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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-21-2016, 06:41 PM
    Very quick numbers here from a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera with the PDK transmission as tested by Car and Driver. Last month MotorTrend posted test figures for a seven-speed manual transmission 2017 911 Carrera and the PDK is substantially quicker. How much quicker you ask? The PDK hits 60 in 3.4 seconds versus 3.9 for the manual. The 1/4 mile for the PDK is 11.9 @ 118 whereas the manual does 12.3 @ 114.7. Yep, we called it: Indeed this is very impressive. As is the 3302 pound curb weight with the PDK dual clutch transmission. It should be relatively easy to keep a PDK Carrera in the 32XX pound range with some stripper options. Ok, we know it is quick and fast for the rated power so how about the handling? 1.06g on the skidpad is superb. What is there not to like about this car? Maybe the price. $110,970 as tested is not cheap and it starts at $90k to begin with. The Carrera certainly is more expensive than ever but it is also a better performer than ever. One does not even need to opt for the Carrera S as the performance gap between the two can be mended (or exceeded) with aftermarket software alone. The 2017 Carrera is just a hell of a car. Specifications VEHICLE TYPE:rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, 2+2-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED:$110,970 (base price: $90,450) ENGINE TYPE:twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT:182 cu in, 2981 cc Power: 370 hp @ 6500 rpm Torque: 331 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm TRANSMISSION:7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 96.5 in Length: 177.1 in Width: 71.2 in Height:51.3 in Cargo volume: 5 cu ft Curb weight: 3303 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.4 sec Zero to 100 mph: 8.5 sec Zero to 130 mph: 14.8 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.3 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.6 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.8 sec Standing -mile: 11.9 sec @ 118 mph Top speed (mfr's claim): 183 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 135 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.06 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA city/highway driving: 22/30 mpg C/D observed: 21 mpg
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    08-24-2016, 05:06 AM
    Nice runs here featuring a stock Porsche 991.1 Turbo S and an E90 335i N54 with upgraded turbochargers courtesy of the Pure Turbos Stage 2 package. As a reminder, the Porsche has a PDK (dual clutch) transmission and makes 550 horsepower. It also weighs just over 3500 pounds. This 335i is said to weigh in the 33XX range meaning some weight loss measures are employed. To give you an idea of what the 991.1 Turbo S can do it runs high 10's in the upper 120's in the 1/4 mile. Now, in the first run the 335i gives the 911 Turbo a beatdown but it looks like the driver was sleeping or in the wrong gear. The second run is much better and basically door to door with the Turbo edging slightly. Good runs. Automatic 335i - Pure Stage 2 turbos, FBO Inlets+outlet, JB4 19psi (map7) and race gas. (3340lbs)
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    08-24-2016, 01:52 PM
    Now this is the kind of stuff that gets the people of BimmerBoost going! A supercharged BMW E63 M6? That's badass in of itself. But a 5.7 liter stroked S85 V10 with 16 psi of boost on top? Well, EZ-Performance Germany has our attention. Here's what they have to say about the build: Yes, they posted a dyno: Next up is 1200+ horsepower on E85 and breaking into the 9's. Speaking from some personal experience, pushing a stroked S85 with big boost will create some issues. It will be interesting to see how they solve them. Oh, and they are already well into the 10's in the 1/4 mile and over 136 miles per hour: Great work and BimmerBoost looks forward to what they do next. It's great to see the S85 V10 getting the aftermarket push it deserves. Edit: This build is a joint venture between EZ-performance + Starke-Performance
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    If you track your car or launch hard on the dragstrip with big power you put tremendous stress on the driveline including the driveshaft. The factory BMW E9X M3 S65 V8 driveshaft is not made out of carbon fiber and if it gives it can certainly be a dangerous situation. Driveshafts giving way on the strip is not a new topic but they can come up through the cabin especially if a driveshaft loop is not installed. Well, with the MFactory carbon fiber driveshaft not only do you get a safety benefit but you get a much stronger piece than the factory driveshaft. Here is the description from MFactory: This is a dry carbon fiber piece with 5500 newton meters of capability. That means 4056 lb-ft or in other words whatever any E9X M3 in the world can throw at it. BimmerBoost.com will putting it to the test. They are currently looking for testers which get a discount from $1499.95 retail which is a very reasonable price for what you get. Just to share personal experience, this driveshaft was ordered for the BimmerBoost project E92 M3 DCT and somehow arrived in two days. The insanely quick shipping speed was mind blowing. Here are photos of the unboxing of the driveshaft: It certainly looks and feels like a stout piece and certainly is well packaged. The real test of course will be on a car and MFactory is still looking for testers. If you want to get in at tester pricing, contact @MFactory on the forum.
