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2011 Tuner Grand Prix

In an orgy of European power and speed, we pit North America’s best tuners head-to-head on the dyno, dragstrip and road course in the eurotuner GP.

AWD

Car/Tuner
Forge Motorsport
2009 Audi TT S
Dyno: 317whp (11th)
Quarter mile: 12.099sec at 112.03mph (3rd)
Lap time: 1:27.802 (8th)
Engine: 2.0-liter four cylinder 16v FSI turbo with Revo software, KO4 turbo, Forge prototype single-canister intake, replacement bypass valve, front-mount Twintercooler, oil catch can, VF-Engineering motor mounts, Scorpion exhaust
Drivetrain: six-speed DSG
Brakes: Forge 356mm rotors and six-piston calipers, Adam’s Rotors on rear
Suspension: H&R coilovers, Ground Control camber plates, Neuspeed sway bars
Wheels & Tires: 18x9.5" CCW SP16R wheels, 265/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: TT RS rear spoiler

RWD

Car/Tuner
Sonic Motorsport
2008 BMW M3
Dyno: 486whp (3rd)
Quarter mile: 13.258sec at 110.68mph (10th)
Lap time: 1:30.264 (11th)
Engine: 4.0-liter V8 32v with Active Autowerke stage 2 supercharger, meth injection, Akrapovic Evolution exhaust Drivetrain: six-speed manual with Rogue Engineering short shifter
Brakes: StopTech Trophy 380mm front rotors with six-piston calipers, 355mm rear rotors with four-piston calipers, Motul fluid
Suspension: Nitron Racing coilovers
Wheels & Tires: 19x9" front, 19x11" rear Klassen M52 forged monoblock wheels with 255/35 R19 front, 295/30 R19 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: Arkym carbon fiber front spoiler, Varis GT carbon wing, System-1 carbon rear diffuser, LUX LED angel-eyes

RWD

Car/Tuner
LTBMW
2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe
Dyno: 421whp (7th)
Quarter mile: 13.411sec at 109.30 (11th)
Lap time: 1:27.729 (7th)
Engine: 3.2-liter inline-six 24v S54 with VF-Engineering stage 2 supercharger, Dinan exhaust, Fluidyne chargecooler, ARP head studs
Drivetrain: UUC aluminum flywheel, carbon/kevlar clutch, short shifter with double-shear selector rod
Brakes: Rotora rotors and six-piston calipers
Suspension: KW Clubsport coilovers, camber plates, sway bars, Mason strut bar, Randy Forbes subframe reinforcement
Wheels & Tires: 19x8.5" front, 19x10" rear BBS RS-GT wheels with 235/35 R19 front, 275/30 R19 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: Hamann front spoiler, custom carbon rear wing

RWD

Car/Tuner
Groma Race Fabrication
1975 BMW 2002
Dyno: 433whp (5th)
Quarter mile: 13.214sec at 111.74mph (9th)
Lap time: 1:34.484 (12th)
Engine: 2.5-liter six-cylinder M20 with Groma 20/30 ECU, 2.9-liter stroker kit, H-Beam rods, Ross Racing pistons, ARP hardware, ported and polished head, 273˚ cam, 9:1 compression, Bosch 1000cc injectors, Groma Comp CT3 turbo kit, front-mount intercooler, tubular manifold, 3" mandrel-bent exhaust, 38mm Turbosmart wastegate and Vee-Port BOV
Drivetrain: five-speed E30 325i transmission, Ireland Engineering custom short shifter, shortened driveshaft, E30 rear subframe, axles and 3:73:1 LSD
Brakes: Ireland Engineering big brake kit with 10" front rotors and four-piston calipers, E30 drilled/slotted rear rotors with two-piston calipers
Suspension: Groma front coilovers, Ireland Engineering sway bars, camber plates and toe adjustment plates, custom Pro Shock rear coilovers
Wheels & Tires: 16x9" ESM 002 wheels with 225/50 R16 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: factory 2002 Turbo body kit

AWD

Car/Tuner
Raven Motorsports
2001 Audi A4 1.8T quattro
Dyno: 305whp (12th)
Quarter mile: 12.865sec at 110.07mph (7th)
Lap time: 1:29.157 (9th)
Engine: 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 2.0T FSI crank, Integrated Engineering Tuscan rods, 83mm JE Pistons, ported AEB head, +1mm Supertech valvetrain, 3658 Cat Cams, Apikol intake manifold, B5 S4 throttle body, Ported PSI exhaust manifold, Garrett GT3076 turbo, 3" exhaust, Snow Performance water/meth injection, Evolution Racewerks Competition intercooler, Bosch EV14 72 lb injectors, TFSI coil pack adapters, GIAC software
Drivetrain: 01E six-speed manual transmission, 240mm Clutch Master FX400 clutch, B7 shifter
Brakes: 365mm B7 Audi RS4 front rotors with eight-piston calipers, 280mm S4 rear rotors with single-piston S8 calipers
Suspension: Stasis Ohlins Motorsport 700/900 coilovers, B5 S4 aluminum uprights, Stren upper control arms, Hotchkis sway bars
Wheels & Tires: 18x8.5" 5Zigen wheels with 245/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: 18x8.5" 5Zigen wheels with 245/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires

FWD

Car/Tuner
Euro Sport Accessories
2001 VW Golf 1.8T
Dyno: 337whp (10th)
Quarter mile: 13.872sec at 106.40mph (12th)
Lap time: 1:29.661 (10th)
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Engine: 1.8-liter four-cylinder 20v with Garrett GT2871R turbo, GIAC software, Euro Sport front-mount intercooler, ITG Maxogen air filter, 3" downpipe and exhaust
Drivetrain: five-speed manual transmission with Euro Sport aluminum flywheel, Exedy stage 2 racing clutch, Wavetrac LSD
Brakes: 12.3" StopTech rotors with four-piston calipers, stainless lines, Hawk Blue pads and Ate fluid
Suspension: H&R coilovers with custom spring rates, Track+ spacers, Euro Sport front upper, lower and rear stress bars, camber plates, SPC rear camber shims
Wheels & Tires: 17x8" Enkei RPF1 wheels with 245/40 R17 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: 17x8" Enkei RPF1 wheels with 245/40 R17 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires

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