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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 11:01 AM
    BMW did not produce a Z4 M car with the newest E89 generation vehicle. They raced one, but they did not actually build a street legal M car based on the E89 Z4. That's life and nothing can be done about it. These pictures below though sure make everyone wish they did build a Z4 M. This E89 Z4 is lowered on HRE S101 wheels. They are finished in a gunmetal paint which compliments the grey Z4 well. The car also features an aftermarket diffuser, trunk spoiler, front lip, and sideskirts. Oh BMW, what a marvelous car an E89 Z4M would have been. As that car does not exist this owner added on a Motiv turbo kit, Dodson upgraded DCT clutch packs, and JRZ RS coilovers creating what is the next best thing to a factory E89 M effort. Modification List: Grigio Telesto Motiv 750 Single Turbo Gruppe M Intake HPF Intercooler Dodson Upgraded Clutch Packs HRE S101 AP Racing Radical BBK JRZ RS Pro Coilovers Umbrella Cup Kit Hotchikis Sway Bars Meisterschaft Valvetronic Exhaust Tommy Kaira Rowen Rear Bumper 3D Design Front Lip 3D Design Trunk Spoiler Bride Japan Vorga Seats Custom Focal & Audison Sound SYstem
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 11:47 AM
    Put the car on the dyno tonight, for a few runs with the new intakes on. The results were pretty much as expected, we can most likely get more power out of the car, but 640WHP on stage 2's (or RB's), very very doubtful. These results were had with no tuner on hand, Dzenno is Skiing, and made me 2 maps one with low timing and one with the high timing (the same timing we ran last time on the dyno), well due to a miscommunication on my part they were left for IJEOS(shop car), instead of I8AOS for the car these are on. So they were unusable meaning we had one back end flash, with timing set to 10-13.5 up top, which is 2 degrees less then we ran on the previous dyno session records. We also were having a very hard time getting boost smooth in the JB, Terry, and I worked at it for about 20-40 logs, and got it to this level of smoothness, for some reason the PID had to be dropped way down as very small PWM changes were making big swings in boost, even with PID this low boost would still do weird things. It would spool then quickly drop boost, then build it again, which is that little depression in TQ you see from 3500-4250 or so, after that boost would smooth out, and track pretty well to redline. On the previous dyno the Stage 2 record was achieved on 29psi peak to 17.5 psi at redline as that is all we could make. These numbers were achieved with 27 psi peak to 22 psi at redline. We couldn't go any higher as we were getting a LOT of corrections, and LPFP was going nuts, but we can easily hold 25+ psi to redline if we can get the other issues figured out, but BP and shaft speed with those little compressors is going to be up there, and not healthy. If we matched the previous boost in the midrange, and fixed the boost drop off then rebuild issue, the curves down low would basically be identical. As far as LPFP something is really going on there, I will investigate tomorrow, as its pretty scary. With this against us, we still managed to make 576WHP/615WTQ with all these issues, once Dzenno gets back, and we can have a tuner on hand as we dyno, as well as get the LPFP, and boost figured out, the graph will smooth way out, and we have no doubt should achieve 600WHP with a few more psi, and less timing corrections. Either way, the intakes do exactly advertised, offer you much more flow to redline, and a much more flat power curve where it counts in the high end of the rev band. I threw a graph in there against 2+ as well, there really is no comparison, 2+ leaves the 15T's in the dust on about the same boost midrange and 2 psi more up top. All, and all we are happy, and these delivered as expected, once we get tuning sorted, we should have nice clean graph, and right around 600/600. Not bad for a set of Stage 2's...:naughty: Break down: VTT Stage 2's Billet 15T's VTT Silicone intakes VTT Silicone Charge pipe VTT Double Barrel HPFP upgrade Fuel-it Stage 2 LPFP with 450 inline Cobb AP with PTF custom back end flash JB4 100% E85 All runs done in 4th gear Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2 Stock intake Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2+ Data Zap Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/stage-2-silicone-intake-dyno-run-476?log=0&data=1-3-4-8-10-11-17-25-26-27-28-29 Jb Log
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 04:23 AM
    A VWBoost member recently got his MKVII Volkswagen GTI tuned by Eurodyne and posted the results. He did some research prior to getting his tune and compared the more prominent options on the market. That means of course the big name APR and REVO as well. Keep in mind this user does have a Eurodyne tune but also keep in mind the data he is using for this comparison is not of his own creation (although the graph overlays based on that are his). From what we see Eurodyne has the smoothest curve and APR is tuned aggressively down low to the detriment of top end performance. Arin @ APR has since stated, 'Altered boost control to get a little better spool and smoother delivery. We tweaked boost, ignition and lambda, mostly towards redline, to power to carry better too.' That statement acknowledges the torque delivery you will see for yourself. Look over the data and come to your own conclusion. Thank you to @Irishace for the compilation. I pulled together a comparison chart of known third party dynojet dynos for Revo, APR, and Eurodyne. Notes about this graph: Graph