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ABT Sportsline does the 2018 Audi SQ5

Audi Sport, a division of Audi, has long made it known that it will be expanding its lineup in the coming years. The main focus though would be on releasing new SUVs with the RS Q5 leading the way and revealed to be already in the pipeline.

Those who are familiar with this luxurious crossover know that the first generation was never given the entire RS treatment. The company disclosed that the latest model will likely be different with the RS Q5 expected to be released sometime in 2018. The problem however is that some customers, even loyal ones, may not be willing to wait that long. This is where ABT enters the picture.

Utilizing the latest version of the Audi SQ5, ABT Sportsline gave this crossover a wider and aggressive body.

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850 hp Brabus 850 Buscemi Edition unveiled at 2017 Dubai Motor Show

The current generation of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class that has been in existence since 1990 (W463) is set to hit the end of the road soon. But it remains to be a favorite base among a number of tuners, including Brabus. In fact, Brabus has teamed up with footwear designer Jon Buscemi to create an exclusive version of the G-Class -- the new Brabus 850 Buscemi Edition -- as unveiled to the global public at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show.

As the name of this all-terrain creation indicates, it comes with a massive 850 hp (625 kW or 838 bhp) of output at 5,400 rpm. This comes courtesy of a Brabus 850 6.0 twin-turbo V8 engine which had its stock displacement of 5,461 cc increased to 5,912 cc (333 cubic inches to 361 cubic inches).

This engine, also tuned to deliver a whopping 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm, had its two production turbochargers replaced with turbochargers featuring modified exhaust manifolds and a larger compressor unit.

Read the entire article 850 hp Brabus 850 Buscemi Edition unveiled at 2017 Dubai Motor Show

Singer Vehicle Design restores this Porsche 911, giving it 500 horsepower but with less weight

Singer Vehicle Design is one of the few companies that have a reputation for making some of the coolest machines out there, including the air-cooled Porsche 911s. They collaborated with Williams Advanced Engineering, which is popular for having injected some pretty advanced technology into the classic coupes, further improving these cars’ performance. The image you are looking at now is that of the very first model to benefit from these improvements, finished in an Absinthe green exterior, contrasted with the Blood Orange leather covering the cabin.

The owner of this car is a guy named Scott Blattner who asked for his 1990 Porsche 911 to be a lighter but more powerful car. Because of this, the tuner worked with Williams Advanced Engineering so that they could focus on the dynamics and the study to produce an extremely lightweight car. Overall, the reimagined 911 only weighs a total of 2,180 pounds (990 kilograms), despite the fact that it carries a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine that packs 500 horsepower (372 kilowatts), and is capable of revving to over 9,000 rpm.

Rob Dickinson, founder of Singer said in his statement that it took them a lot of effort to combine services to highlight both “bewitching individual componentry” with a “viscerally compelling driving experience”.

Read the entire article Singer Vehicle Design restores this Porsche 911, giving it 500 horsepower but with less weight

Renntech creates a 761 hp orange beast out of a Mercedes-AMG GT R

The Mercedes-AMG GT R isn't in any way underpowered. Dubbed as the “Beast of the Green Hell” by the AMG – owning to the fact it was mostly developed in the Nordschleife circuit of the famed Nurburgring – the AMG GT R has the specs to prove this moniker. However, tuning company Renntech has transformed the beast into a more powerful monster and wrapped it in an attention-seeking orange suit.

It is unknown whether Renntech has found the AMG GT R underpowered or just wanted to boost the speed predator’s credentials. Either way, Renntech did a great job in making the Beast of the Green Hell more impressive and more noticeable.

As it is, the AMG GT R is powered by 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It is tuned by AMG to deliver 577 hp (585 PS) of max output and 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm) of peak torque. This V8 engine – along with a number of dynamic elements and high-tech components – allow the AMG GT R to sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 198 mph (319 km/h). Furthermore, an AMG GT R driven by Christian Gebhardt of Sport Auto managed to complete a lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just 7 minutes and 10.92 seconds.

Read the entire article Renntech creates a 761 hp orange beast out of a Mercedes-AMG GT R

Great things could really come in small packages. This was proven earlier this year by Giannini 350 GP, which was basically a rear-wheel drive Fiat 500 on steroids, both in looks and power. Now, Giannini, in collaboration with GRAM (Gram Torino Engineering), is rolling out a version of the Giannini 350 GP that features an all-wheel drive system – the Giannini 350 GP4.

