I filmed some BMW 3-Series E36 and a Mazda MX-5 at the Autoporto of Sassuolo, near Modena, while making some drift. In the video you can see some M3, a 320i Touring, a 320i Convertible, a 325i Coupé and a Mazda MX-5 burning some tires! Watch the video below!
sabato 27 luglio 2013
giovedì 25 luglio 2013
I filmed this Ariel Atom at the Modena racetrack. In the video you can see the start up of the engine, some details and driving scenes on the track, included also small powerslides, acceleration and fly bys. Watch the video below.
The latest project of Californian tuner The R's Tuning is a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG dubbed Iron Man. The SLS comes with a red chrome paint, black wheels and brake calipers painted in the colors of the German flag.
On the occasion of the centenary of Aston Martin, the House of Gaydon in collaboration with Zagato body shop, has given rise to two unique examples baptized DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial and DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial. The DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial was built for a Japanese collector, while the DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial has been assembled for an American collector. The two one-off feature references to the Aston Martin of the past, in addition to the classic style of Zagato like the double bubble on the roof and the big front grille. The interiors are tailored made, using rare and precious materials.
Loder1899 presented a package of changes to the Range Rover Evoque. Outside, Loder1899 offers a stainless steel front bullbar, side skirts, the front lower guard and a kit of PIAA lights. In addition, the Evoque is fitted with new 18-inch wheels and new suspension that increase the height of 35 mm. The 2.2 SD4 turbo diesel engine has the ECU remapped and now it develops 220 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The maximum speed is 210 km/h and acceleration from 0-100 km/h is in 8.2 seconds.
mercoledì 24 luglio 2013
Bugatti has announced it will offer "Les Légendes de Bugatti," a series of special editions of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse to pay tribute to the six heroes of the story of Bugatti. The Bugatti Legend "Jean-Pierre Wimille" relates to the successes of the eponymous racing driver who won two victories at the 24 Heures du Mans: in 1937 driving a Bugatti 57G Tank, and in 1939 driving a 57C Tank. The Veyron is inspired by the car that won in 1937: the carbon fiber bodywork is colored in Wimille Bleu, the color scheme is repeated in the cockpit. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse features a W16 engine with 1200 hp and 1500 Nm, which allows it to reach a top speed of 408 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds.
German tuner G-Power has released a modification package for the BMW M3. The M3 GT2 R is designed for the track. The engine has been modified, increasing the displacement from 4.0 to 4.6 liters, adding a SK III supercharged system, forged pistons, new connecting rods and a titanium exhaust system: now it delivers 720 hp. Outside, the aerodynamic upgradews have been cured through a carbon fiber body kit. G-Power has also fitted new suspension and G-Power Silverstone RS forged wheels. Inside, sports seats made of carbon and full FIA roll cage have been added.
Schmidt Revolution has released the tuning package for the Porsche Boxster 981. The package includes Eibach suspension lowered by 30 mm and 20-inch alloy wheels.
martedì 23 luglio 2013
The Marussia Motors and the site Cardesign.ru have launched a competition to draw the limo for Putin. Among more than 120 proposals, this Zil President, signed by Yaroslav Yakovlev and Bernd Weel, won the contest.
lunedì 22 luglio 2013
Renault has unveiled the first images of the Clio Cup, the racing version of the Clio RS. The new Cup will have a new body kit that includes front bumper, rear spoiler, air intake on the roof and the rear extractor. The package is completed by 17-inch Speedline wheels. Under the hood there will be the 1.6-liter turbo with 220 hp and 270 Nm, mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox.
D2Forged Wheels has fitted an orange Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster with a set of 20-inch XL2 wheels. The five-spoke wheels with matte black centers and orange lips perfectly match the color of the bodywork of the Aston Martin.
HRE Wheels has recently fitted with HRE C95 rims a Verde Ithaca Lamborghini Gallardo TT modified by Underground Racing. The five-spoke wheels are finished in satin black.
Modulare Wheels has decided to set up a red Ferrari 458 Italia with golden B18 monoblock wheels. These measure 21 inches at front and 22 at rear and are covered with Pirelli P Zero Nero tires measuring 255/30/21 at the front and 315/25/22 at the rear.
domenica 21 luglio 2013
The BMW 4-Series is not yet in dealerships, but BMW has already presented the M Performance sport package. The BMW 4-Series M Performance comes with a new front bumper with bigger air intakes, new carbon details, side skirts, rear diffuser and spoiler on the trunk. 20-inch alloy wheels and 10 mm lowered suspension complete the aesthetic package. Interior features a three-spoke steering wheel with LEDs on the crown, sport seats, aluminum pedals, carbon inserts and Alcantara upholstery. Under the hood the horsepower lift: the 420d reaches 195 hp and 418 Nm, the 428i produces 269 hp and 389 Nm, while the 435i delivers 336 hp and 450 Nm. Extra power is achieved by the ECU and the new exhaust system. Optional inevitable is the limited slip differential.
sabato 20 luglio 2013
I filmed this gathering called Party of the rural culture, it is a meeting of antique tractors. In the first part of the video you can see the threshing with means of the epoque, then the start up of some old Landini called Testacalda for the start up processing, that consist in heat the head of the engine. Then a small parade to the field for starting the plowing. And plowing in the night with straight pipes tractors means flames!! Watch the Landini spitting a lot of flames and listen to the sound of the engine. Video below.
After the victory in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with the partner Team Dynamics, Honda UK has decided to create the Mean Mower: an high performance mower, capable of reaching 210 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds. It arises from a common Honda HF 2620, but features a 1000cc VTR Firestorm engine: 109 hp and 96 Nm of torque. Transmission is via a 6-speed gearbox with shift paddles on the steering wheel. This special mower can also carry out its work thanks to the fiberglass blades controlled by two electric motors.
The Canadian tuner SR Auto Group put his hands on a Ferrari 458 Spyder, making some changes such as the Novitec Upgrade. Among the news, you can find the satin black Novitec NF4 wheels measuring 21 inches at the front and 22 inches at the rear, Novitec lowering springs and Ohlins dampers. If you choose the full Novitec Rosso package you also have carbon fiber parts designed in a wind tunnel: a front spoiler with side slaps, air scoop wings, a ventilation grille, exterior mirrors, a side skirt, diffuser and rear spoiler lip, blacked-out taillights, side markers and auxiliary LED brake light. To complete the kit is also present a custom made high-performance Inconel exhaust system which releases an extra 39 hp as well as realizing a 21 kg weight reduction.
venerdì 19 luglio 2013
Florida tuner MC Customs in collaboration with Vellano Forged Wheels presented a Porsche 991 with 20-inch VM19 monoblock wheels. The work is perfectly matched to the Racing Yellow bodywork and yellow calipers.
One of the last projects of D2Forged Wheels is the BMW M5 F10. For this car the team used new 21-inch CV8 wheels with a chrome trim and brushed aluminum face, that match well with Blue Monte Carlo body paint. The BMW M5 F10 is equipped with a twinturbo V8 560 hp; top speed is limited to 250 km/h but it can reach 305 km/h installing the M-Drivers kit.
lunedì 15 luglio 2013
The Bentley Continental GT3 has been revealed during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The aesthetics of the Bentley Continental GT3 doesn't change much compared to the concept presented in Paris. Engineers have worked to reduce the car's weight: they have been able to remove 2,200 kg compared to road car. The racing Bentley features adjustable dampers, Brembo brakes, as well as the aerodynamic kit. The Bentley Coniental GT3 is fitted with a 4.0 liter V8 engine with 600 hp, mounted in retracted position to improve weight distribution. The power is sent to the rear wheels through a drive shaft made of carbon fiber, the transmission is via a six-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox with limited slip differential.
sabato 13 luglio 2013
In the video you can see a heavily modified Honda Civic on the Modena racetrack. You can see some fly bys and also a powerslide on the corner. Listen to the insane sound of the engine! Watch the video below.
venerdì 12 luglio 2013
Citroen has presented the DS3 Racing Cabrio at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The DS3 Racing features a Moondark mat grey paint with embossed effect combined with Carmin details, 19-inch glossy black wheels and Black Chromes inserts. The hood is made of a carbon effect fabric, the carbon fiber is used on the steering wheel, on the central console and on the door panels. The bucket seats are upholstered in Nappa, leather and Alcantara, while the colors reflect those of the body. Under the hood of the DS3 Racing there will be a 1.6-liter twin-scroll with 207 hp.
The Mazda MX-5 Sport Graphite is a limited edition featuring some exclusive features, it will debut this summer on the European market. The Sport Graphite comes with Meteor Grey roof and mirrors, Sport Graphite 17-inch wheels and new colors for the body as Aquatic Blue Mica, Zeal Red Mica and Aluminium Silver Metallic. The interior features black leather upholstery with gray stitching. Under the hood of the Mazda MX-5 Sport Graphite there are the 1.8 and 2.0 engine, the latter includes in the equipment a limited slip differential, Bilstein suspension and cruise control.
giovedì 11 luglio 2013
German tuner AC Schnitzer has revealed its tuning program for the BMW M6 range, ie the coupe F12, the convertible F13 and the Gran Coupe F06. The V8 4.4-liter twinturbo engine delivers 620 hp and 720 Nm of torque and allows the M6 to reach a top speed of 305 km/h. The car is fitted with lowered suspension and AC Schnitzer 20 or 21-inch wheels. Outside, the M6 is also recognized for the carbon front splitter, the chrome front grille, a carbon fiber rear diffuser and sport exhaust.
The RCZ R, exhibited at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, is the most powerful road-legal Peugeot ever. Outside, the car comes with fixed rear wing, 10 mm lowered suspension and 19-inch wheels. Under the hood, the RCZ R features the 1.6-liter turbo engine that develops 270 hp and 330 Nm, thanks to a new twin-scroll turbo, Mahle pistons and connecting rods and a new stainless steel exhaust system. The engine is mated to a manual transmission and Torsen differential. The maximum speed is 250 km/h, acceleration 0-100 km/h is in 5.9 seconds, the 400 meters from a standing start in 14.2 seconds and 1,000 meters in 25.4 seconds. The acceleration from 80 to 110 km/h in sixth gear takes 6.8 seconds. The Peugeot RCZ R will be available in four body colors (Moroccan Red, Nera Black, Mercury Grey and Opal White) and custom finishes (roof with satin effect or polished carbon, exclusive graphics and mirrors in black).
The McLaren introduce the 12C GT Sprint at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The GT Sprint, available only in the color Heritage McLaren Orange, will be built in 20 examples for only track use. The 12C GT Sprint uses the same carbon fiber monocoque of the road-legal 12C, but it uses PCC suspension and Brake Steer with specific calibrations. The engine 3.8-liter V8 twin turbo 625 hp has been optimized to provide better cooling. The GT Sprint retains the seven-speed double-clutch gearbox of the 12C, it also has three settings for the calibration of suspension, roll and ESP. The aerodynamics has been updated and the structure has been lower by 40 mm compared to the road-legal 12C. The 12C Sprint features carbon-ceramic brakes and Pirelli slick tires on 19-inch OZ rims.
mercoledì 10 luglio 2013
ABT Sportsline has unveiled a new processing package for the Audi RS6 Avant. ABT has prepared changes to the engine that bring the power from 560 to 666 hp and torque rises from 700 to 830 Nm. The kit includes a new exhaust system and a remapped ECU. Outside, the car comes with new carbon fiber details, while the interior gains ABT lights and ABT logos. ABT states that the RS6 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 300 km/h.
Ahead of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013, Jaguar has released the first images and details about the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster. The Project 7 is a one-off created from the new F-Type roadster, inspired by the classic racing cars of the past, like the glorious D-Type. The body is completely made of aluminum with aerodynamic components made of carbon. The fabric roof has been removed to make space for the roll bar and decrease the mass of the car. Inside, the passenger seat has been removed, while the pilot's seat is placed 30 mm lower than the road car. The 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine is the same as the XKR-S GT, it delivers 550 hp and enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed the Caterham Seven 620 R will make its debut. It is the new model at the top of the range, the successor of the Superlight R500. The 620 R features the 2.0-liter Ford Duratec with supercharger that delivers 310 hp and 296 Nm. The Caterham accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox and limited slip differential. The car features 13-inch wheels and new sospension. The simply interior have a racing look thanks to carbon fiber finishes.
