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    Today, 08:26 AM
    ererdem1996, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 07:37 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Sabonacius.
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    Today, 05:21 AM
    Definitely a combo of everything mentioned above. The car is very slippery at high speed. God like aero.
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    Today, 01:27 AM
    I get that its light but its competition from say 200k-600k is also light, also mid/rear engine, also dual clutch, the answer has to be in its brains and how it manages wheel slip compared to everyone else. A TT power plant, and dct is nothing new at this point.
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    Today, 12:59 AM
    Hey aussiebigrob: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    1. Light 2. Majority of weight over wheels 3. Awesome software/launch control 4. dual clutch
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    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    This has to be the most efficient car of all time when it comes to use of power. What would it do at Atco? Maybe 9.5x?? He said he may try a line lock or tire warmers to get a few more tenths out of it. Why can this car do with a rwd configuration that others can't do with awd.
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    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    Is BMW admitting a mistake? Do not count on it but it seems they are returning to a physical dipstick for measuring oil at least with the newest generation of the N63 twin turbo V8 the N63TU3. BMW likes to complicate everything with electronics and the dipstick is one thing that was never broken. The electronic dipstick BMW started using was never well known for its accuracy. Plus, enthusiasts just hated it. Now it seems we are back to a real dipstick. Unless BMW changes its mind again.
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    When it comes to the top of the GT (Grand Touring) game there is the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Both are stunningly beautiful, stunningly fast, and stunningly expensive. For example, the local Aston Martin dealer is asking $372k for a Superleggera they have in stock. Ouch. That amount of money does get you a 5.2 liter twin turbo V12 with 715 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. It also buys a gorgeous design and the Superleggera nameplate which Aston Martin resurrected. This model is meant to represent serious performance with extensive use of carbon fiber to keep weight down in the 37XX pound range. We await test figures to show what this thing can really do but wow does the new Aston Martin design language translate well to the DBS Superleggera. The new Vantage is nowhere near as handsome in person. #laas2018
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    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    The APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade maximizes performance on the stock turbo! This upgrade requires the APR Inlet System, APR RS3 Intercooler System or APR TT RS Intercooler System, and APR Race DP with the APR Race Midpipe Exhaust System and produces 499-574 HP with 468-530 FT-LBS of torque, depending on octane. Gains as high as 92-165 HP and 113-165 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band with improved turbocharger spool and improved pedal mapping. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, catback exhaust, a quality TB inlet pipe and other small modifications without requiring any new modification to the ECU. For vehicles that are incompatible with the upgraded APR Inlet System, expected reduced output. Please visit our website for graphs of all octanes at the wheels, crank and gain over stock APR Stage 2 is available with either the factory exhaust crackle, or a more aggressive “Pops and Bangs” exhaust crackle. This more aggressive option lengthens the duration of the exhaust crackle, increases the volume slightly, and operates in more mods, such as lifting off the throttle and changing gears. This is only enabled in Sport and Sport Manual mode. We do not suggest using the more aggressive mode unless the vehicle is catless. Furthermore, cold-startup exhaust noise and operation is dramatically reduced on all Stage 2 modes, and Sport mode opens the exhaust flaps at all times. All APR Stage 2 modes are equipped with new features that help to reduce wheel spin and aid in 60 FT and 0-60 times on street tires and unprepped surfaces. However, for vehicles equipped with much better tires and surface prep, an optional “High-Grip” E85 mode is available to maximize launching performance! APR Stage 2 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, 104 AKI and E85 fuel grades in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 102 RON, 104 RON, 108 RON and E85 fuel grades in the Rest of the World. Please note, our E85 software is not a full flex fuel program. In this mode the engine is only designed to work on E85, as found directly at the pump, including both summer and winter blends from E60-E85. Using traditional pump fuels in this mode may result in engine damage. Do not manually blend with traditional pump fuel or race fuels or use race specific barrels of