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    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    That 9 second F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 platform slip looks to be coming soon. Less than a week ago Maximum PSI set the quickest and fastest S55 platform record with a 10.2 @ 137 pass. That put them on the doorstep of being the first to break into the 9's on the platform. Well, with the latest changes including 100% E85 fuel things certainly look promising. They increased output to 712 rear wheel horsepower and 685 lb-ft of torque. The Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbocharger upgrade is definitely working well. Oh, and look at that meat on the rear! Those Hoosier drag radials no doubt will help achieve a better 60 foot than the 1.720 hit previously on the record 10.278 pass. Get it done Maximum PSI!
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    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    That 9 second F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 platform slip looks to be coming soon. Less than a week ago Maximum PSI set the quickest and fastest S55 platform record with a 10.2 @ 137 pass. That put them on the doorstep of being the first to break into the 9's on the platform. Well, with the latest changes including 100% E85 fuel things certainly look promising. They increased output to 712 rear wheel horsepower and 685 lb-ft of torque. The Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbocharger upgrade is definitely working well. Oh, and look at that meat on the rear! Those Hoosier drag radials no doubt will help achieve a better 60 foot than the 1.720 hit previously on the record 10.278 pass. Get it done Maximum PSI!
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    Today, 03:00 PM
    You know what sells parts faster than anything else? A dynograph with huge peak numbers. People rarely look into anything beyond the superficial and if the graph says a tuner is hitting X amount of horsepower they believe it is X amount of horsepower and quickly open up their wallets. We see it all the time but what 22RPD is doing here takes tuner dishonesty to a whole new level. Some tuners inflate numbers by icing a car down, using higher octane fuel than claimed, or showing a heat soaked baseline to exaggerate gains. These guys aren't that bright. They just photoshopped in their own peak number of 670 horsepower at the wheels and then manually drew in their own horsepower curve. Somehow the thought did not cross their mind that someone can simply add in the rpm ranges on the graph as torque and horsepower cross at 5252 rpm: Horsepower is simply calculated as torque x rpm / 5252. What you see on the graph is 400 lb-ft at redline. That means 400 x 7500 / 5252 = 571.21. Not the 670 they are claiming which it looks like they just changed the 5 to a 6. Would you trust this tuner to tune your ECU when basic math escapes them and they poorly photoshop dyno graphs? What a fail. Thank you to @hobbit382 for the tip.
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    Today, 11:21 AM
    The pit stop in Formula 1 has evolved quite a bit to say the least. Completing a tire change this quickly is hard to even fathom. This is not even the fastest Formula 1 pit stop ever, either. The record is held by Red Bull Racing who managed a 1.923 change. This is what involved: This is essentially a quickly choreographed team dance and beautiful to watch.
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    Today, 02:51 PM
    You know what sells parts faster than anything else? A dynograph with huge peak numbers. People rarely look into anything beyond the superficial and if the graph says a tuner is hitting X amount of horsepower they believe it is X amount of horsepower and quickly open up their wallets. We see it all the time but what 22RPD is doing here takes tuner dishonesty to a whole new level. Some tuners inflate numbers by icing a car down, using higher octane fuel than claimed, or showing a heat soaked baseline to exaggerate gains. These guys aren't that bright. They just photoshopped in their own peak number of 670 horsepower at the wheels and then manually drew in their own horsepower curve. Somehow the thought did not cross their mind that someone can simply add in the rpm ranges on the graph as torque and horsepower cross at 5252 rpm: Horsepower is simply calculated as torque x rpm / 5252. What you see on the graph is 400 lb-ft at redline. That means 400 x 7500 / 5252 = 571.21. Not the 670 they are claiming which it looks like they just changed the 5 to a 6. Would you trust this tuner to tune your ECU when basic math escapes them and they poorly photoshop dyno graphs? What a fail. Thank you to hobbit382 for the tip.
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    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    Simply huge gains from a flash tune only on a 2015 MKVII Volkswagen Golf R. The car in stock form is plenty potent with 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. This works out to 243.3 horsepower at all four wheels as a baseline on the AMR Performance Dyno Dynamics. With the AMR Performance ECU flash tune output rises to 349.4 at the wheels for a gains of 105.1 horsepower. That is simply a monster gain from a small 2.0 liter inline-4 motor. Not to mention this is accomplished on pump gas. Well done AMR and this is a very potent Golf.
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    Today, 11:19 AM
    The pit stop in Formula 1 has evolved quite a bit to say the least. Completing a tire change this quickly is hard to even fathom. This is not even the fastest Formula 1 pit stop ever, either. The record is held by Red Bull Racing who managed a 1.923 change. This is what involved: This is essentially a quickly choreographed team dance and beautiful to watch.
