German tuning firm Pogea Racing has announced a performance kit for the Audi A7 called the Seven Sins. Focusing mainly under the hood, Pogea Racing tuned the ECU to optimize the power from both the 3.0 TDI and 3.0 TFSI engines found in the Audi. For the 3.0-liter TDI Multitronic, the engineers were able to improve the figures to 251 PS and 468 Nm of torque. Now the TDI S-Tronic model was increased to 289 PS and 555 Nm of torque, while the supercharged 3.0 TFSI boosts 345 PS and 495 Nm of torque. Next, the tuning company removed the electronic V-max top speed limiter on the Audi A7, and the price for these modifications is pretty reasonable at €1799.
The tuning firm MTM has released a modest kit for the recently launched five-door coupe Audi A7 prestigious Sportback. Focusing on the sports car performance and handling, the MTM program accomplished both considerably well. Although not available for all engines in the A7 luxury range, the tuners at MTM were able to increase the output of the 3.0 liter diesel engine from 244 hp to 285 horsepower. This boost of power was achieved from the MTM M-Cantronic module developed for the Audi A7, and priced at 1,250 Euro. Handling was improved with the installation of the world renowned Bimoto 9-spoke race design wheels, along with 20mm or 30mm spacers for the customer to choose.
With the Super Bowl less than 24 hours away, here is a recap of the best Super Bowl car commercials last year. Many people who watch the super bowl only watch it for the commercials. Others are simply watching because everyone else is, and they’re at a super bowl party. However, a true sports fans know it’s more than just a 3-hour episode of commercials, and this year’s match up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers should be a classic. There were several major car manufacturer’s and companies from last year’s Buper Bowl commercials, including Audi, Dodge, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen, Bridgestone, and Cars.com. Hit the jump to see which was your favorite, and stay tuned for this year’s lineup, but more importantly, the game.
Here’s some crazy tuning by the guys from West Coast Customs and Monster Cable on the Tron themed Audi R8. Take one look at the car and the only thing that comes to mind is sick, literally, you will feel that after seeing all the pictures. Definitely overkill since the Tron motorcycle already seems to be a bust. However, some people will probably like it and want to make their car glow, even if it’s not a supercar like the Audi R8 Tron. Thankfully, there were no modifications under the hood, and West Coast Customs strictly stuck to customizing the exterior with glowing rims, glowing vents, glow seats, and a blinding chrome finish. It looks like they did a professional job building the Audi, but whoever drives this car will probably cause more accidents than help the road.
The latest tuning job performed by MR Car Design features the Audi Q7 receiving a nice facelift and carrying the 4.2-liter TDI engine. A refreshing styling kit for the Q7 consists of a redesigned front bumper and rear end to include LED daytime running lights, new headlights, and LED taillights. Contrasting the white body paint is a new set of 22-inch wheels wrapped in 265/35/22 rubber, while the interior received a new sports steering wheel from the Audi RS6. Under the hood, engineers from MR Car Design were able to increase the Audi Q7’s performance numbers to 374 horsepower and 870 Nm of torque. Lastly, the tuners removed the Audi’s electronic speed limiter, and offer an electronic module for the suspension to lower the Q7 ride height.
A new performance kit has been released by the guys at Senner Tuning for the gas powered 1.4 TFSI Audi A1. The German tuning company began with a new free-flow air filter, remapped ECU, and custom stainless steel exhaust. These upgrades increased the power from 122 hp and 200 Nm of torque, to 156 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. This is a great package for any Audi tuning enthusiast, priced at €4,590 for the basic kit, or the US equivalent of $6,100. It comes completed with a set of black-polished 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Hankook S1 Evo tires. New sport springs lower the car’s ride height by 35 mm, and Senner Tuning also offers a variety of aftermarket accessories, including a full sport suspension with rebound and compression adjustment, carbon trim for the interior, and LED rear lights at an additional cost.
Anderson Germany got their hands on the flagship Audi SUV, the Q7 V12 TDI to be exact, and improved the style and performance while at it. This 12-cylinder oil-burner produces 500 horses and 1,000 Nm of torque from the 6-liters of displacement. It’s plenty of enough power, and at the track the Audi Q7 is able to get the all-wheel drive to accomplish 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. With the addition of a new air filter and ECU software optimization, Anderson Germany was able to improve the horsepower to 550. To go along with the boost in performance, a new brake kit including eye-popping red calipers along with a suspension lowering module were installed. Next the tuners modified the exterior and interior styling on the Audi Q7.
The all new Audi RS5 has received a tuning kit from the guys at Senner, consisting of performance upgrades, new wheels, suspension, and exterior mods. Under the hood, the powerful 4.2-liter V8 FSI engine was boosted to 506 PS and 478 Nm of torque. This increase of power comes from a valve-controlled stainless steel exhaust system, and adjustments to the zero-pressure monitoring system. The top speed limiter was modified to allow 280 km/h, but without it the Audi RS5 can easily top 300 km/h with a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 4.2 seconds. Suspension and styling improvements came next.
MTM has unveiled their latest Christmas project based on the all new Audi A1. The car received more power, a new set of wheels, high performance brakes, and a few upgrades under the body for improved aerodynamics. At the exterior level, the tuners hooked it up with a 18-inch Bitmoto wheel set wrapped in Continental Sport Contact 2 tires, then they added wheel spacers to widen the stance before installing. The paint job is a unique three-tone finish with MTM graphics, and although the pricing and availability is unknown at this time, it should be released soon. Hit the jump for more pics of this tuned Audi A1.
The Bavarian tuners at HS Motorsport teamed up with Autohaus Kempen to customize the new hot hatchback Audi A1. Powered by the 1.4-liter TSI engine producing 122 PS and 200 Nm of torque, the tuning specialists were able to squeeze extra horsepower with a few modifications. These include a new Fox Sport exhaust system with aggressive tailpipes and an ECU tuning to optimize the air fuel ratio, resulting in 147 PS and 250 Nm of torque. Styling upgrades came next with a H&R coilover suspension kit, redesigned rear bumper, and a silver paintjob. The Audi A1 was lowered 55 mm in the front, and 60 mm at the rear to improve handling while giving it a race car look.
Tuning fans know the Audi Q7 is one of the best SUVs to hit the market lately, and Project Kahn is always one of the first tuners to offer a new styling kit for it. This package consists of a wide body kit with new front wheel arches, redesigned front bumper, rear bumper, and side skirts. To go along with the widen stance, Project Kahn added their RS-X alloys wheels measuring 22-inches, and go perfectly with the aggressive exterior look. Inside you will find a comfy interior sporting black quilted leather with contrasting red stitching, cream colored dials, a white and red speedometer, aluminum foot pedals, and a panoramic glass roof to see the sky or stars at night. The tuners have priced this Audi Q7 widebody kit at £56,875 or €64 892, and these prices include the £12,000 of aftermarket parts.
Here is the latest “Racing Edition” package for the Audi R8 V10 from the tuners at Anderson Germany. Starting off with a performance kit consisting of a new valve controlled sport exhaust system, racing cats, sports air filter, and new engine power management system, the Audi was able to drop the weight around 17 kg or 37 lbs. This results in numbers around 585 hp compared to the factory 525, and the top speed was increased by about 12 km/h or 7.5 mph. Exterior styling improvements came next with a new carbon front apron and rear spoiler, along with a carbon diffuser, carbon mirrors, and rear window bordering. Inside the Audi R8, the interior was re-trimmed around the door trims, radio frame, ashtray, gear shift frame, and steering wheel. Topping it off on all fours are the new lightweight alloy rims finished with a carbon fiber to complete the Racing Edition Audi from Anderson Germany.