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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-25-2015, 01:02 PM
    This bolt on modified Gen V Viper in the videos below is quite impressive. There is good driving to go with it as the owner shifts cleanly and quickly. Previously, we saw a bolt on Gen V Viper beat a PP-Performance tuned CLS63 AMG from a roll and some fanboys doubted the outcome. Well, this bolt on Viper runs not one but two tuned M157 AMG's from PP-Performance. Let's start with the CLS63 AMG said to be a stage 2 PP-Performance tune. The Viper makes easy work of it as they dodge (pardon the pun) traffic: The E63 is said to have the RS850 PP-Performance package with upgraded turbos. The Viper makes easy work of it as well: How about a Mercedes-AMG GT S? Considering the car is stock this race favors the Viper. The AMG GT S gets the hit in the first run. It is quickly overtaken and passed. The second run has a lot of traffic and isn't very clean but the Viper pulls again: Does a tuned SLS AMG fare any better? Nope. The Viper spanks it too: With the AMG's all getting mopped up surely an Aventador will do better? Guess again. The nice thing at least is that this video has honks denoting the start of the race. It doesn't matter, Viper comes out on top yet again: The only real challenger to the Viper is a tuned McLaren MP4-12C. The McLaren does not have a passenger but the Viper does. In the first video it is pretty much door to door with the McLaren appearing to edge. In the second run it looks like the Viper jumps and holds off the McLaren. Overall, this goes to show how potent a bolt on Gen V Dodge Viper is as if this point needs reinforcing yet again. The videos themselves leave a lot to be desired as honks would be much appreciated as would steady camera angles from mounted GoPro's. What we get is a lot of head turning making for jumpy vids so these are not the best but it's still easy to tell the Viper is a beast.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-25-2015, 12:11 PM
    Well they were supposed to have many different cars to choose from with an expanded lineup. This is what they were going to produce: It's a shame they have fallen on hard times.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    11-25-2015, 11:58 AM
    It's a shame. I would love a lotus. The prices are pretty crazy and I am scared of the fact that people have totalled their cars in minor incidents because that front clamshell is $$$$$$
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-25-2015, 11:53 AM
    Nice results here for Eurocharged modifications on the S55 3.0 liter twin turbo direct injected engine platform from the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4. The Stage 1 tune on the stock exhaust puts down 452 wheel horsepower and 459 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on pump gas. Add in catless downpipes and power climbs to 477 at the wheels. The tune and downpipes provide a boost of just under 50 horsepower at the wheels over the catless downpipes alone. These are all pump gas numbers. With higher octane or meth injection of course things can be pushed further. Pricing is typical Eurocharged which means the best value for the quality in the business. $1400 for downpipes and a tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is a steal. Tune only: Tune and catless downpipes vs. catless downpipes only: Downpipes:
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 04:02 PM
    Introducing the ‪HRE‬ Series S2. The ‪Series S2‬ debuts with five new models, including the 10-spoke mesh S200, the aggressive diamond five-spoke S201, the V-5 directional spoke S204, the split five-spoke S207, and the 20-spoke directional S209. The design of these new wheels include a unique twisted spoke geometry and complex 360 degree surfacing inspired by the latest cars. The all-new Series S2 wheels are available in diameters ranging from 20 to 22 and 24 inches and widths ranging from 7 to 14 inches. For added style and weight reduction, customers also have the choice of optional titanium assembly and lug hardware. The Series S2 will also be available as a centerlock and will be load-rated for larger luxury sedans and SUVs. For more information, please email us or visit
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 01:21 PM
