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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    Well, this sure is a fun swap! Simply rip out the VR6 engine up front and stuff a 5.2 liter V10 in the back and give it a pair of a turbos to boost output to over 1500 horses. That is what Asgard Performance in Germany did with this Golf and that certainly is one way to increase the output of a MKIV R32. Now, you can clearly see the V10 in the back and that they actually did put the motor back there. They are claiming 1500+ horsepower and a curb weight of 1984 pounds. That curb weight is very hard to believe as is the 1.32 pounds per horse ratio. We all know the V10 can make over 1500 horsepower with a big pair of turbos so no reason to doubt the power potential aspect. This is definitely one of the coolest VW swaps we have seen and the video of a rev is nice and all but how about some substance? How about a video of the car running or a dyno? There are a lot of questions marks here but the concept is definitely cool. This is a new shop and they seem to be promoting this big time asking for people to contact them. VWBoost would like to see what this car can actually do and some concrete support for their very bold claims.
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    Today, 01:32 AM
    This is definitely not a TT you would call cute. Audi is offering its customers a potentially affordable way to get into a spec racing series. Affordable naturally when put into context against other single make factory sponsored series such as the Ferrari 458 Challenge program or the Porsche Carrera Cup program. The Audi Sport TT Cup will begin next year in 2015. It will be held as part of the DTM season meaning owners will compete in an environment as serious as its gets. Yes, this will only be available for Europeans (or people who love to travel to Europe frequently) for the time being. So what about the car itself? It features a dry weight of 2480 pounds so with fluids closer to 2600. With 310 horsepower from the 2.0 TFSI motor and front wheel drive it will definitely move well and it also features an innovative push to pass overboost feature. Audi allows the engine to be briefly boosted by 30 horsepower although the amount of time and frequency of use allowed is not specified. There will be two races featuring a 24 car field at each DTM race event with 18 permanent seats. You can let a guest drive your car if you want to which means I better make friends with someone who buys one of these and quickly. Audi's own professional drivers and staff will be on hand to assist and the winner of the cup will be invited to participate in the Audi R8 GT3 program. Awesome? Hell yes it is. AUDI TO LAUNCH RACING SERIES FOR THE NEW TT - Audi Sport TT Cup from 2015 in DTM environment - Attractive race car for beginners and drivers switching from other series - Prof. Dr. Hackenberg: "The TT is going to thrill fans and drivers" Ingolstadt, October 2014 – With a dedicated racing series for the Audi TT* the brand with the four rings will be offering a new opportunity to enter the company's successful motorsport world. The Audi Sport TT Cup will be held as part of the DTM starting in the 2015 season. This means that, following the successful introduction of the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Asia, Audi is launching another one-make cup in Germany next year. The racing version of the new Audi TT with a weight of only 1,125 kilograms delivers 228 kW (310 hp). By means of a so-called push-to-pass function the output of the two-litre TFSI engine can be briefly boosted by 22 kW (30 hp). "The Audi TT is an icon and continues to epitomise powerful sportiness and emotional design in what is now its third generation," says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of Audi's Board of Management for Technical Development. "For me it was clear that a driving machine like the new Audi TT belongs on the race track as well. With the Audi Sport TT Cup we have found an exciting approach. The TT is going to thrill fans and drivers." In the 2015 season, at each of six DTM events in Germany and neighbouring countries, two races of the Audi Sport TT Cup are planned. quattro GmbH will centrally prepare and field the 24 cars. Six cockpits will be reserved for changing guest drivers, while interested drivers can apply worldwide for the other 18 places on the grid at www.audi-motorsport.com effective immediately. The multi-stage selection process will take place in close cooperation with the Audi driving experience. Markus Winkelhock will be on hand to coach the participants of the Audi Sport TT Cup as an experienced professional race driver. The former Audi DTM driver and winner of this year's 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa has already tested the TT cup. His impression: "The Audi TT cup is a genuine race car, ideal for rookies, yet challenging to drive. You immediately feel that you're sitting in an Audi and recognise the close kinship with the brand's other race cars." The extremely light body of the third TT generation with its intelligent material mix of steel and aluminum provides an ideal base for a race car. The four-cylinder TFSI and the six-speed S tronic were adopted from the production model nearly unchanged. An active differential that is electronically variable from the cockpit ensures optimal traction at the front axle. "With the TT cup we offer an attractive race car for beginners and drivers who switch from other racing series," says Heinz Hollerweger, Managing Director of quattro GmbH. "It goes without saying that for Audi safety is of paramount importance. We're using features from the Audi R8 LMS ultra, such as the Audi PS1 Safety Seat." The winner of the new Audi Sport TT Cup can look forward to receiving support in Audi's successful GT3 sports car program. A subsequent promotion to the DTM or the WEC with Audi is another dream of many young race drivers. "Audi fully concentrated on top-flight racing for a long time," says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "The Audi R8 LMS in 2008 was the first race car we specifically developed for use by customer teams. With the Audi Sport TT Cup, quattro GmbH now also offers the opportunity to enter racing with Audi."
