• OE Tuning tuned W204 C63 AMG versus ESS Tuning VT2-650 supercharged E92 DCT M3 at the drag strip

      Modded C63 versus modded M3 is always an entertaining battle. Here we see two modified examples running each other at the dragstrip. The C63 is the camera car with an OE Tuning tune, MHP headers and full exhaust, carbon fiber hood/trunk, race seat, slicks, and no seats. The M3 is a DCT with the VT2-650 kit claiming over 600 wheel horsepower on R-compound tires.


      Now, on paper, the M3 should make quick work of this C63 which is not making over 600 wheel horsepower. The weight savings measure on the C63 help but not enough to overcome the supposed power disparity. The end result is 11.2@125 for the supercharged M3 versus 11.0@125 for the C63.

      The M3 simply is not making the power it is claiming on the dyno and that is why it lost. An ESS-VT1 535 supercharged M3 running less boost without an intercooler only ran 2 MPH slower at the same strip on the same day. The video is a good educational piece on the difference between racing on the dyno with inflated graphs for bragging rights and in the real world.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: OE Tuning tuned W204 C63 AMG versus ESS Tuning VT2-650 supercharged E92 DCT M3 at the drag strip started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ChuckD05 Click here to enlarge
        And the motor/tranny seems solid, does anyone spray them?
        Yes, they have seen a ton of nitrous.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ChuckD05 Click here to enlarge
        Id think a c63 with LTH and tune with a 100 shot has gotta be in the 10's with proper rubber no?
        That's exactly right, talk to @Dodger63
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        So what happened to you not wanting to use it? Get how much better it is now?

        The trick to getting the tires heated is a line lock but whatever, you guys do your setup your way and I'll do mine my way.

        Yep, the trans will go into limp mode pretty quick. Might be time to look into an upgraded cooler... just a thought.
        mine never went into limp mode, nor did AK's..

        as for LC, i never ever used it before, but at such an event, i figured why not.. and it did work out wonderfully.

        a lineloc is definitely THE WAY to go, but if you dont have one, properly warming the car up, driving around the lot, an attempt at a burnout, a pass, and then restaging is the best way to get the tires heated up.. thats how i got my best runs in..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        mine never went into limp mode, nor did AK's..
        Burnout then launch control?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Burnout then launch control?
        as good of a burnout as a dct can do, yea
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        as good of a burnout as a dct can do, yea
        And you never had a transmission warning, at all the whole day?
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        M3 got the jump off the line and still got his ass kicked. LOL
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        And you never had a transmission warning, at all the whole day?
        me? nope
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        me? nope
        Weird.