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    Today, 12:32 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    Great to see some 1/2 mile runs with some high end hardware you rarely get independent numbers for. The Ferrari 812 Superfast in particular is not a car you see running too often and it is great to see it run the 1/2 mile along with the 488 GTB. The first race is a stock McLaren 720S going up against a stock Ferrari 812 Superfast. Now, the Ferrari has its work cut out for it. Not only is the Ferrari naturally aspirated it is much heavier than the McLaren. It actually does a commendable job against the monster that is the 720S. 162.15 stock 1/2 mile trap for the Ferrari compared to 169.72 for the 720S: Next up the McLaren 720S runs a Nissan GT-R said to be making 1200 horsepower. The GT-R in theory should demolish the McLaren. The GT-R does win but the 1/2 mile trap between the two is only off by by half a kilometer per hour: Last but not least is a Ferrari 488 GTB. The McLaren 720S makes easy work of it turning a 175.30 mph 1/2 mile trap to the Ferrari's 160.40: Some nice 1/2 mile pulls with high end hardware.
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    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Great to see some 1/2 mile runs with some high end hardware you rarely get independent numbers for. The Ferrari 812 Superfast in particular is not a car you see running too often and it is great to see it run the 1/2 mile along with the 488 GTB. The first race is a stock McLaren 720S going up against a stock Ferrari 812 Superfast. Now, the Ferrari has its work cut out for it. Not only is the Ferrari naturally aspirated it is much heavier than the McLaren. It actually does a commendable job against the monster that is the 720S. 162.15 stock 1/2 mile trap for the Ferrari compared to 169.72 for the 720S: Next up the McLaren 720S runs a Nissan GT-R said to be making 1200 horsepower. The GT-R in theory should demolish the McLaren. The GT-R does win but the 1/2 mile trap between the two is only off by by half a kilometer per hour: Last but not least is a Ferrari 488 GTB. The McLaren 720S makes easy work of it turning a 175.30 mph 1/2 mile trap to the Ferrari's 160.40: Some nice 1/2 mile pulls with high end hardware.
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    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    Morgan is a manufacturer we need today. Why? Their cars are about the driving experience. Everything they make is fun to drive from the 3 Wheeler to the Morgan Plus Six. The key is keeping things simple and most importantly light. The Morgan Plus Six gets BMW B58 power mated to a chassis that comes in at 2370 pounds. Do what you want to your Supra or Z4 but you are not making up a 1000+ pound penalty. This is not the first time Morgan utilized BMW power. The Aero 8 series is well known for BMW naturally aspirated power from N62 and S62 engines. The Aero 8 is also more of a modern design and heavier (though still light) compared to the classically styled Plus Six. You can see the Z4 automatic shifter in the cabin. Morgan always offered a manual option but not this time around. Interesting, isn't it? The most engaging and highest performance car with the B58 motor isn't a BMW or the new Supra. It is the Morgan Plus Six.
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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    Let's see what the higher performance versions bring to the table. Porsche already gave their endorsement. I wish these would launch already...
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    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    VTT (Vargas Turbo Technologies) is beginning their 2.5 TFSI tuning development a turbocharger upgrade is coming from them. For baseline testing, they choose Unitronic software and did stock, Stage 1, Stage 1+ 93 octane, and Stage 1+ E85 testing. Quick overview of the mods on the car: Dyno: Stock: 350WHP/336WTQ Stage 1 91OCT: 396WHP/408WTQ Stage 1+ 93 OCT: 433WHP/433WTQ Stage 1+ E85: 479WHP/464WTQ GPS 1/4 mile: Stock: 12.42@112.3 Stage 1 91 stock mounts/suspension: 11.69@119.8 Stage 1 91 034 mounts/suspension pieces: 11.34@122.3 Stage 1+ 93: 11.23@123.2 Stage 1+ E85: 10.86@129.7 It is going to be interesting to watch this build evolve and how the numbers compare.
