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Mercedes CL 63 AMG by Unicate

Monday, April 8, 2013

Unicate has introduced a new tuning program for the facelifted Mercedes CL63 AMG. Looking timeless and elegant, the model has restrained exterior with a carbon fiber rear spoiler and 21-inch AMG wheels with spacers. There's also a suspension lowering module and a sports exhaust system which promises to make the engine sound like the "Apocalypse." Speaking of the engine, the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 has been equipped with an optimized ECU which enables it to produce 616 HP (453 kW) - an increase of 72 HP (53 kW). This should enable the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds, before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Source: Unicate

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta by Oakley Design

Oakley Design has prepared a minor customization program for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Tuners are already starting to pay attention to Ferrari's latest model as last month we had a look at Novitec Rosso's initial upgrade kit for the F12. Now, Oakley Design has prepared a few subtle changes that include a lowered suspension and new wheels. In addition, several carbon fiber inserts can be seen on the front bumper, side skirts and rear vents. For the moment we don't know if there are any upgrades to the V12 6.2-liter engine. As a reminder, the standard version produces 730 hp (544 kW) and 509 lb-ft (690 Nm) of torque. It's connected to a dual-clutch gearbox that enables Ferrari's most powerful road-legal car to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.1 seconds, en route to a top speed of more than 211 mph (340 km/h).

Source: Oakley Design

Mercedes GL-Class by Brabus

Brabus has introduced their new tuning program for the Mercedes GL-Class at the Essen Motor Show. Starting with the exterior, the model can be equipped with an air suspension module (which lowers the ride height by up to 30mm) and variety of wheels ranging in sizes from 18- to 23-inches. Customers can also order a stainless-steel sports exhaust system and high-performance brakes. While the exterior accessories are limited at the moment, Brabus offers a multitude of interior options. Choices include Mastik leather and Alcantara upholstery as well as exotic wood and carbon fiber trim. There's also illuminated door sill plates and a speedometer that tops out at 320 km/h (200 mph). Under the hood, the GL 350 BlueTEC can be equipped with the ECO PowerXtra D6S performance kit which enables the engine to develop 310 HP (228 kW) and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the extra oomph, the crossover runs from 0–100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and can hit a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). Likewise, the GL 500 can be outfitted with the B50-520 performance kit that allows the 4.7-liter V8 to churn out 521 HP (383 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the luxury barge to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 275 km/h (171 mph) with the optional Vmax unit.

Source: Brabus

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 with custom body kit by Lorinser

Lorinser is bringing to Essen Motor Show a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 with custom body kit and power boost. By reprogramming the ECU they were able to increase the output of the 4.7-liter V8 engine from 435 HP (320 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) to 530 HP (390 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm). Lorinser can remove the top speed limiter which will enable the SL 500 to reach 174 mph (280 km/h). It rides on a new set of 20-inch RSK8 alloys wrapped around in 255/30 R20 front and 295/25 R20 rear tires. The aerodynamic changes include wider front and rear bumpers, a rear decklid spoiler, custom side skirts, different nose, rear diffuser, together with a sports exhaust system with four end pipes. Lorinser's lowering kit allows the driver to manually lower the center of gravity for the versions fitted with the Active Body Control (ABC) system, resulting in a sportier feeling while driving. On the inside there are various parts that can get a carbon, wood or aluminum finish.

Source: Lorinser

 Press release:

Bespoke options for the Mercedes Benz SL 500 – Sportservice Lorinser shows their class once again in their  refinements to luxury cars.
A standard Mercedes-Benz SL 500 (R231) is already among the classiest and most  sporty cars on our roads, but the customised two seater from Lorinser almost makes it look plain. From the bodywork which is designed to reduce lift, to the powerful performance upgrades and the striking light-alloy wheels, the specialists from the southern German town of Waiblingen have shown their dedication to almost every aspect of the luxury car, and made their exclusive clientele’s automobile dreams a  reality.

„Form follows function“ – this dictates how Lorinser have balanced the individual components of the SL 500 aerodynamics package. The result is impressive styling with optimised air flow and additional downforce which allows faster cornering. At the same time, the top-end convertible scores well with its striking good looks and is
clearly positioned above its little brother the SLK. With this in mind, the shape of the convertible is enhanced by a new front with large air inlets and a new grill.
From nose to tail, striking side skirts ensure design is consistent throughout, and make the SL look lower and longer. Wider front bumpers and extensions to the rear bumpers extend the sides. In order to reduce lift at the rear, the Sportservice engineers have developed a rear decklid spoiler, available either painted to match the car or carbon
look, as well as an attractive rear with built in diffuser. This gives the rear of the car an extra sporty look, and expertly sets the scene for the 4 end pipes of the Lorinser sports exhaust.

