Techart has unveiled its latest project based on the Porsche Cayman. The Cayman by Techart sports a new front bumper with splitter, a fixed rear wing, as well as the finish of the side mirrors and side vents changed. The wheels are 21-inch Techart. Techart has also fitted a sports exhaust system and new suspensions that lower the car body of 3.5 cm.
martedì 30 aprile 2013
Inside Performance has introduced some changes to the BMW X6 M. The BMW X6 M Stealth is wrapped by Folienking.de, the colors chosen are matte black, metallic gray and chrome blue, all on a satin white background. The car features an AC-Schnitzer body kit and Vorsteiner wheels. The most important changes are under the hood: the 4.4-liter V8 engine has been tuned from 560 hp to 700 hp, while torque is 850 Nm.
Audi will present at the Worthersee Tour 2013 the Audi TT Ultra Quattro Concept. The main objective of Audi in the realization of this car was the reduction of weight, obtained through the use of carbon fiber: the TT Ultra Quattro Concept weighs 1111 kg, ie 300 kg less than the TT. Outside, the car features a carbon fiber rear spoiler, roof and engine hood made of the same material, and painting in crystal white, while the interior features sports seats from the R8 GT. The car is powered by the 2 liter TFSI brought to 310 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The TT Ultra Quattro Concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.2 s and it reaches 278 km/h. For the moment, the car is only a prototype.
lunedì 29 aprile 2013
The 500 Miglia Touring was born in 1999 from the passion for classic cars and the territory. This is a sporting-historycal event that this year has welcomed 83 teams. In the photos and the video below you will see the stop in Carpi: in Martiri Square the cars collected to donate part of the proceeds to the project "Teniamo a Botta" to support local people in reconstruction work after the earthquake of May 2012. The route includes 800 km to cover in about three days, starting and arriving in the historic Loggia Square in Brescia, across four regions (Lombardia, Trentino, Veneto and Emilia) on a journey that combines tourism, culture of engines, food and wine, looking for views, tastes and emotions. All vehicles ASI registered and other vehicles registered before 1975 can partecipate to the 500 Miglia Touring. Among the cars there, you can see a 1946 Alfa Romeo 158, a 1957 Porsche 356 A Super, a 1982 Puma GTV, a 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Passo Corto, a 1975 Buick Lesabre Custom, a 1972 Alfa Romeo GT1600 Junior, a 1951 MG TD and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1600 of the Police. Photos by Max Pecoraro.
The tuner from Istanbul, F355 Automotive Technic showed his latest project based on the Porsche Cayenne Magnum by Techart. The car comes in white color and it features the Techart kit: front spoiler, side skirts, a roof spoiler and a rear bumper with integrated diffuser. Over time, TechArt has developed several performance packages for the Magnum: +40 hp and +70 Nm for the Cayenne Diesel, for the Turbo the total power is 560 hp and maximum torque is 780 Nm. At the top, there is the kit with 600 hp and 900 Nm of torque.
Dallas Performance has worked on several Lamborghini Gallardos trasforming them in LP1200. Their current project is this black twin-turbo Gallardo on HRE wheels. Dallas Performance has developed several programs for the Lamborghini Gallardo: Stage 1 brings the power to 650 hp with 93 octane or 800 hp with E85 or race fuel; adding sport exhaust system with no catalyst, a new intake system and ECU custom mapping you add another 40 hp. There are three other packages for the Gallardo: Stage 2 offers 800 hp with 93 octane and 1,050 hp with E85 or race fuel; the Stage 3 delivers 1,000 hp with 93 octane and 1,200 hp with E85 or race fuel. At the top of the range we find the Stage 3R with race engine: 1,000 hp with 93 octane and up to 1,500 hp with VP C16 race fuel.
sabato 27 aprile 2013
Manhart Racing has revealed the upcoming tuning creation: the MH6 S Biturbo with more than 700 hp. The new program aims to transform the BMW M6 Coupé: the outside features a new front spoiler and a bonnet, side skirts, a rear diffuser and a trunk lid, all the components are made of carbon fiber. The power of the TwinTurbo V8 4.4-liter will exceed 700 hp while torque will exceed 900 Nm.The exhaust system is new, as well as suspension and forged wheels. This car will be available in late summer of 2013.
