1,400-HP, 290-MPH Hennessey Venom F5 Breaks Cover(Aug 06, 2014)A high c of d isn't that bad, the car has like 12ft^2 of frontal area.
I'm hoping people do realize that the area and the cofd are jointly entwined in the limitations of speed.
A .22 c of d over a 200sq ft area will not brake 200mph easy
Camaro Still Outselling the Mustang(Aug 05, 2014)I've been in both s197's and 5th gens for prolonged trips... Neither is all that comfy, the mustang is more feature rich, and the camaro is claustrophobia inducing through a tight canyon at night.
I say challenger wins for interior.
Camaro Still Outselling the Mustang(Aug 05, 2014)Looks slow to me. I call these bacon when I'm cruising around. Funny thing is how many v6 camaro drivers are up for a run in my area. Most of the ss owners actually won't run, it's kinda weird
The Next-Gen Buick Regal May Come from Germany(Aug 05, 2014)Oh and the gnx due next year is said to receive the ttv6 from Cadillac, good for 420hp and awd.
Awd is available now. My lease is up next year, I am honestly considering picking up a gnx at that time, it looks to be epic and more comfy than the ats
The Next-Gen Buick Regal May Come from Germany(Aug 05, 2014)On the sti, I had at least 4 cars on it by 150. I think the awd and transmission sap up a lot of that cars power. Mine is just a traditional 6spd manual.
Also put maybe half a car on my buddy's b7 a4 with tune/test pipe~270awhp m6spd 30-110.
The Next-Gen Buick Regal May Come from Germany(Aug 05, 2014)My buddy's cousin has a Toyota Avalon v6 2011 and I put 2+ busses on it.
Being fair though, the altitude up here is on a turbo cars side vs na. I'm at 4600ft with da's that can reach 6500+. Rocky Mountains.
Beat a stock 2013 sti hatch 50-150 also
The Next-Gen Buick Regal May Come from Germany(Aug 05, 2014)Eric, no a Camry v6 won't. I own a gs and it puts 2 cars on my buddy's 345hp 5.7 hemi charger which also has intake and exhaust. He makes 297whp.
To my end though, mine makes 228whp and 270wtq bone stock, and I can wot shift like a bauss.
The Next-Gen Buick Regal May Come from Germany(Aug 04, 2014)I love them. When I picked mine up they had them in bushed aluminum or polished and I went polished. It pops on white. It's a dd so in not worried about 7lbs of extra weight.
Audi A7 “Blue Wonder” by MR Racing(Aug 02, 2014)It's awd, but it doesn't need to look like an sti... I'd have done a brilliant deep silver/gray metallic on gun metal wheels
Alpha-N Performance Previews 520-HP BMW M3/M4(Aug 02, 2014)Daniel, you do realize with turbos you can have as much power as you want with $300-800 boost controllers right? Not ruined, run low boost for street, canyon, and small track days and high boost for exhibition events, big circuits, and drag racing...
McChip Unveils 830-HP Mercedes C63 AMG Monster(Aug 02, 2014)Kon, what cars have you built? You can't go around knocking these guys if you don't have anything to back up the crap talking otherwise people will just know you're a critic which isn't very respectable.
McChip Unveils 830-HP Mercedes C63 AMG Monster(Aug 02, 2014)Wow, just saw it's a twin screw in the pic ahead. That's an awfully inefficient twin screw or a ridiculously underrated torque figure, or a typo. It could also be a controlled pulley system in which case boost may programmed to roll in linearly.
McChip Unveils 830-HP Mercedes C63 AMG Monster(Aug 02, 2014)It's gotta be a centrifugal supercharger with hp that high and torque that mediocre. If it was turbo or positive displacement, it'd be about 120lb/ft higher torque.
Centrifugals do sound nice though, and the linear power makes them easier to drive
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 31, 2014)Consider it this way. You get this much more car for $1500 more than last year. In the after market, $1500 buys you maybe a nice body kit without paint, and some ok wheels
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 31, 2014)Greg we do. It's irs, revised front suspension, bigger brakes, lower drag coefficient, soon new engines, fits wider tires, updated interior, new exterior. I mean it's like 3-5-% the old car and that's maybe like gas tank and trivial stuff.
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 31, 2014)I'm jaded. I've always loved my 03 cobra's interior and everybody, my friends included, say it's awful... My '12 regal is really nice inside but I feel like a bull in a china shop in it haha. I just know I'm gonna break the creature comforts
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 31, 2014)Your braking will vastly improve as well, seeing as the kmember from maximum motorsports refines the geometry and really flattens out the contact patch under braking forces. With full suspension alone, you could chop 10+ ft 60-0.
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 31, 2014)Avoid qa1, d&d, etc if you want handling. They have excellent drag racing suspension setups, but honestly, running 1.3x 60ft vs 1.5x 60fts isn't the end of the world, but having the confidence and transient response of a handling suspension is epic.
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 31, 2014)For sure Cameron. Canyon carver street car, go between 350-450# coil overs from maximum motorsports.
If you want max performance and don't mine bone jarring ride, 525-650# springs will stick like glue but you'll brake bones on pot holes.
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 30, 2014)motortrend tested a 200,000 mile 1990 mustang fox body with a stockish engine that had a full 1998 (it's been heavily revised since) maximum motorsports suspension on sticky street tires and it pulled 68mph slalom, 72mph on track tires.
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 30, 2014)up front will place the steering geometry much better, and greatly improve road feel and accuracy. I'd do a solid steering shaft at that time too.
I did maximum motorsports full grip box f/r with all the bells and whistles. At ~$4500, it's a steal
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 30, 2014)but steeda, saleen and others make great products as well. Coil overs with cater camber plates are a great addition to the front suspension, and rear coil overs help a ton as well if matched with the front units.
When budget allows, Maximum K-member
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 30, 2014)Cameron, Shelby's got great advice there. On solids axle cars, rear control arms are a must. Subframe connectors are a must on any stang, and I recommend full length welded in units. They do the most.
Suspension wise, I swear by maximum motorsports
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 30, 2014)Hahahaha hellcat fanboys, go read motor trends first test of the hellcat. It ran faster than a zl1, no surprise, but slower than the gt500. 0-60, 1/4 mile, etc. And yes it was the "epic" 8 speed automatic
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 30, 2014)Turbo v8 mustangs would smack the shit outta sc camaros and challengers. The average power, ease of additional power via mods, and waaaaaaay better sound of wastegates and bov's on a v8 will shut up everybody. Oh, 750hp sc 5.8 coming in the mean time
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 30, 2014)Ford originated the sc muscle scene in 1999 with the lightning, then pushed the envelope with the 03 cobra and later the 07 gt500. Fords been 10+ years ahead of the curve. Only recently have Chevy and dodge done forced induction.
They'll turbo soon.
2016 Ford Mustang 350 Beautifully Rendered(Jul 30, 2014)Sheldon, the z28 is slammed with power?
Last I checked, ford had the quickest straight line cars all of last generation.
Also, the modular family is the easiest to get huge power out of. If ford tt's the 5.0, it'll make 708hp+ on 10psi
Scion Hopes Upcoming New Models Will Matter(Jul 30, 2014)Who would drive a crappier version of the brz for about the same cash?
Who would drive a big box with 128hp? and ff? (Xb)
Who wants a weirdly windowed xa?
Who wants a 180hp ff sport coupe for 300hp v6 mustang money?
Just so much non win.
Scion Hopes Upcoming New Models Will Matter(Jul 30, 2014)Jenkum is like an introverts version of 2 girls one cup except it's two bowel movements, one bottle followed by what can only be considered fun by those who think their shit don't stink...
And yes, Tara accurately described scion with that line.
MEC Design Reveals 'Back in Black' 2014 S63 AMG(Jul 29, 2014)Just what every wealthy s class owner needs, debts and liabilities for a tax deduction
If I was balln that hard with that entourage, I'd start up a dummy LLC and have them come with concerts id organize then write off all the shit I'd buy for em.
2016 Ford Mustang GT 350 testing on the Nürburgring(Jul 28, 2014)You don't know but svt started the supercharged American muscle scene back in 1999 with the ford lightning f150 making 365hp. It took Chevy and dodge 13-15 years to start making sc'd muscle. The zr1 excluded.
Now svt needs to start turbo v8 muscle
2016 Ford Mustang GT 350 testing on the Nürburgring(Jul 28, 2014)Nick you're clueless bro. 750hp is $800 away from any 2013-14 gt500. Intake and tune bro. They throw 750whp down with about $3-4k in mods including those aforementioned pieces, and full exhaust plus blower pulleys.
760hp is easy from a trinity
3 Mustang Drivers Let it Rip and Blow It at the Same Event(Jul 28, 2014)There are way higher limits to a chassis set for handling than built for 60ft of a drag strip. Best part is cars running full drag setups pull just .2 of a second better 60ft's than I do. 1.30's vs 1.50's. Costs more but far safer. I swap to slicks
3 Mustang Drivers Let it Rip and Blow It at the Same Event(Jul 28, 2014)I've seen scary 400whp cars all over the road with "full suspension, brakes, tires" but it was all 1/4 mile like 90/10's, d&d kmember, drilled, et streets.
I did full handling mods, brembos, etc then big hp. Amazes people that 1000+ is stable WOT.