shows WHEEL horsepower results Graph shows Tune ONLY results Data used for Revo curve was taken from a dynojet posted by a Revo user Data used for APR curve was taken from a dynojet posted by HS Tuning Data used for Eurodyne curve was taken from dynojet posted by myself Datapoints are taken at 250 RPM increments These are not exact figures as I do not have access to Winpep files but they will be precise to +/- 3WHP for each data point gathered Now people are using my data and comparison to determine optimum shift points for these cars as it has been stated in past that there is no point in shifting beyond 6000rpm. Well this appears to be mostly true, Eurodyne is proving that it is getting the most it can up top and pushing that sweet spot up in the RPM. One fella came up with this comparison that shows that you can run the Eurodyne car out another 500rpm in each gear, which would indicate that it should pull an APR car on roll race given the dyno curves posted. This is all paper racing of course, but there is a fun little discussion going on. APR Eurodyne Have a look at another graph comparison of another company using the ARP tune but their results are also with a downpipe, again my Eurodyne results are tune only. This is a direct comparison again of their results on a dynojet in STD correction. Now here is the torque comparison of the USP APR + Downpipe graph with the Eurodyne Tune Only Graph. Attached are the HS Tuning APR graph, I used the 93 Octane only run for the data points along with the Revo graph that I used to gather the data points for the original graph. I will rework the torque graph for the originals tomorrow. And finally, here is the torque chart for HS Tunings APR dyno, Revo and Eurodyne:
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 01:32 PM
    Had a chance to get our development M3 strapped down for some preliminary tuning with the PURE turbos. The purpose of the testing was to evaluate the boost control, fueling, and timing, and not necessarily to extract the most power out of the setup. The test car is a 2015 DCT running a JB4, PURE Turbos, ER pipes, BMS meth kit, and K&N drop in filters. The fuel was a mix of 25% E85, 25% 91, and 50% 100. Meth was a 70% mix. There is a lot more than I want to get in to with this post so I'll just throw up a few random notes along with a bit of data. 1) All runs were done using the JB4 progressive meth control which keeps boost at stock like levels UNTIL methanol is flowing. This prevents dangerous tip-in knock and lean conditions that can come along with non-integrated meth kits. And if you ever run out of methanol or got forbid a line comes loose, you don't lose the engine. 2) These PURE turbos spool much better than I expected they would. It's really not that much worse than stock and very similar to RB turbos on an N54 for those of you coming from that platform. 3) Fueling is a major headache. The JB4 is able to alter the air/fuel ratio & fuel trims (within limits) as you can see in the attached dyno charts showing power at various air/fuel ratios. I've found the engine runs much smoother at leaner than I'd expect air/fuel ratios. Like high 12s at higher RPM. If you get it in the 11s it has a nasty misfire/stutter tendency. There is a lot more work to be done on the fueling end and we may also need to tighten up the spark plug gap for these power levels. 4) I've recently started testing a new method for JB4 direct timing adjustment intended for large turbos. It increases the adjustment window an extra 4 degrees or so. I'm thinking it will come in handy for pump gas large turbo tuning. On the current fuel mix & meth at around 29psi I found MBT to be higher than I expected. In the 11-12 degree range at higher RPM. 5) I let off most runs at around 6500-6800rpm but I can verify the turbos hold full boost to redline without issue. I'll wind it out more on the dyno next time around. Up next I'll need to grab some 60-130 times for comparison to the stock turbos! Hoping for 6s! The best our 650whp M5 ever did on a 2% slope was 7.1s.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2015, 08:32 AM
    This is not surprising as BimmerBoost last year reported that all wheel drive coming to the M5 is an inevitability. What is surprising is just how quickly things are moving in that direction as BMW is already testing an xDrive all wheel drive equipped F10 M5. This all wheel drive M5 was spotted in Sweden which during the winter as you can see is a pretty good place to test traction. Apparently the front wheels did a slight burnout prompting a photographer to go underneath and see the front driveshaft confirming all wheel drive. All wheel drive is coming because these cars have become so heavy and utilize so much low end torque. The M5 is more about muscle than ever in its history and really is becoming a dragster. Well, the traditional rear wheel drive layout is making traction a problem and considering most owners just want to go fast in a straight line instead of hustle around the track (the old AMG recipe) traction off the line is the point of emphasis. Especially considering that the next generation M5 will likely get a tweaked F10 M5 S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 with horsepower bumped to the ~630 range. It is unlikely that BMW will release an all wheel drive F10 M5 (although they clearly could) and more likely that this is a test mule for the next generation M5 powertrain which will be very similar to the F10 M5 powertrain. Expect more weight on the nose, more understeer, and for traditional BMW handling characteristics and balance to take a back seat toward straightline performance. It was nice knowing you M.