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    08-20-2016, 01:42 AM
    This should easily favor the Mustang considering the Camaro SS is stock. It's certainly no slouch in stock form with 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque from the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter LT1 V8 engine. That is more than a stock Coyote 5.0 in the Mustang which offers 435 horses and 400 lb-ft of torque. This Mustang is tuned however. It has aftermarket headers, a full exhaust, an E85 tune from Lund Racing, and it is a 6-speed manual example. The Camaro SS is an automatic example with the 8L90 8-speed box. So what explains the Mustang losing here? Shouldn't it win? Yes, it should, but this is yet another example of a modern automatic offering a large advantage in performance over a manual transmission. The 8L90 8-speed auto in particular is claimed to offer dual clutch transmission level performance (GM says it is superior to a Porsche PDK in shift speed) and it certainly performs well. It's interesting to note that even from a roll the Mustang can not win. The only race the Mustang wins is when the Camaro launch control engages too late and the Mustang gets a head start. It would be nice to see automatic vs. automatic in the future and what the difference would be.
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    08-25-2016, 11:12 AM
    BimmerBoost member @berns of Alex Bernstein photography is a professional photographer who shoots for various car magazines. Recently he did a shoot for Super Street Magazine of this BMW F82 M4 built for IND Distribution's 10th anniversary. It is certainly a very nice example of an M4 with a plethora of upgrades including a roll cage, suspension work, intake, new wheels, tint, a tune, exhaust, new seats, seat belts stitched in BMW M colors, carbon fiber accents, a rear seat delete, carbon fiber wheels, etc. Basically, the car gets the works. Enjoy. Some miscellaneous photos of the build from IND themselves: Latest iteration:
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    08-21-2016, 05:45 PM
    It is difficult to ignore the absolutely insane numbers the Procharger F1X supercharger puts down on the C7 Corvette Z06 LT4 motor. How does 877 horsepower to the wheels on pump, 998 rwhp on E85, and 1100 to the tire on leaded C16 race fuel grab you? Simply incredible power figures: Not to mention the sweet, sweet noise that comes out the exhaust. The car sounds mean at idle let alone at wide open throttle. So what else is done to the car? The following: Procharger F1X C7 Z06 System Vengeance Racing CNC Ported LT4 Cylinder Heads Vengeance Racing Stage III Camshaft Kit ARH 2" Longtube Header System Akrapovic` Titanium Exhaust w/ Carbon Tips AlkyControl Triple Nozzle Methanol Injection Vengeance Racing Custom Spec Fuel System - Flex Fuel Vengeance Racing Recirculating Catch Can Vengeance Racing Custom Valve Covers Take some time and watch the video of the car in action below. The production quality on these promotional videos is getting very damn good.
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    08-22-2016, 01:52 AM
    So let's take a break in your regular BoostAddict programming to watch the following. WTF is going on here you may be saying? Good question. Someone decided to use a crane to create a swing of sorts that is powered by a sport bike. The internet can still surprise you.
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    08-22-2016, 12:50 AM
    This race certainly gives perspective on the performance advantage offered by a dual clutch transmission. Why is that? Because this same automatic E92 335i ran a manual transmission supercharged E90 M3. The result previously was a very close race. This time around with a DCT M3 there is quite an advantage for the M3. This is the same DCT ESS VT2-625 supercharged E90 M3 featured in a video a few days ago going up against a manual ESS VT2-625 supercharged E90 M3. It belongs to BimmerBoost member @dnotorious and it certainly is performing quite well. The N54 looks like it needs a turbo upgrade to top this particular E90 M3. N54 Modifications: AR Design catless downpipes Ams intercooler BMS Dual cone intake VTT Silicone inlets VTT Silicone outlets BMS Oil catch can RB PCV Wavetrac LSD Defivfab Differential lockdown kit M3 subframe bushings M3 front and rear control arms H&R front sway bar Koni Yellow with Swift Springs E90 M3 Modifications: ESS VT2-625
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    08-25-2016, 07:24 AM
    Well, the new turbocharged Ferrari is a lot stronger than the 458 it replaces that much is certain. Last month a video was posted showing a 488 GTB just crush a RUF tuned Porsche 991 Turbo S. Unfortunately, the video angle was a chase view and there was no way to know if the 911 Turbo S was actually a tuned example. These videos below confirm the previous results. The 991.1 Turbo S is the camera car and it features bolt ons including an ECU tune. It doesn't matter. What do you even say? The 488 GTB goes to warp speed pulling away. Tuned 488's are going to be tough to top if the stock cars are performing like this.
