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 |  Dec 21 2011, 5:00 PM

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It’s been a long while since we’ve come across a new ASMA Design creation, but it looks like it was worth the wait. ASMA has always been common bait for us to make fun of and they didn’t fail to impress with their Porsche Cayenne Turbo project.

As expected, ASMA Design released the photos of the project with very little details, but we don’t even need words to describe what’s going on here. Over the top, super aggressive styling results in an atrocious and terrible project and just does a terrific job ruining Porsche’s classy SUV. The wider fenders and side skirts are just completely out of place, while the front and rear bumpers are downright absurd.

About the only thing respectable about the project are the 22-inch wheels on each corner, and the fact that genuine carbon fiber was used for the body kit – as terrible as it is. But hey, we’re glad ASMA has something to show off, we were getting a little bored around here with nothing to ridicule.

GALLERY: ASMA Design Porsche Cayenne Turbo

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[Source: GT Spirit]

 |  Jul 15 2011, 1:25 PM

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ASMA has developed a reputation for doing very special things to cars, mainly ruining them by going way over the top with their styling packages. From their Panamera project to their widebody CL and even the exotic SLR, ASMA has become notorious for accomplishing feats in design that many of us couldn’t even fathom. And always out to satisfy, their release of several color variants of their Mercedes-Benz G-Class almost leaves us speechless.

Almost. As odd as the G-Wagon’s styling is, ASMA has somehow found a way to make it even more absurd and out-of-this-world, especially when presented in outlandish colors such as hot pink. The complete body kit comes with the insane front bumper that would probably look better on a Cayenne, the multi-vented hood, widebody fender extensions, rear lip spoiler and roof spoiler.

The renders show off the available color choices that ASMA is willing to do for both the inside and the out. Truth be told, this is one of their more acceptable packages, but we’re just surprised people actually buy their product.

GALLERY: ASMA Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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 |  Oct 05 2010, 9:01 PM

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We can’t even imagine what you’re thinking of this if you’re not a fan of the stock Porsche Panamera to begin with. ASMA has taken a car that already had controversial styling and made it into a solidly ugly machine.

Here are our major complaints: ASMA took the Panamera and made it slightly more aggressive with a widebody setup, yet seems to retain a wheel and tire fitment made for a standard Panamera body. And then there’s the front bumper that is so open, loud and obnoxious that we’re not even sure if it belongs on any car. And we don’t even want to mention the rear of the car, which looks like some radically designed spaceship.

It’s a little disappointing because certain aspects of the kit seem promising if at a certain point they just decided to stop adding more lines and vents. The wheels aren’t half bad, we’re guessing they would pair up nicely with a stock body Panamera. But for now we’ll have to give them a big thumbs down for their effort and hopefully one day we’ll stop seeing creations like this from ASMA. Wait, nevermind… we can always use the laugh.

GALLERY: ASMA Porsche Panamera

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[Source: GT Spirit]

 |  Apr 23 2009, 11:31 AM

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While bankers and stock market gurus go bankrupt, there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of money over in Dubai. Case in point; the crazy Mercedes tuner ASMA Design has released yet another over-the-top creation, custom built for someone who obviously has cash to spare.

Called the PhantASMA (get it?), this widebody Mercedes CL65 has received a complete makeover, with an all new carbon shell that has been painted chrome. The fenders are 35mm (roughly 1.4-inches) wider than stock and, of course, the PhantASMA features ASMA’s signature cow-catcher front grille.

Inside those fenders are a set of ASMA’s own 22-inch wheels, measuring 9.5-inches up front and 11.5-inches in the rear. Wrapped around those wheels are a set of rather modest 255/30/22 (front) and 295/25/22 (rear) tires.

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ASMA also got under the hood of the CL65 and tinkered with the twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine so that it now produces 725hp and 870 ft-lbs of torque. ASMA claims a 0-62 mph run in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph.

Full specifications aren’t yet available, however, in ASMA’s initial press release they did think it important to include the vehicle’s average fuel economy rating, which, by the way, is 19.8 liters/100 km (or roughly 11.9 mpg).

GALLERY: ASMA Design CL65: The PhantASMA

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 |  Jan 21 2009, 10:00 AM

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In a perfect world there would be a small office in the Hague dedicated to prosecuting crimes against automobiles. And enemy number one would be ASMA. OK, the real enemy number one would be West Coast Customs, but ASMA would at least hold the dubious title in Europe.

ASMA has produced several bizarre vehicles in the past but the company’s latest, the Perfectus SLR is just plain horrendous.

Commissioned by the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, the altered SLR features a completely reworked body made of carbon fiber. Power has received an upgrade with a modified version of the 5.5-liter supercharged V8 now pumping out 700hp and 630 ft-lbs of torque. ASMA claims this is good for a 0-62 mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 218 mph.

ASMA has said it will produce additional version of the Perfects SLR for an asking price of one million Euros, but one can only hope the company is brought to justice before any more atrocities make their way onto the streets of the world’s wealthier regions.

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