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  • Sales@Gintani.com's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 09:51 AM
    Gintani is proud to introduce our full F8X M3/M4 ECU tune. With full access to the DME (Engine ECU) and great understanding of it our team has achieved great power and unlocked features such as cold start delete and cat delete. The ability to read/write from the ECU and our vast background in Forced Induction motors has allowed us to fine tune the car to great levels. Allowing the monster to come out when needed while having the comforts of a daily driven car. Our stage 1 tune on a bone stock car produced over 60WHP & 70WTQ on our DynoDynamics Dyno with 91 octane and only a small PSI increase. Much less pressure on the turbo's then a piggyback tune. With better octane fuel and downpipes 100+WHP will soon come. Our tune is a full ECU flash with no piggyback unit/Plug in box. For the past couple years piggyback tunes have grown. Piggyback tunes trick the vehicles turbo's to boost higher by playing with the voltage signals coming from the DME. With no control air/fuel ratios the power spikes up and down the powerband. Careful review of our dyno will show higher numbers while keeping the powerband stock like. Curves up and down the dyno flow almost identical to the factory powerband, achieving great smooth power. After months of dyno after dyno, and track after track our full F8X M3/M4 Tune is ready to go: 91,93,100 Octane applications Fuel Air/Fuel Ratio Adjustments Race Fuel Applications Top Speed Limit Removal Increase RPM limiter Exhaust Valves Fully Open Full Cat Delete Cold Start Delete Fuel Overrun (Catless cars only,dumps fuel for flame/burble effect from exhaust) At this moment in time the ECU must be removed and shipped to us for tuning, or you can come visit us at our Southern California facility. Price: $1299
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 06:12 AM
    Whomever owns this LP570 Super Trofeo Stradale in Florida sure has been giving the car a bit of a workout. It certainly appears to be the same LP570 Super Trofeo Stradale (referred to as STS henceforth) that recently did a couple runs with a C7 Corvette Z06. It also went head to head with a Porsche 991 Turbo on the dragstrip. In that encounter, the LP570 STS had a best trap speed of 126.33 miles per hour. Not bad for a track oriented Gallardo that has weight stripped out to get it into the 31XX pounds range and aerodynamics designed to generate downforce for the track. The 570 horsepower 5.2 liter naturally aspirated and direct injected V10 is also clearly quite a stout mill. So does a BMW F82 M4 have a chance against the Lambo? Certainly, especially if tuned. Keep in mind we have already seen tuned M3/M4's go 11.1 on the dragstrip and the best we have seen out of this LP570 STS is an 11.3. The M4 gets a poor launch although it leaves the line before the LP570 STS. A 2.11 60 foot time is nothing to write home about for the M4. The 1.79 60 foot for the Lambo does not exceed the 1.75 it managed last time with launch control when it went 11.342 @ 125.52. Despite this worse 60 foot the LP570 STS goes 11.184 @ 132.05 to the F82 M4's 11.869 @ 121.61. Why does the LP570 STS trap about 6.5 miles per hour higher this time out? Well, the owner removed the rear wing which no doubt helps. Almost 7 miles per of trap speed just by taking off the spoiler? Perhaps it is within reason when the winter air is factored in as well. It is up to you to decide if that difference is just due to less drag and running in January as the car is stated to be stock. The M4 definitely needs drag tires and some more aggressive tuning to make this a race.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 04:06 PM
    Low 10 second performance on the stock internal AMG M156 V8? Yep. This Weistec Stage III supercharged W204 C63 is from the Middle East and ran in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina 1/4 mile drag strip. The C63 AMG put down a very impressive run of 10.215 @ 136.658 on a 1.470 60 foot time. The car of course features the 3.0 liter twin screw Weistec M156 supercharger package and in addition the Weistec 'Bulletproof' transmission upgrade. As far as C63 AMG's are concerned this is the quickest and fastest stock internal pass recorded. Additionally, compared this time to a 10.4 @ 134.43 an Australian C63 managed with the Weistec Stage III package on pump gas. With race gas and maybe slightly more boost it certainly looks like a 9 second C63 AMG on stock internals is possible. Video below (recorded with a potato unfortunately): EDIT: The car features aftermarket forged internals:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    The M133 engine just continues to impress and the tuning market for the smallest AMG motor just continues to push forward. Here is an A45 AMG that received bolt on modifications from Rebellion Automotive consisting of their tune, downpipe, and intake. The result? 375 horsepower at all four wheels. The torque figure is what is is really eye opening as the car shows 502 newton meters or 370 lb-ft at all four wheels. That mountain of torque is also available fairly early in the powerband. Rebellion claims they picked up 43 wheel horsepower on a competitors tune but did not provide the graph to support this assertion and they did not name the competitor. Additionally, the claim this A45 AMG put down 312 at all four wheels in stock form but once again did not provide a graph as support. Rebellion is using a piggyback tune and with flash tunes progressing on the M133 it will be interesting to see how bolt on tuning plays out for the M133 from here on out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-20-2015, 11:01 PM
