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    01-09-2020, 06:36 PM
    Does the F92 M8 have a slight advantage over the F90 M5? Well, it is close but the M8 is rather easily showing low 10-second capability with simple bolt on modifications. Not only are low 10's impressive, breaking into the 9's seems well within reach. BMW F92 M8 mods: JB4 Map 5 BMS intake 3 gallons of MS109 mixed with 91 octane fuel So a JB4, BMS intake, and a few gallons of MS109 get you this: Hustling this boat to 60 in 2.5 seconds is just incredible. We're bound to see a 9-second bolt on run from an M8 any day now whether it be with GPS timing or on a strip. The car is on the verge of 9's with a little over a grand spent. Not bad at all.
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    12-27-2019, 05:02 PM
    However you feel about government if you are on this site you likely enjoy driving, modifying, and racing cars. Unfortunately, as you no doubt read certain areas and certain people want to make it illegal for you to work on your car or do anything fun at all with it. The RPM ACT is designed to protect automotive enthusiasts. Sign here to notify your representatives: Protect your right to race! Tell Congress to pass the RPM Act now and stop the EPA from destroying motorsports in 2020. Your member of Congress needs to hear from you before the end of the year! Street vehicles—cars, trucks, and motorcycles—can’t be converted into racecars according to the EPA. The EPA has announced that enforcement against high performance parts—including superchargers, tuners, and exhaust systems—is a top priority for 2020. The RPM Act was just reintroduced. Even if you are one of the hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts who contacted Congress in the past, we need your support now! Tell the bureaucrats in Washington that racecars are off limits! The RPM Act of 2019 (H.R. 5434/S. 2602) is common-sense, bi-partisan legislation to protect Americans’ right to convert street vehicles (cars, trucks and motorcycles) into dedicated racecars and the motorsports-parts industry’s ability to sell products that enable racers to compete. The bill clarifies that it is legal to make emissions-related changes to a street vehicle for the purpose of converting it into a racecar used exclusively in competition. It also confirms that it is legal to produce, market and install racing equipment. The RPM Act reverses the EPA’s interpretation that the Clean Air Act does not allow a motor vehicle designed for street use—including a car, truck, or motorcycle—to be converted into a dedicated racecar. This American tradition was unquestioned for nearly 50 years until 2015 when the EPA took the position that converted vehicles must remain emissions-compliant, even though they are no longer driven on public streets or highways. Although the EPA did not finalize the proposed rule, the agency still maintains the practice of modifying the emission system of a motor vehicle for the purpose of converting it for racing is illegal. Manufacturing, selling and installing race parts for the converted vehicle would also be a violation. The EPA has also announced that enforcement against high performance parts—including superchargers, tuners, and exhaust systems—is a top priority for 2020. Converting street vehicles into dedicated race vehicles is an American tradition dating back decades and has negligible environmental impact. While California is known for having the strictest emissions laws, the state exempts racing vehicles from regulation. Motorsports competition involves tens of thousands of participants and vehicle owners each year, both amateur and professional. Retail sales of racing products make up a nearly $2 billion market annually. Most of the vehicles raced on the estimated 1,300 racetracks operating across the U.S. are converted vehicles that the EPA considers to be illegal. The RPM Act does not interfere with the EPA’s authority to enforce against individuals who illegally install race parts on vehicles driven on public roads and highways and the companies that market such products. Tampering with the emissions system of a motor vehicle used on public roads is a clear violation of the Clean Air Act. The RPM Act will provide the racing community with certainty and confidence in the face of an EPA interpretation of the Clean Air Act that threatens to devastate an American pastime and eliminate jobs in our communities.
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    01-10-2020, 10:41 PM
    You saw the stock numbers for this F97 X3M last month from as they measured it from 100-200 kph and on their MAHA dynamometer. Well, now it has a Stage 1 S58 pump gas tune and output is up to roughly 650 horsepower. Keep in mind they have higher octane pump fuels available than most of us in the USA so 102 RON is roughly 95 octane: They picked up 94 PS or metric horses at the wheels over the stock figure. That certainly is more than 100 horsepower gained at the crank but this dyno type is conservative compared to a Dynojet. Let's just say this X3M is conservatively making 650+ horsepower tune only. The G80 M3 is going to be bananas.
