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ZR Auto Ferrari Enzo ZXX by Edo Competition

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Edo Competition-tuned Ferrari Enzo that famously crashed at the 2011 Targa Newfoundland has been reborn as the ZXX.
Currently being rebuilt in Germany, ZR Auto-owned model features a two-tone exterior with an aerodynamic body kit and a new exhaust system. We can also see revised taillights and Edo Competition wheels.
Power will reportedly be provided by a 6.3-liter V12 engine that develops 950 HP (699 kW). This is 110 HP (81 kW) more than Edo's Enzo XX Evolution which accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 390 km/h (242 mph).

Bentley Continental GT by Wheelsandmore

Wheelsandmore has introduced a variety of accessories for the Bentley Continental GT, GTC and GT Speed.
On the styling front, the models can be equipped with an electronic lowering module and an assortment of 21- and 22-inch alloy wheels with Continental Sport Contact 5P tires.
For added performance, there's a variety of ECUs which enable the cars to produce:
  • Continental GT V8: 565 HP (415 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque
  • Continental GT W12: 635 HP (467 kW) and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque
  • Continental GT Speed: 680 HP (500 kW) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque
Customers can also order a handcrafted, stainless steel sports exhaust system which adds approximately 15 HP (11 kW) and 18 Nm (13 lb-ft) of torque. There's also sport catalysts which contribute an additional 15 HP (11 kW) and 25 Nm (18 lb-ft) of torque.

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake by Brabus

Brabus has released an extensive upgrade program for the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake that brings not only a power boost but a few styling changes as well such as a new front spoiler, front fascia attachments with LED DRLs, side skirts and fenders. The models that feature the AMG sport package can get a new front spoiler lip, while the CLS 63 AMG is available with an additional front spoiler and fender attachments.
The CLS Shooting Brake can ride on a new set of Brabus Monoblock wheels in sizes varying from 8.5Jx17 to 10.5Jx20 and available in six designs. There are also new suspension options created in collaboration with Bilstein that are specifically calibrated to use with low-profile tires and can lower the car by approximately 35mm.
As you would expect, there’s also a power boost via the ECO PowerXtra D4 performance kit that increases the power of the CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY by 31 hp (22.8 kW) and lifts torque figure to 446 lb-ft (560 Nm).
The CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY can be equipped with the ECO PowerXtra D6S package that raises the output to 313 hp (230 kW) in sport mode, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 5.9 seconds.
The CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY has its own tuning kit that produces 500 hp (368 kW) and 531 lb-ft (720 Nm). With the Brabus Vmax unit installed, the car can hit a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).
The CLS 63 AMG can generate 619 hp (455 kW) and a peak torque of 663 lb-ft (737 Nm), propelling the car to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h).

Mazda MX-5 by BBR

The Mazda MX-5 is renowned for its handling, but it could definitely use a little more grunt. British tuning firm BBR has acknowledged this issue by introducing two new supercharger packages for the lightweight roadster.
The Stage One package includes an Eaton MP62 supercharger, a new intercooler and high-flow injectors. There's also a new air box, upgraded hoses and a StarChip ECU. Thanks to these modifications, the engines develop:
  • 2.0i MK3 - 235 BHP (175 kW) and 190 lb-ft (257 Nm) of torque
  • 2.0i MK3.5 - 241 BHP (180 kW) and 190 lb-ft (257 Nm) of torque
  • 1.8SE MK3 / MK3.5 - 217 BHP (162 kW) and 176 lb-ft (238 Nm) of torque
For more power the Stage Two package adds a new exhaust manifold, a high-flow air filter, a stainless sports exhaust system and a revised ECU. These changes enable the engines to develop:
  • 2.0i MK3 - 252 BHP (188 kW) and 208 lb-ft (282 Nm) of torque
  • 2.0i MK3.5 - 258 BHP (192 kW) and 208 lb-ft (282 Nm) of torque
  • 1.8SE MK3 / MK3.5 - 231 BHP (172 kW) and 190 lb-ft (257 Nm) of torque
The Stage One package is priced from £4295, while Stage Two retails for £5455.

Opel Mokka by Irmscher

The Mokka is a fresh new name in Opel’s lineup and already it has received some attention from a tuner. German aftermarket specialist Irmscher has developed a customization program for the sub-compact SUV as Opel likes to call it.
At the front we notice the typical Irmscher honeycomb grille with a stainless steel cover, while the front end has also received some mild changes. There’s also a new roof spoiler and a different exhaust system located at the back. Inside the cabin, leather can be used for covering the multifunction steering wheel and the seats, while Irmscher has also designed different floor mats.
The Opel Mokka can be fitted with a lowering module that brings it closer to the road by 30mm and can ride on a new set of 20-inch Evo-Star or Turbo-Star alloy wheels. Irmscher is working on a power boost for the 1.4-liter turbo engine which in its standard configuration pumps out 125 hp (93 kW) and a peak torque of 147 lb-ft (200 Nm).

Renault Clio RS by Cam Shaft

Monday, October 29, 2012

The hot RS version of the pre-facelift third-gen Renault Clio has received an upgrade program from the German engineers over at Cam Shaft. Under the hood it has the same naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine but it has received a reprogrammed ECU and a K&N sports air filter that has increased the power from the standard 197 hp (147 kW) to 222 hp (165 kW). It has the stock 17-inch alloy wheels but as you can see these have been painted in green and are wrapped around in semi slick Kumho 215/45 tires. Other than that, this Clio RS features an H&R coil over suspension and the front braking system of the Megane R26R Mk2. The body is wearing a matt graphite metallic wrap with a bunch of green splashes and some stickers.

