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Cuppa's S5 Supercharged V8 Coupe - Build thread

Discussion in 'The Project Room' started by Cuppa, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. voorhees
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    [May 13, 2014]
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    Thanks for posting Cuppa
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    [May 13, 2014]
    M E G A !!!!!!! - Subscribed. I would hate to see how much you have spent on this.
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    [May 13, 2014]
    So would I
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    [May 13, 2014]
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    [May 13, 2014]
    It makes me wince and it's come out of your wallet (not mine!).

    If Abramovich owned an S5 he'd be struggling to keep up.
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    [May 13, 2014]
    That's bloody amazing.

    Forgive me for the lack of words Cuppa but WoW....just WOW!

    Respect :hi:
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    [May 15, 2014]
    Ooh, parcel arrived today :drool:

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    And for the keen eyed amongst you, yes 21 bolts so I have a spare.
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    [May 15, 2014]
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    [May 15, 2014]
    Titanium wheel bolts for the new spangly rims? Brave move, but could save another big chunk of weight.

    Amazing how much removing significant weight from the outboard of the vehicle can improve the performance, ride and handling (often overlooked). Makes car far more agile, less crashy and generally better to drive.

    Now we just need the public wheel reveal!
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    [May 18, 2014]
    Absolutely amazing build.. Fully in love with your car haha.. S5 is my dream car but several years off yet :(!:wub:
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    [May 22, 2014]
    My god. Its beautiful.

    Makes me wish i stuck in at Uni!
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    [May 22, 2014]
    Wow. Hat goes off to you! Epic car you have there.
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    [May 23, 2014]
    Finally got to touch yesterday...so so light.

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    [May 23, 2014]
    A few more pics just sent through from Prestige Wheels in Birmingham.

    Weight of the wheels (in lbs):

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    Weight of the Michelin PSS in contrast:

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    [May 23, 2014]
    Epic, no more needs saying!

    Amazing build thread, I've re-read it a few times, after I do, I have the constant urge to get the debit card out again!

    Hats off to you Cuppa!!
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    [May 30, 2014]
    Amazing build, love it. I think it need a facelift and it will be perfection in my eyes.
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    [May 30, 2014]
    Uh uh, no facelift for me, I prefer PRE-FL DRLs and the lines down to the grille. I know I'm in the minority, but that's my opinion. I also prefer the really old mirrors (which I kept), but I do like the FL tail lights (not enough to change though).
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    [May 30, 2014]
    Lovely car, but I want to hear it, HEAR IT i say! post a vid!!
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    [May 30, 2014]
    I'll second that!!
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    Inked Takin it easy

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    [May 30, 2014]
    Awesome car, and it makes me want to get a matte wrap for my car.
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    [May 30, 2014]
    Woowsers! this thread is on another level!
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    [May 30, 2014]
    I have a couple, but they are fairly old now and poor sound. I'll have a go at taking some more footage.

    Makes it very easy to wash - no more worries about swirl marks :)
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    [Jun 3, 2014]
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    [Jun 3, 2014]
    That just looks so right
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    [Jun 5, 2014]
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    [Jun 5, 2014]
    Absolutely stunning!
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    lovely looking car mate
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    [Jun 14, 2014]
    Those wheels are epic! Well the whole cars epic but those wheels! :hubbahubba:
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    [Jun 20, 2014]
    Truly outstanding example, this is nothing short of porn !
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    [Jun 20, 2014]
    It's been at MRC Tuning all week so I am missing it immensely.
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    [Jun 20, 2014]
    Love those wheels!
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    Spill the beans ;-)
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    [Jun 29, 2014]
    Got the car back from MRC Tuning with the updated cooling kit they now supply with the TTS kit. Been a while since last dyno'd, but made an extra 27Nm of torque (664Nm) with a tune tweak (think the Okada coils helped with the timing). Happy days :)

    Not sure what they did in the map tweak, but after being impressed with a 27Nm torque gain I also got a record MPG on my round trip yesterday...

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    [Jun 29, 2014]
    You are THE BOSS!

    I'm speechless... good taste in every single mod.

    Congratulations! Simply astonishing
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    [Jun 30, 2014]
    cuppa whats the name of the new colour and is it wrapped?

    Would love mine to be this colour and was thinking of getting it wrapped fairly soon unless you can advise me otherwise....
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    [Jun 30, 2014]
    The wrap is transparent, i.e. it's the original body colour showing through.

    If you're going to get it wrapped then summer is the best time as the sun on the bodywork will make the wrap adhere to the bodywork better. It makes it simple to wash being matte as there's no issue with swirl marks - been OK for me so far, but to keep it balanced there's also some horror stories out there - plenty of info on the web of the pros and cons so best to read up.
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    thanks a lot cuppa, will do some research
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    [Jun 30, 2014]
    OMG EPIC have to re-title it the big pockets build lol
    sweet cuppa
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    [Jul 1, 2014]
    HRE wheels top class (worth more then some cars on forum ....).Very good mods now its time for full titanium exhaust...
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