E85. To ensure proper E85 content levels, APR recommends using an E85 content sensor. Before using Ethanol, educate yourself and follow our switching guide. For maximum safety, especially on vehicles that see road course use, or long autobahn top speed runs, APR recommends NGK heat range 9 (NGK-R7437-9) spark plugs gapped to 0.024" ±0.002" or 0.6mm ±0.05mm with a change interval of 10-15,000 mi or 16-24,000 km. DO NOT remove or unplug the exhaust valve actuator motors. Doing so will cause the ECU to greatly reduce output. The APR Race DP and Midpipes are the ultimate exhaust upgrade for the Audi 2.5 TFSI EVO! This system is sold in multiple configurations and is completely compatible with every component in the factory exhaust system, allowing you to customize the exhaust to your desire. We upgrade various components, which allow for better turbocharger response and power delivery, while delivering an enhanced 5 cylinder symphony you’ll love! Expect only the best components and highest quality and manufacturing techniques, and to fully enjoy the full system, get the APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade at no charge over APR Stage 1/1+ with the included free upgrade code! APR Race DP The APR Race DP features a port-matched outlet connected to a smooth, 4” continuous-radius cast-bend, with an ultra-smooth cast-Y that splits the system into a dual 2.5” exhaust path. In contrary, the factory DP has a sharp transition exiting the turbo, which dumps directly into a massive and hot catalyst that keeps your engine bay toasty. From there the system splits into kinked piping, with less than ~2” of diameter on one side and ~2.3” on the other. The factory system wasn’t designed with ultimate performance in mind like our system. The system is made from T304 stainless steel. The cast Y is electropolished, and all non-cast piping is mandrel bent with a brushed finish. As always, we only use argon-backpurged TIG welding techniques to assemble the systems. The system features precision laser cut brackets with integrated PIM nuts for a reliable connection to the factory bracket. Our CNC machined v-band and OEM-style 3-bolt-flanges are precision cut and extremely flat ensuring an accurate seal. We include new gaskets and copper plated nuts as well. Both O2 sensors bungs are cast and welded on top of the system in such a way as to prevent from protruding into the exhaust flow path. Lastly, we use OEM-style flex sections that are fully sealed with a corrugated inner liner for improved airflow. This design also resists billowing, rubbing, rattling and fraying, as is common with other types of flex sections. The APR Race DP is compatible with the factory midpipes and our midpipes. This component, and APR Race Midpipes, is required for Stage 2, and includes a free authorization code to upgrade from APR Stage 1 or 1+ to Stage 2 at no additional charge. APR Race Midpipes With Catalysts The APR Race Midpipes with Catalysts are both 2.5” and are designed as a simple plug and play upgrade. We use T304 stainless steel piping that’s brushed, mandrel bent, and TIG welded to the included catalyst and CNC machined ultra-flat OEM-style 3-bolt-flanges. The system includes new gaskets, bolts and copper plated nuts. The system includes two proprietary 300-cell GESI high-flow catalyst, which are ideal for forced induction applications. They feature a fully captured substrate brick, which is furnace brazed to the outer mantle and physically captured by the diffuser cones. This helps to prevent rattling, rotation and damage to the substrate, especially on higher horsepower applications. The APR Race Midpipes with Catalysts are compatible with the factory DP and our Race DP. Race Midpipes (catted or non-catted) are required for Stage 2 along with our Race DP. APR Race Midpipes without Catalysts The APR Race Midpipes are both 2.5” and are designed as a simple plug and play upgrade. We use T304 stainless steel piping that’s brushed, mandrel bent, and TIG welded to the included CNC machined ultra-flat OEM-style 3-bolt-flanges. The system includes new gaskets, bolts and copper plated nuts. The APR Race Midpipes are compatible with the factory DP and our Race DP. Race Midpipes (catted or non-catted) are required for Stage 2 along with our Race DP. Application Guides Audi RS3 (MK3) 2.5 TFSI EVO Audi TT RS (MK3) 2.5 TFSI EVO Fits all - NAR and ROW, RHD and LHD. Stage 2 is a free upgrade from Stage 1 or 1+ with the purchase of an APR Race DP, otherwise it's $249.99. DPK0028 - $799.99 - APR Race DP MPK0007 - $349.99 - APR Race MP MPK0008 - $749.99 - APR Race MP w/ Catalyst
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    You may recall that last month this same Model X P100D raced against a Lamborghini Urus, G63 AMG, and Range Rover SVR. Naturally BoostAddict.com complained the Jeep Trackhawk and Mercedes-AMG GLC63 were not included. Well, no we have those performance SUV's included against the all-electric Tesla. It takes a bunch of time for the Tesla to get to its maximum setting but once it is there we have a drag race. The Trackhawk gets a good launch but the Tesla actually catches and passes while managing to hold the Trackhawk off until the end. It's close but the Model X P100D is the victor. Based on that result the Trackhawk should win the roll race as it was starting pull toward the end. Mercifully the people at Carwow figures out how to start the cars in the correct gear from a roll. Well, at 50 miles per hour they have the Trackhawk in 3rd gear when arguably it should be in second but at least this is better than waiting for the transmission to kick down. The Trackhawk does indeed appear to be the fastest from a roll followed by the Tesla and then the CLC63. While the GLC63 does finish last in each test it's right there with the other two. Give it an ECU tune and watch it blow the other two SUV's away. The same could be said for the Trackhawk. The Tesla? Well, it's stuck at its output.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:26 PM
