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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-13-2018, 10:33 PM
    Well, the new BMW M5 is the raw muscle champion out of the newest sport sedan crop. It will beat all of it rivals in a drag race and do so rather easily. It certainly helps that BMW has the displacement advantage on everyone except for Cadillac and Jaguar. The thing about Cadillac and Jaguar is that they are not running turbocharged powerplants. The previous generation F10 M5 was heavily sandbagged in output. One can only imagine what the real output of the F90 twin turbo S63B44T4 V8 is. If we were to guess, it's making over 600 horsepower to all four wheels stock. Yes, more power at the wheels than it is rated at the crank. There is no other way to explain it hitting 129 miles per hour of trap speed through the 1/4 mile even if it is a magazine time. The 10.9 elapsed time should be easily replicated on the dragstrip by owners. All wheel + automatic = easy launches. The new M5 is not only the quickest and fastest car in its class it is also the lightest. Well, at 4288 pounds it is the lightest all wheel drive sedan. The Cadillac CTS-V is the overall lightest in the class at 4108 pounds. Congratulations BMW. You built the best 4-door dragster in the world. SpecificationsVEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-/all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan PRICE AS TESTED: $127,295 (base price: $104,595) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 268 cu in, 4395 cc POWER: 600 hp @ 6600 rpm TORQUE: 553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 117.4 in LENGTH: 195.5 in WIDTH: 74.9 in HEIGHT: 58.0 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 102 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 19 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 4288 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 2.8 sec Zero to 100 mph: 6.6 sec Zero to 130 mph: 11.1 sec Zero to 150 mph: 15.9 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.7 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.2 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.4 sec Standing ¼-mile: 10.9 sec @ 129 mph Top speed (governor limited): 163 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 147 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.98 g EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST): Combined/city/highway: 17/15/21 mpg
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    02-13-2018, 09:22 PM
    Wow! Sean Ivey of Ivey Tune was able to get a ton of power out of this Infiniti Q50 VR30DTT. Keep in mind this is the base Q50 3.0T and not the Red Sport version although the turbochargers are basically the same between the two. What make this even more impressive is the car is on pump gas and has bolt on modifications. BoostAddict contacted Ivey Tune and is waiting on the full graph which will be edited in once received:
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    Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    Nice of FVD to finally join the 991.2 3.0 tuning party but they are definitely late and not bringing anything interesting to the table. First of all, when you launch a tune you need to prove the output you are making. FVD does not. No graph, no acceleration figures, nothing. The 0-60 claim they provide is slower than stock test figures. Who writes this stuff for FVD? It's terrible: FVD Software Power Gains: Max. Power - 335 kW (455 HP) @ 6500rpm Max. Torque - 580 Nm (428 lb.-ft.) @ 1900rpm Max. Speed - 305 km/h (189 mph) Max. RPM - 7900 rpm Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62.5 mph)* - 4.0s They also claim to bump the redline to 7900 rpm and state the stock car revs to 7800. It doesn't. It revs to 7500. So what we have are several mistakes, no proof, and consumers just having to take their word for it. FVD's launch makes GIAC's release look stellar in comparison. Even if FVD is hitting their 455 crank horsepower target the PorscheBoost.com project 991.2 hit that number to wheels with Gintani tuning months ago. Way too little, way too late from FVD.
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    02-15-2018, 09:22 AM
    There are still many questions here but apparently this is the new MKV Toyota Supra. This info comes from Japan's Best Car Magazine which says the Supra has a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-6 with 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. That sure sounds like a BMW B58 powerplant as Toyota doesn't have a modern turbo I6 in a street car we are aware of. Only one transmission choice is mentioned which is an automatic. Somehow this doesn't feel like a proper homage to the MKIV Supra.