    The extent to which this garbage about Mercedes-AMG motors circles the internet boggles the mind. Fortunately BenzBoost is here to sift through it for you and tell you what is really going on. You may remember many sites incorrectly stating that the GLE63 AMG would feature the M177/M178 engine instead of the M157. For some reason people still have not gotten it through their heads that the M157 is not going anywhere just yet even though the upcoming C63 AMG and AMG GT are getting a new 4.0 liter M177/M178 motor. Just because the AMG C-Class gets a motor that is not shared with its big brothers (something that started with last generation's W204 C63 AMG which apparently people have forgotten) does not mean every AMG model will suddenly be phasing out its M157 V8 for an M177/M178. So garbage like this article from Autocar that states, 'Mercedes 5.5-litre AMG V8 to be phased out in 2016' is idiotic. It is beyond words really. The 2016 GLE63 AMG was not just introduced only for them to change the motor the same year. Not to mention, more models featuring the M157 V8 are on the way and the E63 AMG, CLS63 AMG, ML63 AMG, SL63 AMG, S63 AMG, G63 AMG, and GL63 AMG all will continue using the motor so where is this phasing out occurring? Exactly nowhere. The C63 never had the M157 and neither did the AMG GT. All cars equipped with M157 V8 motors as of today will continue with M157 motors into 2016. Autocar quotes no source and contradicts themselves in their own article stating, 'That said, given existing product cycles, it seems likely that the engine will remain in production until towards the end of the decade.' No kidding guys, the M157 is going to be with us for several more years. Way to get the internet eating your BS and telling you it's cotton candy. How are you paid for this? Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 08:53 AM
    Another round in the Viper vs. Z06 straightline saga. This time we have modified examples going at it though. You may remember how the stock C7 Z06 vs. stock Gen V Viper TA runs almost broke Chevy fanboy forums. The result even managed to piss Hitler off. Well now that C7 Z06 modifications are out there what is the result if a modified C7 Z06 with 661 wheel horsepower courtesy of headers, full exhaust, and a pulley tries a Gen V Viper with an aftermarket intake, exhaust, and tune? See for yourself. Let's hope the internet stays up despite the result. 2015 Corvette Z06 mods: -Custom AFE Intake -ARH Headers -2.4 Upper Pulley -Lashway Motorsports Tune -661whp / 613rwtq -Manual Trans 2014 Viper TA mods: -Intake -Full exhaust -Tune by Unleashed Tuning
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2015, 11:41 AM
    Very nice numbers here from a GIAC tuned Porsche 991 Turbo S. The vehicle is running the GIAC Stage II race gas tune which is an ECU flashed tune. In addition to the tune plus race gas this 991 Turbo S has the Tubi catless race exhaust and the IPD intake plenum. The owner used launch control on the runs and as you can see the car was incredibly consistent. 132 mile per hour traps each time and the 60 foot ranges by less than 1/100 of a second. That is some serious consistency not to mention the launch control system is highly efficient hitting 1.4X. The tires used are Dunlop Sport Maxx Race which is a street tire but basically an R compound. So what else is needed for this car to be the first US 9 second 991 Turbo? Good question. It is somewhat perplexing why US 991 Turbos can not break out of the 10's yet we are seeing many record breaking results on the same dragstrip in the Middle East.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2015, 08:31 PM
    The M133 engine is finally getting more flash options on the market. Up until now Renntech was the only tuner offering a real flash tune. The vast majority of the other M133 tuning options were piggyback tunes which of course have their plusses and minuses depending on your tuning goals. Flash tunes tends to offer more control over various parameters but it is ultimately personal preference. What is important is that M133 tuning is taking strides forward which is good for everyone. Eurocharged recorded a baseline wheel horsepower figure of 330. After the tune this rises to 380 for a very impressive gain of 50 wheel horsepower. The baseline torque figure is 334 lb-ft at the wheels. After the tune the peak torque rises to 430 lb-ft at the wheels for a gain of 96 lb-ft. The M133 definitely offers incredibly torque stock and tuned. The turbo does look like it runs out of steam past 5500 rpm though as if the torque did not drop off so sharply the M133 would easily make over 400 wheel horsepower. The Eurocharged tune retails for a very reasonable $999. The ECU must be sent in to either the Houston or Toronto location. OBD-II flashing is not yet possible but that will come with time. This is just the beginning but the future of M133 tuning certainly is bright.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 03:54 PM