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    08-23-2016, 05:42 AM
    Ok S65 4.0 liter V8 torque jokes aside what exactly is going on here and why? It appears that the tow hook in the rear bumper is being used to tie the M3 to another car that is being towed at roughly 180 kph or 111 miles per hour. Why? Who knows. The only explanation is that this is probably in Russia.
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    08-23-2016, 02:42 AM
    The Vortech V3si is a popular supercharger because it's fairly compact, affordable, and it is utilizes a self-contained oiling system. However, although it can make a lot of power as you see here on this E60 M5 it can also be maxed out fairly quickly as well. On 100% E85 and 8 psi of boost the S85 V10 is taking all the V3si can give it. The result is an impressive 703.8 horsepower and 491.7 lb-ft of torque at the wheels but we know the S85 V10 can make much more power with a bigger blower. As a matter of fact, over two years ago a Vortech T-Trim blower put down 774 rear wheel horsepower on an S85 V10 and this has yet to be topped to BimmerBoost's knowledge. Gintani plans on switching this V3si car to a T-Trim but we already know what it will do. Although with 100% E85 maybe topping 800 rwhp will be possible? It's nice to see Gintani finally utilizing ethanol over C16.
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    08-25-2016, 07:40 AM
    When something sounds too good to be true it usually is. Especially when you have nothing more to go on than a post from a Japanese automotive source. The internet is running wild with rumors of a Mazda RX8 successor as Japan's Holiday Auto claims the car is approved for production. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but what is certain is that nobody at Mazda officially confirmed an RX9 and there is nothing more to go on than a google translated page from Japan. If you want to believe it the specs are a curb weight under 1300kg (2866 pounds), 400 horsepower from a turbo rotary engine, and a starting price around $80k. Those sound like great specs but we can imagine up awesome specs too. Come on internet, enough with this. Mazda, if you're reading this, make a new rotary powered car already just to shut everyone up. Source
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    08-23-2016, 04:51 AM
    This looks like something that will be popular in Russia or Dubai. It is no coincidence that Topcar is based in Russia. So what did they do here? They took a Porsche 991 Turbo and added their body pieces which results in a car that looks a bit overdone with too much stuff tacked on. The fender work is pretty clean and the wheels look nice filling out the extended arches well. It's certainly not bad work but it comes off as trying too hard. It almost has a Techart quality to it. No doubt some enthusiasts overseas will pony up for this as they like for their car to scream for attention. More discerning 911 Turbo owners will probably opt to leave their car looking the way it is which is likely far more aerodynamically functional anyway.
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    Yesterday, 11:10 AM
    The F90 generation M5 is going to be very exciting. Why? Because BMW promises to drop weight significantly this time (we'll see about that) despite adding all wheel drive. We will be lucky if they get close to the current generation F10 M5 in weight considering the added mass from xDrive system. They intend to extensively use carbon fiber and CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) for this reason. With over 600 horsepower from a twin turbo V8, a dual clutch transmission, and all wheel drive you can expect the F90 to be a beast in a straight line. The M5 is supposed to be an all around car though and this video shows it hustling around the 'Ring. It looks like the tires are crying 'understeer' out loud at times but it looks fairly rapid and that it is being pushed hard. Maybe the limp mode issues of the past model will be addressed? Maybe it will not be out of place on a track? We'll have to wait and see.
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    08-20-2016, 03:32 AM
    With the B9 generation A4 in full swing the ECU flash tunes for the well known EA888 engine are coming out on the market. We all know the turbocharged and direct injected inline-4 engine responds well to a tune and that is exactly what we see with APR's results. The baseline is 228 horsepower and 249 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels. Keep in mind this is an all wheel drive S-Tronic example meaning relatively high drivetrain losses. The baseline figures are solid for the stock 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque as claimed by Audi. Here is the increase on 91 octane: And now 93 octane: Slightly more torque and power on the higher octane fuel. Is this ECU flash worth the $699.99 asking price? Absolutely. Another way to look at it is that the tune is providing well over 100 lb-ft of torque at the crank. That will definitely be felt and it is basically night and day over stock. Not to mention how nice it is to flash this through the OBD-II port. No need to send the ECU in and you get APR's reliability.
