Hamann has presented the tuning kit for the BMW X6 M, nicknamed Tycoon II M. The German SUV comes in orange and black livery, sporting a brand new aerodynamic kit. The bodykit includes front bumper with new air intakes and LED lights, bonnet, side skirts and flared fenders, two rear spoiler and a new rear bumper with air extractor and stainless steel sports exhaust. The 22 or 23-inch wheels are combined to lowered suspension. The interior is fully customizable by the customer. Turning to the mechanics, the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 560 hp and 680 Nm received a new electronic control unit and a sports exhaust system, which helped to increase power to 670 hp and torque to 950 Nm. The Tycoon II M promises to reach a top speed of 300 km/h.
venerdì 31 maggio 2013
Prior Design has unveiled a widebody kit for the Range Rover Evoque, the PD650. The bodykit is made entirely of Dura-Flex FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) and it includes a new bonnet with vents, a front spoiler, side skirts, flared fenders and a rear spoiler. The Evoque is also fitted with KW lowered suspension.
I photographed this Bugatti EB110 GT at the Motor Gallery in Modena. The EB110 GT was produced from 1991 to 1995 in only 95 examples. The car is powered by a 3.5-liter V12 with four turbochargers that delivers 560 hp at 8,000 rpm and 608 Nm at 3,700 rpm. The power is discharged to the ground through the permanent four wheel drive, coupled with the six-speed gearbox. The total weight is about 1620 kg, thanks to the carbon fiber chassis: the EB110 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.46 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 342 km/h, at the time was the fastest car in the world.
I photographed this Ferrari Testarossa Spider at the Motor Gallery in Modena. This car belonged to Gianni Agnelli. The Testarossa Spider was built on request in only five examples. The engine cover has been redesigned compared to the Testarossa and the chassis has been stiffened. The engine is the 4.9-liter V12 with 390 hp.
giovedì 30 maggio 2013
This is a Dakar Yellow BMW E90 M3 modified by IND. The tuner added carbon fiber mirrors from the BMW Motorsport, diffuser and carbon fiber roof. In addition, the car is fitted with a Vorsteiner GTS-V front splitter, BBS FI wheels and Brembo brakes. Inside the car features BMW Performance seats stitched with Dakar yellow thread, in addition to the roll-cage.
In the pictures you can see the new Mazzanti Evantra V8, exposed at the Motor Gallery of Modena after the world premiere in Monaco. The Tuscan supercar is handmade in five examples per year and it is fully customizable by customers. The 7.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine delivers 701 hp at 6,600 rpm and 848 Nm at 4,500 rpm, mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox and a low weight of 1300 kg, it allows acceleration of the Evantra from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h. The Evantra is constructed mainly of carbon and aerodynamics is studied in collaboration with the Ysim, a company specialized in Formula 1 sector, while the wheels are provided by OZ and brakes by Brembo.
mercoledì 29 maggio 2013
Aston Martin has released official informations of the V12 Vantage S, the version that replaces the V12 Vantage. The V12 Vantage S is being heralded as the most powerful production Aston Martin ever built, and it was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the House of Gaydon. Thanks to the new electronic engine management and exhaust system of the One-77, the 5.9-liter V12 AM28 delivers 573 hp and 620 Nm of torque, and allows the Vantage S to reach a top speed of 330 km/h. The power is discharged to the ground by the rear wheels through the new Sportshift III sequential gearbox with paddles on the steering wheel. The V12 Vantage S offers three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track, each characterized by a specific set-up of the suspension and steering. Outside, the V12 Vantage S is features a new carbon fiber front grille equal to that of CC100 Speedster, as well as the glossy black roof and new ten-spoke black wheels. The interior is covered in Luxmill leather and Alcantara, there are two types of seats (Sport and Lightweight) and you can have on request carbon fiber trim (Carbon Fibre Interior Pack).
I had the pleasure of filming three laps on Modena racetrack during the Lake Garda Intenational Meeting 2013, on board a Chevrolet Camaro SS Transformers Edition fitted with Borla exhaust. In the video you can see a walkaround of the car, some internal and external details, the start up of the engine and an acceleration, some revs, then the onboard driving scenes, racing with Corvette C6.
