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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-30-2020, 10:03 PM
    Well, the latest round of tuning by Gintani is complete and the Tial Porsche 991.2 hardware suite is maxed out on the PorscheBoost Project 991.2 Carrera. In the process new world records were hit making the car the most powerful 911 Carrera and 991.2 3.0. The new 9A2B6 3.0 record for wheel horsepower is 668.9 and the record for wheel torque is 612.9 lb-ft: Mods: Gintani custom tuning for BoostAddict/PorscheBoost TiAL M660 Turbos TiAL Intercoolers TiAL Inlets TiAL Plenum Fabspeed headers Fabspeed bypass pipes Meth kit More than enough power to give a Porsche 991.2 GT2 RS a run for its money or a tuned 991 Turbo S considering the Carrera is a much lighter package. This was achieved on VP110 race gas. We all wanted to clear 700 wheel horsepower but the turbos were already being pushed hard. Boost was dialed back a bit for a reliable setup that would not push the turbochargers out of their efficiency range. E85 originally was used but as power climbed to the upper 600's the fuel system became taxed on ethanol. We now know the reliable limit is going to be the lower 6XX wheel range on E85. The factory fuel system will support ~700 whp on race gasoline. As for the PDK, the stock clutches are in use. Why? We do have a Dodson upgraded PDK clutch pack ready to go in but TCU tuning allowed us enough clamping pressure to use the factory PDK. That drops the cost considerably and increases reliability for PDK owners who want to duplicate this setup. You will not need to upgrade your transmission hardware to hit this output. You will need quality TCU tuning. What is next? GPS numbers and dragstrip numbers. Hopefully a few more world records to join in short order. Additionally, a Stage 2 turbo setup is being considered and should Tial/Boostaddict agree Gintani will be tasked with tuning it and a port fuel injection system for 100% ethanol will be added. The Dodson PDK would then be employed and we would see how far the stock rods and engine internals can go. At that point, the sky is the limit. Great work so far but we are hardly finished! Thank you to Alex at Gintani whom I gave a hard time regarding the TCU and Jonathan at Aviva as well as the guys at Tial.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-01-2020, 06:11 PM
    After they do their Best Driver's Car competition MotorTrend uses the cars again for a big drag race. It is a good way to generate extra content from the same set of cars and this year we have a nice selection for a 12-way race. Here are the cars in the order Randy Pobst chose them in the Best Driver's Car Competition from least favorite to most favorite: 12. Challenger SRT Hellcat 11. Lamborghini Urus 10. Bentley Continental GT V8 9. Toyota GR Supra 8. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 7. Jaguar XE SV Project 8 6. Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ 5. BMW M850i xDrive Coupe 4. BMW F87 M2 Competition 3. Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang 2. McLaren Senna 1. Porsche 992 Carrera S It's certainly fun entertainment to watch all these cars run at the same time. The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door gets a lead thanks to all wheel drive but is quickly passed. The Senna just charges past everyone. The 1/4 mile result? It should be criminal for them not to list the trap speeds but the Porsche impresses doing the most with its 420 rated horses. Of course the Senna wins. Now, they do a 1/2 mile race as well by staying in it. The Aston Martin DBS seems to come alive at triple digit speeds. It finishes in an impressive second place and the Porsche falls to fourth. Power reigns supreme in the 1/2 mile. The Urus shows what a monster it is as well. An SUV finishing 5th in that crowd? Impressive. Enjoy:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2020, 12:51 PM
    The strongest turbochargers on the S55 platform? That would be the offering from KRATOS. The KRAS55Bi turbos are enough to go well over 1000 horsepower at the wheels providing the motor is built to handle it. This motor is not built. You still can hit some major peak figures on a properly tuned stock internal S55 motor with these turbos. So just how quick is a stock internal example tuned to roughly 750 horsepower? Quick enough to pull this ~900 horsepower Nissan GT-R. The M3 has two major advantages that play in here. One that it is lighter and also that rear wheel drive is more efficient from a roll. M3's are becoming very fast cars. (click refresh if video does not show)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-28-2020, 05:32 PM
    Things are getting out of hand with the S58 platform. We are still on the stock turbochargers and the G80 M3 has yet to hit the streets but the BMW S58 motor is quickly approaching the 7XX range. Folks, this is an SUV making 658 horsepower to all four wheels on the factory turbochargers and engine internals with initial tuning. All hardware here is stock except for the flex-fuel sensor from Fuel-It!. BMS is providing the JB4 tune obviously: Notice the blue graph is the baseline and BMS is making another 150+ awhp on top. The 91 octane numbers (red graph) are hardly small gains either. At this rate the G80 M3 will be on the low 10-second doorstep as soon as it leaves the lot and gets a flex-fuel tune.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2020, 09:42 PM
