Underground Racing-fettled Lamborghini Gallardo

Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo
Vancouver-based styling specialist SR Auto Group has revealed details of its Lamborghini Gallardo project.

The biggest surprise lies in the engine bay, with Underground Racing fitting its twin-turbocharged system to the 5.2-litre V10’s custom stainless steel manifolds, which sees output rise from 560 horsepower to a staggering 1500 hp at the wheels.

Visually the car wears the more aggressive Performante aero package, while the factory wheels have made way for a set of PUR TEN Monoblock Design rims in Lumiere Grey, which measure 8.5 and 11 x 19-inches and come wrapped in super-sticky Toyo R888 R-Compound tyres.


BMW vs plane gymkhana drift battle

Car vs Plane Gymkhana Drift Battle
This first video from the DOTZ Kings of Sideways series focuses on a gymkhana drift battle between and car and plane.

The duel sees former Red Bull Air Race world champion Hannes Arch in his Zivko Edge 540 take on the talented drift pro Dominic Tiroch with his Dotz BMW E92 Coupe. Propelled by a 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder engine from the E46 M3, which has been fitted with a Rotrex C38-92 supercharger resulting in a healthy 410 kW (550 hp).

If only there was some way of finding out what type of camera they used to film this video.


Hamann Tycoon II M BMW X6 M

Hamann Tycoon II M BMW X6 M
Laupheim-based tuning specialist Hamann Motorsport has revealed its Tycoon II M program to suit the current BMW X6 M.

Adding its HM 670 Sport kit, which includes cat replacement pipes, optimized mapping of the ECU software and removal of the V-Max, output from the 4.4-litre biturbo V8 powerplant rises from 408 kW (555 hp) and 680 Nm of torque to 493 kW (670 hp) and 950 Nm, with top speed now rated at 300 km/h (186 mph).

Visually, the SUV sits 40 mm lower than standard and wears Hamann’s wide-body package, which comprises of an aggressive front fascia with large intakes and LED daytime running lights, a ventilated hood constructed from carbon fibre, side skirts, fender extensions, spoilers for the roof and tailgate, and a rear apron with air outlets and an aperture for the centrally-mounted tailpipes. Completing the aesthetics is a set of colossal Unique Forged Anodized alloy wheels measuring 11 and 12 x 23-inches.


Audi: R8 e-tron not for sale

Audi R8 e-tron
Even though it played a role in the new Iron Man 3 movie, Audi has announced that the R8 e-tron won’t go on sale after all, citing a lack of battery technology as the main reason.

The electric supercar, which recorded an impressive time of 8:09.099 minutes at the Nurburgring, simply cannot achieve the type of range to justify its mass production, so Audi’s current fleet of ten vehicles will remain in service purely for testing and development purposes with future road cars, such as the A3 Sportback e-tron, benefitting from its creation.

A 49 KWh lithium-ion battery feeds electric motors generating a total output of 230 kW (308 hp) and 820 Nm of torque, with around 490 Nm transferred to the rear wheels from a near-standing start. At 1,780 kg it’s 220 kg heavier than the R8 V8, but performance is still impressive, with 100 km/h (62 mph) happening in just 4.6 seconds, while top speed is governed to 200 km/h (124 mph).


Expression Motorsport Mercedes SLK

Expression Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLK
Werbomont-based styling specialist Expression Motorsport has released details of its Wide Body R program to suit the current Mercedes-Benz SLK.

The aero package, which offers a Black Series style appearance, comprises of an aggressive front bumper with carbon fibre front lip, LED daytime running lights and fog lamps, an eight-piece fender flare kit, side skirts, a wide rear bumper with carbon diffuser and carbon trunk lid spoiler. A set of double-twin tailpipes complete the conversion.


Lamborghini Aventador Roadster by Wheelsandmore

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster by Wheelsandmore
Following on from its Bianco program, Baesweiler tuning specialist Wheelsandmore has revealed its latest project based on Lamborghini’s stunning Aventador Roadster.

Visually, the Roadster has been lowered onto a set of the company’s multi-piece 6Sporz² forged wheels in satin black, which measure 9.5 x 20 and 12.5 x 21-inches and come wrapped in 255/30/20 and 355/25/21 Pirelli P Zero rubber. A full body wrap in matte navy dark grey foil and a black race stripe completes the aesthetics.

The company’s performance upgrade involves remapped ECU software and a stainless steel exhaust system with remote-controlled adjustable valve and cat-replacement kit, resulting in a hike from 515 kW (700 hp) and 690 Nm of torque to 582 kw (792 hp) and 775 Nm.



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