Here you can find the photos of the first edition of the Motor Gallery in Modena, the exhibition of Italian cars and motorcycles. The protagonists of exposure were Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti, De Tomaso, Lancia, Alfa Romeo as well as collections of cars and motorcycles such as Mario Righini, Panini, Stanguellini, Fiat Historic Register and car museum in San Martino in Rio. The most important pieces were among the sport barchetta and rally cars from the past: in addition to Ferrari, Maserati and Osca, an Autobianchi A112 Abarth, a Lancia Fulvia HF 1600 Fanalone, a Lancia Stratos Gr.4, a Lancia Delta Safari, a Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Gr.4, a Fiat Uno Turbo and a Ferrari 308 Gr.4, all in racing livery. The Mazzanti Evantra made its debut at the Motor Gallery, it is a supercar built by hand in 5 examples per year. Among the most admired car, surely there are also the one-off Ferrari Testarossa Spider made for Gianni Agnelli, the Alfa Romeo of Rita Hayworth and the rare Bugatti EB110.
German tuner Linnhart presented a project of modifications for the Audi R8 Spyder V10. The car gets lighter components, which also change the look compared to the stock Audi R8 Spyder. The aerodynamic kit consists of hood, side flaps, intake fins, diffusor and rear spoiler and is on offered for V8 and V10 models. An engine kit allows a power increase up to 50 hp. Spider Performance 20-inch wheels complete the package.
martedì 28 maggio 2013
Mode Carbon in collaboration with XO Luxury has presented a new project based on a white Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe. The car was equipped with XO Luxury Barcelona X235 20-inch wheels, while Mode Carbon has added fiber carbon details, such as a front lip, mirrors, diffuser and rear spoiler. The 6.2-liter V8 delivers 451 hp, for a 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.
Wheelsandmore has released images of the tuning package for McLaren 12C Spyder. The performance package includes a mapping of the ECU and a new exhaust system, thanks to which the power reaches 700 hp, while torque is 650 Nm. Outside, McLaren has been equipped with Wheelsandmore 6Sporz² wheels measuring 20-inch front and 21-inch behind; the color chosen for the body is matte gray with the traditional Wheelsandmore stripe.
Roberto Cavalli has created a one-off based on Mini Paceman for the initiative launched in 2002 by the Mini Charity. The Mini Life Ball 2013 by Roberto Cavalli is characterized by a coating that changes color gradation, from black to brown, depending on the light. There are also the Cavalli signatures inside the car. The debut of the car took place in Vienna, where it was auctioned at the gala of solidarity in favor of the fight against AIDS.
Wheelsandmore have released images of the tuning package for the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. Thanks to the remapping of the ECU and new exhaust system, the power of the V12 goes from 700 to 792 hp, while torque rises from 690 to 775 Nm. Outside, the car is fitted with Wheelsandmore 6Sporz² ultra lightweight forged wheels measuring 20-inch at the front and 21-inch at the rear. In addition, Wheelsandmore provides a matte gray color for the body and the traditional Wheelsandmore stripe.
Wheelsandmore unveiled their latest work on a Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, dubbed Demonoxious. The most important updates are under the hood: the V8 engine was equipped with a compressor and it reaches a power output of 666 hp. The car is also fitted with new stainless steel exhaust and a remapped ECU, in addition to adjustable suspension. The GranTurismo MC Stradale Demonoxious accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 320 km/h. Outside, it features Wheelsandmore 6Sporz² forged 21-inch wheels.
lunedì 27 maggio 2013
Moretti was an Italian motorcycle and car manufacturer, founded in Turin in 1925 and survived until the end of the 80s. Today, Brian Males, a design student from Coventry, has decided to reinterpret the 750 Gran Sport Berlinetta under the name of Moretti EGS Concept, and here you can see renders.
McLaren has unveiled the special edition of MP4-12C and MP4-12C Spider to celebrate the 50th anniversary. The McLaren MP4-12C Anniversary Edition will be available in Carbon Black, Supernova Silver and McLaren Orange colors. The car is recognizable by its new front bumper with kevlar grille, combined with a carbon fiber splitter, as well as carbon fiber panels with the commemorative writing "McLaren 50". The braking system features carbon-ceramic discs, while the black alloy wheels, measuring 19-inch at the front and 20 inches at the rear, have been created specifically for this version. The interior is covered in handcrafted leather with carbon fiber trim. The McLaren MP4-12C Anniversary Edition will be produced in only 100 examples: 50 coupe and 50 Spider.
I photographed this Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV (Super Veloce) in Mirandola, near Modena, during an exposition of the Imperiale bodyshop. This is a limited edition of the Murcielago, produced in only 350 examples. It weights 100 kg less than the LP640, thanks to the large use of carbon fiber, Alcantara and other light materials. The engine is the 6.5-liter V12 that produces 670 hp at 8000 rpm and 660 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm. The LP670-4 SV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 342 km/h.
