Here is the first run Ken Block has ever made in his new Ford Fiesta Rally Car, preparing for the Sno*Drift Rally America Series. Monster released this snow drift video run yesterday when Ken Block was prepping, and the competition starts today. Check out this two and half minute video of Block packing down the icy roads of Gladwin, MI. He hits triple digits in the Ford Fiesta, topping out the six speed transmission on one very long straight away, and drifts around the trees with ease, which is what he’s known for. More information covering the rally race can be found at Rally America. Hit the jump to see the inaugural video run.
Well recognized Volkswagen and Audi tuning specialists, B&B, have released their latest performance program for the sporty VW Golf R. Transforming the current Volkswagen Golf R into a hot sports car is mostly performance tuning to the engine bay, with little done to the exterior of the cars styling. This new package from B&B has been developed into 3 separate stages, all with impressive power numbers. Customers can choose to have their Golf R boosted to either 310 hp, 324 hp, or 362 hp. At the highest stage of 362 hp, the B&B VW Golf R is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds, and reach a top speed of 280 km/h.
The world renowned tuning company Hamann, have released this impressive package for the powerful BMW X6M. The strong M version of the X6 BMW SUV comes with an upgraded style along with performance increases. The guys from Hamann modified the factory engine to produce amazing power numbers at 670 hp and 850 Nm of torque. This was accomplished with the addition of sport catalysts, a mid-pipe with x-venturi, and the standard ECU tuning. With the speed limiter removed, the custom BMW X6M was able to reach a new top speed of 300 km/h.
The Swiss tuners from Mansory are ready to impress all the visitors at the Geneva Motor Show with this new Porsche 997 Turbo. Fresh from the Mansory tuning lab is the latest package for the 997 Porsche series with an upgraded turbo kit. Performance figures were not released yet, but we do know it received a nice aero kit to change its style. Included in the kit is a new front skirt and splitter made of carbon fiber, a redesigned rear end with rear skirt, and a carbon fiber rear wing to further improve the aerodynamics.
Here is a wide body kit released late last year by the Belgian tuning company Expression Motorsport for the Mercedes ML 63 AMG. This aftermarket aero kit was designed to differentiate this Mercedes ML from the those of a more traditional variety, and it did just that. A new front bumper replaces the stock bulky-looking factory piece with a three section design incorporating LED daytime running lights. On the outsides of the front fascia are what appear to be halogen fog lights, and a new front spoiler. The new wide body kit definitely gives the SUV a more aggressive look and sports car styling.