Archive for August, 2011

31 Aug 2011

VATH tunes the Mercedes CL63 AMG

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VÄTH has introduced a new tuning plan for the facelifted Mercedes CL63 AMG (C216).

Under the actual hood, the Hösbach-based company offers a V63S package deal which will adds a revised ECU and a stainless-steel sport exhaust system. Thanks to these tweaks, the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine produces 630 PS (463 kW / 621 hp) and 930 Nm (685 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 86 PS (63 kW / 85 hp) and 130 Nm (96 lb-ft). This enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

Elsewhere, the tuner puts a sport suspension component, a high-performance stopping system and 20-inch alloy wheels. Customers can also order a carbon fiber design package which adds the lightweight material to the mirrors, spoiler and rear diffuser.

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30 Aug 2011

Lamborghini Murcielago SV body kit from DMC

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German tuner GMC offers a brand new kit for those who want to keep their Lamborghini Murcielago looking clean.

Based on the Lamborghini Murcielago SV Edition, called the LP-670, the SV body kit offers new bumpers, an integrated rear diffuser and a large rear wing just about all made of carbon fiber, to the Murcielago. DMC also fits a stainless-steel sport rear silencer and offers a good optional sport metallic catalytic converter.

An ECU remap additionally pushes power up to 600 PS (441 kW / 592 bhp) and 495 Nm (365 lb-ft).

Finally, on the inside, DMC offers a complete is carbon fiber as well as top-grade leather.

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29 Aug 2011

Mercedes SLK by Brabus

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Brabus has revealed their brand new tuning plan for the re-designed Mercedes SLK.

On the design front, the design can be outfitted with a front lip spoiler, decreasing springs (which reduce the ride height by thirty millimeters) and a variety of wheels in sizes from 17- to 20-inches.   Away back, there’s a trunk-mounted spoiler, a rear diffuser and a four-tailpipe sport exhaust program.

Inside, clients may order aluminium pedals, stainless-steel scuff plates and Mastik leather-based or Alcantara upholstery.

The four-cylinder motors can be designed with ECO PowerXtra CGI auxiliary manage modules which are “custom-tailored to each respective motor version and can be set up by any official Mercedes-Benz seller in less than an hour thanks to their ‘plug and play’ design.” It enables the SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY to produce 209 PS (154 kW / 207 hp) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque – {an increase|a rise} of 26 PS (19 kW / 25 hp) and 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).

On the other hand, the SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY produces 230 PS (169 kW / 226 hp) instead of the standard 204 PS (150 kW / 201 hp). An optional intercooler and wastegate valve can raise the output to 240 PS (176 kW / 236 hp) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque, which enables the roadster to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 248 km/h (154 mph).

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28 Aug 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta by Novitec

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German tuner Novitec likes its Italian cars and it is now offered a really comprehensive package for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

Things get started below the hood where Novitec adds a little juice to the 1.4 TB 16V unit for an output of 141 PS (104 kW / 139 bhp), up from the series 120 PS (88 kW / 118 bhp).

The 1.4 MultiAir unit also gets dialed up from its regular 170 PS (125 kW / 168 bhp) to a healthier 195 PS (141 kW / 193 bhp).

For the range-topper, Novited uprates the 1.8 liter turbo engine to 261 PS (192 kW / 256 bhp) and 386 Nm of torque (285 lb-ft). With that freshly designed unit the Giulietta does the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 6.5 seconds and features a top speed of 251 km/h (156 mph).

Novitec also does all 3 diesel variants of Giulietta (details in the press release below).

The tuner then offers a range of wheels from 18-inch to 20-inches in dimension, sport springs that lower the suspension by 35 mm or a stainless-steel coil-over suspension with adjustable height and damper rates, as well as sport mufflers.

The aero kit consists of a three-piece (right, left, central) front fascia lip spoiler, side skirts, and back bumper with integrated diffuser.

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28 Aug 2011

BMW 6-Series Cabrio by Lumma Design

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German tuner Lumma Design has done a little re-sculpting of the BMW 6-Series Cabriolet.

Lumma Design is always good for adding a unique and wilder take on a typical stodgy German design. And that’s what they’ve done here with that black rear wing on this white 6er Cabrio.

The complete aerodynamic package includes a front bumper with a matching rear bumper, checkerboard-design grille inserts as well as that large rear wing. The tuner also fits a four-piped sport exhaust system that adds a little growl to the 6er.

For the wheels, Lumma Design provides its own rims in polished chrome – 9.5 x 21-inches at the front and 10.5 x 21-inches at the rear. Tires dimensions are 255/30R21 and 295/25R21 front and back, respectively.

On the inside is a new flattened and ergonomically shaped steering wheel finished in carbon and leather. Lumma logos adorn the new white instrument dials which work visually in tandem with the white seat belts.

Aluminum pedals are also added, studded with black rubber for grip, and checkerboard-design carbon trims are laid on the inside door sills, dashboard, handbrake and seat backs.

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