The Tokyo Auto Salon isn’t just about Japanese cars. On the contrary, there’s a large selection of European models, especially thanks to the growing trend for RAUH-Welt Begriff modified Porsches. Originally a company that modified Toyota AE 86s, founder Nakai-San took his passion for unique style and applied it to classic air-cooled Porsches. So what… Continue Reading...
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There are tuner shops, and then there are tuner manufacturers. What’s the difference? While a Tuner shop will bolt on spoilers and body kits, and some good tuner shops can even enhance your engines performance; a tuner manufacturer takes a bare shell and makes the entire car themselves to meet their customer’s requirements. That is… Continue Reading...
Unveiled ahead of its official debut at the 2011 SEMA Show is this very custom Rauh-Welt Porsche 965. The wide fendered, deep dish wheeled, humongously spoilered tuner Porsche is the property of former 0-60 editor Brian Scotto. Recenty Scotto made the switch to work with motorsports personality Ken Block and now runs Block’s “Hoonigan” brand…. Continue Reading...
***UPDATE*** AutoGuide.com has been contacted by former “0-60 Magazine” Editor and Brand Director for Ken Block’s new brand “Hoonigan“, Brian Scotto, who has informed us that the car does not in fact belong to Ken Block. There is, however, a connection, with the actual owner being none-other than Scotto himself, who does plan to show… 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...
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...
As if Porsche‘s GT2 wasn’t potent enough from the factory, the masterminds at Wimmer RS have taken the factory 620-hp to a fun-filled 703-hp, with 597 ft-lbs of torque to boot. The horsepower boost comes thanks to a new pair of optimized turbochargers, an air intake adjustment, tuning of the throttle valve, a new sport… Continue Reading...
Not so long ago we revealed that Merdad was working on a Porsche Cayenne coupe conversion, and now it looks like they’re introducing two renditions of the current-generation Cayenne to the world at the MPH (Prestige & Performance Motor) show. Merdad will be showing off their new 3-door Porsche Cayenne 902 coupe alongside the Merdad… Continue Reading...
Ruf has just released their newest creation, a 911 Porsche Roadster inspired by Porsche’s 1967 911 Targa. The Ruf Roadster comes fully equipped with an integrated roll cage for extra safety and chassis reinforcement to go along with the versatility of open air driving. Powered by the six-cylinder boxer engine that pushes out 400-hp, Ruf’s… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
Obviously when it comes to modifying cars, there’s a different style and process to building and customizing each project. But at the top of almost everyone’s wish list is an aftermarket suspension, not only lowering the vehicle to give it a more aggressive stance, but to also improve its handling. There are major cons to… Continue Reading...
Available starting next month is famed Porsche tuner TechArt’s package for the 911 Turbo S. And as with all TechArt tuning packages, we’re thoroughly impressed inside and out with its numbers. Horsepower is increased by 90-hp to 620-hp and torque goes up 89 ft-lbs for an impressive 605 ft-lbs of torque. Acceleration is clearly at… Continue Reading...
Misha Designs has mostly specialized in Porsche spoilers in the past but we’re guessing given the fairly decent success they’ve had with their Mercedes-Benz SL project, the company decided to dabble in producing a full kit for the Porsche 997. Well, we’re finding the result a little less than stellar, but part of it might… Continue Reading...
Ah the luxury of having a Panamera Turbo. How about having the ability to increase horsepower output by close to 80 at the push of a button? TechArt, famed Porsche tuner, has done just that for the new luxury sedan with their Power Kit. The Power Kit is labeled as TA 070/T1 and empowers the… Continue Reading...
Vivid Racing is the first to reveal Vorsteiner’s newest creation for the Porsche 997 Turbo, the VRT front bumper. With great success manufacturing some of the highest quality body components for Porsche, BMW, Lexus and more, it’s no surprise Vorsteiner has taken the liberty to take the 997 Turbo to even newer heights. Now Vorsteiner… Continue Reading...
Woah, hold that matte black wrap and throw away those buckets of matte white paint. Platinum Motorsport has just revealed its latest project car, a Porsche Panamera sporting matte blue paint. Platinum took Porsche’s luxury sedan and made it sportier, more exotic and unique than any of us could have envisioned when the car first… Continue Reading...
Even though Porsche‘s move to the Panamera caused some controversy, we think it’s safe to say the model has been well received by the general public and the aftermarket. Tuning programs, body kits, suspension and a load of parts have been unleashed for Porsche’s newest luxury sedan and the newest entry to the field is… Continue Reading...
Face lifting and refreshing an older chassis is nothing new to automobile customization. Hot Rodders have been doing it, sport compact tuners are all over it and even European classics are often restored to immaculate conditions for show purposes. None of this is new, but the story behind this Porsche 996 is a tad more… Continue Reading...
No one has ever accused the Porsche Panamera Turbo of being a beauty queen, but German tuner Mansory has just given the car a makeover that will have you running to the nearest eye wash station. Still, Mansory has your attention and that’s just what they want, because the German exotic car tuner isn’t looking… Continue Reading...
While Xenatec is dreaming up a Porsche Cayenne pick-up truck, Merdad is doing the opposite offering a true two-door coupe conversion for the Porsche Cayenne. Yes, you can rub those eyes again because they’re not deceiving you, this is no dream concept car. We don’t know much about Merdad, but the company is owned by… Continue Reading...
Porsche Tequipment is introducing three new products – all of which are certain to resonate with owners of Germany’s legendary sports cars. Up first is undeniably one of our favorites: Fuchs wheels. These old-school five-spoke black rims with silver lips are certain to differentiate the wanabes from the true enthusiasts. Re-introduced on the 911 Sport… Continue Reading...
While most of the world claims that there are only two things in life that are guaranteed, death and taxes, we’d like to add TechArt customization for every single Porsche model to the list. Anytime there’s a new Porsche you can bet that TechArt will be hot on its heels with upgrades for that particular… Continue Reading...
For the most part Hennessey is known for their tuning prowess on American vehicles but they have dabbled on plenty of luxury European cars from the Mercedes-Benz SL65 to Audi’s R8 and even Lamborghinis. But now the power-hungry experts at Hennessey have turned their attention to Porsche‘s Panamera. Starting with a Porsche Panamera Turbo, Hennessey… Continue Reading...
The carbon fiber experts at Vorsteiner are at it again, this time unveiling renderings for their latest concept car – a modified Porsche Panamera. Here at AutoGuide we absolutely love the Panamera, be it the standard Panamera S, or the monstrously powerful Turbo. But…. and it’s a big but… we just really can’t fall in… Continue Reading...