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    01-09-2020, 02:14 AM
    These are GPS timed numbers but extremely impressive when you consider they are tune only and full weight. SRT (Silly Rabbit Tuning) provided their Stage 2 E85 tune for this Audi S6 and all it has is an upgraded HPFP (High Pressure Fuel Pump) to help with fueling on ethanol. The owner has a handheld to switch tunes but considering the numbers he will likely want to fill up with ethanol: How about a 0-60 of 3.20 seconds? The dual clutch transmission helps but it is nice to see the base 4.0 TFSI V8 get pushed and show what it can do. C7 S6's certainly are becoming more and more appealing due to their value and not giving up any tuning capability to their RS6/RS7 big brothers especially once turbos are swapped.
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    12-30-2019, 06:41 PM
    Wow. Credit to BMW for making the N47 diesel motor stout enough to be able to last for almost 30,000 miles without an oil change. What the owner of this motor was thinking is a valid question but just look at the absolute mess created. Brintech Customs in Australia is tasked with repairing this engine. There is going to be a bit of degreasing involved as you can see and some new engine parts. No side bets on if it was a woman that owned the engine in question please.
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    12-29-2019, 03:47 PM
    This video is a little odd as usually you do not see a tuner street racing for cash. Especially one who clearly established their Audi RS3 is the one to beat. Regardless, the Iroz RS3 takes on a tuned DSM on the streets of Vegas. An 1/8 mile is a bit short and the advantage would be with the dual clutch making the critical initial shift. Plus we all know this RS3 hooks. The DSM has the quicker reaction time but seems to get squirrely while the RS3 passes it calmly for the win just in time. This no doubt gets your name out in Vegas street racing circles but do any of these guys look like RS3 customers?
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    01-08-2020, 08:11 AM
    2020 marks the tenth year of BimmerBoost. The site expanded into the BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network but BimmerBoost started it all and in particular the N54 community here. So, we are celebrating by giving back. You already likely are aware of our first place prize which is a built N54 motor and the second place prize which is upgraded turbos. The third place prize is the VTT Cast CNC Aluminum Valve Cover for your N54 motor. What is the purpose of the part? If you are already entered in one of the other contests you are automatically entered in this one. How do you enter? By gaining rep points AFTER posting in this thread. What are rep points? You get points by participating. 1 point for making a thread, .1 points per posts, points from thumbs up, points from uploading files, etc. The more you participate, the more points, the better your odds! No rep point limit, win all three prizes if you like! Also +20 points to whomever shares this to social media, other forums, whatever, and sends proof. Due to entry confusion the contest is being pushed back to April 1st, 2020. Plenty of time to accrue rep points and increase your odds! Thank you to VTT for their support of BimmerBoost (and now the BoostAddict Network of sites) over the years! Entry list: 1. @E92 420 - 248.0 2. @lulz_m3 - 3945.1 3. @G0TB00ST? - 605.0 4. @maxnix - 513.0 5. @BLKROKT - 583.0 6. @ATP - 930.0 7. @Torgus - 2435.5 8. @Snertz - 1010.0 9. @impuls - 123.0 10. @Payam@BMS - 7170.3 11. @gbk99 - 46.0 12. @///MPOSTER - 2873.6 13. @Eleventeen - 2079.2 14. @vrsixxxxxx - 75.2 15. @Magnusk77 - 47.5 16. @Flinchy - 1757.1 17. @e90Bimmer335 - 196.4 18. @Brule - 572.1 19. @fredcase - 432.2 20. @2007BMW335i - 15.1 21. @TheAllOriginal - 16.3 22. @SJ_1989 - 