does not bring its smaller gasoline or diesel engines available elsewhere for the SL to the American market. If you wanted a 540C and live in the USA, tough luck. It sure would have been nice to pick up a used example a few years down the line making for one heck of a McLaren and exotic tuning bargain.
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  • Roguewrestler's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    Man I love seeing that 4 door sedan walking away from exotics. I hear it was some mom late to soccer practice and those two cars were in her way....lol.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    We all know the 707 horsepower twin screw supercharged Hemi Hellcat V8 is absurdly powerful. In stock form it is even underrated. The amount of power and torque the engine is gaining with basic mods is incredible. Even something as basic as a catback exhaust system is showing major gains. This thing just loves to be tuned. The baseline from SeriousHP Houston shows 625 horsepower and 578 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. They added a catback exhaust from Magnaflow and the numbers went to 661 horsepower and 614 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Those kinds of gains from a simple catback are just plain nuts. Imagine a full exhaust system with headers. The motor seems to be very restricted in stock form which is just absurd considering it already makes well into the 6XX wheel horsepower range off the showroom floor. 800+ wheel horsepower with basic bolt on modifications is well within reason. It also shows just how intense the horsepower war is. The Americans certainly do not look like they intend to lose it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    The recent BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage car is generating quite a bit of controversy. The general reaction of the public and that of enthusiasts here is that the car is ugly. Personally, BimmerBoost feels the design is stunning and a very well done modern take on the classic it is honoring. The styling debate will no doubt rage for time to come (especially once people get accustomed over time to the futuristic design) and is a very subjective matter. What about the engine? Well, BMW has left out drivetrain specifications but as this is a 3.0 CSL you expect a 3.0 liter inline-6 under the hood. The engine that makes the most sense from the current BMW lineup is the S55 motor from the F80 M3 and F82 M4. If we were to guess that is what BMW is using here in modified form. There are no power or torque specifications or really any details on it but what we do have is a clip of the car revving and the interesting note it produces from the side exhaust setup. Perhaps a video of the car in motion and offering some revs will produce some different reactions than those based on just press release photos alone.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    Exactly, so why even bother with the Maybach? Strongly disagree. There's nothing like a Bentley or Rolls interior. The S-Class feels so... manufactured. The Bentley and Rolls feel tailored. The S-Class is too German for its own benefit. You really think the crowd into these cars gives a shit about Bluetooth integration? Or GPS? My parents still can't figure out how to use their navigation systems or get their phones working.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    It's absolutely amazing. Tune a CLS63 and these two top of the line Italians don't have a chance. The tuning world is just crazy right now.
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  • leveraged sellout's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    I don't know, I would take the Mercedes. I mean personally I'd take an AMG S Class, since everything available on the Maybach is available on them, apart from the extended wheelbase and a couple of specific details. The interior on the new S blows everything away, including the Bentley and RR. Also....much more of what you'd expect from a luxury car (user friendly tech, cutting edge features, etc)...the Mulsanne and Phantom are lagging badly in that department. If I'm going to pay that much for a car, it better be the very best thing on the roads. And they just aren't. The new S is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    On paper it should be close but the AMG GT S also gets a nice sized jump. Still, that pull is impressive.
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  • leveraged sellout's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 PM
    That's the funniest thing I've seen in a while. The GTO is insanely fast, the Huracan is scarcely believable. And the CLS63 just walked away, easily. Unbelievable. GTO values are going up again, there's a reason why. Can't get into one for less than 700k now.
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  • leveraged sellout's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 PM
    Interesting. The GT3 knocked down some pretty impressive quarter mile times in magazine testing, although from a roll I imagine it's at a disadvantage due to the lack of torque. Only one car sounds like that GT3 though. My god...it's one of the best-sounding vehicles that's ever been made.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    This is certainly one that is fun to see. Now, the Porsche 911 GT3 really belongs on the road course. It is not about starightline speed although it is certainly no slouch in that area with its 475 horsepower 3.8 liter direct injected flat-6 engine that revs to an incredible 9000 rpm. The problem is that it is going up against the twin turbocharged and direct injected 4.0 liter M178 V8 under the hood of the AMG GT S which offers both more power and more torque. The GT3 carries roughly 400 less pounds and also has a dual clutch transmission like the AMG GT S. It just simply lacks the muscle of the turbo AMG GT S and it is surprising just how big the gap is in the real world. See for yourself.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 PM
