Published on 11-17-2012 04:51 AM
When the Audi SQ5 was announced in June of this year it shocked a lot of the automotive world that the performance SUV was launched with a diesel powerplant instead of a gasoline version based on the 3.0 TFSI V6 motor also used in the B8 Audi S4. The diesel powerplant certainly offering formidable performance with 313 horses and 479 pound-feet of torque but Audi would not bring this car to the USA. Well, rejoice, as it seems another SQ5 is in the works this time with the gasoline 3.0 TFSI. ...Published on 11-17-2012 01:40 AM
You may be saying, wait a minute, didn't GIAC already have software available for the new S4's? And you would be correct. However, the 2013 models of the S4 and now the S5 utilize the Simos 8.51 ecu which required different programming than earlier models with the 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 motor. This means ECU parts numbers that match 8K5907551C and 8K5907551E for the US Domestic Market can now be tuned. ...Published on 11-15-2012 09:42 PM
Wow, simply wow. USP Motorsports just keeps raising the bar with this car. The car recently broke its own record running 9.48@160 in the 1/4 mile. Now we know how much power it was putting out for the record run with 932 horses to all four wheels. They managed to up this from a figure of 915 to all our wheels achieved previously. Keep in mind that this car is limited by restrictions imposed by the class it races in. ...Published on 11-14-2012 10:12 PM
This is somewhat similar to what Audi did with the TT-RS. Build up hype and see if the public in the United States wants the car. The difference is that this is an RS wagon something which Audi has consistently said would not sell in the United States. We did not get the B5 RS4 and Audi did not announce it would bring the B8 RS4 to the United States. Well, they are at least open to the idea showing off the car and taking notice of the Facebook page Bring The Audi RS4 Avant to America. ...Published on 11-14-2012 12:49 AM
The APR Audi RS5 software is pretty mild offering only 9 horsepower at the wheels with 93 octane pump gas. That really isn't much but this is not an easy motor to squeeze power out of in naturally aspirated form especially when it is sending power to all four wheels through a dual clutch trans. That said APR was able to take the car and with software only go from a baseline of firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com. ...Published on 11-09-2012 11:30 PM
Congratulations to USP Motorsports who just continues to raise the bar with the VR6 swapped and turbo'd B5 S4. Just a couple weeks ago USP Motorsports showed a dyno of the car hitting 915 horsepower to all four wheels. Yes, that's a ton of power. This allowed them to improve upon their best time considerably. Previously, the car with less power hit 9.5@152. An improvement of 6 MPH of trap speed is pretty significant. ...