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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-25-2016, 01:32 AM
    How does almost 800 wheel horsepower sound from a 6 speed manual N54 with VTT GC turbos? Pretty nice, right? VTT hit 765 whp at 29.3 psi of boost but of course you can run less boost pressure. 28.5 psi resulted in 740, 25.4 psi in 693, and 22.8 in 655 to the wheels. Complete details below form @Chris@VargasTurboTech Hey guys, We got the white car (6MT) back up and running strong and thought we'd revisit some GC numbers for your viewing pleasure. Car specs: Built Short block Stock head with bad valve guide seals GC turbos BMS DP's Custom Exhaust dual 3" into 4" Shotgun Single Barrel VTT Rear Silicone intake Custom VTT front intake VTT DCI Custom VTT Catch can set up EOS Intake manifold with built in PI Custom LPFP set up 100% E85 for fuel MHD tune by V8bait FLASH ONLY ADE Intercooler AEM AQ1 data logging set up with Dual EGT, Dual BP, Manifold Pressure, FMIC In / out temps 6MT (4th gear logs) Numbers: Now, on to the numbers. Note that we're referencing boost from the AEM logs (screen shots attached) in lieu of MHD reading it in the charge pipe, which isn't accurate. The AEM map sensor is calibrated and tested to be accurate. Datazap of course references the MHD values for those who care. 765 was made on 29.3 psi at redline 740 was made on 28.5 psi at redline 693 was made on 25.4 psi at redline 655 was made on 22.8 psi at redline Dyno Charts 765 whp dyno: 740 whp dyno: All four runs: AEM Screenshots: 765 whp: 740 whp: 693 whp: 655 whp: These numbers speak for themselves, but any comments from competitors or their pawns about these reaching a bottle neck around 650 whp should be recognized as the marketing gibberish that it is. These turbos are veryefficient. 600 wtq at 3500 rpm and no wheel spin on the dyno! Datazap links: 765WHP - 740WHP - 693WHP - 655WHP - MHD Logs: 2016-09-23 09_22_23_VTTGC_IJE0S_N20_RUNFILE_4_765WHP.bin.csv 2016-09-23 08_49_49_VTTGC_IJE0S_N20_RUNFILE_2_740WHP.bin.csv 2016-09-23 09_54_15_VTTGC_IJE0S_N20_RUNFILE_6_693WHP.bin.csv 2016-09-23 09_43_22_VTTGC_IJE0S_N20_RUNFILE_5_655WHP.bin.csv Video:
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    09-27-2016, 09:00 AM
    Now this is a hell of an achievement. To put it into perspective this is power equal to a built motor ESS VT3 supercharger setup except achieved on a stock internal S65 V8 and with far more torque. Quite simply, turbos are far better for the S65 V8 platform than centrifugal blowers. Why? Greater efficiency and less stress. Rather than manually spinning an impeller and increasing stress on the front of the motor the exhaust gasses are doing the work but you already knew turbos were more efficient. In the S65 V8 application you get the benefit of being able to push harder in the power and torque department on the stock internals. 708 wheel horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque at the wheels are stock internal S65 V8 records: No doubt 100% E85 fuel helps here as well. The fuel system is upgraded for this of course. What turbos and how much boost? A pair of GT3076's at 11 psi of boost. These turbos obviously can be pushed much harder but the question would be how much further before the engine let's go? Who wants to find out? Just look at the curve. It's a thing of beauty. Yes, it is purposely tuned to not have a huge torque hit down low (they considered other turbochargers for this application) and offer nice and flat torque delivery once spooled until redline. Just imagine what a built motor curve with double the boost pressure will look like. This is also tuned on the stock DME as well which is truly remarkable and shows considerable skill and experience with the factory ECU. The S65 V8 turbo era is officially here.
