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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 03:51 PM
    Motiv Motorsport posted a dyno overlay that provides perspective on the difference between two of their N54 single turbo kits and also the impact of their port injection fueling system. The 750 kit in the graph below is using E50 ethanol without the port injection fuel system. The Motiv 900 N54 single turbo kit is using the port injection supplemental fuel system combined with E48 ethanol. The difference between the two is substantial and the supplemental fuel is obviously necessary to hit the figures. Motiv 750: 705 wheel horsepower 680 lb-ft of wheel torque Motiv 900 with supplemental port fuel injection: 829 wheel horsepower 781 lb-ft of wheel torque This overlay is certainly interesting to see as we already saw the record setting Motiv 900 dynograph which touched off a spirited discussion in the BimmerBoost forums. A video has since been added which is below. The automatic transmission is obviously not capable (yet) of reliably handling any of these figures but solutions are being worked on. MOTIV 900 Single Turbo Kit MOTIV PI-1000 Port Fuel Kit MOTIV / FuelIT! Stage 3+ LPFP System MOTIV Single Turbo Tuning Solution + COBB AP Tuned by Jake@MOTIV 100% STOCK MOTOR
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:42 PM
    So remember when Vargas Turbo Technology teased that they started work on a turbocharger upgrade for the S55 3.0 liter turbocharged inline six in the new F80 M3 and F82 M4 just two weeks ago? Well, they are already done and the hardware is heading to EAS for testing. Yep, this happened absurdly fast. However, let's all hold our horses and expectations. The problem will not be the hardware, VTT has that part down as the pictures so. The problem as always is the problem on modern BMW's will be the electronics and tuning. Regardless, good things are coming for the new M cars already and it is simply a matter of time before this all works as it should The question mark is how much time. Vargas Turbo Technology: We are happy to announce our first set of S55 turbocharger upgrades are complete, and will be going out tomorrow. We chose EAS as our tester, and they will installed / tested on their current record holding S55. We are excited to see how they do in the new platform! :dance:
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  • BMtroubleYOU's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 06:36 PM
    Great results here on a built motor supercharged E46 M3 which belongs to BimmerBoost member BMtroubleYOU. He got his S54 engine built by VAC Motorsports who dropped the compression to 11.0:1 (the OEM S54 is 11.5:1). He also added the VAC Motorsports Stage 1 ported cylinder head. Next up was a VF-Engineering VF570 kit which includes a Vortech V3si blower. As the motor is built he upped the boost to 14 psi along with 50/50 water methanol injection. The result is an impressive 633 wheel horsepower pull although there is a bit of a spike at the end. Regardless, there are multiple pulls over 600 wheel horsepower and this is one of the strongest supercharged E46 M3's in the world. Full details in the owner's own words below along with the dynographs. Gentlemen, After all these deployments and First Sergeant duties, I finally got to finish my project. For those that are in the M3 Forum, and followed my build seeing my M3 being build from the beginning, Well finally, here it is. The dyno sheet is also attached. I was at the Cars & Coffee meet in Austin this past Sunday with a group of BMW enthusiasts from the Killeen TX area. VAC Lower engine build 11:1 CR Stage 1 VAC head Vortech V3 Si trim 14 PSI Bimmerworld 3.5 Y pipe (half way to 3") Headers wrapped all the way to the 3" reducer (halfway of car) 3" resonator and El Diablo Exhaust AEM Water methanol controller, Labonte Motorsports Nozzles, Devils own 300 PSI pump 50/50 W/M, 7 nozzles, 1 precharger and 6 to the individual throttle bodies 3 seven inch fans, 1 to custom oil cooler and 2 behind the Frozen boost dual pass intercooler. wrapped all hoses with heat reflector tape , then header wrap. AEM in tank Fuel pump. inline Walbro 255 w/ Aeromotive FPR. current @ 4 bar. much more.....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    There was a time where this Ferrari would have been unthinkable. An all wheel drive four seat hatchback Ferrari? How high are you? Well, apparently just as high as whatever engineer at Ferrari put the idea forward as the reality of the situation is that the Ferrari FF is a four seat all wheel drive hatchback Ferrari. It is kind of cool in its own way as it is so different from anything else in the Ferrari lineup. It also is pretty damn fast with an Enzo inspired 6.3 liter naturally aspirated 651 horsepower V12 under the hood. The BMW F10 M5 also has room for passengers but features four doors and seats five. That extra seat comes with an extra $200,000 in your pocket as well. The M5 is your prototypical German luxury sports sedan. It has less horsepower on paper than the Ferrari at a rated 560 (very underrated 560) and similar paper torque figures. In reality, the F10 M5 likely has around the same horsepower as the FF although the FF is not exactly a car that owners put on the dyno all the time. The M5 also clearly has more torque at the wheels which is where it counts. It is a very good race between the two dual clutch cars. However, as speeds rise the all wheel drive of the Ferrari becomes a penalty despite being an efficient system. The FF's weight also is not helping as independent figures have it at a similar weight to the M5 in the 4200 pound range. The M5 pulls until it hits the limiter. Keep in mind the FF is doing itself no favors with three people in the car to the M5's two. The M5 technically wins but considering the source of the video that is no surprise. It also would not surprise us if the M5 happened to have some mods that were not mentioned. Either way, the cars are two very fun ways to go fast with some friends. In the FF's case, even in the snow.
