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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-02-2015, 09:15 PM
    Incredible numbers here from Renntech. Say hello to a new M177 world record (M178 as well) with 699.4 to the rear wheels. Just shy of breaking 700 but let's just round up for the momentous occasion. What is important to note is this was achieved on the stock M177 W205 C63 engine. It also was achieved on the stock transmission. Renntech is limiting boost from the upgraded turbos to preserve the stock motor and trans. Yes, upgrades in this area are in the works and Renntech plans a built motor stage after this going for 800+ whp. Who knows what they will reach. For now the record stands at 699.4 to the wheels. This is also over 800 horsepower at the crank. It is achieved with a modified air intake system, catless downpipes, upgraded intercoolers, Stage 2+ turbos, Renntech ECU tuning, and Renntech TCU tuning. Looking at the graph overlay between the R800 and stock there is not any increased lag but a whole lot more punch and area through the curve from 2700 rpm until redline. The power also holds well from 6000 rpm until the rev limit without a major dropoff. The test car was refitted for the overlay dyno with 200 cell cats and boost was slightly lowered as they are trying to reflect a safe and reliable package for the street. Those who want more will of course have the option of going catless and upping boost if they feel the need to push thing on the stock components. Renntech will also offer a more mild turbo upgrade as well at a lower cost which will be more of a Stage I package. Incredible stuff here already from the new C63 and the M177 motor. Congratulations to Renntech!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 12:33 AM
    The heads continue to roll at VW with R&D chiefs at Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche joining the recently deposed CEO. Their names respectively are Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Ulrich Hackenberg, and Wolfgang Hatz. They all formerly served at Volkswagen and all are big names who are being forced out over the Volkswagen diesel scandal. More details continue to emerge as to why Volkswagen did what it did by using an ECU 'cheat code' so to speak to beat US emissions tests. The reason is that it would have cost Volkswagen $335 per vehicle to refit the cars with an AdBlue Urea injection system to clean their emissions. Volkswagen chose the software approach to save money instead. That is what brings Bosch into the picture as Bosch supplies the engine management systems that Volkswagen used to skirt the tests. Bosch of course claims they only supplied these systems that could be programmed to beat the EPA for testing purposes. They also claim they warned Volkswagen not to use software that could beat tests. Nobody at Bosch knew what software Volkswagen was using for years? Sounds like Bosch is already in protect their own behinds mode as they supplied the software VW needed to beat the tests. Cost cutting is the cause of this whole mess. $335 times roughly 500,000 affected US cars is $167,000,000. That is not chump change but it sure beats losing billions upon billions. There will be those who point out this software is in 12+ million cars worldwide but again not all countries have the same emissions standards so not all cars would require the AdBlue Urea system. Even if they did we are talking about roughly three billion dollars. Still six times less than what was wiped out from VW's stock in one day. Greed is certainly to blame here. Now what about the other German brands? Audi uses many of the same motors with the same software so they are pretty much screwed too but we all already knew that when Volkswagen itself was caught. Now we see how Mercedes, BMW, and suppliers such as Bosch make it out of this. German magazine Autobild says the BMW X3 xDrive 20d emits more than the legal amount of pollutants in Germany. Autobild's own test is not the same as a test by a government agency and BMW quickly denied Autobild's report. BMW's stock price still took a 10% hit based on the report. There is currently no proof BMW did anything wrong but BMW's stock continues to tumble. You can see how Volkswagen has the entire German automotive industry in turmoil right now. It does not end here. BMW diesels will be scrutinized by government agencies worldwide as will Mercedes. The extent of the role Bosch played has yet to be determined. Volkswagen also needs to make the cars compliant so whether they wanted a hardware solution or not they will now have to shell out for it at a much greater cost. This is nowhere near over.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-29-2015, 11:51 PM
