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 |  Jan 17 2011, 9:05 AM

For years, Hirsch Performance out of Switzerland has been producing tuner parts for Saabs. The parts weren’t just for looks either as they also increased the performance of these cars.

This partnership has just gotten serious, as Saab has now announced that Hirsch Performance will be its official performance parts supplier, and these parts for the first time will also be available in America. So come spring-time, you can go to your local Saab dealer and order items to upgrade your 2007-2011 model 9-3 and 2010-2011 model 9-5.

Upgrades include new engine mapping, aero kits, spoilers, wheels, suspension tuning, exhaust upgrades and even interior trimmings. These upgrades will be performed by Saab dealers and will not affect the warranty in any way.

Pricing has not been announced yet, but that will follow in a few months time.

[Source: Autoblog]

 |  Oct 16 2010, 10:14 PM

When Mercedes-Benz first released its SLS AMG flgaship sports car, we found it hard to believe that an aftermarket tuner would have the audacity to alter its fine lines in a negative way.

Instead of keeping it subtle and clean, FAB Design outfitted this SLS AMG with an all new front bumper that sports additional vents and a front lip, neither of which seem to fit with the classic design of the SLS. The side skirts are minimal in design, but the roof scoop has got to go. The rear bumper could be worse and the rear spoiler also seems a tad out of place. FAB Design’s choice of blinged-out 20-inch wheels further shows how far off the mark the Swiss tuner is with complementing the SLS AMG’s natural lines.

The good news is, they were able to eke out another 40-hp from the already potent V8 power plant. So we guess if that option is available on its own, then we’d be all over that. That is, if we even had an SLS AMG laying around for us to ruin.

[Source: Carscoop]

GALLERY: Fab Design Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG