Manhart has modified the BMW M3 Convertible: the result is the MH3 V8 Biturbo R. The 4.0-liter V8 of the M3 was replaced with the 4.4-liter V8 biturbo engine that equips the X6 M and X5 M. The engine delivers 655 hp and 975 Nm of torque, thanks to changes in control unit, pistons, air filter, exhaust system, intake valves, camshaft and turbo pressure. The engine is mated to the six-speed automatic transmission of the BMW X5 M and X6 M. The braking system and adjustable suspensions are made by Manhart. Outside the MH3 shows off a carbon body kit, 20-inch alloy wheels, diffuser and air intakes.
venerdì 30 novembre 2012
The Volkswagen Passat CC by MR comes from the top of the range, the VR6 4Motion, which has a 3.6-liter V6 with 300 hp. MR Design kit increases power output of 200 bhp, bringing it to 500 hp, torque instead rose from 350 to 700 Nm, thanks to the adoption of a turbo, a new management of the control unit and a sports exhaust system. The structure has been lowered, KW suspension are mated with 18-inch OZ black rims and a new brake system.
giovedì 29 novembre 2012
Jaguar unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show 2012, the new Jaguar XFR-S, the most powerful sedan ever produced by the British brand. The XFR-S uses the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from the Jaguar XKR-S with an output of 550 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. The XFR-S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and it reaches 300 km/h of top speed. The suspension is electronically controlled thanks to the Adaptive Dynamics and the structure has been stiffened. The XFR-S is available in five different colors: Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Italian Racing Red and French Racing Blue, combined with 20-inch forged wheels, also available bicolors. Numerous components of carbon fiber lighten the vehicle and increase the aerodynamic efficiency. The XFR-S will be produced in a limited edition of 100 copies.
Porsche has unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show the new Cayman 2013. Completely redesigned, it is more wide, long and low of the outgoing model and compred with it it has increased performance. The Cayman will be available in Cayman and Cayman S versions, both six-cylinder boxer, but 2.7 and 3.4-liter: the first produces 275 hp, reaches 266 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 s (with PDK and Sport Chrono package). The Cayman S with the 3.4-liter engine delivers 325 hp, reaches 283 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds (with PDK and Sport Chrono package). The engines are mated to a manual gearbox or dual-clutch PDK.
mercoledì 28 novembre 2012
Wheelsandmore unveiled its tuning of a Giallo Modena Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Under the hood there is the 6.3-liter V12 increased from 740 to 785 hp, while torque rises from 690 to 730 Nm. F12 Berlinetta by Wheelsandmore comes standard with forged alloy wheels 21 and 22 inches, sport exhaust and lowered trim and adjustable suspension.
Dodge will present at Los Angeles Motor Show 2012 the new Dodge Charger Daytona. The Daytona will be based on the Dodge Charger R/T: it will have the same 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 370 horsepower and 395 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. The Charger Daytona will offer stiffer and lowered suspension. It will be produced in only 2500 examples and it will be available in four exclusive colors: Daytona Blue, Bright White, Biller Silver and Pitch Black. Among the special features of Daytona: 20-inch rims, a dedicated front grille, a rear wing and inside the cockpit blue stitching and numbered plates.
martedì 27 novembre 2012
The American supercar Hennessey Venom GT will be updated in 2013 and will be powered by a V8 7.0-liter twin turbo with 1500 hp. The engine is mated with the Ricardo 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed automatic gearbox with steering wheel paddles. The weight will not change much, the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT weighs 1220 kg, the power to weight ratio could even be less than 1 kg per horsepower, further reducing the acceleration of the car and its performance. The current generation of the Hennessey Venom GT accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.2 seconds reaching a top speed of 440 km/h. The Hennessey Venom GT2 2013 will have the carbon fiber body, the active rear wing will still be present to increase the aerodynamic load based on the speed. The Venom GT 2013 will mount new lights, bumper with carbon fiber splitter, a new bonnet and inedited mirrors.
The German tuner Regula Tuning has modified the Audi R8, that now is called Grandiose. The R8 Grandiose stands for the body kit that includes air intakes, redesigned headlights, new bumpers, rear diffuser and black 20" alloy wheels. Regula Tuning offers a performance kit for the control unit of the V10 5.2-liter model, able to increase the engine power from 525 hp to 560 hp. The body kit is available also for the V8.
lunedì 26 novembre 2012
The tuner Onyx, after the Porsche Panamera, has decided to make a kit for the Cayenne, calling OTS. In the exterior the SUV Porsche has new carbon bumpers, air intakes, LED lights, new fog lights, bonnet with air vents, side skirts, carbon fiber mirrors, flared fenders that lodges 22" alloy wheels, two rear spoilers and a carbon-fiber air extractor that lodges dual exhaust. Interiors are trimmed in black leather with red contrasting stitching; dashboard, center console and door panels feature carbon fiber inserts. As regards the mechanical part, Onyx has made two kit: the 3.0-liter diesel gains 100 hp, from 250 to 350 hp, and the 4.8-liter V8 biturbo gasoline increased from 500 to 620 hp, gaining 120 hp.