    Maybe this is real. If so, it certainly aligns quite a bit with the G22 4-Series Concept car. This car is covered and we do not get full shots but we get enough of a sample to see that hideous new BMW oversized vertical grill design. The immediate reaction is to hate it but considering this is not an official shot and could be fake, who knows. One thing we do know is that it does not look appealing.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2020, 11:04 PM
    Man is this M5 moving! The F90 M5 platform is stout and all wheel drive certainly helps put the power down. That is evidenced by the 9-second elapsed time and it is hard to argue against the xDrive all wheel drive system when S63 4.4 TT V8's are putting out so much torque tuned. The M5 is more of a straightline beast these days but how do you argue with these numbers? Yes, GPS numbers but the quickest and fastest recorded by an F90 M5 using GPS thus far. Highly impressive results. Mods: BMS JB4 Back end flash Weistec water-meth injection system E30 GruppeM CAI Remus Exhaust Keller Performance Downpipes
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 09:33 PM
    One of the most frustrating parts of motorsports is being able to watch the race in question in the comfort of your own home. 24 Hour events in particular prove difficult to view due to the length. Well, the Daytona 24 Hours kicks off the IMSA calendar and you can say it is the definitive 24 Hour motorsport event in North America. So, if you, like me, were looking at how to watch it you probably discovered ESPN or FOX Sports is not exactly hosting the race for 24 Hours. Where do you get it? Fortunately, NBC Sports Gold has the race and every IMSA race. What you need is the IMSA ON TRACKPASS: Get that and you can get all of this: $20 for a season of IMSA? Sounds like a bargain. You can watch on your tablet, phone, desktop, or television (with Apple TV, Roku, AndroidTV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xfinity X1, or Xfinity Flex.) Problem solved.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-30-2020, 07:31 PM
    These are three of the world's best super sedans or use the 'four door coupe' nomenclature if you must with the Mercedes. All three are twin turbo V8's with all wheel drive meaning the difference between Audi, BMW, and Mercedes approaches is not what it once was. They are all fast though. We already saw Sport Auto set a blistering laptime with the Mercedes-AMG GT S 4-Door on the Hockenheim GP. For whatever reason, this time around produced a lap half a second slower but it is still the quickest of the three: Hockenheim GP: Lamborghini Huracán Evo: 1.49,0 min BMW M8 Competition: 1.53,1 min Porsche 911 Carrera S (992): 1.53.3 min Mercedes-AMG GT 63S: 1.53.4 min Porsche 718 Cayman GT4: 1.55,0 min BMW M2 CS: 1.55.8 min BMW M5 Competition: 1.54.2 min Audi RS7 Sportback: 1.57.3 min BMW M2 Competition (Semi): 1.57,6 min Audi TT RS Performance: 1.57.7 min Toyota GR Supra: 1.58,8 min BMW Z4 M40i: 1.59,5 min Porsche 718 Boxster T (PDK): 1.58,8 min Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic +: 2.00,7 min The Audi is the slowest of the three and considerably so. The M5 Competition is three seconds quicker (an eternity on the track) yet the AMG GT S is still comfortably ahead. Mercedes-AMG worked some real magic with the AMG GT S 4-Door chassis. Audi: BMW: Mercedes-AMG:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-30-2020, 06:07 PM
    Well this is quite the way to for Santjer Performance Development to make a splash with their name on BimmerBoost. Quadruple digit dynographs certainly get our attention and this E90 335d M57 is making more torque at the wheels than any BMW E9X diesel to date. This even tops the 903 lb-ft of torque at the wheels BPC hit with their E90 335d. They did it with upgraded turbos though: The M57 is on the stock turbos and stock internals. Yes, the M57 rods are beefy but at one point will they give out? Santjer Performance wants to find out. Oh, the car runs 7.0 @ 106 in the 1/8 miles and they're looking for more: You certainly have BimmerBoost's attention...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 05:53 PM
    There is no surprise here in the outcome here. The McLaren 720S trounces the new GT500 showing just how fast it is in stock form. The GT500 is not slow by any means but it needs some tuning before even approaching a 720S. The nice thing is, it only takes bolt on mods for a GT500 to be able to beat a McLaren 720S. Ford provides a very robust platform. We will see what the rematch looks like once the GT500 and presumably the 720S are tuned. For now, it's not even close.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2020, 06:22 PM
