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    Today, 02:21 PM
    Are they going after everyone that retweeted “not my president”, which the Russians started...of course not.
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    Today, 02:18 PM
    FlexGT85, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 02:11 PM
    It is no secret McLaren has been kicking dirt in Ferrari's face since the launch of the MP4-12C. Frankly, the MP4-12C is still a performance match for Ferrari and their 488 GTB let alone the new 720S which is on a different planet of performance. The 488 Pista aims to level the playing field. Whether it is enough to catch the 720S is anyone's guess but it is at least a valiant effort. What are the main changes? - 200 pounds less weight - Claimed 2821 pounds dry - 710-720 horsepower - 20% increase in downforce - Revised E-diff and traction control - Aerodynamic changes - Suspension changes It is safe to say the 488 Pista has its work cut out for it. It certainly looks the part. Maranello, 21 February 2018 – The Ferrari 488 Pista, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series - the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale – which have received critical acclaim for their performance and undiluted handling. The Ferrari 488 Pista marks a significant step forward from the previous special series in terms of both sporty dynamics and for the level of technological carry-over from racing. The name is, in fact, a direct homage to Ferrari’s unparalleled heritage in motor sports. The car’s development evolved directly from the company’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship – in which it has won five Manufacturers’ titles in the GTE class in the six years since the series’ inception – and its 25 years’ experience in running the Ferrari Challenge one-make series. The Ferrari 488 Pista’s extensive weight saving solutions, along with engine, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamic developments, all derive from Ferrari’s racing cars: the 488 GTE and the 488 Challenge. The result is a car with an uncompromising mission: to offer impeccable track-like performance on and off the road, even when in the hands of non-professional drivers. LIGHTER AND MORE POWERFUL The new model weighs an impressive 90 kg less (1280 kg dry) than the 488 GTB. This fact, combined with the largest ever increase in engine power for a special series car (+50 cv), sets a new benchmark for Ferrari’s V8 sports cars. Its engine is the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history and is an extreme evolution of the turbo unit that won the overall International Engine of the Year award titles in both 2016 and 2017. It punches out 720 cv with the highest specific output of in its class (185 cv/l) and is now lighter too, thanks to solutions adopted from the 488 Challenge. As a result it has a top speed of 340 km/h and sprints from 0-100 km/h in 2.85” and 0 -200 km/h in 7.6”. The engine sound is unique and unmistakably Ferrari, as such a special car warrants. Both the sound quality and the intensity are higher than the 488 GTB in all gears and at all engine speeds in proportion with the progressive increase in power. BOOSTED DOWNFORCE The Ferrari 488 Pista makes full use of Ferrari’s motor-sports experience for maximum aerodynamic performance even on the road. Among the racing solutions adopted is the front F1-inspired S-Duct and the design of the front diffusers which feature a ramp angle that was optimised for the 488 GTE to create strong suction for increased downforce. Additionally, the rear blown spoiler is higher and longer and the shape has been optimised. The final result of all these interventions is an impressive 20% increase in downforce compared to the 488 GTB. EXHILARATING DRIVING PLEASURE The vehicle dynamics were designed to enhance driving pleasure and make the car’s full potential available to all drivers, professional or otherwise. The objective was to make the car’s performance on the limit easier to reach and control. This was achieved by synergies between the development of the mechanical set-up and the electronic dynamic controls integrated into version 6 of the Side-Slip Angle Control system. SSC 6.0 incorporates all the following systems: E-Diff3, F1-Trac, the magnetorheological suspension (SCM) and, for the first time ever, the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer. The FDE features a world-first: it uses Ferrari software to adjust the brake pressure at the callipers. A POWERFUL, EFFICIENT DESIGN The design of the Ferrari 488 Pista is focussed on functional aerodynamic concepts while the cockpit is pared back in keeping with its very sporty vocation. Ferrari Design used innovative elements, such as the aerodynamic S-Duct at the front, as an opportunity to visually shorten the car’s nose, creating an original floating wing effect. The racing livery colour scheme is an integral part of the design of the car and the way it dives into the S-Duct underscores the berlinetta’s compact yet imposing forms. Contrasting edging on the aerodynamic elements on the bumpers and flanks add structure to the design. The concept of the front is echoed in the dolphin-tail rear spoiler which appears suspended to provide an impression lightness and efficiency, while the rear volumes add a sense of power to the tail.
