German-based tuning group Vath has released a new performance program for the Mercedes E500 sedan. They are calling this the V50S package which improves both performance and styling. Under the hood, engine modifications consist of new ECU software, air cooling system, sport exhaust system and removal of the electronic speed limiter. With these tweaks, the Mercedes-Benz E500 figures increased from 402 HP to 511 horses and from 600 Nm of torque to 810 newton meters of torque. This improved the track times drastically.
The Hamann tuning firm has released this Porsche Panamera Turbo and Turbo S package called the Cyrano. It is named after the French character from the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. The modified sports car now features a wide variety of aftermarket parts, starting off with performance parts for the engine bay and finishing with the stunning body kit that will have Panamera owners drooling.
Anderson Germany has released yet another styling and performance package for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. With the 6.0-liter V12 engine under the hood the Ferrari puts down 620 PS stock. However, with the ECU tuning found in this kit, power output has been increased to 574 PS. At the track, a 0 to 100 km/h sprint only takes a bit over 3 seconds, while the maximum speed was clocked over 300 km/h. Exterior modifications for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano came next.
The ECU tuning professionals at Superchips have launched a new software upgrade for the Ford Fiesta Zetec S found in the UK. From the factory, the Ford 1.6-liter Ti-VCT (twin independent cam timing engine) produces 120 horsepoer. After the Superchip ECU installed, figures show a 10 bhp power increase at 5,986 rpm, and 13 extra newton meters of torque at 4,390 rpm. The car tuning company announced that this will work with either the 95 or 98 octane fuel, and if driven conservatively, will maintain the Ford Fiesta Zetec 48 mpg fuel economy.