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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.

RWD

Car/Tuner
034Motorsport
2001 VW GTI
Dyno: 716whp (1st)
Quarter mile: 11.885sec at 134.38mph (2nd)
Lap time: 1:25.644 (2nd)
Overall Winner
Best RWD dyno
Best RWD drag
Engine: 2.7-liter Audi V6 bored to 3.0-liter with 88mm JE pistons , 9:1 compression, Pauter rods, 2.8L 30v heads, Cat Cams, Supertech valvetrain, 034EFI engine management, Garret GT35R or GT42RS turbo, Bell intercooler
Drivetrain: Audi 01E six-speed transmission
Brakes: 13" front and rear rotors with Porsche Turbo calipers
Suspension: 996 Turbo suspension modified Ohlins coilovers
Wheels & Tires: 18x8" front, 18x11" rear Porsche 996 Turbo hollow-spoke wheels with 245/45 R18, 295/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: custom steel widebody with R32 bumpers, silver metalflake paint

AWD

Car/Tuner
Bluewater Performance
2007 VW Rabbit
Dyno: 619whp (2nd)
Quarter mile: 11.757sec at 128.09mph (1st)
Lap time: 1:27.045 (5th)
Best AWD dyno
Best AWD drag
Engine: 2.5-liter five-cylinder with Bluewater Performance Bonneville turbo kit with precision Turbo PT6765 turbo, T4 manifold, Integrated Engineering rods and fuel rail, prototype cams, JE pistons, Ferrea valves and springs, Bluewater short-runner intake, oil cooler, oil cooler adapter plate, CSR electric water pump, Tread Stone front-mount intercooler, 2.5" stainless steel piping, 44mm TiAL MVR wastegate, Bluewater 3" downpipe and exhaust without resonators or cats, 1200cc injectors, Bosch 044 fuel pump, Integrated Engineering surge tank, Bluewater stage 4 Flex Fuel conversion
Drivetrain: 02M Audi TT AWD transmission, Tilton twin-disc clutch, FST flywheel, ’08 R32 Haldex rear diff, R32 driveshaft, R32 crossmember, rear subframe and axles
Brakes: 355mm StopTech front rotors with four-piston calipers, 312mm R32 rear rotors and calipers
Suspension: JC Cross Competition coilovers, H&R sway bars, BSH end-links, engine and drivetrain mounts
Wheels & Tires: 18x10.5" CCW Classic wheels with 295/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: Thunder Bunny body kit with custom fender flares

Car/Tuner

Berk Technology
2008 BMW 135i
Dyno: 423whp (6th)
Quarter mile: 12.995sec at 112.14mph (8th)
Lap time: 1:24.694 (1st)
Best RWD track
Engine: 3.0-liter inline-six 24v twin-turbo with Berk Technology exhaust system, downpipes, AEM water/meth injection, GIAC software
Drivetrain: six-speed manual with OS Giken limited-slip differential
Brakes: 355mm Performance Friction rotors and four-piston calipers all round with Z-Rated rotors and PFC01 pads
Suspension: KW V3 coilovers, M3 sway bars and lower arms, Velocity Motorcars camber links
Wheels & Tires: 18x10" Enkei NT03 wheels, 275/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: Seibon carbon hood, trunk, V-Fiber body kit, APR front splitter and prototype wing

AWD

Car/Tuner
Eurocode Tuning
2010 Audi S4
Dyno: 398whp (9th)
Quarter mile: 12.138sec at 113.97mph (4th)
Lap time: 1:25.727 (3rd)
Best AWD track
Engine: 3.0-liter V6 with APR stage 2+ software, smaller supercharger pulley, upgraded coolant pump, coolant separation reservoir, Eurocode long-tube headers, supplemental supercharger after-cooler, Neuspeed exhaust
Drivetrain: quattro with sport differential, Clutch Masters FX400 clutch
Brakes: Brembo GT six-piston front calipers with 14" rotors, Motul brake fluidSuspension
Suspension: KW V3 coilovers, Eurocode adjustable sway bars with drop-links, Kreuz aluminum drivetrain stabilizer
Wheels & Tires:19x9.5" BBS CH-R wheels with 275/30 R19 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: Stock

RWD

Car/Tuner
European Auto Source
2011 BMW M3
Dyno: 457whp (4th)
Quarter mile: 12.298sec at 120.75mph (6th)
Lap time: 1:27.713 (6th)
Engine: 4.0-liter V8 32v with VF-Engineering VF620 supercharger
Drivetrain: dual-clutch transmission
Brakes: AP Racing 368mm front rotors with six-piston calipers, 356mm rear rotors with four-piston calipers, Goodridge lines
Suspension: KW V2 coilovers
Wheels & Tires: 19x9" front, 19x10" rear Volk G12 wheels with 265/35 R19 front, 295/35 R19 rear Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: Challenge GT carbon front spoiler with brake ducts, matte-black grilles, Amuse trunk, Angel iBright kit, painted reflectors

RWD

Car/Tuner
Platte Forme AG
2001 BMW M3
Dyno: 420whp (8th)
Quarter mile: 12.241sec at 119.21mph (5th)
Lap time: 1:25.887 (4th)
Engine: 3.2-liter inline-six cylinder with ESS Tuning VT2-550 supercharger, Okada Projects Plasma Lift, AEM water/meth injection, Platte Forme headers, 3.5" single-exit exhaust, oil cooler, coolant expansion tank, oil catch can, power steering cooler and delrin mounts
Drivetrain: Auto Solutions short shifter, OS Giken twin-disc clutch, BMW M V8 3.91:1 LSD, TMS solid diff and subframe mounts, Platte Forme subframe reinforcement kit, diff oil cooler, delrin mounts
Brakes: 355mm Brembo Le Mans rotors and four-piston calipers, Platte Forme duct kit, Project Mu fluid and H16-03 pads
Suspension: Platte Forme JZR Race three-way dampers, Ground Control Race Plates, adjustable camber arms, sway bars, shock mounts, race front control-arm bushing and rear trailing-arm bushings
Wheels & Tires: 18x10.5" Advan TCIII wheels with 275/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
Exterior: Platte Forme front splitter, side skirt extensions, race diffuser, under diffuser, Voltex GT wing, VCSL dual-inlet bumper

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