177.1 23. @blaster3500 - 975.4 24. @nikitino25 - 598.3 25. @iminhell1 - 443.9 26. @Jerain - 38.2 27. @rikaro29 - 39.6 28. @suspenceful - 735.1 29. @GreyNBlueE92 - 80.4 30. @jeff15 - 16.1 31. @Kirst - 237.3 32. @AWSAWS - 1502.4 33. @sudo4re - 120.8 34. @langsbr - 1051.1 35. @Simmi15 - 217.2 36. @foe516 - 178.2 37. @Vdkk - 147.0 38. @evl335 - 33.1 39. @SSboosted335 - 13.0 40. @islandroad83 - 148.3 41. @Dave@Fuel-It! - 837.1 42. @type-dRew - 10.2 43. @kylerwinterd - 99.3 44. @jacobniell - 13.0 45. @raffists - 115.1 46. - 299.2 47. @Bantam - 39.6 48. @DisCiteFullRetard - 389.2 49. @ihernandez7910 - 187.4 50. @Weehe - 1013.1 51. @rev210 - 12.7 52. @spectacula - 62.1 53. @Coupes11 - 12.4 54. @bnks334 - 10.7 55. @BlackArrow335i - 11.0 56. @kaldyn55 - 11.1 57. @Msport335 - 76.5 58. @IllSic_Design - 177.8 59. @CarAbuser - 202.9 60. @Tuppidsay - 75.3 61. @Eracer76 - 16.5 62. @CastleBravo - 11.2 63. @djpaulie - 489.6 64. @Rnguyenn - 12.6 65. @M5Dan - 22.6 66. @Tazz32 - 10.0 67. @JDMYS47 - 11.1 68. @three35iguy - 64.1 69. @DFM - 789.6
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    01-10-2020, 10:02 PM
    This is just... wow. You remember back in 2018 when Porsche announced they would build a new 935 to honor their 70th Anniversary, right? Well, somebody specced their 935 with a carbon fiber body and it looks amazing. Words are useless at this point so just stare in awe of this car. Source
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    01-16-2020, 01:53 AM
    This is still not the real thing but it sure seems we are getting plenty of leaks and renderings from media sources in order to get fans used to the new grille design. The G22 4-Series rendered here obviously takes cues from the G22 4-Series Concept Car. Dutch Auto Week posted their pictures which apparently are from a reliable source. It is very hard to like this face. Will it grow on us? Will the real thing be better in person? Let's hope so as the new M4 is shaping up to be quite the ride.
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    12-31-2019, 04:12 PM
    This is exactly what we expected to see with a pulley swap in the mix after the GT500 produced 834 horsepower to the rear wheels with upgraded injectors and ethanol tuning. There is also much more work to be done here. The peak horsepower figure indeed clears 900 to the wheels: You will notice a big dip in the torque curve at 4k rpm as they are struggling with torque limits in the TCU. This will no doubt be worked out and is a part of the process. Expect tuners to push well into the 900's with a pulley, injectors, and ethanol tuning. This platform just can not stop making power.
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    01-07-2020, 04:52 AM
    As you all know the TiAL Sport hardware upgrade suite for Porsche 991.2 Carrera 3.0 models (T,S,GTS) came to market a couple years ago but only now is software tuning of the Siemens SDI21 9A2B6 ECU catching up the to the hardware capability. Protomotive tuned this Porsche 991.2 Carrera and their tuning ability improved quite a bit on the platform from where it was nearly a year ago. This 6.582 second 60-130 time is the quickest to date for any 991.2 3.0 model including the Carrera T, S, or GTS: Modifications: TiAL M660 Turbos TiAL Intercoolers TiAL Inlets TiAL Plenum Driver Source Water-Meth System The M660 TiAL Sport turbochargers are doing the heavy lifting but Protomotive's tuning for the water-meth system and associated TiAL parts is integral to the result. The BoostAddict/PorscheBoost 991.2 Carrera Project Car is running very similar hardware with hard miles for over two years now. The key to extracting the capability is aftermarket software and we are seeing more quality tuners enter the platform and the tuning caliber evolve. 2020 should be a strong year for all 9A2 Porsche platforms. Congratulations to @Rcr48s on the new record!
