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Here are some goodies for your desktop. We like the Mercedes C Class, we like the C63 AMG and we also love these photos and we thought you might enjoy these cool wallpapers of the new Mercedes Benz C63 AMG. View the photo gallery after the jump.

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After Mansory presented two modified versions of the Bentley Continental GTC, the Flying Spur and the LeMansory, we have another tuning for the luxury cabrio, this time from MTM. I don’t know what’s with this rush to modify this car and I also don’t know what’s the demand for this cars, but one thing’s for sure, they look really cool.

So, what did MTM do to the Bentley? Well, the most important changes were made under the hood, where a modified version of the W12 engine develops 635 hp and has a 750 Nm torque output. A 650 hp upgrade version is also available. With these engine, the car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 331 km/h (205 mph). Other modifications include a MTM sports exhaust kit with high-flow catalyst and mufflers, electronically lowered suspension system and 21 inch alloys.

MTM also promised that a 750 hp version of the recently launched GT Speed will be presented in the future. Click ‘Read More’ to see a photo gallery of the Birkin Bentley Continental GTC.

Post tags: Tags: Bentley, continental, exlcusive, gtc, luxury, Tuning

In a press release made today, the German tuner Techart presented its Aerodynamic I tuning kit for the Porsche Cayenne. Already considered an SUV for maniacs, the Cayenne gets an even more aggressive look and increased power. The car is available with a 620 hp modified engine and the body kit includes a modified front spoiler, panels and rear diffuser, plus the chassis was lowered 30 mm. Customers will be able to choose 20 or 22 inch performance Techart wheels.

The interior features a sport steering wheel, powerful multimedia system and carbon applications for the cockpit. Also, exclusive ‘de Sede’ leather is used to cover seats, door and side panels. View a photo gallery and the press release after the jump.

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On September 14th, at 09:00 am the Honda Civic Mugen RR went on sale in Japan. And, well, at 09:10, all 300 reservations were taken. And of course, more reservations were taken, just in case someone changes its mind, but one thing is for sure, all 300 cars are sold. The car got an 15 hp more than the Civic Type R and now packs 240 hp. The Mugen RR also got some other modifications, both on the outside and on the inside, but still, what’s with the rush? $40,000 for a Civic? Seems a little too much.

The deliveries will begin in January 2008 and the car costs ¥4,777,500, which is $38,750. View a couple more photos after the jump.

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After the Fiat 500 got some serious tuning from MS Design and H&R, here’s what we were expecting, the Fiat 500 Abarth. Though rumors say that the Abarth SS will have 150 hp, it looks like the 1.4 liter turbocharged engine will develop 180 hp. Yep, you read right, 180 hp. Also featuring a modified front bumper with additional air-intakes, new side skirts, new rear bumper and dual-exhaust pipes, the car will probably aim at the Mini Cooper S, especially that Fiat made no secret that is wants to enter the premium mini car market.

I know the car looks good, the figures look good but still, will Fiat have the power to challenge the Cooper S? I am a little skeptical, so what do you think? View more photos after the jump so you can see what we’re talking about.

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Looks like the upcoming Fiat 500 is really attractive to tuners, because after a few days ago we showed you the Fiat 500 tuning package by MS Design, now the German tuner H&R shows us their vision of the small Italian car.

The body kit features a roof spoiler, a honeycomb mesh air-intake and TRAK+ wheel spacers plus a pair of black footwear. Also, the suspension was lowered 30 mm for increased handling and the Fiat 500 ‘runs’ on 17-inch alloy wheels supplied by eMotion Wheels. View more photos after the jump.

Post tags: Tags: Fiat, fiat-500, h&r, Mini, Tuning

The guys at Mansory never cease to amaze us. After the Bentley Continental GTC, they developed another exquisite tuning program, this time for the Rolls Royce Phantom. For its new Conquistador edition, developers added LED daytime running lights, elongated grille stripes and new side skirts with integrated aluminum flanks. The ultra exclusive Phantom is powered by a 7.5 liter engine that develops 543hp (405kW) and 810Nm (597 lb-ft) of torque.

But what’s really impressive is the body-kit and the interior. On the inside we have ‘Shadow Black leather, solid silver trim, carbon fiber, Alcantara panels and LCD displays. The body-kit includes a new rear bumper, stainless steel exhaust ends, sporty trunk lid spoiler, plus 22 inch wheels and Brembo brakes.

Enjoy a full photo gallery after the jump.

Post tags: Tags: conquistador, exclusive, luxury, mansory, phantom, Rolls Royce, Tuning

After a few days ago we presented the AC Schnitzer GP3.10 here’s another cool tuning program for the BMW 3 Series Coupe, the Hamann Thunder.

Presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the coupe is powered by a modified 5.0 liter V10 engine, that develops 552hp (411kW), sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph). Transmission is made via a seven-speed SMG transmission and the engine’s extra power comes from a new high-flow exhaust system and ECU upgrade.

The car also got a more aggressive body-kit featuring carbon roof, front spoiler and rear diffuser. Hamann engineers fitted the coupe with huge 405mm two slotted and ventilated brake disks and 20 inch forged wheels. View a full photo gallery after the jump.

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With Fiat 500′s launch closing in, the guys from MS Design though about presenting the Fiat 500 Cup, a tuning package for the Italian little fellow. The body-kit feature front and rear spoiler, roof wing, rear apron and modified lateral strips plus 17inch white alloy wheels. Not bad, but we are waiting for the official launch first and then for the Abarth version. To get an idea of what we’re talking about, check out the Fiat Grande Punto by Abarth.

