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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 10:52 PM
    You will find that after a certain point the majority of high power N54 builds utilize supplemental injection. In the early days it was methanol and these days a port fuel injection system is more common. Either way, it is easy to max out the factory direct injection fuel system at higher power levels especially if running E85. The details from VPG on their 654 whp run using the direct injection system are below: Hey everyone! Extremely excited to post a little more data on what we're doing over at Vargas Performance Group. We're testing a prototype hpfp system, and simultaneously testing control over it. Our testing started with normal E85, then Tony switched to E98 to really put the fueling system through its paces. Disclaimers/Info: -"proof of concept" prototype hpfp system -prototype is called "the prototype" because it's not ready for production, meaning we have significant work to do in order to turn this into a product ready to sell, if ever -indicates that DI only 600+ whp is possible on stock injectors -stopped log at 6300 due to auto transmission (have other logs revving higher, fuel pressure & A/F is still good but those weren't the glorious dyno this is) -Rail pressure was much smoother when we used higher targets, there is some control system learning that occurs -this dyno was done with no learning Run Data: Boost: ~28 psi Timing: ~9* Fuel: E98 Low Pressure Fuel Pump: Fuel-it! Stg 3 High Pressure Fuel System: Prototype Port Injection: None Methanol Injection: None Future Plans: -More DI only testing and prototype development -Examination of feasibility for production type configuration/implementation Take Home: -There is room to run over 600 whp direct injection only -Injectors and injector window is not an issue yet -Vargas continues to innovate and push hard
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 07:50 PM
    Doc Race made waves with their BMW N54 single turbo kit released early this year. The N54 community reception was positive and thus far there is nothing but praise for the product. Doc Race is expanding their N54 offering which will included ported headwork and an upgraded intake manifold. Dyno results and specifications for the ported N54 head will come. For now, there are more concrete details on the intake manifold. This is more of a modification for someone already pushing high numbers and looking for a stronger and more efficient piece. They did get it on the dyno and it is more efficient than the factory design: Certainly great news and an exciting time in the N54 tuning world especially for guys pushing the limits.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 06:31 PM
    After a bunch of teasers, spyphotos, etc., it's finally here! The highest performance Mercedes-AMG in the lineup is the 2018 AMG GT R. The car receives significant revisions including new active aerodynamics, engine changes, software changes, new brakes, new wheels, new tires, and just about everything that could be changed was changed. Mercedes-AMG unveiled the car today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as they promised they would. You can watch the whole impressive unveiling event where they bring the car in with a helicopter from the Mercedes-Benz Youtube channel which is posted below. Overall, the car looks absolutely fantastic but this vehicle is about performance and not looks. The engine receives higher compression pistons and new turbochargers. Whomever it was that said they would just change the tuning software was wrong. Very, very, very wrong. The compression is bumped from the M177 10.5:1 but Mercedes-AMG has not yet posted the full specifications so we do not know the new ratio. Regardless, 577 horsepower is now the power output and it is sent to through an even quicker shifting dual clutch transmission. There are weight saving measures such as a lighter flywheel, a new exhaust that weighs 13 pounds less, and carbon fiber pieces abound. No word yet on the curb weight. This is the new king of the Mercedes-AMG lineup and it will go toe to toe with the Porsche GT3 RS or Turbo S and possibly encroach on 488 GTB territory. We can't wait to see it in action.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    Whoa! These pictures will definitely get you rethinking the W205 generation Mercedes design. Although the cars are blending together that is not to say the modern Mercedes styling language is bad. Just look at this black Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe for proof of that. The car is lowered with dark window tint and tinted lights. Vossen wheels in a matte bronze finish round it out but a gloss black finish would look even meaner. Either way, this is a badass C63 Coupe.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    Well, it seems the Nizpro upgrade is real although this is still early. There is a competitive offering based in the US and Nizpro of course is in Australia. They took their E92 335i with factory N54 turbos to the strip and ran an impressive 11.2 @ 120 in the 1/4 mile. That elapsed time for the trap speed speed is very good. This is indicated by the 1.57 60 foot: Make no mistake about it there is room to improve but their transmission is holding together thus far. It would instill confidence to see higher torque launches. At this point, who cares about stock turbo N54 performance? The best test for the trans would be a high load launch with upgraded twins at the very least. More runs and details will come with time as Nizpro ran this car without any corresponding transmission software upgrades. They are clearly doing shakedown runs before going further. So far, so good.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 10:33 PM
