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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:48 PM
    Heh bimmerboast? Typo or maybe you're on to something ;) But yes, I put the whole thing up for people to decide for themselves.
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    Today, 11:47 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Jedi.
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    Today, 11:41 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum dahrock325i.
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  • SVH's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 PM
    An interesting read. Bring the popcorn.... Also glad Alex mentioned Bimmerboast,com for putting up the deleted post. When I talked with him awhile back he gave Sticky credit for putting it up for all to see (as well as other posts) and calling it like it is.
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    Today, 11:04 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Vladka.
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    Today, 10:52 PM
    Welcome Harold Berger, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 10:21 PM
    brad65ford, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 PM
    The F90 M5 gaining all wheel drive is a good thing for traction as BMW M cars have basically become torque monsters with an emphasis on straightline speed. That is fine and dandy but the cars are getting absurdly fat. The 2018 G30 M550i xDrive weighs 4414 pounds. Does anyone really believe the F90 M5 is going to undercut the 41XX pound F10 M5 while adding all wheel drive to the mix? BMW claimed they would offset the weight gain with carbon fiber and lightweight materials but we have all heard this song and dance routine before. We are looking at a 4400+ pound M5 here. In other words, an M5 heavier than the F01 generation 750i. Even with the heft the M550i xDrive does pretty well. 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile sprint of 12.3 @ 115 is decent. Right on the money compared to what owners hit on the dragstrip. The .94g skidpad for a barge like this impresses too. The problem? Car and Driver says the steering is numb and the driving experience is inert. That is a problem. If the F90 picks up on those traits it will just be a dragster. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan PRICE AS TESTED: $87,985 (base price: $74,395) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 268 cu in, 4395 cc POWER: 456 hp @ 6000 rpm TORQUE: 480 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 117.1 in LENGTH: 195.4 in WIDTH: 73.5 in HEIGHT: 57.8 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 99 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 19 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 4414 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec Zero to 130 mph: 16.1 sec Zero to 150 mph: 23.3 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.1 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.5 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.1 sec Standing ¼-mile: 12.3 sec @ 115 mph Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 151 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.94 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY: Observed: 17 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY: Combined/city/highway: 19/16/25 mpg
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    Today, 09:03 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Mortification.
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    Today, 08:59 PM
    Welcome fmorelli, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 08:03 PM
    This W212 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic belongs to BenzBoost member @Cifnyc. He got a Stage I Eurocharged tune (not a custom dyno tune) and the numbers are impressive. He hit 589 horsepower to the wheels and 643 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. He is catless and added methanol injection as well. The meth injection line is the green pull: It is interesting to note the blue pull without meth injection makes more torque down low but the meth pull makes more horsepower up top. The best solution would be a custom dyno tune for the meth and a Stage II tune so to speak. Still, very solid results reminding us what a powerhouse and torque monster the M157 5.5 liter AMG V8 is.
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  • Stevenh's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 PM
    Genuinely curious why the MT is making less torque than the PDK. I hope this isn't due to a weak clutch or gearbox.
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    Today, 07:20 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Davery5872.
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    Today, 06:03 PM
    Liberty Walk essentially tacks on widebody pieces to cars. They leave the rivets exposed and overall ruin the aerodynamics and make the car look unfinished. Basically, it's ricer garbage coming out of Japan. The new NSX is fitting for their next target but they took a different approach here by not bolting on their usual widebody pieces. They just added a few pieces to the natural NSX body. It gives the NSX a more aggressive look but once again the effect on the aerodynamics is not tested. This aggressive drop will also ruin the handling but anyone running Liberty Walk anything threw away the performance aspects of their vehicle anyway. It is amusing that Liberty Walk's best work is when they aren't doing their usual work.
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    Today, 05:54 PM
    Welcome BimmeG, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • FRD135i's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 PM
    That it is
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    Today, 05:33 PM
    There are few details here from Russian tuner Altechnoracing but they do provide a graph of what is a second generation Audi TT-RS 2.5 TFSI topping 1000 horsepower a the crank. It makes 1006 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque at the crank to be accurate. This is on 101 RON race gas and 33.3 PSI of boost: Not bad, right? If tuners can keep the dual clutch transmissions and all wheel drive together the new RS3 and TT-RS will be a mini-German GTR.