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 07:21 PM
    So we launched the 3-piece HRE Classics a few weeks ago, and since then, we've been receiving requests about 1-piece versions... So without further adieu, we give you the HRE Classic Monoblok Series! The new Classic Monoblok line debuts with five new styles in 1-piece form including the 300M mesh, the 301M split-9-spoke, the 303M 13-spoke, the 305M 5-spoke, and the 309M 19-spoke. The Classic line is available in diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches. Widths range from 8 to 13 inches. Also available in center lock. Feel free to PM us with any questions regarding fitment or pricing! Enjoy.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 02:47 PM
    Well here is (and that was quick!) Eisenmann's full valved exhaust system for the new F80 M3 and the F82 M4. The Eisenmann system is a complete downpipe back system and includes valved options. It is also available as a rear section only of course and is modular if you wish to add pieces as you go. BimmerBoost premier vendor IND-Distribution has the full release and pictures below. The only additional thing BimmerBoost would like to see is a before and after dyno showing the power gains on the system although an improvement in the S55 engine sound quality alone makes a full exhaust more than worth it. Please visit www.ind-distribution.com for further details or contact @Ilia@IND @Nate@IND or @IND-Distribution on the forums for pricing and purchase information. When inspecting the F8x M3/4 in any amount of detail, one thing becomes abundantly clear- in their quest for the perfect M car, BMW left no stone unturned, no issue unaddressed, no aspect of the car’s behavior un-optimized. Technology and art in engineering has enabled BMW to create an absolutely spectacular M3, a car that’s capable of plush comfort when driven normally, and life changing performance when driven in anger. Simply put, the M3/4 is BMW’s latest masterpiece, and has made all of us at IND fall in love with BMW M all over again. Watching BMW create and engineer their new F8x inspired us and Eisenmann Exhaust Systems GmbH to respond in kind. We knew that we could not simply connect a series of pipes to a generic canister and attach exhaust tips at the end. Every aspect of the design had to be analyzed, evaluated, and perfected until the exhaust system as a whole was absolutely flawless. Eisenmann did not approach the design of this exhaust system with the idea of beating their competitors- Eisenmann’s only peer in this race would be BMW M itself, and no stone could be left unturned. Today, we are happy to introduce Eisenmann’s own masterpiece, the F8x M3/4 Eisenmann Heritage valved exhaust system. Eisenmann’s Stuttgart-based engineers have leveraged 30 years of heritage as Germany’s premier exhaust manufacturer as well as decades of experience as OE designers and manufacturers for Porsche and AMG to create the M3/4 Heritage exhaust system. Each system is constructed from high grade 304 stainless steel, with a specific attention to wall thickness throughout to create the best combination of fantastic sound and reduced weight. The canisters are machine-pressed into a shape specifically designed for the F8x M cars using a series of deep draw dies, resulting in extremely high canister rigidity and contributing to Eisenmann’s signature tone. The canister shape was specifically created to completely eliminate the canisters from the rear view of the car, drastically improving the appearance of the F8x cars. Multiple internal flow paths work in unison with BMW’s Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus ECU programming, and enable Eisenmann’s valve control to have a variable but drastic effect on the exhaust system’s personality, yielding a quiet tone while cruising and a fearsome growl under full load. Eisenmann’s Heritage system is available as a rear section or complete exhaust system, enabling M3/4 owners to choose their sound level in stages. The complete system will include everything from the exhaust tips to the BMW downpipes, allowing for a bolt-on solution for easy installation and an aggressive sound. Improved flow capacity gives the exhaust system sufficient overhead for future modifications, removing any restriction in the system and enabling the F8x’s S55 powerplant to make even more power. The new “Signature” tip combines what was great about BMW M’s design with the classic Eisenmann LeMans style to create something that is both at home on BMW’s new M car and also an homage to Eisenmann’s own classic tip designs. Eisenmann’s new “Signature” tips are specifically designed to emulate the style of the BMW M tips, to allow our clients to remain within the M realm of design and appearance, while simultaneously having something very unique- the added “LeMans style” inner tip is an Eisenmann hallmark, and has been unique to Eisenmann for over a decade. In short, we are confident that this is the best Eisenmann F8x M exhaust possible. We are thrilled to present the new F8x M3/4 exhaust system to M enthusiasts worldwide!
