So how fast can a Tesla Model S accelerate from a dead stop to 133 mph, it's top speed? 26 seconds. Check out the video above.
Not only does it reach top speed with almost no noise, but it can out accelerate a BMW M5 while doing it. Very impressive for an all electric car that a few years ago people would have said couldn't be a fun car to drive.
Much praise for Tesla and their true performance all electric Tesla S.
GReddy has released their highly anticipated T518Z Tuner Turbo Kit for the 2013+ Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ! The turbo kits should be shipping now and in stock by the first week in June!
With extensive testing both in Japan and the USA, this turbo kit was designed to enhance the overall performance for daily drivers and weekend racers. An ideal turbo sizing maintains the vehicles balanced driver feel, by maintaining good low-end response with the factory engine components. But the most noticeable improvements can be noticed on the factory power-band's dip in mid-range torque and at high RPM top-end power.
GReddy has been producing some of the most popular turbo kits for many late model imports such as Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Mazda. GReddy is known for their high quality turbo kits that offer excellent fitment, and good streetability and reliability with out of the box performance. Many standard turbo kits require that you provide your own engine management, but the GReddy kit comes with it, and gives you a very good base map that will allow you to enjoy the car right away. We still recommend a professional tune to make sure you get the most from your new turbo kit.
GReddy dyno test showed a +93.5 whp and +68.7 ft/lbs increase at 7 psi on a stock 2013 Scion FR-S with factory injectors and fuel pump, just adding a *GReddy-tuned EcuTek ecu, and a *GReddy Evo3 70mm exhaust (*not Included). But even more importantly, the mid-range torque from 3150-4750 RPM's are significantly improved over the stock torque curve.
The Tuner Turbo Kit includes: a top-mounted GReddy T518Z 10cm2 actuator turbo on an equal length 4-1 SUS header-type exhaust manifold with dual flex joints, SUS downpipe and cat-delete, free- flow Airinx AY-SB intake, short-routing intercooler piping, Type-40E front-mounted intercooler with cast end-tanks and all the necessary brackets, heat-shields, hoses, clamps, and gaskets.
GReddy P/N: 11510094
for (ZN6) 4U-GSE / (ZC6) FA20
Tuner Turbo Kit ( additional fuel management not included)
GReddy T518Z -10cm2 actuator turbo (top-mounted)
4-1 SUS Exhaust Manifold with dual flex-pipes (header type)
Large SUS downpipe & front pipe (removes catlyic-conveters)
free-flow Airinx AY-SM air intake
aluminum intercooler piping (direct routing)
Type 40E Intercooler with end-tanks
includes necessary gaskets, heat shields, couplings, hose, mounting
AVO's front-mounted Stage 1 turbocharger kit for the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S is finally ready and Redline360 expects to have it's initial order at our warehouse and ready to ship to customers by mid July!
The kit is designed to work with both RHD and LHD models in all countries, with extensive testing done on both the Japanese Subaru BRZ and the US Market Scion FR-S with the 6 speed manual transmission.
The turbocharger kit is designed from top to bottom specifically to the FR-S and BRZ and consists of all the parts necessary to bolt the kit up to the car. Thew kit utilizes an AVO 18/49 turbocharger that mounts up under the front of the engine via an AVO stainless steel unequal exhaust manifold, and then it bolts up to the stock exhaust with the AVO polished stainless steel turbo outlet (also referred to as a downpipe). Cooling the pressurized air is an AVO aluminum bar and plate front mount intercooler which uses black piping throughout, mechanical oil scavenging pump, oil reservoir tank, and all necessary water and oil hoses and fittings. Tuning is Ecutek tuning tools.
The turbo kit was designed to bolt up to the stock air intake box and stock exhaust system. AVO spent a lot of time ensuring it will work with the standard fueling system for a complete bolt on and go setup. The beauty of the system is that it looks very stock from above! The FMIC has been specifically designed to fit with the standard bumper without trimming as well, and on FR-S models would be be difficult to see unless you are looking for it.
From AVO's testing, the kit can be expected to produce anywhere from 220 to 250 whp on pump gas, dependent entirely upon the quality of the pump gas. This is due entirely to the fact that the stock motor is 12.5:1 compression, incredibly high for a n/a motor. This makes gas quality even more important than ever!
Kit Component Specifications
Turbo Specifications: The AVO 18/49 Turbocharger comes with a 5-7 psi actuator for precise boost control at lower psi levels, ensuring engine longevity. The turbocharger is rated for 380 hp of flow, so there is certainly headroom available with it from the base stage 1 kit.
Mechanical Oil Pump Specifications: The AVO kit is unique because it utilizes a mechanical oil pump that located at the back of the engine and runs off the back of the RH camshaft. There is also a oil reservoir tank right off the turbocharger itself. This is the most reliable way to pull oil through the turbo to the engine, as it keeps the flow rate tied to the rpm speed of the motor, ensuring that it's properly scavenged at low RPM's and idling, and has enough at high RPM's.