20 Inch light-alloy RSK8 wheels keep you firmly on the road, together with 255/30R20 front tyres and 295/25R20 rear tyres. The three part forged wheel with its seven spokes and stainless steel bolts looks really convincing due to the classy look of the anodised surface and outstanding finish. The design combines agility and elegance, and sits perfectly under the wheel arches. Lorinser recommends using the high performance tyres from its technology partner

The lowering kit from Lorinser really sets the alloy wheels off. This makes it possible to lower manually the centre of gravity on cars equipped with the ex works ABC (ActiveBodyControl) system, which increases the sporty feel when driving. The customer can set and save their desired height (higher or lower). The system uses controls on the steering wheel, and the „Lorinser“ indicator appears on the multi function control panel. Connection to the car’s electronics system (CAN) even means the headlight settings adjust independently according to the height. A high end monitoring system ensures the system adjusts independently and un-noticed by the driver as speed increases (from around 50km/h), so that all functionality is maintained.

The refinements to the SL 500 aren’t just sporty, it has something to offer under the bonnet too from the V8-Motor of the Mercedes-Benz SL 500 (4,7l, 320KW/435 hp at 5.250 1/min, 700 Nm at 1.700 – 3.500 1/min) the Sportservice engineers get 390KW/ 530hp at 5.600 1/min and maximum torque at 800 Nm from 1.700 to 3.800
revolutions. This is made possible by a newly programmed ECU with increased bi –turbo boost. With this increase in the power and sound to match, the Lorinser SL 500 can reach a regulated top speed of 280kmh. If a customer wants to drive their SL 500 faster than the factory limited 250kmh without enhancements to performance, Lorinser offers the option of an increase in top speed limiter. Lorinser recommend a speedometer with extended top speed range for either version.
The Sportservice offers an instrument cluster with a Lorinser logo on the dial, and a scale which goes up to 320kmh. To complement the existing ex-works interior options, Lorinser can supply accessories in fine aluminium, wood, or carbon look. On request, there is everything to make your heart beat faster – from personalised floor mats to full leather interior, all hand-made with the highest possible level of attention to detail.

speedART SP81-R based on Porsche Boxster S (981)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

speedART has prepared an upgrade program for the Porsche Boxster S (981) that will be unveiled tomorrow at Essen Motor Show. Different power kits have been prepared, starting with a 20 hp (15 kW) and 15 lb-ft (20 Nm) increase available through a modified sport exhaust system with sport catalysts and manifolds. Power kit II consists of an ECU recalibration that lifts power by 35 hp (26 kW) and 22 lb-ft (30 Nm). There's also a turbo kit that increases output by about 80 hp (59.6 kW). Aside from the power increase, speedART has developed an aero kit consisting of a new front chin spoiler, side panels, rear diffusor and rear wing. The Boxster S can be equipped with modular 20- or 21-inch LSC-FORGED wheels available in various colors. Different sport suspensions for track and street are available, including one with sport springs, an adjustable version and also an airlift variant. The interior cabin also gets a full customization program with different types of leather and Alcantara

Source: speedART

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG by Brabus

Friday, April 5, 2013

Brabus is bringing its latest tuning program for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG to Essen Motor Show. The standard bi-turbo V8 5.5-liter engine of the high performance SUV produces 518 hp (386 kW) and a peak torque of 516 lb-ft (699 Nm). With the Brabus treatment, the power unit generates 611 hp (456 kW) and 604 lb-ft (820 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 4.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). Brabus is also offering a power upgrade for the version with the optional AMG Performance Package that in its stock configuration delivers 550 hp (410 kW) and 560 lb-ft (758 Nm). Power is increased to the same 611 hp and 604 lb-ft. This additional horsepower was made possible by installing a custom stainless steel sport exhaust system and integrating the Brabus PowerXtra module into the engine electronics. They also created front and rear carbon fiber spoilers for reducing lift on both axles. A custom control module for the AIRMATIC suspension is available that lowers the SUV's center of gravity and improves handling. Five wheel designs are offered in sizes of up to 23 inches with high-performance tires.

