In the pictures you can see the The Homer, a car made by the team Porcu Bimmer Motors to participate in the 24 Hours of LeMons, a parody of the 24 Hours of LeMans. The boys of Porcu Bimmer Motors have made a car that Homer Simpson pictured during the 15th episode of the 2nd season. Based on the BMW E30, it comes with nice solutions, such as the built-in drink holders on the door, the ladder to get on board, the bubble for the kids, a giant rear wing, the trumpets and the exhaust system.
domenica 30 giugno 2013
I filmed this Ford Sierra RS Cosworth at the Modena racetrack. In the video you can see the action on the track: fly bys, downshifts, overtake and fast driving! He does also some powerslides and you can see the car spitting flames during backfire. There is no race with other cars in the track!
sabato 29 giugno 2013
The team D2Forged has fitted a yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with a set of their 20-inch CV11 concave wheels.
The Porsche 959 was produced in 337 examples from 1986 to 1989. The car you see in the images was originally a 959 coupe; following an accident, the German owner decided to turn it into a convertible unique in the world. Under the hood, the car has a six-cylinder boxer twin-turbo 2.8-liter engine that produces 450 hp. The engine has covered only 8,100 km since it was registered in November 1987. Now this car is for sale on AutoScout24, the price is secret.
Brabus has unveiled its latest car, built specifically for the Chinese market, based on the Mercedes-Benz S600: The Brabus S 60 Dragon Edition. The Brabus S 60 Dragon Edition features a Brabus bodykit as well as a gold emblem of a dragon on the front grille behind the front wheels and on the side skirts. Inside, the Brabus 60 S Edition Dragon was covered with brown leather with contrasting gold accents. The theme of the dragon continues inside, where the symbol of the dragon is on the headrests. The 6.3-liter V12 engine of the Brabus 60 S is the upgraded V12 Mercedes, which now develops 730 hp and 1100 Nm of torque electronically limited. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of over 300 km/h.
Senner Tuning has completed the project based on the new Audi S5 Cabriolet. The car comes in a Glacier White metallic, it features RS5 parts, Work VS-XX 20-inch wheels and Bilstein adjustable suspension. The 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine delivers 333 hp and 440 Nm of torque, and it is coupled to the S-tronic dual-clutch trasmission. Senner has improved it, now the engine produces 435 hp and 501 Nm of torque.
venerdì 28 giugno 2013
German tuner Prior Design has revealed the PD600 II Widebody kit for the Porsche Cayenne. The package includes front bumper and rear bumper, side skirts and flared fenders. The kit is available for the Cayenne produced since 2010.
Mugen, Honda's longtime collaborator, has prepared a tuning package for the Civic sedan. The aesthetic package includes a redesigned front grille, a front spoiler in carbon fiber, side skirts, a rear diffuser and a rear wing. The wheels are available in different colors. In addition, Mugen has fitted the Civic with a sports exhaust system and a set of lowered suspension.
ABT has released its upgrades packages for the Audi TT-RS and RS Plus. ABT fit an optimized engine management system, developed air-to-air intercooler and a turbocharger. The changes are sufficient to bring the power from 340 hp to 470 hp and torque from 450 Nm to 630 Nm The TT-RS is now able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and reach 285 km/h. The car is equipped with ABT lowered suspension, a stainless steel exhaust system and upgraded ABT brakes. Wheels are available in 19 and 20 inches.
I filmed these BMW M3 at the Modena racetrack. You can see a white BMW M3 E36 start up and fly by on the track, then a green E36 and a white E36 doing some drifting! You can also see a M3 E30 in DTM livery doing some drift and fly by. Listen to the amazing sound! Watch the video and the pictures below.
giovedì 27 giugno 2013
The team of Wheels Boutique has fitted a set of ADV.1 Wheels to a new red SRT Viper. WB ADV6 wheels have been created specifically for this Viper, and measure 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear.