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    01-08-2020, 11:16 PM
    This is great to see considering the GT500 is the hottest new performance car on the market. Everyone is talking about its powerful motor and how easy it is to tune but what about how incredibly capable it is on the track? The new GT500 was pitted against what is a very high bar for a track car, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It is somewhat amusing that the Porsche has a small naturally aspirated six-cylinder while the Mustang needs to go from its 5.2 liter Voodoo V8 in the GT350 to the monster boosted 5.2 liter Predator V8 in the GT500 to run with the Porsche. Part of that reason is the heft of the GT500 which is roughly 1000 pounds heavier than the GT3 RS. Amazingly, despite this weight disadvantage the GT500 is right there with the GT3 RS. Sure, the GT3 RS comes out just ahead but the GT500 actually looks more composed at certain moments. The difference of .15 seconds makes it a driver's race. Can the GT500 run with the GT3 RS around the track? Yes indeed. Onboard POV of Randy Pobst, SCCA Hall-of-Fame race car driver, lap Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in a 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 CFTP against a 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
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    01-07-2020, 11:22 PM
    You knew this was coming. Dyno Spectrum posted impressive ethanol flex-fuel results for their DS1 software on a C7 S6 4.0 TSFI a few months back along with a demonstration of on the fly map switching. Well, the real thing is now available for purchase to the public (albeit in beta form). So what can it do? Seemingly, everything. BoostAddict does not recall ever previously posting a factory ECU solution with this much capability. The control available thanks to the DS1 software on the Bosch MED17 is simply unparalleled. Full release with details below. Beta Release of the Dyno Spectrum DS1 Today marks a very special day for us here at Dyno Spectrum Ltd as we are finally releasing the DS1 to the public after over 10,000 hours and 3 years of development and testing. The DS1 is a revolutionary device that is unlike any other ECU flashing device on the market. It brings together the ability to not only flash great, built from scratch, off the shelf calibrations, but it has the ability to do so much more! The DS1 is our unique bespoke design. It is completely wireless, so gone are the days of handheld devices and cables. It can connect to your phone, tablet or computer to do things like check diagnostic faults, clear diagnostic faults, change maps, set ethanol content levels and read current ethanol content level if using a content sensor. Another big advantage is that it allows for Pro Tuners or even enthusiast tuners to take the car to whatever level they want. In beta testing with tuners, highly experienced tuners with 4.0T engines over 1000 HP running quarter miles in the 9s lauded the power of the DS1 to further their engine's potential by solving problems, using advanced datalogging at speeds never seen before and new control strategies. Never has stock ECU flashing been so powerful! Included in the DS1 is everything needed to datalog the car wirelessly and also tune the car using a laptop. What really separates Dyno Spectrum Ltd from all other tuning companies is that we have developed a world’s first in that all tables in our tuning suite can all be adjusted live! No longer do you need to make changes and then reflash the car or be limited to just a handful of tables to change live. You can now tune in realtime and make changes to around 700 tables while the car is running and datalogging. This is truly revolutionary as it is all done wirelessly. If you do need to flash the calibration, it takes 30 seconds. Tuners can add their own table definitions, but during the beta with tuners they had more than enough to tune heavily modified cars in realtime saving them hours of dyno time. If that wasn’t enough, we added a slew of custom features to the DS1 that will allow your car to do a myriad of things it never did from the factory. Things like: Boost Gauge Parameter Switching Map Switching with up to 9 slots Flex Fuel support Rolling Antilag Water/Meth control Launch Safety for the transmission Alternate Boost Control Strategy Drive MAC solenoid valve directly Launch control for cars that didn’t come with it from the factory Extra engine and transmission cooling in stage calibrations Brake Boosting Half engine mode/4 cyl mode disable One of the great features is the ability to run true E85 flex fuel. No longer do you have to choose between gasoline and E85 reflash for one or the other, but it will automatically adjust based on the ethanol content sensor. Since it comes in over CAN bus, the ECU can read it and blend a mix of tables without the driver ever knowing. So pump fuel, race fuel or ethanol can all be done and set in the map switching as well. The flex fuel tables in all map slots also get tuned in realtime as well, so you don’t need to turn the car off when calibrating it for different fuel. You can even see the ethanol content on the dash in the car. As well as being an amazing tuning suite, the datalogging is unlike any other logger on the market. While most tuners are using either standard PID’s or UDS, the DS1 is using its own logging code that logs around 20 times the number of monitors at 20 times the speed. Yes, you read that correctly. We currently log 150 simultaneous monitors. A lot of the monitors are advanced monitors that cannot be logged by other tools such as individual wheel speeds, steering angle, g sensors as well as incredible detail on ECU control processes essential to getting the best results. Off the shelf maps are in beta now. We want datalogs from beta users to check and if necessary