Hamann Motorsport got their hands on the new Range Rover, creating the Mystere. Such processing is very flashy thanks to the mirror pink painting in contrast with the tinted windows. The Range Rover was also equipped with a bodykit that includes new bumper with larger air intakes, LED lights, hood and fenders made of carbon fiber, widened wheel arches and side skirts. At the rear, there is a new spoiler and a bumper that integrates new stainless steel exhaust. The kit is completed by Edition Race or Unique Forged 23-inch wheels, together with the adjustable suspension. The cockpit can be customized according to the tastes of the customers, who can choose between leather and alcantara, or aluminum, carbon fiber or stainless steel trim. Under the hood, we find the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that produces 510 hp and 625 Nm of torque.
Renault has officially unveiled the Twin'Run, the concept created as a tribute to Renault 5 Turbo. The three-door body is made of polyester-glass and carbon fiber to contain weight in 950 kg. The engine is the 3.5-liter V6 supplied by Nissan and already used on the Megane Trophy, which delivers 350 hp and 380 Nm of torque. The Twin'Run accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. The engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox with limited slip differential.
sabato 25 maggio 2013
In the photos you can see the Ferrari exhibition in Mirandola, a small town near Modena, Italy. Among the Ferrari exposed, you can admire new and classic models, and also the rally version of the Lancia Delta HF Integrale. The Ferrari are: 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, Pinin, 330 GT 2+2, 330 GTS and also the new FF.
venerdì 24 maggio 2013
Carlex Design has finished updating and development of a Porsche Carrera GT. Carlex donated to the black leather interior yellow stitching, combining them with Alcantara and he has equipped the Caarera GT with custom Alcantara floor mats. Under the hood, the Porsche Carrera GT is powered by a 5.7-liter V10 engine that delivers 612 hp, mated to rear-wheel drive and manual transmission.
I photographed this Nero Nemesis and Arancio Argos Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera Edizione Tecnica in Mirandola, during the exposure of the Imperiale bodyshop. The car uses the same 5.2-liter V10 of the Superleggera with 570 hp, the car features carbon-ceramic brakes, rear wing and interior reflect the colors of the body.
giovedì 23 maggio 2013
I photographed this Alfa Romeo 8C Spider in Mirandola, during an exposure of the Imperiale bodyshop. Matte gray color is just gorgeous! Not to mention the car, which is a real piece of art! The 8C Spider was produced in a limited series of 500 units from 2009; as Alfa Romeo tradition, the roof is made of fabric. The 8C Spider is equipped with the Maserati V8 engine 4.7-liter 450 hp of the 8C Competizione, combined with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic gearbox, which allows an acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and a top speed over 290 km/h.
I photographed this Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo in Mirandola, during an exposition of the Imperiale bodyshop. This car belongs to the team Imperiale Racing, and it partecipates to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. The Gallardo Super Trofeo is based on the LP570-4 Superleggera street version, but adds a look more appropriate for racing. The engine is the same V10 5.2-liter with 570 hp.
ADV.1 Wheels has fitted with ADV10 wheels an orange Lamborghini Gallardo of the first generation. The 20-inch black rims have orange finish that matches the color of the car.
mercoledì 22 maggio 2013
Nissan has just unveiled its latest variant of the Nissan GT-R, the Gentleman Edition. The car is based on the Nissan GT-R Black Edition and it is only available in Squale gray. Under the hood, the engine is the 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo with 550 hp. Inside, the car features Recaro seats, dashboard and door panels upholstered in leather in black and red colors, in addition to the plate of the limited edition. This version is only for French market and it will be produced in only 10 examples.
Tuner and audio specialist Ultimate Auto has unveiled the latest work on a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The Camaro was fitted with a Borla exhaust, a K&N carbon fiber intake system and the NOS. The audio customisation includes a JL sound system. The Camaro ZL1 features a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 in aluminum, which delivers 580 hp and 556 Nm of torque.
Renault and Red Bull have presented the Megane RS Red Bull Racing RB8 to celebrate the victories in Formula 1. Outside, the Megane is known for Crepuscule Blue livery, some stickers on the sides and some Platinum Gray details on front bumper, mirror caps and rear wing. The balck alloy wheels measure 19 inches. The interior features Recaro seats in leather and fabric characterized by Red Bull logos on the headrests, on the sill and floor mats, as well as the plate with the limited edition number. The engine is the same as the Megane RS 265 Trophy, which is the 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo 256 hp. In addition, the Megane RS Red Bull Racing RB8 features limited slip differential, upgrated Brembo brakes and increased anti-roll bar. The car will be sold in 30 examples in 26 countries, starting from mid June.