    We finally have pricing info for the new 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S sports car. The car will start at $129,900 which is aggressive pricing from Mercedes-AMG depending on your perspective. The Porsche 911 Carrera starts at $84,300 so it definitely is cheaper than the AMG GT S. However, the 911 Carrera will not be anywhere near the AMG GT S level of performance. Even if you go up to the 400 horsepower Carrera S model which starts at $98,900 the 911 still can not gear near the AMG GT S performance threshold. The 430 horsepower GTS model for $115,159 gets closer (although it lacks the AMG GT S power and turbo torque punch) but at that point why not spend the extra $15k and get the superior AMG GT S? Or maybe not spend anything more at all and get the standard AMG GT model coming later? That is when the AMG GT S pricing starts looking really good as in order to match its performance in the Porsche lineup it will take the 911 Turbo model. That car at $151,000 is not exactly a value and in comparison to it the AMG GT S certainly starts to look like one. Especially considering that for less than 911 Turbo money and slightly more than 911 GTS money you get a 503 horsepower twin turbo V8 and a fairly lightweight rear wheel drive dual clutch equipped sports car. Keep in mind, the standard AMG GT will come in cheaper than the AMG GT S which means Mercedes-AMG really has put some pressure on the Porsche 911 and exposed it as being overpriced. Which the 911 certainly is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 12:19 PM
    To run low 10's in an MP4-12C all you need is a tune and drag radials. Here is the proof as that is exactly what AMS Performance achieved. This McLaren MP4-12C features only an AMS Alpha Tune for 93 octane pump fuel and drag radials. Yep, those are the only modifications. AMS states their tune gains over 100 horsepower at the crank over the 616 horsepower MP4-12C file. We would like to see a dyno at the wheels but here are the AMS crank figures on 93 octane pump: Average gain of 100 horsepower and 105 ft-lbs of TQ throughout the entire RPM range Power increases of over 115HP compared to the stock tune between 4600 to 6900 rpm Torque increases of 124 ft-lbs compared to the stock tune between 4500 to 5600 rpm Alpha tune maximum HP output: 716 HP vs stock tune 629 HP Alpha tune maximum TQ output: 601 ft-lbs vs stock tune 476 ft-lbs The addition of drag rubber makes it possible for the MP4-12C to hook well with an impressive 1.58 60 foot time. The result is a 10.159 @ 138.19 pass. Another way to look at this is that with exhaust modifications as well as race gas this car is well into the 9's. Also to put this result in context, check out what McLarenBoost member @AWD75 did with his stock MP4-12C on street rubber: http://www.mclarenboost.com/content.php?4737-McLarenBoost-member-takes-his-stock-MP4-12C-to-the-dragstrip-and-runs-a-10-6-135 The scary thing is that the MP4-12C looks to be 9 second capable as well as 140+ mile per hour trap speed capable with bolt ons and pump gas. Well done @ALPHA Performance!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Interesting comparison here that we do not often get to see which is the same S63TU equipped vehicle dyno'd with a piggyback and with a flash tune. Obviously everyone knows the F generation BMW's were recently cracked and now flash tuning is possible which is an alternative to the already established piggybacks. This comparison is not exactly perfect and there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, Jailbreak tuning sells flash tunes. It is in their best interest to show a flash tune doing better than a piggyback. Secondly, we do not know what piggyback unit is being used or what map is being used. Results with a piggyback can vary greatly based on the information it is relaying to the ECU so the piggyback numbers are hardly set in stone. What the graph does show is the flash tune appears to be smoother and also it is able to go well past the rev limiter which the piggyback tune can not. The flash provides 36 more wheel horsepower and 32 more lb-ft of torque at the wheels. A higher resolution graph would be appreciated but it is still nice to see an overlay of an F13 M6 with downpipes on the stock tune, piggyback tune, and flash tune.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 PM