correct differences between cars of various ages, environments/fuels and combinations of modifications, but we have already tested extensively. Stage 1 is for stock engines, stage 2 is for intakes +- downpipes. These are setup on map switches for 91, 93, 100 and 104 octane. Flex fuel capability is included if you install a sensor (recommended), or temporarily set the ethanol concentration with your phone if you do not have a sensor yet. S6/S7/A8 4.0T are setup to allow full boost on E85 flex fuel, so your ECU can automatically adjust for any ethanol blend. You can take your flex fuel vehicle on a road trip and you don't have to worry about the fuel you can find or flash at the gas station with bulky and slow devices. Just leave the tiny DS1 plugged into the OBD port and it will do it all for you. It will sleep when you leave the car to save power, but awaken when you open the door. Running full E85 on larger than S6/S7 turbos (eg RS6/7 and S8) requires fuel system upgrades to run full boost. These are in alpha testing to standardise the low fuel pressure system hardware. Presently, we recommend expert tuning and datalogging using our examples as a base. They currently include settings for Autotech 11.5mm high pressure fuel pump plungers and opening the 1.5mm restriction at the high pressure intake to 4.5mm or changing the lines to remove it. These changes are easily done and can be combined with fitting a flex fuel sensor. We are so excited to release this new product. Its features and quality have been our obsession and it is our very best work. We cannot wait to see what you do with it, as it is an entire ecosystem that we hope will transform 4.0T tuning forever, and give this awesome engine some serious love. We support all worldwide versions of C7 and D4 4.0T (from 2011-2018) so that includes S6, S7, A8 4.0T, S8, RS6 and RS7. You can buy the DS1 from now. If you have questions on the DS1 please email and we can help to answer any questions you may have. John Banks and Mitch McKee Directors of Dyno Spectrum Ltd
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    01-18-2020, 08:54 AM
    The E9X market is somewhat polarizing. You can pick up an E92 335i today for a pair of used socks and some floppy discs. It has led to a decline in quality in aftermarket parts as well as enthusiasts. There is natural turnover every new 3-Series generation but the E9X M3 value is holding much better than its turbo counterparts. Why? Let's break down the reasons. 1. V8 M3, 8400 rpm, enough said. It's BMW's GT3 or GT350. You will never have a V8 in an M3 again and V8's are set to disappear from the entire BMW lineup in the next decade. 2. It can lap after lap after lap after lap. Yes, bearings need to be changed but compared to how a 335 throws codes if you sneeze on it, the M3 is a much more reliable track car which is what it was designed to be. This is the last car BMW actually won championships in motorsports with. 3. Last M3 with perfect 50/50 weight balance. 4. That exhaust note. 5. DCT or Manual paired to RWD 6. For some, the last real M3. 7. Speculators who think it will appreciate. A guy compiled KBB data on his E92 M3 over a three year period. Of course the value dropped over time as he accrued mileage but notice despite miles we seem to be in a bottoming out period: You will not make tons of money off an M3 investment but what is interesting to note is you will not lose tons of money either. Take good care of it and essentially you will get what you paid for if buying today. Source
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    01-06-2020, 11:22 PM
    Weistec is well past their days of solely offering AMG upgrades and they continue to spread out. Here is a great example of their Audi work as Weistec is producing an Audi 4.0 TFSI V8 twin turbocharger upgrade. Here are the mods on this C7 RS7: APR Performance Intakes APR Performance Downpipes Weistec Upgraded Turbos With software tuning work from Johnson Tuning the RS7 hits an impressive 726 horsepower and 690 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels on a Mustang dynamometer no less: It is great that Weistec is competing in the Audi tuning sector. Expect more hardware to come.
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    01-09-2020, 08:04 PM
    We will get it out of the way now, the GT3 is not a straightline race car. That does not mean it is not fast as the naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat-6 is a work of absolute art. Combine the high revving 9000 rpm motor with an efficient drivetrain and you have a potent recipe for acceleration. Boost is a wonderful thing though and it just goes to show that if acceleration is your game, get any Carrera instead of a GT3 and pocket the change. All it takes is a tune and the GT3 has its hands full. Right Lane 2018 991.2 C2S COBB Stage 2 93 octane Fabspeed cat delete Fabspeed turbo manifolds (Non-PSE) PDK Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Left lane 2018 991.2 GT3 JCR Exhaust center bypass PDK Michelin Pilot Cup 2 This illustrates turbocharged versus high revving naturally aspirated motor perfectly. The GT3 is harder to launch as it takes far more rpm to get it out of the hole quickly without bogging. Rev a bit too high and there is tire spin even with launch control helping out. The low end torque of the tuned Carrera S means it can be lazier on the launch and still have plenty of torque to get it moving. Notice the 991.2 Carrera S has the faster 1/8 mile traps yet the GT3 has the faster 1/4 mile traps. From a roll, the GT3 will take this race but from a stop the Carrera S has the advantage. If the Carrera S wants to eliminate any chance for the GT3 at all, it just needs to upgrade the turbos. The GT3 unfortunately can not just switch out the OEM turbos for hybrids or go to race gas and more boost. That is the nature of the game.