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    02-13-2018, 10:03 PM
    The Porsche GT3 is among the most revered 911's and for good reason. It offers a race car experience for the road. The GT3 is arguably the closest facsimile to a road going GT3 class ALMS car ever sold. The problem? Porsche is approaching a displacement limit in the flat-6 motor. Due to this rumors abound such as the next generation 992 model becoming turbocharged. First of all, Porsche gets 520 horsepower from 4.0 liters in the 991.2 GT3 RS. That is a lot of power especially in naturally aspirated form from a six-cylinder. If you are into power, isn't that why the 911 Turbo and GT2 models exist? The GT3 should not be judged by horsepower but it is understandable that for it to remain competitive in the current climate more power is welcomed. Turbos are not the answer though. A GT3 with turbos is just, well, a GT2. The answer is eight cylinders. For some reason everyone in the media glossed over Porsche stating the 9A2 engine architecture currently employed in the 718 and 991.2 Carrera models can stretch to eight cylinders and was designed to be modular for this reason. Check it out, in theory this is what we could see: 9A2 Engine Cylinders: 4 Bore x Stroke: 91mm x 76.4mm Displacement: 1987cc Cylinders: 4 Bore x Stroke: 102mm x 76.4mm Displacement: 2497 Cylinders: 6 Bore x Stroke: 91mm x 76.4mm Displacement: 2981cc Cylinders: 8 Bore x Stroke: 91mm x 76.4mm Displacement: 3975cc Cylinders: 8 Bore x Stroke: 102mm x 76.4mm Displacement: 4994cc Up to five liters of displacement is available. Imagine for a moment a flat-8 GT3 with 5.0 liters, 600 horses, and a 9500 rpm redline. You don't need to go turbo. The other option is hybrid assist which Porsche already tested and has utilized in a Motorsport environment. The GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 produced 672 horsepower seven years ago. I'm sure with modern battery technology Porsche can further improve. Whatever route Porsche chooses going turbo is not the answer. The GT3 stands out precisely because it is not turbocharged. Keep it that way.
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    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    This image leaked out from a garage showing what appears to be the undisguised rear end of the upcoming 992 generation Porsche 911. Based on previous covered up spy photos this seems to be the back of the 911 Carrera S. The image was since deleted from the social media account that posted it which means this is likely legitimate. The 992 is shaping up well.
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    02-13-2018, 10:22 AM
    Mercedes-Benz did a press release last month on the off-road capability of the new 2019 G-Class model. What they did not mention is that the G63 would be replacing the venerable M157 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 with a custom M177 unit. The reason custom is brought up is because at 577 horses the M177 in the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is more powerful than any other M177 and matches the output of the dry sump M178 in the AMG GT R. It looks like they gave the M177 the GT R turbos and more aggressive tuning but without the oil system. So, 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque sent through a 9-speed automatic. The torque split is also 40:60 front to rear now. So the interior is updated, the exterior is updated, the transmission is updated, the suspension is updated, the engine is updated, and, well, they basically updated everything. What is there not to like?
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    02-16-2018, 02:51 AM
    What everyone is talking about is the jaw dropping numbers Car and Driver got out of the new F90 generation M5. Hopefully BMW did not send a ringer and owners replicate the numbers but it begs the question, how will the new M8 do? After all, the regurgent 8 Series will share the all wheel drive drivetrain of the F90 M5 and it is positioned as the top model above the M5. That means the same potent 600+ horsepower S63B44T4 twin turbo V8 will be under the hood. The M8 will handle better. The chassis is better suited to cornering as the M8 GTE race car shows. It helps the M8 has a lower center of gravity and is lighter than the M5. The question is, how much lighter? The F13 M6 only shaved roughly 100 pounds off compared to the F10 M5. Not all that much. Nobody expects the M8 to be a lightweight but if BMW could keep 200 pounds off then it would be right in that 40XX pound range. Not good, but certainly not bad. The M8 should be everything the M5 is but in a sleeker, lighter, and better handling package. That will make for a very potent car and really there will not be a rival for it when it hits as Mercedes-AMG does not have an E63 Coupe in the lineup. Bring on the M8 already BMW.
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    02-13-2018, 09:01 PM
    Race Developments in the United Kingdom is known for their cylinder head work. They do various applications including sport bikes, Porsches, and Volkswagen/Audi. Iroz Motorsport is working with them to develop ported cylinder heads for the new 2.5 TFSI motor. How much power will they pick up? Is there a lot to gain in the head? We will see but if past experience is any indication they will also upgrade the valvetrain and rev it out a bit. Iroz used Race Developments headwork to set a record running 9's with their MKVII Golf R. The 2.5 TFSI is going to offer plenty of headroom. Heh, get it?
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    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    You obviously recognize the Audi 8V RS3 sedan with a turbo upgrade as it recently knocked on the doorstep of breaking into the 9's. With a trap speed in the ~140 range it is a really, really fast car. A bolt on Audi RS3 on an E85 tune is no slouch either. This is what the real world difference of 10+ mph of trap speed looks like:
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    02-16-2018, 02:22 AM
    This is sad but let's just all be happy Ford for the first time brought the Focus RS to the United States. The Focus RS is not the outright fastest hatchback in its class but it is the best handling and the driver's choice. What could Ford do to improve it? Well, while the manual-only transmission choice is respected by enthusiasts to truly play ball on a world class level from a performance perspective a dual clutch transmission is needed. Unfortunately, the Americans just do not provide dual clutch transmission options. Regardless, the third generation Focus RS is a spectacular car and it will be missed.