As its name indicates, the Giannini 350 GP4 has the power sent from its engine to all four wheels. This capability is well-indicated on red “4x4” graphics on its sides. Giannini hasn’t disclosed the identity of the mill powering the 350 GP4, but as its moniker tells us, this engine is tuned to deliver 350 hp. It remains unknown whether this is the same engine that also lurks inside the rear-wheel driven 350 GP. The 350 GP is powered by the same 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that powers the Alfa Romeo 4C. This 350-hp (261 kW) powerplant is fitted on the rear – just behind the front seats -- of the 350 GP, resulting to its rear seats being removed from the tuned Fiat 500.

While the engine the of the 350 GP was installed behind the front seats, that of the 350 GP4 has been fitted underneath the front bonnet – just like that on a regular Fiat 500. This means that the space behind the rear seats has been freed up, allowing Giannini and GRAM to reinstall the rear seats. This means that the 350 GP4 could accommodate more people inside its cabin.

Read the entire article Giannini 350 GP4 is an all-wheel drive Fiat 500 on steroids

SpeedKore Performance Group, known for its historic and modern vehicles, has just unveiled the custom-built Ford Mustang Boss 302 at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The bespoke vintage car from the 1970s was commissioned by Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr. who's famous for his role as Iron Man or Tony Stark from the Avengers film franchise. Downey Jr. spent time collaborating ideas with SpeedKore to restore the Mustang Boss 302’s original design while giving it several modern-day touches.

The muscle car has been equipped with Ford Performance Aluminator 5.0-liter V8 engine with Stage 2 Ford Roush Supercharger and is paired to a Bowler T56 transmission. It is rather sad that SpeedKore hasn’t disclosed any information regarding its performance but as expected, that should probably come out much later.

Embodying the same elements from SpeedKore’s latest projects, the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 also features lightweight carbon fiber materials which are evident on the muscle car’s front and rear spoilers, quarter extensions, fenders, deck lid, hood and bumpers. Aside from shedding tons of weight, SpeedKore has added a Detroit Speed aluminum frame, new suspension, a new set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and a new powertrain to help catch up with what's trending in the highly evolving automotive industry.

Read the entire article SpeedKore showcases Robert Downey Jr.’s bespoke Ford Mustang Boss 302

One of the nicest things about buying a brand new car is that it's already reasonably packed with all the great features--- oftentimes even with the latest styles and technologies available. So let’s just say your car is neither plain nor boring but you want it to appear a little different.

Something that adds more punch and that shouts out “hey look at me” to let it rise above the special bunch of supercars you see out on the street. If there’s a feature that has somehow caught your fancy then maybe it’s time to drive to your preferred aftermarket tuner and let them do what they do best.

The owner of this Porsche wanted to spice up the latest Panamera model by replacing the factory wheels with some new ones. Wheels Boutique, the largest HRE wheels and Vorsteiner Aeroparts dealer, has equipped this 2nd generation Porsche Panamera with the HRE Performance P200. The Panamera has been equipped with custom wheels that now flash rims at the front measuring 22 x 10 inches each and another set of rims measuring 22 x 12 inches at the rear.

Read the entire article Aftermarket HRE Performance P200 wheels give aggressive vibe to Porsche Panamera

BMW is currently developing another M2 that will either wear the GTS or the CSL index, after its latest facelift just a couple of months ago. Today, the M2 is still a crowd favourite, being a model with the perfect balance between aggressive design, performance and price. One question a lot of people would ask today is whether this could be made even better.

It definitely can be improved. And check out this photo to see how the coupe can be made to look even more handsome with just some cosmetic tweaks. Firstly, this M2 Coupe had been given a new carbon fiber exterior aerodynamic pack that was finished in a Long Beach Blue colour, which is probably the most eye catching colour of the coupe. This exterior kit is currently available at BMW Abu Dhabi Motors.

At first look, you may not notice it, but this particular M2 actually has carbon fiber front bumper lip spoiler, a massive fixed rear wing, a rear diffuser, and 3D Design side skirts - all in the same lightweight material. The new exhaust system has more prominent tips as well.

Read the entire article BMW M2 gets a 3D Design makeover with special carbon fiber accessories

With so many rims available in the market today, it’s quite the challenge to tell which one would look best on your car. How much more if you plan to match them to a Bugatti Chiron? Many owners of these 1500 hp monsters would usually prefer the manufacturer-supplied wheels over those that come from the aftermarket specialists. To some, the many choices out there can make the task overwhelming.