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    01-17-2020, 07:53 AM
    The ZL1 1LE Automatic is the Camaro that has to be compared to the new Mustang GT500 simply because it is the highest performance Camaro GM makes. The new GT500 breathes fire though and the LT4 V8 is simply outgunned here (why not an LT5 Camaro GM?). We will give the Camaro props for offering a manual. However, if the choice came down to manual and automatic options or a dual clutch, well, give me the dual clutch transmission. Car and Driver chooses the Camaro because of its value. If you want value do not equip the GT500 with the $18.5k Carbon Fiber Track Package. For that money you get carbon fiber wheels, a more aggressive body kit, rear seat delete, and better rubber. Do not fault Ford for giving you the option. If this is about performance, the GT500 simply wins. Although the ZL1 does impress with more grip on the skidpad. The ZL1 also weighs less although a 3886 pound curb weight is nothing to brag about. Sorry Car and Driver, you got this wrong. The GT500 is the hottest American muscle car on the market right now. The keyword being muscle. Specifications 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED $75,985 (base price: $72,195) ENGINE TYPE supercharged and intercooled pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection Displacement 376 cu in, 6162 cc Power 650 hp @ 6400 rpm Torque 650 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm TRANSMISSION 10-speed automatic CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink Brakes (F/R): 15.4-in vented disc/14.4-in vented disc Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar 3R, F: 305/30R-19 (98Y) TPC, R: 325/30R-19 (101Y) TPC DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 110.7 in Length: 188.3 in Width: 74.7 in Height: 52.0 in Passenger volume: 83 cu ft Trunk volume: 9 cu ft Curb weight: 3886 lb C/D TEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec 60 mph: 3.4 sec 100 mph: 7.4 sec 150 mph: 19.2 sec Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 3.7 sec Top gear, 30–50 mph: 1.8 sec Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.1 sec ¼-mile: 11.5 sec @ 124 mph Top speed (mfr's claim): 190 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: 137 ft Braking, 100–0 mph: 268 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.17 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY Observed: 14 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/city/highway: 16/13/21 mpg – 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED $93,870 (base price: $73,995) ENGINE TYPE supercharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection Displacement 315 cu in, 5163 cc Power 760 hp @ 7500 rpm Torque 625 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm TRANSMISSION 7-speed dual-clutch automatic CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink Brakes (F/R): 16.5-in vented disc/14.5-in vented disc Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, F: 305/30R-20 (103Y) FP, R: 315/30R-20 (104Y) FP DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 107.0 in Length: 190.2 in Width: 76.6 in Height: 53.8 in Passenger volume: 55 cu ft Trunk volume: 14 cu ft Curb weight: 4059 lb C/D TEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec 60 mph: 3.6 sec 100 mph: 7.1 sec 150 mph: 15.1 sec Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.1 sec Top gear, 30–50 mph: 1.9 sec Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.1 sec ¼-mile: 11.4 sec @ 132 mph Top speed (mfr's claim): 180 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: 142 ft Braking, 100–0 mph: 279 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.13 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY Observed: 13 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/city/highway: 14/12/18 mpg
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    12-28-2019, 07:24 PM
    This is not shocking news as several months ago BimmerBoost reported the S58 motor in the F97 X3M and F98 X4M is extremely underrated. It is nice to see confirmation from other sources and European dynamometers for those out there skeptical of Dynojet figures. These numbers come from and their MAHA dyno is showing over 550 horsepower stock: Compared to a Dynojet the MAHA is extremely conservative but if the MAHA is showing over 550 crank horsepower you can bet the motor is severely underrated. BimmerBoost continues to say this is a ~600 horsepower motor in stock form based on Dynojet results and traditional drivetrain loss figures as well as that the G80 M3 will be a straightline beast. They also tested a stock 100-200 kph time at 10.57 seconds: For an SUV and one that is supposed to be rated at 503 horsepower that is a great time. For perspective, a Lamborghini Urus does 100-200 kph in 9.08 seconds meaning the X3M only needs a tune to match or exceed it. That is some serious bang for your buck.