Canadian tuner Davenport Motorsports has modified this rare yellow Ford GT, fitting it with HRE C 103 wheels finished in black to match the livery of the body. The Ford GT features a 5.4-liter V8 engine with 550 hp. The engine is mated to the Ricardo six-speed manual transmission, which allows the Ford GT to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 330 km/h.
BMW has finally taken the wraps off the facelifted 2014 BMW M5. The external changes are light, you can see the new front grille, the redesigned LED taillights and new alloy wheels. Also new colors will be available, such as Frozen Blue Metallic, Pyrite Brown Metallic and additional matte frozen finishes. Inside, the M leather steering wheel has a new design and you will be able to choose new linings for the cockpit from the BMW Individual program. Under the hood of the new M5 there is the 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 with 560 hp, mated to a 7-speed double-clutch gearbox and M active differential. The Competition Package adds 15 hp and carbon-ceramic brakes.
martedì 21 maggio 2013
Toyota Racing Development has prepared a sports package for the new Lexus IS F Sport. The Lexus IS F Sport by TRD has side skirts, new front and rear bumper with integrated diffuser, chrome exhaust and a spoiler. 19-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels complete the kit. The technical changes include new settings for the suspension, now with sports lowered shock absorbers, while the engine remains the standard.
Tuner from Miami K3 Projekt has completed the preparation of a matte gray Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG. The color matches the K3 Projekt Wheels F2 wheels measuring 20 inches. The sedan is fitted with the Renntech kit, which includes a mapping of the ECU, new brakes and limited slip differential. The power of the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine rises to 669 hp.
To celebrate 100 years, Aston Martin launches the CC100 Speedster Concept, a two-seater prototype that looks back to the sport car of the 50s. In fact, the CC100 Speedster takes its cue from the 1956 DBR1, with which the Aston Martin won the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1959: the long bonnet, the arrangement of the two seats, the two aerodynamic devices behind the head restraints and the showy trims front fenders. Everything was taken up in a modern way, using lightweight materials and innovations such as carbon-fiber body. Under the hood, the CC100 Speedster Concept features the classic AM11 V12 6-liter naturally aspirated engine, which develops 558 hp. The engine is mated to a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission, controlled via steering column-mounted paddle shifts. The performances by Aston Martin speak of an acceleration 0-100 km/h in less than 5 seconds and a top speed of 290 km/h.
lunedì 20 maggio 2013
Gemballa has revealed new photos of the McLaren MP4-12C GT Spider, which was presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The intervention of Gemballa includes a new front bumper, side skirts and a new rear diffuser. You can also fit the car with GForced-one lightweight alloy wheels measuring 20-inch at the front and 21 inches at the rear. The kit is completed by a series of new interior finishes: new leather upholstery and new colors for the seats, door panels, dashboard, center console and instrumentation. The Gemballa 12C GT Spider weighs only 1434 kg, and it is powered by the 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 with 608 hp and 600 Nm of torque.
Here you can find some pictures I took to a red Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in Maranello during my visit to the Ferrari museum. The F12berlinetta is a front-engine GT with rear-wheel drive. The 6.3-liter V12 engine produces 740 hp at 8250 rpm and 690 Nm at 6000 rpm. The F12 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.5 seconds, top speed is over 340 km/h.
venerdì 17 maggio 2013
I filmed about 100 Corvette and Camaro at the Modena racetrack during the Garda Lake International Meeting 2013. You can see the Corvette C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6, the Z06 and the ZR1, the Convertible, some Chevrolet Camaro Trasformers Edition, Mustang, Dodge Charger SRT8, some modified Camaro with supercharger kit (600 hp). All the cars make some show: launch, burnout, wheel spin, revs, full throttle acceleration and more! 10 minutes of crazy driving and insane sound! I think there are no stock exhaust here, you can hear Borla, Akrapovic and straight pipes! Watch the video below.
