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    Today, 02:01 PM
    The McLaren 650S has a revised award winning McLaren M838T 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 motor offering more power. In stock from the 650S is rated as its name implies at 650 horsepower (641 SAE) up from the 616 in the MP4-12C courtesy of new heads, pistons, cam timing, and a revised exhaust system. The result is an incredible 569 wheel horsepower and 451 lb-ft of wheel torque. With the Fabspeed X-pipe and sport cats horsepower rises to 611 at the wheels and torque is bumped up to 514 for a gain of 63 lb-ft at the wheels. When the cats are bypassed using the Fabspeed pipes power rises to 620 and peak torque is at 509. The peak torque figure does not tell the whole story as later on in the curve there are torque gains which provide the power boost. These are very nice gains from exhaust modifications. Imagine adding in a tune and maybe some race gas. 650 wheel horsepower seems well within reason on the 650S with bolt ons.
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    Today, 01:05 PM
    Big brother versus little brother. V12 versus V10. Lamborghini versus Lamborghini. That is what we have here as our Russian friends managed to pit the Lamborghini Huracan against the Lamborghini Aventador in a standing kilometer drag race. Who would not want to see that? The Lamborghini Huracan is obviously smaller, lighter, and less powerful. The 5.2 liter V10 of the Huracan on paper puts out 610 horsepower which means it gives up just about 100 horses to the Aventador 6.5 liter V12. This particular Aventador features and exhaust and tune said to put it at 730 horsepower which is well within reason. The Huracan does send its power through a dual clutch transmission to all four wheels whereas the Aventador uses an ISR (independent shift rod) unit. Both cars obviously have all wheel drive. The Aventador has more power and torque but it also carries about 650 more pounds of weight. On paper this should actually be close with the Aventador having a top end advantage. The Aventador gets the jump off the line. It holds its lead through the standing kilometer. As expected, the Aventador has the higher trap speeds but the Huracan is very close. With some mild tuning the Huracan can close the gap. 1/4 mile: Huracan: 129.71 Aventador: 131.15 1/2 mile: Huracan: 160.00 Aventador: 161.74 Kilometer: Huracan: 170.23 Aventador: 172.73
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    Today, 12:10 PM
    The BMW 5 Series GT is a failure. There is no other way to put it. BMW bet against wagons in the USA and thought the crossover and SUV crazy US market would eat up some kind of wagon-sedan-hatchback blend. BMW was wrong but that will not stop them from attempting to force the market to embrace the 5 GT. Germany's Auto Motor Und Sport reports that BMW intends to produce the model again with the next generation 5-Series. The publication also points out the 5 GT is not popular at all in Germany. Where is it popular? In China apparently. As China blocks google access apparently the Chinese population can't search to find out what an attractive BMW design actually looks like. Thanks for keeping this automotive abortion alive China. Source
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    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Interesting comparison here that we do not often get to see which is the same S63TU equipped vehicle dyno'd with a piggyback and with a flash tune. Obviously everyone knows the F generation BMW's were recently cracked and now flash tuning is possible which is an alternative to the already established piggybacks. This comparison is not exactly perfect and there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, Jailbreak tuning sells flash tunes. It is in their best interest to show a flash tune doing better than a piggyback. Secondly, we do not know what piggyback unit is being used or what map is being used. Results with a piggyback can vary greatly based on the information it is relaying to the ECU so the piggyback numbers are hardly set in stone. What the graph does show is the flash tune appears to be smoother and also it is able to go well past the rev limiter which the piggyback tune can not. The flash provides 36 more wheel horsepower and 32 more lb-ft of torque at the wheels. A higher resolution graph would be appreciated but it is still nice to see an overlay of an F13 M6 with downpipes on the stock tune, piggyback tune, and flash tune.
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    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    Wait, but what about that Grand National I see in the vids? did that run at all and how did it do?
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    We all know the Shelby GT350R is going to be a badass track car considering it improves on the already badass Shelby GT350 with further track oriented refinements. If the laptime being reported is true Ford truly raised the bar for what an American pony car is capable of. 7:32.19 is over 5 seconds quicker than what Chevrolet managed in the Camaro Z28 which itself is incredibly potent. To put the laptime in further context the GT350R laps the 'Ring just ahead of a Ferrari 458 Italia and right behind a Porsche 997 GT2. Pretty good company wouldn't you say? There is no official confirmation yet of this laptime or video evidence. Really, no proof of any kind so everyone is just taking EVO's word for it. EVO is a credible source so we expect an official release supporting their story soon. We do not even have the GT350R full specs yet but what we do know is the GT350R is shaping up to best one of the best American track cars and arguably the best track car value in the world. Source
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    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    The M133 engine just continues to impress and the tuning market for the smallest AMG motor just continues to push forward. Here is an A45 AMG that received bolt on modifications from Rebellion Automotive consisting of their tune, downpipe, and intake. The result? 375 horsepower at all four wheels. The torque figure is what is is really eye opening as the car shows 502 newton meters or 370 lb-ft at all four wheels. That mountain of torque is also available fairly early in the powerband. Rebellion claims they picked up 43 wheel horsepower on a competitors tune but did not provide the graph to support this assertion and they did not name the competitor. Additionally, the claim this A45 AMG put down 312 at all four wheels in stock form but once again did not provide a graph as support. Rebellion is using a piggyback tune and with flash tunes progressing on the M133 it will be interesting to see how bolt on tuning plays out for the M133 from here on out.
