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      05-05-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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These races feature an ESS VT2-625 supercharged M3 vs a GT-R, Z06 and a CTS-V (all modified).


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      05-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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First two runs are Raph's (bubu). Nice runs Raph...those e85 GTR's are insane.

Last one against the Z is me. That Z beat me (and everyone else he ran except Terry Burger at the prior airstrip event) and stayed on the tail of the tuned ZR1 at this event so I was very happy with the outcome. Good times.
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M3 on steriods, nice.
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First two runs are Raph's (bubu). Nice runs Raph...those e85 GTR's are insane.

Last one against the Z is me. That Z beat me (and everyone else he ran except Terry Burger at the prior airstrip event) and stayed on the tail of the tuned ZR1 at this event so I was very happy with the outcome. Good times.

Good runs guys. You are correct the GTR's on E85 are very fast. Will need VT3 to run him down
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Good power!
When the MT Vette (mis?)shifted (into 3rd?) it was like it hit a brick wall.
If I was into drag racing I'd definitely want an automated manual and I'd probably own a used GTR or 997tt...
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For sure the DCT is better than manual in these kind of events
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Good runs guys. You are correct the GTR's on E85 are very fast. Will need VT3 to run him down
Maybe but I'm going to give it a try with the 650 kit first
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Z06s and GTRs are so damn fast with so little done to them!
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Well, someone at the Airstrip event bought a new 2013 GTR and did an e85 conversion and it cost him almost $15K. Right around the cost of a 650 S/C system for an M3. He bought new parts and paid someone to install.
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Well, someone at the Airstrip event bought a new 2013 GTR and did an e85 conversion and it cost him almost $15K. Right around the cost of a 650 S/C system for an M3. He bought new parts and paid someone to install.
wow 15k for E85 conversion! I feel like 15k could have been better spent on a GTR, unless he has bigger plans which the E85 will support.
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wow 15k for E85 conversion! I feel like 15k could have been better spent on a GTR, unless he has bigger plans which the E85 will support.
FBO E85 GTR's are not all created equal, but low 10's at 136+MPH are well worth the 15K price IMHO. I've seen two different E85 GTR's pull on a Supercharged C6 Z06 and a E85 tune/pulley ZR1, so it's worth it, if that's your thing. Alpha 9 GTR setups, which is the next step, are pricey, I'd venture to say a healthy E85 FBO GTR will run pretty close to an Alpha 9 GTR on pump gas.


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On this one, the vid is way too dark, but you get the point, FBO E85 pulling a Alpha 9 GTR on pump gas -

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