    This may be the first McLaren P1 and LaFerrari comparison test to provide some real data. CAR Magazine put up a pathetic attempt at a comparison between the two last year. Automobile Magazine does a much better job in their write up and data but something still feels amiss. These are very fast million plus dollar supercars that are the absolute bleeding edge of high performance hybrid technology for street cars. That is all fine and dandy but these are not dragsters. Where is the track comparison component? It is somewhat odd we only get 1/4 mile acceleration figure and that some of the other data listed is based off estimates. They did not weigh the cars for example. How much these cars weigh with their hybrid drivetrains and how close the real world weight is to the manufacturer claims is kind of a big deal. We want to see how light high performance hybrid drivetrains can be made. 3150 pounds for the LaFerrari sounds great on paper but it is an estimate. It may way that much or it could be lighter or heavier. The only way to know for sure is to actually test it. Why have a test and omit this? The biggest omission though is the lack of laptimes from a professional driver. Which one of these cars laps a track the quickest? Automobile sort of dances around this stating the P1 sticks with the LaFerrari around Maranello roads. You may know Maranello is in Italy and you may be getting the feeling this was a Ferrari controlled test hence the lack of real data. We do get acceleration figures but considering the article reeks of Ferrari influence and control how much faith do we put into them? Would Ferrari release figures showing anything less than superiority from the LaFerrari? Why is there no video? How were the cars tested? What equipment? Were they tested on the same day? Are you starting to see the problem here? Although this is the best 'comparison' if you want to call it that to date it is still severely lacking. It may be due to Ferrari politics which it probably is. Either way, this is far from over. Ferrari LaFerrari Specifications Base Price: $1.4 million (est) Engine: 6.3L DOHC 48-valve V-12/789 hp @ 9,000 rpm, 516 lb-ft @ 6,750 rpm, plus 161-hp, 199-lb-ft electric motor; 950 hp combined Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic Layout: 2-door, 2-passenger, mid-engine RWD coupe EPA Mileage: 12/16 mpg city/highway Suspension F/R: Control arms/multilink Brakes: Carbon-ceramic discs Tires F/R: 265/30ZR-19 (93Y)/345/30ZR-20 (106Y) Pirelli P Zero Corsa L x W x H: 185.1 x 78.4 x 43.9 in Wheelbase: 104.3 in Weight: 3,150 lb (est) Weight Dist. F/R: 41/59% 0-60 mph: 2.7 sec Mile: 9.6 sec @ 157.0 mph Top Speed: 217 mph McLaren P1 Specifications Base Price: $1.15 million Engine: 3.8L DOHC 32-valve twin-turbo V-8/ 727 hp @ 7,500 rpm, 531 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm, plus 177-hp , 192-lb-ft electric motor; 904 hp combined Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic Layout: 2-door, 2-passenger, mid-engine RWD coupe EPA Mileage: 17 mpg/18 mpge combined Suspension F/R: Control arms, coil springs Brakes: Carbon-ceramic discs Tires F/R: 245/35ZR-19 (93Y) / 315/30ZR-20 (101Y) Pirelli P Zero Corsa L x W x H: 180.6 x 76.6 x 46.8 in Wheelbase: 105.1 in Weight: 3,300 lb (est) Weight Dist. F/R: 41/59% 0-60 mph: 2.6 sec Mile: 9.8 sec @ 148.9 mph Top Speed: 217 mph Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 12:42 PM
    Remember that 1010 wheel horsepower C6 Z06 posted the other day? The one that was said to be in 'street' trim? Well here is another C6 tuned for the street except this one has another 700+ wheel horsepower for the streets. Exactly what streets is the owner driving this car on? We do not have the full specs but the motor is an LS variant although not the Z06 LS7. It is also tuned on a ProEFI 128 standalone ECU. At 9 psi the output is roughly 900 wheel horsepower. The fuel used is VP C85. Whomever built this clearly wants to own the streets it's driven on.
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    We all know the Shelby GT350R is going to be a badass track car considering it improves on the already badass Shelby GT350 with further track oriented refinements. If the laptime being reported is true Ford truly raised the bar for what an American pony car is capable of. 7:32.19 is over 5 seconds quicker than what Chevrolet managed in the Camaro Z28 which itself is incredibly potent. To put the laptime in further context the GT350R laps the 'Ring just ahead of a Ferrari 458 Italia and right behind a Porsche 997 GT2. Pretty good company wouldn't you say? There is no official confirmation yet of this laptime or video evidence. Really, no proof of any kind so everyone is just taking EVO's word for it. EVO is a credible source so we expect an official release supporting their story soon. We do not even have the GT350R full specs yet but what we do know is the GT350R is shaping up to best one of the best American track cars and arguably the best track car value in the world. Source
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    Today, 05:24 PM
    Say hello to a new vendor and a new tuner on the scene, Miami Tuning Group. Many of you have seen a lot of S63TU tunes have hit the market in short order as F-Series ECU's have been cracked. What will separate these tunes is namely pricing and features. What is nice to see here are timeslips accompanying the dyno chart. How about cracking 130 in the 1/4 mile with just a tune? This is a Florida result so keep in mind the fuel is 93 octane pump. The M6 turns into quite the beast with just a tune so imagine the possibilities with a race gas tune and bolt ons. Regarding the output figures the S63TU goes to 588 wheel horsepower from the stock 524 wheel horsepower. The peak torque figures rises by just under 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels getting very close to breaking 600 lb-ft at the wheels. You should also notice the torque gains are through the entire curve. Expect to see more MTG over the next few weeks.