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    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    Just an ECU flash and some meth to run 10's? Yep. This of course is a 4Matic model which explains the nice launch on street tires. The 60 foot is a respectable 1.761 and the torque down low certainly helps get the the heavy 4500+ pound Mercedes E63 off the line. How much torque? 726-730 lb-ft at the wheels. Again, keep in mind this car has nothing more than an ECU flash dyno tune from Precision Tuning and an AEM meth kit spraying 50/50 water-meth. If the owner wants that trap speed to go up he will need some bolt ons and might want to look into some modified turbochargers. Regardless, talk about a mean car to run into at a stoplight. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BJg8QgNg05v/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A video posted by Kevin Baldi (@kevin_doesnt_lift)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-08-25T02:21:02+00:00">Aug 24, 2016 at 7:21pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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    08-24-2016, 03:23 AM
    The other day a race video was posted showing a stock 2016 Camaro SS automatic beating a bolt on modified Mustang GT manual on E85. Well, here we again have a manual transmission Mustang except it's the GT350 model with its far more stout Voodoo V8. We also again have a stock automatic 6th gen Camaro SS. The Camaro LT1 engine is larger by a liter offering 6.2 liters of displacement over the Mustang GT350 but its 455 horsepower is less than the 526 horsepower offered by the GT350. Actually, the Mustang makes more power at the wheels than the Camaro SS does at the crank. So why does the Mustang lose from a stop to the Camaro? Because the Camaro has the fancy and quick shifting 8L90 8-speed automatic transmission. It's much easier to launch the automatic from a stop plus the LT1 offers more torque than the Voodoo V8. You combine the torque advantage and ease of launching the car with the shift speed advantage and you get what you see in the video. From a roll, the GT350 wins. Why? Because it has more horsepower and there is less shifting at higher speeds meaning less opportunities for shift speed to provide an advantage. When spending more time in gear the GT350's power advantage shows plus it is already at a higher rpm point in the powerband when at speed compared to when at a stop. Now if Ford gave the GT350 that new 10-speed automatic they have been working on...
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    08-23-2016, 12:53 AM
    Two all wheel drive German twin turbo beasts here. The Porsche 997.1 generation Turbo model does not feature direct injection or a dual clutch transmission. This particular example does feature upgraded VTG turbochargers and is an automatic model. The RS6 Avant unfortunately is not sold in the USA but they do get it in Australia. Good for them. You should sense no bitterness at all. It is a badass family hauler with the 4.0 TFSI V8, all wheel drive, and 8-speed automatic. The owner says the car ran 11.3 @ 127 off the showroom floor. This is the Performance Pack / Plus edition with 597 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Considering he is running 10.59 now at 131 it sounds like a tune and some other modifications were made since then. What is incredible is that despite carrying an extra 1000+ pounds the RS6 wins the race: It is very close between the two with the 997 Turbo offering the slightly higher trap speed and the RS6 getting off the line slightly better. Now who else wants an RS6 wagon?
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    08-20-2016, 02:11 AM
    Is this really necessary? No, but it will probably sell. That is probably why Porsche is testing the idea out. It is too difficult for manufacturers to ignore producing 'coupe' style SUV's when it costs them very little to create a new model variant. What is the logic in reducing the utility of a sport utility vehicle? Why take a Cayenne and give it less space simply for a sloping roof line that is awkward more than anything? Who knows. As the BMW X6 shows people do not mind giving up space and utility for a different look. Porsche has yet to approve this Cayenne coupe variant for production but clearly they are thinking about it.
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    08-24-2016, 08:51 AM
    The 991.2 generation Carrera and Carrera S tuning scene is starting to get going. PorscheBoost wrote about the Mcchip-DKR 991.2 Carrera S flash tune three months ago. The only issue was that they did not include a graph and considering the German tuner posts dyno graphs for other cars it was stated that they should know better. Well, this time around they included a dyno graph. We are not going to debate whether the results are at the crank or at the wheels but focus on the gains. Their baseline is 365 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. After the Stage 1 ECU flash tune? 429 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque: An increase of 64 horsepower and 66 lb-ft of torque respectively. Solid gains from what is a basic Stage 1 pump gas ECU flash without any supporting modifications. There are gains throughout the curve from 2700 rpm on until redline. The 991.2 Carrera and Carrera S are going to be fun to tune.