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    Today, 01:51 PM
    WTF are they even doing anymore? The old lady stuff is way over the top. They're harassing people over retweets/facebook likes now? So if I click like on something that turns out to be from Russia now I'm colluding to undermine democracy? Someone at CNN needs a good ass kicking.
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    Today, 01:49 PM
    Harassing an old lady for “Russian bots” “Russian collusion”. CNN has lost their mind.
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    Today, 01:36 PM
    Automotive forums are a double edged sword. They can be a repository of valuable information with incredibly knowledgeable and helpful members. They can also have know-it-all's who spread misinformation and think they are never wrong. The BoostAddict forums are worth every penny, right?
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    Today, 01:24 PM
    Automotive forums are a double edged sword. They can be a repository of valuable information with incredibly knowledgeable and helpful members. They can also have know-it-all's who spread misinformation and think they are never wrong. The BoostAddict forums are worth every penny, right?
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    Today, 01:13 PM
    The factory Hellcat blower is a 2.4 liter twin screw unit. A very good blower but if you want more power a bigger blower isn't a bad idea. What is interesting to note here is Magnuson's swap kit replaces the twin screw with a TVS2650 unit. It is not a twin screw but a roots unit although a much more advanced design than traditional roots blowers. The extra 2.5 liters is nice but it is the efficiency gain that making the real difference. These were the claims Magnuson made last year when they announced the blower swap kit: True reliable operating range to 20,000 RPM 33% higher flow than TVS2300 10% higher flow than a 2.9 screw 14% higher adiabatic efficiency at 14k rpm and 2.0 pressure ratio compared to screw 2.9 at the same flow 75F lower discharge temperature at 14k rpm and 2.0 pressure ratio compared to screw 2.9 at the same flow 26 HP less input power required at 14k rpm and 2.0 pressure ration compared to screw 2.9 at the same flow Well, they weren't lying as they hit 946 horsepower to the wheels on a stock internal Hellcat at only 5800 rpm while running out of fuel. Some bigger injectors and... easy 1000+ rwhp? It sure looks like it.
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    Today, 12:00 PM
    The specs for the new 991.2 generation 911 GT3 RS were already leaked a couple weeks ago but Porsche now officially took the wraps off the more hardcore and most powerful GT3 to date. Damn is it an amazing machine. Porsche is asking $188,500 for the GT3 RS with an optional Weissach package for $18,000. At that point, you might as well opt for the $13k magnesium wheels too. Frankly, even if you do have the coin the RS models were all spoken for a while ago. Porsche will reward their loyal customers. In other words, the guys with the big bucks. It is somewhat interesting that in the turbo era the most desirable Porsche models continue to be naturally aspirated. The GT3 is just special. Let's hope they never stop building it.
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    Today, 11:41 AM
    Great numbers here from TPG Tuning on a Ford F150 Raptor Ecoboost. This platform is very popular for tuning and people are getting great numbers out of the dual injected high output 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6. The truck is rated at 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque from the factory. The all wheel drive Dynojet baseline is 336 awhp and 400 lb-ft of all wheel torque. This is not the friendliest Dynojet in the world: Look at those numbers shoot up with a tune on 93 octane though. The final 93 revision results in 417 awhp and 451 awtq: E50 is where things get interesting as while peak torque remains about the same they are getting much more horsepower out of it: 45X/45X? Awesome gains! Now what will it take for Ford to produce a new Lightning already?
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    Today, 11:39 AM
    Given the M4 and the C63 are so close that makes sense. Interesting the owner thinks the C63 was quicker than M3/M4's he ran.
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    Today, 10:53 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum stoneyhrm.
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    Today, 09:52 AM
    Hey Supernet: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 08:11 AM
    Hey rud92: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 06:39 AM
    Hey PeyE400: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 04:57 AM
    Welcome beemerman, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 03:36 AM
    17.5psi peak or 17.5 held to redline? Makes a day and night difference. 4500~7000 (or short shifted at 6200~6500) is the only effective WOT rev range. N55 is known to fall after 5k. 1st and 2nd gear pull touch a bit more middle range and of course traction is key, so 435 can keep up. From into 3rd I bet it gets walked easily, where it's all about 5k~7k pull. Given all considerations, C63s is close to M4ZCP from a roll. Therefore this is basically another tuned 335 vs stock M4 story.
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    Today, 12:59 AM
    drew86, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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