    Another year and another LA Auto Show is in the books. There were some exciting debuts. Alfa Romeo made a splash with their new Giulia. Mercedes-AMG of course had the new C63 AMG coupe which is gorgeous. Not enough can be said about Ford and their GT350R Mustang and the GT. BMW of course had their M4 GTS, Dodge their Viper ACR, and Acura their NSX. The emphasis on enthusiast cars may be diminishing but they are still alive and well with some of the best iterations yet. These are exciting times for performance enthusiasts. That is not to say everything is all sunshine and rainbows as the presence of Lotus basically evaporated and manufacturers keep pushing electric drivetrains which is where we are headed. The enthusiast market probably has 20 years left at best before autonomous electrics that drive you take over. Enjoy it while it lasts. Here's a recap of our coverage: LAAS 2015 - BMW wants $134,200 for the 2016 F82 M4 GTS LAAS 2015 - Volkswagen is delusional and acts like everything is fine by deflecting attention to electric powertrains LAAS 2015 - The 'new' 2017 R231 Mercedes SL is the old Mercedes SL LAAS 2015 - Alfa Romeo brings a few Giulias and a few gorgeous women to Los Angeles LAAS 2015 - The world's ugliest F82 BMW M4 created by LT Motorwerks, LB Performance, and Crzy Engineering LAAS 2015 - We can't get enough of the new Ford GT LAAS 2015 - The C205 C63 AMG coupe is gorgeous - Mercedes-AMG brings their Edition 1 AMG C63 S Coupe LAAS 2015 - Aston Martin's bespoke DB10 created for James Bond LAAS 2015 - The second generation Audi R8 is simply stunning LAAS 2015 - Mercedes-AMG brings the AMG GT GT3 race car and it is badass LAAS 2015 - The Lotus US presence is on life support - Exige V6 Cup photos LAAS 2015 - Go racing with Porsche's Cayman GT4 Clubsport for $165k - PDK Cayman GT4 #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 12:51 PM
    $165,000 is a lot of money for a track toy. If you have the coin Porsche has the car. This is the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. What do you get for that money? A stripped out interior, roll cage, GT3 cup car front suspension system, racing harness, upgraded brakes, larger fuel tank, and fire suppression system. Does all of that add up to $165k? Well, we do not know. The main change is that the manual transmission is ditched for the PDK dual clutch transmission. Interesting, considering that this pretty much admits that for serious track duty the PDK is the better performance option. It also proves that Porsche could easily give the standard Cayman GT4 the PDK but is refusing based on politics to maintain an artificial performance hierarchy as with a PDK transmission the Cayman GT4 would step on too many 911's toes. This is why PorscheBoost has been saying for some time now that the manual transmission decision is solely driven by internal politics. The only way you will get a Cayman GT4 with a PDK transmission from Porsche is with this Clubsport model. Considering it is not street legal and comes with almost a $100k penalty we would be perfectly happy with the standard GT4. For guys that want to race, this Cayman might just be the perfect car. #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 12:02 PM
    Anyone remember when the future was bright over at Lotus Cars? Allow us to jog your memory. It was way back in 2010 when Lotus was showing off a bunch of concepts including a 2013 Esprit. Lotus had an awesome presence at car shows and was generating huge buzz with their upcoming lineup. It all fizzled out as you may have noticed there was no Esprit built for 2013. The other four concept cars they debuted in 2010 named the Elan, Eterne, Elite, and Elise also amounted to nothing more than wishful thinking. Lotus did end up producing a new Exige a variant of you see below except they do not sell it in the USA for street use. All they sell is the Evora which pretty much was supposed to be a stopgap car until they launched the new Esprit among others. Lotus did not even have their own booth but a dealer brought this Exige to the LA Auto Show. Their presence is almost non-existent. It is a shame as they produce cars for enthusiasts. With Lotus not being able to even sell their full offering worldwide it is fair to wonder if at least in the US their best days are behind them and if they even have a future in this market. #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 10:54 AM