The tuner Kahn Design has proposed a review of the Land Rover Defender called Harris Tweed Edition. It comes all in black, combined with four alloy wheels, new air intakes and interior changes. The car maintains its traditional 4x4 configuration with in addition LED optical group, wheel arch with air vents, 20" alloy wheels, tinted windows, the front grille has been replaced by a metal insert that reveals the cooling fan. The interior is in all black color, it has seats in leather and Harris Tweed woven, that also appears in the door panels, dashboard and even on the grab handles.
domenica 25 novembre 2012
The Porsche Panamera GST Onyx Edition is made by Onyx Concept. The GST Edition features in the exterior an oversized bodykit and a lowered suspension. The changes also affect the engine: the preparation for the 3.0 V6 turbodiesel promises to add 100 hp, enough to bring the power of the Panamera diesel to 350 hp, while the 4.8 V8 Turbo was involved in processing that makes up the power from 500 to 620 hp. The exterior changes are available in two phases, the most extreme includes a new Super Sport bonnet with two air intakes, vertical slits on the front wings, carbon shells of mirrors and roof spoiler. In addition to the two bodykit, Onyx Concept features custom body colors, 5-spoke alloy wheels, a new lowered and stiffened suspension and a new cockpit.
sabato 24 novembre 2012
The Mercedes S63 AMG has been modified by SR Auto Group. The tuning, called Black Bison, provides a new bumper in the front with two large air intakes, wider wheel arches, side skirts, 22-inch rims Vellano VKU darkened, a rear spoiler, headlamps LED and Meisterschaft exhaust. The structure has been lowered thanks to the new suspension.
venerdì 23 novembre 2012
G-Power has just made the first changes on the new BMW M6, that now is called Bi-Tronik III. This kit is only the first phase, other changes are going to get more extreme. The main changes were made at the level of the electronic control unit. The 4.4-liter V8 Twin Turbo goes from 560 to 640 hp and a maximum torque of 777 Nm. The performance is not yet known, it is only known that the maximum speed was increased to 310 km/h. G-Power also offers new black alloy wheels 21", a new racing suspension, new braking system and new exhaust system.
It was revealed the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta built by German tuner Novitec Rosso. The changes concern both the engine and the body. The V12 6.3-liters gains 23 hp, it delivers a maximum power of 763 hp at 8,500 rpm, maximum torque increases from 690 Nm to 703 Nm. The F12 Berlinetta reaches 345 km/h and covers the 0-100 km/h in about 3 seconds. The increase of the power was obtained through a more effective management of the engine, whose progression is developed up to 8900 rpm. The sospension has been lowered by 40 mm and stiffened and you can manage the sound of the exhaust through the manetino on the steering wheel. At the moment the external changes concern only the rims, but soon there will come a body kit and an additional performance pack for increased performance.
Watch the video below
The German tuner Wheelsmore has modified the Aston Martin DBS wich becomes Carbon Edition. The 6.0-liter V12 engine of the DBS was modified to increase power (+40 hp) and torque (+90 Nm), now it produces 558 hp and 660 Nm, thanks to a new electronic control unit, sports filters and exhaust in stainless steel. The Carbon Edition features 21-inch alloy wheels in black with a red stripe, sports suspension that lowers the car by 25 mm and aerodynamic kit with splitter and side skirts; the interior can be upholstered in leather or Alcantara, with contrast stitching and the possibility to customize the dashboard, center console and door panels with carbon fiber, aluminum or gloss black inserts.
giovedì 22 novembre 2012
Volvo has announced that it will present the sporty S60 Polestar Concept next week at the Los Angeles Motor Show 2012. It is a one-off already purchased from a U.S. customer. Under the hood there is the 3.0-liter six-cylinder T6 equipped with turbocharger capable of delivering 515 hp at 6,500 rpm and a torque of 575 Nm at 5,500 rpm, combined with all-wheel drive and manual six-speed transmission. All this and also the weight of 1640 kg, allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of over 300 km/h. The chassis of the Volvo S60 Polestar has been widened and lowered and adopts racing suspension. The larger brakes are Brembo. The Polestar is characterized by the adoption of aerodynamic splitter on the front bumper, large air intakes, side skirts, spoiler, air extractor, flared fenders, alloy wheels 19-inch polished.
