These days a lot of accusation and allegations revolved around none other than Chinese manufacturers for not delivering up to the mark products that are worthy of use and can go a long way. The consumers have faced number of issues and some of the concerns somehow look genuinely authentic. Most of the complaints and concerns were raised from the American based consumers, the manufacturers at the other end have something that reflects to their statement quite well; you get for what you pay, highly resilient tires does not come under range of every one so therefore quality walks hand by hand with the prices.
Nissan Rogue sales have witnessed a huge flow of 19% in the first financial quarter this year. If you are looking forward to own or get a test drive for Nissan than do not think to get a negotiation or bargain from the dealer. The reason being for the change is the implementation of the new policy by the management to impact a huge imprint on sales to compete with other car makers.
This Nissan GT-R tuned by Liberty Walk is absolutely insane! Just look at the body work, listen to the growl and enjoy one of the most unique Godzilla supercars we’ve seen. Other modified GTR’s are starting to get boring with their regular lip kits and standard exhausts. Liberty Walk have put on some new aggressive wheel arches to go along with the cool blue color, as well as an amazing Armytrix F1 valvetronic exhaust system.
Check out this video below of a Smart Car with a Toyota Paseo Sprintex supercharged engine blowing away a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. If it weren’t for the Smart Car destroying blower belt after popping the wheelie and prematurely hitting the brakes before the finish line, he would be able to say he beat a 12 second car. Surely the Mustang could use a driver mod, as that car is much faster than the 13.6 it posted. Still, this Smart Car owner might need a wheelie bar at the rear if he plans to drag racing in the future.
Rarely do you come across something so custom built, that makes you wonder how it was even accomplished. Take this Chevy truck for example that is now powered by a Ford diesel engine with a new turbo setup. These rat rods never get old and when you shoot soot out of the exhausts, it just makes it that much sweeter. Soot life, as many die hard truckers call it, has been gaining popularity over the past few years with jacked up trucks and diesel engines. You have to see for yourself in the video below.
Here we have two sports cars that have truly been complete opposites since day one, and were recently taken for a spin by the guys at The Smoking Tire. They are so different in almost every category, it makes you wonder why more people haven’t compared the drastic differences between the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the Dodge Viper GTS. You have to watch the video to fully understand.
The Lamborghini Huracan is about to be released and we already have some spottings of the testing taking place at the Lambo headquarters in Sant’Agata, Bolognese, Italy. A bunch of different colors, some still wrapped with camouflage are seen in the video below. You can decide which look fits it best and we are sure to see some tuning projects for the Lamborghini Huracan very soon.
Please meet Alex Kelsey, a 21-year-old kid from New Zealand who built his own rally car in just under two years. Even though he is dyslexic and suffered in school, you can see the great attention to detail with this build from the ground up. He wanted a car that looked good, sounded good and was cheap and easy to maintain. That lead him to the affordable Peugeot 207 body and chassis, powered by a V6 powerplant from a Formula Renault race car.
The tuningexperts at Oettinger have released their latest project on the VW Golf R. With a larger turbo, exhaust system and ECU tuning they are able to boost the power output to 400PS or 396 horsepower. From the factory this 2.0-liter turbocharged engine puts down 300PS or 295 HP, so this is quite an increase for a car its size. With the modifications it can now sprint from 0 to 100 km/h or 62 mph in less than 4.0 seconds while reaching a top speed of 250 km/h or 174 mph.
Here we have a video of an insane Porsche 911 that spun out at nearly 290 km/h or 180 mph. The driver didn’t even seem shaken in the interview later on. Somehow he managed to steer the sports car away from the grass to prevent flipping and completely ruining the body. All that was damaged were the wheels and corner of the front bumper. Not bad for a car that’s boosting 28psi and puts down nearly 1,300 horsepower on the dyno.
With the SEMA Show coming towards the end of the year, everyone can be a little overwhelmed with all the tuned cars in one massive area. SEMA boasts over 2 millions square feet of customized rides every year and we’re lucky enough to get a chance to cover all of these tastefully modded vehicles. With that much space it’s easy to miss a few of the underground projects, but don’t worry we’ll have you covered throughout. Here is one sweet whip that was seen at last years event, the Subaru BRZ HRDPKKR by Proper Garage that is currently listed on eBay!