• World Motorsports creating a twin turbo kit for Mercedes 63 AMG Motors (M156/M159) - Prototype SLS AMG Twin Turbo Kit

      This is a rather interesting development in the Mercedes-Benz AMG performance scene. Truth is, World Motorsports is a newer name and one not seen on BenzBoost before. A Mercedes SLS AMG Twin Turbo kit certainly is quite a way to make an entrance. They already seem to have the turbos mounted but hardware is only one part of puzzle. What about the tuning? What about the impact of the torque on the SLS dual clutch transmission? These are just some of the problems posed.

      World Motorsports is located in Torrance, California and Benzboost was invited out to see what they are up to. A very generous offer as most companies won't allow anyone to visit when they are preparing for a show (SEMA) and wrapping up very difficult work. Apparently they are going to try to make it to SEMA in Las Vegas which is less than three weeks away. Not a long window but it would be impressive if they were to make it.

      Plumbing is said to be 80% complete at this point and the car should be hitting the dyno soon. BenzBoost will hopefully be able to provide more info shortly after stopping by the shop. For now, enjoy the development pictures below.













      This article was originally published in forum thread: World Motorsports claiming to build a twin turbo M156/M159 motor? SLS prototype twin turbo kit started by Sticky View original post
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      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
        Craig is the nicest guy in the world something has him twisted
        I'm sure he is....and it seems he's a bit "twisted" cause people here are questioning if this TT setup is the real deal or not. Like I said, I hope it is because I've always said the only FI setup that I would put on an M156 is a TT setup - I like them much more than blowers. But I think Craig has come off all wrong here. Instead of clearing the air, providing more info and engratiating himself to the membership - he's done exactly the opposite. Not sure why since there are plenty of potential customers here.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I don't understand why he is doing what he is doing either.
      1. Dodger63's Avatar
        Dodger63 -
        Time will tell its seems to be the way of the world that everything is secretive i remeber jim and earl keeping everyone in the dark
      1. SSO95's Avatar
        SSO95 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cpais Click here to enlarge
        You guys are really crazy. The car is on display in the Continental Tire booth, they sponsor all of the cars that we build and our race team. The car is part of there display, would you want the hood open? Do any of the cars in their booth have the hood open? They are a tire company, the reason that they are using our car is to display their TIRES.

        We have our own booth in the North Hall of SEMA which is the hall where all the performance parts are displayed. I have been at that booth for the last two days, I haven't seen or talked to anyone from this forum. If you guys are interested in performance parts for your cars I would assume that this is where you would be, if you are interested in 32" wheels and that is the thing that interests you I guess the South Hall is the place for you to spend your SEMA show.

        As for our tuning. All of our partners on our car are CLEARLY displayed at the car in the Continental Booth and their is no hiding what we use in our SLS for tuning. We never had any issues with tuning or building our cars but you guys can all start stirring any rumors up that you like, this forum is especially good for that.

        Sticky had an open invitation to come by our shop any day that he wanted between 9-5 Monday through Friday when he doubted our ability to build this car in his first ever posting about us. Did he ever show up, NO. Maybe it would have been good for him to take a shop tour and see what it is we do but I guess it didn't matter to him. Everyone on this forum would rather just start rumors and come up with their own answers rather than easily find out the real deal.

        I was expecting to finally meet Sticky on the first day at SEMA but maybe he just can't seen to find a booth that is selling performance parts for Mercedes Benz's because I have been in that booth for 2 days now. I mean, why would anyone on a forum named Benzboost.com be interested in a company that has aftermarket Benz parts on display? Maybe its very difficult to actually locate a booth at SEMA, you may actually have to open a SEMA map if you can't figure out how to use the numbers on the floor.

        I can assure you that every other manufacturer of Benz parts has been able to find us and has stopped by and said hello.

        As for our tuning and ECU work, I somehow don't think you guys have a clue about what it is we do. We are trying to get our website working but I have made it live for you guys to see. Our about page is up and we have a video on the page that shows some of the non proprietary things that we do. Why don't you go to it and watch it so you have a small idea about us at least. I am sure you all probably don't need to though because everyone here seems to know us so well.

        Why don't you stop by our booth before the end of the show and introduce yourselves rather than sticking with this same boring rhetoric that this forum is famous for. Do I need to pay you to come see us because I refuse to do that, you have had an open invitation and I still haven't met you. Our website is at
        world-motorsportsdotcom.
        You wan't some bengay for that aching corn hole?
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
        Time will tell its seems to be the way of the world that everything is secretive i remeber jim and earl keeping everyone in the dark
        I still am. I will answer the questions after the car runs...
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
        Time will tell its seems to be the way of the world that everything is secretive i remeber jim and earl keeping everyone in the dark
        .
      1. Dodger63's Avatar
        Dodger63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        I still am. I will answer the questions after the car runs...
        Aftercit runs?? What?
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Just winding you up Click here to enlarge
      1. Dodger63's Avatar
        Dodger63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        Just winding you up Click here to enlarge
        Nah that doesn't happen to me.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        I just found out who is doing the tuning for the TT setup. Not sure why Craig didn't say so earlier...if he had, this thread would have gone a different route. Probably not my place to say anymore.
      1. Dodger63's Avatar
        Dodger63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        I just found out who is doing the tuning for the TT setup. Not sure why Craig didn't say so earlier...if he had, this thread would have gone a different route. Probably not my place to say anymore.
        Why? Would that make any difference
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        So, who's tuning? lol
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
        Why? Would that make any difference

        For me, yes. As I said earlier, strapping turbos or even a blower for that matter onto the M156 is fairly easy. Getting it to work seamlessly with the platforms existing electronics is the hard part - not to mention the torque limitations and other parameters that have to be taken into account. So yeah, that's a big deal and I think if Craig would have just said so it would have put alot of the speculation to rest.
      1. Dodger63's Avatar
        Dodger63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        For me, yes. As I said earlier, strapping turbos or even a blower for that matter onto the M156 is fairly easy. Getting it to work seamlessly with the platforms existing electronics is the hard part - not to mention the torque limitations and other parameters that have to be taken into account. So yeah, that's a big deal and I think if Craig would have just said so it would have put alot of the speculation to rest.
        Well there is pleanty of speculation all around even with the company that is doing the tuning? Anyway its like anything else results speak fot them self so we will see
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        @cpais Well Craig, I think the best thing to do is for you to let me know what day works best for you and I can go down and take look as well as ask you questions regarding this turbo setup. This week I'm busy trying to make that airport shootout but just let me know if you have time next week, whatever day you want.
      1. Dodger63's Avatar
        Dodger63 -
        Pretty sure on the first page he said any day 9-5

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        @cpais Well Craig, I think the best thing to do is for you to let me know what day works best for you and I can go down and take look as well as ask you questions regarding this turbo setup. This week I'm busy trying to make that airport shootout but just let me know if you have time next week, whatever day you want.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
        Pretty sure on the first page he said any day 9-5
        I know but I asked for a day and never got a response.
      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I know but I asked for a day and never got a response.
        Choose a day he hasn't got his period. Click here to enlarge

        Is FASTLANE Andy?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
        Is FASTLANE Andy?
        Not from any info I have although that account does use a cell phone.
      1. Dodger63's Avatar
        Dodger63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
        Choose a day he hasn't got his period. Click here to enlarge

        Is FASTLANE Andy?
        Id say 100%.