• Lightweight creates BMW M2 convertible

    BMW does not offer the wonderful M2 as a convertible, but that hasn't stopped a German company by the name of Lightweight from modding the standard convertible into something comparable. With some modifications and M2 parts, Lightweight will transform a standard 2-Series convertible into a drop-top track weapon. To start, the power figure actually outdoes the M2 and M2 Competition. After the German tuner works its magic, power surges to 422 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The standard M2 makes 365 hp, while the M2 Competition produces 405 hp. Lightweight didn't fully detail the...

  • Brabus founder and CEO Bodo Buschmann
    Founder of Brabus dies at 62

    Bodo Buschmann, founder and CEO of Brabus, has passed away after battling an illness, the company announced on Thursday. Buschmann was 62 years old. Brabus has long focused on building luxurious high-performance models based on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The company did work with Smart and even Tesla...

  • Katech 416 ci LS3-based V-8 short block.
    Katech 416 is a short-block V-8, long on 600-plus-horsepower

    Most car enthusiasts are well aware that a project car comes with a whole lot of baggage, namely in picking and sourcing appropriate parts. The engine is especially important, and depending on the individual's goals, making a lot of horsepower can get really expensive, really quickly. Enter Katech...

  • The Roush Yates Visa card, from UMB Financial Services
    Finally, A Credit Card For Car Guys

    Credit card reward programs are nothing new, and most reward cardholders with airline miles, hotel stays or even (modest amounts of) cash back. Now, UMB Financial Services is launching a Visa Platinum Rewards credit card that may prove interesting to anyone with 10w30 in his or her veins. Tied to...

  • Nissan's Juke Nismo concept.
    Nismo-Tuned Nissan Juke Leads Expansion Of Nismo Brand

    Nissan is expanding its Nismo tuning arm, promising Nismo versions of mainstream Nissan models beginning with the Juke crossover.

  • 2011 BMW 135i Coupe
    BMW Brings You More Power For The 135i And 335i

    BMW is launching two "Power Kit" upgrades for owners of 135i and 335i models. The kits boost horsepower without affecting fuel economy, emissions or BMW's limited warranty.

  • Mariah Carey's DUB-tuned Porsche Cayenne

    You know what? We are not on top of everything. For example, we just found out that Selma Blair and Neve Campbell are different people. And apparently, the Olsen Twins can't feel one another's pain. And, pull tabs on sodas? WHERE DID THEY GO YOU GUYS? Also, according to our colleagues at Celebrity Cars Blog, Mariah Carey's hubby, Nick Cannon, presented her with this hot pink Porsche Cayenne specially tuned by DUB earlier this year. Please look, but don't say we didn't warn you. Is it possible to unsee things? We're hitting CTRL+Z, but our retinas are still on fire. We can only imagine the...

  • Bugatti Veyron F1
    Bugatti Veyron Complete With F1 Numberplate Makes Debut

    Capable of catapulting the driver to 62 mph from rest in less than three seconds, past 100 mph in 5.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 253 mph, this particular Bugatti Veyron has no close modern rivals in terms of price tags.

  • Switzer Nissan GT-R R850
    Video: Switzer R850 Nissan GT-R Tuned For Race Fuel

    The new race-gas tune bumps wheel horsepower up to 740+

    Royal Family of Abu Dhabi commissions one-off ‘AS55K’ Mercedes G55 AMG

    This ostentatious SUV is the latest work of German tuning outfit A.R.T. but it differs from most of the firm’s previous outlandish creations as it was developed specially at the request of the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. It is based on the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG and output from the...

  • Senner Tuning Audi A5
    Power and style with latest Senner Tuning Audi A5 upgrade

    Unlike many of their competitors, the designers at Senner Tuning don't do the European version of tacky, flashy tuner cars. Instead, they focus on adding minor enhancements that give the owner a unique look without clamoring for attention. The design program for the Audi A5 offers a range of front...

  • 2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV
    Nismo to begin renting upgraded GT-R electronics to customers in Japan

    Earlier today we told you how Nissan is now offering to upgrade original-spec GT-Rs with a host of better parts including suspension upgrades and engine mounts. Now Nissan's racing and tuning arm, Nismo, has decided to release upgraded engine and transmission management software, but in a novel...

  • konigseder tuning porsche carrera gt 015

    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 years. Little did the world know new versions of the car would still be built by the aftermarket on a nearly monthly basis for the next five years. Of course all of those tuned examples are built on original Porsche chassis, so it's not like the car is getting any less rare. And that makes it all the more remarkable that examples are still being made available to fit tuning kits, body parts and wheels to fully three years...

  • Exclusive World Tuning Golf GTI W12 650 replica
    Turn your Mark V Golf into the extreme GTI W12 650 concept

    Undoubtedly one of the most extreme concept cars to ever come out of Volkswagen’s design studios, 2007’s Golf GTI W12 650 dropped plenty of jaws - not only because of its twin-turbocharged W12 engine but also because of its overt styling. Unfortunately, VW never had any plans to build...

  • Vivid Racing GT-R
    14 R35 Nissan GT-Rs on the SEMA show floor

    American carmakers are putting a heavy emphasis on the 2008 SEMA show starting in Las Vegas today. Bringing a dozen or more cars and trucks of varying types, companies such as Ford and GM will have plenty to see, but neither will have the single-model impact that Nissan will make with its fleet of...

  • DKR Tuning tweaks the Audi RS6
    DKR Tuning tweaks the Audi RS6

    It's hard to imagine truly making the Audi RS6 any better at what it is: one of the most insanely powerful and over-the-top family cars around. But the gang at DKR Tuning have applied their skills at ECU tuning to deliver another 80hp (59kW) and some mildly upgraded aesthetics to the already strong...

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