    Syvecs just continues to roll out awesome plug and play standalone engine management systems. Like their Audi R8 system it offers control for double the amount of injectors as there are cylinders. In the case of the S54 inline-6 that means control for up to twelve injectors. The fueling benefit there with additional injectors makes sense for direct injected applications but as the S54 is not direct injected it does not run into the same style of fuel injection limitations. That said, imagine a set of E85 injectors for example. All kinds of creative fuels and injection schemes can be done with this ECU. It doesn't end there as there are also options for traction control, launch control, rolling anti-lag, flex fuel, transmission control, boost by gear, on the fly map switching, cruise control, datalogging, etc. It seems like it can do everything. The best part is that it just plugs right in. No drama and no issues with the stock DME all while offering much more capability. At £2800 it certainly is not cheap and we will have to wait and see what US dealers ask for it in dollars. Before you even ask, the E92 M3 S65 V8 and then the N54 direct injected inline-6 are up next. Good stuff for boosted bimmers, right?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 09:21 PM
    A trio of boosted bimmers going at it here on the highway from about a 40 miles per hour roll. BimmerBoost member @tjav8b took his ESS VT-650 supercharged E60 M5 out against a VF-620 supercharged DCT E92 M3 as well as a tuned F10 M5. Now the first run in the video features a three wide race between the E60 M5 and two F10 M5's (which F10 M5 has which tune is mislabeled). The middle F10 M5 has a Eurocharged tune on it. Now it looks like the JB4 tuned F10 M5 on the far right and the E60 M5 are close with the F10 edging. Unfortunately, it's a chase view. Why a chase view when the E60 M5 has a gopro on it? The F10 M5 in the middle with the Eurocharged tune is the slowest of the three yet it is the F10 M5 that engages with the E60 M5 and E92 M3 later on. Where does the other M5 go? Anyway, we get a nice three wide race between an E60 M5, E92 M3, and F10 M5. All BMW's with boost and all going about it a little differently. The E60 M5 has the most displacement while the E92 M3 has the least but is the lightest along with a dual clutch transmission. The F10 M5 is the heaviest but of course has turbos straight from the factory on its 4.4 liter direct injected S63TU V8 and also features a DCT transmission. It makes for an interesting race. The F10 M5 gets smoked and clearly needs a new tune or supporting mods. Either way, it can not hang with the E60 M5 and the E92 M3. The first run has the E60 M5 top end rule and it wins the race. The second run is the best of the bunch. Down low the DCT keeps the E92 M3 in the race but it is not enough as the supercharged E60 M5 does pull a couple car lengths. It's clearly the strongest car up top. It would have been nice to see the stronger F10 M5 in the mix but it is what it is. The S85 responds well to a bit of boost just as the S65 does. The E92 M3 owner needs a stronger supercharged setup (maybe a higher boost pulley and higher octane fuel like the E60) to beat the S85 top end and make up for that liter of displacement it is missing.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-01-2015, 10:13 PM
    Road and Track has gotten lazy. At least their online presence has. The magazine still produces quality information and articles but damn is their online stuff garbage. Recently they put up a basic article designed to get clicks about what current cars on the market will be future classics. They say the S65 AMG coupe is one of them. Well, to be fair, they say 'almost definitely' that it will be a future classic whatever the hell that means. They also say in their support for this statement that although previous 65 AMG's have fallen in value this one won't because of its 'vibe' being different. That's it. Seriously, that is their reasoning for shelling out $200k+ on an S65 AMG Coupe. Nothing to further support it. The only other info provided is that other 65 AMG's have plummeted in value. That is not exactly confidence inspiring. The current 65 AMG's will plummet in value just like the previous ones have as Mercedes will just roll out the next generation right on schedule as they always have. Want to see how CL65 AMG's are holing up in value? Here's a look: Feel free to spend $234,050.00 betting that Road and Track is right here. Someone will be glad to take that S65 coupe off your hands for $35k in seven years.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-01-2015, 08:51 PM
    Good results here from Evolve Automotive. They took their F10 M5 to the Santa Pod dragstrip over in the UK for some runs. This car features the Evolve Stage 2 S63TU ECU flash tune, Evolve downpipes, Eventuri intake system, and was running pump gas 93 octane fuel on street tires. The street tires (Michelin Pilot Super Sport) are really what is holding the car back here but it shows what the F10 M5 is capable of on a real street setup. You will notice every 60 foot time is over 2 seconds. This is definitely a 10 second car on drag radials with a 1.6X 60 foot. Regardless, this shows realistic, reliable, and repeatable street performance for an F10 M5 with a tune, intake, and downpipes on pump fuel.