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    Yesterday, 06:13 AM
    The N55 motor is coming into its own. After years of hiding in the N54's shadow the BMW N55 3.0 liter I6 turbo motor is earning respect. Just look at what Enzo Performance with their single turbo kit using a Garrett GT3586 turbocharger is getting out of the motor. 632 horsepower and 525 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: Yes, that is with port fuel injection. Keep in mind this is hardly the end of the line as they are achieving these numbers on 25 psi of boost. Further details below. Sorry for the delay. Just gathering all the bits and pieces of the kit we need to get these rolling out. For starters we have been getting a lot calls regarding how our kit compares to other "bolt-on" stock replacement turbochargers. The very simple response is it doesn't, in anyway. 1. For starters our package removes/disables the electronic waste-gate(EWG), factory Diverter Valve and MAF sensor. Our unique ECU Calibration allows for a CEL Free operation, no drive-train malfunctions, no faults with added use of a TiAL wastegate and an optional TiAL BOV. The ECU calibration allows for a MAFless operation that now uses speed density (MAP Sensor). 2. Our Tubular Manifold utilizes a V-Band flange. Making switching turbine housings possible along with changing complete turbo assemblies, GT30,GT35,GT40 etc. Did we mention our manifold is completely designed and fabricated in house. 3. The Garrett 3586 included in our kit comes alive at 25 psi (it can operate upwards up to 40 psi) 4. All oil and coolant lines are custom assembled in house using only the best AN hoses and fittings. We decided to go with AN due to the reliability and flexibility of changing line configuration depending of vehicle model. 5. At low boost (16-18psi) we experienced 560whp, 26psi psi, 632whp. With proper fuel, ignition, clutch, engine upgrades power levels closer to 750-800hp are completely possible. Our kit will include the following. -3586 Ball Bearing Turbocharger -Enzo Performance Tubular Manifold -Custom Coolant and Oil Lines/AN Fittings -Custom downpipe/Wastegate dump and hardware -Enzo Performance Custom ECU Calibration. -TiAL Wastegate and optional BOV -Custom Charge and intake Piping with High Flow Air-filter. -Hallman-Pro Boost Controller with Vacuum fittings and Lines We are limiting our Group Buy purchase price to the first 20 participants. We already have a few names on the list so please email if you are seriously considering our package. Current group buy pricing will begin at $7685. Expect that number to approach closer to $9650 when the group buy is over. For any questions please give us a call 631-920-6699 or email us today. We look forward to pushing the N55 platform, please join us Oct 2nd Sunday BBQ for a more in depth look into our turbo kit. Recommended supporting modifications. -Port injection -Enzo Performance TiAL BOV kit -Upgraded In-tank E85 Fuel Pump -JB4 For logging and Map switching @info@enzoperformance
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    09-27-2016, 07:11 AM
    Another day, another 10 second S55 powered F8X BMW. This one is an F82 M4 with the Xona Rotor S55 turbo upgrade. The S55 engine tuning is a hybrid piggyback and ECU flash setup with a BMS JB4 in conjunction with flash dyno tuning from Precision Tuning. The result is 4 consecutive 10.9 second passes at the ATCO drag strip in New Jersey. Let's go over the modifications: Xona Turbos JB4 Precision Tuning Custom Tune & Flash by @kbaldi29 AEM Meth Kit Dodson Sportsman Clutch Packs DSS 1200 hp axles ER Downpipes ER Chargepipes Maximum PSI Intake Mickey Thompson ET Street S/S 305 35 18s. These modifications result in 648 rwhp and 653 rwtq: Congrats to @NJ-M4 on the consistent 10 second performance but he no doubt is concerned about the S55 crank hub issue. Thus far, he has avoided any problems.
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    09-24-2016, 01:42 AM
    With MotorTrend wrapping up their Best Driver's Car 2016 competition having all the cars together provides for a great opportunity to do a big drag race. They have been doing this every year for the past six years following the competition and who can blame them for the extra content? Obviously, some of these cars are more at home on the roadcourse (*cough* Viper ACR *cough*) than the dragstrip and that should be the focus but this drag race is undeniably fun. While they call this the world's greatest drag race (such creative self-promotion guys) it does not take place on an actual prepped drag strip. They use the tarmac at the defunct El Toro airbase in Irvine, California. This surface does not lend itself well to the rear wheel drive cars and MotorTrend doesn't seem capable of putting on the world's best roll on race to get both perspectives. Ok, ok, enough nitpicking but it is important to highlight the conditions in a drag race. They throw in a Charger Hellcat and cut the Aston Martin (lame) for good measure and we're off. No surprise that on the dusty old runway the all wheel drive vehicles lead of the line. Now, as this is not done a dragstrip do not take these 1/4 mile times as representative of what you can hit on the strip. They are timing the cars electronically and the times are inflated due to this. We have yet to see a stock Huracan or R8 V10 Plus top 130 in the 1/4 mile on the dragstrip. Now, due to the traction issues let's list the cars in order of trap speed to truly get an idea of who is the fastest in a straight line: McLaren 570S - 132.0 Audi R8 V10+ - 130.3 AMG GT-S - 126.7 Viper ACR - 124.7 Acura NSX - 123.6 Nissan GT-R - 123.4 Jag F-type SVR - 122.7 Porsche 911S - 120.5 Shelby GT350R - 118.9 BMW M4 GTS - 118.8 Camaro 1LE - 114.2 The 570S is the real straight line champ and if you actually properly launch it you will watch it destroy an R8 V10 Plus in a drag race.
