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 |  Aug 04 2011, 4:00 PM

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Hyundai Germany has announced a limited production of just 50 units for a Genesis Coupe GT, inspired by the Hyundai Schuhmann Motor Sport Team. The team is famous for campaigning a Genesis Coupe at the Nurburgring 24-hour race. The Genesis Coupe GT will come with the standard 3.8L V6 powerplant with 306-hp and 266 lb-ft of torque but will feature a quad-tipped, stainless steel exhaust.

Other modifications to the Genesis Coupe GT include suspension upgrades, lowering the Genesis by about 1.2-inches giving it better handling and a meaner stance. The vehicle is lowered on a set of 19-inch OZ Ultraleggera wheels in a matte graphite finish, wrapped with Dunlop Sport Maxx GT rubber.

Available only in Germany, the Genesis Coupe GT is priced at $59,445 on today’s conversation rates.

GALLERY: Hyundai Genesis Coupe GT

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 |  Jun 29 2010, 8:54 PM

Now here’s something we’re digging from bumper to bumper. Sport-Wheels out of Germany has built one real clean and killer looking Volkswagen Golf R that they’ve called “The Bull.” It pushes out 330-hp from the factory 270-hp and backs it up with some simple yet functional modifications on the outside and inside the wheel wells.

In addition to the 60-hp upgrade, torque is increased from approximately 260 ft-lbs to 330 ft-lbs, giving the Golf plenty of go from the 2.0L TSI engine. This is achieved through Sport-Wheels’ own ECU upgrade ($975) and turbo-back exhaust system ($2,380). The Golf is lowered with a set of KW V3 coilovers ($1,890) offering both height and dampening adjustability.

On the outside, Sport-Wheels offers a set of 20-inch OZ Ultraleggera HLT wheels in a 8.5-wide variety wrapped with 235/30/20 tires. Standard flat black or silver finish is available for around $3,500 while the interesting glossy red finish is available for close to $4,950.

We’re just loving the simple combination of proven horsepower bolt-ons, a true set of coilover suspension and fitting wheels to set this Golf apart from the crowd. And it’s all done under a reasonable budget!

[Source: E Motor Auto]

GALLERY: Sport-Wheels Volkswagen Golf R Bull

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 |  Jun 04 2009, 9:10 AM

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Nissan is launching a limited Europe-only Nürburgring Edition of its 370Z. But don’t worry if you don’t live in Europe… it’s not as exciting as it sounds.

The cars are inspired by the bright yellow racers that competed at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hour race and will share the same Premium Ultimate Yellow paint. They will also get special decals, a Cobra exhaust system, a numbered plaque and 19-inch OZ wheels with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT tires, that measure 255/40/19 up front and 285/35/19 out back.

And… well… that’s it.

According to CarScoop, Nissan’s press release doesn’t say anything about suspension modifications and the Z will continue to be powered by the standard 331hp 3.7-liter V6.

Pricing is set at $50,400 Euros ($71,700) and buyers will also get a $215 gift card for the Nürburgring – which should buy at least a few laps.

Just 80 of the Nissan 370Z Nürburgring Edition models will be produced.

NOTE: Nissan has yet to release any photos of the 370Z Nürburgring Edition. The picture above is purely for illustrative purposes.

[Source: CarScoop]