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Essen Motor Show

  • Tune It! Safe! Chevrolet Corvette Stingray by TIKT Performance, 2015 Essen Motor Show

    No, German police aren’t about to enlist a Chevrolet Corvette among their fleet of patrol cars. Rather, this particular Corvette, dressed in police livery, has been built to help promote safe and legal vehicle modification. CHECK OUT: 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Packs More Power, New Infotainment System: Video The car was presented at this past weekend’s Essen Motor Show, and it’s the latest modified car to join the tuning mecca’s Tune It! Safe! program. The program is sponsored by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and is now in its 11th year. Performing the...

  • Fahlke Larea GT1
    Germany’s Fahlke Rolls Out 1,242-HP Larea GT1 S12 At Essen Motor Show

    German motorsport and engineering firm Fahlke, the creator of the road-going race car known as the Larea GT1, rolled out its most powerful variant yet, the 1,242-horsepower S12, at the recent 2014 Essen Motor Show. The Larea GT1 is about as hardcore as a road-legal car can get, and given its...

  • 2014 BMW X5 equipped with M Performance parts
    BMW X5 Gets M Performance Parts At Essen Motor Show

    BMW’s new 2-Series isn’t the only vehicle getting the M Performance treatment at the 2013 Essen Motor Show this week. BMW also used the German tuning fest to launch new M Performance parts and accessories for its third-generation X5 SUV. M Performance is BMW’s mid-range...

  • 2014 BMW 2-Series with M Performance parts
    BMW Launches 2-Series M Performance Parts At Essen Motor Show

    Buyers of the new BMW 2-Series will soon be able to give their cars the M treatment, with BMW launching at this week’s 2013 Essen Motor Show in Germany a range of upgrades for the car lifted straight out of the M Performance parts catalog. M Performance is BMW’s mid-range performance...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series fitted with M Performance accessories
    BMW Performance Parts To Be Replaced By New M Performance Range

    In 2007 BMW started offering a range of official modifications grouped under the BMW Performance Parts label that were aimed at improving the overall performance of its cars. The benefit to customers looking to modify their cars was the fact that all the parts came with the same level of quality as...

  • TMG Sports 650 concept, 2012 Essen Motor Show
    TMG Sport 650 Concept Live Photos From 2012 Essen Motor Show

    Already renowned for building some of the most capable race cars on the planet, Toyota Motorsport GmbH, the company behind Toyota’s former F1 program and current hybrid Le Mans prototypes, has set itself a new challenge: to build a car that’s not only fast, but comfortable too. It was...

  • TMG Sports 650 concept

    Toyota Motorsport Gmbh (TMG), the independently run motorsports partner for Toyota and Lexus, has unveiled its first concept car intended primarily for road use. The concept is the new TMG Sports 650, which is based on a Lexus LS 460 sedan and is set to make its public debut this Friday at the 2012 Essen Motor Show in Germany. The development of a road car by TMG represents a radical departure from the company’s traditional projects. TMG was previously responsible for building Toyota’s Formula One cars and more recently has been building things like the TS-030 Hybrid Le Mans...

  • TMG Sports 650 concept
    TMG Teases Lexus LS-Based TS-650 Prototype Ahead Of Essen Debut

    TMG, an official motorsports partner of Toyota and Lexus, has released some new teaser images of a high-performance Lexus LS prototype the company plans to unveil at the 2012 Essen Motor Show taking place in Germany at the end of this month. We previously brought you photos of a scale model of the...

  • TMG Lexus LS 650 wind tunnel prototype
    TMG Lexus LS 650 Prototype Set For 2012 Essen Motor Show

    For the past several years the TMG skunk works based in Cologne, Germany has been working on a number of secret projects for Toyota, including much of the automaker’s recent racing efforts, electric car development and groundwork for the launch of a potential TMG performance brand. One of...

  • BMW M Performance steering wheel
    BMW Shows Off Tech-Laden M Performance Steering Wheel: Video

    The BMW M Performance range of vehicles, performance upgrades and accessories are still not available in the U.S., but it’s only a matter of time until they head our way. We’re betting that one of the more popular items will be the BMW M Performance steering wheel featured in this...

  • 2013 MINI Cooper S Countryman with MINI RAY accessories
    MINI’s John Cooper Works Previews 2012 Essen Motor Show Lineup

    The opening day of the 2012 SEMA show has just passed but in just over a month the German equivalent, the 2012 Essen Motor Show, is about to kick off. Only yesterday BMW revealed some of its lineup planned for Essen’s annual tuner event, and today it’s MINI’s turn. When it comes...

  • BMW M Performance 3-Series Sports Wagon
    BMW M Performance Range Expands At 2012 Essen Motor Show

    For anyone unfamiliar with the Essen Motor Show, think of it as the German version of SEMA, which, incidentally, is taking place this week. The Essen show doesn’t actually commence until December 1, but BMW has given us a preview of some of the vehicles it’s planning to debut there...

