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VW apprentices build 301hp Golf GTI Street

Custom-tuned turbocharged four-cylinder hatches are pretty common fare anywhere in the world. But it's not every day that a handful of young apprentices at one of the world's biggest carmakers turn out a car that turns heads like the Golf GTI Street Built around a heavily modified 2.0L TFSI engine... read more

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Avus Performance takes on the Mercedes C63 AMG, pushes power to 585hp

After a very unfortunate naming/translation incident with their Audi RS6 'White Power', Avus Performance have followed up with two more strong contenders for the tuning... read more May 7, 2009 by

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Bertone could sell up to 10 units of $2M Mantide

With a hexagon-centric theme and styling that looks like it was sent back through a space-time rift from 2020, the Bertone Mantide is a new and polarizing figure in the... read more May 4, 2009 by

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Avus Performance gives Audi A5 a menacing matte black finish

After a tough go of things last week, Avus Performance is trying to spring back with a new matte black Audi A5 dubbed simply the A5 Coupe Matte Black. Though it offers a... read more May 4, 2009 by

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Lingenfelter teases plans for 2010 Camaro SS

Superchargers, twin turbos, body kits and handling upgrades - all this and more is on the Lingenfelter docket for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Ranging in power from 550hp to... read more May 4, 2009 by

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Avus Performance RS6 pushes output to 700hp, stirs up racial tension

It's common for a tuner car to cause controversy over its looks - some are downright hideous, after all - but it's rare for one to raise eyebrows over political issues... read more April 30, 2009 by

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Königseder Tuning takes on the Porsche Carrera GT

Leipzig, 2004: the Porsche Carrera GT, born out of a racing program but built for the street, begins a production run that will total just 1,270 units and last only two... read more April 27, 2009 by

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PhantASMA CL 65 AMG: tuning gone wrong

We've said it many times before, but sometimes tuners just don't know when to leave well enough alone. The Mercedes Benz CL 65 AMG is a well-turned-out and highly massaged... read more April 24, 2009 by

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Gemballa takes wraps off Porsche Cayenne Turbo-based Tornado 750 GTS

The high-performance SUV is something of an oxymoron at first blush, but anyone that's taken the wheel of a Porsche Cayenne Turbo or Mercedes Benz ML-Class AMG knows it's... read more April 23, 2009 by

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Hartge takes the diesel X6 to new highs - and lows

Style is undoubtedly a subjective thing, but sometimes agreement is nearly universal. The Mona Lisa has been revered through the ages, while the bowl-cut hair style is a... read more April 16, 2009 by

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mcchip Audi TTS bumps power to 315hp

No matter how far the carmakers take the horsepower wars - or how much they back down from them - the aftermarket is always prepared to go farther. Too much is never enough... read more April 10, 2009 by

Lorinser 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class

First photos of Lorinser's take on the new E-Class break cover

Noted for its sleek, stylish and almost stealthy modifications of Mercedes Benz vehicles, Lorinser occupies a special place in the German tuner scene. Apparently that place... read more April 8, 2009 by

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eBay watch: Dodge Challenger widebody convertible by West Coast Customs

Dodge may have ruled out building a convertible version of its Challenger muscle car but if you’re determined enough to purchase one then there are a score of vehicle... read more April 3, 2009 by

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Steve Saleen to honor warranties voided by Saleen, Inc

After Steve Saleen resigned from Saleen, Inc. in 2007, the company, under its new leadership, sold the majority of its aftermarket business to MJ Acquisitions on February 2... read more April 3, 2009 by

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MTM takes on KTM's X-Bow

KTM's X-Bow doesn't really need any help to be extreme. It is born that way. But MTM wasn't satisfied, so they took their tuning ways to the car's engine and brakes to make... read more April 1, 2009 by

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MTM builds Audi TTS to 380hp

Audi's TT platform has shown some seriously long legs, running in updated but still very familiar form from its debut in 1999 to the present. Now it's showing even more... read more April 1, 2009 by


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