CCM Glimpse: “1/4 Mile In A Smile”
Company: AWE Tuning
Vehicle: Audi S5 – a record breaking machine with an 11.883 second ¼ mile run at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland, at 116.49 mph. The time is the fastest quarter mile time recorded to date for a 93 octane-fueled B8 or B8.5 chassis 3.0T.
New Stuff: AWE Tuning B8.5 Stage 2 Pulley Kit with G.I.A.C. Stage 2 Performance Software, AWE Tuning S5 3.0T Performance Exhaust with 102mm Diamond Black Tips, AWE Tuning Audi B8 3.0T Resonated Downpipes, AWE Tuning B8.5 S-FLO Carbon Intake Kit with S-FLO Filter, AWE Tuning ColdFront™ Heat Exchanger with Protection Screen, AWE Tuning ColdFront™ Reservoir, AWE Tuning ColdFront™ Coolant Pump, AWE Tuning Vent Mounted Boost Gauge with AWE Tuning 3.0T Boost Tap, G.I.A.C. DSG DL501 S-Tronic Transmission Software, H&R Street Performance Coilovers, H&R 30mm Adjustable Front and 24mm Non-Adjustable Rear sway bars, Brembo 380mm GT Brake kit, Forgeline 20×10” VX3C Concave Wheels 275/30R20 wrapped in Falken Azenis FK453 Tires, SPC Adjustable Front Control Arms w/AWE Tuning Wiring Harness Relocation Kit, EuroGear Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
Official Press Release by AWE Tuning:
AWE TUNING 1/4 MILE WORLD RECORD: 93 OCTANE, FULL WEIGHT, 3.0T S4/S5
AWE Tuning claimed another record April 23rd, 2014 with their in-house project B8.5 S5, with an 11.883 second ¼ mile run at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland, at 116.49 mph. The time is the fastest quarter mile time recorded to date for a 93 octane-fueled B8 or B8.5 chassis 3.0T.
“We wanted to see what we could do with no prep,” claimed VP of Marketing, Jesse Kramer, “Spare tire was still in, all the seats in, 20” wheels and pump fuel.”
AWE Tuning’s B8.5 S5, which is well-known in the Audi community for it’s striking ‘Samoa Orange’ paint, is not only an R&D car for the company but also a daily driver for various AWE Tuning staff. The car has been modified with bolt-on, off the shelf upgrades – all readily available to the public.
“We’ve said in the past that we enjoy operating at the intersection of performance and complete practicality. This new record still demonstrates that,” remarked Jesse Kramer, AWE Tuning’s VP of Marketing.
The run was done with a D/A of 74, and a 200lb driver.
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