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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alfa Romeo announced that at the Frankfurt Motor Show it will bring its special edition Alfa Romeo 147 CNC CoSTUME NATIONAL. This will be the first result of the partnership between between Alfa Romeo and italian stylist Ennio Capasa and the customization program will be available for all the Alfa Romeo model range. As for the 147 CNC, it will only be available in a 100 units limited edition, with a 150 bhp 1.9 JTDM engine and a wide range of options including a Bose® Hi-Fi system with subwoofer, low suspension settings, Xenon headlights and satellite navigation.

Post tags: Tags: 147, Alfa Romeo, auto, automobile, car, cars, cnc, costume-national, edition, limited, Special

Just a couple of days ago we announced the 2008 Mercedes C Class Estate and now we have another goodie for wagon fans. Mercedes’ factory tuner, AMG will present at Frankfurt the Mercedes C 63 Estate. The car will be equipped with AMG’s aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 457 Hp and 600 Nm of maximum torque. No official info, but rumors say it will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 sec and to a top speed of 250 km/h (155mph), electronically limited. More pics after the jump.

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Brabus presented a power upgrade kit for the Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI, the BRABUS D3 S POWER XTRA. The electronic engine control unit has an integrated injector drive that increases C220′s power output from standard 170hp to more impressive 217 hp and torque from 400 Nm to 480 Nm. With this kit, the C200 CDI goes from 0 to 62 mph (100km/h) in 7.8 seconds and to a top speed of 239 km/h (148 mph).

The BRABUS D3 S POWER XTRA complies with Euro IV emission limits, may be installed by any authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer and is backed by Brabus Tuning Warranty valid for three years. And of course, Brabus couldn’t settle with just a power upgarde, they also made available an aerodynamic kit, suspension modifications, performance brakes and different interior enhancements.

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German tuner Novitec Rosso will bring a modified version of the Ferrari 599 GTB at the Frankfurt Motor Show. With sales scheduled to start immediately after the Show, the tuning package consists of a subtle styling kit plus some power and handling upgrades.

Exterior kit features a new front lip, side skirts with larger air intake openings, side flaps, a new rear wing and bumper with an integrated diffuser, plus new 20in wheels at the front with larger 21in alloys at the rear. Under the hood there’s an 25 hp boost (645 hp is the new engine power) which increased the top speed with 5 km/h (3 mph). Novitec Rosso promised a more powerful engine upgrade will be available sometime next year. More images after the jump.

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Mercedes’ factory tuner AMG released a special version of the SLK, the Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG Back Edition. Powered by a modified 5.5-liter V8 engine that delivers 400 hp, the roadster also has modified air intake, reduced-resistance sports air filters, new high-performance headers and a new valve-timing scheme. Fitted with an AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic with manual drive program the car goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4.5 seconds.

The car also features a non-retractable carbon-fiber roof, wider front fenders made of reinforced plastic and ultralight carbon-fiber composite, carbon fiber side outlets and 19-inch forged alloy wheels. The tires are 235/35ZR19 in front and 265/30ZR19 in the rear.

The car is already available in Germany, at a starting price of $145,600, including VAT.

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