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Brabus announces 850-hp Mercedes E 63 AMG

Published by on May 14, 2014 in Aftermarket/Tuning Leave a comment

Even though the German tuning company specialized in turning Mercedes cars into beasts already has a program for the E-Class, it looks like there’s always room for more, so Brabus has just announced the Brabus 850 6.0 BiTurbo package based on the E 63 AMG. As you can imagine, the highlight is represented by what’s under the hood, where the standard 5.5-liter V8 got an increased displacement of 5.9-liters and helped by several important upgrades, it now produces a whooping 850-hp and 848 lb-ft (1,1150 Nm) of torque. Using a seven-speed MCT Speedshift automatic transmission, the car is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and it gets incredibly faster when the E 63 AMG comes with the 4Matic four-wheel drive system (just 3.1 seconds). Depending on the tires and the electronic speed limiter settings, the Brabus 850 6.0 BiTurbo has a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).

Not that it mattered after reading those numbers, but Brabus also made some significant styling and comfort updates. First of all, many body parts were replaced by carbon fiber ones, such as the front bumper or the rear diffuser, while the aggressive look is emphasized by the 20-inch Monoblock wheels available with Yokohama, Pirelli or Continental tires. The interior has also been customized and offers features such as leather upholstery or carbon fiber inserts. [Read the full article…]

Careful, this Ferrari 458 Italia might hurt your eyes

Published by on May 7, 2014 in Aftermarket/Tuning Leave a comment

Ferrari 458 Italia Tuning LB Performance

So what happens when Papa Smurf decides to modify a Ferrari 458 Italia? Well, we get an interesting package that some might love, others might hate. We’re not sure on what side are we, because we try not to judge. Anyway, the ones responsible for this creation are not the smurf, but the folks from LB Performance, who claim that this paint wasn’t part of the plan in the beginning, so the color is not this car’s main highlight.

Once your eyes get used to that blue paint, you might notice that this 458 is wider than a stock Ferrari, because the guys from Liberty Walk, led by Wataru Kato, modified the fenders and widened them to make room for those extra wide 20-inch wheels which were also painted in a striking blue color. The car’s look is quite strange, since the wider fenders are actually bolted to the car’s body. The other parts were also modified, just like the exhaust system, which is not the standard one. [Read the full article…]

Range Rover Evoque tuning by LARTE Design

Published by on May 5, 2014 in Aftermarket/Tuning Leave a comment

It looks like good news can come from Russia too, not just the mess they created in Ukraine. Because last month local tuning company LARTE Design unveiled their upgrade package for the Range Rover Evoque.

When you first look at these images, the first things that pops is the car’s exterior, which we must say, is not bad at all. The Russian replaced the front bumper with a more sporty one that also has integrated LED daytime running lights, while the rear part also got a new bumper, new rear diffuser, plus an interesting exhaust system with three pipes (this is the only part which we’re not sure we like). And to make sure the car is striking enough, like any respectable Russian likes, the Evoque by LARTE Design comes with a two-tone red and black finish and 21-inch black rims. [Read the full article…]

Brabus releases two new packages for the G-Class

Published by on May 4, 2014 in Aftermarket/Tuning Leave a comment

The famous German tuning company seems to be busy lately, as they’ve just announced two new programs, both for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and, as you’d expect from Brabus, both very impressive.

The first one is is called the Brabus G65 800 iBusiness and is a combination between a luxury office, a capable off-roader and a supercar. The fact that the G-Class is one of the most respected off-road vehicles on the market today is not a secret to anyone. Also, Mercedes keeps offering extremely powerful versions of the G-Class, such as the G65 AMG, which is powered by a turbocharged V12 that produces 612-hp and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. This means 0 to 62 mph acceleration in 5.3 seconds and an electronically limited to speed of 143 mph, performance which are more than enough for any normal human being out there. [Read the full article…]

Shelby Mustang GT500 by TruFiber

Published by on May 4, 2014 in Aftermarket/Tuning Leave a comment

Every time we hear about a new tuning program for the Ford Mustang we can’t help thinking “Oh, dear, not another Mustang on steroids”. And then we come across something like this.

And it’s not that a Shelby GT500 isn’t aggressive enough with its 662-hp and 630 Nm (855 Nm) of torque (not to mention the Super Snake package), but we came to the conclusion that there’s not really too much when it comes to adding a little something extra to a Mustang. And apparently that’s how the folks over at TruFiber feel about it too, because they got to work and replaced the standard hood with a new one, made from carbon-fiber and featuring an impressive power dome. Carbon fiber was also used for the front lip spoiler, while the headlights were blacked out, just like the taillights. [Read the full article…]

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Audi R8 tuning program by Prior Design

May 3, 2014

So what’s better than a tuning program for a supercar? A photo shoot with a tuning program for a supercar. Because that’s exactly what the guys from Addicted to Light did with Prior Desing’s latest kit for the Audi R8, called the PD850 Wide-Body. The package includes a lot of awesome features such as new […]

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The most impressive tow truck ever?

May 3, 2014

Even though they’re not the most comfortable cars or offer the best performances, there has always been something extremely special about hot rods and the combination between rear-wheel drive and huge V8s will always be seductive. But we’re not going to talk about hot rods today, but about rat rods. Don’t know the difference? Well, […]