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Rolls Royce Phantom and Drophead Coupe tuning packages by Hamann leaked on the web

It looks like the German tuner Hamann is preparing a surprise for Rolls Royce owners, because two packages for the Phantom and the Drophead Coupe are almost ready. These photos, published by Autoblog.nl, were leaked on the web and we can see new 23 inch wheels available in several designs and some other minor styling elements, while at the interior we notice a new three spoke steering wheel. There’s no official confirmation, but rumor has it that power upgrades will also be available, Hamann engineers boosting the cars’ V12 output from 460 to 535 hp and max torque from 720 to 835 Nm (615 lb-ft). Like we said, official details are unknown so far, but stay tuned because we’ll let you know once we have more info. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos:

Full Photo Gallery: Rolls Royce Phantom and Drophead Coupe Tuning by Hamann


The new Camaro to get Lingenfelter engine upgrades and body kit

A couple of days ago US based Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has announced the first details about their future engine upgrades and body kit for the 2010 Chevy Camaro. The Lingenfelter body kit will include new front fascia and rocker extension, front Splitter, grille bar insert with wire mesh texture, new hood with air extractors, rear deck lip spoiler, rear fascia extension with exhaust tips and new rear tail lamp panel. As for the engine upgrades, there will be five packages available, each one boosting the power output and torque up to 550 hp (550 lbs-ft), 570 hp (570 lbs-ft), 650 hp (600 lbs-ft), 750 hp (685 lbs-ft) and 800 hp (800 lbs-ft). Extra details about the power upgrade packages after the jump. There were no procing details released, but we’ll probably get them closer to launch date, later summer.

Photo Gallery: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro body kit by Lingenfelter


Hamann Imperator based on the Bentley Continental GT Speed

German tuner Hamann turned its attention to one of the most ‘tuned’ cars around, the Bentley Continental GT Speed. The package, called Hamann Imperator, consists of a new body kit, performance upgrades and set of exclusive modifications for the interior.

The body kit features a completely redesigned front fascia with larger air inlets and LED daytime running lights, large extensions at the front and rear wings (makes the car 70 mm wider), new Hamann side skirts and at the rear we have a spoiler and an integrated diffuser rear skirt. The car’s aggressive look is completed by new Anniversary Race Anodized with high-gloss polished rim flange and black anodized rim star, available in 22- and 21-inch sizes.

Under the hood, by modifying the ECU and by adding a sports end muffler with oval stainless steel end pipes, Hamann managed to squeeze 40 hp and 90 Nm more from the 600 hp W12 engine, which translates into a top speed increased by 5 km/h. The interior features a newly designed 3-spoke sport steering wheel, new Hamann upholestry with carbon fiber inserts and personalised floor mat.

Photo Gallery: Bentley Continental GT Speed tuning by Hamann


Lamborghini Murcielago bespoke package by Prindiville Prestige

Prindiville Prestige is a British company specialised in creating one of a kind bespoke cars accroding to individual client’s specs. And their latest product is a styling package for the Lamborghini Murcielago which features a bolder and more assertive front fascia, redesigned side sills, a more dynamic rear part with exclusive titanium sports exhaust system, no handles doors with remote electric opening and restyled engine bay with transparent cooling louvres. Only the front compartment lid remained from the production Murcielago and all the body panels have carbon fibre finish.

On the interior, the car features rich leather and hand-finished aluminium accents and other small details like specially engineered aluminium air vents. Of course, rich customers have the option of choosing whatever they wish for the interior.

Photo Gallery: Lamborghini Murcielago tuning by Prindiville Prestige


Ford to present more customized cars at SEMA

Last week we announced that Ford will bring 9 customized Ford Focus at this month’s SEMA. Now, Ford announced nine more concepts which will be at the SEMA, this ones being modified crossover concepts. As we’ve already said, Ford tries to appeal to the aftermarket niche, which is growing in the US. Kim Irwin, vehicle personalization and accessory manager stated: “CUVs continue to be the fastest-growing vehicle segment in the U.S., and we want to make sure buyers know there will be abundant personalization choices for them”.

Among the concepts we’ll find modified versions of the Ford F-150, Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. Enjoy more photos after the jump plus descriptions for every concept.


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Ford to bring 9 modified Focus at the SEMA

At this month’s SEMA show, Ford will come with 9 different modified versions of the American Ford Focus. Because the aftermarket industry is expected to hit $40 billion by the end of 2007, Ford tries to make the best of it by making their cars ‘tuner-friendly’.

Al Giombetti, executive director of Ford’s Customer Service stated: “The small car market is now the largest vehicle segment in the country with more than 2.7 million sales annually. That’s why we’re offering a full spectrum of personalization options”. Click on the ‘Read More’ link to see all the models ‘ photos and descriptions.