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Lumma Design has released some renderings of its upcoming performance pack for BMW’s E92 Coupe. Lumma’s previous works, the CLR 600 and the CLR 500 RS were both based on M models, so this kit’s probably been designed specifically for the new M3 and it seems that the first production version will debut at Frankfurt in September, at the same time BMW will release the new M3.

The car will be powered by BMW’s new high-rev 4.0L V8 engine featuring probably some performance upgrades that should lift the engine’s output well beyond the 420hp figure of the M V8. From these renderings, we can see the BMW E92 Coupe by Lumma look very aggressive and will feature new front and rear bumpers, the latter integrating a custom diffuser and quad exhaust pipes, plus a carbon-fiber hood and 20″ wheels.

Click to see one more pic. (more…)

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German tuner ASMA Design presented an eye-popping modified version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS sport limousine. Named Shark II, the kit has some really impressive feature like a long chromed front grille is now chromed or new 20-inch wheels, which transforms the CLS into a real eye-catcher. A sport exhaust system is also available plus the car now has a high-performance brake system and a stiffer suspension, which lowers the car by 2 inches.

There would be some out there who won’t like the CLS’ new look, but one thing is for sure, the owner of this car will not go unnoticed. (more…)

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German based tuner JE Design presented a complete styling suite for the new Volkswagen Touareg.

The Touareg has been given a performance boost, which increases the basic power of the 2.5 l TDI engine from 174 hp to 206 hp and maximum torque going up to 460 Nm. JE Design also supplies a performance enhancement package for the Touareg V10 5.0 TDI, which gives the 352 hp a 39 hp increase and maximum torque going to 855 Nm. The modified Touareg goes from 0 to 100km/h in 8,9 seconds and a top speed of 207 km/h.

The styling suite includes a front spoiler, a set of side sills with an air inlet, which makes the car look lower, and a rear apron attachment. JE Design offers cartridges for double headlights consisting of fog lamps and upper beam headlights for its front spoiler. The self-adhesive roof fin “Shark Attack” rounds off the overall image of the JE Design Touareg. Additionally JE Design offers their customers LED lights for the entrance area integrated into the side skirts and the rear apron.

Word on the street is JE is also preparing a spectacular body kit “WIDE BODY” for the new Volkswagen Touareg. (more…)

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BMW has launched a new M sport package for its X5. This is the first time the M performance kit has been offered on the SUV model. The exterior features new color-coded bumpers with integrated fog lights, extended wheel arches housing unique 19in wheels or an optional 20in set, plus new side moldings. On the interior, the X5 got full leather accessories with ‘M’ labeling, sports seats, polished aluminum trim and an M steering wheel.

Handling has been enhanced thanks to modifications to the adaptive drive and active steering systems, and individual selection of specific tires that differ between the front and rear axles. The kit will cost €6,350 with either the 3.0si or 3.0d models, or €4,840 when equipped with the 4.8i V8 model. (more…)

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German based tuner ART presented a modified version of the heavyweight from Mercedes, the GL. The ART engine performance for CDI versions offers electronic performance optimization of the motor control. It squeezes around another 20% of speed out of those already powerful series engines. Performance optimization will be available soon for the V6 and V8 petrol engines.

The car is equipped with ART BiXENON Headlamp System NERO, a Triple Beam Lamp Set integrated in the front spoiler with additional xenon high beam lamps, LED technology and fog lamps boosts the charisma of the vehicle’s front while providing the driver with that extra passive safety. The rear apron has integrated diffusor and there are four polished chrome-plated 80mm tailpipes of the ART sports exhaust system. ART logos are embossed in the tailpieces and two rear mufflers ensure the sound is right. (more…)

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AC Schnitzer presented their modified version of the BMW 3 Series Cabrio, the AC Schnitzer S3 Cabrio. The convertible is powered by a 3.0 diesel engine that produces 195 kW / 265 HP and a maximum torque of 550 Nm. The body kit includes a more sporty front skirt, which also increases downforce, side skirts and a rear skirt, plus Type II and Type III alloys and racing rims in various sizes from 17″ to maximum 20″.

For the interior of the AC Schnitzer S3 Cabrio, an extensive range of high-quality accessories is available, like carbon steering wheel trim in silver Exclusive, AC Schnitzer speedometer display up to 300 km/h, footrests and pedals of aluminiumm, plus a carbon interior trim in silver Exclusive. The aluminium gear knob, handbrake handle and cover for the BMW “i-Drive System” are available in silver or black anodized finish. Velours foot mats complete the range. (more…)

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JN Hephaiss presented a modified version of the Ferrari 360 Modena, especially focused on improving the aerodynamics. The car’s body kit include a front spoiler, side skirt and rear-end diffuser, all of which are available in two materials: FRP and Carbon (dark colored spoilers). Other modification include the exhaust/muffler system and the 19-inch O.Z. rims. The price for the entire package is around $22,000. (more…)

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Vortech Engineering is preparing a tuned up 635 hp version of the Corvette Z06. The kit, which starts at $6,695, comes with everything you need for installation, including the supercharger, air-to-air aluminum intercooler, compressor bypass valve, aluminum mounting brackets and hardware, high-flow fuel pump, oversize fuel injectors, and a custom Diablo Sports handheld programmer to reflash the factory ECU with optimized settings. The modifications will make the V8 engine take the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 and to 160 km/h in 7.8 seconds which is very impressive. (more…)

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The engineers and designers at Kicherer presented the SL K60 Evo Black. Pretty long name, but the car worths the effort or remembering it.

