speedART SP81-CR Porsche Cayman S revealed

speedART SP81-CR Porsche Cayman S
Rutesheim tuning specialist speedART has chosen the Tuner Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring to debut its speedART SP81-CR based on the Porsche Cayman S.

Almost identical to its Boxster S conversion, the aero package comprises of a lower front spoiler, rear bumper air outlets and diffuser section, a raised wing and carbon fibre side sections for the doors and air intakes.

Multi-piece LSC forged alloy wheels in a 20 or 21-inch diameter complete the aesthetics, while the ride height is reduced thanks to a spring kit or coilover set-up with optional axle lift system. Moving inside, speedART’s upholstery department refinishes the cabin in a mixture of leather and Alcantara.

Power upgrades begin with a stainless steel exhaust system releasing an additional 7 kW (9 hp), while the Stage One Powerkit, which sees the addition of manifolds, sports catalysts, an air filter and ECU remap, results in an increase of 15 kW (20 hp) and 25 Nm of torque. Stage Two includes further software tweaks plus a sound switch, netting you a 26 kW (35 hp) and 30 Nm hike.

Finally, there’s the bolt-on twin-turbocharger option, which adds 60 kW (80 hp) and 100 Nm at 0.4 bar boost.


BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe walkaround

BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe
Here’s a new video from BMW UK featuring Product Manager Matt Collins discussing the company’s Concept 4 Series Coupe, which was on display at this year’s PGA Championship.

Set to debut in production guise at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, the sleek 4 Series Coupe is longer, wider and lower than the current E92 3 Series Coupe, which it supersedes. Saucy.


Life Ball MINI 2013 Paceman

2013 Life Ball MINI Paceman
Following on from last year’s offering from MINI, Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has created a one-off Paceman which was auctioned off at tonight’s AIDS Solidarity Gala in Vienna’s Hofburg Palace for €150,000.

Based on a 135 kW (184 hp) turbocharged Cooper S model, the Life Ball MINI 2013 is finished in a special iridescent paint that shimmers between black and brown depending on the incidence of light. The wheels and roof are painted gold, while the radiator frame, mirror casings and light surrounds are gold chrome.

The theme continues inside, with the door panels, instrument binnacles, heater vents and horn push receiving a gilded surface along with gold thread used to stitch the quilted black leather seats, while the steering wheel and dashboard sections are coated in a more exotic animal print hide. Completing the look is Cavalli’s signature on the sunroof, headrests and sun visors.


BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe revealed

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe
BMW has revealed its first ever collaboration with Pininfarina, the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder, at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013, named the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe.

Featuring a long wheelbase with short overhangs, the well-proportioned four-seater Coupe sits on five-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels and wears the company’s trademark ‘shark nose’ thanks to its imposing matte sheen aluminium kidney grilles, twin-circular LED headlights and chrome-trimmed one-piece air intake. The sculpted flanks stem from outlets cuts into the fenders leading up to a high shoulder line and short tail end with slender light units and twin trapezoidal tailpipes sunk into the bumper apron.

Moving inside, the ergonomic cabin has been treated to black and Tobacco Brown Foglizzo leather upholstery, 48,000-year-old kauri wood sourced from New Zealand, a Principe di Galles wool roofliner with white LED illumination and soft deep-pile carpet.

Under the hood of this pillarless Coupe lies a twelve-cylinder powerplant, which only serves to reinforce our wishes that BMW puts it into production as a replacement for the much-missed 8 Series.


Volkswagen Golf GTD by ABT Sportsline

Volkswagen Golf GTD by ABT Sportsline
Kempten tuning specialist ABT Sportsline has unveiled its range of options for Volkswagen’s seventh generation Golf GTD.

The ABT applies its power kit, output from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI unit climbs from 135 kW (181 hp) and 380 Nm of torque to 155 kW (210 hp) and 430 Nm. No performance figures were released, but they won’t be too shabby considering the factory car hits 100 km/h in just 7.5 seconds and enjoys a top speed of 230 km/h.

Visually, the Golf receives a lower front spoiler with central lip, replacement grille, headlamp covers, mirror casings and side skirts, while at the rear there’s a tailgate panel and bumper apron with diffuser section accommodating the quadruple tailpipes. ABT also carries a large range of alloy wheels in 18 and 19-inch diameter, while the reduction in ride height is achieved thanks to a sport spring kit.


Mercedes E 63 AMG by RevoZport

Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG by RevoZport
Following on from its C63 RBS II program, Chai Wan-based tuning specialist RevoZport has revealed a similar range of options for the outgoing E 63 AMG model.

Available to suit the W212 E 63 AMG Saloon, Estate and E-Class models fitted with the AMG body package. the clear-coated carbon fibre RBS aero kit includes a front spoiler with integrated splitter, side skirts, a diffuser section and trunk spoiler. Pricing for each piece is $1300, $1500, $825 (Estate $800) and $750 (Estate $825) respectively.

Customers can also specify a badgeless carbon fibre radiator grille for $1309 and mirror casings for $1190.



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