German tuner Sportec has revealed his latest project based on the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. As standard, the six-cilynder in-line twin-turbo engine boasts 340 hp at 5900 rpm and 450 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm, with overboost function and maximum torque of 500 Nm. Sportec Level 1 package involves the engine electronics and turbo, the result is 385 hp and 600 Nm of torque. Level 2 includes the installation of a new radiator, titanium exhaust and sport air filter, the engine delivers 420 hp and 650 Nm. The manual six-speed transmission was replaced with the dual-clutch trasmission of the M3. To decrease the weight of the car, the engineers have mounted a carbon roof, carbon rear cover and carbon seats, as well as ultra-light forged 19-inch Sportec SP10 wheels and adjustable Road & Track Öhlins suspension. The 1 Series M by Sportec accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 15.5 seconds.
TAG Motorsport has prepared a tuning kit for the Ford F-150 Raptor. Outside, the Ford F-150 comes in a red color, but it's under the hood that hides the most interesting parts. The 6.2-liter V8 engine delivers 411 hp in the standard version, here it produces 600 hp thanks to a Stage 2 Roush supercharger system installed by TAG Motorsport.
ADV.1 Wheels has finished fitting a set of rims to a Ferrari 458 Italia. The five-spoke wheels are matte black with a bronze outer rim. This Ferrari 458 Italia also has a carbon fiber side skirts and a carbon front splitter.
mercoledì 26 giugno 2013
The Nissan has unveiled the first images of the Micra Nismo. From the name on the plate (March) and the right guidance, it can be deduced that the car will be exclusively for the Japanese market. The sport version of Micra will be available in two engine: 1.2-liter three-cylinder for the Nismo and four-cylinder 1.5-liter 116 hp and 156 Nm for the Nismo S. The latter comes with new bumpers, side skirts, 16-inch wheels and red mirrors, contrasting with the black, white or silver body. Inside, there are sport seats, sport steering wheel and aluminum pedals. In addition, the Nismo S will be fitted with an upgraded braking system and stiffened suspension.
From Clemar Bucci's dream to create a supercar, a former Argentine driver died more than two years ago, the Bucci Special will born. The former pilot worked on the car before his death, and now the car will see the light thanks to his nephew Paul, head of the Scuderia Bucci. The Special is made by a tubular chassis, carbon panels and it features an AMG 7.3-liter 600 hp engine. The transmission is a six-speed derived from Pagani. All other components are manufactured in Argentina.
In the video below you can see a Landini Superlandini and a L55 start up and take off. I filmed all the proceedings of starting up and the details of the two tractors. It's not easy to start up an engine like this, only the enthusiasts can do it.
For golf and cars enthusiasts, the Shelby GT500 Golf Cart is born, a replica of the original Mustang in a smaller scale. The 3.1-hp engine offers a maximum speed of around 32km/h, nothing to do with the original Mustang! However, the livery is Ford original. The car is fitted with 12-inch wheels and among the options you may also have sports seats. The conversion kit is made by Caddyshack Golf Cars.
martedì 25 giugno 2013
The team Wheels Boutique has recently completed fitting ADV.1 Wheels ADV05 on a grey Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante. The matte black rims measures 20 inches.
Saturday 22nd June 2013 the second edition of the Red Night of Maranello took place, and here you can see some photos I took. The Red Night is a sleepless night to celebrate the Ferrari in his hometown. This year, thousands of people flooded the streets of the center, where there were concerts, shows, animations, activities related to engines and exhibition of Ferraris. In addition to engines, you could taste typical products and doing charity work.
Mode Carbon has unveiled a BMW E92 M3 tuned by Rimier Motorsports, under the name of Black Diamond. The carbon fiber details, as the diffuser or the spoiler, are made by Mode Carbon, the car also has KW sleeves, while airflow and exhaust were taken care by Innotech and iPE Valvetronic. The car is fitted with HRE wheels, which have been finished in a matte black nature to complement the body.