    This is incredible considering that AMR Performance already showed a gain of 63 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the 2016 W205 C450 model. That was with their 1.01c tune revision and now with their 1.02b tune revision they take things considerably further. How about 371 at the wheels or in other words another 53 whp from where they already were? That is more than 100 horsepower at the wheels over stock: Utilizing this tune and no other modifications a C450 went 12.3 @ 112 in the 1/4 mile in 98 degree weather. We expect easy 11's in winter conditions or just cooler weather: We are waiting on the slip but AMR is pushing the C450/C43 models harder than anyone else along with the M276 DEL30 engine. #AMR #amrperformance
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 09:01 PM
    More runs here from BimmerBoost member @TZ04XJR and his Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT. Last month this M3 impressively beat up on a Ferrari 458 Italia. Now he decided to take on a variety of cars ranging from those mildly modded with bolt ons to 600+ whp beasts. Keep in mind he is still running the Level II Active Autowerke S65 supercharger and still has yet to install his Level III components. The Active Autowerke supercharger kit continues to impress. Cars and specs: M3- AA Gen 2 Level 2 S/C (553whp) C7- Procharged (575whp) 15' 5.0- Bolt Ons & Nitrous Z32 300ZX TT- Upgraded Turbos (600+whp) EVO 9- FBO, Stock Turbo (440whp) vs C7 Run 1 vs C7 Run 1, C7 View vs C7 Run 2 vs 15' 5.0 vs 300ZX TT vs EVO 8
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 05:13 PM
    Ouch. Volkswagen's image (and stock price) took a huge hit in the dieselgate saga but let's hope this mess will finally be put behind all of us as frankly we're sick of it. The US government and Volkswagen finally came to terms and here are the details. - 482,000 cars involved - VW will pay $1000-$7000 per car depending on age and other factors - VW will fund environmental studies and programs - Settlement includes offer to buy back affected cars This will all cost over $10 billion dollars and this is why Volkswagen may begin to offload assets. Those who have leased vehicles will have the option to terminate their lease. The government is likely to assess further penalties which will require VW to pay into a created EPA fund depending on the calculations of just how much they polluted in excess. The government gets theirs, the lawyers get theirs, VW has a black eye, and business continues as usual. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 07:52 PM
    Interesting run here as two tuners put forth S63TU's they tuned against each other with the winner taking $10k. Evotech apparently has a reputation in Europe as not wanting to race unless it is for money otherwise it is a waste of their time. The funny thing is they were not willing to race for $10k but instead agreed to a $1500 run. What happened to the confidence Evotech? Frankly, BimmerBoost does not have too much faith in Evotech's claims as they seem to be exaggerated anyway. The F10 M5 camera car is tuned by BimmerBoost member @lfelunden who has not yet decided on a name for his new tuning company. The M6 Gran Coupe is heavier than the standard M6 so weights are pretty even here. It is surprising how easily the M5 pulls considering both cars are bolt on tuned and if racing for money one would assume at their best. No comment from Oliver Neumann the owner at Evotech at this time although we are told the race loser paid up. BMW M5 F10 HCP mods: Stage 3 software by HCP, catless downpipes and K&N drop-in filters M6 F06 Evotech: Stage 2+ software (Evotechs most powerful), akrapovic exhaust, catless downpipes and intake
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 08:42 PM
    This is no surprise as the second generation Audi R8 is basically just a reskinned Lamborghini Huracan. It has the same V10 engine and the same dual clutch transmission. We all already know what insane performance Underground Racing's Huracan systems offer. So the second generation 2017 on is basically the exact same thing and the Huracan packages carry over. This is what Underground Racing offers for the R8: Base Twin Turbo System 800 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) Tuning with stock ECU's 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $49,000 installed Stage 1 Twin Turbo System w/Stock Engine 800 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 900 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $59,000 installed Stage 2 Twin Turbo System (Upgradeable to Stage 3) 850 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1000 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $69,000 installed Stage 3 Twin Turbo System w/ Modified Engine 1000 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1250 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $99,000 installed Race version Twin Turbo System w/ Modified Engine 1150 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1500 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) *Coming soon with DCT Transmission X Version Twin Turbo System w/ Highly Modified Engine 1200 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 2200+ WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) *Sequential Transmission *Call for pricing You will notice everything except the 'X' version is dual clutch compatible. For the X system they change the transmission to a sequential. Starting at $49k installed none of these are cheap but if you want the best, this is it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    Why did Porsche even bother with teasing this? It just looks like the same old thing. Ok, fine, there are differences. The headlights are Macan inspired although very similar to the Panamera facelift headlights and the majority of the styling change takes place in the controversial rear area. Is it better? That depends on if you liked the first generation design. The car still has a huge ass that sticks out no matter where they put the tail lights. Styling aside the real difference comes under the hood with the Panamera Turbo getting a new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 with output of 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. The 4S has a 2.9 liter twin turbo V6 with 440 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed dual clutch is standard with