The German tuner Lumma has unveiled the first images of its tuning Range Rover 2013. The 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine has been upgraded from 510 to 540 hp. The CLR R is equipped with a body kit with front spoiler, air intakes, wheel arches, side skirts and low-profile tires mounted on 22-inch alloy wheels. The suspension has been lowered by 40 mm compared to the original version. It will be on sale from April 2013.
mercoledì 21 novembre 2012
The new version of the 911 GT3 CUP MY 2010-2012 is based on the 911 GT3 RS, but is more powerful, larger and faster than it. The weight of this racing model is reduced compared to the road version, it weighs only 1195 kg. The engine is the 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine naturally aspirated with 450 hp, mated to a sequential six-speed manual gearbox. In the video below you can see a 997 of the Krypton MotorSport on the Modena racetrack, in the fastest lap stopped the clock at 1'08 ". See other pictures below.
Nissan will auction on ebay a Nissan GT-R 2013 developed with Usain Bolt. The car will go on sale from November 22 and all proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation. The Nissan GT-R Bolt Gold will be produced in a single copy and has a gold painting. The car will have a gold plate with screen printed name and signature of Bolt. The Nissan GT-R 2013, was updated in mechanics and weight distribution. The 3.8-liter V6 has been upgraded, it produces 550 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque. The new GT-R accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds and goes round the Nurburgring in 7:18.6.
The Ford Focus WTCC Limited Edition is a limited edition version of the new Ford Focus made by the team Arena to celebrate the first year of presence in the World Touring Car Championship. Starting with the 1,6-liter Ecoboost 180 hp, the Mountune Performance has brought the power to 202 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The body is painted in Artic White with Navy Blue stipes, in the cockpit there are carbon finish. The WTCC Limited Edition uses the same alloy wheels 18" Team Dynamics from the competition model and it is equipped with a stainless steel sports exhaust. Still unknown prices and performance.
lunedì 19 novembre 2012
The McLaren MP4-12C GT CAN-AM Edition is a supercar for the track derived from the GT3 version of the MP4-12C. The engine is the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 630 hp. Thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber and the essentiality of the preparations, the total weight is 1,200 kg. An aero package inspired by Formula 1 helps to increase downforce by 30%, kit includes a front splitter, a rear diffuser and a flap made of carbon. In the cockpit there is a roll bar, racing seats with 6-point seat belts and a steering wheel derived from Formula 1. The braking system has been developed by Akebono, while the slick tires are supplied by Pirelli. The CAN-AM Edition will be produced by March 2013 only 30 examples. Price around € 760,000.
Holman & Moody has modified the Mustang to make a commemorative version of their victory at the Tour de France Rally took place 50 years ago. Externally, the Mustang Holman & Mody shows a red livery and gold inserts, 19-inch rims gold-colored, identification plate with the serial number. The more substantial changes concern the 5.0-liter V8: K&N air filter, Ford Racing kit to increase the horsepower and stainless steel exhaust. The Mustang Holman & Moody mounts adjustable suspension. The car will be produced in only 500 examples.
venerdì 16 novembre 2012
ABT has modified the new Audi A4 Avant, which becomes AS4 Avant. The changes concern the exterior, the suspension and the engines. ABT has enhanced both the diesel engines that petrol ones: the 2.0 TDI produces a maximum power of 205 hp and 420 Nm of torque, the 3.0 TDI is capable of delivering 300 hp and a maximum torque of 570 Nm, the 1.8 TFSI increased from 170 to 211 hp and the 2.0 TFSI has a maximum power of 270 hp, compared to 211 hp of the stock engine.
See the pictures below to see external changes.
The new Range Rover Evoque Desert Warrior 3 is a version designed for participate in the Dakar and rally-raid. The Desert Warrior 3 is distinguished from the normal version for the exterior details and technical specifications. The Evoque will be powered by a 3.0-liter engine TurboDiesel Bmw capable of delivering a power of 275 hp and 850 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a sequential six-speed manual gearbox. The jeep has a weight of just 1,900 kg thanks to the use of a tubular frame. The Desert Warrior 3 was equipped with a super-tank of 260 liters, which enables it to have a range of 1,200 km.
giovedì 15 novembre 2012
The 2013 GT-R Nismo GT3 is a car designed specifically for the track. Developed by Nismo, which stands for Nissan Motorsports, GT-R Nismo is prepared according to the specifications FIA GT3: aero kit in carbon fiber, new braking system, interior redesigned in racing style, plexiglass windows, new suspension and optimization of the engine. The twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 delivers 550 hp and 650 Nm of torque and is mated to a four-wheel drive and 6-speed sequential gearbox. Thanks to the use of carbon in the cockpit, the elimination of acoustic panels and replacement of the windows with plexiglass elements, the weight is contained at 1300 kg.