Gemballa has unveiled a new tuning program for the Porsche 991 Carrera S Cabrio. The package includes a front bumper with three large air intakes, and a carbon fiber spoiler, the rear bumper is painted in a dark paint and has a strip of carbon fiber between the lights and a diffuser. The car is fitted with 21-inch Gemballa GForged wheels. The exhaust system allows to develop up to 10 hp extra. The sports suspension features the PASM active suspension system, which lower the car by 20 mm, while the braking system has been developed in collaboration with Brembo. The engine is the 6-cylinder 3.8-liter boxer with 395 hp and 440 Nm of torque at 5600 rpm. With PDK, the Carrera S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 300 km/h. The interior can be tailor-made: leather and Alcantara are offered in different colors matched with wood finishes and the multimedia system can be fitted according to the users specification.
venerdì 26 aprile 2013
Renault has unveiled the Twizy Renault Sport F1. It is a Twizy equipped with the Kers, the energy recovery system. The traditional electric motor with 17 hp coupled to the Kers reaches 97 hp for 14 seconds. The Twizy Sport F1 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds, the same time of a Megane RS, while top speed is 110 km/h. The Kers was positioned in place of the rear seat, the driver adjusts the functioning through the F1 steering wheel with appropriate commands. Activating the Recovery mode, the Kers acts as a generator: it takes power from the main motor to recharge the batteries when the Twizy is moving. In Boost phase, the Kers contributes to the acceleration releasing the stored energy. Outside, the Twizy Renault Sport F1 is fitted with slick tires, rear view mirrors from F1 cars, side fairings, front spoiler, rear spoiler, rear wing and diffuser. The car will make its appearance at the Motor Show of Barcelona.
Strut had revealed their customization program for the Range Rover HSE when the British SUV debuted. The kit includes a new front grille and new air intakes, modifications are made by hand and they are available in various finishes. This is a project of Coastline Motorsports: Strut program comes with 22-inch Icon 5 RR wheels in black, but Coastline Motorsports set it on Forgiato Wheels finished in black.
giovedì 25 aprile 2013
A 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500E Convertible 1968 will be auctioned on April 27 by RM Auctions. Carol Shelby himself has approved the construction of this car in 2005, born to be built in six examples to be the first Shelby Mustang convertible since 1970. The car features a V8 6.7-liter aluminum engine mated to a TKO 600 five-speed gearbox. The engine throws 525 hp to the 17-inch rear wheels. This examples was the only one built, the starting price of the auction is $200,000.
Tuner Mode Carbon presents us a product of the Californian tuner WPI Motorsports, based on a BMW M3 E90. The four-door sports sedan has been equipped with KW suspension, 19-inch red Volk wheels and H&R spacers. This project has been dubbed The Sled. The car is painted in white, with red wheels and red side mirrors.
mercoledì 24 aprile 2013
Here you can see some photos I have taken to a Ferrari 458 Italia and a F430 Scuderia in Maranello, the town of Ferrari. The F430 Scuderia is white with gold stripes and gold rims, while the 458 is red.
Kahn Design has unveiled the new Imperial Blue RS250 Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque comes with a blue body with matte pearl grey bonnet stripe mounted on it, complemented by the black roof. Kahn has also mounted a new front grille, front air intakes, front bumper and LED daytime running lights and new brake calipers. At the rear, the bumper has been replaced, and we find a roof spoiler. The interior is in the style of Kahn: black leather with contrasting stitching, the center console in carbon fiber, while the rugs are made of carpet and aluminum pedals. Finally, the car is set on 22-inch Kahn RS-XF wheels.
martedì 23 aprile 2013
Peugeot has released images and technical data of the 208 T16 which Sébastien Loeb will drive at Pikes Peak this year. The French car features a twin-turbo 3.2-liter V6 engine, placed in central position, which develops 875 hp and 883 Nm of torque. The tubular frame is coupled to the carbon fiber body. The car weighs only 875 kg and it adopts four-wheel drive mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. The 208 T16 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.8 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 4.8 seconds and from 0 to 240 km/h in 7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 240 km/h. The T16 adopts many of the 908 components, the prototype with which the House has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009: the carbon braking system, the cooling system and the same aerodynamic.
The Detroit Electric SP: 01 has been presented to the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. The American supercar will be the world's fastest electric car, it is powered by an electric motor disposed in central position, which delivers 201 hp and 225 Nm of torque. The body is made of carbon fiber, the battery is light to hold the total weight of 1.067 kg. The range is 306 km. The electric motor is mated to a six-speed manual transmission derived from the Lotus Elise, or an automatic transmission. The SP:01 is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 249 km/h. The production, which will begin in August, is limited to only 999 examples.
