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Infiniti FX 30dS tuned by AHG Sports

Monday, May 30, 2011

AHG Sports, the tuning division of Infiniti Zentrum Hamburg, has a kit that upgrades the Infiniti FX 30dS into a true Porsche Cayenne Diesel competitor.

For €1250, the tuner dials up power on the 3.0 liter V6 diesel unit to 280 PS (206 kW / 276 bhp) and 600 Nm of torque - up substantially from the standard 238 PS (175 kW / 235 bhp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft).

The tuner then adds a nice 21-inch wheel and tire combination. The 3-piece CC rims from Schmidt Revolution come in size 11 x 21-inch and are wrapped in 295/40R21 tires. Cost of the wheel set is €7,900.

Lowering springs also drop the suspension by 25 mm at a cost of €1,495, installation included.

BMW M3 by Vorsteiner

Friday, May 27, 2011

Here's a new wide-body tuning kit for the not-so-new-anymore BMW E92 M3 by American tuner Vorsteiner.

The M3 gets dialed up to 620 bhp (462 kW / 629 PS) and is named the "Canday Cane" due to its red and white color scheme.

That power upgrade comes courtesy of the AA E9X M3 Supercharger Stage II kit as well as the titanium exhaust system supplied by Vorsteiner.

Carbon-fiber body panels fitted to the M3 here include the GTRS3 wide-body kit, a vented bonnet and boot lid.

Wheels are the 20-inch V-309 forged rims wrapped in Michelin PS2 Sport Tires - 285/25/20 and 325/25/20, front and back, respectively.

There's also a KW coil-over kit for the suspension and a Brembo GTR brake system.

Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TOPCAR

Thursday, May 26, 2011

TopCar has released the first details about their new styling package for the Porsche Panamera.

Dubbed the Stringray GTR, the body kit features new bumpers, widened fenders and modified doors. Additionally, there's a new hood, extended side skirts, an aggressive diffuser and a massive rear wing. The GTR kit was created to satisfy client's requests for more aggressive and "charismatic" styling compared to the original Stingray kit.

Besides the styling enhancements, customers can order a bespoke interior and two performance packages for the Panamera Turbo. The first option enables the twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 to produce over 600 hp (447 kW / 453 hp) thanks to a new intake manifold, a high-flow air filter and a sports exhaust system. Turning things up a notch, there's also a 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS) package which has more "sophisticated" modifications.

Regardless of the options, the styling package is priced from €45,000 ($63,500) and production will be limited to 25 units.

BMW 6-Series Cabrio by Kelleners Sport

German tuner Kelleners Sport has a package for the BMW 6-Series Cabriolet that includes a power boost on the 650i model.

The tuner sees no need for an aero kit on the 6-Series Cabrio but starts things off with an engine tuning on the 650i that boosts power to an output of 490 PS (360 kW), up from the series 407 PS (300 kW). Torque also rises to a maximum 720 Nm (531 lb-ft), from the standard 600 Nm (442 lb-ft).

For the new wheels, Kelleners offers a variety of 19- and 20-inch wheel/tire combinations. Rims come in either Hamburg or Berlin design with tires in dimensions ranging from 245 to 285.

On the inside, the tuner adds aluminum foot supports, pedal pads and new velour floor mats along with options for a cabin finish in leather upholstery and wood trims.

Porsche 911 (997) GT2 by Kubatech

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

German tuner Kubatech has a tuning kit that provides an update for the aging Porsche 997 GT2 model.

Although this tuning job takes place strictly under the hood it involves a complete revision of the 3.6 liter turbo unit.

The engine tuning kit includes modified turbochargers, performance charge air coolers, 200-cell sport catalysts from Cargraphic, new manifolds as well an an ECU remap. The so-called Stage 3/MC650 kit dials up power on the 3.6 liter turbo to 657 PS (483 kW / 648 bhp) and 835 Nm (616 lb-ft) of torque. A substantial upgrade from the series 530 PS (390 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft).

The job, says the tuner, takes six to eight working days to do and costs just under €23,000.