A KTM X-BOW RR has made a lap of the Nurburgring in 7:25.72 minutes, thus setting the 17th fastest time and revealing just a few hundredths slower than the Ferrari Enzo. The KTM X-BOW RR was driven by Christopher Haase, GT4 European champion in 2008 and winner of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, in 2009 he won the FIA GT3 and the following year he competed in the FIA GT1 category. The X-BOW RR has improved by almost 45 seconds the preceding detection of X-BOW Clubsport (8:10 minutes). The RR version is configured according to specific racing and uses an evolution of the 2.0 TFSI, modified to produce 360 hp. Video and pictures below.
The German tuner Novitec has modified the new Panda. The TwinAir twin-cylinder 0.9-liter now produces 100 hp (instead of 85 of the stock version), while the 1.3-liter MultiJet produces 91 hp (instead of 75 of the stock version). Thanks to the changes the MultiJet will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 12 seconds and reach a top speed of 178 km/h. The tuning of the Fiat Panda 2012 by Novitec provides sports spoiler, 17" rims and lower suspension.
mercoledì 14 novembre 2012
Brabus has unveiled its latest creation based on Mercedes G63 AMG. The 5.5 liter V8 biturbo engine of the Mercedes G 63 AMG, capable on the stock version of 544 hp and 720 Nm, has been increased to 620 hp and 800 Nm, thanks to the remapping of the ECU, higher boost pressure, adoption of a new intercooler, new exhaust system ceramic coated, equipped with valve for the modulation of the sound and characterized by two side outlets (each double terminal). The bodywork and the 23" rims are painted in all black, the brake calipers are painted in yellow.
The Volvo Terror is the elaboration of an old tractor Volvo, which the Sweden Rickard Nilsson replaced the stock engine with a four-cylinder petrol 2.1 belonging to the family Redblock, also targets 240 and configured here in a version that should deliver 175 CV. Watch the result in video below!
martedì 13 novembre 2012
Mercedes A 45 AMG will be officially presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The A 45 AMG mount the four-cylinder 2.0 liter engine of the A 250 with direct injection and turbocharging, credited in this variant of 350 hp and 450 Nm. The engine is mated to dual-clutch seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT gearbox and all-wheel drive. The structure is derived from the A250 Sport, with changes to the suspension settings, the steering and the electronics. From the photos you can see the differences from the A250: alloy wheels 18 "multi-spoke design, honeycomb front grille and exhaust trapezoid profile.
lunedì 12 novembre 2012
Lamborghini has released today the official images of the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. The roof has been replaced by two carbon fiber panels removable, which are stored in the front luggage and they weigh less than 6 kg each. The line of the upper zone is changed and the engine hood is equipped with cooling openings that allow a view of the engine. Also the rims Dione 20 and 21" are new. The Roadster is equipped with the 6.5-liter V12 naturally aspirated with 700 hp, which allows to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds and reach a top speed of 350 km/h.
sabato 10 novembre 2012
The British Eterniti Motors unveiled the Artemis, a sport utility based on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The Eterniti Artemis use the 4.8 twin-turbo V8 engine with 600 hp and 750 Nm, which will ensure a 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and a top speed exceeding 290 km/h. The body of the Cayenne has been completely modified, with new carbon fiber panels; trim and chassis were developed in collaboration with ex-Formula 1 driver Jonnhy Herbert. The interior offers sophisticated finishes and two individual seats in the rear, with iPad integrated and 10 cm of extra legroom, compared with the standard model. Orders should start next summer: the price fixed for the European market is about 210,000 pounds, excluding taxes.
venerdì 9 novembre 2012
Inspired by the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series is the high-performance version of the Mercedes SLS AMG. The 6.2-liter V8 has been upgraded to deliver 631 hp (60 more than the stock) and 635 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to the AMG Speedshift DCT dual-clutch seven-speed. The Black Series accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, touching a maximum speed of 315 km/h. The new SLS AMG Black Series has many carbon details which allowed to lower the weight to 1,550 kg (70 kg less than the standard SLS) and, thanks to changes to the engine, the Black Series has a weight/power ratio of 2.45 kg/hp. The Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series stands for changes to the trim and the chassis: Performance AMG Ride Control suspensions are more rigid and allow adjustment at different stages. The Balck Series comes standard with carbon-ceramic brakes, sporty tires, lightweight alloy wheels and rear locking differential.
