New styling package by Prior Design for fifth-generation Ford Mustang has been released.
Created for owners who want a more aggressive appearance, the body kit includes a new front bumper, extended side skirts and a revised rear fascia with an integrated diffuser. Additionally, customers can order a stainless steel sport exhaust system and a variety of alloy wheels.
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Designed for owners who want exclusivity and performance, the V12 conversion "is not easy" - because it requires modifications to the gearbox, electronic control system and four-wheel drive system - but rewards drivers with 668 PS (491 kW / 658 hp) and 1,200 Nm (885 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).
The engine swap takes six months and costs a staggering €217,568 ($294,030 / £190,070) which doesn't include the price of the original vehicle.
At the Frankfurt motor show, German tuner Carlsson premiered the Carlsson CK63 RS - based on the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG with Performance Package.
To knock the 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of Performance Package CLS 63 AMG from 4.3 seconds down to 4.1 seconds, Carlsson adds some output to the series 557 PS (410 kW / 550 bhp) to take maximum horsepower and torque up to 649 PS (477 kW / 642 bhp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft).
Carlsson fits a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit too, which includes a new front spoiler and RS front spoiler lip, black-colored stainless steel grille inserts, rear boot-lid spoiler, rear skirt insert and RS rear diffuser.
A stainless-steel sport exhaust system with four oval pipes is also added, along with rim offerings up to 20-inch in size and an adjustable suspension kit which can lower the ride-height up to 30 mm for the CLS models equipped with the Airmatic suspension.
For the interior, Carlsson adopts Nappa leather in Mokka brown color along with carbon inlays in dark brown/matte. Other features include the illuminated door sill panels, soft velour floor mats with the Carlsson logo and door pins of brushed aluminium.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
German tuner Kubatech has a new power upgrade package for the SLS AMG Gullwing.
The tuner, working with Mcchip-dkr, has developed a software-based optimization kit for the SLS AMG that dials output on the 6.3-liter (6,208cc) V8 engine to 625 PS (460 kW / 616 hp) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque over the series 571 PS (420 kW / 563 hp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque.
That's 17 PS more than the 608 PS (447 kW / 600 hp) expected in the upcoming SLS AMG Black Series and in full compliance with what is allowed by Mercedes-Benz.
Total cost for the upgrade is €8026.
Kicherer has unveiled a new tuning package for the Mercedes ML63 AMG.
Dubbed the Carbon Series, the crossover features "carbon-leather," Alcantara upholstery, a foil wrap and 23-inch alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the 6.3-liter V8 has been equipped with a PowerConverter and a stainless steel sport exhaust system. This enables the engine to develop 540 PS (397 kW / 532 hp) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 30 PS (22 kW / 30 hp) and 10 Nm (7 lb-ft). Detailed performance specifications weren't released, but Kicherer says to expect "exciting acceleration" and a "maximum speed far in excess of 250 km/h (155 mph)."
Monday, September 26, 2011
The storied German racing and tuning-house starts off with a special aerodynamic kit that includes a larger rear wing and a unique rear diffuser to house those oddly-shaped tailpipe tips from the sport exhaust. The new wings widen the Panamera by 60 mm at both the front and rear axles.
For engine tuning on the Panamera Turbo, Hamann offers to bump up output by 80 PS (59 kW) and 120 Nm (88.5 lb-ft) of torque.
Wheels fitted to this wide-bodied Panamera are the new Unique Forged Gunmetal 22-inchers with rims sized 9,5J x 22 wrapped in 265/30ZR22 tires at the front and 11,0J x 22 at the back with tires sized 305/25ZR22.
Hamann also provides a lowering module for the air suspension of the Panamera that lowers the car by 30 mm.
For the interior, Hamann offers a variety of individualization options that include the finest leathers and/or Alcantara for the upholstery, aluminum pedals and piano lacquer trimming.
First up is a power boost on the twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 which comes with a standard output of 500 PS (368 kW / 493 hp) but now gets dialed up to 585 PS (430 kW / 577 hp) by means of an ECU remap and a new sport exhaust.
