Hot Heads: Best tuning projects of the month
In this review we will review 10 unconventional cars: from the Pagani Huayra hypercar covered with a colored film and brutal Mercedes-Benz G-Class to the small charged-up MINI Cooper hatchback.
Mansory atelier has presented a charged-up variant of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 six-wheeled off-roader.
The vehicle has been fitted with a new body kit with carbon components, a different hood with air inlets and improved headlights.
The 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 engine’s power capacity has been increased from 544 horse powers (758 Nm) up to 840 horse powers (1,000 Nm).
In total, Mercedez will release only 100 G-Class six-wheelers. After this, it will be replaced with a G 500 4x4 model.
Prior Design have prepared their own variant of the Nissan GT-R coupe’s improvement.
The supercar got equipped with an aggressive body kit with widened arches and large rear diffuser, as well as 21” wheels.
After the improvements, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine is developing 780 hp and 820 Nm of torque.
Dynamic specifications and improvements’ cost haven’t been specified.
Carlex Design has prepared a tuning project based on the previous-generation BMW Z4 roadster.
The sports car now sports a two-color coating, new bumpers, carbon diffuser, and exhaust system with four branch pipes.
Instead of a standard engine, the roadster is fitted with an aspirated V8 from the previous-generation BMW M3 that develops 420 horse powers.
Car’s interior is sheathed with leather and Alcantara with a large carbon pad on the front panel.
This Mersedes-Benz S 63 AMG is yet another work courtesy of Mansory atelier.
For this model, the company has developed two programs that increase capacity of the 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 up to 709 and 887 horse powers.
The top variant allows the coupe go to 100 kph from head start in 3.3 seconds, which is 0.6 seconds faster, than the regular all-wheel drive coupe.
Engine improvement suggests installation of new connecting rods, turbo compressors, and crankshaft.
Maximum velocity is electronically limited to 300 kph.
German tuner GeigerCars has built a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT with a mechanical supercharger.
The vehicle goes from head start to 100 kph in 3.9 seconds – 1 second faster than the basic Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.
Besides boost, the 6.4-liter V8 has received a new blower and updated control electronics.
Engine’s output has increased up to 718 hp (243 hp more, than the basic car’s), with a maximum torque of up to 776 Nm.
The improvements cost 23,900 euros.
Americans from SS Customs decided to alter the look of the Pagani Huayra supercar a bit.
Some of the supercar’s body kit components were covered with a matte grey film with red stripes.
Grey elements combine well with details made of uncolored carbon and black disks.
For an additional pay, the Pagani company itself offers an unpainted carbon for the Huayra. This option costs 112,500 euros.
German company Vision of Speed has prepared an improvement package for the Lamborghini Huracan supercar that is valued at 45,000 euros.
The package includes carbon elements of the body kit. The most expensive one of them is the rear spoiler, valued at 7,990 euros.
The disk set costs 5,900 euros, while the Akrapovic exhaust system costs 8,900 euros.
In the nearest future, the company plans on offering an adjustable spoiler for the supercar. It will cost 9,990 euros.
IMSA company has presented a variant of improvements for the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG.
The off-roader received a new body kit composed of 16 elements – that can be carbon for an additional fee – and 22” wheels.
Capacity of the 5.5-liter V8 engine has been increased up to 730 horse powers, with a maximum torque of up to 1,035 Nm.
The car also sports a new inlet and exhaust systems.
The Krumm-Performance atelier has prepared a wide tuning program for the previous-generation MINI John Cooper Works hatchback.
Hot-hatch got fitted with a new turbine, modernized inlet, racing intercooler, and the Akrapovic exhaust system.
Improvements that have increased engine’s capacity up to 300 hp (400 Nm) will cost 4,999 euros.
Moreover, the Cooper got fitted with an improved gearbox with a sports clutch, as well as with a Drexler limited-slip differential.
The hatchback also has more powerful brakes – AP Racing – with 330-mm disks, a new KW suspension, and 17” disks with Dunlop tyres.
This is Ferrari 458 Spider tuning courtesy of Liberty Walk. It features a lowered suspension, widened arches, and red PUR disks.