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    • MotorTrend tests the Stasis R8 5.2 liter V10 710 hp supercharger setup - 11.0@127.3

      11.0@127.3 is pretty fast, right? Well, it is, but compared to the stock numbers MotorTrend hit of 11.6@122.1 it really isn't all that impressive. Now magazines aren't really the best at drag racing but we would expect a much bigger performance gain than that, especially with horsepower that is supposed to be in the 700 range. Output is supposed to be boosted by 185 horses and 132 pound-feet of torque with the positive displacement blower.

      7.5 psi of boost is added to the direct injected V10 which is part of the $55,000 Extreme Edition package. We have to ask ourselves, for $55,000 shouldn't this thing be running low 10's instead of low 11's at well into the 130's trap speed wise? Why even bother with this then when twin turbo packages are available for less money offering more horsepower and higher trap speeds? Someone would have to really love positive displacement blowers to go this route.











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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        $55000 for a positive displacement? i expected atleast a Centri.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        $55000 for a positive displacement? i expected atleast a Centri.
        Positive displacement is way more fun and their blowers are usually more expensive, not cheaper. I'd prefer a positive over a centri any day for pure driving pleasure.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        they maybe better at low revs, but that 5.2 has enough throttle response at low rev that you don't need more.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        they maybe better at low revs, but that 5.2 has enough throttle response at low rev that you don't need more.
        It being a higher revving, high strung motor (relatively) torque down low doesn't hurt.
      1. UsualSuspect's Avatar
        UsualSuspect -
        Complete waste of money! Buy a used M3 or new 1M or something. Those gain in HP #s look like a tune and exhaust system was added and that's it. Wow.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by UsualSuspect Click here to enlarge
        Complete waste of money! Buy a used M3 or new 1M or something. Those gain in HP #s look like a tune and exhaust system was added and that's it. Wow.
        It has to be much more powerful, I think MotorTrend just kind of sucked at getting an impressive time.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        is there anything to back the 700hp claim? although with 7.5psi 700hp is achievable.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        is there anything to back the 700hp claim? although with 7.5psi 700hp is achievable.
        No dynos but it adds up with 7.5 psi.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        its probably in the 10's and much faster. i dont think older peopel would feel comfortable driving the car if they said it ran 10's. mph probably low due to wheel spin. either way , $55k? no thanks
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        not to impressed.. dont know why.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Crazy price. The zr1 is faster with less power and way less money.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Crazy price. The zr1 is faster with less power and way less money.
        Yup, I was going to say the same thing. I want to ride a ZR1
      1. folgrz's Avatar
        folgrz -
        That kid drove it like a little girl
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by folgrz Click here to enlarge
        That kid drove it like a little girl
        Looked like one too, and what the hell did I just watch? Click here to enlarge Not only did they manage to make a video about a 700 horsepower R8 boring, they managed to waste 2 minutes with some dip$#@! getting dressed and $#@!ing around.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        Looked like one too, and what the hell did I just watch? Click here to enlarge Not only did they manage to make a video about a 700 horsepower R8 boring, they managed to waste 2 minutes with some dip$#@! getting dressed and $#@!ing around.
        Hahahha, well put. Yes, the vid sucked.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        what the hell was that
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        what the hell was that
        MotorTrend trying to be artsy.
      1. UkuRiSh's Avatar
        UkuRiSh -
        How about the Twin Turbo 1000 WHP !

      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        ^Holy $#@!! Now that's something..........
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by UkuRiSh Click here to enlarge
        How about the Twin Turbo 1000 WHP !

        http://youtu.be/U-1e7gocYi4
        http://www.audiboost.com/content.php...power-at-6-psi