UPDATED Dyno results: switched to K&N typhoon intake kit + Joe Z PTS ExhaustDyno'd 379.1whp 353 ft lbs tq on this same Dyno.
JoeZ intake pipe and PTS ExhaustDyno results: Lowest reading was 361rwhp 339 ft lbs of tq and highest of the day was 367rwhp and 343 ft lbs tq with Joe Z intake and Exhaust on DynoDynamics.
Baseline stock run I did was 356rwhp and 333 ft lbs of tq stock. I was kind of dissapointed with the gains of 11hp and 10 lbs tq and I think I would of pulled better if the car was more cooled down as I drove straight to the Dynoshop in rush hr with no engine cool down time and straight on the Dyno. Also I just installed the intake yesterday with only 80 miles driven with it.
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2014 BMW i8 Review
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What's New for 2014
The 2014 BMW i8 is an all-new model.
Based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car shown a few years
ago, the 2014 BMW i8 represents the German automaker's vision of a
high-performance plug-in hybrid. If this is what the future looks like,
sign us up. Zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds? A full charge in three hours
from a regular garage outlet? Approximately 95 mpg? Yes, please.
For the i8, BMW chops its classic 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine
formula in half. The i8 uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder
paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The
three-cylinder drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic
transmission, while the electric motor powers the front wheels through a
The engine and electric motor combine for 362 horsepower, 420 pound-feet
of torque and all-wheel-drive performance, all integrated into a chassis
that is 10 pounds lighter and 1.5 inches longer than the 3 Series. The i8
also delivers stellar handling thanks to 50/50 weight distribution and a
low, centrally mounted battery pack, although standard 20-inch wheels seem
like a suspect choice for maximizing corner-to-corner performance.
BMW says the i8 can also travel 22 miles and reach a top speed of 75 mph on
electrons alone. Uncorked with the gasoline engine in the lead, it will
reach a top speed of 155 mph. Sounds like a pretty good future to us.
Lightweight construction helps bring lofty performance within reach,
notably an aluminum chassis, chemically hardened glass (similar to that
used in smartphones) and extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced panels
within the 2+2 passenger cabin. Those plus-2 rear seats are small, however,
smaller than even a Porsche 911's, and are best considered auxiliary
luggage space. Even settling into the front seats requires some practice
given its unique scissor-lift-style doors.
We drove a recent i8 prototype and found the i8's easy thrust in
all-electric mode a close match for the Tesla Model S. In its Sport mode
(there are also Comfort and Eco Pro settings), the i8 further awakens,
feeling light, agile and averse to body roll. The hybrid never quite
overwhelms with acceleration, but it also never feels winded, the electric
motor's torque nicely covering for the small turbo as the latter winds up to deliver its power
Whatever the i8 lacks in competitive performance, it won't lack for style.
Its low-slung profile is punctuated by standard U-shaped LED headlights.
You can even order the i8 with laser headlights where regulations allow
(sorry, U.S. shoppers). Inside, a multitiered and layered cockpit design
uses recycled materials and naturally treated leather for upholstery and
panel surfaces Like the smaller i3 electric car, the i8 will offer three
trim levels -- Mega, Giga and Tera -- all with varying degrees of sport and
The 2014 BMW i8 arrives in the spring and starts around $136,000. That's
well above its most obvious target, the Tesla Model S, and that kind of
money also buys a lot of Porsche 911. Performance aficionados won't likely
be swayed and may even look across the BMW lineup to the "M" cars. But for
the hybrid buyer seeking power, performance and efficiency through a lower
profile, the 2014 BMW i8 presents a unique choice.
Check back for more information on the 2014 BMW i8, including specs,
driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.
Drag Race: 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Nissan GT-R
We pit Lexus' first-ever supercar -- the $400,000 Lexus LFA -- against our
long-term Nissan GT-R to find out which one is the king of the JDMs.
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Shot by: Jim Gleason
Edited by: Jim Gleason
1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 445rwhp Two Gear John Force Burnout
SHOT ON 08/2000 !! Way before Youtube!! Old School!
This was my Supra that I owned, and should have never sold! I had the
following mods (all HKS products unless noted): VPC w/550s, FCON, GCCII,
EVCIII, Cams (very rare), 80mm Sport Exhaust, Spearco Intercooler, Greddy BOV, Clutchmasters
Stage 3.... It was a unique car because, at the time, I had every bolt on
part electronic wise from HKS. I even scored a set of one of three sets of
real HKS cams! It was truly an all HKS/Japanese ride that went off their
scale of mods! According to their catalog at the time, stage 7 was the
highest you could go.
I built this car completely by myself in the mid 90s, this was shot on
8/00. One of the first people to put on a big single. I had to fab it all
myself because there weren't kits at the time.
It was a daily driver, and drove it to Canada several times, from SE PA. I
would also drive and drag race it at the following tracks: Maple Grove
(used to be the ONLY import there), Cecil County, and Englishtown. I was
able to drive it to the track, pull of ridiculous times, not break
anything, and drive it home. Reliable and fast as hell! Topped out at
172mph. Ran 13.3 @ 122 at 25psi (110 octane), and 12.5 @ 115 at 15psi, on
street tires (not drag radials).
I started off in 1st gear, then shifted into 2nd. I could have kept laying
rubber in 2nd, but what's the point! It had power to smoke them off the
rims in 1st and 2nd gear.
It Dynoed 445rwhp @
20psi. I ran it as high as 25psi on race gas, but it was never Dynoed at this Boost level. Sidebar: Nick Holden, still
waiting, but I'm not Holden by breath, to see videos of your 1000rwhp