    Jaws dropped when last week Santjer Performance posted over 1000 lb-ft of torque at the wheels out of a BMW E90 M57 diesel. A stock internal 3.0 liter inline-6 M57 diesel at that. Not only with a ton of boost but a bunch of nitrous as well which definitely taxes rods at low RPM. Diesels by their very nature put stress on components at low rpm. That is why you see such a beefy factory rod. The M57 factory diesel rod is on the left and the N54 factory rod is on the right. Suddenly, the N54 does not look like a German 2JZ, eh?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-25-2020, 01:23 PM
    Here we are again with Carwow doing puzzling races but due to the hardware involved it is difficult to avoid discussion on it. One thing to keep in mind is the 992 Carrera 4S is featured this time meaning Carwow intentionally used a 992 Carrera S RWD to sensationalize their Tesla Model 3 Performance race. Just keep in mind the goal here is not to be objective but to try to get clicks and you will be fine. As stated, nice hardware here but it is wet out on the tarmac. Which with all the cars being all wheel drive is not the big deal it would be if they intentionally included a RWD to skew the results. The Tesla Model X P100D is the heaviest car by far at 5480 pounds. That is nearly 1000 pounds more than the next heaviest which is the Mercedes-AMG GT S 4-Door 4Matic+. For those wondering, the M8 follows at ~4200 pounds and the Carrera 4S and Audi R8 V10 are roughly a wash. The damp launch pad makes for trouble as cars struggle to put down the power. The AMG in particular has trouble. They try again and the cars get better launches. Results: 1. R8 V10 Performance 10.7 2. M8 Competition 11.0 3. Model X P100D 11.1 4. AMG GT 63 S - 11.2 5. Carrera 4S - 11.4 No trap speeds because, well, it is what it is. The roll race is a disaster because the cars are just cruising at speed in comfort modes and not in gear in sport modes ready to race. What is the point of this? The Tesla takes off and the AMG catches up and passes and so does the R8. It is a shame competent people are not testing these cars.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 05:59 PM
    Race 3 Motorsport is based out of Canada and AudiBoost is not too familiar with them but ran across their work. They do some very cool fabrication and their Audi 2.5 TFSI kit (will fit all MKIII TT-RS models) offers several Garrett turbocharger options. You can choose from a Garrett GTX30, GTX3582, G42, or G30-770. There are several wastegate options including dual Tial units. Starting at $4400 this is an option to consider and the manifold can be purchased separately. Fits Audi TTRS 2014+ or newer RS3 2017+ DAZA engines.. Features 321SS 2mm wall tubular turbo manifold, with cast collector, wastegate priority design for no possibility of boost creep. Accepts Tial or Turbosmart 44mm size. Intercooler with custom end tanks specific for Audi platform of car. 23.5"x12"x4" core, offset fin design. 3" 304ss downpipe with interlocking braided flex bellow, connects to OE mid section exhaust Downpipe includes recirculating dump tube feature. 3.5" option downpipe available. Specific turbo support included to ensure manifold longevity. Kit includes all required oil and water lines specific to Garrett GTX30 and GTX35 turbos. Kit inlcudes engine specific water and oil fittings required to plumb turbo system, TTRS and DAZA are different. System includes specific aluminum intake with filter and silicone couplers. If car has previously installed carbon intake, a carbon tube will be instead supplied to adapt to remaining carbon air box. (IE specific) If kit is purchased with turbo, turbo will be pre-clocked and altered ready for install. Otherwise customer will need to ship Garrett turbo to Race3 for modification and clocking. Hot side large IC pipe included, comes with silicone and clamps Select in the options what wastegate and turbo detail to include.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 08:04 PM
    Spent a few hours this am with Steve on the dyno dialing in some firmware changes for his S58 2020 X4M. Initially on 91 octane then Steve poured in some E85 to get it up to E47. So much tuning potential on these! Can't wait until the S58 finds its way in to the new M3. Typo in the subject. :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-29-2020, 04:30 PM
    This is some regurgitated content which MotorTrend is known to do. Still, it is technically a new video and they do an overlay of a Laguna Seca lap between the new 992 Porsche Carrera S and the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang. A Mustang and Porsche 911 going at it on the track is not far fetched these days. Depending on the Mustang model, it can come out on top. What we have here is the GT350 Mustang with its 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V8. The GT350 is more powerful than the Carrera S but heavier. The Carrera S also features a PDK transmission and most its weight in the back. The two turbos also help torque arrive earlier for the much smaller 3.0 liter flat-6. Laguna Seca is a well known and technical track that rewards skill as well as power. So who wins? The Carrera S by over a second: The 992 Carrera S is also chosen as the better driver's car. It is quite simply one of the best sports cars on the market today.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2020, 12:44 PM