Front Mount Intercooler Specifications: AVO Bar & Plate Aluminum Intercooler with cast endtanks. Length = 19" Height = 8" Width = 3", The intercooler kit utilizes black wire- reinforced silicone piping and two black powdercoated steel piping. The intake piping has ports to mount up a variety of blow-off valves, even OEM ones for a full stealth look.
Part Number: S6Z12GS7A003T
MSRP: $4400.00 for the ceramic coated (which is the only option Redline360 has available for pre-order).
In our second installment of our Industry Spotlight Series we interview two of the founders of OMGDRIFT.com.
The crew at OMGDRIFT is not your typical drifting news site and you can get that feel as soon as you see how they cover the scene they love.
What is OMGDrift?
Ross - “OMGDrift is a bunch of laid back people, who really have their lives together”
Drew - "OMGDrift is the collaborative effort of a ton of really really amazing people. We're all a bunch of people that instead of asking "Why?" it's always "Why not?". When Ross and I started OMGDrift I can't say either of us knew what we were doing, and, it all sprung from a "Why not" attitude. The worst that could have happened was it totally flopped and we moved on. We only started it because we wanted to have a site to talk about the thing we loved the very most, drifting. It was never a way to make money (No seriously, I still live at home and the Element is falling apart) it was a way to be out at events with our extended family."
What makes it different than other Drift centric sites out there?
Ross - "Our main color is purple, how many other websites out there have awesome color schemes like us?"
Drew - "I think we just hit that certain niche. We're not too serious, we're not too laid back. We don't report news unless it's from one of our drivers. We're purple. We don't make sense, and, have had more failed project cars than other sites. (Yes, the limo still exists and it's coming back eventually). I can't say we have more fun than other sites, but, I know we have a ton of fun at every event."
What are each of your roles at OMGDrift?
Ross - "I am Drews personal assistant. I get his laundry from the dry cleaners, schedule his appointments, and screen his calls. I also sometimes make videos and do other Co-founder things like pretend I know what I am doing"
Drew - "Originally I was one of the main photographers and the Editor in Chief. This year I'm taking on a more managerial role; making sure our team of drivers and photographers are happy, running the booth when I can, and focusing on our social media more."
Who else is involved?
Ross - "Our entire team is comprised of elite photo snipers, all of whom have trained with the Navy seals to become an elite group of crazy photogs, they can get you picking your nose from a mile away"
Drew - "Well we have Jesse Ian, Stew Noble, John-Erick Garcia, Shane Macken, Jesse Cable, Martin Cunningham, Patrick McCullagh, Chris Gray, Justin Garnett, Brandon White, Nick Quigley, Leann McGlasson, Mike Griffith, Ben Chavez, Bryant Rosser, Ross Fairfield, David Sully Sullivan, Brice Burkhardt, Sami Page, Hert Eugene Jr. It's quite the list of amazing people who are absolutely amazing at what they do."
When did you get into drifting?
Ross - "Back in 2004, I started college, found drifting, and ruined my life"
Drew - "I got into drifting after I dropped out of college in 2008, I honestly wasn't doing much. Well, technically I was still enrolled in college I just didn't have the heart to tell my Mom I wasn't there anymore. One day one of our friends Cody Sarem called me to see if I wanted to go to Willow Springs and I've been hooked ever since!"
Craziest drifting story?
Ross - "Either in 2010 when Roland Gallagher nearly killed me, or 2009 when Kyle Mohan tried to kill me. Roland came out of the smoke behind Dean Kearney's Dodge Viper, and directly toward the wall I was behind. I panicked, and fell backwards clutching my camera.Had he been going any faster, that krail probably would have crushed me.
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Kyle made me get in his car at Long Beach, and decided to throw the car as hard as he could toward concrete with me inside. Long Beach is terrifying to look at. Its even more terrifying being in the car going 88 mph and expecting to go back to the future, and realizing you're heading toward certain death instead.
Drew - "This one isn't my craziest, but, the one I hold closest to my heart haha. I was at Willow Springs while Joon Maeng was testing his LS S13 at Horse Thief Mile. I had been there most of the day and was watching Joon in this 4 car train with everyone, I came up to talk to Joon to catch up and he threw me a helmet and told me to get in. At this point I had still never been in the car with someone who was that fast on Horse Thief Mile, as Joon would go to initiate he would try to fist bump me. We managed to rip off almost body panel from the car as we dirt dropped on almost ever corner. Joon is a driving machine and one of my favorite people I know."
The craziest one is my first round of Long Beach, I was shooting Turn 10 (I think it's Turn 10, I always forget, I just know it as "That one") and during practice Tommy Suell spun and the other driver didn't notice and T-Boned him. This was my first time seeing drifting at this level and I totally forgot Tommy was RHD so I thought he was dead. That was probably the worst I'd seen.
Where do you see Drifting going in the next 10 years?
