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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 PM
    This record will be topped and then topped again as temps drop and drag racing season gets going in negative DA (density altitude). What you see here though is what the new GT500 is capable of in factory trim and considering the curb weight, balance, and rear wheel drive layout the change to a DCT transmission is working wonders. Not only is a 1.727 60 foot on factory rubber nothing to sneeze at this was done in Texas so not a 'fast' east coast strip: It will be interesting to see just how quick and fast the stock cars go. A 10.4 maybe? 135+ miles per hour maybe? Ford did a great job with the transmission software and traction control. Skip to the 11-minute mark to see the pass.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:46 PM
    The McLaren 600LT is currently the lightest production McLaren vehicle. They did not strip out weight and add power while adding downforce for fun. This car is designed to be a track weapon yet at its much lower price point can not be allowed to step on the toes of its 720S big brother. No doubt the Trofeo R tires help here as the P1 itself picks up almost 1.5 seconds just from the tire changes. That takes the McLaren P1 from just losing to the 600LT to beating its time easily: The Ferrari 488 Pista is omitted accidentally from the lap time list but it turned a 1:10.8. What will a 720LT do?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:05 PM
    Now we are starting to cook with gas! Take a look at this very impressive Audi B9 S5 1/4 mile pass from an S5 EA839 3.0 with the Pure Turbos Stage 2 hybrid turbo upgrade. The car managed to hit 10.585 @ 134.39 miles per hour. This is now the overall B9 S5 1/4 mile record but also the overall EA839 engine platform record until someone tops it: The mods are a JB4 tune with Pure Turbos Stage 2 turbocharger and a BMS meth kit. The car is factory weight and on the factory wheels and tires. Very impressive and congratulations to all involved on the record.
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  • Arin@APR's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 PM
    You knew this was coming hot on the heels of the APR 718 software suite release. This is arguably the most impressive software release to date on the 991.2 9A2B6 3.0 platform and APR is providing considerable testing data along with being the first tuner to date so support OTS 100% E85 tuning. This is a game changer namely in APR taking advantage of the ability for Sport Chrono equipped cars to change modes. Normal, Sport, and Sport+ all still work but each provides a different mode that alters the map. How that works and the data to go with it you can read about below. E85 tuning is something tuners have struggled with but APR has it figured out and the numbers are outstanding. They are able to take a base 991.2 9A2B6 3.0 (Carrera, T) from 360 wheel horsepower stock to 474 wheel horsepower. The torque gain is almost 200 lb-ft at the wheels! Read the full details below as this is a big deal for 991.2 3.0 enthusiasts with much more to come. Product Page Product Page Product Page APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 3.0T engine! APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 3.0T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR’s optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine’s capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The software loads to the factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install. APR ECU Upgrade Stages APR’s ECU Upgrades support various octanes both with or without any hardware modifications. Each stage is fully compatible with an upgraded intake, intercooler, exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications. Porsche Mode Switching Each upgrade offers a host of improvements beyond power alone. Using Porsche’s Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus modes offers varying levels of output while retaining all of the unique characteristics present in each mode. Sport and Sport plus modes give you full power and torque. Normal mode give you modest increase over stock, but focuses on economy and comfort. We’ve optimized boost, fueling, ignition, cams, and