Best tuning projects of the month
German tuner Startech has prepared a pick-up based on the Range Rover off-roader.
100 of unique details made of aluminum, steel, and carbon have been developed for this project. The
model received 80-mm wider wheel arches, 23” wheels, and a pneumatic suspension that reduces the
road clearance by 30 mm.
The off-roader is set in motion via a modernized 5-liter V8 engine with a mechanical booster. It outputs
526 horse powers and allows the car to gain 100 kph in 5.3 seconds from head start. Maximum velocity
is limited to 250 kph.
Loading bay’s length is 110 cm. Cargo bay cover can be opened remotely. When opened, the luggage
compartment’s length increases by 60 cm more.
Italian company Forgiato showed its variant of the Chevrolet Corvette supercar.
The coupe was granted with an aerodynamic “wide body” kit and got its body covered in “gold.”
The car’s rear wings have a sticker of the British company Gold & Co, which, as it seems, took part in the
project. It is known for covering cases of iPhone, Blackberry smartphones, and iPad tablets with gold.
On this car, guys from Forgiato wanted to demonstrate new disks available in the span of 20”-26”
diameter and that can be upgraded by 11 parameters at customer’s request.
Bentley Continental GT coupe project from Vorsteiner.
The manufacturer prepared two cars: the yellow one is a modification with the W12 engine, while white
one is fitted with a turbocharged V8.
They have the same carbon body kits (a new front bumper, skirts, rear bumper with a diffuser, and a
spoiler), but have a different disk design.
Another Range Rover, but this time - from Kahn Design, famous British atelier. Aggressive body kit with a
carbon diffuser, “black gloss” roof painting and gold yellow brake mechanism supports.
The British have also prepared a new exhaust with huge steel pipes and brand-name disks.
Shoreline Motoring has shown its Lamborghini Aventador roadster project.
Modification set isn’t all that serious: the supercar got painted in black mat paint, received a new
exhaust system and new disks, and as well got its brake supports painted red.
Wheel disk manufacturer ADV.1 is preparing a project of a turbocharged 1978 Datsun 280Z together
with several of its partners.
The project was named “Project 2ADZ.1” and suggests not just the appearance modification, but as well
replacement of the standard Nissan engine with a 3.4-liter turbocharged V6 from Toyota Supra.
At the moment, the modernized aggregate outputs 825 hp, but engineers intend to get it to 1,000 hp.
Developers claim that by the end of a drag strip this car achieves the velocity of 257,7 kph.
The completed vehicle will be presented on April 26 at the Festivals of Speed in Miami. At the moment,
the car looks like this.
Japanese tuner Wald International has prepared a styling set for the Lexus NX crossover.
The set includes widened wheel arches, a different front bumper with a spoiler, body threshold patches,
and a new rear bumper. Besides, a rear spoiler and brand-name disks can be ordered for the SUV.
German atelier Pogea Racing has built a 331-hp Fiat 500 Abarth hatchback with a carbon body kit and
lightened cabin. This car can accelerate to 100 kph in 5.1 seconds from head start – 1.8 seconds faster,
than the standard car.
Basic 160-hp 1.4-l engine received a new turbine, forged pistons, improved intake and exhaust systems,
modernized fuel system, and a large intercooler. Also, the car is fitted with the more powerful brakes
and sports absorbers.
In the cabin, the tuners have removed rear seats, replaced a lot of details with composite or aluminum
ones. Improvements, excluding the cost of the car itself, are valued at 12,500,000 euros – this is a price
of a regular base case Fiat 500 in Germany.
American tuner Hennessey has presented an improvement project for the charged-up Cadillac CTS-V
sedan. The company intends to make this car the fastest four-door car.
The 6.2-liter V8 capacity is going to be increased from 640 to 1,000 horse powers, and the mechanical
booster will be replaced with double turbocharging. Estimated maximum velocity is 386 kph. Total of 24
cars are going to be built.
Swedish downhill skier Jon Olsson has showed his new car – the Audi RS6 estate car re-made in the style
of a DTM-series racing coupe.
Carbon body kit for the car has been developed by Caresto, where Leif Turvenson works. He is the
former head engineer of the Koenigsegg brand. Power plant modernization has been dealt with by
Stertman Motorsport atelier.
The standard 560-hp 4.0-liter V8 motor has been forced to 950 hp. But, if you fill the car up with racing
fuel, it will output over 1,000 horse powers.
Olsson will go on yet another Gumball 3,000 race that starts on May 23 in Stockholm and ends in Las
Vegas, May, 30th.