Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to build your very own dream car? Of course, you wouldn’t have to pay and exorbitant price and you have complete creative control of the design of your baby. However, it does sound difficult and where would you even start?!
Well, one Lithuanian man didn’t let these reservations stand in his way. He simply had a vision of his dream car and decided to build it himself – and in what a clever way he did!
To start with, the man simply had the battered and bruised shell of a Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. Note, it is only the shell. There was absolutely nothing in the inside of the piece of metal.
He then decided to use the shell of the Mercedes as a platform to build his very own, unique, dream car. He had a design in mind and simply went for it… (more…)
The Drive channel on YouTube, the one that brings you the crazy and super entertaining series like Chris Harris on Cars, has launched a new series called ‘Tuned’.
Tuned, as you can expect from the name, will feature tuned cars in various shapes and sizes.
The first episode, which made it’s debut yesterday, features a Subaru WRX Coupe. One of the more popular upgrades for this car is a R-STi drivetrain swap. In this episode of Tuned, the guys pit a R-STi drivetrain swap (JDM) against a USDM drivetrain swap.
The point of the matter? To figure out which method works better!
Check out the video below and make your decision:
We all know that drifting a car is a pretty cool thing to do. Whether you want to impress your mates, the ladies or, just do it for yourself – drifting can easily make you feel like you are starring in The Fast and The Furious.
Have a look at this, mind-blowing stunt: This is a highly modified semi-truck that weighs about 4535kg or 4 and a half tonnes. It produces more than 2000 horsepower, which come from a six-cylinder, 14 liter supercharged diesel engine that is also paired to a turbo.
Check out the gallery below to see this incredible modified truck:
This truck took part in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, which is an amazing feat by itself, but the coolest and most outrageous thing that this truck can do, is to drift! This truck seriously did it’s own thing by defying the law of physics and drifting!
Have a look at the video below to blow your mind:
Audi R8 is not only appealing to drivers, but also to tuners and since the Germans like to modify cars – and they are pretty good at it, you should know this one is coming from MTM, those crazy guys that built the Audi TT Bimoto twin-engine with 780hp. They built it for a European customer and presented their tuned Audi R8 at the Dubai Motor Show. Here is what we found out on it:
If you can afford it, I don’t think MTM will decline your offer to change your R8 into an R888 for â‚¬280,000. By the way, great wheels, don’t you think?
Not only that German cars rule but it looks like German tuning companies, do too. I’ve just laid my eyes on the newest Porsche 997 Turbo Cabrio, tuned by the guys at TechArt and all I can say is aside performances I’m in love with the looks. With 630 hp from a modified Boxer 3.6 liter engine this beauty only takes 3.5 seconds to reach 100km/h while the top speed is 345 km/h.
TechArt offers two kit versions, Aero Kit I and Aero Kit II, with both to include a front spoiler, a new bumper, a redesigned wing on the extendable rear spoiler, lateral air outlets and aerodynamic side sills. Other improvements include a 25mm lowered suspension for better handling and an adjusted PSAM shock absorption system that includes the VarioPlus threaded chassis.
I’d be interested to know the price for this beauty, but I guess if I wait for next month’s Essen Motor Show in Germany we’ll even get a video of it, not just the price.
Japanese tuning specialist INGS has released a new line of aftermarket accessories for the 2008 Honda Civic Type-R sedan. INGS avoided offering any sort of mods for the 221 PS naturally aspirated K20A 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine, preferring to concentrate on aerodynamic and chassis improvements.
The Type-Râ€™s grip is upgraded with the adoption of 18-inch Sports TS06 alloy rims wrapped in Bridgestone POTENZA tyres (255/35 R18 Front – 225/40 R18 Rear) along with a new suspension from Endless ZEAL / Function X. Braking power is enhanced Endless 6-pot calipers on the front axle.
Other mods include the 5Zigen muffler, the Takata / MPH-340R seat belts and INGSâ€™ impressive bodykit that consists of new front and rear bumpers, side-skirts and a Jumbo-Jet size rear wing.
German tuner Mansory has developed a range of carbon-fiber accessories and performance upgrades designed specifically for the gorgeous Vantage V8. Having already established itself as a specialist in the modification of high-end British cars with previous projects such as the Rolls Royce Phantom Conquistador and Le MANSory Conti GTC, Mansory was now primed to release a new package for one the UKâ€™s favorites. More images after the jump (more…)