Mansory has presented an aerodynamic package for the new 2013 Range Rover. The British suv comes with a new front carbon fiber bonnet, a large rear spoiler, rear diffuser, in addition to front and rear bumpers and side skirts. The body kit is completed by 22-inch wheels and lowered suspension. For the interior numerous bespoke options are available and in various colors, you can choose materials such as leather, wood and carbon. For now Mansory has presented a tuning package for the 4.4-liter V8 diesel engine capable of adding 70 hp through a sports air filter and a remapped ECU, but he is working on an engine with 650 hp and 800 Nm of torque.
lunedì 8 luglio 2013
TAG Motorsports has fitted a BMW M5 F10 with 20-inch HRE Wheels, model P44SC HRE finished in black, which are well suited to the Egyptian Blue color of the body and brakes. The M5 features a V8 4.4-liter twinturbo engine with 560 hp.
From Florida, the tuner and audio specialist Ultimate Auto has presented his latest project of a Bentley Continental GT. The Continental GT comes in Azure Blue, with 22-inch Vellano wheels finished in the same color of the body. The Bentley Continental GT features a 6-liter W12 552 hp, or a 4-liter V8 500 hp.
domenica 7 luglio 2013
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, the tuner Cam Shaft has presented a tuning package for the 911 Turbo (model 997). The car comes in Gulf livery, with black OZ alloy wheels and lowered Bilstein suspension. Under the hood, Cam Shaft has intervened on the ECU, he installed a new sport exhaust system, a larger intercooler and a racing air filter. With these changes, the six-cylinder boxer engine delivers 641 hp instead of the 500 stock, while the torque is limited electronically to 800 Nm. The 911 Turbo by Cam Shaft accelerates from 100 to 200 km/h in 6 seconds and 100 km/h to 300 km/h it takes just 20.3 seconds.
venerdì 5 luglio 2013
Spectrum Car Design, a tuner based in Dubai, has revealed a project based on the Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 with a German Special Customs kit. The package offers a new bumper with LED lights, a new bonnet, black front grille, fenders and new side skirts. At the rear, the car has been fitted with a new bumper with integrated carbon fiber diffuser and air vents on the sides. Usually, the kit also includes a power increase to 750 hp and maximum torque of 1,150 Nm for the 5.5-liter V8 engine, thanks to intercooler, increased turbochargers and the exhaust system.
I filmed this Landini in Rovereto, a small town near Modena, famous for the earthquake of May 2012. There was a charity event at the city centre, while at the Rettighieri estate there was the threshing as every year. In the video you can see the start up of the Super Landini, a very difficult operation, made only by expert hands. Then the tractor sets in motion a threshing of the epoque. Watch the video below.
Projekt Wheels and Dynamic Turbo completed their work on a Nissan GT-R. Dynamic Turbo is a specialized tuner of Nissan GT-R, so it has fitted the following GT-R with Dynamic Turbo 3, a Miesterchaft exhaust, injectors and other custom pieces. The K3 Projekt wheels of the IND K37 series measure 20 inches and have a golden finish.
giovedì 4 luglio 2013
In the pictures you can see the project of G-Power on a rare BMW Z8 E52. The car received packages from various tuners: in addition to G-Power, also Ostmann Tuning, CustomKingz and Wheelsandmore. The result is a 888 hp bi-supercharged engine. As standard, the BMW Z8 features a 4.2-liter V8 with 400 hp.
The VŪHL 05 was presented before its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013. The project of the VŪHL 05 has the management in the UK, production in Mexico, experimentation and development in both the U.S. and Europe, while the body will be manufactured in Canada. The total weight of the car is 695 kg, so we are in the segment of the BAC Mono, KTM X-Bow and Ariel Atom. The frame is made of aluminum, while the body is made of reinforced plastic or carbon fiber as option. The engine is the 2-liter Ford turbocharged EcoBoost that delivers 285 hp and 420 Nm of torque, mated to a manual six-speed gearbox. The acceleration 0-100 km/h is in 3.7 seconds, top speed is 245 km/h.
The 2014 Innotech Aspiron will make the debut at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed in England from 11 to 14 July 2013. This car features the 6.2-liter V8 LS9 of the Corvette, which will develop from 800 to 1000 hp. The transmission is handled by a Ricardo 6-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip rear differential. The look of this supercar is designed to get a track day car: ailerons, air intakes, wheels almost discovered and tubular frame. The interior, with no frills, is made of carbon fiber and offers two FIA homologated seats, 6-point belts and a roll bar.