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    08-23-2016, 04:40 AM
    The W205 generation Mercedes-AMG C63 certainly does not sound bad. The M177 V8 has a very nice growl to it but Renntech really opens it up with their exhaust upgrades. Renntech offers stainless steel sport mufflers with electronic valves as well as downpipes with integrated 200 cell sport cats. The sport mufflers utilize the factory valve actuators and the system bolts into the factory location without any permanent modification. It is made out of T-304 stainless steel and lighter than the factory system. It retails for $3,880.00. Renntech also offers M177 downpipes which are also made of T-304 stainless steel. Downpipe gains are 10+ horsepower and 10+ lb-ft of torque which of course will vary based on supporting modifications such an ECU tune. The downpipes have integrated 200 cell catalytic converters which is a good thing for those who do not like getting a CEL as well as not polluting the environment unnecessarily. The downpipes retail for $4,480.00. Now, how about the sound quality? Well, take a listen to the stock system, the Renntech sport mufflers, and the Renntech mufflers plus downpipes below. Let's just say the mufflers plus downpipes and keeping the valves opened are the way to go. Just an awesome exhaust tone. In the video we show the comparison between stock exhaust, RENNtech Sport Mufflers, and RENNtech Sport Mufflers combined with the RENNtech Downpipes. We tried to capture the sound differences in multiple scenarios; start-ups behind the car, revving behind the car, fly-bys, and launches with an exterior mounted GoPro. Both, our Sport Mufflers and Downpipes are bolt-on solutions. No cutting or welding is required. All of these RENNtech exhaust products are designed and manufactured at our Stuart, Florida headquarters. Check out the video below and find the product pages here: RENNtech Stainless Steel Sport Muffler W205 - C 63 AMG RENNtech Stainless Steel Downpipes w/200 Cell Sport Catalytic Converters
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    08-24-2016, 04:32 AM
    The W205 generation Mercedes C400 and C450 models equipped with the M276 DELA30 twin turbo V6 engine are getting more love from tuners. Weistec has a bolt on solution for C400 and C450 C-Class owners looking to get more power and sound out of their cars. With 362 horsepower in stock form the C450 is no slouch. The Weistec downpipes will increase power from 5-15+ horsepower depending on supporting modifications. That means the increase in flow will become increasingly apparently as more exhaust gas is moved such as in an ECU tuned example. The downpipes are made out of 304 Stainless Steel. They are a 100% bolt on application and they can be installed in less than an hour. The C400/C450 M276 DELA30 downpipes retail for $799.99: http://weistec.com/all/c/c-400-450/2015-present-w205-m276/exhaust/m276-downpipes-c400-c450.html KEY FEATURES: 100% mandrel bent and TIG welded Constructed of low carbon 304 Stainless Steel CNC machined 304SS turbine flanges Laser cut mounting brackets Fully brushed finish Bolt-on installation 1 hour instal time 5-15hp Gains Improved exhaust note Improved exhaust flow Improved turbo response
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    08-20-2016, 09:34 PM
    Concept cars often are a way for manufacturers to preview upcoming design language without much restriction as the car will not be going into production. Cadillac Executive Vice President Johan de Nysschen basically confirms the Escala concept is the direction Cadillac is heading with its styling. Ok, so get used to what you see here. Is what you see here attractive? The reception in Monterey where Cadillac revealed the concept is quite good. People like it and automotive sites are heaping praise on it. In the opinion of this writer the grille is too much like Audi's large grilles with black mesh and sharp angles. The current Cadillac style looks more natural and more Cadillac. Is it modern? Sure. Is it as elegant, unique, or striking as the Ciel Concept? No: This Escala feels like it is imitating others a bit too much and does not have enough of its own identity. We'll see where this styling language goes in the future. Hopefully the 4.2 liter twin turbo V8 under the hood becomes reality as well.
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    08-23-2016, 05:19 AM
    Over 200 miles hour in the 1/4 mile is difficult to even process. It is supercar humbling speed. ETS raised the Nissan GTR trap speed bar to 207.62 miles per hour and now holds the fastest record. The quickest pass still belongs to Ekanoo Racing and T1 Race Development at 7.207 seconds. Obviously the big guns in the GTR world are all vying for the top spot and to have the quickest and fastest passes. We are likely going to see 6's soon at the rate they are going. Keep in mind ETS went 7.32 earlier this year. When the temps drop and winter rolls around, it's on. If it wasn't for a broken driveshaft, we likely would have seen new quickest and fastest records.