It’s good to know there exists a handful of Bugatti Chiron owners who are brave enough to take the less traveled road. Take for example, the owner of this Bugatti who decided to find a new set of Forgiato Tecnica rims instead of settling for the Chiron’s stock alloy wheels.

We have no way of knowing what the size of these wheels really are, but let’s just say they fit those tires that already came with the Chiron from scratch. The stock Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are made especially for the Chiron’s powerful road potentials so keeping it stable under any road condition is imperative to its performance. In case the owner preferred another set of high performance tires, then we have to assume these must be the better ones. The stock comes in the sizes of 11x20 for the front and 14x21 for the rear.

Read the entire article Bugatti Chiron with Forgiato Tecnica alloy wheels is hard to come by

Car manufacturers have been boasting a lot of interesting cars and concepts at the ongoing 2017 SEMA Show. From BMW’s M5 Performance Parts, Chevrolet’s cool new software update for the Corvette, and Kia’s good-looking trio. Yes, even Kia stepped up their game and made a noise at SEMA, by bringing along two hot Stingers and an all-black Cadenza.

Let us get into more detail about each car beginning with the wide body Stinger. As you can see in the photo, it had been hand crafted by the people at West Coast Customs. And if you know something about car history, you would notice a slight resemblance between the custom Stinger and the GT cars of the 1970s. But despite the same wide body treatment that it got, it still has Kia’s already aggressive design.

The Stinger rides on a set of 21-inch Keen forged wheels paired with high performance tires. It also sits on a lowered suspension (by 1.4 inches up front, and 1.2 inches in the rear), and is finished in layers of pearl blue metallic paint. The body has a lightweight carbon fiber aero kit and a rear diffuser to keep the sedan close to the ground. Inside is a driver-centric cockpit with bright blue leather piping that match the handmade grey leather seats.

Read the entire article Customized Kia Cadenza, Stinger will impress you at 2017 SEMA Show

Gemballa can be a bit too outrageous when it comes to tuning Porsches, and its latest package only proves that it never ceases to surprise its clients. Speaking of which, Gemballa introduces the GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo tuning kit with a high dosage 828 hp. The tuning house made this exclusively for the already powerful Turbo and Turbo S Porsche 911s and according to them, the Evo-R can accelerate in 2.3 seconds at 62 mph (100 km/h) before hitting the quarter mile in 7.5 seconds at 124 mph (200 km/h).

Overly impressed? Well, what they did to come up with such monstrosity is they added some larger valves and reinforced connecting rods to the 911’s 3.8-liter biturbo flat-six engine. The special tuning package also includes the installation of new turbochargers to provide an added boost, including an updated exhaust system and a few modifications to the intake system to handle all that extra power. To ensure that everything works accordingly, Gemballa has made some changes on the 911’s gearbox and ECUs as well.

Interested Porsche 911 owners can avail this new package for more or less $59,000 or 49,800 euros which could already afford you a brand new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat by the way. Say, if the Hellcat packs 707 hp, and the Porsche 911 costs a little over 190,000 USD, which one would you buy instead? The package does not even include interior modifications or any upgrades for the wheels and brakes but they do offer personalization to that extent. Also, Gemballa’s claimed performance figures are quite really impressive, making it even harder for anyone to decide.

Read the entire article Gemballa GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo based on 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The already potent Jaguar F-Pace S trim with 380hp (283kW) on the hood gains a few more muscles courtesy of Arden Tuning from Germany. After doing its magical ritual on the F-Pace, the supercharged 3.0- liter V6 engine now produces up to 410 hp with a more handsome body to boot.

The German tuning house has recently announced its Jaguar F-Pace Arden AJ 25 tuning kit featuring an extensive lineup of aesthetic enhancements for both the SUV’s interior and exterior.

Customers can choose from the three power upgrades that are available starting with the 20d that gives the base model an extra 35 hp or equivalent to 26kW, providing the SUV a total output of 215hp (160kW) over the standard 180hp (134kW).

Read the entire article Arden seeks to unleash the Jaguar F-Pace’s hidden powers

Marvel fans will be looking forward to another movie in February -- the Black Panther. We initially thought that he would be driving a car like the Bugatti Chiron. But it turns out that the superhero is actually going to be driving a Lexus instead. Yes, believe it or not, it is Toyota’s sister company that stepped up to work in collaboration with the upcoming Black Panther, which is set to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In fact, they even built special cars specifically for the film, and soon a few lucky people will be able to purchase one of the cars built. But of course, you have to be real quick to get your hands on one. Lexus said that only 100 examples of the special edition model will be built. Another thing you’ll need to have is a lot of extra money in the bank, because it took a total of eight months just to complete the paint job alone, so it has got to be extremely pricey.