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    09-23-2016, 06:42 AM
    There are turbo upgrade options out there in the AMG 5.5 liter V8 world. Most of you know about them and they are solid options but there is no true value option. Well, Pure Turbos decided to enter the M157 market with an upgrade for the OEM turbo housings. What is the pricing? How much power? These details are not available yet but will be soon: The main thing to take away here is that more competition is a good thing and Pure Turbos will likely offer the best turbo upgrade value in the segment.
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    09-24-2016, 04:55 PM
    We all know the Tesla Model S P100D is quick off the line. GPS test numbers showed 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and 0-100 in 6.5. The 1/4 mile trap speed on the VBOX used for the GPS numbers showed 124.5 GPS trap speed timing often inflates trap speeds versus real world drag strip numbers. That is the case here. The Tesla is still fast but on an actual strip runs 10.825 @ 122.93. The Huracan manages 10.843 @ 127.23. The two cars and very close and it really comes down to reaction time for the win. The Tesla is hard to beat right off the line but you can see just how much harder the Huracan is pulling past the 1/8 mile. From a roll, the Tesla has no chance. Certainly impressive performance from the P100D but it is a bit of a one trick pony.
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    09-23-2016, 05:11 AM
    That is according to MotorTrend of course. After the testing of the lap times at Laguna Seca and the subjective impressions were factored in McLaren's 570S came out on top. The BMW F82 M4 GTS on the other hand finished second to last and we can officially call the car a failure at this point. If you want to check out the laptimes and videos click here. The subjective impressions rank the cars as follows: 1st - McLaren 570S 2nd - Shelby GT350R 3rd - Porsche 911S 4th - Camaro 1LE 5th - Viper ACR 6th - AMG GT-S 7th - Audi R8 V10+ 8th - Acura NSX 9th - Jag F-type SVR 10th - Nissan GT-R 11th - BMW M4 GTS 12th - AM V12 Vantage S The Nissan GT-R in 10th place is about right considering it is a soulless robot that best excels at going from a dig with power upgrades. That's really where it has made its name and please do not act like it is a great driver's car or track weapon. It's a heavy soulless robot with little driver involvement. The McLaren 570S on the other hand is a lithe and technologically advanced driver's tool. It's also light at 3188 pounds and incredibly fast in a straight line. It's hard to beat but it also costs over $200k as tested. Yikes. 2016 McLaren 570S BASE PRICE $187,400 PRICE AS TESTED $219,770 VEHICLE LAYOUT Mid-engine, RWD, 2-pass, 2-door coupe ENGINE 3.8L/562-hp/443-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto. CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3,188 lb (42/58%) WHEELBASE 105.1 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 178.3 x 75.4 x 47.3 in 0-60 MPH 2.8 sec QUARTER MILE 10.7 sec @ 132.0 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 97 ft 0-100-0 MPH 10.1 sec LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.04 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 23.0 sec @ 0.93 g (avg) 2.2-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 94.58 sec EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 16/23/19 mpg ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 211/147 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.05 lb/mile POWER @ RPM 562 hp @ 7,500 rpm TORQUE @ RPM 443 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm SUSPENSION F;R Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; control arms, multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar BRAKES, F;R 15.5-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc; 15.0-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc, ABS Ferrari and Lamborghini wouldn't even play which makes us respect McLaren all that much more. Ferrari is simply a bitch when it comes to these comparisons. Unless they can control all the variables they won't participate. They are not run by enthusiasts and frankly do not deserve the business of enthusiasts. Posers on the other hand should continue to line up and bend over just to get f@#ked by dealers offering them the illusion that the artificially over inflated price they paid for their prancing horse is worth it. The overrated Italians are scared of the Viper ACR. They should be, it owned everyone. Ferrari even tries to hold it back. What a bunch of insecure