After the presentation of the Cevennes Water Snake at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the French PGO Automobiles has unveiled the Cevennes Speedster. The two-seater, inspired by the design of the Porsche 356, is characterized by carbon fiber bodykit, 17-inch alloy wheels and a cabin with details in carbon and aluminum, leather sports seats and a dashboard with a center console in body car color. The BMW 1.6-liter turbo engine with 184 hp and 260 Nm, centrally mounted and mated to the manual gearbox, allows acceleration 0-100 km/h in about 6 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h.
lunedì 24 giugno 2013
Lumma has unveiled the first images of the 2013 Range Rover CLR-R. The CLR-R kit comes with a new front bumper, redesigned front grille and air intakes on the hood. On the sides, Lumma has fitted side skirts and flared fenders, while at the rear there is a carbon fiber diffuser, a new bumper and a roof spoiler. The package includes also CLR 22 Mono 22-inch wheels and 40-mm lowered suspension. The V8 5.0-liter Supercharged engine delivers 540 hp instead of the standard 510.
The Montecarlo Automobile, car manufacturer of the Principality of Monaco, has presented the Rascasse to celebrate 30 years of industry. The naturally aspirated V12 engine, derived from the 5.4-liter BMW which was also adopted on the 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph, develops 500 hp. It is a bi-fuel engine powered by petrol and LPG enriched with hydrogen. The Rascasse will then be presented in a performance variant, equipped with hybrid supercharged engine. The interior of the supercar are fully customizable by customers. The Rascasse will be produced in only 15 examples.
SRT has unveiled the Viper GT3-R, created for customers who want to compete in GT3 races. The car is developed by SRT Motorsports in collaboration with Riley Technologies. The V10 8.4-liter engine delivers 680 hp and 868 Nm of torque, controlled by a six-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox. The weight was reduced to 1,295 kg and the carbon fiber body is fitted with an aerodynamic kit. The car complies with FIA GT3.
German tuner Arden has completed an aesthetic package for the Range Rover Sport. The body kit includes a new front bumper, fog lights and LED daytime running lights. On the sides there are side skirts and flared fenders that house Dakar II 22-inch alloy wheels. Finally, at the rear Arden has added a new rear bumper and a stainless steel exhaust system.
domenica 23 giugno 2013
The ATS, Automobili Turismo Sport, is a small Italian car manifacturer and it has recently presented the ATS Sport 1000, a road-legal racing car. The chassis made of stainless steel and aluminium combined with fiberglass body with kevlar inserts provide a total weight of less than 500 kg. The ATS Sport 1000 features the engine of the Kawasaki Ninja 1000, which produces 200 hp, coupled to rear-wheel drive with limited slip differential. The car is fully handmade and it can be customized according to customer requirements.
sabato 22 giugno 2013
PUR Wheels has completed fitting a set of their 8IGHT Monoblock wheels to a Verde Ithaca Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. The five-spoke wheels are finished in matte black.
Wald International has unveiled its tuning program for the Audi A7 Sportback. From the pictures, you will notice a new front bumper and a mette front grille, new side skirts and a new set of wheels. At the rear, Wald Iternational has fitted a spoiler on the tailgate and a new bumper with diffuser.
Mode Carbon has unveiled the latest project based on a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe, dubbed Carbon Fantasy. The car comes in Great Night color, the tuner has added fiber carbon details like the rear diffuser and the boot lid spoiler. The stock wheels have been replaced by black HRE Performance Wheels, that allow to see the red brake calipers. Mode Carbon has also fitted H&R suspension.
venerdì 21 giugno 2013
Vorsteiner has unveiled the new tuning program dedicated to all BMW M6 models, meaning the Coupé, Convertible and GranCoupe. The package adds a new carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts and a set of 21-inch forged monoblock VSE-003 alloy wheels finished in matte black. At the rear, the Vorsteiner package includes a new bumper with carbon fiber rear diffuser. The mechanicals are the same as the stardard, the engine remains the 4.4-liter V8 with 560 hp.
