If Ron Dennis were dead, he’d probably be rolling over in his grave. But he’s not, so we imagine he just had a rough sleep last night. Why you ask? Well, it’s because the wacky tuners at Mansory have gotten a hold of his latest pride and joy, the McLaren MP4-12C. Set to be unveiled… Continue Reading...
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Boy oh boy. We’ve seen some pretty bad project cars in our time, some of which can’t be unseen. This, however, might be the most atrocious yet. The victimized vehicle comes from Bosnia, where its owner decided to transform the Mercedes sedan with some Bugatti styling. Unfortunately it just didn’t work out very well and… Continue Reading...
For those who are paying close attention to the aftermarket industry, this years SEMA Show might always be remembered as the year RAUH-Welt became a household name. Well, maybe just among car nuts. RAUH-Welt Begriff or RWB for short, is a small Japanese tuner known for its wildly customized air cooled Porsches, with big fender… Continue Reading...
Is it a crime or just a really good idea? One thing is for sure, this SEMA Show car is an excellently executed project. On display at the Heatshield Products booth and built by Kevin Byrd, this E30 BMW M3 has its hood off for a reason. Rather than the 2.3-liter 4-cylinder that it came… Continue Reading...
Recently, California based BMW tuning company, Dinan Cars, revealed a video of its latest engine project. Beginning with the V10 BMW S85 engine found in the E60 BMW M5, which remains one of the most sophisticated power plants engineered to date, Dinan bored and stroked the displacement from 5-liters to 5.8-liters, and then installed performance… Continue Reading...
Novitec, famous for tuning Italian gems from Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Ferrari, recently added a new offshoot called Novitec Tridente to expand its portfolio to include Maserati as well. After having worked on the Gran Turismo, Gran Cabrio, and Quattroporte, it’s now time for something more hardcore. Enter Novitec Tridente’s latest project, the focused Maserati… Continue Reading...
An owner from Campbell, California is getting rid of his old BMW 528i on eBay. Nothing special right? Wrong! That’s because this immaculate E28 has undergone a heart transplant that removed its wheezing 2.8-liter inline-6 for GM’s LS1 V8 engine plucked from a Chevrolet Camaro and mated to a 6-speed transmission. After the project’s completion,… Continue Reading...
Displayed for the first time at the Frankfurt Auto Show earlier last month Mansory’s SLS “Cormeum” is a wild take on the Mercedes-Benz flagship sports car. With an entire body that has been refitted with Mansory’s now famous ultra-wide carbon fiber weave, the German exotic car tuner claims a total weight reduction of 200 lbs…. Continue Reading...
To celebrate 50 year since the first partnership between Aston Martin and Italian coachbuilder Zagato, the duo have now revealed the V12 Zagato which will go on display at the upcoming Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza. Based on the V12 Vantage the the car uses the same 5.9-liter engine and makes 510-hp. The body has been… Continue Reading...
If you want a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano but think it suffers from being too elegant, then the Mansory Stallone might just be up your alley. Mansory has made quite a name for itself by customizing exotic machinery to its clients individual needs, and it is clear, money doesn’t necessarily buy you good taste. Hence… Continue Reading...
Never one to disappoint, Mansory has revealed a host of new models at the Geneva Auto Show, including this rendition of the Mercedes-Benz SLS. With an all-new carbon fiber shell, Mansory claims the car is almost 200 lbs lighter than the stock vehicle. Rather than just replace parts, Mansory got creative with the body, adding… Continue Reading...
Have you ever said to yourself: “Gee, I wish my MINI matched my super cute Louis Vuitton hand bag”? And because too much of a good thing is never a bad idea, there’s a MINI that looks like the designer brand just puked all over it. CoverEFX, a German tuning company, has put subtly aside… Continue Reading...
Lotus has just announced it will debut a Mansory-tuned version of its Evora sports car at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show. In a brief statement, the British sports car company makes it very clear that this is in now way a new version of the car, not is it a facelift, but simply a look… Continue Reading...
Everytime we feel that Mansory can’t top its previous creation, it looks like the out-of-the-box vehicle builders have no end of out-of-the-box thoughts. Most recently, they’ve taken their already modified Porsche Panamera creation and have decided to splash a highlighter-bright yellow to its exterior. Prestige Cars in in the United Arab Emirates will be offering... Continue Reading...
Having already announced almost an entirely new lineup of vehicles in 2010, Chrysler is planning to put the focus on accessories at the Detroit Auto Show next week. Among the list of Moparized vehicles will be the new 2012 Fiat 500. Painted matte-black, the small Italian runabout gets a double blue stripe package, as well… Continue Reading...
The Porsche Cayenne is a very accomplished vehicle. Not only can it handle the rough stuff better than most SUVs, but it can also handle tarmac in ways that seems impossible for a vehicle of its girth. So a perfect all rounder you could say. However, if you’re looking for something that performed like the… Continue Reading...
Before the untimely death of Uwe Gemballa, he had given the world a special gift, a modified Ferrari Enzo. Gemballa is one of the most well-known tuners in the world, but all his work was previously focused on Porsches. So the move to work his magic on a Ferrari, and a very rare one at… Continue Reading...
In a world where there’s something for everyone, German tuner Graf Weckerle has introduced its extravagant tuning package for Aston Martin‘s V8 Vantage. The end result is definitely not our cup of tea, but we admit the German tuner does have a way of doing something very unique. Blending history and culture with Aston Martin’s… Continue Reading...
Mercedes-Benz‘s latest and greatest isn’t even out on the market yet and famed Benz-tuner Carlsson has already released renderings of what its tuning package for the styling sedan will look like. Promising to debut the CLS at the Geneva Auto Show in March, Carlsson looks to enhance the exterior and performance of the four-door coupe…. Continue Reading...
Hamann previously released its first Victory iteration with the original Lamborghini Gallardo and now they’ve followed it up with the Victory II on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. The tuning package’s main focal point is its widebody conversion along with plenty more additional carbon fiber parts and increased engine performance. Hamann equips the Gallardo LP560-4 with… Continue Reading...
We’ve never been a huge fan of widebody Lamborghinis or Ferraris, but Anderson Germany has actually executed this one properly. They’ve taken your standard Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and decided to make what they call a ‘White Edition’ out of it by widening its body, outfitting it with 20-inch wheels and enhancing horsepower by 40 additional… Continue Reading...
With all the flashiness and gaudiness of Fenice Milano’s recent entries to the aftermarket world, it’s refreshing to see that Romeo Ferraris was able to tame the tuner down a built to introduce a nice Abarth 500 to the world. Paying tribute to the legendary race circuit, the Monza edition adds a bit more sport… Continue Reading...
When Mercedes rolled out the SLR Stirling Moss edition at the Detroit Auto Show a few years back, we thought perhaps the onslaught of special edition versions of the overpriced and over-hyped supercar had finally come to an end. At least that’s what Mercedes would have had us believe, especially with the McLaren/Mercedes partnership coming… Continue Reading...
While British-tuner Projet Kahn might be best-known for its wheel designs and aero packages for Land Rover models, the company also has a close working relationship with engine tuner Cosworth. In the past Cosworth has worked on tweaking the powerplants in models like the Range Rover Sport and now they plan to expand their expertise… Continue Reading...