Tuning and performance options have been quite limited for the McLaren MP4-12C as it’s a fairly new car and it takes time to get things moving in the tuning world. We had some time testing the Fabspeed Motorsports Engine Turning Power Kit on the McLaren MP4-12C we’ve been working with over the past year. The Fabspeed engine tuning kit for the MP4-12C has a list price of $5,295 and states a 77 horsepower and 110 ft-lbs torque increase at the engine which would bring the McLaren from 616 HP to almost 700 horsepower. Since the MP4-12C we’ve been testing already Read More
There are lots of excellent things to mention about the new 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 with 2.3L engine. The Mazda Mazdaspeed3 combines high performance, great handling to achieve a sensible, yet sporty, sedan that is ideal for a daily driver. The 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 is equipped with a turbocharged 2.3 liter four-cylinder engine. It is comes with a six-speed manual transmission and a sport-tuned suspension system. K&N has enhanced the turbocharged 2.3 liter engine of the Mazdaspeed3 by designing a performance air intake system that produces a power gain of up to 24 horsepower . The 69-6012TS air intake replaces Read More
K&N has just released details on it’s new intake system, part 69-2527TTR, for the 2008 and later generation 4 Dodge Viper with the 600 horsepower 8.4 liter V10 engine. The intake system replaces the stock Dodge Viper airbox with twin powder coated aerodynamically engineered mandrel-bent aluminum intake tubes and dual K&N high-flow air filters for improved air delivery. K&N’s dyno results show horsepower gains throughout the RPM range with a peak pickup of 18.7 HP at 5,300 RPM. It should be noted their dyno is reading pretty low as most of the stock 2008 and later Vipers are putting down Read More
By James Robertson K&N has developed a new cold air intake system, part 63-3073 for the 2008 and 2009 Corvette with a 6.2 liter V8 LS3 engine. Before and after dyno results on a DynoJet dyno show a peak horsepower gain of 17.72 horsepower @ 4,750 RPM. This intake kit completely replaces the factory air intake assembly with an aerodynamically engineered tube and an oversized air filter. This kit can be installed in about 90 minutes using standard hand tools. Designed to increase horsepower and acceleration, this replacement K&N intake kit offers outstanding filtration without sacrificing performance. It is also Read More
By James Robertson After looking at these custom Dodge Viper SRT10 grill grates all we can say is that some car guys take things farther than others! What we have here is 1/4 inch 304 stainless steel custom cut with a water jet to fit in a 2009 Weber grill with push button ignition. This Wisconsin based Viper club member, aka Gotvenom 08, also created some matching branding irons as well. Pictured below are the grates, irons and some branded ribs. Great work!
K&N has developed a replacement panel air filter (33-2432) for the 2008 and 2009 Dodge Viper with a 8.4 liter V10 engine producing 600 horsepower. Designed to increase horsepower and acceleration, this replacement K&N air filter offers outstanding filtration without sacrificing performance. It is also designed to fit directly into the factory air box.
InMotion Software has released a new iPhone application called Pocket Dyno that measures a vehicles performance data by using the iPhone’s built in accelerometer hardware. Priced at only $4.99 in the Apple iTunes Application Store, Pocket Dyno has a very intuitive and slick interface that allows you to measure: estimated wheel horsepower 0 to 60 MPH time 60 foot, 330 foot, and 1000 foot times eighth mile ET and trap speed quarter mile ET and trap speed max G forces, velocity and distance Using pocket dyno you can practice and perfect your launching techniques by running consecutive 0-60 MPH sprints Read More
DragTimes.com attended the 2008 SEMA show this year, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. The most popular cars these aftermarket companies seemed show off their parts on were new Nissan GT-R, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 as well as a nice mix of Lambos and Ferraris. Click on the picture below to view the 2008 SEMA Show Picture Gallery:
This video shows a device that can compare airflow of different air filters. This Air Flow Demonstrator uses electric fans inside an acrylic box to pull air through an air filter raising a ping pong ball enclosed in the air exit tube mounted on top of the unit. In the first phase of the demonstration, the Air Flow Demonstrator is set to the ON position without placing an air filter in the front of the box. The ping pong ball shoots straight to the top of the tube because there is no restriction holding it back. The second segment of Read More
We received some information on K&N’s cold air intake system for the new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8, part number 63-1114. The dyno graph shows a very impressive peak gain of 32 horsepower. To come up with this performance increase, K&N replaces the Challenger’s original intake assembly; including the air box, air filter and intake tube with an new intake design. The aftermarket system brings in air through a K&N High-Flow Air Filter that increases airflow and filtering capacity. Protecting the chrome top cone-shaped air filter, and isolating it from engine heat, is a powder coated steel heat shield that replaces Read More