Thanks to the Kicherer K60 Biturbo 12-cylinder engine fitted with 605hp/445kW, the SL 600 becomes one of the most powerful roadsters around the globe. 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and 200 km/h after 14.2 seconds are values speaking for themselves, just like the electronically limited peak speed of 300 km/h.

The are shod with Z-rated Continentals: 255/30 in front and 305/25 in the rear.

An aero body kit consists of a front apron with a large central air intake and a new rear diffuser and deck lid and 20-inch Kicherer RS-1 alloy wheels. Also, carbon trim pieces are available to dress up the cabin. (more…)

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The Swiss tuner Sportec presented their version of the Audi S3, which has been moded into a pretty powerful car. The car is powered by Audi’s 2.0 TFSI engine which has been raised from 265 hp to 300 hp and now takes the car from 0 to 100 in just 4.9 seconds (1 second faster than the “regular” S3) and has a top speed of 265 km/h (165 mph).

Other features of the Audi S3 by Sportec are stainless steel exhaust system extending from the catalyst, exclusive 18 and 19 inch aluminum wheels Mono 10, special sport brake system or coil-over suspension. The finishing touch is added by the aluminum pedals and footrest and the optional Alcantara interior equipment. And we especially like the black and green combination available in these pictures. (more…)

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A few days ago we wrote about Hamann tuning the Ferrari F430. It seems that Hamann likes Ferrari, because they’ve presented their modified version of the Ferrari F430 Spider. Not so impressive as the Black Miracle, but still, a wonderful car. Click to see more pictures. (more…)

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Don’t you just love it when tuners decide to modify already powered-up cars? We certainly do. It’s the case of JE Design, which decided to modify the Seat Leon Cupra, so they upgraded the 2.0 TFSI engine which now produces 285 hp (210kW), that’s 45 hp more than the standard version. The car now goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 261 km/h.

But that’s not all, JE Design prepared a unique body kit for the Seat, with spoiler inserts in the front apron, a matching diffuser insert in the rear bar, a modified front grille and headlight covers to give a more aggressive look, plus side sills, air channels in both the front and rear bumpers and finally, a rear wing for added downforce.

The Leon also comes with 18in or optional 19in multipsoke alloys finished in a chrome paint or matt black. But that’s not all, it seems that JE Design engineers prepare a more powerful version, with 300 hp, plus some other exterior modifications. (more…)

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At the Wörthersee 2007 Auto Show Volkswagen unveiled its hotted up Golf GTI W12 650 concept car, a race inspired hot hatch packing a Biturbo W12 engine developing peak power of 650hp (477kW) at 6,000rpm and torque of 750Nm.

The first thing that pops into your eyes is the exterior, which has been modded with a full wide-bodykit, the GTI now measures 1.88m wide, and rides on super-wide 295mm rubber at the back. These tires had to be specially engineered to fit the unique light alloy wheels. Inside, there’s Alcantara and an assortment of new switchgear and gauges located behind the transparent flip-up switch guards.

The W12 Concept is powered by 6.0-liter Biturbo engine placed longitudinal directly behind the driver and the front seat passenger and has a 6-speed automatic transmission. With these, the GTI W12 650 goes from 0 to 100 in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 325 km/h. (more…)

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Hamann Motorsport presented a special edition of the Ferrari 430. The car, named “Black Miracle” is looks spectacular and got a new racing car look, with new front spoiler, wide rocker panel wings, a powerful rear wing and Hamann air dams.

Additionally included in the “Black Miracle“ design are finished aerodynamic parts in red, orange or yellow as well as coloured side mirrors and brake callipers, tinted rear lights, a coloured engine cover framing, dark tinted windows (including front window), bi-coloured leather furnishings (any choice of colour combinations), Hamann logos within the head rests as well as the wheels finished in the colour of the aerodynamic components and with completely covered black matt rim flange.

Hamann used new motronic programming including a new rear silencer plus a sporty high-performance header and sport steel catalyst, so the “Black Miracle†now has a performance increase of 36kW /50 HP which is naturally a plus for vehicle performance. (more…)

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How do you get a super car? Well, you take one of the most beautiful luxury coupes out there, the Mercedes CL600, you give it a 6.3 liter V12 engine that produces 730 hp and takes the car to 340 km/h (210 mph), you give the engine some tweaks, so it can be legal and you also equipped it with a lot of expensive gadgets and materials…and what you get? You have maybe the most amazing and powerful super coupe in the world, the new Brabus SV12 Biturbo Coupe.

Now let’s see…why do we say it’s the most powerful and amazing? Because, as we said, the V12 engine has 730 hp, goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, 200 km/h after just 11.9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 340 km/h. To make this engine legal, the Brabus engineers had to install a unique crankshaft with a longer stroke, increase the cylinder bore and add new forged pistons, precision-machine the cylinder heads and finally, fit them with four special camshafts.

The interior, as you probably expected is top of the line in luxury. It has almost everything you can imagine, from scuff plates with illuminated Brabus logo or an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel to an exclusive customized interior crafted from soft yet durable Brabus Mastik leather and the finest Alcantara. View more pics after the jump. (more…)

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