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      Published on 01-31-2011 05:14 PM
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      As of right now, the transmission is completed and the cooling system is in the process of being completed. Where we left off was the car being taken to SSP for the build of the cooling system. To make this all make sense we will not skip ahead, instead showing you each step. Here SSP is getting ready to put it together with the new clutch discs. They laid out all the parts and used 3d scanning equipment to record them to aid in the production of the parts. Everything was laid out to make sure the parts were clean and accounted for. Additionally, they were working on prototype viton seals for the transmission. The next update will have details on the cooling system. ...
      Published on 01-30-2011 04:49 PM
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      The 24 hours of Daytona is now over. A very strong showing for Chip Ganassi racing finishing in the 1 and 2 spots overall and winning the DP (Daytona Prototype) class. Chip Ganassi Racing has done very well in this event over the past few years winning in 2006, 2007, 2008, and now in 2011. The motor for the cars was prepared by Dinan who clearly did an amazing job, hats off to Dinan for independent support that beat factory backed outings. We can not stress enough how impressive this is for Dinan in particular. ...
      Published on 01-29-2011 12:14 PM
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      Some of you may remember that Brabham came out with their stroked S65 V8 M3 with a widebody. They have now taken it to the next level by swapping in a stoked 5.8 liter S85 V10. The car still has the same widebody kit but now features different wheels. Power is at about 650 horsepower. Price? Well, the V8 car goes for around $300,000 so this one is not going to be cheaper. Worth it? No way, but cool to see. ...
      Published on 01-29-2011 09:02 AM
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      The Grand-Am 200 in the Continental Tire series which kicks off the Rolex 24 weekend is now complete. Rum Bum Racing's finished 1st in the GS class along with setting the fastest lap. The Ford Mustang Boss 302 by Multimatic Motorsports finished right behind the M3. The next three spots were all BMW M3's with Turner Motorsport finishing in third place and Fall Line occupying 4th and 5th. BimmerBoost will be following the Continental Tires series. Results and explanation of the classes below, click read more. ...
      Published on 01-28-2011 03:06 PM

      This is a great time lapse construction video from Turner Motorsport. The Rolex GT 24 hours are this weekend and to kick off our coverage check out this time lapse construction vid. ...
      Published on 01-27-2011 08:23 PM
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      Horsepower Freaks Stage 2.75 is a recent development. The stage 2.5 as many of you know is a built motor and has seen numbers on methanol and race gas just under the 700 whp mark. Stage 2.75 differs from the 2.5 by offering a different turbo as well as the HPF 4" exhaust that is used on the Stage 3 as well. 754 whp is impressive and we congratulate HPF on a job well done. More power clearly isn't necessary so how about that 10 second slip already? ...
      Published on 01-27-2011 05:50 PM
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      Arkym has released their carbon addon pieces for BMW E92 Msport equipped cars. These pieces are full carbon fiber consisting of a front lip, rear diffuser, and a rear trunk spoiler. Check out the studio photoshoot of the pieces! ...
      Published on 01-27-2011 08:24 AM

      This is an example of how to not drive your E92 M3 on the ring unless 10 minute laps and almost wrecking the car at every opportunity are the goal. I don't know if terrible even cuts it, this is just bad. If camera shaking doesn't get to you go ahead and marvel that this car survived. ...
      Published on 01-26-2011 12:06 PM
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      Two young Turkish designers 3d modeled their vision for a BMW supercar. We are impressed, the design is pretty nice. In many ways we like it more than the Vision Efficient Dynamics design. What we do not like is that it will never come to reality. This is what a proper mid-engine BMW supercar should look like, with a large V8 just like what they put under the hood. ...
      Published on 01-26-2011 04:41 AM
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      The guys are Precision Sport recently did an install of Supersprint downpipes on the BMW X6 M. The pictures of the install show some great details of the motor and turbos. No word on the gains as there was no dyno, the downpipes retail for about $2500. ...
      Published on 01-26-2011 03:31 AM

      This is an absolutely awesome video from Top Gear. It has the Atom V8 take on the Lexus LF-A and Gallardo LP560 Superleggera in a 0-100-0 contest. The cars are no match for the Atom V8 so the BMW S1100RR is used. Enjoy! ...
      Published on 01-24-2011 09:21 PM
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      The guys at Axis of Oversteer weighed a 1M Coupe with a full tank of gas. The result? 3,351 pounds. This is pretty impressive and lighter than an E92 M3 by about 200 pounds. BMW USA lists the curb weight for the 2011 135i at 3373 so the 1M undercuts it slightly. It is nice to see the parts off the M3 did not come with considerable weight gain. ...
      Published on 01-24-2011 06:08 PM

      Here we have a roll on race video between a 2007 Yamaha R1 and a HPF Stage 3 turbo E46 M3. The runs are not honked off so there is not really a definitive start point but both just sort of roll into it for an extended pull on what appears to be an empty road. The two machines are quite evenly matched with what appears to be the M3 inching ahead up top. ...
      Published on 01-23-2011 05:41 AM

      Here are the results from a recent Gintani Supercharger install on a BMW E92 M3. The vehicle already had a Gintani race exhaust installed a few months earlier. It is important to note this setup is running 7 psi on 91 octane only. This is a result that is putting down numbers similar to what early meth setups at around the same boost did on the Gintani Dyno Dynamics. This displays an excellent grasp of S65 tuning as we have not seen 7 psi on the stock motor from anyone else on 91 octane alone. The dynograph below depicts in red the baseline run before the supercharger install vs. the green run displaying Horsepower and Torque with the Gintani supercharger kit installed. Gains of +195.7wHp@8250 rpm and +117.7wTq@7150rpm with just the supercharger + exhaust on 91 pump. ...
      Published on 01-21-2011 09:30 PM

      Here we have a direct comparison between a 335 with the Cobb Tuning Accessport Stage 1 vs. a 335 with a JB3 2.0, Stett CAI, and Stett charge pipe. The JB3 car pulls but it is important to note it is RWD vs. an AWD car so not exactly apples to apples. Also, we assume this was pump fuel. Still, great to see a comparison like this. ...

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