Audi Q7 by Prior Design

Prior Design Audi Q7
Kamp-Lintfort styling company Prior Design has released images and details of its Audi Q7 body program, which does a pretty decent job of replicating the V12 TDI model.

Constructed from high quality Dura-Flex plastic, the PDV12 body package comprises of a replacement front bumper, a new rear bumper with twin oval tailpipes and aggrandized fender flares which add a total of 26 mm to the vehicle’s front and 30 mm to the rear.

The components can be purchased separately for €1,999, €1,499 and €899 respectively.


Volkswagen Tiguan by ABT Sportsline

Volkswagen Tiguan by ABT Sportsline
Kempten-based ABT Sportsline has revealed its program to suit Volkswagen’s cheeky little Tiguan model.

Performance upgrades see the 81 kW (110 hp) 2.0 TDI developing 103 kW (140 hp), while the 81 kW (110 hp) version climbs to 103 kW (140 hp) and the 103 kW (140 hp) model can be massaged to produce 125 kW (170 hp).

The 1.4 TSI can be tweaked to either 118 kW (160 hp), 132 kW (180 hp) or 154 kW (210 hp) – depending on their original output, while the meatier 2.0 TSI model can reach such dizzying heights as 169 kW (230 hp) or even 191 kW (260 hp).

Visually ABT’s body package comprises of a replacement radiator grille, door strip attachments, roof spoiler and rear skirt with diffuser section and quadruple tailpipes. A wide range of alloy wheels are also on offer, including the company’s ER-C (pictured), DR and CR designs.


Audi R8 V10 plus reviewed

Audi R8 V10 plus
Bruce Newton, clearly one of Australia’s manliest men, recently took Audi’s R8 V10 plus to Phillip Island Circuit for the Motoring Channel.

Differences on the plus include CFRP mirrors, side blades, splitter, larger diffuser and adjustable bucket seats. Carbon ceramic brakes come as standard, while the improved output of 404 kW (550 hp) and 540 Nm of torque allows a 3.5 second 0-100 km/h time and a 317 km/h (197 mph) top speed.


BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition tuned by AUTOcouture Motoring

BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition
New Jersey-based AUTOcouture Motoring has been tweaking BMW’s M3 Lime Rock Park Edition along with Mode Carbon.

The performance upgrade, which was handled by ACM, sees the naturally aspirated 4.0-litre V8 engine receive an intercooled ESS VT2-650 supercharger kit, the company’s own Test Pipes and an Active Autowerke exhaust system, taking output from 309 kW (414 hp) and 400 Nm of torque to 485 kW (650 hp) and 563 Nm.

KW Automotive springs sitting on adjustable platforms drop the Coupe over its new 18-inch Volk Racing TE37 SL (Super Lap) wheels, while Mode Carbon provided the Variant 1 GTS front spoiler lip and mirror casings. A pair of modified headlight housings complete the exterior changes, with the cabin gaining an Alcantara-trimmed BMW Performance steering wheel, eight-point roll-cage and Recaro Pole Position seats.


Magnus Walker talks Porsche

Magnus Walker's STR 002
Following on from the brilliant Urban Outlaw film, here’s Yorkshire’s finest export Magnus Walker with his latest hot rod-inspired Porsche 911.

The video sees Magnus talking about his love for the brand with Jay Leno, before discussing his latest creation, named STR 002, which is based on a 1972 911T he picked up.


Manhart Racing BMW M6

Manhart Racing BMW M6
The mentalists at Geilenkirchen tuning specialist Manhart Racing have developed a range of options to suit the current BMW M6 and new M6 Gran Coupe.

Four varying levels are available to choose from, beginning with Stage I; a simple ECU software revision which sees output from the turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 jump from 418 kW (560 hp) and 680 Nm of torque to 456 kW (620 hp) and 720 Nm. Again, Stage II involves remapped software plus the fitment of new downpipes for 470 kW (640 hp) and 760 Nm.

Moving up the imaginary ladder, Stage III includes a carbon air intake by Gruppe M and a sport rear silencer with adjustable valve control, releasing 492 kW (670 hp) and 790 Nm. The final option gains an additional MHR performance box which unleashes in excess of 515 kW (700 hp) and 860 Nm.

Visually, this M6 Coupe sits lower to the ground thanks to a new coilover suspension kit and wears a set of three-piece forged ADV.1 Track Spec wheels measuring 9.5 and 10.5 × 21-inches.



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