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    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    We have all known for some time now Audi intended to expand the TT line up to a third model variant. Audi has presented various concepts including an Offroad TT concept and the Offroad variant is what Audi is going to produce for some inexplicable reason. AudiBoost believes the TT Sportback Concept which essentially transformed the TT into a four-door 'coupe' style sedan makes infinitely more sense. Audi already has the allroad wagon in the lineup so why the redundancy? Apparently Audi is banking on crossover mania instead of building a model to go toe to toe with the CLA. The TTQ can be thought of as a Q4 and Audi can not call it a Q4 as FIAT owns the Q4 name. Would it really have killed you to produce a TT-RS Sportback Audi? Source
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    Yesterday, 01:17 AM
    I'd like to see the numbers of a GIAC tune + Fabspeed's full exhaust package. It'd be hilarious if the numbers were better than with the Fabspeed module. "Save 1500 and have the overall better system"
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    01-25-2015, 12:13 PM
    Weistec Engineering held a Concourse event at their facility this past weekend in Santa Ana, California. The turnout was quite large as you can see. Fortunately, Weistec has a good amount of parking around their ample sized facility which was able to accommodate. Weistec is primarily known for their Mercedes-AMG work but as you can see what they do generates interest from enthusiasts across the spectrum. In addition to a variety of Benzes you will see everything from Lamborghinis, to Ferraris, to bikes, etc. Turnouts like this prove how big of a name Weistec has become. If they continue to do this event yearly they will likely soon need a bigger venue. Congratulations to @Weistec for how they have come and a successful event. Enjoy the photos. CAR NINJAS PHOTOS FROM HERE ON
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    01-25-2015, 11:47 AM
    Put the car on the dyno tonight, for a few runs with the new intakes on. The results were pretty much as expected, we can most likely get more power out of the car, but 640WHP on stage 2's (or RB's), very very doubtful. These results were had with no tuner on hand, Dzenno is Skiing, and made me 2 maps one with low timing and one with the high timing (the same timing we ran last time on the dyno), well due to a miscommunication on my part they were left for IJEOS(shop car), instead of I8AOS for the car these are on. So they were unusable meaning we had one back end flash, with timing set to 10-13.5 up top, which is 2 degrees less then we ran on the previous dyno session records. We also were having a very hard time getting boost smooth in the JB, Terry, and I worked at it for about 20-40 logs, and got it to this level of smoothness, for some reason the PID had to be dropped way down as very small PWM changes were making big swings in boost, even with PID this low boost would still do weird things. It would spool then quickly drop boost, then build it again, which is that little depression in TQ you see from 3500-4250 or so, after that boost would smooth out, and track pretty well to redline. On the previous dyno the Stage 2 record was achieved on 29psi peak to 17.5 psi at redline as that is all we could make. These numbers were achieved with 27 psi peak to 22 psi at redline. We couldn't go any higher as we were getting a LOT of corrections, and LPFP was going nuts, but we can easily hold 25+ psi to redline if we can get the other issues figured out, but BP and shaft speed with those little compressors is going to be up there, and not healthy. If we matched the previous boost in the midrange, and fixed the boost drop off then rebuild issue, the curves down low would basically be identical. As far as LPFP something is really going on there, I will investigate tomorrow, as its pretty scary. With this against us, we still managed to make 576WHP/615WTQ with all these issues, once Dzenno gets back, and we can have a tuner on hand as we dyno, as well as get the LPFP, and boost figured out, the graph will smooth way out, and we have no doubt should achieve 600WHP with a few more psi, and less timing corrections. Either way, the intakes do exactly advertised, offer you much more flow to redline, and a much more flat power curve where it counts in the high end of the rev band. I threw a graph in there against 2+ as well, there really is no comparison, 2+ leaves the 15T's in the dust on about the same boost midrange and 2 psi more up top. All, and all we are happy, and these delivered as expected, once we get tuning sorted, we should have nice clean graph, and right around 600/600. Not bad for a set of Stage 2's...:naughty: Break down: VTT Stage 2's Billet 15T's VTT Silicone intakes VTT Silicone Charge pipe VTT Double Barrel HPFP upgrade Fuel-it Stage 2 LPFP with 450 inline Cobb AP with PTF custom back end flash JB4 100% E85 All runs done in 4th gear Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2 Stock intake Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2+ Data Zap Log Jb Log
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