  • Mercedes-McLaren Edition SLR

    It’s now been more than a year since the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR went out of production but at the recent 2010 Essen Motor Show, basically Germany’s version of SEMA, a new version of the striking supercar was unveiled. Well, that is not entirely true as the car rolled out in Essen, carrying the “McLaren Edition SLR” title, is actually a retrofit upgrade for existing versions of the SLR. Only 25 of the kits are to be made, all of them an official package offered exclusively by McLaren. The kit consists of a new bodykit, aimed at increasing downforce, as well as...

  • Fiat 500 Abarth in police livery
    Fiat 500 Abarth In Police Livery Headed To 2010 Essen Motor Show

    The Essen Motor Show may not be as well recognized as some of the other major shows on the international automotive calendar but the event has had its fair share of spectacular concept cars over the years. For those unfamiliar with the Essen Motor Show, it is an event held annually in the German...

  • PPI Razor GTR Audi R8 live
    PPI unveils Razor GTR Audi R8 at Top Marques Monaco

    Following the unveiling of the original ‘Razor’ Audi R8 at the Essen Motor Show last year, German tuning firm PPI Automotive Design GmbH has unveiled an even more aggressive version of the car that it debuted late last month at the Top Marques Motor Show in Monaco. Picking up the...

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    ABT Sportsline reveals full specs for modified Mark VI Volkswagen Golf range

    After first previewing its modified Mark VI Golf at last year’s Essen Motor Show, Germany's equivalent to SEMA, Volkswagen tuning specialist ABT Sportsline has unveiled the final production specifications for its range of enhancements for the popular hatch. A mild package by ABT's standards...

  • Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
    Reiter Engineering unveils road-going Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT

    German racing and engineering firm Reiter Engineering has unveiled a road-going variant of its Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT racing car. Reiter Engineering is the factory-backed entry for the Lamborghini team in the FIA GT Championships, and is well known for its development of lightweight racing...

  • eibach dodge challenger 002
    Eibach Dodge Challenger debuts at Essen Motor Show

    The 2008 SEMA show featured no shortage of customized Dodge Challengers, and for good reason - the has been a rather solid success in the U.S., at least in SRT8 form, especially considering Chrysler's other woes. It appears that Europeans are at least open to the car as well, if this...

  • 9ff Porsche Carrera GTT 900

    The Carrera GT may no longer be in production but that hasn’t stopped Porsche specialists 9ff from creating a new performance package for the stunning supercar. The tuning firm’s latest creation is the GTT 900 package, which was on display at this weekend’s Essen Motor Show in Germany. By adding a pair of turbochargers to the Carrera GT’s high-strung V10 engine, 9ff has managed to draw an additional 300hp (224kW) over the standard model. Other changes include new camshafts, less restrictive exhaust manifolds, and a special muffler with a unique valve system and...

  • Marangoni M430 Alfa Romeo Mi.To
    Marangoni Alfa Romeo MiTo Inspired By The Ferrari F430

    One of the tuners at this year’s Essen Motor Show will be Italy’s TRC-Marangoni, which has modified the still-new Alfa Romeo Mi.To hatchback using the Ferrari F430 as its inspiration. Working with the Mi.To’s 1.4L T-Jet engine, Marangoni has boosted power up to 220hp (164kW)...

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    Volkswagen reveals modified range at Essen

    Germany's Essen Motor Show, which runs this week through December 7, is a European tuner showcase, and Volkswagen is taking the opportunity to show off a handful of modified cars. Among them are the Golf VI, Scirocco, Passat CC, Jetta and Polo, but a pair of them are grabbing the spotlight - the...

  • Need for Speed Underground Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe
    Tuner VW Sciroccos revealed ahead of Essen Motor Show

    A pair of modified Volkswagen Scirocco coupes scheduled to appear at the upcoming Essen Motor Show in Germany have been revealed, one of them inspired by the Need for Speed Undercover series of racing sims. The other is the German ‘Polizei’ Tune It! Safe!, which was created by the...

  • Lumma Design BMW X6
    BMW CLR X 650 by Lumma Design

    German tuner Lumma Design will be unveiling an extensively modified BMW X6 at this year's Essen Motor Show in Germany. Set to debut near the end of this month, the Lumma Design CLR X 650 takes the latest BMW SUV and gives it a new aerodynamic profile, as well as improved power and handling to make...

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    Brabus presents modified Tesla Roadster at Essen show

    Germany's Essen Motor Show is an opportunity for the country's tuners to show off their handiwork, and Brabus has used it as a platform to launch its first attempt at a modified electric car - the Tesla Roadster. Obviously tuning the propulsion system, as would normally be the case, is out of the...

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