Sportec GT2 R [video]


This new video from Jorrie sees a car that we’ve been fans of ever since we saw the owner share photos of it over on the Teamspeed forums. A winter project for the guys at Switzerland’s Sportec Motorsport, this 2008 Porsche 911 GT2 has not only been tuned to produce 750 hp thanks to new turbochargers, camshafts and uprated titanium con-rods, but also wears bodywork usually reserved for the 911 GT3 R racer. This footage was shot at the Nurburgring, but we’ve also added a second video of the car at Spa Francorchamps, which offers a more detailed look at the car.
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ABT Sportsline Audi A7 Sportback


Kempten-based VAG tuning specialist ABT Sportsline has released details of its AS7 program for the pretty Audi A7 Sportback.

Visually, the PUR body package consists of a new front spoiler, side skirts and a bumper insert with quadruple tailpipes, while a range of alloy wheels in either 20- or 21-inch diameter are also on offer. A sport spring kit drops the A7 25 mm closer to the ground or, for cars equipped with air suspension, the company’s ALC (ABT Level Control) allows ride height to be electronically adjusted to suit your requirements.

ABT’s Power Kit upgrade for the 3.0 TFSI and 3.0 TDI engined-cars sees the less-powerful of the diesel models rises from 180 kW (245 hp) to 220 kW (300 hp), with torque climbing from 500 Nm to 580 Nm. The 230 kW (313 hp) version now produces 265 kW (360 hp) and 700 Nm rather than 650 Nm, while TFSI owners can now enjoy 308 kW (420 hp) instead of 221 kW (300 hp), and 540 Nm – up from 440 Nm.

Other enhancements include a double-wall stainless steel exhaust system and 8-piston front brake calipers, 380 mm x 34 mm discs and flexible steel brake lines.

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Porsche 959 vs Porsche 911 Turbo S [video]


Here’s a video from Autoblog in the Netherlands, featuring two heavy-hitters from Stuttgart: Porsche’s epic 959 and the 911 Turbo S. Both packing twin-turbocharged six-cylinder boxer engines and four-wheel-drive, the 997 develops 395 kW (530 hp) from its 3.8-litres and hits 100 km/h in a mere 3.3 seconds, while the 331 kW (444 hp) 2.85-litre 959, which was built between 1986 and 1989, isn’t far behind with a time of 3.7 s. First built as a Group B rally car and later as a street legal production car to meet FIA homologation regulations, the 959 continuously demonstrates just how ahead of its time it was.
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LTBMW teases 1M front bumper for the 3 Series


California-based BMW performance parts specialist LTBMW has developed a new 1 Series M Coupe front bumper for the current 3 Series saloon, as seen in these teaser images from a HRE photoshoot by 1013MM.

We’ve seen a similar item fitted to the older E90 and E92 versions, but this F30, which is also sporting a set of brush tinted HRE P44SC alloy wheels, seems to suit the bumper pretty well, thanks largely to its sharper facial styling.
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Chris Harris and his 1986 BMW M5 [video]


In this new video from DRIVE, Chris Harris finally comes good on his word and pulls his very own E28 BMW M5 out of the garage for a little review. He also hints that he may follow this up with a series of films that will see him driving every generation of the M5. Making its world début at the 1984 Amsterdam Motor Show, the E28 uses a 210 kW (282 hp) 3.5-litre straight six allowing a 0-100 km/h time of 6.1 seconds.
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Alpha-N Performance BT92 BMW 3 Series Coupe


Motorsport and tuning specialist Alpha-N Performance has released its BT92 program for the E92 BMW 3 Series Coupe.

Visually, the car wears a carbon fibre body program, which shaves 250 kg from its weight, consisting of a replacement front bumper with lower spoiler, muscular hood, wider fenders and rear arch extensions, side skirts, a complete boot lid with M3 GTS-style wing and back bumper with integrated diffuser and aperture for the centrally-mounted exhaust system.

This particular car is based on the 335i Coupe and features the company’s Stage Four upgrade, which involves a remapped ECU, the fitment of a larger turbocharger, an uprated intercooler, pistons and crank. Those changes see output rise from 228 kW (306 hp) and 400 Nm of torque up to 336 kW (450 hp) and 580 Nm, meaning 100 km/h appears in just 4.0 seconds and top speed is 307 km/h (190 mph). Scarily, Alpha-N can fit a V10 engine into your 3 Series, producing between 378 kW (507 hp) and 671 kW (900 hp).

Chassis upgrades include a KW coilover suspension kit, a brake upgrade with 380 mm and 355 mm discs gripped by six- and four-piston calipers, and 19-inch three-piece alloy wheels wrapped in Hankook tyres.

Inside the cabin, Alpha-N adds a pair of carbon fibre RECARO Pole Position seats, harnesses and a roll-cage.

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