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    08-23-2016, 01:12 AM
    A twin turbocharged Mustang GT350 Voodoo V8? Yes, revving the flat-plane V8 out to 8200 rpm with turbos supplying additional thrust is exactly the kind of thing a BoostAddict dreams about. The question is what kind of power will a twin turbo Voodoo put down? Well, unfortunately, Boost Works only supplies a Mustang GT Coyote dyno on stock internals. They state they have systems that will provide up to 1600 horsepower. Of course this will require custom tuning and a built motor. For now, this is all they show: Nothing wrong with 730 wheel horsepower from a stock internal Mustang GT Coyote on a Mustang dyno no less. Tuning is by Lund Racing. They have four off the shelf packages as detailed below. Now to see one of these kits applied to a GT350... TUNER SYSTEMS 800hp - 1400hp Capable "Tuner System" $7895.00 Comes with the following parts: - Twin Precision Turbo billet wheel 5862 OR 6262 Turbo's - Twin Tial MV-S billet/cast stainless waste-gates - Pair of 304, 16 gauge stainless steel, TIG welded turbo manifold mounts - Pair of 3" factory or performance connect, TIG welded down-pipes - Pair of 1.5" wate-gate dump tubes - Pair of 2.75" inlet tubes with silicone/clamps - Pair of heavy duty inlet filters - Intercooler piping kit, 6061 aluminum, TIG welded and bead rolled - 3 ply HD silicone couplers with HD clamps - 50mm blow off valve - Boost Works/Bell Engineering 1100hp capable intercooler - TIG welded 6061 aluminum intercooler brackets w/stainless hardware - Boost Works Tubular front crash bar - Braided Oil Lines/Fittings - Billet CNC machined low profile turbo drain flanges - HD 100% duty cycle 3.5 GPM scavenge pump - HD waterproof relay with harness and fused power supply - Brass/Viton check valves and restrictors - CNC machined Billet oil cap with -10an fitting for oil scavenge return (NO tapping of engine or pan required!) - Braided oil feed lines, and all required fittings - PCV lines/fittings, with return fitting on inlet pipe of turbo - New exhaust gaskets - All grade 8 and/or stainless steel bolts/nuts/washers included ** UPGRADES ** - Precision Turbo Ball-Bearing CHRA upgrade- ADD $1250.00 - Comp Turbo Triplex/Oil-less ball bearing turbochargers (no engine oil required, subtracts scavenge system/lines)- ADD $750.00 - Stainless tubular manifolds, with 4-1 collectors (replaces factory manifolds/turbo mounts)- ADD $730.00 1600hp Capable "Tuner System" $9370.00 Comes with the following parts: - Twin Precision Turbo billet wheel 6766 Turbo's - Twin Tial MV-S billet/cast stainless waste-gates - Pair of 304L Tubular Turbo Manifolds, with 4-1 collectors - Pair of 3" Performance connect, TIG welded down-pipes - Pair of 1.5" wate-gate dump tubes - Pair of 3" inlet tubes with silicone/clamps - Pair of heavy duty inlet filters - Intercooler piping kit, 6061 aluminum, TIG welded and bead rolled - 3 ply HD silicone couplers with HD clamps - 50mm blow off valve - Boost Works/Bell Engineering 1600hp capable intercooler - TIG welded 6061 aluminum intercooler brackets w/stainless hardware - Boost Works Tubular front crash bar - Braided Oil Lines/Fittings - Billet CNC machined low profile turbo drain flanges - HD 100% duty cycle 3.5 GPM scavenge pump - HD waterproof relay with harness and fused power supply - Brass/Viton check valves and restrictors - CNC machined Billet oil cap with -10an fitting for oil scavenge return (NO tapping of engine or pan required!) - Braided oil feed lines, and all required fittings - PCV lines/fittings, with return fitting on inlet pipe of turbo - New exhaust gaskets - All grade 8 and/or stainless steel bolts/nuts/washers included ** UPGRADES ** - Precision Turbo Ball-Bearing CHRA upgrade- ADD $1250.00 - Comp Turbo Triplex/Oil-less ball bearing turbochargers (no engine oil required, subtracts scavenge system/lines)- ADD $750.00 COMPLETE SYSTEMS 800hp - 1400hp Capable, Complete Kit $8995.00 Comes with the following parts: - nGauge Tuning Device - Custom tune via Boost Works & Lund Racing - Lifetime tuning support with Boost Works as long as you own the vehicle - 57lb