⌕ SEAT Ibiza ST Estate by Je DesignThe latest car to get the attention of Je Design is the estate version Seat Ibiza ST, a model that has not only received visual enhancement from the tuners, but also a boost in power. Styling wise, the car has been fitted with a newly developed bodykit that makes it look more aggressive. All the components from the new bodykit, including a new front spoiler, a sports radiator grille, headlamp covers, new side skirts, and new rear apron extensions, are made of high-quality ABS, with the overall price set at EUR1,149. Creating the physical and visual connection to the road are multispoke design wheels available in sizes 17 or 18 inch, available in Parties & Entertaining"Shadow Silver" and "Matte Black with Silver Wheel Rims" finishes Prices range from EUR1,809 to EUR2,380. Interior highlights of the Ibiza ST by Je Design include the leather upholstery option for EUR1,599, a leather steering wheel (EUR399), lather wrapped g
⌕ Fully aware the title used for this piece is a cliche, we must admit we found no better way of describing what will happen to the 2010 Dodge Challenger after Mopar has its way with it. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Challenger, the performance parts supplier decided to give it a nip'n'tuck, Mopar style. Dodge Challenger is one of our most accessorized vehicles, Pietro Gorlier, Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care CEO said in a release. Unlike any other automotive aftermarket company, Mopar parts and accessories are specificallyBusiness designed, engineered and quality-tested to further enhance the performance and appearance of our Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles. This results in Dodge Challenger owners spending more than $600 on Mopar accessories. The 2010 Dodge Challenger is available in three models – SE, R/T and SRT8 and comes packing two HEMI V8 engines. For all, Mopar has a long list of accessories to offer, starting from door-sill guard
It's a glorious day for Ducati 1199 Panigale riders, as world-famous custom high-performance exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic announces their all-new, all-titanium Evolution Line system. Engineered to comply with the noise requirements of the FIM as far as the World Superbike and SuperStock racing series are concerned, the new Akrapovic exhaust system is ready to race straight from the box. The 1199 Panigale Evolution Line system is made entirely from titanium alloy and is hand-crafted with precisely-cut parts and impeccable TIG welding, resulting in an intricate, yet top-specced array of artsy and complex shape headerFashion, Style & Personal Cares. Akrapovic also offer heat-resistant carbon end caps and shields, and a removable noise insert. Installing the Evolution Line insert exhaust will also shave some 4.8 lg (10.6 lb) off the Panigale, adding to the performance boost. The Akrapovic Evolution Line brings almost 13 HP to the game and almost 18 Nm (13.2 lb-ft) of torque, al
⌕ FF becomes supercharged gladiatorIf you think that the first ever all-wheePetsl drive Ferrari, thats also been fitted with a shooting brake body, is not going to stand up in a parking lot, than the tuning world will come to your aid, as German specialist DMC Tuning have played with the FF to produce something extreme – an 888 horsepower monster. We have to admit that FF is not a fitting name for a true gladiator of the high-performance world, so DMC changed it Maximus and gave it better weapons to fight with. The fighter has also gone through extensive dieting to shed 70 kilograms, as DMC has replaced a lot of exterior panels with ones made of carbon fiber. Styling changes include a new extended front bumper with additional air vents and a lip spoiler, which combine to give a more menacing look. Maximus wants everyone to know hes been to the gym, so the rear bumper has been restyled to incorporate a huge diffuser, giving the impression of a racecar. It all seems to tie i
Expect the 2012 Mercedes M-Class to become one spoiled child of the tuning world, as more and more aftermarket developers are announcing modification packages for the German SUV. The latest development of this kind comes from Lorinser, which has released a teaser image of an upcoming exterior package for the M-Class. The front bumper gets redesigned, receiving bold elements, we also get a new front grille, front fenders with air vents, side skirts that use air intakes, as well as a set of custom lightweight alloy rims that seem to be finished in the same color as the body of the car. The tuning kit is now Family Healthstill in the development phase, being scheduled to arrive in early 2012.