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    Canned tunes evolve too but the point is ultimately that if you're comparing custom dyno tunes to 'canned' or 'box' tunes as you are calling them of course the custom dyno tune is going to be better as it is like a custom tailored suit. Especially if the tuner is skilled.
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  • RNS-11Z's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    By box tune I meant canned flash tune, one size fits all. My case could be that my initial tuner who did the custom tune was not so affluent with C63's at the time or purely didnt know how to tune well. But since changing to an Autowerks tune I have improved by 4 tenths, gone from a 11.9 to a 11.5. Like I said though, if I was running race gas I do believe a custom would yield better results.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    By box tune do you mean canned flash tune that is one size fits all or a piggyback tune? These are different things.
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    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    1971 horsepower at all four wheels is just absurd. That is where the ETS Nissan GTR is at right now although they showed more power than anticipated. This is a result of the Super 99 kit (turbocharger specs are undisclosed at this time) that ETS intends to use to take back the Nissan GTR 1/4 mile world record. As the full specs are not given we will state what we know. The car is running E98 ethanol. This kit with the turbos it is running is capable of 40-45+ psi of boost but this 1971 wheel horsepower run was on an 'accidental' 52 psi of boost due a mistake connecting the four port boost solenoid. ETS is going to inspect the 4.1 liter built VR38DETT motor and see how things are holding up but 2000+ wheel horsepower GTR's are definitely within reach and to be expected.
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  • RNS-11Z's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    I have to disagree here. My car went significantly faster with a box tune compared to a custom tune (for our 98 pump fuel, I believe that's 93 in usa). How ever I do believe if I was to use race gas I would see better gains with a custom tune then a box tune.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    This is a similar question to what BimmerBoost raised last year regarding an M2 model. A ton of speculation took place from the various culprits on the 2015 F87 M2 this year and one site even claimed to definitively know the M2 would have a more aggressively tuned N55 from the M235i. Our position was (and remains) that nobody knows what the hell they are talking about and that they are simply guessing to get attention. CAR is claiming to definitively know what the specifications for the M2 are and here is their take. CAR states the F87 M2 will arrive in 2015 and offer 369 horsepower and and 384 lb-ft of torque featuring a detuned S55 inline-6 borrowed from the F80/F82 M3 and M4. Ok, fine, that certainly is a possibility. CAR does not state how the engine will be detuned, who at BMW stated this is the engine if anyone even did, or any real solid info on the motor. Is it just a software detune? Is BMW mating the motor to a DCT in the 2-Series finally? Will the motor get a different turbocharger or any physical hardware differences? You would think someone who supposedly has access to an inside source at BMW would ask these questions. If the M2 gets a detuned S55 and it is only detuned through software we can declare right now the M2 is the greatest tuning value in the history of the BMW lineup considering how underrated the S55 engine is and what it gains from basic tuning. If it is detuned through hardware means to protect the M3/M4 this is not a big deal anyway as on paper the M3/M4 and the M2 will have the same potential. If it features an N55 like the M235i as some reported then it does not have a real motor and BMW is really getting out of control with their cost cutting and their watering down of the M brand. All CAR has done is create a bunch of hype. That sells magazines. Good for them but they aren't getting our money. Source
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