Injectors (good for 750whp on 93 octane/Torco) - Kenne Bell 21 volt boost-a-pump - Twin Precision Turbo billet wheel 5862 OR 6262 Turbo's - Twin Tial MV-S billet/cast stainless waste-gates - Pair of 304, 16 gauge stainless steel, TIG welded turbo manifold mounts - Pair of 3" factory or performance connect, TIG welded down-pipes - Pair of 1.5" wate-gate dump tubes - Pair of 2.75" inlet tubes with silicone/clamps - Pair of heavy duty inlet filters - Intercooler piping kit, 6061 aluminum, TIG welded and bead rolled - 3 ply HD silicone couplers with HD clamps - 50mm blow off valve - Boost Works/Bell Engineering 1100hp capable intercooler - TIG welded 6061 aluminum intercooler brackets w/stainless hardware - Boost Works Tubular front crash bar - Braided Oil Lines/Fittings - Billet CNC machined low profile turbo drain flanges - HD 100% duty cycle 3.5 GPM scavenge pump - HD waterproof relay with harness and fused power supply - Brass/Viton check valves and restrictors - CNC machined Billet oil cap with -10an fitting for oil scavenge return (NO tapping of engine or pan required!) - Braided oil feed lines, and all required fittings - PCV lines/fittings, with return fitting on inlet pipe of turbo - New exhaust gaskets - All grade 8 and/or stainless steel bolts/nuts/washers included ** UPGRADES ** - Injector Dynamics ID1000 Injectors (Good for 1000whp)- ADD $495.00 - Injector Dynamics ID1300/ID1700 Injectors (Good for 1000-1400whp)- ADD $1340.00 - Precision Turbo Ball-Bearing CHRA upgrade- ADD $1250.00 - Comp Turbo Triplex/Oil-less ball bearing turbochargers (no engine oil required, subtracts scavenge system/lines)- ADD $750.00 - Stainless tubular manifolds, with 4-1 collectors (replaces factory manifolds/turbo mounts)- ADD $730.00 1600hp Capable, Complete System $10,470.00 Comes with the following parts: - nGauge Tuning Device - Custom tune via Boost Works & Lund Racing - Lifetime tuning support with Boost Works as long as you own the vehicle - 57lb Injectors (good for 750whp on 93 octane/Torco) - Kenne Bell 21 volt boost-a-pump - Twin Precision Turbo billet wheel 6766 Turbo's - Twin Tial MV-S billet/cast stainless waste-gates - Pair of 304L Tubular Turbo Manifolds, with 4-1 collectors - Pair of 3" Performance connect, TIG welded down-pipes - Pair of 1.5" wate-gate dump tubes - Pair of 3" inlet tubes with silicone/clamps - Pair of heavy duty inlet filters - Intercooler piping kit, 6061 aluminum, TIG welded and bead rolled - 3 ply HD silicone couplers with HD clamps - 50mm blow off valve - Boost Works/Bell Engineering 1600hp capable intercooler - TIG welded 6061 aluminum intercooler brackets w/stainless hardware - Boost Works Tubular front crash bar - Braided Oil Lines/Fittings - Billet CNC machined low profile turbo drain flanges - HD 100% duty cycle 3.5 GPM scavenge pump - HD waterproof relay with harness and fused power supply - Brass/Viton check valves and restrictors - CNC machined Billet oil cap with -10an fitting for oil scavenge return (NO tapping of engine or pan required!) - Braided oil feed lines, and all required fittings - PCV lines/fittings, with return fitting on inlet pipe of turbo - New exhaust gaskets - All grade 8 and/or stainless steel bolts/nuts/washers included
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    08-24-2016, 03:42 AM
    Color us a bit skeptical here. Last month PorscheBoost posted an article detailing the IPD (Innovative Pro Design] plenum and Y-pipe for the Porsche 991 Turbo and S models. The gains IPD shows added up to 70 lb-ft of torque at the wheels which is obviously gigantic. Those are huge numbers from just a plenum and Y-pipe. Now, the gains only come in the mid-range of the powerband so it is certainly possible the factory Porsche design is a restriction in that area. We want to see more graphs and especially a graph of the new 991.2 Carrera and Carrera S plenum. IPD states their plenum gains 30 horsepower and 40 lb-ft of torque on the new 911 models. However, there is no dyno either from them or independently to substantiate these claims. If these gains are verified, this is a must have upgrade for the $995 asking price.