PUR Wheels has fitted this Ferrari 458 Italia with a set of PUR 1NE Monoblock wheels measuring 21-inch at the front and 22-inch at the rear. A lowering system by Novitec Rosso completes the kit.
giovedì 20 giugno 2013
In the pictures you will find a Ford GT 1000, built by GeigerCars, a German tuner. Updates have been made by NG Motorsports. The 5.4-liter V8 engine, with a new supercharger and control unit, resulted to the Ford GT punching out 701 hp and a maximum torque of 837 Nm. The Ford GT accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 340 km/h.
Switzer Performance has unveiled the new tuning package for the Nissan GT-R, nicknamed Switzer ClubSport GTR USE. The car features the engine of the Ultimate Street Package Nissan GT-R wich delivers nearly 1000 hp, larger brakes and new suspension. Outside, it is fitted with racing components such as the carbon fiber front splitter, a rear wing made of carbon fiber and a new carbon fiber hood.
Redline Motorsports, from Florida, has announced a tuning program for the new C7 Corvette. The project is called Adrenaline Rush and it includes a twin-turbo kit, Magnetic Ride suspension, carbon fiber aero package and forged wheels. The result will be a power of 650 hp, in a later time there will be a 1000 hp package too.
Inden Design has created a tuning kit for the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster, calling it Borrasca. The aesthetic package is inspired by the components of the Black Series version, it includes a carbon front splitter, new fenders, side skirts, slits for air and a carbon fiber rear diffuser. Sport exhaust, lowered suspension and new 21-inch black alloy wheel complete the kit. The 571 hp 6.2-liter V8 engine delivers 635 hp with a new ECU and sports exhaust.
mercoledì 19 giugno 2013
Ok-Chiptuning revealed a tuning package based on the Audi R8 V10 R-Tronic, called Phantom Black Panther. The body kit includes new front grille, carbon front splitter, carbon rear diffuser and new taillights. The structure has been lowered by KW suspensions. The engine delivers 100 hp more with a new ECU, so the 5.2-liter V10 produces 620 hp, and the R8 accelerates from 0 to 200 km/h in 6.9 seconds.
The Aston Martin has presented the Vanquish Volante, the most powerful convertible ever produced by the British brand. The 6.0-liter V12 engine develops 573 hp and 620 Nm of torque, coupled to rear-wheel drive and Touchtronic II automatic transmission, the Vanquish accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and it can reach a maximum speed of 295 km/h. The roof is made of canvas and should take 14 seconds to open and close. The House has scheduled its distribution by the end of the year.
Aston Martin has developed in collaboration with Bosch a DB9 plug-in hybrid. Under the hood, in addition to the 510 hp V12 engine, we find two more 180 kW electric motors which transmit the power to the front axle. This is the first all-wheel drive Aston Martin, and the total power reaches 740 hp. The two motors are powered by a lithium-ion battery. The weight is increased of 300 kg, for a total weight of 2100 kg, but according to the House performance increase of 20%.
In the video below, you can see a Jaguar Palmer JP1 in action at the Modena racetrack. The Palmer Jaguar JP1 is a sports-prototype produced by PalmerSport in collaboration with Jaguar in 2003. The car features a 3-liter V6 Cosworth engine with 300 hp. Thanks to the weight of 650 kg, obtained with the use of aluminum and fiber glass, the JP1 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 6.8 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 180 mph. Engine is mated to rear wheel drive and sequential gearbox. The car is homologated for road use, it was built in 2003 in only 5 examples.
martedì 18 giugno 2013
European Auto Source has revealed a BMW M6 dressed with Vorsteiner parts. Among the additional Vorsteiner components made of carbon fiber, there are a front spoiler, a rear spoiler and a rear diffuser. The M6 was fitted with Vorsteiner VSE-003 21-inch wheels.