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    Today, 02:06 PM
    In the big hot hatch test posted a few days ago the Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG A45 were included but we did not see a drag race between the two. The British test was done in the wet anyway so the timed numbers were somewhat pointless when truly exploring the capability of these cars. Fortunately, CAR Magazine managed to do a proper drag race between the two cars in the dry. Both have all wheel drive and both have dual clutch transmissions. The A45 AMG has a smaller 2.0 liter M133 four-cylinder motor but with more rated horsepower at 375. The larger Audi 2.5 TFSI inline-5 is rated at 367 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque. You would think the larger motor would have more torque but the Mercedes-AMG is rated at 350 lb-ft. Keep in mind the M133 received a power bump but even before the bump the engine was underrated in its actual output. So which car wins? It's close but despite the RS3 edging slightly off the line the A45 AMG pulls past it decisively. The numbers are very slow in comparison to what is achieved on the 1/4 mile drag strip in the US but the test is done with both cars at the same place at the same time so it is what it is: The A45 AMG is both quicker and faster. Incredible considering it has the smaller 2.0 liter four-cylinder motor. The M133 engine under the hood is truly world class.
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    Today, 12:31 PM
    Porsche's twin turbo 4.8 liter V8 is simply old at this point. You may look at it and say to yourself the 570 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque it provides in the Panamera Turbo S is quite strong. The reality of the situation is that despite what is claimed on paper the Porsche V8 trails its German twin turbo V8 competition. Not only is the output less at the wheels than the Audi 4.0 TFSI V8 and BMW S63TU V8 motors the Porsche design is outdated and inefficient. Mercedes-AMG themselves switched from a big 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 to a smaller and more efficient 4.0 liter top mount turbo M178 V8 design. Porsche is following suit by ditching their old motor for a new smaller top mount design. We do not have the displacement figures but we would guess it also will be around 4.0 liters. This engine is expected to find its way into various other VAG (Volkswagen Auto Group) vehicles including those from Bentley, Audi, and Lamborghini. It may end up being an Audi 4.0 TFSI V8 replacement. Source
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    Today, 01:12 PM
    These may both be twin turbocharged cars with dual clutch transmissions but they are quite different. Even the casual car fan knows the 911 Turbo has the engine in the back and that it is all wheel drive. The Ferrari 488 GTB is a mid-engine car with rear wheel drive. The Ferrari is lighter but it's not a huge difference. We will know the exact figures when independent weights get out (Ferrari behaves like an insecure woman trying to make the world think they are lighter than they really are) but the 488 GTB is probably a couple hundred pounds lighter than the 991.2 Turbo S. Displacement between the two is similar with the Porsche at 3.8 liters and Ferrari at 3.9 liters although with a V8 while the Porsche has a flat-6. It's interesting that AutoExpress says the Porsche feels naturally aspirated and you would not know it is turbocharged. That is a bit hard to believe. The Porsche is praised for its all wheel drive and being very usable. Great. But it is also stated it is not as visceral or involving as the Ferrari which is a big point. The Ferrari is more exciting to drive. Unfortunately, they do not do a performance comparison between the two. This video amounts to a bunch of talking while recording the cars moving about. We will have to wait for a real comparison between the two. This is nothing more than British story time.
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    Today, 02:00 PM
    In the big hot hatch test posted a few days ago the Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG A45 were included but we did not see a drag race between the two. The British test was done in the wet anyway so the timed numbers were somewhat pointless when truly exploring the capability of these cars. Fortunately, CAR Magazine managed to do a proper drag race between the two cars in the dry. Both have all wheel drive and both have dual clutch transmissions. The A45 AMG has a smaller 2.0 liter M133 four-cylinder motor but with more rated horsepower at 375. The larger Audi 2.5 TFSI inline-5 is rated at 367 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque. You would think the larger motor would have more torque but the Mercedes-AMG is rated at 350 lb-ft. Keep in mind the M133 received a power bump but even before the bump the engine was underrated in its actual output. So which car wins? It's close but despite the RS3 edging slightly off the line the A45 AMG pulls past it decisively. The numbers are very slow in comparison to what is achieved on the 1/4 mile drag strip in the US but the test is done with both cars at the same place at the same time so it is what it is: The A45 AMG is both quicker and faster. Incredible considering it has the smaller 2.0 liter four-cylinder motor. The M133 engine under the hood is truly world class.
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    Today, 01:08 PM
    These may both be twin turbocharged cars with dual clutch transmissions but they are quite different. Even the casual car fan knows the 911 Turbo has the engine in the back and that it is all wheel drive. The Ferrari 488 GTB is a mid-engine car with rear wheel drive. The Ferrari is lighter but it's not a huge difference. We will know the exact figures when independent weights get out (Ferrari behaves like an insecure woman trying to make the world think they are lighter than they really are) but the 488 GTB is probably a couple hundred pounds lighter than the 991.2 Turbo S. Displacement between the two is similar with the Porsche at 3.8 liters and Ferrari at 3.9 liters although with a V8 while the Porsche has a flat-6. It's interesting that AutoExpress says the Porsche feels naturally aspirated and you would not know it is turbocharged. That is a bit hard to believe. The Porsche is praised for its all wheel drive and being very usable. Great. But it is also stated it is not as visceral or involving as the Ferrari which is a big point. The Ferrari is more exciting to drive. Unfortunately, they do not do a performance comparison between the two. This video amounts to a bunch of talking while recording the cars moving about. We will have to wait for a real comparison between the two. This is nothing more than British story time.
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