Prior Design has unveiled images of the Audi R8 PD GT850. Prior Design offers new body panels including a revised front bumper, a carbon fiber spoiler, a huge rear wing and a redesigned rear bumper. The 4.2-liter FSI V8 engine with a 420 hp can be brought to 475 hp or 565 hp with a compressor system.
lunedì 22 aprile 2013
I photographed these Mercedes CLA at the presentation in Italy. The CLA is a compact three-volume with coupe forms, based on the platform of the Mercedes A-Class. The range includes: CLA 180 1.6 turbo 122 hp, CLA 180 BlueEFFICIENCY 122 hp, 1.6 turbo CLA 200 156 hp, CLA 250 2.0 turbo 211 hp, CLA 200 CDI 1.8 diesel 136 hp and CLA 220 CDI 2.2 diesel 170 hp, in the future will be available also the CLA 45 AMG with over 350 hp. The CLA is available with front-wheel drive with manual six-speed or automatic dual-clutch seven-speed, or with 4Matic all-wheel drive, only combined with the automatic 7G Tronic.
The Icona Vulcano debuts at the Shanghai Motor Show. It is a two-seater coupe built by an Italian company. The propulsion system is hybrid, designed by Claudio Lombardi. The car will be available in two configurations: 870 and 950 hp. The first will be equipped with a twin-turbo V6 mated to two electric motors, the second features a V12 petrol engine with an electric motor integrated in the gearbox. The Vulcano H-Tourism, the most powerful version, weighs 1595 kg, it will have rear-wheel drive and will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2 seconds, from 0 to 200 in less than 10 seconds and it reach a maximum speed of 350 km/h. The V6 engine in the Vulcano H-Competition is mated to all-wheel drive, for a total weight of 1635 kg: the 0-100 km/h is stored in 2.9 seconds, while top speed is 350 km/h. The Vulcano features special forged aluminum wheels sizing 20-inch at the front and 21-inch at the rear, wrapped with Pirelli PZero tires, the carbon-ceramic braking system is made by Brembo.
domenica 21 aprile 2013
New Jersey tuner Autocouture has unveiled a BMW M3 E92. One of the highlights of the project is the re-painting with paint splatters of manifold and finishes, hence the name Big Burp. The M3 was equipped with a painted ESS Tuning VT2-650 supercharger kit and a custom exhaust system. The car is fitted with Volk TE37-SL 18-inch wheels, while the suspension features KW Club Sport coilovers and Racing Dynamic anti-roll bars. The purple paint has been integrated with a front bumper, splitter and diffuser in carbon. The interiors are inspired by motorsports with Recaro seats and red leather by Xclusv Autosport.
sabato 20 aprile 2013
Canadian company Restyle It has modified a BMW M5, giving it a new look: the M5 comes in a livery called Olympic Blue that combines blue body with black roof, rear diffuser and wheels. The headlights have a burnished frame, as well as a strip of dark color was inserted into the outside door handles. Technical changes are carried out by Hamann, which fitted the car with new suspension, four tailpipes and he customized the interior with carbon fiber trim.
In the pictures you can see a 1980 Lancia Beta Montecarlo second series, spotted in Castelfranco Emilia for the Trofeo Secchia Rapita. It has a four cylinder engine 2.0-liter with 120 hp at 6000 rpm and 170 Nm at 3400 rpm. In the video below you can listen to sound of the car during the starting up of the engine.
venerdì 19 aprile 2013
Rolls-Royce will present at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition. This is a special version created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the participation of four Silver Ghost at the 1913 Alpine Trial rally. The new Ghost replicates the livery of the original example driven by James Radley, with black front grille and wheels and two-tone blue and silver body. Inside the car, the dashboard is made of briar and we find a clock with hands indicating the stages of Alpine Trial. After the presentation at the Shanghai Motor Show, Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Collection will participate in the Austrian Rally for historic cars, which will take place in June, through Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Italy.
The tuner Famous Parts has created a brand new tuning kit for the Mercedes CL 500, called Black Matte Edition. The CL 500 comes in a matte black color and it features a new front bumper, flared wheel arches and black BRABUS Monoblock 21-inch wiels, wrapped in high performance Continental Sport Contact tires. The kit is completed by a new rear bumper that incorporates the air extractor and the exhaust system of the CL 63 AMG.