the V8 or V6. The 4S starts at $101,400 and the Panamera Turbo at $147,950. Will Porsche take the performance sedan crown with this generation? Porsche CEO Oliver Blume presents the latest generation in Berlin Atlanta, Georgia.On Tuesday, June 28th, Porsche celebrated the world premiere of the new 2017 Panamera in Berlin accompanied by a spectacular display of lights, music and choreography. Over 300 international media representatives – as well as guests from business, sports and the entertainment industry – were able to view the second generation of the sports sedan for the first time. The new 2017 Porsche Panamera, which has been redeveloped from the ground up, combines two contrasting characteristics better than ever before: it offers both the performance of a sports car and the comfort of a luxury sedan “We have tapped into the segment of luxury sport sedans with the Panamera. Since it launched in 2009, over 150,000 units of the Panamera have been sold. The new model represents a completely redeveloped automobile – with new engines, a new design and new technologies. Furthermore, we are now manufacturing the second generation of the vehicle entirely at our Leipzig production site. To this end, we have invested a sum of 500 million Euros – which includes a completely new body manufacturing facility,” Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, emphasized. The design language of the new Panamera creates a link to the Porsche 911 through its even more dynamic flyline and by using specific design elements of the iconic sports car. “An observer will immediately recognize the coupé-like roof line, but it is much ‘faster’, even more dynamic and includes a new side window look that emphasizes the coupe-like side view even more,” said Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche AG, who explained the design objectives that were set for the new model: “The new Panamera can be identified as a Panamera at first glance, but also as the new Panamera. Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses have been eradicated and above all its distinctive character has been preserved.” The new twin-turbo engines of the Panamera are more powerful than before, and thanks to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II) they are up to 16 percent more fuel-efficient according to the New European Driving Cycle. The Panamera will launch with two engines: the 550 hp Panamera Turbo and the 440 hp Panamera 4S. Both models will be equipped with all-wheel drive as standard. To provide an even larger spread between supple ride comfort and agile handling, the Panamera now offers features such as the new three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering and the new electronic 4D Chassis Control chassis management system. Many new assistance systems also enhance ride comfort as well as safety. In the new Panamera, Porsche is also introducing a future-oriented display and control concept. The new Porsche Advanced Cockpit with its smartphone-like user interfaces and configurable LED screens impresses with its intuitive functionality. Furthermore, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM 4.1) offers an entirely new range of connectivity by its intelligent digital functions and online services. In the new Panamera, Porsche Connect is being introduced in all models. It extends existing vehicle functions by adding digital services and apps such as those used to control certain vehicle functions remotely by smartphone – and others to make more efficient use of the driver’s time on the go.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 07:24 PM
    Naturally aspirated engine versus naturally aspirated engine although the GT3 RS motor is much smaller at 4.0 liters compared to the 5.2 liter V10 in the Huracan. The GT3 RS obviously is not a car designed for acceleration sprints but for the track. It still manages to impress with its straightline speed however. The standard 991 GT3 loses to the Nissan GTR as well as the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The GT3 RS seems to be much quicker though as it beat a Nissan GTR from a stop. How does it fare against the 600 horsepower Huracan which features rear wheel drive unlike the standard Huracan? The GT3 RS jumps in the first run and holds off the Huracan for a while until it comes roaring back up top. The Huracan is clearly stronger. They run again with a closer start although the GT3 RS against goes early. The Huracan pulls much more quickly this time. Camera angles from both cars are shown which is great to see. The rear wheel drive Huracan is impressive.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 07:31 PM
    Well, it seems Chevy is copying Ford yet again. Ford got good press from enthusiasts by offering a factory line lock on the Mustang GT. Chevrolet decided it was a good idea (it is a great idea) to offer a line lock on the Camaro ZL1 which will make it easy to heat the rear tires. Considering the torque output of the supercharged LT4 V8 the only way one is going to get traction off the line when launching is with prepped tires. That means a nice, big, hot, and sticky burnout. Obviously it will pay the greatest dividends with drag rubber. This is very cool of GM which also will not void warranties for track days. A day at the drag strip counts as a track day, right?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:21 AM
    An aggressive looking black Ferrari 458 Italia here. It is sitting on gloss black Strasse Forged rims. The wheels are 20 inches up front and 21 inches in back. The lips and barrels are finished in gloss black as well which gives the wheels and car a mean look. Yellow accents may not be for everyone but they tie together with the yellow brake calipers. It works. Forged Wheel Specs: SV1 Deep Concave FS -Gloss Black Centers -Gloss Black Lips -Gloss Black Barrels -Gloss Black 50/50 Hardware -Weight Reduction Pocketing 20×9 | 21×12.5 Tire Specs: Pirelli P Zero Front: 245/35/20 Rear: 325/25/21
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 09:00 PM