The body kit includes large front and rear vents, a lightweight carbon bonnet, LED head and taillights and a rear boot-mounted spoiler/wing.
For the ride is an adjustable suspension which lowers the Panamera by 40 mm at the push of a button. Wheels are the 10 x 22-inch rims wrapped in 265/30R22 tires at the front and 295/25R22 at the back.
On the inside is a sports steering wheel with carbon fiber and a carbon leather upholstery with diamond stitching complemented by black alcantara. Carbon trimming is done throughout the cabin while red LED lamps light the floor both for the front and rear passengers.
For the power boosting, Hamann plans on dialing output up to 510 PS (375 kW / 503 hp) from the series' 407 PS (300 kW). Hamann will also be adding its own sport exhaust system with quad stainless-steel pipes.
The body kit includes new LED daytime running lights, front spoiler, rear spoiler and rear apron, as well as side skirts.
Suspension tuning involves a lowering by 30 mm and various rim/tire combinations are on offer on the 6-Series Cabrio in sizes 21- and 22-inches.
World premiere at the IAA - 64th International Motor Show
The HAMANN refinement program for the BMW 6 Series Cabriolet
For the second generation of the BMW 6 Series Cabriolets, HAMANN-Motorsport will present fascinating customization options at the 64th International Motor Show, the IAA in Frankfurt, Germany The difference between the standard production and HAMANN's customization can be seen at first glance: More dynamic, more style, and clearly more exclusivity, this is how the HAMANN Cabriolet presents itself when compared with the production model.
However that is not all - HAMANN can do much more than make a car look "pretty".
The tuning specialist from Laupheim, Germany has been developing and producing individualized BMW automobiles since 1986. The HAMANN engineers have been benefiting from hundreds of successfully introduced motor sport applications. The experience gained is the base for the development of HAMANN Performance Products. The result: A powerful performance enhancement, distinctive 22-inch alloy rims, stylish modifications of the interior, and aerodynamic components that reduce the car's lift.
HAMANN perfectly attunes the individual components of the chassis package already at the design stages. This results in an exciting styling format with optimized airflow across the vehicle's silhouette. The new LED daytime running lights ensure an appearance that is unmistakable and at the same time provide positive points when it comes to active safety. The sporty-dynamic front spoiler in connection with the rear apron as well as the rear spoiler's profile reduces lift and generates a new, attractive overall appearance. The HAMANN side skirts provide for a visual and aerodynamic link between the front and rear.
The HAMANN rim program can fulfill nearly all individual requests from its BMW 6 Series customers. Whether you like it sporty, distinctive, elegant, or classy - HAMANN can offer you a variety of wheel designs and sizes.
A one-piece wheel, the ANNIVERSARY EVO, is offered as 21-inch design. The recommended front wheel/tyre combination of this exclusive rim design is available as 9Jx21 inch wheel with 265/30 ZR 22 tyres. The rear is fitted with 11.0Jx21 inch rims to be used with 295/25ZR21 tyres.
An additional highlight of this program is the three-piece HAMANN alu wheel called the EDITION RACE "ANODIZED". The matte black anodised spokes and the titanium bolts of the highly polished rim flange emphasise the racing character. Using the latest forging technology, the rims are extremely light and improve handling, acceleration, and deceleration behaviour due to reduced, unsprung masses. The wheel/tyre combination is offered with 9Jx21 inch wheels and 255/30ZR21 tyres in the front. The rear is fitted with 11Jx21 rims and tyres size 295/25ZR21. The HAMANN Sport Maxx tyres supplied by technology partner Dunlop provide the necessary grip to the road.
The special suspension that lowers the sport cabriolet's center of gravity up to 30 mm adds to the sporty appearance.
The turbo engine that will be boosted to an impressive 510 hp is already on the drawing board. The HAMANN Sport Exhaust System with four stainless steel tail pipes provides the roaring sound effects.
In addition to the existing, factory-supplied interior design, HAMANN Accessories offers components made of the finest black anodise aluminium. Upon request, HAMANN can produce anything your heart's desires - from personalised foot mats to embroidered headrests or even fitting the entire interior with the finest leathers - all made with the highest degree of craftsmanship and precision.