VATH MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG


Hösbach-based German tuner Vath has created a pretty neat visual and performance package for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Externally, the SLS receives a carbon hood, spoilers, diffuser fins and air intakes, while power-wise the 571 HP AMG V8 engine has two options: a 607 and a 626 HP upgrade. Both involve an ECU tweak and air filter, but the latter gets a new manifold, exhaust system and sports cat. Brakes and suspension are bulked up accordingly.

[Source: VÄTH Automobiltechnik]

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AUDI A1 1.6 TDI BY OETTINGER


Oettinger Performance GmbH is never a company to shy away from a little diesel engine tweaking, so it’s no surprise to see the legendary tuner turn its hand to the Audi A1. Offering upgrades for both common rail 1.6 TDI versions, Oettinger can provide you with an extra 20 HP; slicing around 0.6 seconds off the car’s 0-62 mph time and adding between 3-5 mph to its top speed.

[Source: OETTINGER]

 

EVO: CHRIS HARRIS MAKES US GREEN WITH ENVY


EVO magazine’s brilliant Chris Harris really does have a job that most of us would kill for. Getting paid to drive any one of these cars would be a pleasure, but to be handed the keys to an iconic Ferrari F40, Jaguar XJ220, Noble M600 and Porsche’s insanely powerful 911 GT2 RS is something that most of us can only dream about. Drool… READ MORE »

 

OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG ROADSTER


After recently releasing brief details and a few images of a pre-production Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, the car has now been officially unveiled. The fabric-roofed version of the stunning gullwing-doored Coupe has near-identical performance to its tin-topped sibling, taking just 3.7 seconds to hit 60 mph, before topping out at (an electronically limited) 197 mph. Production, at the plant in Sindelfingen, will begin in the fall of 2011.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]

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AUTO WEEK: BMW 1 SERIES M COUPE ROAD TEST


Sandor Van Es has been driving BMW’s little firecracker, the 1 Series M Coupé, for Auto Week in the Netherlands. Thanks to its 340 bhp twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, the Baby M hits 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and reaches the 200 km/h mark after 17.3 seconds. READ MORE »

 

MEC Design Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG


MEC Design is the latest tuninghouse to throw its hat in the ring when it comes to tweaking the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Externally there’s a roof scoop, sills, rear spoiler, bumpers and diffusor, while the suspension is hydraulic – and height adjustable – at the touch of a button. Interior modifications rely heavily on the presence of carbon, with the steering wheel, console, scuffplates and seating all receiving a coating. A stainless steel sports exhaust provides the symphony.

[Source: MEC Design]

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