Italian douchebags. Does the ACR really deserve to be 5th? Allow me to translate that for you: The Viper is loud and scary. It's the best driver's tool but we're a bunch of old men that have gone soft. We readily admit it's the best at doing what this competition is about, driving, but it's just too much car and too involving. Seriously, grow a pair MotorTrend. Reward Dodge for making a car that scared Ferrari and Lamborghini into staying home under the bed peeking out from time to time to make sure there isn't an ACR driving by. What about the F82 M4 GTS? Everyone should be sick and tired of hearing about this $134k failure from BMW. Just shut up about it already. It's hot garbage. The M in M4 GTS stands for Mistake not Motorsport. If that's the best BMW M can do for $134k when producing a dedicated high performance track car you might as well just shut the whole thing down and send everyone to work at 'i' instead. 'i' don't care anymore and neither should you. Let's to get real performance cars now and the one that should have won. The Shelby GT350R. Is it a higher performance driver's car than the McLaren 570S? No. Is it a better driver's car? Arguably, yes. When you factor in the amazing (and unique) powerplant along with the sticker price you scratch your head wondering how Ford pulled this car off. It's manual only. No dual clutch and no nonsense. Only real driver's should apply. Shouldn't that bump it up in a driver's car competition? How about that it beats up on more expensive cars? How about that it is the first production car with carbon fiber wheels? How about that the Americans are delivering engines that even Ferrari states are no longer economically feasible? Sure, it's not perfect but when you factor in the entire package the Shelby GT350R truly deserves the victory over something like the McLaren 570S that is purchased by spoiled brats. The fact it is American and the Americans are producing the best performance cars for the money today is just icing on the cake. The GT350R may not be MotorTrend's winner, but it's ours. 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R BASE PRICE $63,495 PRICE AS TESTED $66,990 VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD, 2-pass, 2-door coupe ENGINE 5.2L/526-hp/429-lb-ft DOHC 32-valve V-8 TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3,711 lb (54/46%) WHEELBASE 107.1 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 189.7 x 75.9 x 53.6 in 0-60 MPH 4.0 sec QUARTER MILE 12.2 sec @ 118.9 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 101 ft 0-100-0 MPH 12.5 sec LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.08 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 23.3 sec @ 0.87 g (avg) 2.2-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 96.11 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 POWER @ RPM 526 hp @ 7,500 rpm TORQUE @ RPM 429 lb-ft @ 4,750 rpm SUSPENSION F;R Struts, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar BRAKES, F;R 15.5-in vented, drilled disc; 15.0-in vented, drilled disc, ABS
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    09-27-2016, 03:41 AM
    There are a handful of Australian BenzBoost members with very powerful W204 C63 AMG's. Part of this is due to Weistec's strong Australian presence as the 3.0 liter twin screw Weistec superchargers are powering the fastest C63's in the world some of which are Australian. Well, you can add yet another Australian C63 to the list of most powerful C63's as BenzBoost member @RNS-11Z is gunning for over 1000 horsepower. How does he intend to get there? With all of this: Weistec Stage 3 Weistec Gearbox Modified valve body New standard convertor Weistec ice trunk Forged Pistons and Rods CnC ported heads Wave track LSD Autowerks Tune Upgrade fuel system 20psi pulley and tune He wants a low 9 second car: BenzBoost will be following his progress and as soon as the build is completed we will post results. Good luck @RNS-11Z, we're all pulling for you!
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    09-25-2016, 07:11 AM
    You have to respect how Underground Racing does not give up an inch to anyone. If a record falls, they quickly take it back. Heffner has been learning this the hard way for years and recently ETS got a taste of UGR's relentless record pursuit topping their standing 1/2 mile world record set earlier by their GTR this month. The record previously was 244.83 miles per hour and now is 247.25 miles per hour. The next milestone will be topping 250 in the 1/2 mile it looks like but these cars are getting so absurdly fast how much further can things go?
