This is just one of the many cases of too much power in a FWD car. It was so hard to get traction, but it all worked out on the 4th try.
The Saturn Aura:
The Saturn Aura was introduced in 2005 for the 2006 model year to replace the Saturn L-Series. Saturn had never intended to use the Aura Concept name for production, but the name ended up sticking as a result of its popularity. The Aura's design was produced under several different names including the Fiat Croma, the Cadillac BLS, the Chevrolet Malibu, the Pontiac G6, the Opel Insignia, the Opel Signum, and the Opel Vectra, Saab 9-3. The Aura marked the first time since the 70's that GM's German division Opel had products sold in the United States. The XR trim of the Aura utilized the concept's 252 hp 3.6 L V6. The XE trim made use of a 3.5 L V6 which makes 219 hp. An eco minded trim named the Greenline uses a hybrid 164 hp 2.4 L I4. The Aura was discontinued after the 2009 model year due to the Saturn division's termination by GM.
Limit Pushing - Turbo LS2 GTO Base Line Dyno Test
We're back! Sorry to keep you all waiting, but life has been a bit busy.
Our turbo LS2 GTO has been around for a
while now running on a simple street tune. We will get a more efficient
tune on the Dyno soon,
but until then, we wanted to see what kind of numbers it could put down.
Turns out it makes quite a bit over stock, but there will be more to come.
Our more expert audience will most likely notice the odd power curve. This
is a result of the timing being pulled to promote the longevity of the
engine before a Dyno
tune could be performed.
The Pontiac GTO:
The Pontiac GTO was built by Pontiac Division of General Motors in the
United States from 1964 to 1974, and by GM subsidiary Holden in Australia
from 2004 to 2006 as the Holden Monaro. It is considered to be one of the
most innovative classic muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The GTO came at
a time when General Motors had banned the divisions from involvement in
auto racing. At the time, Pontiac's marketing was heavily based on
performance. This change in GM's policy forced Pontiac to turn its
attention to street performance.
The GTO was born from a redesign of the Tempest which was to be called the
"Super Tempest" with the larger 6.4 L Pontiac V8 engine from the full-sized
Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 5.3 L Tempest V8.
The big-engine Tempest was badged the GTO for "Gran Turismo Omologato"
after the Ferrari 250 GTO. The GTO escaped the violation of GM policy by
becoming an option package for the Pontiac Tempest LeMans. The GTO package
had sold 10,000 units before the beginning of 1964 followed by total sales
of 32,450 GTOs. 75,342 were sold by 1965. This optional $ 296 package
included a 6.4 L V8 that produced 348 hp with a single Carter AFB
four-barrel carburetor and dual Exhaust, chromed valve covers and air cleaner, 7
blade clutch fan, a floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission with
Hurst shifter, stiffer springs, larger diameter front sway bar, wider
wheels with 7.50 x 14 redline tires, hood scoops, and GTO badges. The
original GTO's was clocked about 5.6 seconds for the 0--60 test and a
standing quarter mile time of 14.8 seconds.
As time went on, sales increased to almost 100,000 GTOs a year. Pontiac
pushed for the GTO to be called the "GTO Tiger" in advertising, but it
eventually became known in the youth market as the "Goat." The late 60's
saw the creation of the ram air engines and the birth of the Judge. Power
increased over the 60's from 348 hp to 375 hp in the best ram air
applications. The best equipped GTOs could get from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds
and perform a standing quarter mile in 11.5 seconds.
As the 70's rolled in, sales of the GTO plummeted. By 1973 GTO sales were
down to 4,806 cars and the energy crisis was beginning to emerge. In 1974
Pontiac moved the GTO option to the compact Pontiac Ventura, also known as
the Chevrolet Nova. This was done in an effort to become part of the
compact muscle market which already included the Plymouth Duster 360, Ford
Maverick Grabber and AMC Hornet X. The 1974 GTO was tested a with the
four-speed transmission and achieved a 0-60 time of 7.7 seconds and a
quarter mile at 15.72 seconds. Sales improved in 74 to over 7,000 cars, but
1974 would be the last model year for the original GTO.