Lamborghini Murcielago GT by DMC

DMC has already previewed their styling package for the Lamborghini Aventador, so the tuner is going old school by introducing a new program for the Murcielago LP580.

Designed to blend in with the contours of the car, the carbon fiber body kit includes a new front fascia and an aggressive rear bumper.

In the performance department, engineers added a stainless steel sport exhaust system and a remapped ECU. Thanks to the latter modification, the 6.2-liter V12 engine produces 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS) and 495 Nm (365 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 28 hp (21 kW / 28 PS) and 16 Nm (12 lb-ft).

Last but not least, the interior is outfitted with custom leather upholstery and carbon fiber trim.

Lamborghini Aventador LP760-2 by Oakley Design

Oakley Design has released the first details about their new tuning program for the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.

Dubbed the LP760-2, the model is a rear-wheel drive supercar that has been stripped of its front differential and related components. Thanks to this change, Oakley estimates the car will lose approximately 85 kilograms (187 pounds).

Besides the strict diet, the 6.5-liter V12 engine has been equipped with an optimized ECU. Official specifications haven't been announced, but the company is targeting an output of 760 hp (567 kW / 771 PS) and 745 Nm (550 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 70 hp (52 kW / 71 PS) and 55 Nm (41 lb-ft).

On the styling front, the car will be distinguished by modified bumpers, revised side skirts, and a new rear diffuser. Other highlights include a carbon fiber roof and lightweight alloy wheels with Pirelli PZero tires.

No word on pricing, but production will be limited to five units and three have already been sold.

BMW 6-Series Cabrio by Lumma Design

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

German tuner Lumma Design has done a little re-sculpting of the BMW 6-Series Cabriolet.

Lumma Design is always good for adding a unique and wilder take on a typical stodgy German design. And that's what they've done here with that black rear wing on this white 6er Cabrio.

The complete aerodynamic package includes a front bumper with a matching rear bumper, checkerboard-design grille inserts as well as that large rear wing. The tuner also fits a four-piped sport exhaust system that adds a little growl to the 6er.

For the wheels, Lumma Design provides its own rims in polished chrome - 9.5 x 21-inches at the front and 10.5 x 21-inches at the rear. Tires dimensions are 255/30R21 and 295/25R21 front and back, respectively.

On the inside is a new flattened and ergonomically shaped steering wheel finished in carbon and leather. Lumma logos adorn the new white instrument dials which work visually in tandem with the white seat belts.

Aluminum pedals are also added, studded with black rubber for grip, and checkerboard-design carbon trims are laid on the inside door sills, dashboard, handbrake and seat backs.

BMW 5-Series by Hamann

Hamann has released the first pictures of their new styling package for the BMW 5-Series Touring (F11).

Like the 5-Series sedan and 5-Series GT, the Touring is outfitted with a front lip spoiler, extended side skirts, a rear diffuser and a roof-mounted spoiler. Additionally, customers can order a four-tailpipe sport exhaust system, lowering springs (which reduce the ride height by 35mm) as well as a variety of 20- and 21-inch alloy wheels.

Lastly, the interior can be equipped with carbon fiber trim, a sports steering wheel and aluminum pedals.

Seat Ibiza ST wagon by JE Design

Monday, May 23, 2011

JE Design has unveiled a new styling and performance package for the Seat Ibiza ST Estate.

On the design front, the tuner offers an aerodynamic body kit (€1,149) which includes a front spoiler, a revised grille, extended side skirts and a new rear fascia. Additionally, customers can order lowering springs (€149) and a variety of 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels (€1,809 to €2,380).

To spruce up the interior, owners can add leather seats (€1,599), a leather-wrapped steering wheel (€399) and a front seat massage system (€429).

Under the hood, the 1.6-liter TDI engine can be outfitted with a revised ECU (€1,399) that enables it to produce 121 PS (89 kW / 119 hp) and 282 Nm (208 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 16 PS (12 kW / 16 hp) and 32 Nm (24 lb-ft). Thanks to the extra power, the Ibiza can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 194 km/h (121 mph).