29 June 2014

Volvo V40 Pirelli by Heico Sportiv

Pirelli and Heico Sportiv have revealed a specially tuned version of the Volvo V40 to celebrate Pirelli's jubilee.
They used as foundation a V40 T3 model equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. Output has been lifted from the series 150 HP (110 kW) to 200 HP (147 kW), while torque has gone up from 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) to 300 Nm (221 lb-ft). As a result, 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) takes 7.9 seconds, making it 0.9s faster than the stock model. Top speed has also increased from 130 mph (210 km/h) to 143 mph (230 km/h).
The Volvo V40 Pirelli by Heico Sportiv rides on 8x19 VOLUTION VII wheels shod in 235/35 R19 P Zeros. Other changes include a 30mm lowered suspension and a custom body kit with a bi-part front spoiler and a diffuser-look rear skirt. The black and red theme exterior is continued inside the cabin where there are velour floor mats with embossed tire-tread profiles. Heico Sportiv says this special package can be ordered with other engines offered by Volvo.

Source: Heico Sportiv / Pirelli

26 June 2014

Porsche 996 modified by OK-Chiptuning

OK-Chiptuning has released a tuning program for the Porsche 996 inspired by the 1991 German movie Manta, Manta. Power of the engine was increased to 650 HP (478 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque via revised turbochargers and larger injection valves. Other modifications include a bigger fuel pump, new 5-bar fuel pressure regulator and a custom exhaust system sporting 70mm tubes.
The 996 sits on 19-inch TechArt wheels priced at 800 EUR, including the 235/35 R19 and 305/30 R19 tires. OK-Chiptuning also installed a KW stage 3 coilover suspension, a Techart rear spoiler, while inside there are Recaro seats. Lastly, the three-color foliation comes from Cam Shaft Premium Wrapping and costs 2,600 EUR.

Source: OK-Chiptuning


22 June 2014

Ferrari 458 Spider restyled by A. Kahn Design

A. Kahn Design has recently conducted a series of styling changes on a Ferrari 458 Spider. The car seen here is wearing an attractive Grigio Alloy paint and rides on Monza forged alloy wheels which are available in a wide variety of colors and come with the original center caps. It has also received a lowered suspension, black-painted brake calipers, matt rear styling detail and updated front sections.
A series of modifications were brought to the interior as well where UK-based Kahn Design applied its "bespoke touch" and went for a luxurious Nero cabin.

Source: A. Kahn Design

12 June 2014

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta by Revozport

Revozport has introduced a new styling program for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Dubbed the RZF-12, the model features a carbon front splitter ($2100), carbon fiber side skirts ($2900) and a carbon fiber rear spoiler ($1300). If that's not enough carbon, the company also offers a carbon fiber fog light cover ($380) and a carbon fiber rear diffuser ($2900).
Customers can also order a TITAV titanium exhaust system ($7490) and a seven-piece carbon fiber engine cover kit ($6800) that will leave people "speechless when you open your hood."
While the styling package might not win everyone over, Revozport said they wanted to keep things "simple and elegant" to maintain the classy look of the car.

Source: Revozport

31 May 2014

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe PD850 BLACK EDITION Widebody Kit by Prior Design

Prior Design has prepared a widebody kit for the pre-facelift Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. Compatible with all C207 models, the body kit is made from Dura-Flex fiber reinforced plastic and consists of the following components: front bumper, rear bumper with diffuser, side skirts and a front hood add-on. It also contains rear widenings, a rear trunk spoiler and all necessary mounting material.
Optionally available from Prior Design are LED daytime running lights (slim line), exhaust tip and a complete exhaust system. The widebody kit seen here costs 7,990 EUR, without painting and installation costs.  

Source: Prior Design

28 May 2014

Mercedes CLA by Brabus

Brabus has introduced a new tuning program for the Mercedes CLA. Looking tastefully restrained, the model has been equipped with sport springs and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Customers can also order 18- or 19-inch Monoblock alloy wheels which are available in five different designs.
Interior pictures were not released but Brabus says owners can order a bespoke cabin which will be created by their upholstery shop.
For added performance, the CLA 250 can be equipped with a PowerXtra kit that enables the engine to produce 245 HP (180 kW) and 385 Nm (284 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 34 HP (25 kW) and 35 Nm (26 lb-ft) of torque.

Source: Brabus

20 May 2014

German Special Customs Mercedes E-Class

German Special Customs has released the first details about their upcoming styling program for the facelifted Mercedes E-Class. Looking decidedly aggressive, the model has been equipped with a new front bumper that has a carbon fiber spoiler and prominent air intakes. Moving further back, we can see a carbon fiber hood, ventilated front fenders and revised side skirts with carbon fiber accents. Lastly, at the rear, there's a trunk-mounted spoiler, a four-tailpipe exhaust system and a sporty rear bumper with an integrated diffuser.
The company is also expected to offer some engine upgrades, but there's no word on when they will be released or how much extra power they will produce.

Source: German Special Customs

18 May 2014

1993 Bugatti EB110 SS by Brabus

Specialty British dealership Oakfields is selling an ultra-rare Bugatti EB110 Super Sport modified by Brabus for 475,000 GBP (about 740,000 USD / 560,000 EUR). The German aftermarket specialist modified two EB110s but only this one was the lighter and more powerful SS version. Produced in 1993, the vehicle has been fitted with a custom quad exhaust system, blue leather seats and a blue & black leather dashboard.
As a reminder, Bugatti built only 31 units of the SS and all came with a mid-mounted V12 3.5-liter quad-turbo engine outputting 615 bhp (458 kW) mated to a six-speed manual transmission sending those ponies to all four wheels. Lighter than the stock model by about 150 kg (330 lbs), the SS hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 216 mph (348 km/h).

Source: oakfields.com

16 May 2014

BMW X6 M Stealth by Inside Performance

Inside Performance has unveiled their new BMW X6 M Stealth. Looking anything but stealth-like, the crossover has an AC Schnitzer wide body kit and a camouflaged-inspired wrap. There's also a gloss black grille, a KW coilover suspension and 22-inch Vorsteiner wheels with Continental Sport tires.
Moving on to the interior, Inside Performance has installed a data display that shows everything from boost pressure to the current torque and power outputs.
Speaking of the latter, the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine has been equipped with an optimized ECU and a stainless steel sports exhaust system. Thanks to these tweaks the engine develops more than 700 HP (515 kW) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque.

Source: Inside Performance

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