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We still have more to learn, but we’re very proud of how our flagship car has performed so far. After only eight passes on the current combination, we were able to dip into the tens with no weight reduction whatsoever. Thanks very much to Ed Morad of Morad Parts Company, and Bob and Rob Cook from B & R Racing who came out Summit Motorsports Park last night to offer their support.

We made five passes at Norwalk, with each run coming in quicker and faster than the previous. We called it a night and stopped once we achieved our goal, since we still had to drive 100 miles home. Here’s a video that Todd shot of our last run (10.727 @ 129.87 mph). The car in the right lane making me look slow there ran 8.704 @ 156.19 mph. Please right click, save as:

http://www.intense-racing.com/movies/INTENSETTG8GT_1072.wmv

The in-car video camera battery went dead at the beginning of the quickest run, but here’s a video of the previous one (11.130 @ 125.72 mph). Please right click, save as:

http://www.intense-racing.com/movies/INTENSETTG8GT_InCar1.wmv

I’ll try to scan the timeslip and get it posted here soon. In the interim, here are all the intervals for the number crunchers, or anyone who might be wondering what kind of lights an old guy like me normally cuts:

Reaction: .029
60’: 1.711
330’: 4.603
660’: 6.948 @ 104.49 mph
1,000’: 8.984
1,320’: 10.727 @ 129.87 mph



Current mods installed include:

APS intercooled twin turbo kit
AEM Tru Boost electronic boost controller
Autometer fuel pressure and oil pressure gauges
Custom 4-gallon surge tank (trunk-mounted)
Dual Walbro GSS392 inline fuel pumps
AN -6 Teflon-lined fuel lines (dual feed and single return)
Aeromotive LS7 fuel rails (modified)
Siemens shorty 60 pounds/hour fuel injectors
Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
Katech connecting rod bolts
AFM (DOD) and LOMA disabled and removed
CompCams custom camshaft
LS7 lifters
LS2 cam gear and timing chain
TFS chrome moly pushrods
Pac 130 pound valvesprings
Titanium valvespring retainers
ARP head studs
Powerbond harmonic balancer
Autolite AR103 spark plugs
Magnaflow 3" dual exhaust system
INTENSE 160 degree thermostat
INTENSE custom dyno tune using HP Tuners
FTI 2,800 stall torque converter
Driveshaft Shop chrome moly driveshaft
B & R Racing driveshaft loop
Pedders Track II suspension system
BMR sub-frame connectors
B & R Racing chrome moly tunnel brace
CCW Drag Pack 16 x 9.5” rear wheels
M & H 26 x 11.50” street slicks

I want to take a minute to thank a few people who have been most helpful with this project recently.

+ Bob from B & R Racing (installed most items, fabricated chassis components and assisted with lots of great advice)
+ Brian from Dyno Tune Motorsports (assisted with the custom dyno tuning)
+ Chris from HP Tuners (assisted with tuning)

We still have a few small issues to work through. Tuning the 6L80E above the 600 RWHP level is proving to be exceptionally challenging. For example, we were still hitting the 7,000 rpm rev limiter on the 2-3 upshift. Also, the car has enough power to be launched much harder, so we’ll be trying to develop a game plan to make this happen. We will continue working through these issues, so look for our times to drop over the next few months. The official goal for this car is to run nines at full weight by the end of the race season. :driver:
 

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This car is so badass, congrats Scott! Hell of a night and not even close to seeing its full potential. More posts like this expected often this year. :)
 

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or anyone who might be wondering what kind of lights an old guy like me normally cuts:
LMAO! I have plenty of proof to disprove that. Much better in this car than the white turbo car
 

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Congrats! :)
 

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Nice runs! That thing has a lot more in it.
I have been following the tunning issues with the 6l80e, hopefully you guys can figure it out. ill be watching for the outcome!
 

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Wow, congrats Scott, was this on Pump gas? 10.7's with full interrior is no joke, that's carzy!... Oh and how did you make more then 1 pass? Don't you need a roll bar at 11.49? Congrats again, keep it up!
 

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Thanks very much. I had forgotten how fun it is to set records. :)

Wow, congrats Scott, was this on Pump gas?
We're running a pump gas tune, but I did mix in a little 100-octane in this tank for some added safety margin. The official octane number for these passes was 98.6.


Oh and how did you make more then 1 pass? Don't you need a roll bar at 11.49?
We've made eight full track passes now, and ALL of them were faster than 11.49. Maybe we get by because the car looks stock and is so quiet. ;)

11.261 (7.5 psi, 94.0 octane)
11.169 (7.5 psi, 94.0 octane)
11.167 (7.5 psi, 94.0 octane)
11.353 (7.5 psi, 98.6 octane)
11.414 (7.5 psi, 98.6 octane)
11.340 (7.5 psi, 98.6 octane)
11.130 (9.5 psi, 98.6 octane)
10.727 (11.0 psi, 98.6 octane)

Bold = record for this car

Note: The above E.T.s don't quite match up with what you'd expect as it relates to turning up the boost, and this is because I'm still learning to launch, and we still have some tranny tuning issues to resolve above ~ 600 RWHP. Give us some time to figure this out. ;)
 

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SO does this now make you the fastest G8? I was reading some other who were bragging about 11.5's so much for that. :icon_twis
 

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SO does this now make you the fastest G8? I was reading some other who were bragging about 11.5's so much for that. :icon_twis
Yes, we now have all three G8 records. ;)

+ highest horsepower G8 (723 RWHP)
+ quickest G8 (10.727 seconds)
+ fastest G8 (129.87 mph)
 

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Wow! That's one nasty car! Congrats guys.
 

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Hey Scott, is this all still on stock heads?
Yes, the throttle body, intake manifold, cylinder heads, and exhaust manifolds are all still stock (for now). ;)
 

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Congrats Scott & crew! Now I gotta ask did you drive the car to the track and home?

Ed
 

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Congrats Scott & crew! Now I gotta ask did you drive the car to the track and home?

Ed
It has been a long time since I've seen Scott change tires at the track. Yes, we both drove to the track, ran our cars and drove home. He was about 3 seconds faster though :)
 

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Now I gotta ask did you drive the car to the track and home?
Yes, this car is my true daily driver. I even drove it this winter on the day we hit -12° F. The ultimate goal is to make a legitimate nine second street car so stay tuned. :icon_twis
 

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It has been a long time since I've seen Scott change tires at the track. Yes, we both drove to the track, ran our cars and drove home. He was about 3 seconds faster though :)
What were your times Todd?
 
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