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    Today, 12:10 PM
    The BMW 5 Series GT is a failure. There is no other way to put it. BMW bet against wagons in the USA and thought the crossover and SUV crazy US market would eat up some kind of wagon-sedan-hatchback blend. BMW was wrong but that will not stop them from attempting to force the market to embrace the 5 GT. Germany's Auto Motor Und Sport reports that BMW intends to produce the model again with the next generation 5-Series. The publication also points out the 5 GT is not popular at all in Germany. Where is it popular? In China apparently. As China blocks google access apparently the Chinese population can't search to find out what an attractive BMW design actually looks like. Thanks for keeping this automotive abortion alive China. Source
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    01-25-2015, 10:37 AM
    Fabspeed announced last year they would offer a tune for the Porsche 991 Turbo and 991 Turbo S. The initial graph they posted showed 95 horsepower gains although the graph was from a European dyno showing crank figures. The European dyno makes sense as it appears Fabspeed is rebranding a European piggyback. At the time Fabspeed stated nobody had the ability to flash the 991 Turbo ECU which was incorrect as GIAC had and has that ability. At $4995 it is difficult to defend the Fabspeed piggyback with the GIAC flash option on the market. Porsche tax? Yep. Regardless here are the dyno results for the Fabspeed module on a Porsche 991 Turbo. All wheel horsepower goes from 486 wheel horsepower to 537 wheel horsepower for a gain of 51 horses at all four wheels. The torque figure is very impressive for the 991 Turbo even in stock form as it puts down 607 lb-ft to all four wheels. With the tune 672 lb-ft at the wheels is available as early as 2600 rpm making for a huge kick in the pants down low. $5k for this module though? It would make sense as a value option compared to the GIAC flash. As it stands... well, decide for yourself.
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    01-23-2015, 01:12 PM
    Most users on this network know FFTEC from their BMW N54 turbo upgrade work. FFTEC does a lot more than just BMW's and tackles a variety of turbo platforms. The turbo kit you see below is FFTEC's Nissan GTR VR38DETT turbo upgrade kit which definitely shows some impressive numbers. We not not have the full specs but let's take a look at the kit and the numbers it has achieved on the dragstrip: As per usual FFTEC the hardware quality looks great. What about the performance? This GTR consistently runs 158-161 trap speeds in the 1/4 mile with the FFTEC kit: Low 9's and 160's, not bad at all. Regarding pricing we are still waiting on that information as well as the complete specification rundown with options. For now, enjoy the preview of the kits capability. @MikeB@FFTEC
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    01-24-2015, 08:53 AM
    The Acura NSX debut at the Detroit Auto Show was somewhat overshadowed by Ford taking over the entire show with a barrage of performance cars. Well, that is what Acura gets for teasing the new NSX forever and finally getting burned by losing the spotlight. That is how it goes but an interesting tidbit that came out of the show that everyone glossed over was that the chief engineer for the NSX Ted Klaus said to expect a Type R variant. The previous NSX of course was offered in Type R guise just not in the USA. So what would a Type R variant mean? Probably 30 or so more horsepower than the standard 550 the NSX offers along with some weight stripped out. An all wheel drive twin turbo V6 NSX with 580 horsepower and a 9-speed DCT transmission moving a more hardcore and lighter version? Sounds good to us. Source
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    01-21-2015, 02:34 AM
    Nice to see before and after dyno results from an exhaust only change on an Audi R8 V10 5.2 model. The dynamometer used is a Mustang so keep in mind the numbers tend to read conservatively compared to other popular dynos. Additionally, the R8 V10 5.2 is detuned compared to it use in Lamborghini Gallardo models. With just the exhaust system horsepower at the wheels goes from 380 to 393 for a gain of 13 wheel horsepower. The torque figure improves by 7.8 lb-ft at the wheels and there are gains through the curve. These are not huge numbers but they would be even greater with a tune to make use of the reduced backpressure. Also, uncorking the V10 produces a glorious sound as it winds itself out over 8000 rpm. Good data along with the video but capturing the aural quality outside of the dyno chamber may be a good idea for next time.
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    01-25-2015, 12:13 PM
    Weistec Engineering held a Concourse event at their facility this past weekend in Santa Ana, California. The turnout was quite large as you can see. Fortunately, Weistec has a good amount of parking around their ample sized facility which was able to accommodate. Weistec is primarily known for their Mercedes-AMG work but as you can see what they do generates interest from enthusiasts across the spectrum. In addition to a variety of Benzes you will see everything from Lamborghinis, to Ferraris, to bikes, etc. Turnouts like this prove how big of a name Weistec has become. If they continue to do this event yearly they will likely soon need a bigger venue. Congratulations to @Weistec for how they have come and a successful event. Enjoy the photos. CAR NINJAS PHOTOS FROM HERE ON
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    01-20-2015, 11:46 PM
    The Lamborghini Aventador 50th Anniversary edition is a 200 unit (100 coupe, 100 roadster) limited edition model honoring 50 years of Automobili Lamborghini. It adds on roughly $100k to the base price of the standard model on which it is based. For that, you get 720 horsepower courtesy of some exhaust and tuning tweaks. Also, some exclusive paint, aerodynamics, and upholstery for your extra $100k. The Aventador in the video in the roadster variant meaning it is heavier than the coupe at about 4200 pounds. The Nissan GTR it runs is obviously modified although we do not know the extent to which it is modified. What we do know is it make easy work of the Aventador Roadster. It must be a somewhat humbling experience for a Nissan to just destroy a $600k+ limited edition Aventador by over a second in the 1/4 mile. That said, we all would take the Aventador. The GTR proves you can make anything fast. You can't make anything an Aventador.