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  • COBB Tuning's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:36 PM
    Our Accesstuner Race software is now available for supported 997.1 Turbo and GT2 vehicles!! Accesstuner Race is engine tuning software created for enthusiast tuners. Accesstuner Race allows the user to get into the heart of the OEM ECU and create custom calibrations for vehicles equipped with virtually any performance modification. The end result is a tune that is custom tailored to the vehicle's unique modifications, producing maximum power gains while maintaining the drive-ability and sophistication inherent in the OEM ECU. Please submit the Accesstuner Race Request Form in order to begin the process for acquiring this software. Once submitted, one of our Customer Service Representatives will contact you for billing information and to initiate the email containing your specific download link.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 06:29 PM
    There are major changes in store for the Porsche 911, that much is certain. However, a recent report from CAR stated that when the 991 generation receives its mid-cycle refresh all models will be turbocharged. CAR is taking some major liberties with the details and that is what they typically do. To begin with, CAR does not have an official source on this. They do not have a quote from anyone, a picture of a turbo engine, or anything to go along with this report other than a test mule they are guessing off. We do know that Porsche has tested a new turbocharged powerplant in the 991 Carrera / Carrera S body but the motor was a turbo four-cylinder and not the new turbo flat-6 being reported. Now, the new turbo boxer four-cylinder engine is expected to be a fully modular platform and essentially the 911 flat-six with two cylinders removed and boost added. CAR says Porsche will downsize the flat-6 engine to 2.9 liters from 3.4. That certainly is possible as the four-cylinder will not hit that displacement. Where things get very speculative is that CAR states the 911 Carrera will go up to 400 horsepower. Ok, fine, that is possible. They then state the Carrera S will get a turbo 3.8 liter and go to 530 horsepower. Well, um, is that not basically what the 911 Turbo is? The Carrera S has never swelled by over 100 horsepower with a refresh and this redundancy in the lineup with the Turbo does not make sense. A rear wheel drive turbo 911 is a GT2 isn't it? Porsche stated the level of power they are making creates traction issues for a turbo rear wheel drive 911 plus the Carrera S also is available as a 4S. CAR is just guessing wildly. The GT3 will remain naturally aspirated so all 911's will not be turbo. At least not yet but signs sure point toward this. We will have to wait and get concrete details from a source that can actually tell us what the source for information actually is. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    BMW has done well in DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car Masters) racing since its return. They won their first season back with an improbable come from behind victory in 2012. BMW also won in 2013 for back to back victories although Audi's Mike Rockenfeller took the driver's championship. This year Audi wins the manufacturer/constructor title while BMW's Marco Witmann takes the driver's win in his M4 DTM car. Now, the M4 DTM car has absolutely nothing in common with the M4 street car other than the general design silhouette. Its chassis, transmission, engine, aerodynamics, and just complete overall design are completely different. So to celebrate the championship BMW is doing exactly what they did in 2013 by creating a lame special edition M car that has nothing to do with the race car and is not special at all. BMW took 23 Alpine White 2015 F82 M4 cars, gave them a matte black hood with colorful stripes, orange outlined kidney grilles, and black wheels. Boom, done, 'special edition' M4. BimmerBoost does not consider this car special. If you can go to anyone who does vinyl wraps and replicate this M4 it really isn't all that special. It's just an overpriced standard F82 M4 with some cosmetic changes. The E46 M3 CSL? That's a special edition M car. The E92 M3 GTS? That's a special edition M car. The M4 DTM Champion Edition? It's M marketing garbage. BMW M GmbH launches the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition to celebrate Marco Wittmann's title win. 19.10.2014 Keen to celebrate this success in fitting style, BMW M GmbH is unveiling the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.1 seconds, fuel consumption combined: 8.8 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 204 g/km)*. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number. And – in a further tribute to the DTM winner – it will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. ### BMW M GmbH launches BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition – Marco Wittmann commits long-term future to BMW and receives Formula One test. Hockenheim (DE), 19th October 2014. DTM champion Marco Wittmann's (DE) superlative season drew to an end with yet more highlights in Hockenheim (DE). BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt announced at the season finale that Wittmann will remain part of the BMW family for next season and beyond. And there were another couple of surprises in store for Wittmann in the evening after the race: BMW M GmbH launched the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in his honour. BMW Motorsport is also giving Wittmann the opportunity to achieve a childhood dream and complete a Formula One test for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team. "Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, in which he has given BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure," said Marquardt. "It is now our turn to reward him for his efforts. The contract renewal for the coming season is a logical step for us, as he has consistently impressed us in the three years he has been working with us within the DTM – both on and off the track. For this reason, BMW M GmbH has come up with something very special. I am delighted that we can also make his childhood dream come true with the Formula One test. Thanks to the relationship we enjoy with our premium partner Red Bull, it was possible for us to organise a test drive in the Toro Rosso. We are excited to see how he fares in this car – and are then looking forward to more top-class performances from Marco in the BMW M4 DTM." Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH, said: "The production version of the BMW M4 Coupé is the new centrepiece in our range. We could obviously not have hoped for anything better than for Marco Wittmann to win the BMW M4 DTM's very first race and to end the season as the champion in the drivers' and team standings. You cannot get more emphatic proof of the performance of our cars. Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to recognise Marco Wittmann's performances by launching a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in the colours of his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number – a very special memento of a very special season." "I am overwhelmed," said Wittmann, given the wealth of surprises awaiting him after the season finale. "The entire season has been incredible. After all, coming into the opening race of the season here in Hockenheim, I never believed I would be standing here in the same place as the DTM champion. And then to have my contract as a BMW works driver renewed and receive a Formula One test – that is a dream come true for me. I cannot find the words to express how proud and happy I am to be part of the BMW family. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in my colours is the icing on the cake at the end of this outstanding year. The car looks fantastic. I can hardly wait to take it out for a drive. And the test in the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 car will definitely be an amazing experience." In a tribute to the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, the Champion Edition will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich, Germany), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is also fitted with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a black front splitter, a black side skirt blade, carbon front flaps, carbon mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a carbon diffuser insert from the M Performance Parts range. The Champion Edition underlines its exclusivity once again when you step inside. The door sill plates bear Marco Wittmann's autograph, while carbon interior trim strips – likewise signed by the 24-year-old from Fürth, Germany – feature "DTM Champion 2014" lettering and the car's serial number.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 06:05 PM
    It is difficult to even process how blistering fast 7.700 @ 186.51 is in the 1/4 mile. It is even more difficult when you attempt to put it into the context of a street car. AMS is not just resetting records that are resetting the minds of performance enthusiasts. They also have once again proven (as if it was necessary) just how capable they are. The details are below in the words of AMS who says it all best but we of course offer our congratulations and respect. Especially considering that the bar was not only raised but that they raised it in 90 degree Texas weather. On the heels of our win at the Texas Speed Syndicate (TSS) Texas Invitational (TI) event, we decided to make the most of our 1,000+ mile trip to Texas. The tracks in Chicago had already starting degrading with the cooler weather. The opportunity to run at a well prepped track in Texas might be the last chance we would get to turn Omega loose. After a quick phone call to TSS president Amar Sood we had our chance. Amar made arrangements with Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown Texas on Monday October 6th. After a 6 hour trip south from Dallas to Baytown we arrived at Royal Purple Raceway (RPR.) It seemed however that Chicago weather had followed us as two VERY large storms, one from the north and one from the south were set to converge on Baytown. Quickly, we rushed to unload Omega, swap on the AMS 15” slicks and get set for its first shakedown run. The track was prepped well. Feeling good, Ivan set out to make the first full pass. Omega launched and took off. We sat by the sidelines waiting for the board to light up anything 7.7X to beat the GT-R ET record. Sadly the board did nothing of the sort. A timing system glitch caused the equipment to not record the 1/4 mile time and trap speed. The time slip brought more frustration as all of the other information was recorded. A 1.30 60 foot time coupled with the 5.10 in the 1/8th at 149 mph had all the makings for a record breaking run. With the temperature dropping and the storms rolling in quick we rushed to prepare Omega for one more pass. The RPR staff worked on resetting