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sovrano by DMC

Last year DMC launched an upgrade program for the Maserati GranTurismo and now they have developed a similar package for the convertible. Design-wise, we notice the new look of the front bumper and a new spoiler lip that increases downforce. The hood has extra air inlets and outlets, while the wide side skirts feature zig-zag end-panels. At the back, the diffuser and trunk spoiler have been reworked. All of the added parts are made from carbon fiber. The Maserati GranTurismo Convertible by DMC has also been fitted with a sport suspension that lowers it by about 30mm and it rides on 255/30 R20 tires (front) and 305/30 R21 (back). Under that orange hood of the GranTurismo Sovrano is the same V8 4.7-liter engine that has received a supercharger and is now capable of pumping out an additional 150 hp (112 kW) and 60 lb-ft (82 Nm), for a grand total of 590 hp (440 kW) at 7,300 rpm and a peak torque of 348 lb-ft (472 Nm) at 5,400 rpm.

Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG Liquid Gold by fostla.de

Fostla.de is a company from the Lower Saxony Hannover that specializes in car foiling. Their latest project involved a Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG fitted with a 2008 facelift conversion and wide body kit developed by Prior Design. The car rides on 10.5x20 inch front wheels and 12.5x20 rear wheels, with 265/30-20 and 325/25-20 tires, respectively. There’s also a lowering kit module for bringing the car closer to the ground and also a five percent headlight tint. The V8 engine now produces 548 HP (403 kW) via software optimization, while the exhaust system features black glossy powder coated exhaust tips. The main attraction of this customization program is without any doubt the PWF foil in yellow metallic mat which looks quite attractive.

AC Schnitzer BMW 3-Series Touring

AC Schnitzer has unveiled their new tuning program for the BMW 3-Series Touring. On the styling front, the model can be outfitted a front spoiler, a revised grille and an extended rear skirt. The company also offers lowering springs, sports exhaust systems and 18- to 20-inch alloy wheels. Interior pictures were not released, but customers can order an aluminum iDrive cover, alloy pedals, velour floor mats and a variety of gear knobs. For added performance, the 318d can be tuned to produce 171 HP (126 kW) while the 320d can be modified to develop 218 HP (160 kW). The company is also working on petrol engine packages that will enable 328i to produce 294 HP (216 kW) and 360 HP (265 kW) in the 335i.

Manhart MH1 S Biturbo

Manhart unveiled a few months ago an upgrade program for the M5 and now they have developed a tuning kit for the 1M Coupe. Known as the MH1 S Biturbo, the main focus was on the engine that at first got a software update, followed by a new air guide with a carbon airbox and custom downpipes. There’s also a bigger charging air cooler and a larger water cooler. As a result, this custom BMW 1M Coupe is 125 hp (93 kW) more powerful than the standard model, being capable of outputting no less than 465 hp (347 kW). Other modifications include a special MHR front spoiler, new tail diffuser, carbon motor cowl and trunk lid, along with mirror caps made from the same lightweight material. We also notice the 9x20 front wheels with Continental Sport Contact 5P 245/30 ZR20 tires and the 10.5x20 rear wheels wrapped around in 295/25 ZR20 high performance tires. Inside the cabin there are BMW performance seats and an additional MHR display where the driver can see all the relevant data, like motor temperatures, maximum torque used and acceleration values.

Audi R8 GT850 by Prior Design

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Prior Design has introduced a new styling program for the Audi R8. Dubbed the GT850, the €24,900 ($32,140 / £19,785) package is designed to make the car look like the R8 GT3. As such, it includes a new front fascia with a carbon fiber splitter and revised intakes. There's also aerodynamic side skirts and a roof-mounted scoop. Lastly, there's a new rear bumper, a sporty diffuser and a prominent wing. Customers can also order a sports exhaust system and 20-inch ADV1 wheels with Continental tires. If you're looking for more power, the 4.2-liter V8 engine can be tuned to produce 475 HP (349 kW) or 565 HP (416 kW).

Porsche Boxster by Techart

Techart has revealed their initial customization program for the 2013 Porsche Boxster, before the world premiere which is scheduled in December at the 2012 Essen Motor Show. As you might have guessed, Techart offers a wide array of customization options for the new Boxster, including the tuner’s 21-inch Formula light alloy wheels that have a five-spoke design. They also have the Formula III forged wheels that adopt a dynamic double spoke design. Thanks to the forged alloy configuration, these wheels are up to 40 percent lighter than stock wheels. The twin tailpipes of the Boxster are manufactured from stainless steel and can be equipped with a custom muffler. Another way to go is to install the complete sport exhaust system with valve control. Another package available is the sport spring kit which brings the car closer to the ground by 30mm at the front and 20mm at the back. Upon customer request, the interior cabin of the Porsche Boxster can be fitted with a carbon fiber package, decorative stitching and a vast selection of leather options. We should also mention the three-spoke steering wheels and the custom paddle shifters.

Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Yachting by Kicherer

Kicherer has introduced their new Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Yachting Edition. Looking tastefully restrained, the model features a Star Graphite exterior with carbon fiber accents and 20- / 21-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there's premium leather upholstery, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and contrast piping. The twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine has been massaged to develop 625 PS (460 kW / 616 hp) and 860 Nm (634 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 100 PS (74 kW / 99 hp) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft). This enables the model to hit a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). The tuner also installed a suspension lowering module, high-performance brakes and a limited slip differential.