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    Today, 05:13 PM
    Introducing the new 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS. Unlike the previous generation 981 GTS models Porsche actually makes the 2018 GTS worth the money. They do not just change software on the motor but provide a larger turbocharger. This bumps horsepower to 365 and torque to 309 lb-ft. Is also means the GTS will offer more tuning headroom. Basically, a factory turbo upgrade. Whether this means Porsche will offer a turbo retrofit for the 718 Cayman and Boxster S with a performance package as they do with the 991.2 Carrera S remains to be seen. Power is only part of the equation as several options such as Porsche Torque Vectoring and PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) are standard on the GTS. There are minor styling changes with black accents inside and out as well as alcantara for the interior. Overall, a very nice upgrade if you can stomach the $79,800 for the Cayman GTS and $81,900 for the Boxster GTS. More power, exclusive equipment Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche is expanding the mid-engine 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman model lines with new GTS models. A newly developed intake plenum and an optimized turbocharger increases the output of the 2.5 liter flat-four cylinder engine to 365 horsepower. This is 15 horsepower more than on the 718 S models and up to 35 horsepower more compared to the previous generation of naturally aspirated Boxster and Cayman GTS variants. Like all 718 model variants, the new GTS derivatives come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission is available to order as an option. A number of performance-enhancing options such as Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical rear-differential lock or the Sport Chrono Package are standard on the GTS models, as well as Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which reduces the ride height by 0.39 inches (10 millimeters) compared to the standard suspension on other 718 Boxster and Cayman models. Increased performance with more power The maximum torque of up to 317 lb-ft (309 lb-ft on manual transmission models) is available across a broad power band from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm (1,900 to 5,500 rpm on manual transmission models) and further improves acceleration. When equipped with the optional PDK transmission both GTS models are capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The top track speed is 180 mph. Characteristic GTS: black accents inside and out The GTS models set themselves apart through distinct visual differences. The Sport Design front fascia underscores the performance of the car. Tinted front indicator lights and taillights, model designations in black, a black lower rear fascia, and black tips on the centrally mounted standard Sport Exhaust System make the GTS models stand out. Black GTS designations on the doors and matte black 20-inch wheels complete the particularly dynamic appearance. Interior: Standard Alcantara® and Porsche Track Precision App The interior is also pure GTS. The chronometer of the standard Sport Chrono Package is centrally mounted on the dashboard. The seat centers of the standard Sport Seats Plus are made of Alcantara®. Featuring an embroidered GTS logo on the headrests, they provide particularly high lateral support and comfort. The steering wheel rim, center console armrest, and door armrests are also made of Alcantara®. When the optional Navigation Module and Connect Plus Packages are ordered, the standard Sport Chrono Package also offers the Porsche Track Precision App (PTPA). The app allows performance oriented drivers to automatically record, display, and analyze driving data obtained on closed courses on a smartphone. Market availability and pricing The 2018 718 GTS models are now available to order and are expected to arrive at U.S. dealers by March 2018. The base MSRP - excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing, and handling fee - is as follows: 718 Cayman GTS $79,800 718 Boxster GTS $81,900
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:08 PM
    Introducing the new 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS. Unlike the previous generation 981 GTS models Porsche actually makes the 2018 GTS worth the money. They do not just change software on the motor but provide a larger turbocharger. This bumps horsepower to 365 and torque to 309 lb-ft. Is also means the GTS will offer more tuning headroom. Basically, a factory turbo upgrade. Whether this means Porsche will offer a turbo retrofit for the 718 Cayman and Boxster S with a performance package as they do with the 991.2 Carrera S remains to be seen. Power is only part of the equation as several options such as Porsche Torque Vectoring and PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) are standard on the GTS. There are minor styling changes with black accents inside and out as well as alcantara for the interior. Overall, a very nice upgrade if you can stomach the $79,800 for the Cayman GTS and $81,900 for the Boxster GTS. More power, exclusive equipment Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche is expanding the mid-engine 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman model lines with new GTS models. A newly developed intake plenum and an optimized turbocharger increases the output of the 2.5 liter flat-four cylinder engine to 365 horsepower. This is 15 horsepower more than on the 718 S models and up to 