The latest car tuning news and modified cars from around the world. We cover all the latest car tuning projects and tuning news once it hits the press.
Check out this latest video from Hennessey Performance, showcasing their new 2014 VelociRaptor SUV based on the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor truck. If you want a truck that has it all, then look no further as the $149,500 price tag is not a joke. It features a 6.2-liter V8 powerplant that has been supercharged from the factory 411 bhp, to now produce a whopping 600 bhp. This allows the sporty truck as we may say, to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds which is 1.6 seconds faster than the stock version.
At the 2013 Life Ball event in Vienna, Austria this Roberto Cavalli gold-themed Mini Paceman sold for €150,000 or $194,000 with all proceeds helping HIV/AIDS. This is the most expensive Mini ever sold at a Life Ball auction, and Ralf Schepull, the head of Mini brand communications said, “We are very pleased that the one-off MINI has sold for a record price and can thus make a special contribution to projects dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS. The charity principle is an important part of the MINI brand, which enjoys a unique platform through this partnership with the Life Ball.”
Vivid Racing has welcomed the new year with this amazing documentary of the 2012 Targa Newfoundland Rally. The first part shows the scenery and Porsche 911 Turbo ripping through the streets while the second part gives us first hand interviews from the participants and more footage of the race. A year ago, Vivid Racing released an incredible video of their Mercedes C63 that is now about to hit one million views, so be sure to check out their complete line of work. Now go watch the full HD documentary after the jump, we’re sure you’ll love it.
The Ford Mustang specialists at American Muscle have paired up with several hot models and customer cars to shoot their 2013 American Muscle Calendar. Not only was this a hit at the shop and live on Ustream, but on August 12, 2012 over 1,000 Mustangs will gather in Media, PA for the largest Mustang-only show of the year. Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and is just one of the many events American Muscle throws every year. Hit the jump to see some new and old Ford Mustangs along with the hot car girls as usual.
Ken Block and DC Shoes have just released the Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco for our viewing pleasure. If you haven’t watched the previous four Gymkhana videos, then wake up and check out the links below! GYM5 was based in the streets of San Francisco and consists of fast precise driving skills caught on raw video. Ken Block turned the whole city into his personal playground as you can see they completely shut down the entire Bay Bridge for him to drive through. Several large parts of the city were shut down for this epic four day filming.
At the end of this month, the all new Pagani Zonda R Evo will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This is the highly anticipated successor of the original Zonda R that the world fell in love with. This updated Evo edition will hold a 6.0-liter V12 powerplant that produces a whopping 760 horsepower. With the lightweight and nimble frame of the Pagani Zonda R Evo, this particular model will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.7 seconds and hit an overall top speed of 351 km/h or 218 mph!
Michelin has sent us this behind the scenes look of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race which will start tomorrow, June 16th and last until the 17th. They have paired up with the Audi team and their experience of the early morning warm up hours through the final few hours. Most people think this race is just 24 hours long, but is actually much more than that.
When it comes to car tuning, the average car owner can always improve their ride with a few simple customization’s. Whether the tuning enthusiast is looking to add more power, styling or even gas mileage these days, the internet is the perfect source for finding this information. Most popular modified cars feature aftermarket parts like a cold air intake filter or a high performance exhaust to start off. Those looking for additional car styling may install new rims or wheels along with suspension modding to give it a new look. Here we have the ultimate car tuning infographic to help those decide which route they prefer to go with their tuned cars.
Check out the official Gymkhana Infographic that has recently been released by DC Shoes. Gymkhana set records worldwide, and you see what it took to make all four amazing videos. If you missed out on any of the Gymkhana videos or want to watch them again, visit these links below.
The 2012 Gumball 3000 starts up this weekend for it’s 14th rendition, and will definitely be as wild as the past couple years. For those who are not familiar, the 3,000-mile rally will begin in New York this year, pass through Canada, and end in Los Angeles after making five pit stops along the way. During each stop, the entire group of entrants throw a huge party with the gathering of celebrities and all different kinds of unique and tuned cars. It will kick off this Friday at noon in New York, with tons of fancy rides and celebrity appearances. Stay tuned for more Gumball 3000 pictures and videos.
Lotus had their Mansory tuned Evora at the Geneva Motor Show, and have now announced that the Mansory tuning company will be the official customization shop for future Lotus projects. Wolf Zimmerman stated, “Mansory are leaders in their field and having worked closely with them on the Evora GTE and the special editions we’ve unveiled recently”. They are confident that this partnership will lead to many nice Lotus cars in the near future, and we can’t wait to see what they can produce. The German tuners will soon have special editions for the Lotus Elise, Exige and Lotus Evora for those wanting a boost in performance or styling.
Check out this Honda S2000 wheelie at the TX2K12 drag racing event in Texas this past weekend. It’s amazing how much power these tuners are able to pack into the small Honda S2000 sports car. Just because you can fit a 2JZGTE in the engine bay, doesn’t mean the car can handle it. If only they could make the Honda S2000 AWD, then it might have been able to take the Toyota Supra off the line.