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This will probably be the most powerful F355 ever.

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  1. Flavio_C

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  3. tres55

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    That will probably ruin the exhaust note unfortunately.

    A supercharger on a 355 would be interesting...
     
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    Also, I believe there was another twin turbo Spider in Australia many many years ago...some videos of it somewhere on the internet running at the drag strip.
     
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    How's the interheater getting cold air?
     
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  7. tres55

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    My guess is it's not... haha
     
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    Why am I just not impressed with this stuff? You know the car is a complete headache to own and drive, the turbo lag is probably awful and you a ruined a perfectly good car..to do what? Run a 10.9 in the 1/4? How many times can you do that until it will need a very expensive rebuild? 4-5? Oh..how is that clutch holding up?

    A bone stock 4 seat AMG station wagon off the showroom floor will do the same with a full factory warranty.
     
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    Are you refering to the one on the video or the Australian one?
     
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    I never feel like I need more power in my F355’s

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    I occasionally wish I had an electric motor when I bog on a launch lol
     
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    Now that would be interesting....maybe a 50hp electric motor for the front that activates under certain parameters of throttle/load. :D
     
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    When I had my first 355 I wanted to twin turbo it as well but as others have said...what's the point. Plenty of used cars out there that will run even low 11s for half the price of a mediocre example of a 355.
     
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    I would prefer 2 small ones on front wheels for same reason.
     
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    Don’t get the point of this. Other than proving to yourself you can do it; but it’s been done; so he is t proving anything to anybody; so why bother?

    Unless you are going to install the very latest turbo tech that have electric motors built in to spin the turbo to minimise the turbo lag you are just going to take a lovely car and introduce a load of turbo lag and screw one of the best v8 sound tracks!

    still his car, his waste of money, I’m sure it will impress some yahoos dragging of the lights on the way to Billy Bob’s bar!
     
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    I remember this car from back then.
    I think he had inter coolers and hard wear in the wheel arches.
    I remember it being a well executed project.
    I dont think it got the coverage it deserved. You tube was just starting out back then, today it would be all over it.
    Wonder were it is today.
    Regarding the turbo/supercharger suppressing the noise, no it doesn't.
    I'm a big fan of this 348 with twin turbo tested by smoking tire.
     
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    I believe it was parted out, and recall the inter coolers in the wheel arches as well.

    Here’s a video of it. Didn’t sound too bad. 11.3 sec pass.

     
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    I helped this guy convert the car to a manual.
    This car is a publicity car for his business, that's why.
    For me and most of us here, the power on a 355 is perfect. If I wanna go fast, I'll drive my e63s
    I bought one of those "draggy" units, they are supposed to be almost dead accurate in timing in things like the 1/4 mile etc.
    Anyway, I went out and tried a couple 0-60 runs.
    If you don't drop the clutch at like 5k and light the tires (or slip the clutch)... Then you're gonna bog.
    Anyway, I wasn't yet willing to put the 355 through that, but with the full bog I was pulling off 5.1 sec 0-60 and 8.8 1/8mi.
    An electric booster from 2k-5.5k would be wonderful lol
     
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    You see..now that is a really cool idea. The addtion on an electric motor for that instant torque we all crave in these cars. I wonder if that would be feasible..the packaging would be a trick tho..
     
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    I don't think it would be very difficult relatively speaking to implement on a 355 as the front compartment could easily house all the components and battery pack.

    The harder part would be programming it to operate under the parameters you want it to activate under. I guess you would take the data from the wheel speed sensors from the ABS system and when rear wheels are spinning faster than the front it engages, and the amount it engages would be based on the throttle position or some load calculation. Probably tougher since 355's are ITB drive by wire cars...but anything is possible.
     
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    like whut? Ralph??
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    Because ;)
     
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    Would be an interesting undertaking.
    ....but the 355 isn't drive by wire.
     
  25. tres55

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    Sorry that's what I meant...drive by cable. :D
     
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    The truck I use to tow my Challenge Car is faster then the Challenge car

    Same driveline as this truck-------Can turn sub 11's all day anyday

     
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    Exactly. If HP and zero-to-whatever is what motivates someone that's great, but they obviously don't "get" the 355, or any other F car for that matter.
     
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