In 1999, the Detroit Auto Show beheld a GTO concept car. The 1999 concept
was never produced but in 2004 Pontiac re-launched the GTO under the
Holden Monoro platform. The new GTO was equipped with the Corvette's 350 hp
LS1 engine in 2004 and the 400 hp LS2 engine for 2005 and 2006 with a
choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. The GTO was
sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Monaro and in the Middle East as a Chevrolet
Lumina SS. The new GTO was never as popular in the U.S. due to the styling
which was obviously not aimed towards GTO heritage or the car's performance
(even with GM's frantic decision to add sporty hood scoops), and GM's
failure to use a traditional American built car. The 2005 and 2006 models
were virtually the same mechanically. Both made good use of the 400 hp LS2
engine and could go from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and could execute a standing
quarter mile in 13 seconds. The 2006 model drew the GTO to a close once
again with the end of GM's 3 year GTO revival plan.
Limit Pushing - Volvo S60 Top Speed Test
This is the AMERICAN spec. The EUROPEAN spec is faster.
Back for the summer. I thought I might as well start things off with
something other than the usual 0-60 tests, and this Volvo really did
impress me with its acceleration. So it's back for a Top Speed Test.
The S60 was the first Volvo to leave behind the 80's and 90's boxy design.
Built on the P2 platform, the S60, along with many other models, followed
much smoother contour lines than previous models. The S60 was at first
powered by a 247 hp 2.3 liter turbo 5
cylinder engine but was then upgraded to 2.4 liters increasing the power by
ten horses. In 2003 the S60 R was introduced with a Haldex AWD system,
Brembo brakes, a 296 hp I5 engine and a 6 speed transmission. The S60
utilized a suspension system called Four-C which upon selected could adjust
the car's electronically controlled shock absorbers to Comfort, Sport, or
Advanced while adjusting up to 500 times a second keeping the car level on
Limit Pushing - 2011 Expedition Top Speed Test
Finally ending Ford's reign over the Limit Pushing Channel is the top speed
of the new Expedition. We have read reports that this thing can top 135
mph...limiter removed...so we knew the limiter must be set low. Please
don't shoot the messenger. This is as fast as it goes with the limiter on.
The Ford Expedition:
The Ford Expedition was introduced in 1997 as a replacement to the Bronco.
It was previously slotted between the smaller Ford Explorer and the larger
Ford Excursion, but as of the 2005, it is Ford's largest SUV. It is the
second Ford to use the Expedition name, as it was part of the Explorer
Sport's trim models in 1995. The Expedition offers up to eight passengers'
seating and a V8 engine, similar to the Lincoln Navigator. Over 1,500,000
Expeditions have been sold since its introduction.
The second generation Ford Expedition was introduced in 2002 for the 2003
model year and featured an all-new 4-wheel independent suspension with
"hydroformed" fully boxed frame that was 70 percent stiffer. The all-new
rear suspension was multi-link independent and reduced rear unsprung weight
by 110 pounds, improving the suspension's wheel travel and its ability to
track uneven terrain or road surfaces for improved control and ride
quality. The Second generation was powered by a 5.4 liter Triton engine
which produced 260 hp and 365 ft-lbs of torque. The Expedition had an
available heavy-duty trailer tow package for a best in class trailer towing
capability of 8,900 lbs.
Limit Pushing - 2011 Genesis 4.6L 0-60 Test
After testing this car 6 times over the course of two months we concluded
that the time is 6.3 seconds. The car had almost 2000 miles on it by the
last test. It was bought new and has not been tampered with. I invite
anyone with the same car to publish a video where this car makes a 0-60
time under 6 seconds.
Here is a video from another owner confirming our time:
The Hyundai Genesis:
The Hyundai Genesis was introduced initially as a concept car in the 2007
and released to the market in 2008. The Genesis is internally known as the
BH model and marketed as a "premium sports sedan". The Genesis is said to
have been Hyundai's first entry into the European dominated luxury arena
competing with the BMW 5 Series, the Mercedes E-Class, the Infiniti M, and
the Lexus GS. The Genesis has four engine options including a 3.3L V6
(limited markets), a 3.8L V6 (Korea and North American Markets), a 4.6L V8,
and a 5.0L V8 (2012 model). The Genesis is sold worldwide and still in
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With $1200 at stake, some of Colorado's baddest street cars came out to
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Paul Jackson, Jr.'s 1969 Oldsmobile 442 - Jay Leno's Garage
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101mm TURBO CTS-V - 1200hp Cadillac!!!
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JL AUDIO 8W7 AND 1000/1 PART II
2008 Saturn Aura with 2 JL Audio 8w7's in a custom flared ported box on a
JL Audio 1000/1 and a JL Audio 450/4 for my polk audio highs.I also have a
D3400 XS power battery under the hood with my BIG 3 upgrade with all 0
gauge stinger wires.