    How do you improve on the 911 GT2 RS? Well, like this. Porsche developed the GT2 RS Clubsport race car using the GT2 RS as a base. The drivetrain is the same with a twin turbo 3.8 liter flat-6 offering 700 horsepower through the PDK gearbox. Output maybe is just a few horses higher thanks to a race exhaust with 100-cell catalytic converters. The car is lighter than the street version as well as it is a stripped out single seater. Another seat can be put in as an option. As it sits, the GT2 RS Clubsport weighs 3064 pounds. Lightweight body pieces with slightly revised aerodynamics contribute to that weight. The wheels are an 18 inch BBS center lock design wearing Michelin racing slicks. Want one? Well, only 200 will be made at a cost of 405,000 Euros a pop. If you were meant to get one Porsche would already have called you. #laas2018
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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    Welcome sherwinlee, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    Mercedes-AMG threw a curveball with the AMG GT 4 Door Coupe. The CLS-Class was the first 'four-door coupe' and Mercedes essentially started the segment. They decided for whatever reason to use the AMG GT 4 Door coupe name now for what still could be called a CLS. Initially hopes were the AMG GT 4 Door would be a lightweight rear wheel drive dual clutch design. Essentially, a four door coupe based on the AMG GT. Instead, this is an E63 base just like the previous generation CLS63. Mercedes-AMG needlessly complicated things and seems to be trying to increase profit margin using the AMG GT name here. The CLS-Class now slots in at a cheaper price point compared to the GT 4 Door but it only goes up to a CLS 53 AMG model. Forget all the naming confusion and focus on the design which is admittedly beautiful. Mercedes-AMG had the 4 Door GT wearing a beautiful matte blue paint job and the interior featured elegant yellow stitching. The contrast worked very well. The AMG GT 63S 4 Door Coupe may share the E63 S drivetrain but it works very well and set the production 4-door lap record recently on the Nurburgring. It certainly can back up the looks with performance. #laas2018
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    EvoSpec is in Arizona and they have some very impressive high end Porsche builds. Their web presence is rather weak though and you will not find any details as to the cost and specifications of their 991 Turbo built short block options on their website. That leaves a bit of speculation but what we are looking at appears to be a sleeved 991 Turbo block using Hi-Sil Moly which is a ductile iron (DI) that stands for high silicon with molybdenum ductile Iron. What does that mean? They're using high tech advanced materials for their sleeves able to withstand high temperatures and stresses. As for what it can take, only EvoSpec knows. They have built 1500+ whp cars though so that gives you an idea. In addition to the sleeves the 3.8 liter sleeved short block consists of beefy Carillo rods and CP pistons in an unstated compression ratio. Anyone want to guess what a built short block like this costs?
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    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    The folks at GermanCarForum.com somehow got their hands on some leaked photos of what certainly looks like the upcoming BMW M8 Competition model. Now, we do not know the specs but if the F90 M5 Competition is anything to go by expect a minor power boost along with minor suspension and cosmetic changes. These obviously are not professional photos but the M8 certainly looks nice. The carbon fiber roof in particular stands out. As for the wheels, well, BMW certainly is able to get the Competition style wheel design to stand out but it is not handsome. It does immediately identify the car is not your standard M8 though. We will have to wait for the official specs. Enjoy the photos for now.
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Many have questioned why the 4.0 TFSI V8 seemed limited in certain applications. Some felt the cooling system was a bottleneck and others felt the intake was a bottleneck. Either way SRM (Silly Rabbit Motorsport) is pushing the 4.0 TFSI to the next level across multiple applications. They claim their Luftwaffe intake is good for 50-60 awhp on the D4 Audi A8 4.0 TFSI V8 with the factory turbochargers which are the same as the C7 S6/S7 units. Imagine what kind of flow you would see with upgraded turbochargers? Hopefully more data will be posted soon but the 4.0 TFSI V8 especially in the A8 makes for an attractive tuning platform value in a car suitable for an adult.
