Sunday, November 23, 2014

Monster Tajima Runs Pikes Peak With An Electric Car

"I'm a little worried about global warming, so now I am driving an electric vehicle racecar, at the Pike's Peak Hill Climb. This is my campaign." - Nobuhiro Tajima


An impressive run, and he beat out last year's time, even with the motor stopping four times!

 

Cold Air Intake vs. Short Ram - Testing Summary

Testing summary of acceleration testing of the Acura Integra after installing a cold air intake and short ram air intake. How much performance do you gain by installing a cold air intake or short ram air intake? This video tests how much acceleration improves with an AEM cold air intake and an AEM short ram air intake.


Related Videos
Short Ram Acceleration Testing - http://youtu.be/odq6_5oCP9c
Cold Air Intake Acceleration Testing - http://youtu.be/llKZdUyoz14
Cold Air vs Short Ram - http://youtu.be/ytmKry_ciOA
Short Ram Install - http://youtu.be/4uUwSdUGL88
Cold Air Install - http://youtu.be/4uUwSdUGL88

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Alonso Doesn't Lift When Tires Slip

Keep an eye on the throttle position (displayed in the bottom right), especially at 0:24 when the rear end kicks out and the rear tires continue to slip. Determination and skill.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Mercedes F1 Engine - Dominating 2014

The Mercedes F1 engine took a different approach, and their research and engineering has paid off well for the 2014 Formula 1 season. Their engine splits the turbocharger so the intake and exhaust portions are on opposite sides of the engine block, allowing for cooler air and shorter intake piping, reducing turbo lag. This also allows for aerodynamic improvements. Additionally, they've designed a unique exhaust to minimize aerodynamic drag and improve boost performance. Most of the ideas are relatively simple, but brilliantly executed, giving Mercedes the edge for the 2014 season.


Related Videos:
2014 Formula 1 Engine - http://youtu.be/k8lyBFmkAKw

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Grimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kit - Subaru WRX STI

Thanks to EdgeAutosport I can now install my front license plate on my 2014 Subaru WRX STI without drilling into the front bumper. It also minimizes the amount of interference with airflow to the front radiator, and can be adjusted so that it does not cover the fog light. All equipment is included in the kit.


Ideal for:
  • Those who don't want to drill into their front bumper.
  • More airflow through the radiator.
  • Those with front mounted intercoolers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Testing Cold Air Intakes

Cold air intake mythbusting. Acceleration testing of the Acura Integra after installing a cold air intake. How much performance do you gain by installing a cold air intake? This video tests how much acceleration improves with an AEM cold air intake.


Related Videos
Acceleration Testing - http://youtu.be/aAZ9H0fe7dg
Cold Air Install - http://youtu.be/4uUwSdUGL88
Cold Air vs Short Ram - http://youtu.be/ytmKry_ciOA
Short Ram Acceleration Testing - http://youtu.be/odq6_5oCP9c

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E - Review & Test Drive

The 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E features a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L direct injection engine. This engine produces 302 HP at 5700 RPM and 295 lb-ft of torque at 2100 RPM, very early on. The Drive-E is FWD, and features an 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with advanced quick shift paddle shifters. This vehicle also features start/stop engine technology, and corner traction control through torque vectoring.


Features Include:
- Integrated 7-inch color LCD monitor
- HD Radio, USB & Aux inputs
- Bluetooth Hands Free
- Power Glass Moonroof
- Leather Upholstery
- 8 way power front seats with 3-position memory
- Keyless Entry & Drive with safe approach lighting
- Electronic ignition with push button start/stop
- Electronic parking brake
- Dual zone electronic climate control
- Heated power outside rearview mirrors with memory
- 60/40 folding rear seat w/ center arm rest pass thru
- Power foldable rear seat headrests
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Platinum Package Includes:
- Harmon Kardon Premium Sound System
- Active dual xenon headlights with washers
- Technology package
- Adaptive cruise control with queue assist
- Collision warning with full auto brake
- Distance alert, driver alert control
- Lane keeping aid
- Convenience package
- Power retractable side mirrors
- Grocery bag holder
- Rear park assist camera
- Accent lighting

Options Include:
- 19" BOR diamond cut wheels
- Blind spot information system
- Metallic paint
- Heated front seats

MSRP as Tested: $46,525