Lord Vader, Your Turbo Is Ready.
Lucky of ARD tells us exactly what is up. In this case, an estimated 404 crank hp in a failed dyno pull:
Two weeks ago today we started working with RZ Design on the R32 turbo kit they offer for 2004-2007 R models. With RZ doing the hard work of the install in the first week it left the remainder of the next week for us to complete the tuning. The turbo on this kit is capable of over 500bhp so reining that in to keep the engine safe was priority number one! The engine in stock form is capable of handling approx. 420 bhp before issues start to arise; typically splitting cylinder liners if there is any detonation. To help keep that at bay we used an AEM progressive water/methanol injection system to act as a safety net since this particular vehicle is driven in high ambient temps on the track quite regularly. While this is likely overkill for most drivers using this kit we thought it wise to give the engine every advantage given its rather rough operating conditions!
CORRECTION: It made an estimated 404hp at the crank according the car’s calculations. The post above has been updated. Tip ‘o the hat to KLR for this!
It’s Fast Friday #33. Monster. Turbo. Kit.