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Posted on Dec 5th, 2007 by Vlad Balan

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German tuner Königseder presented the Opel GT’aime at the Essen Motor Show, which is taking place these days in Germany. With its name coming from the French “je t’aime” (I love you), the company also released a weird press release, which look more like a personal than a press release for an otherwise interesting tuning program. In the press release we are informed that the car will be powered by a 300 hp engine and the body kit features new front spoiler and rear wing, 20 inch Giovanna Dalar wheels.

An improved, sportier driving is possible with a new coilover suspension and custom made Brembo brake system, with 332mm brake discs with red 4 pistons calipers. On the interior, we have hand made wooden car floor in black and red with GT`aime writing.

View more photos after the jump and also read the weird press release.

Read More: “Königseder Opel GT’aime presented at Essen”

Posted on Nov 29th, 2007 by Vlad Balan

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With the Essen Motor Show so close (it will open its gates for the public on Saturday, the 1st of December) a lot of tuning programs will be on show and we’ll try to present all to you. We’ve already written about several models which will be on display here and now we have another one. It’s a tuning program for the Opel GT (Saturn Sky in the US), created by German tuner Steinmetz. The program features a new body kit, with a honeycomb front grille and a redesigned two piece front bumper fascia. The car also has a new exhaust system fitted with dual tailpipes, 20 mm lowered suspension and new Steinmetz wheels available in 18, 19 and 20 inch sizes.

See more photos after the jump and stay tuned, as we’ll come up with more info as soon as the Essen Show begins.
Read More: “Opel GT/Saturn Sky tuning by Steinmetz”

Posted on Nov 13th, 2007 by Vlad Balan

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Ford decided to end the Ford GT production, with a very limited Ford Roush 600 RE edition, of which only ten units were built. And now we have only nine of them (which certainly value more, now), because here are photos of what happened to the tenth one. Apparently belonging to a British dude, the 612 hp car had only 512 miles (that’s 819 km) recorded and we don’t know exactly whaat happened, what we do know is that the car finally ended up in the scrapyard.

The owner put up the car for sale on eBay, but due to British regulations he can’t sell the chassis, but anything he can remove he can sell. And, besides the car itself, someone else ended up pretty bad and that’s the insurance company, which had to pay the guy £145,000 (the GT was only 3 days old when crashed).

View more photos after the jump and you can also see how the car was suppose to look like, here.
Read More: “Rare Ford GT Roush 600 RE bites the dust”

Posted on Aug 1st, 2007 by Vlad Balan

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Bentley made a press release this morning in which they announced a minor facelift of the Bentley Continental GT (it got new front bumper and grille, plus an upgraded 6.0 W12 engine). But, more important, Bentley announced the introduction of the Bentley Continental GT Speed inspired by the “Speed” models introduced in 1923. This model has an upgraded engine, developing 600 HP (from the standard 552) and 750 Nm torque (15% more than the standard).

Due to lighter weight connecting rods, new pistons with anodized ring slots and a remapped engine management control unit, the Bentley Continental GT Speed is the first Bentley to go over 200 mph (320 km/h), with a top speed of 202 mph (326 km/h). The GT goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds.
Read More: “Bentley introduces the Continental GT Speed”

Posted on Mar 26th, 2007 by Vlad Balan

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Muscat, a Malta based company announced that they will produce an electric folding hardtop for the Ford Mustang. The hardtop is designed so that it doesn’t take any space from the boot, instead it folds into a compartment behind the seats. The only bug is that, as you can see from the video is that is takes pretty long for the roof to open and retract (it closes in 36 seconds and opens in 30, enough for you to get pretty wet if rain suddenly begins). However, the company’s founder said that the time will be cut down to 23 seconds. Video after the jump. Read More: “Ford Mustang Coupe-Cabrio by Muscat”