more to achieve greater power and torque in all scenarios. Features In Sport Plus mode we’ve reduced turbo lag during reapplication of the throttle by building boost while off the throttle. We have linearized the pedal maps for a more predictable throttle response curve, which works exceptionally well on the track. We’ve enabled left foot braking, and brake boosting. The speed limiter has been removed. We’ve optimized the software to better handle larger wheels without excessive torque interventions. And finally we’ve inverted the start stop functionality so the vehicle starts with this feature disabled. Safety With many customers tracking their Porsche, safety is paramount in our calibration strategy. Through the use of extreme datalogging equipment and additional sensors, thermocouples, and transducers, our engineers were able to fully optimize the ECU for advanced safety routines. This includes implementing several routines not enabled from the factory. The entire thermal management system is optimized to reduce engine bay temperature, and reduce intake air temperature, while also implementing advanced protection routines to prevent oil temperature from achieving unsafe levels. The exhaust crackles disable when temperature thresholds are crossed, and are only enabled in sport mode. Next, we help protect the engine from LSPI by preventing the engine from being lugged out in tall gears. We also protect the turbo from damaging compressor surge, and add in turboshaft overspeed protection. We’ve enabled new temperature protection routines to prevent the engine, exhaust, and other components from overheating, and have implemented temperature management strategies that are fully mindful of the platform’s limited fueling capabilities. We’ve optimized the injection strategy to not only deliver a fatter torque curve and better spool, but to reduce the chances of knock, and torque dips. This is also achieved alongside per cylinder ignition advance and fuel trimming. APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 454-501 HP with 439-523 FT-LBS of torque, depending on octane. Gains as high as 102-155 HP and 111-195 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, cooling, or exhasut system. APR Stage 1 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, 104 AKI, and E60-E85 fuel grades in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 104 RON, 108 RON, and E60-E85 in the Rest of the World. Click here to see more interactive dyno graphs at the crank, the wheels, the gain over stock, each octane, and each mode! Crank Figures 390 HP / 330 FT-LBS - Stock as as measured by APR 454 HP / 439 FT-LBS - +102 HP / +111 FT-LBS Max Gain - APR STG 1, 91 AKI, Sport/Sport+ Mode 475 HP / 461 FT-LBS - +125 HP / +133 FT-LBS Max Gain - APR STG 1, 93 AKI, Sport/Sport+ Mode 482 HP / 491 FT-LBS - +135 HP / +163 FT-LBS Max Gain - APR STG 1, 100 AKI, Sport/Sport+ Mode 484 HP / 493 FT-LBS - +137 HP / +165 FT-LBS Max Gain - APR STG 1, 104 AKI, Sport/Sport+ Mode 501 HP / 523 FT-LBS - +155 HP / +195 FT-LBS Max Gain - APR STG 1, E85, Sport/Sport+ Mode Individual Dyno Graphs Stock vs APR Stage 1 - 91 AKI Wheel - Crank - Gain - Normal Mode Wheel - Crank - Gain - Sport/Sport+ Mode Stock vs APR Stage 1 - 93 AKI Wheel - Crank - Gain - Normal Mode Wheel - Crank - Gain - Sport/Sport+ Mode Stock vs APR Stage 1 - 100 AKI Wheel - Crank - Gain - Normal Mode Wheel - Crank - Gain - Sport/Sport+ Mode Stock vs APR Stage 1 - 104 AKI Wheel - Crank - Gain - Normal Mode Wheel - Crank - Gain - Sport/Sport+ Mode Stock vs APR Stage 1 - E85 Wheel - Crank - Gain - Normal Mode Wheel - Crank - Gain - Sport/Sport+ Mode Application Guide - 991.2 991 Carrera 3.0T - 991.2 991 Carrera T 3.0T - 991.2 991 Targa 3.0T - PDK & 6MT Price - $1,499.99 USD MSRP - $1,349.99 USD SALE Price Until 2020 How to Buy Visit any APR Dealer in the world. They will flash the ECU via the OBDII port. NOTE At the initial launch we will have limited ECU Box Code support. If you have an ECU we haven't seen, we'll need the ECU sent in for extraction and software creation. For this trouble, we'll provide the tune to you at a deep discount. Please contact us! Product Page Product Page Product Page
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 PM