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    09-30-2015, 10:34 PM
    A lot of problems have been reported for the C7 generation Corvette Z06. The car is a stunning performer as Car and Driver's absurdly fast lightning lap results show. When it works of course. It has not worked well for MotorTrend. The car also has some major heat soak issues and GM even went as far as to advise owners to get an aftermarket tune. This seems to be more than a string of bad luck. It is very hot out here in California and the Z06 was being tested at Laguna Seca which is not even close to California's hottest road course during the summer. Not to say that it is cool but that there are even warmer tracks. MotorTrend stated the car just refused to work. The ECU pulled 8 degrees of timing and the supercharger would not make boost. That sounds to us like it was protecting itself from detonation in the heat. Whatever it may be the ECU was pulling timing for a reason. Chevy said California's 91 octane was to blame as the car was set up for 93 octane. MotorTrend dismissed this but this network thinks maybe the car got a hotter tune for 93 octane and somebody forgot to switch it back for 91 octane or hoped it would work and the heat combined with California's piss poor pump gas gets you problems like this. It's just a theory but GM clearly has supplied press files to magazines with their new cars if independent results are anything to go by. This is a colossal mistake anyway with the Z06's reputation of heat soak and ECU issues as well as MotorTrend previously having a C7 Z06 go into limp mode. Once, maybe, is a fluke. Twice with the second time occurring during a roadcourse competition that GM wants to win? Plus the ECU retarding timing and the supercharger bleeding boost? Something was fishy with that car and also Chevy should at this point maybe admit pushing the boost on a smaller blower at higher rpm and higher compression worked better on the drawing board than in practice. Not exactly confidence inspiring GM.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-01-2015, 01:01 AM
    If you read any car site out there even casually you know by now that Volkswagen screwed up badly by cheating emissions tests. It is a colossal f@#$ up, what else is there to say? The situation is gaining the attention of everyone including comedians and the internet which loves to make memes out of things like this. Below you will find a collection of pictures mocking Volkswagen as well as comedians Bill Maher, Conan O'Brien, and John Oliver poking fun at the situation. Sit back and laugh but we doubt these are going over too well with Volkswagen executives. Those that are still left that is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 03:31 AM
    Another Weistec Engineering suspension launch! They are covering yet another new AMG this time the W205 C63 and C63 S models. Like the system for the AMG GT S the suspension is adjustable. Weistec does not state what the full range is but you can see from the from the pictures below how far the front and rear can be dropped. The drop is one thing but it being adjustable along with an adjustable rear perch is important for those who want to tailor their car to certain roads, wheels, looks, or tracks. The adjustable perch features ball springs allowing you to count the number of clicks making it easy to match each side of the suspension perfectly. The spring rates are proprietary and have undergone significant testing. As with the AMG GT S, Weistec chose the best performing spring rate without going so far as to make the car too harsh to drive on the street. This is an AMG sedan and they certainly took that into account with the ride quality. KEY FEATURES: Bolt-On Installation Simple Ride Height Adjustment Ball Spring Set Screws Engineered Spring Rates CNC Machined and Laser Engraved Billet Aluminum Stainless Steel Spanner Wrench Hex Keys Included Retains Factory Electronically Controlled Dampening System Pricing is a very reasonable $1749.99:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 04:31 PM
    Go ahead and laugh. This particular custom license plate is likely quite popular among the Ferrari community. It is admittedly good for a chuckle. Somewhat sad though that it is funny because it is true. What's that song about gold diggers again?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-01-2015, 08:19 PM
    Several tuners are now tackling upgrades to the factory Porsche 991 Turbo and Turbo S intercoolers. We have already posted documented results of heat soak issues here on PorscheBoost and strongly encourage Porsche 991 Turbo and Turbo S owners to look at the available intercooler upgrades on the market. The AWE-Tuning performance intercoolers of course join the other main option which is from Champion Motorsports. To fully realize the potential of these intercoolers software ECU tune revisions are necessary and GIAC working with Champion was able to show massive gains from upgraded cooling. AWE-Tuning is claiming gains of 26 horsepower and 21 lb-ft of torque for the intercoolers by themselves on the stock Porsche tune. Certainly believable as the stock tune is known to reduce power quite a bit after multiple runs. Here is the feature breakdown: 17% increase in volume over stock Lowers intake air temperatures by as much as 32°F compared to stock Dyno-verified max gains of 26 hp and 21 ft-lbs of torque at the crank 50% decreased pressure drop through intercooler cores Increased fin density AWE Tuning bespoke carbon fiber ducts Efficient bar/plate core style Precision cast and machined end tanks for optimized air flow 6-ply silicone hoses with factory-type locking mechanism Stainless steel T-bolt clamps for extreme clamping force Direct, fully reversible, plug and play install Engineered in-house at AWE Tuning using sophisticated Computer Aided Design & Computational Fluid Dynamics software AWE Tuning Fitment Guarantee And the dynos to back up the claims: Are these worth $3495? Absolutely. The factory intercoolers cause issues on the stock tune and owners are not getting the most of what they already have off the showroom floor. Intercoolers on the 991 Turbo platform should be the first upgrade they do to maximize the car's potential.