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    02-13-2018, 10:32 AM
    Catless downpipes tend to cause a bit of controversy. Why? Because they are not emissions compliant. If you want more power and sound out of your F80 M3 or F82 M4 while remaining emissions compliant catted downpipes are the way to go. What are the specifications/features? Now available for the 2015+ BMW M3/M4 S55 Engines! High FLO 200 CEL RACE CATs Higher Max Horsepower Power Curve Higher Initial Torque Curve. Torque curve hits faster and higher and longer. Better throttle response and faster turbo spool up times Mandrel Bent 3" piping. Smooth transition to the exhaust system. 100% Stainless Steel Construction 100% TIG welded for better quality welds Precision CNC machined turbocharger V-Band flange Retains factory donut style gasket Mirror polish or brush finish Available with high temperature black thermal coating to reduce underhood temperatures Compatible with the factory or aftermarket exhaust systems Track tested durability Includes all hardware for complete installation Limited Lifetime Warranty There is not a dyno provided with the pipes but as with any downpipes the output gain will change based on how much air is going through them. For example, you will see greater gains with a tune than with just the pipes alone. N54tuning currently has these downpipes on sale: https://www.n54tuning.com/evolution-racewerks-catted-s55-m3/m4-downpipes.html Restrictions in the exhaust system robs horsepower and torque especially on turbocharged cars. Thus, removing as much exhaust flow restrictions will increase horsepower and torque significantly. The factory catalytic converter found in the factory downpipe is a big culprit of this and is a major exhaust flow restriction. The factory catalytic converter is made up of catalyst material formed into "honeycomb" weaves. Exhaust gas must pass through these tiny "honeycomb" weaves on their way to the exhaust system thus causing a major exhaust flow restriction. It also causes turbulence after the catalytic converter which causes the exhaust flow to slow down (which increases restriction). By replacing the factory downpipe/catalytic converter with our Competition Series Catless Downpipe, more power is unleashed! You will feel the difference instantly. Our Competition Series Catless Downpipes is constructed out of 100% 304 grade stainless steel and utilize mandrel bent piping. They are 100% TIG welded by our in house fabricators and built in the USA. The factory turbocharger turbine housing utilizes a 3.5" V-Band flange which we have duplicated and CNC machined cut out of billet 304 stainless steel. Stainless Steel CNC machined O2 sensor and laser cut brackets are TIG welded using stainless steel rods. The O2 sensor is positioned at the factory location. The factory donut flange design is retained. 100% bolt on. Our downpipes are designed to fit perfectly with either the factory exhaust system or your aftermarket exhaust system. There are no compatibility issues whatsoever. The downpipes will come by default with brushed finish.
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    02-15-2018, 09:25 AM
    You may recall that TTFS (Tuning Tech FS) announced they were working on and currently are testing their BMW F87 M2 N55B30T0 dual HPFP upgrade. You may also recall that XDI (Xtreme-Di) is developing various upgraded HPFP pumps. Well, put these two together and you are going to have a very enhanced direct injection system capability. That means if you want to retain direct injection but go for even more power than the standard dual HPFP system will provide with OEM BMW pumps you will be able to opt for XDI upgraded HPFP pumps. How much flow will these provide? What kind of power will they support? What other platforms will be supported? We'll find out soon.
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    02-15-2018, 02:03 AM
    The Huracan Performance is of course the hardcore track oriented version of the Lamborghini Huracan. The car get aerodynamic, suspension, wheel, tire, and brake changes. These changes were enough for the Huracan Performante to set a Nurburgring lap record that was so quick Lamborghini was accused of cheating. The record of course has since fallen but the Huracan Performante remains one of the best track cars on the market. It gets a slight power boost to 630 horsepower but at this point it almost feels as if the Huracan needs some kind of boost. Whether it be from turbochargers, or a supercharger, Audi has pushed the 5.2 liter V10 about as far as it will go in naturally aspirated form. Look at the acceleration figures. MotorTrend gets a 10.4 134.5 out of the car but realistically it traps around ~130 on the strip and not mid 130's as MotorTrend is implying. McLaren is offering much more power in a much lighter package so Lamborghini will have to do something big for the next generation car. Then again, maybe keeping it naturally aspirated and unique will be more appreciated? Either way the Performance is all about the roadcourse which it dominates. Well, it dominates everything except the McLaren 720S: Fastest Production-Car Lap Times at Big Willow 2018 McLaren 720S 81.75 sec 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante (Euro-spec) 82.53 sec 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder 83.54 sec 2017 Ford GT 83.69 sec 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S 84.26 sec 2016 McLaren 675LT 84.29 sec 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Z07, 6M) 85.00 sec 2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 85.17 sec 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce 85.42 sec 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO 85.70 sec 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Z07, 8A) 85.76 sec 2015 McLaren 650S Spyder 85.88 sec Just because the Performante doesn't hold the top spot does not mean it is not the top overall car with the best driving experience. The motor is unique in this day and age and it allows you to use smoother techniques through the turns: The automotive world is a better place with Huracans and R8's in it. 