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    Yesterday, 01:23 AM
    The new 991.2 models are already generating a lot of tuner attention. AMS just threw their hat in the ring announcing an Alpha Performance turbo upgrade for the 2017 on Porsche 991.2 Carrera and Carrera S models. The twin turbo upgrade is expected to be a bolt in affair and use Garret GTX based turbochargers. They also plan to tackle the intake, exhaust, and intercooler pieces: It is certainly good news but Cobb is way ahead of AMS in the 991.2 tuning department at the moment. Perhaps AMS will rely on Cobb for tuning. We'll see what happens as this is all very early but the aftermarket is shaping up very well early on for the 991.2 Carrera and Carrera S. Oh, the B4 four-cylinder in the 718 models should also end up getting attention from AMS along with the Macan S and Turbo.
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    09-27-2016, 02:12 AM
    The acceleration of the all wheel drive Tesla Model S models is hyped to holy hell. Namely the P90D and the new P100D. Don't get us wrong the Tesla Model S P90D and P100D models are very quick but the cars are not unbeatable and still have a long way to go. Why? Well, several reasons. To extract maximum performance you basically need a full charge and a primed battery. If you have been driving around all day and are heading home to charge the car it will not perform in the same manner as if you just finished charging it and are ready for some Ludicrous mode runs. Also, the P90D is a thousand pounds heavier than the Nissan GTR which itself is not a lightweight. It is a torque monster off the line but performance drops off hard past 100 miles per hour. A stock Nissan GTR is enough to beat a Model S P90D. Top Gear proves that in their video which they are not letting anyone embed so go here to see it:
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    09-23-2016, 05:57 AM
    12.0 in the 1/4 mile? Yep, from a Cobb tuned Porsche Macan Turbo. It sure looks like the massive torque gains Cobb displayed are the real deal. Not that there was ever any doubt but it is great to see track times supporting gains on a dyno graph. The results in the slip are on a Cobb 100 octane OTS race gas file. The race gas tune certainly makes a difference over 93 octane and especially 91 octane pump fuel. There are three passes here and you can see the consistency. Three 12.0X passes and three 111.XX trap speeds. The SUV is launching very well with 1.64X short times. With additional bolt on modifications or just cooler weather this is an easy 11 second SUV. Car: 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo, 6,6xx miles, Cobb tune 100 octane file, BMC filters with lids on, full weight including spare and tools with about 1/4 tank of Sunoco GT260 100 pump gas. Options that may matter: Chrono, PTV, SE AS, 20 inch spyder wheels with a/s tires. 39R 36F. Traction control off Conditions: 70F, 30.21BP, 63%RH, track sits at 1,230 feet so overall DA was 2,105
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    09-25-2016, 01:03 AM
    Almost $200k for a Nissan GTR? No thanks. If you are someone who just has to have the Nismo version it will cost you $25k more than it did last year. Why is a platform a year older priced $25k higher than where it was previously which already was exorbitant? Because Nissan says so. You get some minor changes including a new grille, an improved interior, and a larger touchscreen. Power and torque remain the same at 600 and 481 lb-ft respectively. Nissan apparently is bridging the pricing gap between the GTR Nismo and the Porsche 911 Turbo S but the GTR was respected for value and the GTR does not lend itself to price hikes at the end of its lifespan. If you are considering this car do yourself a favor and buy a used GTR or just a standard 2017 GTR, tune it, and laugh at anyone dumb enough to waste an extra $100k+ on Nissan's aging robot.
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    09-27-2016, 08:06 AM
    If you're skeptical about Evotech it is understandable as they make some rather grandiose claims. Those claims are often not backed up by independent results. That is not to say their 488 GTB dyno tune results are not accurate but we want to see them backed up. 50 whp is well within reason but it is interesting to note that the gains on this tune do not come with big increases in the midrange of the torque curve. Powerhaus Performance showed a large increase in torque from 4500 rpm until redline with a gain of 74 whp. That was on a Mustang dyno where they got a baseline of 528 horsepower to the wheels. Evotech shows a baseline just over 400 wheel horsepower on the Dyno Dynamics: The far more conservative dyno would explain the far more conservative gains. Fabspeed's 488 GTB baseline on a Dynojet and their ECU tune results are more inline with the Powerhaus Performance numbers. Evotech is no doubt gaining power but they could really do themselves a favor by showing the gains on a Dynojet. Not to mention hitting the trip or having customers independently show results.