The Polish entrepreneur Rafal Czubaj with the designer Pavlo Burkatskyy have designed to build a one-off car: the Syrena Sport. Czubaj and Burkatskyy took inspiration from the FSO Syrena Sport, a concept of the end of the fifties that never saw the light, made of steel frame and fiber body and powered by a small two-cylinder air-cooled boxer engine. The new Syrena Sport is based on the Nissan 370Z, with a 3.7-liter V6 engine with about 330 hp. The performance seem to be in the order of 4.5 seconds for the 0-100 km/h, while the maximum speed amount to 290 km/h.
giovedì 16 maggio 2013
German tuner Heico Sportiv has presented a Volvo V40 to celebrate 50 years of Pirelli in Germany. The car is called Volvo V40 Pirelli Special Edition. The V40 by Heico Sportiv comes in black color with red stripes on the lower part of the body, it also shows off a spoiler on the rear window and new tailpipes. The car is equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli PZero tires in the measures 235/35. The interior plays with contrasts between black and red and it features new trim and materials. Heico Sportiv has lowered the sospension by 30 mm, also he got his hands on the 1.6-liter turbo petrol engine of the V40 that now produces 197 hp and 330 Nm, it ensures a 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h.
Wheels Boutique has presented his latest work based on a black Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, with the help of MEC Design and ADV.1 Wheels. This customization adds a body kit by MEC Design and a new set of ADV15TSSL blacks rims measuring 21 inches at the rear and 20 inch at the front. The engine is still original, but it was fitted with an Akrapovic exhaust, which helps the 6.2-liter V8 to deliver +12 hp and +13 Nm.
mercoledì 15 maggio 2013
From Germany, the tuning shop OK-Chiptuning revealed a project based on a tricolor Porsche 996 Turbo: the Manta. The car boasts 650 hp and 750 Nm of torque, achieved thanks to a new air intake, new turbocharger, injectors and fuel pump. The changes also include Sachs-Performance clutch and an exhaust system with straight pipes. The car is fitted with TechArt 19-inch wheels and KW suspension. The interior is equipped with Recaro Pole Position seats. The colors were applied by Cam Shaft Premium Wrapping,while the rear wing is by TechArt.
I spotted this Ferrari FF during my visit at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. It has an unusual pearl white color and stunning 20-inch sport wheels diamond finished. Look at the pictures below.
Strasse Forged has presented his latest work: a Nissan GT-R in arctic camouflage livery. Moreover, he added fluo orange Strasse Forged R10 wheels measuring 20-inch. If it were not for the so visible rims, this car would be used in the army!
Porsche will present at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show the 911 GT2 Turbo. The GT2 comes from the 911 Turbo S, from which it inherits the 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine with 560 hp, mated to the dual-clutch gearbox and rear-wheel drive. The performance would be in the order of 3 seconds for the 0-100 km/h and a top speed of 320 km/h. In addition to the 911 GT2 Turbo, the GT2 Turbo S will be launched in 2015, with an expected power of around 630 hp.
After the tuning by Brabus, it's the moment for Piecha Design to get their hands on the new Mercedes CLA. The CLA GT-R, this is the name given, does not upset the lines of the sedan, the interventions to the car body are limited to a bodykit that includes a new front bumper, side skirts, rear spoiler and a rear bumper with diffuser and two pairs of exhaust pipes. The Piecha Design kit is completed by alloy wheels with 10-spoke design. Under the hood, the engine remains the standard of the CLA 250: 4-cylinder 2-liter 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The acceleration 0-100 km/h is in 6.7 seconds and top speed is 240 km/h.
martedì 14 maggio 2013
Dallas Performance has worked on several Lamborghini Gallardos trasforming them in LP1200. Their current project is this Verde Ithaca twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo TT with the very unique Nero interior. This Gallardo is fitted with the Stage 2 tune, it comes complete with forged engine upgrades which altogether deliver 1050 whp on race gas. It also features their Stage 2 transmission upgrades with billet case upgrades and billet helical drop gears. 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. 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.
Wheels Manufacturer Strasse Forged have unveiled a photoshoot of a matte grey Cadillac CTS-V. The American sports sedan has been fitted withblack 20-inch Strasse Forged S10 wheels, which matches the rest of the car. The Cadillac is powered by a 6.2-liter LSA V8, heavily based on the LS9 used in the Corvette C6 ZR1. The engine delivers 556 hp and can be mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The acceleration 0-100 km/h is covered in 3.9 seconds, while top speed is 319 km/h.
A. Kahn Design has released images of the Ferrari 458 Spider treated with his special aftermarket touch. Kahn has fitted the 458 Spider with lowered suspension, some matte black details in the back of the car, as well as the black-painted calipers and Monza forged wheels. Kahn Design also tweak the interior upon the customer’s request.