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 |  Dec 29 2011, 7:00 PM

CEC Wheels has long been an authorized distributor of high-end TechArt products for various Porsche models, but it appears that’s no longer the case.

They are currently liquidating their TechArt inventory at deeply discounted prices – so now would be a great time to snag some TechArt goods if you’ve been in the market for some.They stated that effective immediately they are no longer affiliated with TechArt and will be replacing their Porsche tuning programs with a new company shortly. Regardless, give CEC a call at 800-766-0064 to see what genuine TechArt products they have left for your Porsche.

 |  Jan 31 2011, 4:24 PM

Undeniably those that are able to afford the limited quantity Lexus LFA, probably have some expendable income to customize their Japanese supercar. Lexus North America has been making a strong push in marketing the LFA to the affluent and now they have a boost thanks to CEC, with their announcement of three different tuning packages available to LFA Nurburgring edition owners.

CEC has high hopes for their LFA tuning packages, hoping to build “the most expensive and rarest of all the LFA supercars that Lexus will manufacturer and sell worldwide,” according to Sherif Yassa, Vice President of CEC.

The focus of the tuning packages will mainly be on the aesthetic, which is a safe bet given how finely tuned the LFA’s powerplant is. Lexus has reported to us that the Nurburgring edition LFA will have 10-hp more than the standard LFA thanks to further development by Lexus’ engineers.

There are no images of the package available yet, but to get a better look at CEC’s light weight forged wheels on the LFA, hit the link below.

[Source: Autoblog]

 |  Aug 20 2010, 9:48 PM

Claus Ettensberger, founder of CEC Wheels, was fortunate enough to have some of the Lexus PR types bring a Lexus LFA around so he could take a little test drive. What these Lexus people didn’t know was that Claus doesn’t just sell wheels, he’s CLAUS, which means he must drive completely crazy all the time.

Claus is a 4-year veteran of the Bullrun Rally, and also participates in the Gumball3000, generally in some type of tuned German exotic. Well, now Claus has a new record to add to his rally trophies: the first person to be caught speeding in the Lexus supercar.

Hit the jump to watch the short video and see just how fast Claus was going. Ouch.

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 |  Jul 12 2010, 4:56 PM

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CEC Wheels has just announced their fleet of six vehicles attending this year’s Bullrun Rally. Starting from New York City and ending at Las Vegas, Nevada, we’re fairly confident this year’s Bullrun (which has just gotten underway) will be full of crazy antics. This year’s all star lineup from CEC Wheels consists of a pair of Mercedes-Benz C63s, an Aston Martin Vantage convertible, a pair of Ferrari 430s (one of them being a Spyder) and our favorite of the bunch, a Black Series-converted Mercedes-Benz SL63.

But let’s not overlook one of these Ferrari F430s. At a quick glance one may think it’s simply flat black, but on closer inspection this stallion sports a wicked carbon-fiber wrap. It’s got quite the sinister look and feel to it. The pair of C63′s don’t stand out to us, and neither does the red Spyder F430. (Aren’t we snobs?).

The Black Series-converted SL63 is worth taking a closer look at. The flat white exterior is definitely a nice change of pace from the matte black we’ve seen everywhere over the years. Our biggest complaint though is the ride height, but we’re sure CEC dialed-it in before they departed this past weekend on July 10th.

We’ll be sure to follow-up this week as things surface related to this year’s Bullrun.

GALLERY: CEC Wheels Six Car 2010 Bullrun Team

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[Source: CEC Wheels]