Tens of pickup trucks have been on display at this year's SEMA Show, but very few of them were as intriguing as Hulst Customs' 2014 Ford F-250 Striker. Although it misses the chutzpah exhaled by other truck projects showcased in Las Vegas, this almost plain-looking F-Series features a beefed-up 6.7-liter V8 diesel via Banks Power performance upgrades and a Monster exhaust system. Interior updates include two-tone Katzkin leather, custom-painted panels and chrome accents, while the standard wheels have been switched to 22-inch American Rebel MFG rollers wrapped in Falken tires. We think we can call Hulst Customs' Striker the perfect "sleeper truck" and no one would mind. Speaking of cool trucks, you can also have a looCar Enthusiastsk at other 2013 SEMA projects we wrote about this week, including the Mustang-inspired F-100 Snakebit, the AEV Ram Concept, the Texas BBQ Tundra or the Chip Foose's WD-40 Ford F-150.
Hofele Design is a German tuner with a taste for the slightly strange, and their latest project for the Audi A saloon proves this to some extent. The SR8 packages brings both styling and performance modification to the luxury boat. The exterior boasts a new body kit which consists of a new bumper with the side air intakes and mesh taken from the RS5. Round the back, theres a new apron with a diffuser and space for quad tailpipes, side skirts and a boot lid spoiler. The wheel choices are as bold and in your face as they can be, so people wont mistake you for another German banker. HofelPetse Design offers these in sizes 20-, 21- and 22-inches, while the tuner also throws in an electronic lowering module that allows the driver to adjust the ride height at speeds of up to 70km/h (44mph). The 4.2-liter petrol of the D4 series A8 has been boosted from 372 to 390 hp, while the diesel also get 390 hp from 350 hp.❐ Check out the Hofele Design Audi SR8 Revealed [Photo Gallery] photo gall
Champion Motorsport has taken its obsession for the Porsche 911 to the next level with its latest project, which aims to offer the world a road-going version of the 911 RSR racer. The aftermarket developer used a 2011 911 Turbo S as a starting point, with the vehicle receiving 68 mm variable turbine geometry turbochargers (along with a long list of engine mods), an adjustable Ohlins coilover suspension, as well as Champion Motorsport wheels, which use a concave multi-spoke design that seems to be able to mix form with function in a perfect way. The car has been dressed in a carbon fiber body kit, with the aerodynamics being extremely well taken care of – theArts & Entertainment tuner used items such as a flat underbody and a generously-sized rear wing. Champion Motorsport hasnt released the full details for the 911 RSR, but we can tell you that the vehicle comes with a financial burden of $399,000 (EUR318,000 at the current exchange rates).❐ Check out the Champion Moto
Car wraps are catching on big-time in the aftermarket industry, and theres no tuning show without these finishes there. Theres also another benefit to giving your car to the vinyl people besides looking good and that is protecting your paint. 3M, the leader in making vinyl wraps, guarantees the wraps wont stick or leave residue for five year. So just peal back the cover before that time comes and your car will look like a brand new shiny pennyDental Health. This shiny penny, a 2012 F10 BMW M5, left the factory with BMWs typical blue M color on it, by far the best finish for the car. A simple bit of vinyl ensures the paint is not only protected, but also gets that frozen look that everybody is after. The so-called Blue Satin Chrome M5 looks good either sitting in the sun or with raindrops dripping off its svelte body.❐ Check out the F10 BMW M5 in Blue Satin Chrome photo gallery
⌕ Aston Martin DB9 turned to DBS by edoThe latest project for which the German specialists at edo competition put all their hearts and skills together is transforming a 5 year old DB9 into an Aston Martin DBS, at the request of a Russian customer. Now, since they dont get this kind of order everyday, the tuners took it as a challenge and proceeded to a full makeover of the car. Not only did they change the cars overall appearance, but they also had their say under its hood. First off, the car has a wider body and the steel body panels have been replaced with carbon fiber components. Moreover, various aerodynamic parts were added, such as a carbon fiber front skirt and a carbon fiber rear diffuser. Rounding off the look are the new 20 inch wheels. Inside, the car boasts refined dashboard, center console, headliner, door panels and seats, with the customer opting for an Alcantara/leather interior with carbon fiber inserts and metal accents. A high-end audio system has also been in