So what exactly is this car you ask? It is a 2018 Lexus LC 500 that is part of the automaker’s Inspiration Series. And only 100 units of the very first model will be available for the United States. You’ll probably agree that the LC 500 is already a beautiful coupe, and Lexus enhances it even more with a bespoke white interior, a unique set of 21-inch wheels, carbon fiber scuff plates and a Barneys barware set. We are guessing that the latter is for the passenger to enjoy, and not the driver. But we will see in the movie if Black Panther takes advantage of it. As for the mechanical bits, they remain the same, with a 5.0 liter V8 engine that works with a 10 speed automatic transmission, producing as much as 471 horsepower - not bad for a superhero.

Read the entire article Lexus built two cars for Marvel’s Black Panther movie, will debut at SEMA

While the V12-powered Mercedes-AMG G65 is considered as the most powerful factory-built unit that anyone can get with its 621hp output, the creation by Ares Design offers even more power. Certain tuners are known for wanting to break ground and test limits. For this upscale-looking beast, there’s Modena-based coachbuilder Ares Design to thank. This tuner was actually founded in 2015 by former CEO of Lotus, Dany Bahar.

Just recently, Ares Design revealed the X-Raid. It is a dramatic looking coachbuilt G-Class that produces 760 horsepower (566 kilowatts). That is almost 140 horsepower more than the factory built G65. The Ares X-Raid was based on the Mercedes-AMG G63, and it even uses the same 5.5 liter V8 by AMG. But it was tuned to perform even better than what it can already do. As for performance, the X-Raid has a limited top speed of 155 miles per hour (249 kilometers per hour).

As mentioned earlier, the X-Raid has quite an interesting design. Though it may look like a heavy car, the body panels were made with lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum, which cuts down around 440 pounds (200 kilograms) compared to the original factory version. It now sits on a set of 22-inch forged wheels especially made by Ares Design. And for the interior, it gets a custom made X-Raid steering wheel, and now has a “completely new cockpit”. The interior is dressed in Nappa leather, and for a more comfortable and luxurious ride, passengers in the back get single VIP seats.

Read the entire article Ares Design X-Raid – based on a Mercedes-AMG G63 – delivers 760 hp

These days, car modifications are no longer mere extensions of the owner’s status or personality. In the automotive world, tuning houses have played a major role in taking your car literally one step ahead by offering emerging technologies both in exterior and interior design as well as in aerodynamics.

Take a look at what Carlex Design has just presented exclusively for Mercedes-Benz’s premium passenger vans. While everything else remains to be seen, what you’re about to see are basically a Mercedes-Benz Vito and a V-Class that not only flaunt a more luxurious cabin design but also boasts of a sporty looking exterior.

To start off, the aerodynamic kit appears to come with new roof spoilers, side skirts, new bumpers and rear diffuser with integrated exhaust pipes. Evidently the new set-up includes a new set of alloy wheels with five twin spoke design and a visibly clear white body paint with green accoutrements both on the side sills and on the bumpers.

Read the entire article Carlex Design shows off tuned Mercedes Benz V-Class and Vito vans

Ford announced earlier this year that it will be giving its 2018 Mustang GT an optional upgrading kit consisting of a larger radiator, six piston brake calipers, high performance tires, and so on. Moving on to the present, Ford unveils the new Level 2 performance package that is billed to fill the huge gap between the Ford Mustang’s most potent GT350 and the initially released performance pack level 1 upgrade.

It seems as if Ford did notice that “gap” from the very start and has been developing the Performance Level 2 for some time already. According to them, it will also come with a new front splitter, a custom rear spoiler, a much lower ride height, an updated steering, a new suspension, and a set of 19-inch Chauncy Eggleston wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

Of course, other features from the Level 1 are also present on the new package including the enhanced chassis, improved steering, Brembo brakes with huge rotors and stability control. The Performance pack level 2’s main highlight will be the new set of wheels that are 1.5-inch wider. It has also brought the car much closer to the ground by 0.5 inch compared to the previous upgrade. Having all of these in one package will mean that the Mustang GT will not only look more aggressive but will also look like a real performer.