3 Mustang Drivers Let it Rip and Blow It at the Same Event(Jul 28, 2014)A lot of mustang enthusiasts buy up power mods and never work the brakes, just a hair of chassis work, and maybe some suspension like spring, over unless they basically have to to fit more power, but pick drag racing chassis stuff not handling units
3 Mustang Drivers Let it Rip and Blow It at the Same Event(Jul 28, 2014)opposite direction trying to catch it... Just novice driving...
There's a harmony and balance to driving just like any sport or movement that pushes on the limits of physics. You gotta respect the nature of physics limits or you'll wreck easy.
3 Mustang Drivers Let it Rip and Blow It at the Same Event(Jul 28, 2014)If you've torqued a chassis via heavy power/low speed/ and usually stock to mildly modified suspension, the last thing you wanna do is get it side was and fully torqued, then let off. It'll snap all over the place. Then they almost all when full lock
1990 Toyota Supra Has Barely Been Used and Now its For Sale(Jul 27, 2014)The h and m buttons on the far right of this pic were hero and merciless modes that changes the suspension settings and maximized the boosts of the 3jz. The over boost in merciless mode made over 75psi and upto 505hp. Up from 500hp at 25psi.
1990 Toyota Supra Has Barely Been Used and Now its For Sale(Jul 27, 2014)Eddy, face palm not necessary. In French, 0 is -100, and in canada, all instrument panels have to be properly accounted as such. Oh their mile isn't configured like American miles either.
It's actually in Quebec canada in the French district
1990 Toyota Supra Has Barely Been Used and Now its For Sale(Jul 27, 2014)Modern car buyers could learn a lot about mk3's by taking a look at this car and how pristine it is. They really need to experience how nice these were for the times which will have little bearing on modern car buying and car construction for them.
How to Properly Restore a Subaru WRX Wagon(Jul 27, 2014)So would this be a restomod??? It's mostly original but has some changes...
I'm confused, I didn't know you call fixing a 10 year old car up restoring it...
My 03 cobra is a restomod as well? Very confusing situation here. I feel dejected now...
Check Out This Hennessey-Tuned Ford GT on the Dyno(Jul 26, 2014)After that point though, the turbos are usually overpowering the blower. A supercharger is not a very good upper intake manifold for a turbo kit haha, they are about 80% less efficient than a well designed upper intake around 175% volumetric efficient
Check Out This Hennessey-Tuned Ford GT on the Dyno(Jul 26, 2014)Then the lobes in the sc can heat up when spun harder than designed and that simply leads to heat soak.
Upto about 125-145% volumetric (boosted) efficiency, a compound boost setup is reliable and a fun "novelty" of it's own worth.
Check Out This Hennessey-Tuned Ford GT on the Dyno(Jul 26, 2014)It's compound boosted. Compound boosting has been around for decades, since about the 30's iirc actually.
It has limitations as the turbos can very easily supply more cold side airflow than the sc can flow very easily
Check Out This Hennessey-Tuned Ford GT on the Dyno(Jul 26, 2014)Also, twin turbo ford gt mills have crested 2500whp+ in race applications and well over 1500whp in street able applications.
This is a very very mild turbo setup and probably not very much boost.
Check Out This Hennessey-Tuned Ford GT on the Dyno(Jul 26, 2014)You serious Tim? Why don't you get the hell outta here you piece of shit. You're a big tough guy for going around taking to girls like that.
You gotta have the smallest nuts of any motherfucker on this app to have to talk to girls that way fucker
Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang GT Revealed in Full(Jul 26, 2014)It's the ugliest copy cat 2 door focus/fusion ever!!!! Max h8erade!
Most haters are gonna eat humble pie when they see tuned and customized s550's flossing through town.
If there were hundreds a day to be seen in traffic, I'd never get perturbed.
Soundoff: 2015 Mustang V8 Vs Mustang EcoBoost(Jul 25, 2014)Randy phobst loves the balance of the boss and gt500, and says it's steering is better than it's competition, and almost BMW like. He doesn't like their brakes though. He does like the hi po s-197 vehicles' general handling characteristics a lot.
Soundoff: 2015 Mustang V8 Vs Mustang EcoBoost(Jul 25, 2014)Handling is subjective. The 2014 v6 stang was faster than the brz on circuits.
Most publications like the transitional dynamics of the brz but say it's just too tail happy though.
Stang: cautious, composed, mild under steer/throttle oversteer.
This Couple Needs Some Serious Anger Management Therapy(Jul 24, 2014)This boys and girls is why you should only believe maybe half of what you "see" and sometimes as little as none of what you hear.
Two sides to a story and this screams edited for the benefit of one side.
He had 150yds of space to slow n flow left
Riding Shotgun in the Koenigsegg One:1(Jul 22, 2014)It's no one trick pony you funny guy you. It doesn't need to be calibrated to the ring to be a great car. Many great cars exist that aren't barnstormers on the ring.
Anyways, it'll easily cut a sub 7:15 and possibly a 7:00 with a pro driver