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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    These are two naturally aspirated Italian heavyweights slugging it out on the highway. A boosted German luxury sedan spoils the fun however. This video goes to show that the Huracan and 599 are very fast but in the boosted era all it takes is a tune on something like a CLS63 AMG equipped with the AMG M157 5.5 liter V8 to upset the exotics. The action obviously focuses on the Huracan and 599 predominantly and the CLS63 AMG only gets a cameo appearance at the end of the video. Regardless, the Huracan has a 5.2 liter naturally aspirated and direct injected V10 engine with 602 horsepower and 412 lb-ft of torque sent to all four wheels through a dual clutch transmission. The 599 has a naturally aspirated 6.0 liter V12 based on the unit in the Ferrari Enzo with an output of 612 horsepower and 448 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the Huracan power goes to the rear wheels. It does not have a dual clutch transmission but instead a sequential 'F1' manual gearbox. The 599 also carries an extra ~450 pounds. On paper this should be a good race and in practice it is with the Huracan having a slight edge. It is able to maintain the lead it opens up in the lower gears although the 599 appears to inch back in the higher gears. They both get smoked by a tuned M157 though. It sure is tough to beat the modern boosted German V8's once they get a tune.
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    Today, 12:06 PM
    Mercedes killed off the Maybach name only to revive it with the latest generation W222 S-Class. The problem Maybach had is that it was essentially an S-Class with a premium price tag. Sure, they changed some things on the exterior as well as the interior and added Maybach badging. That is basically what this new 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 is. Except it is not pretending to be anything other than an S-Class. A $200k S-Class. That money buys you a beautiful and spacious interior. Also a 523 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque twin turbocharged M279 6.0 liter V12. The engine for whatever reason is detuned from the S65 AMG 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 may be aimed at its premium British rivals but the Bentley is more than twice the price. The Maybach premium does not bring it close in prestige, position, and price. When playing at this level those things matter. It is also why Maybach failed in the first place. The Bentley does not look like a fancy version of something cheaper. It is premium to begin with. It simply is what it is which is a heavy, powerful, and opulent British boat. It needs those 811 lb-ft of torque from the twin turbo L-Series V8 to move its ample sized 6041 pound body around. At 5308 pounds the Mercedes-Maybach is the lightweight here. MotorTrend in their comparison comments on how it feels sportier and that it handles better. Does anyone in this class really care about the handling prowess or sportiness? If so, why not just opt for the S65 AMG to begin with as it handles better and is faster than either of these cars? The Bentley may be heavier, it may be slower, and it may handle worse. But it is far better at being a Bentley or even a Maybach than the Mercedes is. The Mercedes-Maybach comes off as an S-Class doing its best impression of a Rolls or Bentley. That just isn't good enough in this segment. You want the real thing. 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD Front-engine, RWD ENGINE TYPE Twin-turbo 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads Twin-turbo 60-deg V-12, alum block/heads VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cyl SOHC, 3 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 411.9 cu in/6,750cc 364.9 cu in/5,980cc COMPRESSION RATIO 8.9:1 9.0:1 POWER (SAE NET) 530 hp @ 4,200 rpm 523 hp @ 4,900 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 811 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm 612 lb-ft @ 1,900 rpm REDLINE 4,500 rpm 6,200 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 11.4 lb/hp 10.1 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic 7-speed automatic AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 2.92:1/1.95:1 2.42:1/1.77:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, air springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, air springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar Multilink, hydraulic and coil springs, adj shocks; multilink, hydraulic and coil springs, adj shocks STEERING RATIO 16.5:1 (est) 15.5:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 3.4 2.2 BRAKES, F;R 15.7-in vented disc; 14.6-in vented disc, ABS 15.4-in vented, drilled disc; 14.2-in vented, drilled disc, ABS WHEELS, F;R 9.0 x 21-in, forged aluminum 8.5 x 20-in; 9.5 x 20-in, cast aluminum TIRES, F;R 265/40R21 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 245/40R20 99Y; 275/35R20 102Y Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 128.6 in 132.5 in TRACK, F/R 63.6/65.0 in 63.9/64.5 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 219.5 x 75.8 x 59.9 in 214.5 x 74.8 x 58.8 in TURNING CIRCLE 41.3 ft 42.3 ft CURB WEIGHT 6,041 lb 5,308 lb WEIGHT DIST., F/R 49/51% 51/49% SEATING CAPACITY 4 4 HEADROOM, F/R 40.1/38.1 in 42.3/37.9 in LEGROOM, F/R 41.9/42.9 in 41.4/40.0 in SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 52.7/52.7 in (est) 59.7/58.7 in CARGO VOLUME 15.6 cu ft 12.3 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.9 sec 2.0 sec 0-40 2.9 2.8 0-50 3.9 3.8 0-60 5.0 4.8 0-70 6.5 6.1 0-80 8.3 7.5 0-90 10.3 9.0 0-100 12.7 10.8 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 2.4 2.1 QUARTER MILE 13.6 sec @ 103.3 mph 13.2 sec @ 110.9 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 110 ft 114 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.84 g (avg) 0.90 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 26.6 sec @ 0.71 g (avg) 25.8 sec @ 0.75 g (avg) TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,400 rpm 1,300 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $341,325 $191,975 PRICE AS TESTED $411,123 $204,585 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/yes Yes/yes AIRBAGS Dual front, f/r side/head Dual front, f/r side, f/r head BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/unlimited 4 yrs/50,000 miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 3 yrs/unlimited 4 yrs/50,000 miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 3 yrs/unlimited 4 yrs/50,000 miles FUEL CAPACITY 25.0 gal 23.2 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 11/18/13 mpg 13/21/15 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 306/187 kW-hrs/100 miles 259/160 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.46 lb/mile 1.24 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded premium Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 PM
    This is certainly one that is fun to see. Now, the Porsche 911 GT3 really belongs on the road course. It is not about starightline speed although it is certainly no slouch in that area with its 475 horsepower 3.8 liter direct injected flat-6 engine that revs to an incredible 9000 rpm. The problem is that it is going up against the twin turbocharged and direct injected 4.0 liter M178 V8 under the hood of the AMG GT S which offers both more power and more torque. The GT3 carries roughly 400 less pounds and also has a dual clutch transmission like the AMG GT S. It just simply lacks the muscle of the turbo AMG GT S and it is surprising just how big the gap is in the real world. See for yourself.
