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New S4/RS4 B7 Exhaust by LaBree Motorsports

Filed under: — GM Guy @ 1:01 pm

BTG Motoring is proud to announce the release of the latest/greatest T-304 stainless-steel exhaust systems for those performance beasts, the 2005.5 – 2006 Audi S4 & RS4 B7s.

LaBree Motorsports exhaust for the B7 Audis

What makes these so special is the attention to detail by LaBree, with all flanges machined flat out of 3/8″ cold roll steel to mate perfectly, even without gaskets, and the 2.5 inch mandrel-bent tubing is professionally TIG welded to the flanges on the inside which are then ported and polished for maximum flow with minimal turbulence.

LaBree machined flanges -- ported/polished for maximum flow

The level of LaBree’s craftsmanship can be seen in these downpipes:

LaBree Motorsports downpipes

Proud owner J. Giritlian already has his LaBree system installed and has sent pics to BTG. We know that he is styling and now we can’t wait for some sound clips and trap time results from him!

Audi B7 exhaust by LaBree

You can see the LaBree Motorsports downpipes and back/half muffler systems for Audi B7 at BTG Motoring’s special LaBree section. Don’t miss out on the special Group-Buy-Pricing that continues through April 30th or until the group-buy quantity runs out!


Whipple Superchargers for Ford 24V V-8 Have Arrived!

Filed under: — GM Guy @ 7:52 pm

Wow! What a lot of folks have been patiently waiting for has finally happened. Whipple Industries is now shipping their Intercooled Supercharger Kits for the Ford 24-valve 5.4 litre V-8 used in the 2004 - 2006 F-150, F-250 and Expedition. This is a monster-power-producing kit, that results in up to nearly 475hp and 550 lbs. of torque! That sounds like diesel torque numbers!

Whipple Supercharger Kits for Ford 24V 5.4 litre V-8s

These Whipple supercharger systems, co-developed with Ford Racing, come complete with massive air-to-water intercooler, Ford Racing flash tool, Ford Racing electric water pump, wind-tunnel tested cold air intake, 75mm MAF, high-flow big port intake manifold as well as all the necessary hardware for, according to Whipple, an easy do-it-yourself installation.

There are both black painted and kits with all the aluminum housings polished to a high luster available. Currently shipping are kits to fit the 2004 F-150, 2005-2006 F-150 and F-250 and the 2005-2006 Expedition. Now there just is no excuse for having an underpowered Ford truck!

See them all over at BTG Motoring.


300C SRT8

Filed under: — GM Guy @ 9:47 am

Today, Wards Auto World Online takes an up-close-and-personal look at Chrysler’s latest SRT performance model, the 300C SRT8, and comes away much impressed!

When can you call a 4,160-lb. (1,888-kg) fullsize sedan nimble? When it’s packing 425 hp from the all-new Hemi 6.1L V-8 found under the hood of the ’05 Chrysler 300C SRT8.

The 300C SRT8 is the second vehicle in the Chrysler stable to wear the badge of the SRT performance-tuning unit, following the Crossfire SRT6. Engineers and designers were careful not to go overboard on the styling of the 300C SRT8, largely because the Chrysler-brand interpretation of the SRT performance formula is more subdued than the extrovert styling expounded by Dodge-badged SRT models.

“For us, Chrysler is sophisticated, refined performance technology,” says Dan Knott, director, Street and Racing Technology (SRT)-Chrysler Group. “The individual who is sitting at a light in a Chrysler SRT, he or she knows in their gut they can blow the doors off of the guy sitting next to them. In a Dodge, it’s much more about bad, bold and in your face.”

We can’t wait to get our hands on one as well, and our BTG Motoring affiliate will be right there with the first and best aftermarket accessories for this new domestic “super sedan", just like it has been for the “regular” 300C. Wards wraps up their comments with these words:

Chrysler has once again raised the bar when it comes to performance and affordability with the 300C SRT8. While its horsepower rating falls a bit shy of some of its performance division-tuned competitors – including the Mercedes Benz E55 AMG (469 hp) and Cadillac STS-V (440 hp) – it’s pretty darn close.

The 300C SRT8’s $39,995 base price is the ultimate equalizer. The cost is nearly half the $79,500 base price of the E55 AMG. On a performance-for-dollar scale, the 300C SRT8 may be the most logical buy in the performance-sedan segment.

Now that’s what we’re talking about!

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