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    10-01-2015, 09:27 PM
    This just oozes Italian sexiness. The danger with modifying a Ferrari is that it is already basically perfect off the showroom floor. A lot of wheel makers like to their put their rims on a Ferrari of the caliber of an F12 but not all of them look like they belong there. These do. What you are looking at is the LOMA Stream Superlight Concave. The front wheels are a 9.5 x 21 inch setup running ContiSportContact 5P tires in a 255/30ZR21 size. The rear wheels are 12 x 22 inches housing massive 335/25ZR22 tires. The rims look fantastic with an aggressive drop. The gunmetal color plays very well against the similar color tone offered by the huge carbon ceramic rotors sitting behind them. The red calipers of course also blend perfectly with the color of the vehicle. Top end forged wheels for a top end car. Masterpieces among themselves – Ferrari F12 equipped by LOMA® Wheels Forged wheels made by LOMA® – yet only to mention the name of this wheel forgery with roots in Baden-Wuerttemberg makes the hearts of upper-class-car-owners leap for joy. The furnisher of exclusive rims for car tuning under direction of Mario RADOSAVLJEVIC – meanwhile settled at Marbella in Spain, near Circuito Ascari – presents a wide range MOT certified car technology program and much more than 50 exquisite wheel designs, offering indeed something for everyone’s taste. It does not even surprise that in 2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has climbed very high on the ranking of automobile masterpieces. At this place, we want to talk about a jeweler (Cologne Watch Center), who intended to subject his above named piece of art to a car tuning. In his “desperation” he went to LOMA®-Wheels, world widely known company for exquisite Ferrari tuning, where four masterpieces at once – true to the slogan: like with like – were fixed to the car in shape of a special kind of wheel-tire-combination: LOMA® Stream Superlight Concave in dimensions 9,5 x 21 in. on the front, dressed with ContiSportContact 5P in 255/30ZR21 and on the rear axle in 12 x 22 in. with 335/25ZR22. The F12 is “kept on course” best as possible by a Novitec chassis. Of course, the High-End rim manufacturer LOMA®-Wheels uses the results of rim development and production for racing sports also in the area of road certified LOMA aluminum rims. Furthermore, it should be mentioned that the Spaniards-by-choice as – actually known – are the only European manufacturers for forged rims producing custom made deluxe rims. Already these two criteria assure LOMA® a special position on the global market. By the way, for LOMA®, rim manufacturing is always inextricably linked with the corresponding MOT tire certificate, implicating driving safety to nearly 100 percent. Quite the contrary is in the USA, where no obligatory MOT certificate is necessary and in consequence, the cars are sometimes equipped with tires that do not match to the car at all. Photos: Jordi Miranda For more Information concerning please contact directly LOMA®-Wheels Unsoeldstrasse 2 D/80538 Munich Phone: +49 89 / 25557 5870 E-mail: Internet:
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 PM
    Performance has far exceeded my expectations. That ring time is straight up impressive. Almost to good to believe, hopefully that have a video. Had no idea BMW was going to go this hardcore with this car. Really shows how dumbed down the standard M4 is. This thing is going to be expensive, $130k at the minimum. I expect it to start in the upper $130k range and grow from there with options.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:19 PM
    Cool, you should get your 800WHP N54 and take it racing. We all look forward to your results.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 PM
    I wouldn't care if this was a cobb fmic, helix, any fmic on the market. My comment would have been the same. They are ALL designed for less than 600WHP. At these levels a properly sized intercooler is going to make a big difference.
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  • 6spd_legend's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 PM
    I'd love to know what brave souls really want to turbo their smg s54's, that's just asking for trouble... Considering how flakey those units are at stock power levels, i can't imagine what happens when you're pushing 700whp on an smg II lol....
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  • 6spd_legend's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 PM
    i have yet to see actual 'racing' from any of these high horsepower stock block n54/n55's.... all seem like dyno queens to me, just saying....
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  • farbmw's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 PM
    Well, my friend in BMW sent me this PDF on the GTS and only 700 are coming but she is a fast machine!
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