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    09-27-2016, 05:02 AM
    If you wanted a 2016 B9 Audi A4 with a manual transmission you were out of luck. However, for some reason Audi is giving manual transmission enthusiasts a ray of hope. For 2017 you can get the Audi A4 Quattro with a manual transmission. This is a new 6-speed box according to Audi with a smaller clutch and magnesium pieces. This results in a lighter transmission. You can get a sport package as well which is available exclusively with the manual A4 Quattro. It provides 18 inch wheels, S-Line leather/Alcantara, a flat bottom steering wheel, brushed aluminum pieces, sport suspension, and Audi dynamic steering. This is nice to see from Audi but it would also be nice to see manual S and RS models again. At this point we should probably all just be happy there is any manual available at all. 2017 Audi A4 will be the only six-speed manual transmission with standard all-wheel drive in the luxury sedan segment September 21, 2016 | HERNDON, Virginia The A4’s redesigned six-speed manual transmission features an extensive use of magnesium and a smaller clutch, giving the A4 an improved power-to-weight ratio The Sport plus package includes S line interior, dynamic steering, sport adaptive suspension, and 18” wheels with summer tires for maximum performance from an A4 The 2017 A4 with manual transmission sprints from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, a 0.7 second improvement over the previous generation The 2017 Audi A4 with available six-speed manual transmission and quattro® with ultra® technology, and exclusive Sport plus package offers the design and performance of an S model in an entry level variant. No other luxury manufacturer in the A4’s competitive segment offers a manual transmission sedan with all-wheel drive capability. The greater performance enabled by the newly-redesigned, six-speed manual transmission is due primarily to its spur-gear stage which replaces the shaft to the front-axle differential used on the previous models. The 2017 A4 with six-speed manual sprints from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds, an improvement of 0.7 seconds over the previous generation. Extensive use of magnesium, combined with open gearwheels, hollow shafts and a smaller clutch, reduce the weight of the transmission by 35.3 pounds compared to its predecessor, and further serve to enhance performance by giving the A4 an improved power-to-weight ratio. Exclusively available on the A4 quattro manual is a Sport plus package featuring flow formed cast aluminum 18” 5-double-spoke-star design wheels, available Daytona Gray exterior paint, S line leather/Alcantara® interior with sport seats, stainless steel pedal caps, flat-bottom steering wheel and brushed aluminum decorative inlays. Also included is Audi dynamic steering and sport adaptive suspension (-23mm ride height), both of which were previously reserved only for S4 models. The new six-speed manual transmission complements the performance produced by the A4’s 2.0 TFSI® engine which generates 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. A significant weight savings was achieved across the A4 model-line through the lightweight construction. The front five-link suspension continues to allow for greater steering precision and excellent handling through optimized steering-rack placement direct at wheel centers. The A4 with manual transmission also features a new quattro all-wheel drive system with ultra technology that is optimized for fully-variable torque distribution and efficiency. The new drivetrain utilizes an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch at the rear end of the transmission along with an integrated decoupler in the rear axle differential and weighs 8.8 pounds less than the previous quattro system. This quattro system with ultra technology allows for intelligent, proactive control of the all-wheel drive system to predictively modify the torque application as the driving situation or road conditions require. For customers who do not prefer the traditional manual-shifting driving experience, the 2017 A4 is also available with a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission with front-wheel drive or available quattro® all-wheel drive. Pricing Detail: Model year 2017 A4 Manual starting manufacturer suggested retail prices; on sale fall 2016. MODEL PREMIUM PREMIUM PLUS PRESTIGE A4 quattro manual $39,400 $43,200 48,000 Prices above exclude destination charge ($950), taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. For more information, please visit Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. 2017 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition. Audi of America, Inc. defines the competitive segment as all-wheel drive, 4-cylinder vehicles including 2017 Audi A4, BMW 320i, Acura TLX, BMW 330i, Mercedes-Benz C300, Jaguar XE 25t Volvo S60 T5; 2016 Lexus IS200t models.
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    Yesterday, 03:44 AM
    The Focus RS aftermarket is just getting going but the results are very promising early on. 11's on the factory Ecoboost turbocharger? Yep, no problem. How about over 117 miles per hour of trap speed as well? This is all done with your basic bolt on modifications. This 2016 Focus RS has an E30 protune through the Cobb Accessport, ETS intercooler, and upgraded charge pipes. Nothing crazy at all just standard modifications. The result is consistent 11.8X elapsed times with trap speeds just over 117 miles per hour. It will be interesting to see how much further the stock turbocharger can be pushed.