By-Design Motorsports, a tuner specialized in aftermarket products, has completed a project based on a Porsche 911 997 Turbo with a Misha Design GTM kit. The GTM kit adds front bumper, hood, side skirts, rear bumper with diffuser and a choice of 3 different rear spoilers. The white body stands out the black accents, like the black wheels with red accents and the black hood.
I filmed this red Maserati Ghibli Biturbo V6 at the meeting Motori & Sapori 2013 in Castelfranco Emilia near Modena, Italy. After the introduction of the car, the Ghibli does a launch with a burnout to make show, then it takes off with a Ferrari Mondial and a 330 GT 2+2.
giovedì 18 aprile 2013
The Volvo has published the pictures of the S60 Polestar, the sedan produced in collaboration with the motorsport team. The chassis has been heavily modified to optimize the performance: the S60 Polestar features adjustable Öhlins shock absorbers, bigger anti-roll bars, new braking system and larger tires with 19-inch wheels. Aesthetically, the Polestar is fitted with new bumpers, spoiler and rear diffuser. The Volvo S60 Polestar is powered by the 6-cylinder 3.0-liter turbocharged of the T6, which thanks to the changes to the intercooler, exhaust and ECU, now delivers 350 hp and 500 Nm. The Polestar accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. The engine is mated to the all-wheel drive with Haldex coupling and 6-speed automatic gearbox. The production has already started, but now the car is sold only in Australia.
mercoledì 17 aprile 2013
This pink Rolls Royce Ghost extended-wheelbase is an idea of the British DJ Chris Evans, aims to raise about $1.5 million for breast cancer care. The car is inspired by the FAB1 used in the British television series called Thunderbirds.
The Alpine will arrive on the market no later than 2016. The Alpine A110-50 is a small GT, high-performance 2-seater coupe and small-medium engine. The engine doesn't seem to be the 3.5-liter V6 with 400 hp of the Renault Megane Trophy, centrally located, but a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine derived from the unit of the Clio RS, combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox or an automatic dual clutch gearbox, which would develop a power of 280 hp. The weight will be under 1,000 kg.
German tuner DP Motorsports, in occasion of its 40th anniversary, has created a kit that transforms a 1990 Porsche 964 into a 1973 911 Carrera RS. The exterior modifications include an optional classic light grey finish, red stripes, new front and rear bumpers, hood, fenders and side sills, plus model-specific lights on both ends, exterior mirrors and classic 17-inch Fuchs wheels. A performance package boosts the power of the 3.6-liter boxer engine of the 964 Carrera from 250 hp to 280 hp, and it includes a sports exhaust system with stainless steel tailpipe. DP Motorsport also offers other modifications such as a wide-body kit and interior customization.
martedì 16 aprile 2013
Switzer Performance, from United States, has presented the processing package for the BMW M5. The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine capable of developing 560 hp and 640 Nm of torque, has undergone several changes: sports air filter, electronic control unit and a new sports exhaust system in stainless steel. The engine output increased to 700 cv and torque to 867 Nm. The M5 is also equipped with a new braking system with bigger discs.
lunedì 15 aprile 2013
Audi has released new images of the 2014 RS 6 Avant, about ready to launch. Outside, it can be recognized by the new front grille, the 20-inch wheels, the rear extractor, new air intakes and exhaust pipes. Under the hood, there is the 4.0-liter TFSI V8 twin-scroll biturbo direct injection, which delivers 560 hp and 700 Nm of torque. The RS6 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 305 km/h. The engine is mated to the Quattro all-wheel drive with Torque Vectoring and dual-clutch eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox. The Audi RS6 Avant comes standard with air suspension with Adaptive Air Suspension, Audi Drive Select and sport differential.
sabato 13 aprile 2013
It took place on the VW Group track in Ehra-Lessien, the open-top test of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Driven by the Chinese race driver Anthony Liu, the Veyron has gained a new record: it is the fastest roadster in the world, with a top speed of 408.84 km/h reached. I remind you that the Veyron 16.4 features a W16 engine 8-liters 4-turbo that develops 1,200 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque between 3000 and 500 rpm. The model of the record will be exposed in Shanghai, in black-orange livery, to inaugurate the WRC special series, which stands for World Record Car, which will be produced in only 8 examples at a price of 1.99 million euro each.