the timing system before these two massive storms engulfed the track. As Omega pulled to the line the horizon was lit with flashes of lightning and dark ominous clouds. We knew this would be our only chance. Just as the track officials were ready, drops of rain started to fall. Ivan quickly drove Omega down the strip and headed for the track tunnel for cover just before the skies opened up in a torrential downpour of rain, howling wind and cloud to ground lightning. The day was lost… Sick with wondering what could have been we opted to extend our stay one more night in the little city of Baytown. Sadly with the storm came the humidity. Stifling air coupled with a scorching sun, 90 degree temps and a DA reading of over 2300′ created a none too favorable track. Still feeling confident that Omega could do what it came to do we unloaded yet again for one more shot at the record. After a shakedown run the car was ready. Following a quick burnout Ivan crept to the starting beams. We quietly watched as Omega seemed to make short work of the track. As the car crossed the beam the ¼ mile trap speed seemed to stay on the board for what seemed like an eternity before the numbers 7.700 lit up. Omega had done it! We had overcome great odds at the TI event and now in the same trip reset the ¼ mile ET record re-establishing Omega as the quickest and fastest R35 GT-R in the world! More attempts were made with even more power following the 7.700 run. Sadly the exceedingly hot track simply could not hold the additional power thrown at Omega. We would have to wait for better conditions to unleash the car’s full potential. Even still the Alpha Omega GT-R has some amazing performance specs: 0-60mph: 1.53 seconds 0-100mph: 2.79 seconds 100-150mph: 2.15 seconds 0-300kph (186mph): 7.56 seconds The AMS/ALPHA team fought hard during our time in Texas and all of our goals were realized. Our hard work was not enough though and without the help of their friends and sponsors, none of the past weeks accomplishments would have been possible. We would like to proudly thank the following friends and partners for helping to bring Omega back to the top of the mountain: Matt Owen and Tony Palo of T1 Racing Development Amar Sood of Texas Speed Syndicate Sheptrans Dodson Motorsport The Driveshaft Shop Exedy Injector Dynamics SPL Parts
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    It seems we have a bit of a healthy rivalry going in the GTR scene. ETS held the quickest Nissan GTR 1/4 mile record with 7.818 pass. They also held the fastest record with a 183.56 trap speed. AMS recently raised the bar and took both records with a 7.70 @ 186.51 pass. ETS of course is aware of this and is currently making preparations to reclaim the title. They set the record with what they call their Super 99 kit that makes roughly 1800 whp. Their new front facing kit will exceed this power figure although we will have to wait and see by how much. As you can see by the Super 99 timeslip and 60-130 time, it's not going to be easy to top: So how are they going to top their own record and AMS as well? Let's have them explain it but with this front facing kit they will be able to run turbos much larger than the GT42R range: Introduction to the ETS Front Facing Turbo Kit With the record being broke, the plan is simple. It's time to go quicker and faster! The idea of a front facing setup was tossed around which is not only beneficial for manifold design, but you can also show off your turbochargers as well. The guys in the shop quickly went to work and turned our ideas into a reality. Over the last couple weeks lots of testing has taken place behind the scenes. We are happy to share some of our progress below. The kit on the left is our new front facing turbo kit and on the right is our old Super 99 turbo kit. Above is a sneak peak of our front facing kit, which will debut at the Shift-S3ctor event on October 25th-26th. Update 10/17 >> As promised, few more pictures of the new water/air intercooler setup! Huge water to air capable of supporting over 3000hp! Flared inlet/outlets for optimal air distribution through the core. Update 10/20 >> The car is up and running! Final product will have turbine housing blankets. Test run to Subway for lunch was flawless! Any luck, we will be tuning tonight!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 08:15 PM
    Daimler is messing around with all its naming schemes and the latest genius idea someone in their office had was to bring back the Maybach moniker. You probably know that Maybach was officially killed off in 2013 and Mercedes announced it would do so back in 2011. So what is going on here? Mercedes is splitting the car division three ways. Mercedes-Benz will denote the standard cars. Mercedes-AMG will be used with the performance cars. Mercedes-Maybach will now denote their premium luxury segment. This certainly brings up a lot of questions such as what will the first Mercedes-Maybach car be? Is Mercedes still doing the Pullman long wheelbase S-Class or will that now be a Maybach model after Mercedes specifically stated they were getting away from the Maybach name? Who knows what they intend to do but Maybach, at least for now, appears to be back. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    CAR got everyone talking with a report about the 991.2 facelift making some bold claims about the 2015 Porsche 911. Now they speculated wildly with absurd claims like a 530 horsepower Carrera S but the one aspect they appear to be getting right is that the 991.2 facelift is going to bring more turbo power for the 911 range. Why do we think this? Because the spyphotos you see below show the 991.2 Carrera or Carrera S testing on the Nurbugring and for the first time these models are getting fairly large rear bumper air inlets which we assume is due to the turbochargers now housed there. The spy photographer CarPix also told us he is 95% certain the model is turbocharged based on the engine sound. He then joked about it basically being 100% certain although nobody other than Porsche knows the engine specs. Now, the Carrera will almost certainly bump up around the 400 horsepower mark. That means the Carrera S may stretch up to 450 or even more likely an underrated number to prevent stepping on the Turbo toes. Where the 911 Turbo / Turbo S will go from here nobody knows but the 991.2 facelift will also likely bring a power bump to those cars. The size of the motor and the cylinder count are the main points of contention here. Maybe the Carrera will get the flat-4 turbo that it has tested with at around 400 horsepower? With four-cylinder turbo power coming for the Boxster and Cayman Porsche knows it needs to do something to protect the 911. It looks like the answer is turbo power for the Carrera and Carrera S as well. Source
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    10-15-2014, 02:19 PM
    Bad news and the SRT Viper just continue to go hand and hand. The SRT Viper racing program getting cut was just a matter of time. The initial signs appeared early this year when Chrysler pulled the SRT Viper team out of the 24 Hour of Le Mans and now they have just shelved the program entirely. Financial issues for the new Viper are well known with its plant getting shuttered and the MSRP getting slashed by $15k to move cars off lots. The latest casualty is the racing program which is a luxury that Chrysler simply can no longer afford. It is a shame as the Viper is a hell of a race car and was just starting to get back into the swing of things. An off and on program like this simply can not succeed without stability and consistency. Sad news and a low point in the Viper's history but as enthusiasts we are all hopeful Dodge can turn things around with the Viper. Chrysler Group LLC Announces Discontinuation of Factory-backed Road Racing Efforts Announcement to withdraw from racing program with the conclusion of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season October 6, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it is discontinuing the factory-backed SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports racing program in IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) with the conclusion of the 2014 season. This decision affects participation in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with the Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R GTLM-class team. The Dodge brand will redirect its focus and efforts on the brand's product lineup. "Our company has made a business decision to discontinue the SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R racing program," said Ralph Gilles, Senior Vice President of Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. "We are very proud of the amazing achievements our fantastic teams, drivers and partners have achieved on track the last few seasons. We thank them for their hard work, effort and commitment to SRT Motorsports. It's been an honor to be a part of the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and we wish them every success in the future." The Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R 2014 racing season concluded Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Petit Le Mans. The two-car SRT Motorsports team won the team and driver (Kuno Wittmer) titles in the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM-class. SRT Motorsports won two-of-three championships contested in the class and finished second in the GTLM manufacturer championship in just its second full year of the program. As the company announced May 6, the SRT brand will continue to be aligned with the Dodge brand, delivering SRT ultimate performance vehicles to complement the Dodge brand's mainstream performance vehicles. About Chrysler Group LLC Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, and the SRT performance vehicle designation. The Company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C and Mopar products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899. Chrysler Group became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat on Jan. 21, 2014. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, Dodge Challenger and Viper SRT, Ram 1500 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:02 PM
    We tend to make fun of the Toyota Prius here. Not because it is a bad car but because it is pretty much the opposite of what we as automotive enthusiasts look for. We want cars that are fun to drive, exciting, and that maybe even offer a bit of a roar from the motor letting everyone know hundreds of horses are under the command of your right foot and ready to be unleashed. This guy summed up our feelings on the Prius:
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    Today, 01:20 AM