Novitec group (Rosso for Ferrari, Tridente for Maserati and Torado for Lamborghini) has unveiled the Lamborghini Aventador Torado. The development of the Aventador LP700-4 runs on 4 levels of mechatronic preparation. In all of them there is a carbon fiber body kit featuring a new spoiler, a new bonnet with air intakes, new side skirts and a new rear wing. Moreover, there are new 20 or 21-inch wheels and a new set of KW lowered adjustable suspension, in addition to new leather upholstery and carbon details for the interior. But under the hood there are the most important innovations divided into four steps of power. The first step includes a mapping of the ECU and it brings the power to 722 hp and torque to 704 Nm, same thing for the second step with 728 hp and 709 Nm. In the third and fourth step Novitec fits a new exhaust system, the power is respectively 743 and 748 hp and torque is 716 and 722 Nm. At the top of the range we find the Novitec "Bi-Kompressor" kit which includes two superchargers, new injectors with increased fuel pumps, new camshafts: so the Lamborghini Aventador develops 969 hp and 912 Nm of torque. Novitec ensures an acceleration 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 7.4 seconds.
mercoledì 3 luglio 2013
The Subaru has presented the Impreza WRX STI tS Type RA Special, a limited edition of 300 examples only for the Japanese market. Of those, 200 will be provided with the NBR Challenge Package, which pays tribute to the 24 Hours of Nürburgring and that includes the carbon fiber rear spoiler, the 18-inch BBS forged wheels and Alcantara Recaro seats. The tS Type RA Special features sport suspension, more direct steering and improved Brembo brakes. The engine remains the boxer 2.0-liter turbo that delivers 305 hp, mated to six-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drive. The tS Type RA Special is available in only three colors: pearl orange Tangerine, satin white Perla or blue Mica, and only right-hand drive.
Canadian tuner SR Auto has revealed his latest project based on the McLaren MP4-12C. The car was fitted with 20-inch PUR 4OUR wheels, finished in matte black. The car features a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 with 616 hp.
TopCar released images of their latest project, a Porsche 991 Carrera Stinger. The exterior of the car features new front and rear bumpers, flared fenders, new bonnet made of carbon fiber, rear spoiler, rear grille and new wheels. The interior features carbon fiber components for dashboard and steering wheel and a two-tone color that goes with the external one. The package is available for the Porsche 991 Carrera 4 and 4S. TopCar will also provide a mapping of the ECU and a new exhaust system to increase the power.
Ford has created a one-off Mustang GT to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force aerobatic team. The Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds comes with forged 22-inch alloy wheels, coats of the aerobatic team on the body and the livery of the F-16 Falcon. The cabin is equipped with Recaro front seats and unique custom details. Under the hood, the Mustang has a new supercharger, it is also fitted with Brembo brakes and sportier suspension. The Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be sold in a charity auction on 1st August at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The proceeds will be donated to the EAA Young Eagles program.
martedì 2 luglio 2013
Vorsteiner has presented a body kit for the Ferrari 458 Italia. The package, entirely made of carbon fiber, includes a front spoiler, a rear spoiler and a new rear diffuser with air intakes. The kit comes also with polished 20 or 21 inches wheels. The engine remains the 4.5-liter V8 with 570 hp.
Wheels manufacturer Strasse Forged Wheels has unveiled its latest project based on a Mercedes-Benz CLS550. Strasse Forged has fitted 20-inch S10 concave wheels. The car is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 with 402 hp.
Minerva, a Belgian car manufacturer, wants to return to the market with a new supercar, the J.M. Brazabon. The body is made of carbon fiber and Kevlar, while the chassis is made of carbon fiber to reduce the weight of the car. Under the hood there is a V12 biturbo engine combined with two electric motors that move the front wheels. The maximum speed should be higher than 400 km/h. The Belgian supercar will be equipped with sequential gearbox, limited slip differential and regenerative braking system, you can also choose different driving modes: economy, normal, sports, racing and safe.
The Jaguar F-Type V8 S has recently hit the market, but a Florida owner has already decided to fit it with a set of Vossen aftermarket wheels: the CV3 five-spoke wheels with brushed faces. The F-Type in question features the 5.0-liter V8 with 495 hp, which accelerates the car from 0 to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds.
lunedì 1 luglio 2013
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Queen of England’s coronation, A.Kahn Design has presented the Maybach 57 6.0 S Queen's 60th Coronation Special. The car differs from the standard Maybach 57 6.0 S for unique livery and 22-inch Kahn RS-XK wheels.