As AMG tradition, the whole engine is hand-assembled by a single technician, only in the AMG factory in Affalterbach. See the pictures below.
giovedì 8 novembre 2012
Caractere Exclusive has proposed to Sema of Las Vegas a body kit for the 911, known as 991. The Belgian tuner has modified bumpers, rear diffuser, side skirts, air vents on the wheel and the wing which now is fixed. The mechanics has not undergone many changes: new sports exhaust system and alloy wheels 20 or 21 inches. The 6-cylinder 3.8-liter of the sportiest version has not been touched: it produces 400 hp and 440 Nm of torque, and is capable of pushing the standard model up to 304 km/h.
mercoledì 7 novembre 2012
The SuperSport name is a tribute to Vauxhall in the past. Under the hood of the OPC there is the 2.8-liter V6 turbo with 325 hp, which mated to with four-wheel drive, accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds and reaches 274 km/h of top speed. Fitted with HiPerStrut front suspension, that maintains negative camber, the SuperSport has better grip in wet and dry. Now is on sale in the UK under the name Vauxhall VXR SuperSport.
The new Audi R8 is already on sale in the restyled version. Outside, the car features new headlights with LED lights and a different front grille single frame. The R8 V8 is equipped with a 4.2-liter FSI with 430 hp and 430 Nm: the 0-100 km/h is covered in 4.3 seconds with the new S tronic transmission, while the maximum speed is 300 km/h. The R8 V10 is instead powered by a 5.2-liter FSI with 525 hp and a maximum torque of 520 Nm: thanks to a new seven-speed gearbox accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds, top speed is 313 km/h . At the top there is the R8 Plus: 550 hp, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 317 km/h. The R8 Plus is equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, sport seats, sports suspension Plus, carbon-ceramic brakes and carbon fiber details; it weighs 1560 kg, 50 less than the standard R8 V10. All versions offer standard all-wheel drive Quattro.In the pictures below the blue one is the V10 Plus and the red one is the V8.
martedì 6 novembre 2012
The Maserati Quattroporte will be presented at the Detroit Motor Show and will go on sale during 2013. The engines will be a V6 and a V8, both produced in Maranello by Ferrari. The 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers 410 hp, it will be combined with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive. In the first case, the Quattroporte accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 s, reaching a top speed of 285 km/h, in the second case it accelerates in 4.9 s and reach a top speed of 284 km/h. The 3.8-liter V8 delivers 530 hp thanks to turbocharging. The V8 version, available only with rear-wheel drive, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 307 km/h. Both engines are mated as standard with the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The frame is made of aluminum, so it should be lighter than the current Quattroporte.
See the official pictures of the Quattroporte below.
See the official pictures of the Quattroporte below.
lunedì 5 novembre 2012
The new Infiniti FX Vettel Edition is the limited edition of the crossover dedicated to Sebastian Vettel. It is the most powerful model in the history of Japanese house: under the bonnet is mounted the 5.0 liter V8 taken in this version to 420 hp and 520 Nm of torque. These numbers allow acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h electronically limited, although the car is capable of reaching 300 km/h. The Vettel Edition shows off technical and aerodynamic modifications developed with the participation of the F1 champion. The FX is equipped with a body-kit made of carbon fiber that includes a front lip, mirror caps, rear wing, air extractor and side skirts. Thanks to the new suspension, the center of gravity of the vehicle is lower than 20 mm. The BBS 21-inch alloy wheels accomodate a sports braking system. The interiors are made of leather, alcantara and carbon fiber. The FX Vettel Edition is available in only 150 copies.
The Ferrari SA Aperta is the convertible version of the 599, produced in limited edition of 80 copies, to celebrate 80 years of Pininfarina in tribute to the designer Sergio and Andrea. The engine is the same as the 599 GTO: 6.0 V12 670 hp and 620 Nm of torque. The SA in the pictures is exposed at the Galleria Ferrari for "The great Ferraris of Sergio Pininfarina" exibition.
giovedì 1 novembre 2012
I photographed this BMW 120d in Modena racetrack. The particularity of this model is that it fits the M Performance package: aero kit, alloy wheels 20", larger brakes, sports suspension, interior in Alcantara and carbon fiber, carbon fiber mirror caps, exhaust pipe, carbon gearshift and sport steering wheel with racing customizable display. The 2.0-liter diesel engine with 184 hp and 380 Nm, through changes in electronics and intercooler, increases power to 200 hp and torque to 420 Nm, without worsening fuel consumption and maintaining the warranty.