Volkswagen's Eos is something of a misfit - more luxurious than most of VW's lineup, but not as nice as the A5 Cabrio, and not quite powerful enough from the factory to run with the likes of the Mercedes and BMW competition. But it's definitely a step ahead of most of the American and Japanese offerings. B&B have recognized this and come up with a tuning program to give the Eos the 'go' to match its 'show'.

Four levels of tune are available, from moderately serious (360hp/265kW) to completely insane (500hp/368kW), with intermediary steps of 400hp (294kW) and 450hp (331kW) for those wanting something in between. The power comes by way of an upgraded intercooler and turbo setup, new injectors, higher flow fuel pump and a re-tune.

It's hard to imagine the need for 500hp in an Eos, but with figures like 0-62mph (100km/h) in 4.2 seconds and 0-124mph (200km/h) in 13.5 seconds with a top speed of 191mph (308km/h) it's not so much need as it is want.

To help rein in all that power, B&B has also fitted a range up handling upgrades including an adjustable coilover kit and custom six or eight-piston brakes. Wrapping sticky rubber around 18in or 19in wheels helps keep the shiny side up, and a full Caractere body kit - B&B's partner in tuning - helps dress the car up to match its new-found power.