    Here is the third and final video in an independent comparison of the trio of world's best supercars. The three cars of course are the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder. The independent testing is much appreciated in wake of Ferrari's absurd control freak media policies. The first test had the trio duke it out at the Silverstone roadcourse in the UK. The P1 took the victory there although we wonder if there was a British bias. The second test was a 1/4 mile drag race at the Santa Pod raceway in the UK. This network did not feel the drag racing and the way the results were presented were very well done. The P1 had the fastest trap speed of the trio and the 918 Spyder had the quickest ET. Well, maybe the third time's the charm? This is a longer drag race up to 186 miles per hour which will allows these vehicles to stretch their powerful legs. Based on the results of the previous test the 918 Spyder should get a lead out of the hole only to be eventually passed by the P1 and LaFerrari duking it out on the top end. What happens is that the P1 and LaFerrari are indeed the faster than the 918 Spyder. The 918 Spyder does not get a good launch and somehow in damp conditions the LaFerrari beats the other cars off the line. That should not happen with the 918 Spyder all wheel drive especially with the cars all on street tires. Fortunately, they do have the cars run several times. Performance measurement is courtesy of a VBOX. The 918 Spyder averages the quickest runs to 100 but past 100 miles per hour the P1 just pulls away. The LaFerrari trails the other two to 60, 100, and 150 but shows its power and top end prowess by 186: All three of these cars are absurdly fast. The 918 Spyder just puts its power down the most efficiently but it is also the heaviest due to its all wheel drive system which becomes a detriment past 100. The P1 seems to provide the best blend of top end punch and traction off the line. The LaFerrari does well but loses out which is maybe why Ferrari tries to control its testing as they would never let a result like this reach the public if they could prevent it. It is good for enthusiasts that Ferrari was not involved in these tests.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 10:13 AM
    Quite the sight to behold. Take in the beauty that is the beast known as the Mercedes-AMG GT3. Now although this race car is based on the AMG GT it uses the powerplant from the previous generation SLS GT3 platform which is a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 known as the M159. This vehicle is designed for gentlemen racers which means a customer can purchase it and go racing in various GT3 classes around the globe. Not exactly a cheap way to go racing but this is for big boys competing with the world's best. It will be interesting to see if the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will evolve to house a direct injected turbo motor for racing bringing a closer tie to the actual AMG GT street car. The GT3 drivetrain remains very similar to the previous generation SLS GT3 down to the sequential transaxle gearbox. The vehicle itself is stunning and the security guard Mercedes-AMG had on hand agreed with me on that point. He stated they had a hard time sourcing even one of these for the show and wanted to make sure nobody messed with it. A logical precaution for a machine of this caliber. Simply a stunning vehicle. #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-23-2015, 09:24 AM
    This car belongs to BimmerBoost vendor @fastgti69 who of course is using his own VM (Ventura Motorsports) N54 single turbocharger kit on his 6-speed manual E90 335i. He recently got it out on the dyno with Terry of Burger Motorsports to do some fine tuning. The result is over 800 wheel horsepower and 834 horsepower and 720 lb-ft of torque at the wheels to be exact. The thing is, they are not done here. There is more in this car. The N54 horsepower record still stands at 861 rear wheel horsepower but as we have more N54's pushing deep into the 800's along with further tuning revisions for these high horsepower cars we should start seeing records fall. Further details below from @Terry@BMS: Hey guys, Spent some time on the dyno today with Payam@VM's car. Main purpose of testing was to evaluate the new JB4 single turbo O2 sensor calibration and JB4 port injection control. In doing that it appears we also upped the official bar a bit for single turbo N54 power. Notes: 1) This big turbo really sings at 35psi. It's starting to get to the point that we need to add 4bar and 5bar MAP sensor support to the JB4. It's on my radar. 2) Car has a major issue dropping timing in cyl4. We have no idea why. 3) The JB4 o2 sensor control is working very well. It's amazing how lean we were running previously without really giving it much thought. The second dyno file is a comparison to his testing a couple months ago. AFR was creeping up to the mid 13s. If you're running a single turbo and not using the latest JB4 o2 sensor control firmware, your AFR is much leaner than you think it is. 4) The JB4 port injection control is working perfectly as well. It's convenient being able to datalog and change it from the same JB4 interface and it's nice that it finally self corrects for low fuel pressure. Much more planned for this. 5) Given the AFRs are accurate now we're using *a lot* more fuel than we did previously. Maintaining low pressure on E80 (as read via JB4 flex fuel sensor) has become an issue again. Been funneling data to Fuel-IT who has some new stuff in the works. 6) I heart JB4 anti-lag.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-23-2015, 08:55 AM
