The Wildest Modified Vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on March 15, 2017

Just when you think that nothing could surprise you anymore when it comes to wild cars, a few more cars come along to astonish you. These versions seen at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show were built by either the carmakers themselves or by specialty tuners.

At this time of the year, we all expect to see the most stunning recreations of cars gathered at the Convention Palexpo, where the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is currently being held.

Carmakers and tuners have spent quite a good deal of time and effort to make these cars quite different from their original versions.

Maserati Levante from Mansory

Mansory has been known to deliver extreme modifications on luxurious and premium vehicles, and creations from Italian luxury car maker Maserati are no exceptions.

At the Geneva Motor Show, Mansory is exhibiting a boosted wide-bodied Maserati Levante clad in orange-tinted carbon fiber. It boasts of a more aggressive styling as well as added performance, thanks to Mansory’s new exhaust system, better air filter design and newly upgraded engine management software.

This Maserati Levante features a wide body kit that includes a new hood design with distinctive air scoop at the center, upgraded front splitter with iconic LED lights, new carbon fiber grille, a new orange bodywork, specially designed mudguards, carbon mirror housings, front lip with side flaps and carbon fiber doors. The SUV’s 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 engine is now 34 hp (25 kW) more powerful at 458 hp (342 kW).

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 003S

This is basically a super carbon-fiber version of the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) 003. Finished white with carbon fiber accents, the SCG 003S is designed to be a road-going model. Under its bonnet is a bi-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that could deliver 800 hp (596 kW) in output and 627 lb.-ft. (850 Nm) in torque – all sent to the road using the race-spec7-speed sequential gearbox.

While the SCG 003S is a road-going vehicle, its aerodynamics is not to be taken for granted. In fact, when moving at 155 mph (249 km/h), the SCG 003S could create downforce of up to 1,550 lbs. (703 kg) and deliver at least 2.5 lateral Gs. It could sprint from standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than 3 seconds and achieve a maximum speed of 217 mph (349 km/h).

Scuderia notes that the SCG 003S has completed a lap in the Nurburgring in six minutes and 30 seconds, or around 22 seconds faster than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante (6 minutes and 52.01 seconds).

Chevrolet Camaro Track Concept

While General Motors is now on track to sell most of its European operations to the PSA Group, this hasn’t prevented the American carmaker to showcase a stunning and track-ready Chevrolet Camaro at the Geneva Motor Show.

Wrapped in satin green paint finish, the Camaro Track Concept features a 6.2-liter engine that could eke out 453 hp (333 Kw) of output and 617 Nm (455 lb-ft) of torque, as channeled to the road through an eight-speed automatic paddle shift transmission.

Riding on 20-inch sleek black alloy wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires, the Camaro Track Concept employs a performance exhaust – with a performance-oriented chassis system tuned for the magnetic dampers, springs and stabilizer bars.

Its aerodynamic package includes a three-piece rear spoiler, upgraded front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser. This new Chevy Camaro Track Concept only features certified Chevrolet performance parts in the United States.

Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4²

The Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4² is the tuning brand’s extreme take on the already radical Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4². Its more menacing appearance is made possible by Brabus’ aftermarket body kit that includes a more extreme bumper guard at the front, a new hood scoop and a more aggressive underride guard, as well as a new winch for emergency.

It is powered by a dynamic 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 that develops 542 hp of output and 590 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing the 550 Adventure to zoom from zero to 62 mph acceleration in under 6.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 130 mph.

These power enhancements are complemented by a new electronically controllable suspension with adjustable aluminum struts on the G-Class.

ABT Sportsline RS6+

Nobody said that the Audi R6 Avant isn’t dynamic and elegant. But people at ABT Sportsline think they can do better. That is why they came up with the ABT Sportsline RS6+ -- a modified Audi R6 Avant with a plus.

The ABT RS6+ -- limited to only 50 examples – is able to deliver 695 hp (705 PS) of output and 649 lb.-ft. (880 Nm) of torque. This is around 99 hp (100 PS) and 96 lb.-ft. (130 Nm) more powerful than the standard Audi RS6 Avant model.

Exterior changes include new wheel arch vents, new front lip and side skirts in dark carbon fiber finish as well as side mirror covers. The ABT Sportsline RS6+ also features an exhaust system in stainless steel and a set of 22-inch alloy wheels.

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