    Great numbers here right in what is arguably the 'sweet spot' for the N54. This E92 335i belongs to BimmerBoost member @Lazyme870 and it has 160k+ miles on it. This car gets driven and with ~630 rear wheel horsepower must be a lot of fun. It is running the RB GF (Game Finisher) turbochargers. 2008 335i with about 160K RB Game Finishers w/Ceramic coated manifolds 19T FBO with RB EVO Inlets/ RB outlets Single VTT Shotgun, Fuel-it 650 LPFP JB4+BEF Tuned by Trebila The torque curve holds well and the car hit a peak of 579 lb-ft at the wheels. Solid results.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    This just does not feel very McLaren. In a recent Car and Driver interview McLaren's CEO Mike Flewitt made some startling revelations including McLaren working on an wheel drive vehicle and that in 3-4 years we can expect all McLarens to be hybrid. Here are the main points: Hybrids are coming to pretty much every major performance vehicle manufacturer. It is inevitable. With it comes an inevitable weight gain too. Do cars really need to keep lowering their 0-60 to be more fun? Does the McLaren 720S not already show us the combination of a low curb weight, rear wheel drive, and a high revving turbo motor make for a combination that is fun and fast? Expect the first hybrid McLaren in 2021 after an unveiling in 2020. Expect the electric motor to feed the front wheels while a traditional internal combustion motor sends power to the rear wheels. Maybe they will let you switch the electric motor off? It seems that as cars get faster and faster and heavier and heavier a market may emerge for more traditional enthusiast oriented cars without the electronics. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    While we wait for the Porsche 992 GT3 and Turbo models to debut we are getting more 992 Carrera S test numbers. Sport Auto did a lap test of the new 911 Carrera S and it is impressive topping some strong cars but falling short of the 991 generation GT3's. Porsche 911 Carrera S (992) Engine: Six-cylinder boxer engine Power: 450 hp Torque: 530 Nm Vehicle weight: 1.590 kg Acceleration (0-100 km / h): 3.5 1. McLaren 720S - 01:42 : 10 min 2. Porsche 911 GT2 RS - 01:42:29 min 3. Komo-Tec Ariel Atom - 01:42:76 min 4. Corvette C7 Z06R Lucifer TIKT Performance - 01:43:44 min 5. Lamborghini Huracan Performant - 01:44:01Min 6. Lamborghini Aventador SV - 01:44:81 min 7. McLaren 570S - 01:45:04 min 8. Mercedes-AMG GT R - 01:45:16 min 9. Radical RXC - 01:45:42 min 10 Donkervoort GTO - 01:46:28 min 11th McLaren 650S (2014) - 01:46:35 min 12th Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - 01:46:36 min 13th Audi R8 V10 Plus - 1:46:48 min 14th Porsche 9th GT3 RS - 01:47:30 min 15th Lamborghini Huracán (2014) - 01:47:31 min 16th Porsche 911 GT3 (991 II) - 01:48:18 min 17th Porsche 911 GT3 (991) - 01 :48:28 18th Porsche 911 R - 01:48:60 min 19th Komo-Tec Lotus Exige EX460 - 01:48:79 min 20. Mercedes-AMG GT C - 01:48:83 min 21. Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series - 01:48:89 min 22. AC Schnitzer ACS4 - 01:49:06 min 23. Porsche 911 Carrera S (992) - 01:49:09 min 24. Nissan GT-R - 01: 49:10 min 25th Mercedes-AMG GT S - 01:49:22 min 26th AC Schnitzer ACL2 - 01:49:81 min 27th Honda NSX - 01:49:97 min 27.1 Nissan GT-R Track Edition - 01 : 49: 97 min 28. Mercedes-AMG E63 S - 01:50:04 min 29. Porsche 911 Carrera S (991 II) - 01:50:18 min 30. BMW E30 M3 DTM - 01:50:35 31. Ferrari F430 Scuderia - 01:50:78 min 32. Aston Martin Vantage (2019) - 01:50:82 min 33. Brabus SL 850 - 01:50:90 min 34. Audi R8 RWS - 01:51: 18 min 35. RUF CTR2 Sport - 01:51:29 min 36. Wiesmann GT MF5 - 01:51:30 min 37. Gemballa Panamera GTP750 - 01:51:44 min 38. Porsche Cayman GT4 (981) MR - 01: 51.65 min 39. Porsche Cayman GT4 (981) - 01:51:71 min 40th MTM Audi TT RS - 01:51:80 min 41st Mercedes-AMG SL 63 - 01:51:85 min 42nd KTM X -Bow RR - 01:51:96 min 43. Jaguar F-Type SVR - 01:52:11 min 44. Mercedes AMG C63 S Coupe - 01:52:28 min 45. Porsche Panamera Turbo - 01:52:32 min 46. ​​Radical SR3 SL - 01:52:41min 47. Wimmer KTM X-Bow GT - 01:52:51 min 47.1 Mercedes-AMG C63 S - 01:52:51 min 48. Audi TT RS - 01:52:68 min 49. BMW M4 - 01:52: 76 min 50. Alpina B5 - 01:52:85 min 51. Corvette C7 - 01:52:93 min
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