    Great numbers here from a GIAC tuned B8.5 Audi S4 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 equipped with the DSG dual clutch transmission. At ATCO in New Jersey (one of the nation's quickest tracks) the owner managed several mid 11 passes culminating with a new overall B8 S4 record of 11.462 @ 120.03 The fastest trap speed was 120.34 on a 11.494 pass. Here is the mod list for the car: AWE Tuning B8.5 Stage 2 Performance Pulley Kit AWE Tuning Resonated Downpipes and Touring Edition Exhaust G.I.A.C. Stage 2 V2 Engine Software - GIAC 104 file on MS109 fuel G.I.A.C. DSG Performance Software Upgraded intake, heat exchanger and reservoir Lightweight front/rear rotors and wheels It is important to note there is weight reduction as well with the passenger seat pulled as well as the spare and jack. On the stock 3.0 TFSI blower owners can continue to try to one-up themselves but it comes down to weight reduction and the best conditions to try to eek out new records. What the platform really needs to start seeing to move to the next level is larger superchargers.
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  • sdg1871's Avatar
    11-22-2015, 01:06 PM
    Aren't all of your guys duking it out again this coming weekend in Sacramento at a quarter mile event? My RedGutz plays next at the Wannagofast half mile event on Jan 23-24 in Ocala, FL.
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    11-22-2015, 12:22 PM
    1/8th mile trap >>> my car but 1/4 mile trap is a blip or 2 slower... oops, just read this is > 800ft ASL and without ICs.. color me impressed
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  • sA x sKy's Avatar
    11-22-2015, 07:39 AM
    Congratulations to BimmerBoost member sA x sKy who put down some eye opening numbers with his DCT F82 BMW M4. He managed to crack the 700 wheel horsepower barrier with his BMS JB4 tuned car which is upgraded with the Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbochargers. @sA x sKy has upgraded Dodson clutches which is the way to go for BMW DCT upgrades. Noting this is a DCT car is important as it is currently the highest horsepower DCT F80 M3 or F82 M4. The 708 wheel horsepower Pure Turbos Stage 2 upgraded F82 M4 we saw a few months back has a manual transmission. Great numbers here and further details from @sA x sKy below. We also look forward to seeing more timeslips from this car. So two different people told me to make a new thread for this.. so I hope you don't mind Sticky :D So my car was finally fixed today for a timing chain issue (second time..) and we wasted NO TIME whatsoever going to the dyno since street tuning was out of the question b/c of the weather outside. Literally we retimed the engine, put on the carbon fiber brace/strut brace on, turned on the car for 10 seconds.. and said fuck it let's go dyno. With the help of Jesse@PURE and Terry@BMS, I did 5 runs. 640whp, 658 whp, 660 who, 679 whp, and 704 whp! Had I had time for one more run I could have taken the dyno record but I'm content with this for now. We were building boost slowly up first but because the 5th run was the final run of the day, we said fuck it and went straight to an 85 meth additive for the 704! NO CODES. NO DTM. NO LIMP. The car ran amazing those 5 runs. 100% meth with 5 gallons of MS109 Thanks to Petrolwerks for building this awesome machine! And thank you Jesse@PURE, Jason@TPG, Terry@BMS, Mo@ACM, and T0ny32 for all the help along the way. Seriously, this project wouldn't have been possible had it not been for the combined efforts. Atco track rental is on Wednesday to hopefully break another record! I ran a 11.17@126 (maybe 127 I don't remember) with M/T ET Streets II. I have upgraded Driveshaft Shop axles this time so not worried about going full boost on this thing off the line. Objective is a 10.5@XXX. This is the highest whp F8X DCT in the world as of right now, and second highest whp overall. Can't thank Jesse@PURE and Terry@BMS enough for the personal touch for this car.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-22-2015, 07:32 AM