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante BASE PRICE $279,185 PRICE AS TESTED $302,985 VEHICLE LAYOUT Mid-engine, AWD, 2-pass, 2-door coupe ENGINE 5.2L/630-hp/443-lb-ft DOHC 40-valve V-10 TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3,493 lb (43/57%) WHEELBASE 103.2 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 177.4 x 75.8 x 45.9 in 0-60 MPH 2.6 sec QUARTER MILE 10.4 sec @ 134.5 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 93 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.12 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 22.2 sec @ 1.00 g (avg) 0-100-0 MPH 9.4 sec 2.4-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 82.53 sec EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 14/21/16 mpg ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 241/160 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.18 lb/mile
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    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    The Cobb Accessport system just makes it so easy to tune. Many enthusiasts do not even get into a platform if a Cobb AP is not available for it or will wait specifically for the Acceport to come to market. Look at these OTS (off the shelf) pump gas results for a MKVII GTI. Let's start with the baseline: Now the OTS tune on 91 octane: You will notice peak horsepower doesn't increase a huge amount but look at that torque gain of 45 lb-ft at the wheels. On a Mustang dyno, that huge. The numbers improve further on 93 octane pump gas: That's 31 whp over stock and 65 lb-ft of torque over stock. A custom protune will get even more but very nice gains here especially down low in the rev range.
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    02-13-2018, 08:41 PM
    Sport Auto continues to trickle out videos pairing a couple cars from their field in a laptime comparison. This video tackles the Audi R8 V10 Plus and the new Acura NSX which BoostAddict feels is a flop. Sport Auto characterizes the Audi's V10 as 'old school' which ignores its major technical update which is the dual-injection fuel system. The R8 may not have hybrid assist but it also is lighter than the NSX. So what are the times? R8: 59.80 NSX: 1:00.32 All that fancy hybrid crap and it can't top the R8. Bereifung: Audi R8 V10 Plus - Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 Honda NSX - Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R
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    Yesterday, 01:22 PM
    Chevy power for a classic Lincoln Continental? Hey, hard to argue with just how badass this 1965 Lincoln Continental is. It was built by Hard Body Customs in Texas and they call the project, 'El Presidente.' Fitting for obvious reasons but check out the build list: - Whipple supercharged Texas Speed 427 LSX - 4 speed auto 4L80E with manual override “slap shift” - 9” Ford rear end with custom 4 link - Scott’s IFS front suspension - Accuair E-level air ride - Full custom double diamond stitched leather interior, Restomod AC Dakota Digital gauges in custom CNC milled dashes - Audiophile level audio sound system featuring Hertz speakers, JL amps and a Pioneer head unit. - And of course all the custom paint and body work, electrical, hydraulic, engine bay, cerakote exhaust, etc. There is a short video below that you can see by clicking over in the Instagram post. Just superb.
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    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    This is admittedly a cool swap. Why? For one, it isn't another LSX V8 into a BMW chassis. There is something special about sticking with BMW M power. The 400 horsepower S62 V8 comes from the E39 M5. It is not BimmerBoost's favorite M powerplant or V8 of all time for that matter but it certainly would change the character of this car. Not to mention, offer something unique that BMW themselves would not do. If going for power though the iron bloc I6 powerplant can make much more than the S62 V8. That is why some E39 M5 owners ditch their V8 for an S50/S52 I6 and turbocharge it. Still, definitely a cool swap. Now how about doing an S85 V10 and showing BMW's version of a Viper?
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    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    As Sport Auto wraps up their 2018 Best Handling Car challenge they put out another video and this one pits the C7 Corvette Z06 against the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The Z06 is a 7-speed manual transmission example. The AMG GT R of course features a dual clutch transmission. Both are rear wheel drive V8's but with very different approaches. The Mercedes-AMG M178 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 is outmuscled by the Z06's blown 6.2 liter V8. The Z06 is also roughly 150 pounds lighter. So how do they do? It's close. Z06: 58.12 GT R: 58.32 Highly impressive times by both but the Z06 is the quickest out of the car tested thus far. USA vs. USA Germany at the big handling test in L'Anneau Du Rhin. The Corvette Z06 occurs with 659 hp and manual transmission (!) Against the 585-hp Mercedes-AMG GT R. Kompressor V8 against Biturbo V8. It will be a very tight box! Tires: Corvette Z06 on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 ZP. Mercedes-AMG GT R on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 ZP. Lap times: 1. Corvette Z06: 0.58.12 minutes. 2. Mercedes-AMG GT R: 0.58,32 minutes
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