    The strongest turbochargers on the S55 platform? That would be the offering from KRATOS. The KRAS55Bi turbos are enough to go well over 1000 horsepower at the wheels providing the motor is built to handle it. This motor is not built. You still can hit some major peak figures on a properly tuned stock internal S55 motor with these turbos. So just how quick is a stock internal example tuned to roughly 750 horsepower? Quick enough to pull this ~900 horsepower Nissan GT-R. The M3 has two major advantages that play in here. One that it is lighter and also that rear wheel drive is more efficient from a roll. M3's are becoming very fast cars. (click refresh if video does not show)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 07:34 PM
    This is just ridiculous. Great to see more Dynojet results for the new S58 motor. The baseline is at the rear wheels (expect lower AWHP figures) on 91 octane pump fuel. Peak figures of 488 wheel horsepower and 445 lb-ft of wheel torque are not too shabby and the S58 is clearly underrated. Add in a flash tune and splash in some ethanol for an E30 blend and the numbers skyrocket: 612 horsepower and 581 lb-ft of torque tune only this early is insane. BMW clearly wanted to make a statement with the S58 and they left plenty on the table for tuners. What kind of numbers will hybrid turbos produce? 800+? Bring on the G80 M3 already BMW!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-29-2020, 08:42 PM
    The B58 is a stout powerplant and can be made very fast. Pureturbos.EU proves that with their BMW F21 M140i running a Pure Turbos Pure 800 turbocharger upgrade. Just check out the figures they hit in GPS testing 100-200 kph and 60-130 mph. 100-200 kph: 60-130 mph: Very impressive numbers.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-07-2020, 08:13 PM
    Very strong numbers here on this built motor S55. RK Tunes did the tuning work on E85 and Carbahn Autoworks put the motor together. The dynograph comes from the World Motorsports Mustang dynamometer and keep in mind this dyno reads high. Think of these as Dynojet numbers: It would be nice to see the whole graph but what this is focused on is the peak figures. Very strong peak figures mind you of 826 rear wheel horsepower and 744 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. With that much rear wheel torque the widebody kit actually serves a function here in getting wide rubber in back to help put that output to the ground. Mods: Carbahn Autoworks Built Motor Pure Turbos Stage 2 High Flow Fuel-It! Port Injection Kit Maximum PSI Valve Springs Clutchmasters Clutch RK Tunes Front Mount Intakes CSF Radiators Air Cooler and Heat Exchanger 2M Autowerks Widebody
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 02:05 PM
    The numbers you see here are very close to what HGP posted the other day for the C8 Audi RS6 EA825 4.0 V8 twin turbo platform. It seems the German tuners are thus far putting out Stage 1 ECU tunes that mirror each other. 787 metric horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque are nice peak figures: MTM did not include an overlay over stock though or GPS numbers. They posted these figures: Certainly nice numbers but show us how you arrived at them. Only the tuned figure has a dyno supporting the output claim. HGP and MTM are both pricing their tunes at close to 10,000 Euros including tax. That is simply outlandish and anyone who pays that number instead of waiting for a US source is a sucker.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-30-2020, 09:12 PM
    You likely noticed the BMW S58 motor is making monster aftermarket power but thus far only with software changes. Well, Evolution Racewerks produced the first set of S58 catless downpipes which help uncork the exhaust by aiding spool, adding power, and providing an aggressive tone. You can take a look at the downpipes below. Pricing is not set just yet but dynos with the pipes are expected to come soon. For now, enjoy the pictures and the sound clip of the exhaust tone. The S58 sounds much, much better than the S55 and quite aggressive with the catless downpipes.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-28-2020, 05:11 PM
    TTE is finally getting in on the Toyota Supra B58 hybrid market. Their initial offering is a TTE6XX hybrid turbo and as the name implies 600+ crank horsepower is the power target. TTE launched this turbocharger with no graphs supporting their output claims. No doubt it will perform as advertised but we like to see proof on BoostAddict. At a price point of 4675 Euros plus shipping and packaging this does not appear to be a competitive option in the US market. It no doubt is a quality option and one Europeans will look into. Product Highlights: Original Genuine turbocharger as the base part Original Genuine actuator Original Genuine diverter valve TTE Billet Milled compressor 7+7 Blade with Extended Tip TTE High-Flow 9 blade turbine TTE Upgrade Bearings Plug & Play installation 600HP+ capable Proven TheTurboEngineers quality Single parts finely balanced then components assembled and core high-speed VSR balanced Supplied with a balance test result document Made in Germany