European Auto Source has presented a BMW E92 M3. The exterior is in Alpine white complemented by BBS wheels finished in red. The interior is equipped with Willans high performance seats alongside BMW Motorsports and BMW Performance parts accompanied by a roll cage inside. The engine features a VF-620 kit by VF Engineering, consisting of V3-SQ supercharged and a cooled manifold that helps to develop 625 hp.
venerdì 12 aprile 2013
The R’s Tuning from Irvine-California have recently finished a project based on a Porsche Panamera S equipped with the Vorsteiner V-PT body kit. The kit was originally designed for the Porsche Panamera Turbo, but it fits perfectly even in S: the kit comes with a V-PT front bumper cover which incorporates a splitter and a removable carbon fiber insert, new side skirts, a rear spoiler and a rear bumper with new ventilation slits and a carbon ciber diffuser.
giovedì 11 aprile 2013
Mercedes has released pictures and technical details regarding the new 2013 Mercedes GL 63 AMG. The GL 63 AMG features a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 capable of a power output of 557 hp and a maximum torque of 760 Nm, combined with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and automatic sequential AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC gearbox. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and it reaches a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h. The GL 63 AMG is fitted with AMG Ride Control suspension system combined with Active Curve System: you can opt for a sporty or for a softer riding to absorb the roughness of the terrain. Even the steering, the gearbox and the response of the engine can be set in three different modes.
English company Westfield will introduce in its range (up to now made up of sports car inspired by the Lotus Seven) the iRacer. It is a monoseat car that features an electric engine with 130 hp, powered by lithium-ion batteries that provide a range of about 25 minutes on the track. With a weight below 800 kg, the iRacer accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds and it reaches a top speed electronically limited to 185 km/h. The price of the iRacer is around 25,000 Euros, excluding engine and batteries.
mercoledì 10 aprile 2013
California-based BMW tuner European Auto Source, is working on the project based on a BMW E92 M3. The tuner has replaced the previous VF620 system with the ESS VT2-625 Supercharger, the M3 was slso equipped with a titanium Akrapovic Evolution exhaust, AP Racing brakes, adjustable rear wing GT-250 Performance by AP Racing and KW suspension. The car is fitted with Hankook RS-3 tires with 18-inch Volk Racing wheels. Outside, the car features pre-painted headlights and carbon fiber spoiler, while the interior is equipped with roll cage and Recaro sports seats, as well as a new instrumentation and Alcantara steering wheel.
Fernando Alonso on the Fiorano track, testing the new LaFerrari. The Spanish driver, who should go slowly for some checks, can't resist and takes the car to the limit. On board with him: GT driver Andrea Bertolini.
martedì 9 aprile 2013
Mercedes has presented the new G63 AMG and G65 AMG, the high performance versions of the German suv. The G63 AMG is equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that delivers 544 hp and 760 Nm of torque and it is mated to 7G-Tronic AMG Speedshift Plus automatic transmission; this version accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 210 km/h electronically limited. The G65 AMG features the 6.0-liter V12 biturbo with 612 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque, which enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds. The new AMG sport chassis includes special suspension and new shock absorbers. The car stands on 20-inch wheels and it is fitted with ventilated disc brakes and ESP.
Superior Auto Design, a tuner based in Florida, presented his new project based on an Audi R8 V10. The 2012 Audi R8 V10 was fitted with ADV.1 wheels and wrapped in a matte purple film. The car is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 525 hp, which enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.
lunedì 8 aprile 2013
The new project by Kahn Design is based on a Porsche Panamera V6 Diesel. The exterior consists of new air intakes and wheel arch extensions, a rear spoiler integrated, golden brake calipers and new LED lights. The suspension has been lowered, and now the Panamera is fitted with 22-inch Kahn RS wheels with original center caps. The interior of the car received the touch of Kahn: the Panamera is equipped with black quilted and perforated leather seats with grey alcantara inserts, sports steering wheel in alcantara and black finishes.
Tuner and sound specialist Al & Eds Autosound have recently completed a project based on a Lamborghini Aventador, which they fitted with the Mansory package and Forgiato wheels. The car comes in a bright orange color with black carbon fiber accents. It features also an increased splitter, larger front air intakes, a new bonnet with air vents, a rear diffuser in carbon fiber and a new rear wing. The sides grow by 40 millimeters on the front axle and 50 mm on the rear axle. If the engine kit is applied, the power increases from 700 to 754 hp.