View more photos after the jump. Also, don’t forget that the Fiat 500 is a contestant in out European “Car of the Year” competition, so go on and vote your favourite car.

Post tags: Tags: Fiat, fiat-500, mini-car, Tuning

I am sure some of you won’t like this car, but I love it. And if you wonder, no, the photos aren’t black and white, this is just the Ferrari “Tu Nero”, a tuning program for the Ferrari F430, by Novitec Rosso. You know them, we presented some time ago their version of the Ferrari 599 GTB.

Now back to the F430 “TuNero”, this car is amazing, starting with its performances (707 hp at 8,350 rpm, 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds and a whooping top speed of 348 km/h) and continuing with its body-kit, especially that black paint finish, black wheels and black rear lights. Everything is black at this car, even the interior. Probably it feels a little weird owning this car, but I’m sure it’s a wonderful sensation. Enjoy more photos after the jump.

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So you think your Lambo is dull and you need to spice it up? Ok, in this case you have some mental problems, but that’s just me. Because Hamann presented the Lamborghini Gallardo Victory, a tuning package featuring a wide body-kit plus some internal modifications, like a reprogrammed ECU, high-flow exhaust system and new sport brake system.

The body-kit features a new front apron with an integrated spoiler and adjustable racing-spoiler lip, new fender extensions, new side skirts, modified rear bumper and an air scoop on the roof, plus 20 inch alloy wheels. View a photo gallery after the jump.

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Mansory is doing some pretty good job with creating some really exclusive Bentleys. After some time ago we presented the Bentley Continental Flying Spur now we have a new jewel from Mansory, a modified Bentley Continental GTC.

The car has an all-new front spoiler with large air intakes, carbon fiber and LED daylights and is powered by a modified 6.0-liter W12 which now develops 641 bhp and takes the exclusive convertible from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds and a whopping top speed of 330 km/h. There will only be 24 units available and we have no clue on the price, but it won’t come to cheap, for sure. View a photo gallery after the jump.

Post tags: Tags: Bentley, continental-gtc, exclusive, luxury, mansory, Tuning

Brabus will present a high-performance tunning program for the new Mercedes C-Class at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show. And if you think it’s name, Bullit, is just for marketing, well, you can’t be more wrong and here are it’s tech specs, to convince you that it really is almost as fast as a bullet.

The 6.3L V12 engine was modified and it now develops 720 horsepower and 974 lb-ft of torque, but it was limited at 811 lb-ft to preserve the tires and gearbox. The super C-Class now sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in only 3.9 seconds, it reaches 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.49 seconds and it reaches its top speed of 300 km/h (186mph) after 24.5 seconds.

To make all that power as comfortable as possible for the passengers, the Bullit has a revised suspension and braking system. No word so far on how much this tuning program will cost, but one thing’s for sure, it will be a lot.

Later Edit: We found out the price: $475,000 / 348,000 €. So, if you want a high performance sedan at the price of a Lambo or an SLR, start saving.

Post tags: Tags: brabus, c-class, Mercedes-Benz, premium, sedan, Tuning

German tuner AC Schnitzer got us used with some pretty nice tuning kits for BMW, like the Z4 M Coupe or the 3 Series Cabrio. Now they have an even more impressive tuning kit, this time designed for the 3 Series Coupe. Called GP3.10 (the GP letters come from Gas Powered), the high-performance coupe is powered by an LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) engine. Liquified Petroleum Gas is an alternative to regular petrol, which is both economically and ecologically. And what’s the best part is that, after a conversion, the fuel can be burned in almost any petrol engine and it produces around 15 percent less CO2 from the exhaust.

Powered by a 552 hp V10 engine based on the current M5/M6 engines, the Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 4.5 seconds, to 200 km/h (125 mph) in 13.9 seconds, only to stop at 320 km/h (200 mph). Handling is improved with AC Schnitzer racing suspension.

The body kit is impressive, with the mineral green special paintwork featuring characteristic air intakes on the front wings, with chrome ribs, rear skirt with integral diffuser, the rear roof wing with carbon center part, a cool sports grille on the front skirt, all covered in a mineral green special paintwork. But what I really like is the interior, with a 2 tone leather covering the whole inside of the car. That’s awesome. But here’s the bad news, no pricing is available for this car, because it is an unique creation, valued at around 200,000 Euro, that’s about $276,000.

Post tags: Tags: 3-series, ac-schnitzer, BMW, coupe, Tuning

At the Frankfurt Motor Show which will start next week, we’ll enjoy Fiat’s Grande Punto Abarth SS Concept. The concept features an aggressive bodykit called “essesseâ€, which consists of new bumpers, side sills, large twin-exhaust pipes, bigger wheels and a roof spoiler. Lower suspension and brake upgrades are also added to the tuning kit. Under the hood we have a modified version of Fiat’s 1.4-liter turbocharged engine which now produces 180 hp (35 hp more than the standard version).

More details will be available when Fiat will officially present the car at Frankfurt, but word on the street is the tuning kit will be available in early 2008. And that’s not all, it seems that Fiat will also present a 270hp version of the Abarth, with a 2.0-liter engine and AWD.

Post tags: Tags: abarth, essesse, Fiat, grande-punto, ss, Tuning