    Mercedes killed off the Maybach name only to revive it with the latest generation W222 S-Class. The problem Maybach had is that it was essentially an S-Class with a premium price tag. Sure, they changed some things on the exterior as well as the interior and added Maybach badging. That is basically what this new 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 is. Except it is not pretending to be anything other than an S-Class. A $200k S-Class. That money buys you a beautiful and spacious interior. Also a 523 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque twin turbocharged M279 6.0 liter V12. The engine for whatever reason is detuned from the S65 AMG 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 may be aimed at its premium British rivals but the Bentley is more than twice the price. The Maybach premium does not bring it close in prestige, position, and price. When playing at this level those things matter. It is also why Maybach failed in the first place. The Bentley does not look like a fancy version of something cheaper. It is premium to begin with. It simply is what it is which is a heavy, powerful, and opulent British boat. It needs those 811 lb-ft of torque from the twin turbo L-Series V8 to move its ample sized 6041 pound body around. At 5308 pounds the Mercedes-Maybach is the lightweight here. MotorTrend in their comparison comments on how it feels sportier and that it handles better. Does anyone in this class really care about the handling prowess or sportiness? If so, why not just opt for the S65 AMG to begin with as it handles better and is faster than either of these cars? The Bentley may be heavier, it may be slower, and it may handle worse. But it is far better at being a Bentley or even a Maybach than the Mercedes is. The Mercedes-Maybach comes off as an S-Class doing its best impression of a Rolls or Bentley. That just isn't good enough in this segment. You want the real thing. 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD Front-engine, RWD ENGINE TYPE Twin-turbo 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads Twin-turbo 60-deg V-12, alum block/heads VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cyl SOHC, 3 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 411.9 cu in/6,750cc 364.9 cu in/5,980cc COMPRESSION RATIO 8.9:1 9.0:1 POWER (SAE NET) 530 hp @ 4,200 rpm 523 hp @ 4,900 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 811 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm 612 lb-ft @ 1,900 rpm REDLINE 4,500 rpm 6,200 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 11.4 lb/hp 10.1 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic 7-speed automatic AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 2.92:1/1.95:1 2.42:1/1.77:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, air springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, air springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar Multilink, hydraulic and coil springs, adj shocks; multilink, hydraulic and coil springs, adj shocks STEERING RATIO 16.5:1 (est) 15.5:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 3.4 2.2 BRAKES, F;R 15.7-in vented disc; 14.6-in vented disc, ABS 15.4-in vented, drilled disc; 14.2-in vented, drilled disc, ABS WHEELS, F;R 9.0 x 21-in, forged aluminum 8.5 x 20-in; 9.5 x 20-in, cast aluminum TIRES, F;R 265/40R21 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 245/40R20 99Y; 275/35R20 102Y Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 128.6 in 132.5 in TRACK, F/R 63.6/65.0 in 63.9/64.5 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 219.5 x 75.8 x 59.9 in 214.5 x 74.8 x 58.8 in TURNING CIRCLE 41.3 ft 42.3 ft CURB WEIGHT 6,041 lb 5,308 lb WEIGHT DIST., F/R 49/51% 51/49% SEATING CAPACITY 4 4 HEADROOM, F/R 40.1/38.1 in 42.3/37.9 in LEGROOM, F/R 41.9/42.9 in 41.4/40.0 in SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 52.7/52.7 in (est) 59.7/58.7 in CARGO VOLUME 15.6 cu ft 12.3 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.9 sec 2.0 sec 0-40 2.9 2.8 0-50 3.9 3.8 0-60 5.0 4.8 0-70 6.5 6.1 0-80 8.3 7.5 0-90 10.3 9.0 0-100 12.7 10.8 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 2.4 2.1 QUARTER MILE 13.6 sec @ 103.3 mph 13.2 sec @ 110.9 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 110 ft 114 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.84 g (avg) 0.90 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 26.6 sec @ 0.71 g (avg) 25.8 sec @ 0.75 g (avg) TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,400 rpm 1,300 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $341,325 $191,975 PRICE AS TESTED $411,123 $204,585 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/yes Yes/yes AIRBAGS Dual front, f/r side/head Dual front, f/r side, f/r head BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/unlimited 4 yrs/50,000 miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 3 yrs/unlimited 4 yrs/50,000 miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 3 yrs/unlimited 4 yrs/50,000 miles FUEL CAPACITY 25.0 gal 23.2 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 11/18/13 mpg 13/21/15 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 306/187 kW-hrs/100 miles 259/160 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.46 lb/mile 1.24 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded premium Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    This is not a race you see every day. We all know diesels can put out a ton of torque. That is why semi-trailer trucks use turbo diesel motors to tow. This particular Kenworth W900 has some upgrades to its motor and also a driver who clearly knows how to shift the big heavy truck. The E60 M5 is not a torque monster with its 5.0 liter S85 V10 but it certainly has a lot of power and is light compared to a giant truck. It gets the lead here but once the turbo diesel spools and you see the black smoke pouring out it catches up and just barely passes at the finish line. The M5 owner probably would like a rolling highway rematch:
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  • BostonShant's Avatar
    Today, 11:23 AM
    Thanks guys. I agree, for a pump gas hybrid turbo it's way more than I expected. Sticky I want to get out there soon on race fuel but the weather is going to be a pain in the D%*k. It starting to get so hot and it's not just the heat I'm worried about. It gets so gross and muggy. I'll try it either way in the next couple of weeks and see what happens. it's def not easy to 60' a MT with a spec stage 3+. The clutch grabs really hard and it's got a really short travel so I can't really ride it out. My best 60' last night was a 1.990 and it went 11.9@122.7. 122.7 seems to be my number lol.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    Exactly. That's why people should focus more on the weight of the package. Nothing feels like a high revving NA motor in a lightweight car. It's like a race car for the street. That's what Ferrari used to deliver.
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