Novitec Tridente, Maserati tuning specialists from Germany, have revealed their latest creation based on the Maserati GranTurismo MC. Thanks to a supercharger, the 4.7-liter V8 delivers 646 hp at 7500 rpm and 624 Nm at 5600 rpm and it pushes the GranCabrio over 305 km/h, acceleration 0-100km/h is in 3.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 11.4 seconds. The supercharger is driven mechanically by the engine and cooled by an water-cooled intercooler, it has a maximum pressure limited to 0.43 bar. Novitec Tridente has also improved the intake manifold, fitted new injectors, calibrated electronic mapping of the engine and mounted new sports exhaust. The car uses a new adjustable suspension system and Novitec Tridente NM4 wheels measuring 21-inch in front and 22 on the rear axle.
Ultimate Auto has completed his latest project of a matte black Ferrari F430. The F430 has been fitted with Savini SV29-C wheels wich features black faces with red stripes and yellow Ferrari center-cap. The red and black match perfectly with red brake calipers and red leather interior. The Ferrari F430 Spider features a 4.3-liter V8 engine with 490 hp, the same of the coupe.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Audi Sport Quattro, the House of Ingolstadt will present at the Frankfurt Motor Show the heir to the German sport car of the 80s: the Audi Quattro Coupe. The car will be made of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber reinforced with special plastic (CFRP), aluminum and magnesium, that will contain the total mass within 1.300 kg. Under the bonnet of the Quattro Coupe, we will find a 4.0-liter V8 twin turbo with 650 hp and 480 Nm of torque. Traction is Quattro four-wheel drive, managed by a sporty rear differential. The Audi Quattro is expected to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds while the top speed should exceed 300 km/h.
German tuner Pogea Racing has released the first images of the tuning package for the Alfa Romeo 4C. Outside, the car features new carbon fiber parts which improves downforce, the structure has been lowered with KW components and completed with Xcut 19 or 20-inch wheels. The interior has been modified with new leather, aluminum and carbon finishes. The four-cylinder 1750 Tbi engine undergoes an increase of power from 240 to 415 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The power kit includes a new turbochargers, control unit, fuel injection system and exhaust system.
lunedì 17 giugno 2013
I filmed this Ferrari F40 during the Night of Engines at the Modena racetrack. This car is fitted with Tubi Style Exhaust straight pipes. Listen to the amazing sound, the start up, backfire fly by and acceleration.
Loder1899 has completed a tuning package for the Jaguar XF. The body kit includes a new front grille, new air intakes on the hood and a new rear diffuser with four tailpipes. Under the hood, the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with 275 hp and 600 Nm of torque has been increased by Loder1899 to 310 hp and 680 Nm of torque.
SR Auto Group has completed the tuning of a Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG with Lorinser components and PUR wheels. The CLS features a Lorinser aerodynamics package that includes a new front bumper, fenders, side skirts, rear bumper and spoiler. Even the exhaust system is provided by Lorinser. In addition, the CLS has been fitted with PUR 20-inch forged wheels and lowered suspension.
LZParts has realized a tuning package based on Dacia Duster, called Admirable. The body kit includes additional front headlights, new rear lights and plastic covers, while engine hood and tailgate are painted in black. The car is fitted with 20-inch alloy wheels and raised suspension.
venerdì 14 giugno 2013
Schmidt Revolution has completed a project based on a BMW 335i F30. The car comes with new FS Line 20-inch wheels and colored stripes on the body. Under the hood, the 3.0 306 hp 6-cylinder receives two levels of preparation: the first kit includes the mapping of the ECU, and allows to reach 336 hp and 460 Nm of torque. The second kit includes the mapping of the ECU and titanium exhaust system, so the power increases to 365 hp and torque reaches 480 Nm. The car is also fitted with Bilstein B12 suspension with Eibach specific stabilizer bars, and the reprogramming of the Edc (Electronic Damper Control).