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    01-10-2020, 08:47 PM
    Some conflicting info out there regarding these spy shots. Obviously the C8 in the photos is heavily camouflaged but Car and Driver states it is the C8 Z06 model while GM Authority believes this is what will be called the 'E-Ray' hybrid. Who is right? Only GM knows but considering the eroding credibility of car magazines in this day and age and the pressure on OEM's to produce hybrids we think GM Authority has the scoop. What is expected? A standard Corvette with electric motors and batteries up front. The electric motor units are expected to boost horsepower to the into the 600 range. Torque should increase by over 100 lb-ft as well. How much weight will this system add? Good question. How much will cost? Another good question. Frankly, we do not have much to go on but a hybrid Corvette is inevitable.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-31-2019, 09:17 PM
    Nearly 600 horsepower at the wheels from the S58 with an early OTS (off the shelf) flash? Yes, the S58 is impressive indeed. We already saw some numbers from the S58 Competition version but the car here is a base F97 X3M. The baseline is lower at 459 wheel horsepower as measured on the AIM Performance Dynojet: STOCK 93: 459whp 429wtq STAGE 1 93: 551whp 532wtq STAGE 1 E30: 579whp 572wtq The tuned figures are huge and remember the base car and Competition cars will hit the same numbers with tuning. 551 wheel horsepower on 93 octane pump is impressive but the E30 ethanol blend really opens eyes. This is an OTS beta file from PTF to boot so flash tuners will no doubt get more aggressive on E85 and race gas as time goes on and tuning evolves. As for the acceleration numbers, check this out: Very similar the JB4 tuned acceleration figures we saw from an X4M Competition. 10's tune only from a six-cylinder BMW SUV... think about that.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    01-08-2020, 11:51 PM
    We bought a car from a customer and sold to another customer. He asked us to retune it for flex-fuel, and just get it tweaked so it's running its best. This is a car we did a lot of work to over the years so we know it well. The Car made close to 500/500 on ACN91 octane only (again ended up bouncing around E17-E18 after draining the tank), and close to 650/670 on E70. Mods include: Stock motor Stock head VTT GC Lites VTT aluminum outlet VTT Stock location inlets VTT Single Barrel Shotgun PFS Stock Series Double-shot bucketed Spec Twin Disc Catless downpipes HPF 3.5" Exhaust VTT Charge pipe/Raceport BOV VRSF 7.5" Race intercooler Dynos are attached for ACN91 only, ACN91 vs E70, E70 only, Old E85 non-flex tune/dyno vs E70 now. The GC Lites are pretty much maxed here WGDC goes 100% up top, but power is not falling off too bad. The single barrel is having no issues keeping up at these power levels with the new HPFP tables, and look how smooth the LPFP signal, and rail pressure signal is. None of the crazy spikes we were seeing with the Helix. This is a solid streetable set up, that makes for a VERY fast car. Spool is obscene with 500WTQ by almost 2700RPM & 600WTQ by almost 3000. Rocketship! ACN91: ACN91 vs. E70: E70: Old E85 non-flex tune/dyno vs E70 now:
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    01-09-2020, 08:52 PM
    The new BMW M8 certainly is impressing with straightline performance which is not hard to believe. The performance around the track however and the time set against some very quick cars is indeed much harder to believe. Keep in mind this is a ~4200 pound all wheel drive automatic vehicle with most of its weight on the nose. BMW worked some serious magic for Sport Auto to independently achieve this time at the Hockenheim GP circuit on Pirelli P Zero tires: Lamborghini Huracán Evo: 1.49,0 min BMW M8 Competition: 1.53,1 min Porsche 911 Carrera S (992): 1.53.3 min Porsche 718 Cayman GT4: 1.55,0 min BMW M2 CS: 1.55.8 min BMW M2 Competition (Semi): 1.57,6 min Audi TT RS Performance: 1.57.7 min Toyota GR Supra: 1.58,8 min BMW Z4 M40i: 1.59,5 min Porsche 718 Boxster T (PDK): 1.58,8 min Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic +: 2.00,7 min The power helps hide the heft on the larger GP circuit but edging the new Carrera S is no joke. Not to mention the much lighter and track focused BMW F87 M2 CS. The M8 certainly is not a one dimensional car.