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 07:18 PM
    Independent 1/4 mile times are the way to go in order to get an accurate performance assessment. In this case a completely stock new BMW F92 M8 Competition is running the new Ford Shelby GT500 which has its passenger seat removed and a resonator delete. This should be a pretty good matchup on paper with the GT500 having the stronger top end. The M8 obviously benefits from all wheel drive. The weight between the two is close but the GT500 has a dual clutch box sending power to the rear wheels. A red light (the first of three) for the M8 but the GT500 does start to chase it down. Impressively the GT500 is quicker and faster despite the worse 60 foot: They hook better on the second run but the GT500 wins again: The GT500 clearly shows it is the quicker and faster car. That built in line-lock sure is handy.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-22-2020, 12:06 PM
    So how quick is 100-200 kilometers per hour in 7.07 seconds in context? A Ferrari 458 Spider takes 7.4 seconds. A Porsche 991.1 Turbo S takes roughly 7.2 seconds. A Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4 will do it in 6.3 seconds. A 2012 Nissan GT-R needs 7.8 seconds. This is an SUV running C6 Corvette ZR1 times: And we are talking about a 3.5 seconds improvement over stock (which is huge namely for an SUV). This thing is fast for a Stage 1 tune only and GPF (Gasoline Particulate Filter) delete.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2020, 01:11 PM
    Remember the numbers posted on the 991.2 GT3 RS that Gintani developed a twin turbo kit for? Well, those were not final numbers. Also, yes, you will be able to buy this kit and twin turbo your GT3. The owner created this promo video apparently to sell some T-shirts? Well, whatever he is selling the car look awesome and the video is well made. The livery is by someone called Rocketbyz: https://www.instagram.com/rocketbyz/ PorscheBoost is more interested in the performance than looks here but this is a hell of a ride. More details on the twin turbo kit to come.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2020, 09:36 PM
    Maybe this is real. If so, it certainly aligns quite a bit with the G22 4-Series Concept car. This car is covered and we do not get full shots but we get enough of a sample to see that hideous new BMW oversized vertical grill design. The immediate reaction is to hate it but considering this is not an official shot and could be fake, who knows. One thing we do know is that it does not look appealing.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 05:01 PM
    PureBoost is a German tuner many of you are aware of. They work with MHD and suffice it to say their BMW F90 M5 S63TU2 tuning results using the MHD system are impressive. On E30 ethanol they managed to top 800 PS or metric horsepower. This is a MAHA graph. It is a conservative but popular and high quality dynamometer: They showed a peak of 1000+ newton-meters in subsequent runs but we did not get that full graph. 991 Nm translates to 731 lb-ft. Go further with torque and reliability concerns regarding the connecting rods arise. The torque curve is very nice as is the horsepower curve. They mirror the factory curves but with much more meat. Great to see custom tuning results using MHD on the platform and how robust the MHD system is becoming.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-07-2020, 04:11 PM
    Well, this is a nice surprise! The new Ford GT is somewhat forgotten as the performance threshold of modern supercars seemingly caught Ford off-guard. It did not help that Ford hyped the car to no end and made purchasing one a circus with Ford having to 'grant you permission' to have the car. So is Ford taking the GT to a level that crushes the Pista or McLaren 720S? No. The car gets a 13 horse increase to 660 which is nice but really does not do much. There are new pistons involved as well as higher energy ignition coils. You do get a new exterior 'Liquid Carbon' option which essentially is the exposed carbon fiber body with a clear coat. Yes, it's stunning. There is also a new Gulf Racing livery as well which looks great. Anything else? Yes, a price bump to $500k. That is, unless you want the Liquid Carbon option which will mean a bump to $750k. Ouch.
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    01-23-2020, 12:26 PM
    Well this seemed exciting until the end of the headline. Hummer was never about efficiency or electric trucks. The vehicles were supposed to be all-terrain monsters that nothing would stop hence the military influence on the design. Hummer went dead about a decade ago when GM could not find a buyer or make a business case. Considering how popular SUV's are today it is fair to say GM blew it. So is GM bringing the brand back with some exciting off-roader to give the Raptor or Wrangler pause? Nope. Instead GM is appealing to pop culture by advertising the revival during the Super Bowl with celebrities. Maybe they will surprise us with something that fits the Hummer brand image but don't get your hopes up. Source
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