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    09-25-2016, 12:52 AM
    Awesome numbers here from a built motor MKVI Volkswagen Golf R. GoodSpeed performance did the engine build which includes CP Pistons and Carillo rods. They threw an APR Stage III turbo kit with the Garrett GTX2867R turbocharger on top. The result is 517 horsepower on a MAHA dyno which is a popular dyno in Europe. Mod list: Built engine by GoodSpeed Performance APR Stage III GTX2867R Milltek catback CP Pistons Carrillo Rods APR intake APR intercooler APR fueling upgrade South Bend Clutch It would be nice to know the fuel this was done on but if you want a 500+ horsepower Golf R the APR Stage III kit will help get you there.
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    09-25-2016, 05:02 AM
    This is a nice little chart that shows the capability of forged rods versus the factory pieces in the Volkswagen MKVI GTI 2.0 TSI engine. It's always nice to see upgraded forged pieces compared to their factory counterparts and the rods are a known weak point for the 2.0 TSI. Just look at how much beefier the IE rod is. What does it get you? Capability to rev higher as well as support more torque and horsepower: While the factory rods are a ticking time bomb over 400 lb-ft of torque the IE rods will handle 800+ lb-ft. You can also rev higher of course and the associated hardware is upgraded as well. It would have been nice if they listed the weights but you will often times find aftermarket forged pieces to weight the same or even be lighter than factory internals despite offering far more capability.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-23-2016, 07:46 AM
    What is this? Basically, an updated Ferrari FF. They ditched the V12 and all wheel drive here creating a rear wheel drive hatchback powered by Ferrari's F154 twin turbo V8. It is not the California T's 3.8 engine but it shares 3.9 liters of displacement with the Ferrari 488 GTB. The FF's engine is a naturally aspirated V12. Ferrari still offers all wheel drive with a naturally aspirated V12 in the GTC4Lusso (with compression bumped to 13.5:1). The GTC4Lusso T has 78 horsepower less at 602 but more torque with 560 lb-ft which is 46 lb-ft more than the V12. Honestly, the turbo V8 makes more sense with all wheel drive thanks to the torque benefit than the naturally aspirated V12 but someone at Ferrari must know better. It is a good looking hatchback and a four-seat Ferrari is undeniably cool but why get rid of the all wheel drive for the V8? Lighter is great but it should be the V12 with the lighter rear wheel drive layout and the V8 turbo with all wheel drive to help put down the torque. Imagine throwing a tune on top. Definitely a cool car and something different from Ferrari.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-27-2016, 06:31 AM
    This is a network of websites dedicated to automotive performance so politics are not why people come here. However, this is an election year and one of the most polarizing elections in history. Everyone seems to be taking sides and Honda decided to side with Hillary Clinton. Why is a Japanese company showing support for a certain American presidential candidate? Well, probably because Trump wants to increase taxes on imports (which would make Japanese cars more expensive) and Honda doesn't like that. Let's take this time to remind everyone that the Japanese support their own and do not buy American cars in any significant numbers. They go out of their way to avoid them. While they no longer have the insane tariffs they once did the process is convoluted to get a foothold in the market. For example, American companies face tough inspections. They make it as difficult as possible for non-Japanese car companies to succeed. Let's take this time to also remind everyone that the EPA and CARB and already pushing performance cars in a certain direction and that it is only a matter of time before performance cars are gone entirely. One candidate intends to expedite this process. Politics definitely come into play in the current state of the automotive world. It doesn't really matter which candidate wins the presidency as performance cars will eventually be phased out no matter what happens but just remember that Japanese companies make a lot of money on Americans. It's a bit hypocritical to see them against tariffs when they do not buy American cars yet expect (need) us to buy their cars.
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  • Aces's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    Torque spikes then flattens out pretty quick. Being limited to conserve trans?
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  • Aces's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 AM
    You have to keep in mind the N54 kits were once this price. Also its not just supply and demand but R&D cost for the kit. Being the first they have and will be the company to put the most into R&D.
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    Exactly. And then then you have built motor problems. No thanks lol. I'll wait another 10 years and see what they come up with.
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