Read the entire article 2018 Ford Mustang GT offers more power and bolder looks with new Performance Pack Level 2

Remember the Range Rover Holland & Holland that comes with a set of guns in the back just like what you see in movies? This time, Land Rover is here to surprise us again with something more functional -- a built-in kitchen. No other than famous chef Jamie Oliver owns this unit. The mobile kitchen was introduced earlier this month and has already been used for two promotional videos. It was JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division that made this possible, and it has now given the already practical car even more features. In fact, it is now the perfect family car.

Unlike any other Land Rover Discovery out there, this particular one has functions you would have never thought of - from the front grille that acts like a pasta cutter, the butter churning front wheels, to the ice cream maker in the rear wheels. Other features include a spice rack and herb garden at the rear pillars, and of course, a full-on kitchen in the back complete will utensils and ingredients to cook a steak, anytime, anywhere you want. In the video, Jamie Oliver demonstrates the functionality of his personalized Discovery.

All the kitchen equipment are not just limited on the outside, passengers can make themselves sandwiches while in the vehicle with the functional toaster in the center console, and a compartment for three types of jam. There are also USB ports where one could attach a portable vacuum if things get a little messy.

Read the entire article Jamie Oliver’s tricked-out Land Rover Discovery is a kitchen-on-wheels

Customizing cars according to client’s tastes and preferences is nothing new for Liberty Walk. After all, the Japanese tuning company has been modifying cars for years. One of its latest works has been leaked to the public, and it comes in the form of a customized BMW M4 Coupe (F82).

Liberty Walk calls its works as remodeling, instead of customization or tuning. But whatever or however the company calls its creations, Liberty Walk has been known for hand-built body kits. From a Lamborghini Murcielago to a Ferrari 458 Italia, Liberty Walk’s customization works has already attracted the attention of the world.

Thus, it is no wonder why an owner of a BMW M4 tapped Liberty Walk to customize his or her luxuriously sporty ride. At first look, this customized BMW M4 may not be as flashy or as attention-grabbing as other tuned M4 models. However, it should be pointed out that Liberty Walk’s customization works revolves on the wishes of the client. Thus, if the client just wanted to have a ride unique from other M4s without gaudy looks, Liberty Walk would follow what was specified by the client.

Read the entire article BMW M4 Coupe tuned by Liberty Walk gets striking body kit, Forgiato TEC 2.2-R wheels

We all know about the Mercedes-AMG G63 and its capabilities, and we must say that it is one powerful SUV. However, it seems like one tuning company is still not satisfied with what it could already offer, so it decided to beef it up with an even bigger powertrain. But we have to say that German aftermarket tuner Posaidon did the right thing when it decided to upgrade the G63 in terms of looks and performance.

Now called the Posaidon G63 RS 850, it continues to have the same 5.5 liter biturbo V8 engine under its hood, except it has been tweaked to carry out as much as 850 horsepower (633 kilowatts) and 995 pound-feet (1,350 Newton-metres) of torque. This allows for a 3.6 second time when doing the 0-62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint. The boosted engine now has quite an impressive top speed of 285 kmh (177 mph). For the sake of comparison, the G63’s original 5.5 liter engine only gave out 571 horsepower (425 kW) and 560 pound-feet (760 Nm) of torque from the factory.

Thanks to a remapped ECU with upgraded internals to the seven speed AMG Speedshift G-Tronic gearbox that made the performance upgrade possible. Other than that, the chassis also got a little bit of an upgrade, which now features an adaptive damping system with three varying settings. The modified Mercedes-AMG G63 now comes with a set of 10.5 x 22 inch alloy wheels that wear 285/40R22 high performance tires. It comes with gold-painted brake calipers just like that of the less powerful S63 AMG.

Read the entire article Posaidon boosts output of Mercedes-AMG G63 to 850 HP

We have seen photos of the Liberty Walk Honda NSX before, but none of us really appreciated it because these photos did not do the supercar justice. This time, new photos of the same modified model have been released and the new images perfectly highlight the new styling modifications.

This NSX is far from a standard model. It was tuned by Liberty Walk with the help of Forgiato Wheels.

As you can see in the images, the NSX now has a towering rear wing that suits the car really well. And at the same time, it transforms the car’s overall look. The Japanese tuner also equipped the NSX with a fitted air suspension kit to lower the ride, courtesy of AirRex.

Read the entire article 2017 Honda NSX by Liberty Walk looks crazy hot
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