    Pictures do not do it justice. Audi's Press Release on the second generation R8 was well done with great photos but you just have to see the car in person to really understand how it is distinguishes itself from the previous generation R8 model. The new grille, headlights, rear lights, air intakes, etc., all combine to make the second generation R8 much more flattering. The proportions somehow seem more muscular and less awkward. The second gen car is just basically a reskinned Lamborghini Huracan with both cars sharing the same basic chassis, dual clutch transmission, and 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 engine. The R8 V10 Plus model you are looking at essentially matches the Lamborghini Huracan with 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The R8 is no longer neutered to the degree it was with the previous generation versus its Lamborghini sibling. What we want to know is when the R8 will be getting an entry level model soon to replace the defunct 4.2 FSI V8 model but boosted from the factory as reports hint at. For now, Audi is mum on the topic and the V10 engine remains the only option in the range. #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-22-2015, 06:42 AM
    Special editions are cool and nice to see of course as designers can get away with things they normally would not be allowed to. In this case, this DB10 was designed specifically for James Bond in the film Spectre. That is cool but what is also nice is that Aston Martin will produce 10 of these vehicles. Except that you can not purchase it. Eight were created for filming with two show cars one of which you see here. Unfortunately, the general public will not be able to purchase this car even on a limited basis. James Bond we are not. It is nice to see a manufacturer create cars like this for movies and for exposure. Aston Martin is reveling in Bond's switch back to them from BMW. The DB10 features a manual transmission and the 4.7 liter V8 from the Vantage meaning around 420 horsepower and 357 lb-ft of torque. As this is just a movie car more power is hardly necessary. The chassis itself is modified from the Vantage. Despite this not being a real car so to speak it points toward the future of Aston design language. #LAAS2015
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    11-22-2015, 06:11 AM
    The W205 C-Class platform transition from sedan to coupe is more elegant than the preceding W204 generation. While the W204 coupe produced some odd proportions the W205 generation C205 coupe looks like it was designed to be a coupe from the onset. The proportions in person are beautiful and clearly take on some S-Class coupe inspired elements namely with the rear end design. It is muscular, angular, and modern. Quite simply, it is beautiful and more so than its sedan sibling. This is the 'Edition 1' C63 AMG S Coupe which is named for the launch model. This is for those who have to be the first to have it. So what does Edition 1 offer? Mainly unique trim elements as you can see with the yellow decals, wheel finish, and interior stitching. It is attention grabbing but has a 'boy racer' element to it. The yellow highlights are not exactly what one would call elegant. The interior details are beautiful though. The Edition 1 is only available in the matte grey finish you see and the AMG Aerodynamics Package is included. You can also get the Edition 1 in standard 469 horsepower C63 trim or C63 S 503 horsepower trim. Whatever your thoughts may be on the yellow accents there is no denying the C205 C63 is a gorgeous coupe. #LAAS2015
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    11-22-2015, 05:41 AM
    We are glad Ford brought their GT and GT race car to the 2015 Los Angeles International Auto Show. For one, it is gorgeous and any auto enthusiast would be forgiven for staring at it for hours on end. Secondly, it is incredibly rare and an auto show is likely the only place one will get to see a GT. Ford did not just bring the production version but also the motorsport version designed to compete at Le Mans. Ford is very serious about their return to racing in 2016 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original GT40's victory over Ferrari. They also have been spending a lot of time testing the vehicle and showing that the loss of a V8 does not mean the car will lose any performance. On the contrary, the new GT is poised to offer world class performance. Soak in the beauty that is the Ford GT. #LAAS2015
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