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    01-17-2020, 06:04 AM
    RK Autowerks you can say specializes in the S63 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 BMW engine architecture. You likely saw over the years some of their parts such as the beautiful S63 supplemental port fuel injection manifolds they make. Well, in case you still have doubts RK Autowerks is building their F90 M5 to the hilt. Essentially, this is an all out build to lay claim to the title of baddest M5 on the planet. The engine looks more than up to task: The goal is ~1500 horsepower or so. BimmerBoost does not doubt the power level will be reached but what tricks does RK Autowerkes have in store for the automatic driveline to hold that power? We look forward to finding out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-10-2020, 09:24 PM
    Yes, the Bronco hype continues to grow. Ford released this new teaser video and the new truck certainly looks impressive and light on its feet off-road. The video also states the official reveal will take place in the Spring this year. An EcoBoost 2.3 liter is likely but let's hope an EcoBoost V6 variant finds its way under the hood to truly make for an epic machine with all-around capability.
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    01-06-2020, 11:56 PM
    This is very similar to what Audi is doing with the R8 for 2020 regarding offering a cheaper rear wheel drive model. Lamborghini previously produced the Huracan LP-580-2 which is rear wheel drive only but now the Huracan Evo model gets the rear wheel drive treatment. Along with the revised styling, handling, increased power, and traction control the price is cut by over $50k to $214,366. This certainly makes you wonder just how large the profit margin is that not powering the front axle supposedly saves $50k. The extra power (602 vs. 572 previously) comes through minor revisions but the engine was always capable of this power. It is a ceremonial bump but kept lower compared to the all wheel drive Evo in order to justify the higher price tag for the all wheel drive variant. The new traction control system will allow greater slides which is one of the main advantages over the all wheel drive variant other than just the price and weight loss. There certainly is tremendous value here until you factor in the R8 RWD further undercuts the price by a substantial amount.
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    01-17-2020, 08:33 AM
    Well, this is one way to get a big turbo to fit in the N54 engine bay without having to worry about routing exhaust piping. Innova'Tig in Puerto Rico designed this very nice looking top mount V-bang single turbo manifold and simply dumped the exhaust through the hood. If they did this to an E82 135i in California, the result would likely be life in prison. Kidding... maybe. As far as this being a solution for the street, not really. But for those creating N54 track cars dumping the exhaust through the hood would be a problem only in areas with decibel limits. Certainly interesting to look at it...
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    01-09-2020, 12:23 AM
    Here we have the well known Sneaky Snakes blue Gen V Dodge Viper in action again. This is a heads and camshaft upgraded Viper sporting roughly 650 horsepower to the wheels. You saw it previously run the McLaren 600LT in the video before and after it got a tune. Well, the McLaren 600LT decides to add catless downpipes and go for a rematch. It seems to go about how it went before with the Viper edging up top although the view gets a bit muddled. The other runs are great as well with the Procharged 8-speed automatic managing to pull the Viper along with a 950 whp twin turbo E85 tuned second gen CTS-V. Nice runs:
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    01-07-2020, 10:38 PM
    You are all familiar with Papadakis Racing and their absurdly awesome 1000+ horsepower B58 Supra motor build that is essentially the crème de la crème of MKV/A90 Supra engine builds. Take a further look into the processes that make such a build possible such as industrial/aerospace scale 3D Printing. Papadakis Racing went to MIMO Technik for several reasons. First, they have the machines necessary which can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Secondly, they have experience in this sector. Many of the pieces yours truly runs MIMO Technik had a hand in such as the ALTi wheels or TiAL inlets/intercoolers. 3D Printing will only expand and become more important in the automotive sector. Years ago, people never thought a full manifold would be 3D printed. Some more examples: The video below goes over the process and our very own @3DMetal makes a cameo at :50:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 07:21 PM
    We are big fans of EcuTek software over here. Why? Because the company has a great reputation, offers amazing features, and has a huge tuner network. EcuTek joining the B58 tuning scene is only going to pay dividends for BMW and Toyota Supra B58 enthusiasts alike. As this software is still in development the full list of features is yet to be specified but you can expect a similar release to what you saw with other BMW motors such as the S55 and N55. EcuTek ethanol flex-fuel support likely is in the cards as well. Expect logging, maps, ROM comparisons, log file analysis, reading and clearing codes, etc.
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