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    In a drag race, traction off the line is everything. If you want to improve your elapsed time you need to improve your 60 foot or short time. The rule of thumb is that every tenth the 60 foot is reduce results in a two tenth reduction in the 1/4 mile elapsed time. What you really want on the strip is a tire with a lot of sidewall that will flex and absorb some of the driveline shock and with a very sticky compound that heats easily. These are soft tires that do not last long. The Toyo R888R is not a dedicated drag radial but it is an R-Compound roadcourse tire approved for street use. That means if you are struggling with traction but do not want to go to a straight drag radial the R888R is a nice compromise between street and drag duty. Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires come standard on the 720S and while this is a good street tire McLaren obviously takes into account wet performance and how the tire does in the rain. This is not as much of a concern for 720S owners who likely have more than one car but also want maximum performance from their car. So how does the R888R do? A 1.570 60 foot on a prepped surface is great for a tire that can do double duty on the street and not sacrifice handling performance but rather will increase it. Especially considering they were not able to get much heat into the tires with a burnout meaning there is room to improve. On the stock rubber the car did a 10.40 @ 144.70 on a 1.740 60 foot.
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    ProMeth does some wonderful direct port manifold designs for a variety of platforms and BMW's are no exception. Why the N54/N55? Well, a direct port methanol design ensures even distribution of methanol to each cylinder. If you have a highly tuned N54 the margin for error only decreases as you add power. The BMW ECU is very good at adjusting but don't count on it to save you should there be uneven distribution and a major lean condition under big boost pressure. This explains the idea well: Obviously precision and safety are one aspect but don't forget helping with the carbon buildup problems N54's in particular are notorious for: Yes, the installation costs more and it is a bit more complex than a standard methanol setup but it is worth it for peace of mind alone. Features Include: Billet aluminum logo engraved nozzle holders (hard coat black anodized) ProMeth nozzles water methanol injection nozzles sized to customers build Billet aluminum logo engraved distribution block (hard coat black anodized) Pre-formed seamless stainless steel hoses w/4AN swivel nuts Stainless steel braided hose with Teflon inner jacket w/4AN hose ends Steel zinc plated tube flare back-up sleeves Brass nickel plated flare-less compression fittings Direct port system rated for over 1000 psi Rated up to 400 degree's F 100% methanol compatible Special Notes: Does not include intake manifold - manifold shown in picture for display purposes Does not require flaring of hoses - hoses come pre-flared on one end Stainless steel hard lines are provided longer and require cutting for final installation Stainless steel tube cutting tool required for installation Adapter fittings for connecting 1/4" nylon tubing and 4AN stainless hose are provide Customer may also send their manifold in to have us install the direct port injection. Call for for pricing.
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    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    Almost there... I swear :)
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    Yesterday, 05:35 PM
    Welcome venom_m2, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    You may recall that last month this same Model X P100D raced against a Lamborghini Urus, G63 AMG, and Range Rover SVR. Naturally BoostAddict.com complained the Jeep Trackhawk and Mercedes-AMG GLC63 were not included. Well, no we have those performance SUV's included against the all-electric Tesla. It takes a bunch of time for the Tesla to get to its maximum setting but once it is there we have a drag race. The Trackhawk gets a good launch but the Tesla actually catches and passes while managing to hold the Trackhawk off until the end. It's close but the Model X P100D is the victor. Based on that result the Trackhawk should win the roll race as it was starting pull toward the end. Mercifully the people at Carwow figures out how to start the cars in the correct gear from a roll. Well, at 50 miles per hour they have the Trackhawk in 3rd gear when arguably it should be in second but at least this is better than waiting for the transmission to kick down. The Trackhawk does indeed appear to be the fastest from a roll followed by the Tesla and then the CLC63. While the GLC63 does finish last in each test it's right there with the other two. Give it an ECU tune and watch it blow the other two SUV's away. The same could be said for the Trackhawk. The Tesla? Well, it's stuck at its output.
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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Welcome Bbaz, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    I agree.
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    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    infifi, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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