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    08-23-2016, 01:33 AM
    How can you not love the Audi 4.0 TFSI V8? Despite offering the least amount of displacement in relation to its competitions (that is about to change with the upcoming M177 4.0 liter V8 powered W213 E63 AMG) it is an extremely strong tuner platform. Just look at these results by APR UK. Now, unfortunately they have a propensity overseas to artificially correct Dynojet numbers so these figures are adjusted slightly. The RS6/RS7 are underrated in stock form so this is not quite reading crank output but it is higher than what you should expect in a default Dynojet software setting. Correction factors and dyno manipulation aside the gains are huge. How about another 230 lb-ft of torque? From 2500 rpm on once the turbochargers spool it is a night and day difference over stock: The area picked up throughout the curve until redline is huge. Peak horsepower also increases by just under 100. Not bad for just bolt on tuning.
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    08-25-2016, 09:40 AM
    Awesome, just awesome numbers here from Boost Works and their BW1200 twin turbocharger system for the C7 Chevrolet Corvette LT1. Horsepower is at 1012 to the wheels and torque is 965 lb-ft at the wheels as measured on a Dynojet. To put this in context check out the stock internal pump gas figures for the Boost Works BW800 system. 640 to the tires is nothing to sneeze at but clearly the BW1200 system makes good on its 1200 horsepower at the crank claim: What are the specs? As follow: C7 BW1200 Twin Turbo System- $12995.00 mail-out / $17995.00 installed and tuned** - (2) 304L TIG welded/back purged 14 gauge stainless turbo headers (Made in America, using aircraft grade 304L stainless, flanges machined on 3 axis CNC, and true 4-1 merge collectors.. NOT formed collectors) - (2) Precision Turbo billet wheel turbochargers (upgraded to billet 67mm compressor and 66mm turbine wheels) - (2) Precision Turbo waste gates - (2) 304L TIG welded 16 gauge stainless downpipes (Made in America, using aircraft grade 304L stainless, flanges machined on 3 axis CNC) - (1) Tial 50mm blow off valve - (1) BW 1200hp TIG welded bar and plate intercooler (Made in America, using Precision cores) upgraded from our standard 800hp cooler - (2) 304L TIG welded 16 gauge waste gate dump tubes (Made in America, using aircraft grade 304L stainless, and Precision 2 bolt stainless flanges) - (6) 6061 Aluminum charge/intercooler pipes (Made in America, using aircraft grade 6061 aluminum, TIG welded, and hand polished) - (4) 6061 Aluminum turbo inlet pipes (Made in America, using aircraft grade 6061 aluminum, TIG welded, and hand polished) - (2) High capacity dry air filters - (9) 3 ply reinforced silicone reducer/couplers - (18) Stainless steel T-bolt clamps - (2) Stamped stainless turbo manifold gaskets - (1) Oil port block-off plate/gasket - (1) Turbo oil return pump(RB-Racing bronze gear pump, rated a 3gpm) - (4) -8an oil return lines with aluminum swivel fittings - (3) -4an oil feed lines with aluminum swivel fittings - (3) Viton coated brass check valves for oiling system (prevents leak down) - (1) 6061 Aluminum anodized oil return fitting (Replaces your oil filler cap, and eliminates any drilling/tapping to return the turbo oil to the engine) - (1) Oil pump wiring harness/relay install kit - (1) 6061 Aluminum oil pump bracket (Made in America, using aircraft grade 6061 aluminum, TIG welded) - (8) 1 heat range colder spark plugs - (1) BW C7 Methanol/water injection kit (comes with programmable control box from 0 to 30psi) - (1) BW C7 catch can system for F/I - (1) 12" MAF harness extension (plug and play) - (1) 6061 aluminum machined coolant block-off plug for engine block - (2) Turbocharger exhaust housing blankets, and retainer springs - (1) Install kit (includes clamps, misc. hoses, zip ties, nuts/bolts/washers) - (1) Installation instruction manual This particular build features their 1200R package: A supplementary fuel system and methanol injection makes this all work with the factory direct fuel injection system. Obviously the LT1 engine is built to handle the boost although we do not have the specs such as the compression ratio. Regardless, this is some serious power. Watch the video below to get an idea of this beast looks like in action:
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    08-21-2016, 05:32 PM
    You might recognize this Mitsubishi Evo from an article last month detailing its 1291 all wheel horsepower dyno pull. Yes, that's right, well over 1300 horsepower from this Evo which is the world's most powerful. The vehicle belongs to AG Motorsports and they hit the strip. These are just shakedown passes on lower boosts for now. You can tell by the 1.805 60 foot that it is not being launched as hard as they can. Still, on the verge of 8's without launching it hard off the line and on lower boost is highly impressive. It's going to be fun to see where it goes from here.
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