Ross - "In 10 years, I see OMGDrift being the biggest organization in the world, and I see drifting being on the big boy channels, like ABC."
Drew - "I see it getting better and better and better; higher driver payouts, broader coverage, and eventually some sort of live format. I don't think now with a driver field of 50+ it would work but something like Super Drift could very easily be brought to us live. I hope in 10 years I'm still out here with my extended family, just not living at home! Haha."
Gabriel's 2004 Subaru WRX caught our eye as having a unique body kit and airbrush paint design that we haven't seen before. Gabriel studied to be an automotive mechanic at Automeca in Puero Rico, and his brother is helping him with the body work.
Project Wreckless is how i called this car i wanted to have a different look but keeping it looking like a WRX (not that I got anything against the STI's) so my brother help me out to install and paint the kit and some custom airbrush-paint designs to get that look that I wanted. The car still have minor details since we paint everything in a Barn house in W.V but the car looks just how I imagine it. I'm looking forward to get me a pair of coil-overs now so I can get that aggressive stance. Once I finish with that ill be getting some forged internals and a bigger dual-ball bearing turbo I have in mind to push 400 HP in this EJ20 on the future that's my goal on this project on this DD car step by step one thing at a time.
04 WRX MODS
-Perrin short shifter adapter
-Kart boy shifter bushings
-Group N transmission mount
-TiC tranny crossmember bushing
-Perrin rear differential/subframe lockdown system
-Pro drive springs
-Whiteline steering rack bushings
-Whiteline 22mm adj rear sway bar
-Perrin spherical end links
-Motegi SP-10 18x8
-Muteki 12x1.25 spline lugs
-Dura flex body kit
-Custom airbrush paint design on hood, spoiler.
There's nothing we love more than a AE86 project. Aaron, one of our Facebook fans, shared his 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS with us and we were pleasantly surprised to find it had a SR20DET Blacktop swap under the hood - awesome!
This AE86 features some mods that we love:
SR20DET Black Top Engine Swap
Front mount intercooler
TRD Steering Wheel
Diamond Racing Steelies
ECU chipped by Stream Toyko
Aaron's plan is, in his words to "tame this mutt" and turn it into a daily driver, using OEM interior pieces, and brand new re-fab pieces. This weeks project is to relocate the battery into the trunk, replace the windshield and dynomat the doors and roof with some spray on noise reduction stuff.
Here are a few pictures of the car in progress:
Aaron did a lot of work to this car so far, and it's still a work in progress and we can't wait to see what the finished product will look like. We'll keep everyone updated with progress.
Good stuff Aaron!
[Aaron] Today I did some "housekeeping." got the drivers side window actuator installed, and got the trunk sprayed with some of that spray on bed lining. I am gonna keep the track spirit with the car and install a roll cage, so the back of the car is going to remain gutted, but I don't like the "raw" look of just frame, the bed lining gives it that flat matte look that I really like. This weeks list: Plasti-dip flat black. Install new hatch struts. Get the front interior ordered and painted. Within the month: Brand new carpet, interior install, custom paint on the accent pieces, and custom door panels.
Our good customer, Cody, recently took some pictures and a sound clip video of the Invidia N1 Exhaust on his Scion FR-S.
Here is a picture of what the exhaust looks like under the car:
Here's the exhaust before Cody installed it:
The new Corvette C7 Stingray hasn't even been released yet, and already there has been a crash. We don't have much details on this, but it looks like the C7 was being tested on some windy roads in Arizona and ended up a bit overzealous and in the side of a mountain after hitting a guardrail. The crash seems relatively minor so I don't think anyone was hurt, luckily.
Paul, a die hard Honda enthusiast, and a good customer, recently had some professional pictures taken of his 2008 Civic Si Mugen in Fiji Blue. We believe Paul's car is one of the best examples of how keeping a car clean with the right mods makes all of the difference.
Paul's Mugen Si has the following modifications:
DNA motoring race header
Skunk2 Intake Manifold
Hondata Flash Pro
330cc Fuel Injectors
TSX throttle body with P2R conversion
Injen Cold Air Intake
Tsudo N1 Cat Back Exhaust
XTD Clutch Stage 3 and XTD 10 lb flywheel
Drag wheels 18x7.5
225/45/18 Goodyear Eagle Tires
Stock Mugens wheels with toyo race slicks for track day
In the engine shot above, you can see the Injen Cold Air Intake, Skunk2 Intake Manifold, and the stock Acura TSX throttle body with the P2R conversion. Very clean and functional install.
Above, Paul kept his interior relatively stock. While Paul does have plans in the future, for now it's all about being functional.
We love Paul's 2008 Civic Si Mugen and we are excited for what the future holds. Paul is planning on his next modifications and we'll keep you updated on what route he takes.
Pretty cool video of a stock Subaru BRZ trying to do some Gymkhana style racing. Looks like this guy ran out of milk and wanted to impress his girlfriend with morning breakfast. What better way to get milk in the morning that to Gymkhana around a farm?