It looks like the best Saleen cars have come to an end, since the parent company Revstone announced plans to ceise manufacturing the performance Ford Mustangs. A sad day for the tuning world, especially in the states since the Mustang is one of the most popular cars to modify these days. Hopefully, something better will come. They want to focus on other aftermarket performance parts, and will stop production of the S302 come the third quarter of 2011. As seen in previous articles here on Fancy Tuning, the S302 Ford Mustang GT features an aftermarket body kit, sport suspension, and limited slip differential for boosted performance.
The wheel specialists at MEC Design have announced their 2011 wheel collection. They now have four different categories of rims, ranging from 19 to 22 inches, and feature a 1-piece or 3-piece design. The MEC tuners also offer several different colors for the rims, and most fit high-end luxury cars like Mercedes very well. Most popular are the mecxtreme I, II, and III designs. Check out all the latest MEC Design tuning projects to get some ideas on how to style your car. You can visit their website at www.mecdesign.de for specific pricing and custom work!
It has been announced that Tom Coronel will start the 2011 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in a BMW 320 TC. The Dutch driver has been a competitor in the WTCC for six seasons now, and is excited to get started on his next challenge in the BMW. After a two day testing period with the new BMW 320 TC at the Vallelunga track near Rome, Tom Coronel said, “the new 1.6 litre turbo engine has a great throttle response and provides a lot of power.” He is very confident about this upcoming season, however new regulations have forced BMW Motorsports to modify their WTCC cars. After the customizations, the BMW still holds the 1.6-liter turbo engine, producing around 315 horsepower.
Check out this compilation of the best supercar exhaust sounds made by YouTube members dimi164 and Spottergijs. We have a large variety of sports cars here, with most of the car manufacturer’s consisting of Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Aston Martin, Maserati, Pagani, Bentley, Bugatti, and more. These amazing exhaust tunes were recorded on the streets of London, the Nurburgring F1 racing track, and the Nordschleife. Hit the jump to watch and listen to the most powerful supercar exhaust sounds to date.
The latest Need For Speed video game called Hot Pursuit is close to being released by EA Games, so the makers put together a video for the fans. It shows a Lamborghini Murcielago as a police car driven by Roll Deep, and a Porsche 911 GT3 handled by Ben Collins, formerly known as The Stig. After playing the older Need For Speed on both the Xbox and PS3 with some friends I can say it’s a pretty addicting and entertaining car game, however the new Call of Duty Black Ops that came out this week will have me passing this one up. Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is scheduled to be released on the 19th of the November. Hit the jump to see the video.
Next year we should see the birth of the Gillet Vertigo .5 Spirit, a supercar with amazing styling and Belgian roots. The looks will not be changed much, and the best mod can be found under the hood. The current Alfa Romeo V6 engine will be swapped out with a 4.2-liter V8 from Maserati. Resulting in 420 bhp through the six-speed sequential gearbox to the rear wheels. Now that may not sound like a lot of power, but when you match it up to the Gillet Vertigo that only weighs 990 kg with its carbon fiber design, you have a power to weight ratio matching some of the best exotics out there. However, this is still the factory Maserati engine, and extra tuning can be performed if needed.