    You know how the M156 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 is dead? Officially, that is true as Mercedes announced its demise earlier in the year and introduced its replacement M177/M178 turbocharged and direct injected 4.0 liter V8. Technically however, the motor will live on through 2015. Does that interest you? Well, it should considering the M156 is the last of a dying breed. If you want the greatest naturally aspirated motor AMG has ever produced you can still get it in the W204 C63 AMG coupe with the M156 and the tweaked M159 version in the SLS Black Series which also will still be produced in early 2015. Both of these models are expected to be retired fairly quickly but if you still want the a 6.2 liter German naturally aspirated high revving V8 you can have it. The W204 C63 AMG coupe gets the production nod into 2015 simply because the new W205 generation C63 AMG only exists as a sedan... for the moment. Expect the M156/M159 to finally be put out to pasture around after the Spring in 2015. Source
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    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    Kind of amusing, isn't it? Ford, an American car company, is going to be importing the Ford Focus RS to the USA. Ford builds focuses in the USA for North American consumption but due to the production line at its Michigan plant not being able to build the Euro Spec Focus without extensive modification Ford will simply ship the RS over from Europe. This does mean the Focus RS will be more limited in the United States as the cost for shipping is higher than building them domestically. This also may inflate the price of the Focus RS a bit. What we do know is that the Focus RS will finally be sold in the USA and it will feature all wheel drive as well as a 2.3 liter Ecoboost turbo four-cylinder. This engine makes 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft in the Mustang and already is in the 12's in the 1/4 mile. It should be more than capable for the all wheel drive Focus RS and is likely to get a slight bump over the Mustang. US enthusiasts will finally have the chance to buy the sportiest Focus Ford produces. Whether imported or built domestically, this is a win for enthusiasts. Source
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    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    Interesting idea here and Acura clearly wants to make its lineup more exciting. The upcoming NSX halo sports car will be all wheel drive and Acura intends to capitalize on this aspect of the car. Half of all Acuras sold in the United States today have all wheel drive. Acura's head executive Koichi Fukuo stated regarding all wheel drive, "I think that's the way we should go." This fully all wheel drive plan is also a result of Acura's new Business Planning Office which is tasked with rethinking the brand and getting sales going. Fukuo stated, "The key is awd. As a premium brand, we need something different from the competition." It sounds like they intend to be the Japanese Audi with these statements. Acura seems to be searching for an identity and new ideas. Perhaps standard all wheel drive will offer what they are looking for. What they really need are better and more exciting cars. The NSX will hopefully have the effect they seem to desperately need. Source
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    Today, 04:21 AM
    Only mod for the M5 supposedly is an aftermarket exhaust system. Maybe it has a journalist edition DME, but who knows for sure? It is quick though.
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    Today, 03:44 AM
    so you mean if he re-tune over the other company tune he will make more power ?
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    Today, 01:53 AM
    Seems everybody is all over the place. My current stance is it seems BMW is developing a turbo V8 based on a production V8 to race with. We'll just wait and see what happens when they actually have some concrete details and we see a car racing.
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    Today, 01:49 AM
    Works if you just want a big tittied blonde in the passenger seat. Which is all I'd really want my car to be capable of other than having incredible performance.
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    Today, 01:23 AM
    When I say "archived on my computer" - computer should be plural. I have 4 computers on my desk - and a bunch of mining machines, and probably - idk, 15 hard drives... I am making it sound worse than it is (it's on one HDD - just need to find it, and then consolidate what's on "this" computer) - I've just been busy as hell with work lately. I will do it though; to be 100% honest - wasn't sure it would be looked at, but if it is used, then that's a good thing. Information sharing is the whole point of the forum :) #edit - and a lot of the information is stuff from your forum; I made it out to be more glorified than it is. It's useful, but your forum probably has 90% of it already. This is the only forum I am a member of (and FB if that counts)
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    Today, 01:15 AM
    They finally posted their 'official' results. Worth revisiting or have we had enough of this topic?
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    Today, 12:52 AM
    Ha! Thanks, appreciate it. I have a bunch of stuff (mostly S54/S65/M3 related) archived on my computer from over the years; this was from the June 2002 issue of Evo, and images were grabbed from: http://forum.roadfly.com/threads/6230398-Evo-article-on-octane-and-S54-engine Someday, I will try to organize it all and throw it up in a thread or something that can be stickied if it would be helpful.
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