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    BimmerBoost already went over many of the technical aspects of the BMW S58 motor but obviously not to this level of detail. BMW's own internal engine technical document is simply fantastic and covers the motor to a level only true enthusiasts will appreciate. It is interesting to note certain details. For example, the oil sump system went to an aluminum pan while the S55 started with a magnesium unit. The S55 shifted to an aluminum design later on in its production cycle. It seems BMW cut costs here. Furthermore, the cam specs are basically identical to the B58B30O1. Intake valve diameter, exhaust valve diameter, maximum valve lift, etc., all the same. Enjoy geeking out over the technical details.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    You may have seen headlines proclaiming the new Toyota Supra as a Porsche GT3 equivalent but hold on just a second. Top Gear tested the new Supra on their test track and the 1:23.1 time does indeed put it ahead of a 997.1 GT3 which did it in 1:23.2. What these headlines fail to mention is all the cars ahead of the Supra for context. Also, that that GT3 laptime was not ever officially shown on the Top Gear show. As for cars quicker than the Supra, how about the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio which is much heavier? The Porsche 718 Cayman S. The BMW F80 M3. The Tesla Model 3. The Mercedes W205 C63 AMG S. The Supra time is not bad but let's not start calling it a GT3 rival because it isn't: 01:21.0 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Series 18, Episode 05 01:21.22 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Series 10, Episode 03 01:21.4 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Series 24, Episode 02 01:21.5 Aston Martin DB11 Series 24, Episode 03 01:21.5 Tesla Model 3 Series 27, Episode 02 01:21.6 Porsche Cayman GTS Series 22, Episode 05 01:21.6 BMW F80 M3 Series 24, Episode 02 01:21.6 Porsche 718 Cayman S Series 24, Episode 07 01:21.6 Jaguar F-Type R Series 22, Episode 07 01:21.6 Audi R8 V10 (damp) Series 14, Episode 02 01:21.7 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Series 20, Episode 04 01:21.9 Ford GT Series 04, Episode 08 01:22.2 Porsche 997 Turbo Cabriolet Series 15, Episode 04 01:22.3 Caterham Seven 620R (wet) Series 21, Episode 04 01:22.3 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Series 15, Episode 04 01:22.3 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Series 04, Episode 03 01:22.3 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Series 04, Episode 03 01:22.4 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 Series 08, Episode 02 01:22.5 Noble M15 Series 08, Episode 08 01:22.6 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S N/A 01:22.8 Lexus LFA (wet) Series 14, Episode 07 01:22.9 Ferrari F430 F1 Series 06, Episode 08 01:22.9 Porsche 911 Sport Classic Series 15, Episode 02 01:22.9 Alpine A110 Series 25, Episode 06 01:23.0 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Series 13, Episode 03 01:23.1 KTM X-Bow (Not Shown on TV) (Driven by first white Stig) N/A 01:23.1 Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale Series 18, Episode 05 01:23.1 Toyota Supra Video:
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    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    Hey Sp1tFire: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
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    Yesterday, 01:22 PM
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    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    A missing chart is the wear ratings of each tire as that is a very useful metric. Certain classes only allow a certain tread wear rating like above 200 for instance.
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    Yesterday, 11:43 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Polar3.
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    Yesterday, 12:51 AM
    You obviously donít know what youíre talking about. N Korea and the US signed a non Proliferation agreement in 1994. It failed and bush and Obama have been trying to deal with the N Koreans since. Hereís a link https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.history.com/.amp/news/north-korea-nuclear-deal-bill-clinton-agreed-framework. Thatís 25 years ago when the US was negotiating with N Korea. Trump didnít start negotiations with the N Koreans heís just continuing whatís been going on for 25 years You sure donít know whatís going on. Iran and the world have been negotiating over the development of their nuclear program for the past 20 years! What are you taking about the 1953 coup? You havenít heard about Iran in the past 20 years? And Obama signed an Iranian nuclear arms deal in 2015. Another link. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33521655 so the Iranians were developing nukes and Obama signed a deal to stop it. Now Trump is trying to negotiate with N Korea on their nuclear program. So both counties have nuclear programs and the US tries to limit nuclear proliferation. See the connection? There isnít any reason for DPRK to eliminate their nuclear program because itís the best protection against a US invasion. And yes, weíre protecting Korea and Japan because N Korea has a nuclear arsenal and missiles pointed at them. A war in the Pacific means the loss of millions of lives. Hereís a link to a story from ex military and ex cia analysts saying it would be catastrophic https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/world/2018/2/7/16974772/north-korea-war-trump-kim-nuclear-weapon the idea that Trump is solving this crisis at all is ridiculous. Itís been on going for 25 years and weíre no closer to ending DPRKís nuclear program today then we were 10 years ago.
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    07-15-2019, 11:52 PM
    Bump: 1. Sticky - PAID 2. zeenon53 - 3. Terry@BMS - PAID 4. BLKROKT 5. Toxic 335 6. newb335guy 7. open 8. happyguy123 9. open 10. open 11. open 12. open
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    07-15-2019, 11:14 PM
    Hey K1W1: :text-welcomewave:
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    07-15-2019, 08:42 PM
    Completely untrue. We have had decades without any speaking to North Korea. That is why Trump entering North Korea was such a big deal to begin with. So you want to call him a dictator and at the same time get him to stop his nuclear ambitions? Ok that will work. Trump treating him with respect will go a lot further than sabre rattling. It is why Trump is making more progress than anyone before him. So you assume Koreans can't take care of themselves? Or the Japanese can't? We just police the planet? Huh? It's 2019. The Soviet Union is gone. We are still employing policies from the Cold War. It's over. Time to change tactics and move on. Our 25k troops aren't responsible for stopping war. Furthermore, South Korea is rich and can handle itself. Write a fantasy novel. You're just guessing. WTF are you even talking about? The US strategy for Iran was to topple the government and install a puppet. This was done to a democratic nation we were friendly with, not an aggressive dictatorship. You have never hear of the 1953 CIA coup? The strategies for Iran and North Korea are completely different with completely different outcomes. Honestly I don't think you have any idea about what you're talking about. Trump has us closer to peace with North Korea than at any point since the cease fire. It is great to see him and Kim make progress and meet. I hope it continues and results in freedom for the people of North Korea.
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