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    Today, 11:29 AM
    This is not a race you see every day. We all know diesels can put out a ton of torque. That is why semi-trailer trucks use turbo diesel motors to tow. This particular Kenworth W900 has some upgrades to its motor and also a driver who clearly knows how to shift the big heavy truck. The E60 M5 is not a torque monster with its 5.0 liter S85 V10 but it certainly has a lot of power and is light compared to a giant truck. It gets the lead here but once the turbo diesel spools and you see the black smoke pouring out it catches up and just barely passes at the finish line. The M5 owner probably would like a rolling highway rematch:
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    Yesterday, 05:35 PM
    A piece of wood hit my headlight on the highway and cracked the lens :angry-banghead: So I need a: Passenger side e90 Pre-LCI Xenon with adaptive headlight
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    Today, 01:00 PM
    The recent BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage car is generating quite a bit of controversy. The general reaction of the public and that of enthusiasts here is that the car is ugly. Personally, BimmerBoost feels the design is stunning and a very well done modern take on the classic it is honoring. The styling debate will no doubt rage for time to come (especially once people get accustomed over time to the futuristic design) and is a very subjective matter. What about the engine? Well, BMW has left out drivetrain specifications but as this is a 3.0 CSL you expect a 3.0 liter inline-6 under the hood. The engine that makes the most sense from the current BMW lineup is the S55 motor from the F80 M3 and F82 M4. If we were to guess that is what BMW is using here in modified form. There are no power or torque specifications or really any details on it but what we do have is a clip of the car revving and the interesting note it produces from the side exhaust setup. Perhaps a video of the car in motion and offering some revs will produce some different reactions than those based on just press release photos alone.
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    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    HRE Performance Wheels | Akrapovič Exhaust Systems HRE WHEELS BECOMES DISTRIBUTOR FOR AKRAPOVIČ CAR EXHAUST HRE chosen as official US and Canadian distributor for Akrapovič Car Exhaust Systems HRE Performance Wheels has been selected as the official Akrapovič distributor of their car exhaust systems for the United States and Canada. Over the years, Akrapovič’s relationship with HRE has grown from a close partnership at marketing events to now leveraging HRE Wheels’ expertise, experience, and extensive dealer network as its main point of contact for luxury, sports and supercar customers for the United States and Canada. HRE’s expertise in catering to the most exclusive customers looking for the utmost in quality and performance made HRE the perfect choice. “At Akrapovič we're constantly striving to make our products and related services as available as possible. Announcing HRE Wheels as a distributor for our products for cars in North America is great news for our customers,” said Primo˛ Babnik, Akrapovič Sales and Marketing Director. “HRE Wheels is a company known for premium car products, as testified by the many premium brands it handles. We’re looking forward to working together with HRE Wheels, with whom we share a passion for attaining shared goals. We believe HRE Wheels is great partner that understands the advantages of Akrapovič products—from lightweight and durable materials, improved performance, and superb design to that unmistakable Akrapovič sound.” Akrapovič offers a wide range of high performance exhaust systems for vehicles like the BMW M3/M4, Corvette, Porsche 911, Lamborghini Aventador and more. Crafted from exotic materials like titanium, Inconel and carbon fiber, every component of an Akrapovič exhaust system is carefully designed, engineered, and constructed to the highest performance standards in the industry. From their MotoGP Championship win with Yamaha to their exhaust systems for the Le Mans winning Audi LMP1 race cars, Akrapovič has winning championships in its DNA. In addition, Akrapovič was the OE supplier of titanium exhaust systems for the Porsche 997 GT2 and currently supplies OE exhaust systems for BMW Alpina and optional exhaust systems on most BMW motorcycles. “Akrapovič is the best exhaust manufacturer in the world, hands down,” said HRE President, Alan Peltier. “Their state-of-the-art facilities in Slovenia are beyond impressive, having extensive R&D and manufacturing resources that are simply unmatched. However, what impressed me most was the team. I’ve not met a group of people with that level of passion and dedication outside of HRE. The synergy is clear and we’re honored to be a part of the Akrapovič team.” Akrapovič dealers and customers can now contact HRE Wheels and its Vista, CA-based sales staff for information on product, technical questions and availability at http://www.hrewheels.com/akrapovic or +1.760.598.1960. Inquires may also be emailed directly to Akrapovic.Sales@hrewheels.com. About HRE Performance Wheels: HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUVs in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE’s built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit www.hrewheels.com or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960. HRE Wheels North America | info@hrewheels.com | +1 760 598 1960 HRE Wheels Europe | europe@hrewheels.com | +49 7142 9999 030 www.hrewheels.com/akrapovic
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