Agree, these newer sports cars are setup for max efficiency from the factory. Usually an intake and cat-back exhaust only get you 1-2 whp gains. The biggest power adders are downpipes and a tune.No surprise here.
My last car, a GTI, could pick up+30hp untuned from a downpipe. Tuned or JB4 was over +60hp (that's+60 just for the dp alone).
And, interestingly, that's with stock exhaust. There were no gains to be had with a catback on that car. I almost think the Z will be similar.
460-480whp is excellent, if on pump and just a DP. "Is that all?" a disappointment?How long have these engines been out in the Q series and people tuning them?
460-480 is that all?
Be a lot more fun than 382 whp for sure though
460-480whp is excellent, if on pump and just a DP. "Is that all?" a disappointment?
I mean, for the average tunable vehicle, that's decent, remember, as great as the Supra is, technically new ones currently need an expensive ECU crack, so that's a demerit of a few thousand dollars.
Unfortunately, for the older FM chassis this new Z is on, 480whp will be a handful. The BMW will handle that kind of power better due to a more sophisticated chassis