Source: Brabus

Porsche 911 (991) gets aero kit from Vorsteiner

Vorsteiner has released more details about its tuning program for the Porsche 911 (991). The subtle changes can be seen in the front spoiler that has dual integrated brake duct cooling ducts and a carbon fiber center splitter. New side skirts blend in perfectly with the rest of the car and feature an optionally integrated carbon fiber sill extension that improves downforce. At the back it gets a carbon fiber diffuser with a built-in fin design that extends to the underbody of the car. As a finishing touch, Vorsteiner has installed a rear deck lid spoiler made from the same lightweight material that fits onto the stock mechanical wing riser and also helps with downforce. Different forged alloys are available in sizes ranging from 19 to 21 inches, along with custom embroidered floor and trunk mats with piping color options.

 Source: Vorsteiner

 Press release:

Introducting the new V-GT program for the Porsche 991 Carrera. Enhance the performance of the vehicle while adding style with a subtle flair. 

The V-GT front spoiler is designed by our engineers with functionality at its core with its dual integrated brake duct cooling ducts and GT center splitter made of carbon fiber. The V-GT composite lightweight front spoiler replaces the factory black plastic unit and attaches to the OE front bumper utilizing original factory clips and mounting holes for a simple and clean install. The center GT splitter is also replaceable and is separate from the main spoiler unit in the event that it needs to be replaced in the future. 

The V-GT side skirt attachments harmoniously balances the lines of the new front and rear end of this comprehensive aerodynamic profile while continuing the philosophy of form follows function. The side skirts features an optional integrated carbon fiber blade sill extension that further assists with downforce and beautifully complements the curves and lines of the rear fender panels. 

The V-GT rear diffuser is one of the most striking design elements of the aerodynamic package for the 991 Carrera. This carbon fiber diffuser adapts the original attachment points of the factory black plastic unit but takes it to another level with it is striking integrated fin design that extends all the way underneath the underbody of the vehicle. The additional downforce created by the new V-GT front spoiler is now counter balanced in the rear with this diffuser panel assisting in keeping the vehicle firmly planted at high speeds 

The V-GT rear deck lid spoiler is the finishing touch needed for the perfect blend of functional aerodynamics and beauty. Constructed of lightweight carbon fiber the deck lid spoiler fits onto the factory mechanical wing riser aiding further in downforce whether the wing element is open or closed. 

The Vorsteiner 991 V-GT Tuning program consist of: 

• Front Add-On Spoiler with integrated brake duct collectors Carbon Fiber Pre-Preg Autoclave
• Front GT Replaceable Center Splitter for additional downforce in Optical Carbon Fiber Pre-Preg Autoclave
• Side Skirt Panels with Integrated Carbon Fiber Blade Extension Element
• Rear Add-On Diffuser with Integrated Aero Fins Carbon Fiber Pre-Preg Autoclave
• Rear Add-On Ducktail Wing Spoiler Element Carbon Fiber Pre-Preg Autoclave
• 19, 20, or 21 inch forged wheels aluminum
• Vorsteiner custom embroidered floor mats and trunk mats with piping color options

BMW M 135i by AC Schnitzer

AC Schnitzer will be launching an upgrade program for the BMW M 135i this week at the Essen Motor Show. In its standard configuration, the six-cylinder 3.0-liter engine produces 320 HP (235 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque, but after AC Schnitzer works its magic power is increased to 360 HP (265 kW) without increasing CO2 emissions. They also have a custom suspension spring kit and various types of wheels in sizes up to 20 inches. A chromed "Racing" exhaust tailpipe is also available and a two-piece front spoiler. On the outside the M 135i can get a loading lip protection film, color-matched design stripes and a rear roof spoiler. Moving inside there's an aluminum Black Line gear knob or you can choose the illuminated leather-wrapped gear knob. AC Schnitzer is also offering the Black Line aluminum cover for the i-Drive, another gear knob with a digital gear display, aluminum handbrake handle with chrome accents, custom velour floor mats and an aluminum foot rest. 

Source: AC Schnitzer

Audi S5 with restyled interior by Vilner

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bulgarian interior specialist Vilner has revealed its latest program for the Audi S5. For the exterior they have fitted a matte grey body wrap and a gloss black finish for the front grille, diffuser, trunk spoiler and alloys. The most dramatic changes can be found inside the cabin where they have really outdone themselves this time. All surfaces have been reupholstered in black and brown leather with Alcantara, with the seats wrapped in leather with elegant diamond stitching on the shoulders and base. We also find the micro-suede material adorning the pillars, roof headliner, dashboard and rear view mirror. Into the front headrests Vilner has stitched the customer's initials, while running along the roof lining's length is contrasting black leather.

Source: Vilner