The Honda CR-Z is undeniably a great looking compact car. Coupled off with its hybrid system, this is a great choice for those wanting a clean daily commute, and also to have a little fun in the weekends. But some might say that the power coming out from the SOHC 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine could use a bit more oomph, and that is exactly what Mugen had been working on for all these time.
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If given the choice, which would you prefer the most: a carefully-engineered piece of automotive marvel like the Bugatti Veyron, or the bad boy supercar like the Lamborghini Gallardo? Of course one of the advantages that will put the Veyron above the Bull is its insane 1001-horsepower W16 engine and the ability to smash through the 400km/h barrier, which no production-based car could achieve back in its time. But what if there is a way to make the Gallardo to go as fast as the Veyron could?
Based on the Lotus Exige. Powered by a twin-turbo V8 with 1200hp and 1537Nm of torque, weighs in at only 1220kg, and that effectively makes it more powerful than a Veyron. It’s able to accelerate to 100km/h in 2.4-seconds, before a hitting a top speed of 440km/h. This my friends, is the Hennessey Venom GT, a true supercar down to the very last nut.
GTHaus presented its own take on the BMW M3 at the BimmerFest 2010 and though resembling another German tuner’s model, the GTHaus creation is definately one of the better looking tuned M3′s around.
I guess you’re probably thinking Oakley, the maker of some of the coolest sunglasses around, but you’re wrong. We’re talking Oakley Design, the British tuning firm that won international credit for its tuning of the Porsche GT2, GT3 and Panamera. The tuner is now back with another sleek package this time for the Ferrari 458 Italia, limited to only five individually-numbered units. The tuned Ferrari gets a aerodynamic upgrade, a few cosmetic changes, and more power.
Don’t you just love tuners? They take a relatively fast car, replace some parts, do some tuning work and turn it into some fire breathing monster that can easily take on some of the more established barons of speed. This is one fine example by Emotion Wheels. The German tuner usually only works with wheels and this is its second time branching out into the world of total package tuning.
Pagani’s Zonda model has been with us for a good 11 years now. It first made its debut in 1999 and has since taken the hypercar world by storm, some hypercars may be quicker in a straight line but very few are able to perform so well on a track, the natural home of any Pagani. Sadly however, all good things must come to an end and the life cycle of the Zonda is now at its end.
A good number of tuners use Cayenne’s, X5′s and Range Rover’s as canvasses to show their art in the form of bodywork, but hardly the Lexus LX570. Japanese tuning specialist ASI changed that with this new styling and performance package for the large Japanese SUV.
It seems like G-Power knew all along that BMW was going to win at the 24Hours of Nurburgring because just this past weekend did BMW’s M3 GT2 secure the win at the ‘Ring and now three days later G Power announces two special edition M3 Clubsport models.
We reported about Cosworth working on a special edition of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI some time ago, and now its officially here. Here are the first official photos of the highly anticipated Impreza WRX STI Cosworth edition. Set to go on sale this June in the UK only and in a limited-run of just 75 units, the Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 promises supercar-like performance figures in a hot hatch.