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    01-25-2015, 11:02 AM
    Since the launch of the MP4-12C McLaren has continued to refine the platform. They offered a 616 horsepower ECU tune upgrade for the MP4-12C. They then launched the 650S model with refined styling and more power. It appears the 650S is about to be updated as well with a new 675 LT model. Whether the styling changes is anyone's guess but the test mule does have the front and rear lights covered. Does this mean more P1 inspired touches? That can only be a good thing. Regarding the motor it is getting a power boost to 666 horsepower. How this will be achieved has yet to be disclosed but it could be with changes to the tune or exhaust. They likely will refine both aspects. The car is expected to also drop a significant 100 kilograms. That is a significant drop and should make the 675 LT model just absurdly fast on top of the already very fast 650S. Expect an official reveal in Geneva in March and for the model to be limited to 250 units rather than for it to replace the 650S outright. Source
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    01-25-2015, 09:53 AM
    An absolutely awesome Vengeance Racing VRSC850 package build here. The C7 Stingray LT1 gets 12 psi of boost courtesy of a Paxton Novi 1500 centrifugal blower. The owner opted to stroke the motor getting a new crank along with new forged internals. In addition American Racing headers Vengeance Racings ported LT1 heads, a VR cam, and methanol injection are added into the mix. The result on 12 psi and 93 octane pump gas with the meth is 851 horsepower at the wheels and 794 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Performance that can be replicated every day if the owner desires. The full build is below. It certainly makes a strong argument for modifying a base base C7 for power rather than the C7 Z06. Recently, we had a client of ours come by with his white C7 Corvette looking for some changes. He wanted to do some simpler modifications like lowering the car, exhaust and short shifter, but the real goal was to extract as much as he could out of the C7 platform on pump gas. With our proven C7 Corvette Performance Packages, it made the decision for us and the client easy. We decided to move right on to the top and go with our VRSC850 Performance Package with the ECS Novi 1500 supercharger running at 12psi. With all of the supporting mods, this would equate to great power and reliability that was ready for the street. The first stage in the process of building out the VRSC850 package is to take care of the short block. The bottom end of the LT1 power plant is stroked out to 416c.i. and the internals go to a forged rotating assembly thanks to products from Callies, Wiseco, ARP and Calico. In addition to the short block mods, a set of VR CNC ported LT1 cylinder heads are outfitted and VR stage 1 416 cam is installed. After motor assembly is complete, we bolted up the ECS 1500 supercharger and laid the motor in the cradle. As the air exits, it now passes through a set of American Racing Headers longtube headers. We also installed the AlkyControl dual nozzle methanol injection system to cool the charge and add fueling/octane to the system for more power. Modifications Installed VRSC850 C7 Corvette Performance Package Includes: VR 416c.i. LT1 Stroker bottom end - Callies 4" crank/Callies 6.125 Rods/Wiseco Custom Forged Pistons/Calico coated bearings/ARP fasteners VR CNC Ported LT1 Cylinder Heads VR Custom Camshaft Kit - VR Stage I 416 camshaft American Racing Headers Longtube Header System B&B Bullet Exhaust System MGW Short Throw Shifter ECS Novi 1500 Supercharger @ 12psi AlkyControl Dual Nozzle Methanol Lowered on OEM bolts OEM Intake Manifold Vengeance Racing Professional Installation Vengeance Racing Custom ECU Calibration How how did the new build on this C7 perform? Final power levels after our Vengeance Racing custom ECU calibration came out to 851.82rwhp and 794.08wtq on 93oct and meth injection!
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    01-23-2015, 04:40 PM
    The new Focus RS is a bigger deal than it ever has been before. Why? Because Ford will finally sell the Focus RS in the USA. Not to mention that they are giving it all wheel drive for the first time ever and up to 350 horsepower from a tweaked Ecoboost four-cylinder borrowed from the Mustang. If you are worried all wheel drive will make the car less fun to drive the video Ford just posted should alleviate your concerns. The chassis looks plenty playful with the car drifting all over. With plenty of turbo torque, it should be more fun (and powerful) than ever before. Ford is on a performance car roll to say the least. Expect the official reveal on the 3rd next month.
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