Truck gymkhana

Truck gymkhana
Just when you thought you’d witnessed every gymkhana video on the world wide internet, Becx-TDS Racing releases this film showing its MAN truck performing like Ken Block on steroids.

The Dutch-based drift team clearly has no problem making its 6000 kg beast dance, but with 820 kW (1100 hp) pumping from its tweaked 12.4-litre powerplant that’s understandable. The sub-5 second sprint to 100 km/h and 215 km/h (133 mph) top speed are equally impressive.



ABT Sportsline Audi TT RS

ABT Sportsline Audi TT RS
Kempten-based ABT Sportsline has revealed details of its tuning package for the Audi TT RS.

The upgrades – which can also be applied to the TT RS plus – begin with ABT’s POWER S upgrade. Comprising of a larger turbocharger and air-to-air intercooler, along with remapped ECU software, the conversion sees output from the 2.5-litre TFSI five-cylinder engine jump from 250 kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm of torque to 346 kW (470 hp) and 630 Nm. On the road that translates to a 0-100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds and a 285 km/h (177 mph) top speed.

Other components include a stainless steel exhaust system, big brake kit, sports springs providing a 30 mm drop in ride height, a newly-developed rear wing and a wide range of alloy wheels – including the CR, DR and ER designs – in 19 and 20-inch diameters.


Widebodied Porsche Cayenne by Prior Design

Prior Design PD600 Porsche Cayenne
Kamp-Lintfort styling specialist Prior Design has revealed its new widebody program to suit Porsche’s second-generation Cayenne SUV.

Constructed from Dura-Flex FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastic), the PD600 package comprises of a new front bumper with additional intakes and lower spoiler, side skirts, fender flares and a ventilated rear bumper with integrated diffuser and aperture for centrally-mounted double tailpipes.

Pricing for the kit is €8,900 before painting and fitting.


Audi S5 Cabriolet by Senner Tuning

Senner Tuning Audi S5 Cabriolet
Senner Tuning has revealed its range of options to suit Audi’s current S5 Cabriolet.

The main changes comprise of an RS 5 radiator grille, which was painted gloss black along with the fog lamp covers and rear diffuser section. The factory suspension makes way for a Bilstein B16 coilover kit, while the new wheels are three-piece Work VS-XX items, measuring 9 and 10.5×20-inches and wrapped in 255/30 and 295/25 Continental Sport Contact 5P tyres.

Finally, Senner’s performance upgrade includes optimised ECU software, air filters and its own exhaust system with valve control, which sees output from the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 TFSI rise from 245 kW (329 hp) and 440 Nm of torque to 320 kW (429 hp) and 501 Nm. The V-Max was also disabled.


BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Sportec

Sportec BMW 1 Series M Coupe
Bülach-based tuning company Sportec has revealed its program for BMW’s potent 1 Series M Coupe Coupe.

Powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six developing 246 kW (335 hp) and 450 Nm of torque in standard form, Sportec’s Stage 1 program uses remapped ECU software to take output to 287 kW (385 hp) and 600 Nm, while the Stage 2 option, which sees the inclusion of a new air filter, and exhaust system with downpipes and sports cat, results in 313 kW (420 hp) and 685 Nm. Those tweaks mean 100 km/h happens in just 4.3 seconds and 200 km/h appears in 15.5 seconds.

The 1M has also been fitted with Öhlins springs and dampers and a set of 19-inch Sportec SP10 alloy wheels. We’re loving the 2002 turbo-style decals too.


Mark Webber heading to Le Mans with Porsche

Porsche LMP1 sports prototype
F1 driver Mark Webber will be leaving Red Bull Racing at the end of the season after signing a long-term contract with Porsche to pilot its LMP1 sports prototype at the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the sports car World Endurance Championship WEC.

The popular Aussie, who will be joining Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani in the driver line-up, previously competed at Le Mans for AMG Mercedes in the nineties before switching to F1 in 2001 for the Mild Seven Benetton Renault team.

“It’s an honour for me to join Porsche at its return to the top category in Le Mans and in the sports car World Endurance Championship and be part of the team. Porsche has written racing history as a manufacturer and stands for outstanding technology and performance at the highest level,” said Webber.

“I learned to appreciate Mark’s qualities when we were both involved in Formula 1. He is one of the best pilots I could imagine for our team. I’m absolutely delighted that we have such an experienced and fast regular
driver onboard from 2014,” commented Fritz Enzinger, Head of LMP1.



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