35 horsepower more compared to the previous generation of naturally aspirated Boxster and Cayman GTS variants. Like all 718 model variants, the new GTS derivatives come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission is available to order as an option. A number of performance-enhancing options such as Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical rear-differential lock or the Sport Chrono Package are standard on the GTS models, as well as Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which reduces the ride height by 0.39 inches (10 millimeters) compared to the standard suspension on other 718 Boxster and Cayman models. Increased performance with more power The maximum torque of up to 317 lb-ft (309 lb-ft on manual transmission models) is available across a broad power band from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm (1,900 to 5,500 rpm on manual transmission models) and further improves acceleration. When equipped with the optional PDK transmission both GTS models are capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The top track speed is 180 mph. Characteristic GTS: black accents inside and out The GTS models set themselves apart through distinct visual differences. The Sport Design front fascia underscores the performance of the car. Tinted front indicator lights and taillights, model designations in black, a black lower rear fascia, and black tips on the centrally mounted standard Sport Exhaust System make the GTS models stand out. Black GTS designations on the doors and matte black 20-inch wheels complete the particularly dynamic appearance. Interior: Standard Alcantara® and Porsche Track Precision App The interior is also pure GTS. The chronometer of the standard Sport Chrono Package is centrally mounted on the dashboard. The seat centers of the standard Sport Seats Plus are made of Alcantara®. Featuring an embroidered GTS logo on the headrests, they provide particularly high lateral support and comfort. The steering wheel rim, center console armrest, and door armrests are also made of Alcantara®. When the optional Navigation Module and Connect Plus Packages are ordered, the standard Sport Chrono Package also offers the Porsche Track Precision App (PTPA). The app allows performance oriented drivers to automatically record, display, and analyze driving data obtained on closed courses on a smartphone. Market availability and pricing The 2018 718 GTS models are now available to order and are expected to arrive at U.S. dealers by March 2018. The base MSRP - excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing, and handling fee - is as follows: 718 Cayman GTS $79,800 718 Boxster GTS $81,900
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    Today, 04:53 PM
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    Today, 04:50 PM
    This is definitely one we have all been waiting to see. Hopes are high for the new B9 generation Audi RS5 and its twin turbo EA839 2.9 liter V6. The engine should prove to be a popular tuning platform and it is shared with the Porsche Panamera 4S. Brute force is on the side of the AMG in this battle however. The M177 4.0 liter V8 is just a bigger motor. If you are into power and torque it is very difficult to argue against it. The aftermarket also loves it and with those two turbos sitting right on top 700+ whp with upgrades is just the beginning of what we will see. Power and torque aside, which one is more fun to drive? The Audi is estimated to be 200 pounds lighter. Come on Motortrend, you couldn't weigh the cars? You're going by quoted weights? Lazy work. We want actual independent testing or what is the point of this? Not only do they not weigh the cars they do not test them on a racetrack. No laptimes, just a bunch of yammering. Weak. Not only do we not get laptimes but there are no independent performance measures either. They simply quote manufacturer figures. They did not even line the cars up. This entire Head 2 Head has very little actual head to head comparison going on. What a waste of time. We'll have to wait for a proper comparison from someone who takes this seriously.
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    Today, 04:48 PM
    This is definitely one we have all been waiting to see. Hopes are high for the new B9 generation Audi RS5 and its twin turbo EA839 2.9 liter V6. The engine should prove to be a popular tuning platform and it is shared with the Porsche Panamera 4S. Brute force is on the side of the AMG in this battle however. The M177 4.0 liter V8 is just a bigger motor. If you are into power and torque it is very difficult to argue against it. The aftermarket also loves it and with those two turbos sitting right on top 700+ whp with upgrades is just the beginning of what we will see. Power and torque aside, which one is more fun to drive? The Audi is estimated to be 200 pounds lighter. Come on Motortrend, you couldn't weigh the cars? You're going by quoted weights? Lazy work. We want actual independent testing or what is the point of this? Not only do they not weigh the cars they do not test them on a racetrack. No laptimes, just a bunch of yammering. Weak. Not only do we not get laptimes but there are no independent performance measures either. They simply quote manufacturer figures. They did not even line the cars up. This entire Head 2 Head has very little actual head to head comparison going on. What a waste of time. We'll have to wait for a proper comparison from someone who takes this seriously.
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