    On paper the facelifted 911 Turbo S is favored. It has 580 horsepower to the GT3 RS 500 plus the twin turbochargers boost its torque figure to 516 lb-ft. The naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat-6 GT3 RS on the other hand makes do with 'only' 338 lb-ft of torque. What the GT3 RS has going for it is a wider rev range meaning it is geared shorter plus it sends power to the rear wheels meaning it has lower drivetrain losses compared to the all wheel drive turbo. This also means it is lighter by a good 400 pounds. If you buy a GT3 RS to race in a straight line you bought the wrong car. The Turbo S is easier to tune and when making big power it can maintain traction. Plus it does not suffer from the same aerodynamic drag as downforce in corners is not the primary concern. The Turbo S makes easy work of the GT3 RS in similar fashion to the Huracan we saw beat up the GT3 RS recently. It seems the Huracan and the Turbo S are more of a match for each other.
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    06-27-2016, 08:31 PM
    This 2017 '66 Ford GT Heritage Edition is a throwback to the 1966 Le Mans winner. This livery features a unique black and silvery stripe livery and my goodness is it beautiful. You will only see this style on Ford GT for the 2017 model year. This car may honor the 1966 No.2 Ford GT40 but it is no coincidence Ford rolled it out after their Le Mans victory this year. In similar and fitting fashion to the 1966 vehicle, Ford also went toe to toe Ferrari in 2016 and came out on top. Full details in the press release from Ford below but wow is it fun to look at. All-New 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition Pays Homage toHistoric Livery on 1966 Le Mans Winner - All-new Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition with unique black and silver-stripe livery celebrates 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II race car driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon - Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition honoring historic No. 2 race car limited to 2017 model year only - Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, and unique interior colors, materials and appointments DEARBORN, Mich., June 27, 2016 – The all-new 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford GT sweep. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish. "Celebrating the anniversary of Ford's historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT," said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. "The 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition is a stunning tribute to the car that kicked off Ford's string of Le Mans victories in 1966." The Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition features a Shadow Black exterior in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and exposed carbon fiber package. The car sports Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts. The interior of the limited edition model wraps the Ford GT carbon-fiber seats in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching, and the seats' head restraints and the steering wheel are debossed with the Ford GT logo. The instrument panel, pillars and headliner also features an Ebony-leather wrap, with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, the seat's X-brace and shift paddles. Like the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is leather wrapped, with seat belts featuring a unique blue webbing. Rounding out the modifications to the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition are a unique serialized identification plate, the #2 interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console. Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the car, says the team set out to highlight where it all started with the Ford GT. "While the looks are distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car," he says, "we've accentuated new styling cues to provide a modern interpretation." The Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition can be viewed at FordGT.com using the configuration tool. Limited quantities will be available for the 2017 model year only.
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 AM
    Isolated incident or not, it's merely one of the tens of thousands that have, and continue to, fail. I have trouble believing spinning it faster is going to end up with anything more than increased failure rates.
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    And on the other hand, i had February build date '07 that had the original HPFP and it never failed on me. Had it replaced voluntarily under recall when i had the turbos replace for waste gate rattle in 2013.
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    Didn't they fix the issue ~ 10 or 11? You most likely had an old pump... Either way, as always, a small percentage of failure is going to be considered common.
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  • Velocity26's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    Mine was a 2010 with under 50k miles and NO ethanol beyond the 10% that is normal.
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 AM
    My car is a 2013, and pump went out after 20k miles. Was stock down to the air filter. Maybe they've updated it since 2013 builds, but I don't have much faith. Which is why I payed more for the lifetime warranty one.
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 09:11 AM
    I'm not sure i would agree the pumps have high failure rates. Initially, yes, back when many cars were lemoned, but since the most recent design to address the issue i can't say i know a single person who has had a HPFP fail on them -- many of which are FBO running high concentrations of ethanol...
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  • onisyndicate's Avatar
    Today, 08:43 AM
    that car obviously slowed him down. he had to move lanes! Nice kill.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 AM
    Blacked out wheels in real life always look better than in photos...
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