Please meet Alex Kelsey, a 21-year-old kid from New Zealand who built his own rally car in just under two years. Even though he is dyslexic and suffered in school, you can see the great attention to detail with this build from the ground up. He wanted a car that looked good, sounded good and was cheap and easy to maintain. That lead him to the affordable Peugeot 207 body and chassis, powered by a V6 powerplant from a Formula Renault race car.
The tuningexperts at Oettinger have released their latest project on the VW Golf R. With a larger turbo, exhaust system and ECU tuning they are able to boost the power output to 400PS or 396 horsepower. From the factory this 2.0-liter turbocharged engine puts down 300PS or 295 HP, so this is quite an increase for a car its size. With the modifications it can now sprint from 0 to 100 km/h or 62 mph in less than 4.0 seconds while reaching a top speed of 250 km/h or 174 mph.
Here we have a video of an insane Porsche 911 that spun out at nearly 290 km/h or 180 mph. The driver didn’t even seem shaken in the interview later on. Somehow he managed to steer the sports car away from the grass to prevent flipping and completely ruining the body. All that was damaged were the wheels and corner of the front bumper. Not bad for a car that’s boosting 28psi and puts down nearly 1,300 horsepower on the dyno.
With the SEMA Show coming towards the end of the year, everyone can be a little overwhelmed with all the tuned cars in one massive area. SEMA boasts over 2 millions square feet of customized rides every year and we’re lucky enough to get a chance to cover all of these tastefully modded vehicles. With that much space it’s easy to miss a few of the underground projects, but don’t worry we’ll have you covered throughout. Here is one sweet whip that was seen at last years event, the Subaru BRZ HRDPKKR by Proper Garage that is currently listed on eBay!
Here we have another Bentley Continental GT replica that recently sold on eBay. If you missed this post a few years ago, be sure to check that one out as it looks a little more like the real deal on the exterior. This one is an obvious fake with the cheap rims, half done interior, and non-OEM taillights. Would you still fool the majority of Americans, surely you would, but bring this to Europe and you’ll be called out in a second.
The notorious car tuners from Kahn Design have teamed up with Lauge Jensen who just made headlines with their 24-carat gold plated motorcycle. This gold bike also had 250 diamonds and crocodile leather while fetching a price of $850,000 or €615,000. Check out the pictures in the gallery below. With a new collaboration between A. Kahn Design and Lauge Jensen, some new motorcycle tuning is planned to be showcased in Chelsea, London very soon.
Check out these photos of a customized DMC Ferrari F12 Berlinetta that were snapped at a Hong Kong dealership. Taken by Linus Lam, this exotic is part of the DMC SPIA program that features a wide range of aftermarket parts, mostly in the styling department. Made completely of carbon fiber, we see a new front lip spoiler, side skirts, trunk lid and rear diffuser. While they can be painted to match, we prefer the carbon fiber look on any color car because the carbon black always contrasts nicely.
A new kit from Vorsteiner has hit the car tuning scene for the Range Rover and they are calling it the Veritas. With more aggressive body styling, the carbon fiber package includes new bumpers, side skirts and wheels. The rims seen in these pictures are VSR-163 forged monoblock’s measuring 24-inches and come wrapped in Pirelli high performance tires. For those interested in the color, they call this a “gloss brushed shadow” finish.
The wheel specialists at TSportline have given tuners some ideas when it comes to customizing the Tesla Model S. With these gold and bronze colored rims, it reminds us of the days when Subaru would put gold wheels on the rally blue Impreza WRX STi. They also had some tasteful modifications for their cars, and the all electric Tesla will follow closely in its path thanks to TSportline.
We sure do love us some Wald International tuning, this time they have provided us the details about the new Mercedes E-Class sedan. Part of their Black Bison line of tuning kits, the all new aerodynamic package consists of a new front bumper, LED daytime running lights, matte black trim, side skirts, fender extensions, new rear bumper with diffuser, vents all around, roof spoiler and trunk spoiler.