The last generation Audi TTS sports some subtle appearance tweaks that distinguish it from other TT models. It has a powerful 2.0L turbocharged four cylinder engine under the hood that generates 272 HP but the guys from MTM thought this was not enough and they prepared a full tuning package for this fast coupe. They installed a new body kit with a lot of carbon fiber elements and 9-spoke bimoto alloy rims to give a unique and sporty appearance to their TTS. Engineers from MTM modified the car’s engine and now the 2.0 TFSI quattro engine can deliver 380 HP at 6,420 rpm and a maximum torque of 494 Nm at 4,580 rpm. With a high performance exhaust, a new suspension system which lowers the car and a 6-speed S-tronic direct shift gearbox the car could reach a top speed of 265 km/h but MTM announced that it could go even faster depending on the tire size.
We all know German tuners are really good when it comes to modify really expensive cars and recently we recently found a new tuning company that designs exclusive tuning kits for super cars. Cargraphic has just launched a full tuning package for Aston Martin V8 Vantage, a car with amazing looks and incredible sound. They analysed it’s aerodynamics in a wind tunnel and they developed a special aero kit which will reduce high speed lift and includes a carbon fiber spoiler lip, a new rear spoiler with integrated diffuser, side skirts and a mirror housing set. The car sits on 19″ or 20″ light weight three-piece wheels with a sport classic design or a racing style GTR design. Engineers from Cargraphic modified the car’s 4.5L V8 to increase its power from 426 HP to 466 HP and the maximum torque was also increased by an additional 32 Nm.
ABT Sportsline released a tuning programme for the new Audi Q5 last year at the Essen Motor and during that time they were offering power upgrades only for the 2.0 TFSI and 3.0 TDI models. The car received an entirely new front apron with a large spoiler with integrated fog lamps and a huge front grille that makes this Q5 really aggressive. The body modifications continue with wider fenders, door trims, 22″ alloy wheels, a rear skirt that houses the new exhaust system with four tailpipes and an ABT muffler and a small rear wing. Recently, the company has announced that their Audi Q5 got new engine upgrades and with a so-called ABT Power package they manage to increase HP for every engine. The 2.0 TDI was upgraded from 170 HP to 190 HP and the 3.0L TDI version outputs now 310 HP. The gasoline engines got a more powerful version and the guys from ABT manged to upgrade the engine from 211 HP to 275 HP.
It’s Hamann time! The German tuning company announced that they will release a new tuning package for the 2009 BMW 7 Series. The previous tuning kit for the 7 Series developed by Hamann was unveiled in 2005 and it was based on the BMW 760i/L. Engineers from Hamann managed to increase the stock V12 engine capacity from 6.0L to 7.1L and made it deliver 510 HP and a maximum torque of 728 Nm. The 2005 Hamann 7 managed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds and it had an incredible top speed of 312 km/h. The tuning company also modified other 7 Series models like the 745i and 745 iL and they improved the 5.2L V8 engine to get 412 HP. The new modified 7 Series is still a mystery for us because the guys from Hamann haven’t released any details about the car’s performances but we can see a lot of visual improvements.
The new W212 Mercedes E-Class will arrive on the market in 2010 and well known tuner Brabus already revealed an exclusive tuning package for the new Mercedes. Their designers developed an aerodynamic kit made from Pur-R-Rim plastics that will add a sportier look to the car with striking lines. The new body kit consists of a front apron with a sophisticated shape which reduces lift on the front axle and gives an aggressive face to this stylish sedan. It contains LED daytime running lights, auxiliary headlights and customers could choose between high beams or fog lamps too. Brabus installed aluminum front sport quart panels which will improve cooling and venting and add a sporty flair. The rocker panels will improve the airflow and also feature integrated LED entrance lights. The rear side of this Mercedes E-Class received a rear apron that houses a new sport exhaust with two chrome plated tailpipes on either sides and it also comes with a rear spoiler.