Knight XV Debut at Top Marques Monaco

For the first time in Europe at the 2011 Top Marques Monaco, the Canada-based company Conquest Vehicles will debut their custom luxury armored car called the Knight XV. In a limited production of only hundred cars, the Conquest Vehicle company says it defines the futures of handcrafted fully armored luxurious rides. It comes powered by a 6.8-liter Ford V10 engine with an E-85 ethanol conversion, and currently holds the title as the largest armor built SUV in the world by military vehicle designs. The Knight XV takes about three months to build, with a total of 4,000 hours by hand, and put together from the ground up.

LA Auto Show Ford Focus

At the 2010 LA Auto Show, three custom Ford Focus models will be on display for customers looking to improve their stock ride. Mostly made up of styling improvements, the cars received mods from Ford Vehicle Personalization, FSWerks, and 3dCarbon. From Ford you will find the Custom Accessories line delivering a completely new body kit made up of front and rear bumpers, integrated diffuser, side skirts, and roof spoiler. They also added Caribbean Blue accents to several body parts, including the headlamps, mirrors, wheels, and doors. Inside the Focus is a black and white color theme on the leather seats, steering wheel, and center console, while bespoke scuff plates and aqua lighting complete the interior. However that is not all the tuning performed on these cars, power upgrades come next.

RIDES Hyundai Sonata SEMA Show Teaser

Here’s an attempt to build some hype around the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata that comes with a 2.0-liter turbo engine stock from the factory. Hyundai teamed up with RIDES and 0-60 magazine in order to customize the 274 horsepower saloon for the upcoming SEMA car show. It takes place in Las Vegas this November, and the South Korean tuning firm had no problem admitting the cars tune-up was inspired by Porsche, Mercedes, and Ferrari models. At the SEMA Show, Hyundai says the exterior styling modifications will be “modest and tasteful”, while only this teaser picture has been released so far.

Detroit Auto Show Car Girls

Auto shows have always been the place to come check out what motivates you to be successful in life. Whether it be the hot cars or the hot show car girls, there’s something at the car shows that makes you want to do better. If you are already successful, well then the auto show is for you to get ideas about the next car you want to buy. Or for the arrogant to brag about the all the cars they own, including the car a sexy model is standing next to, hoping it will entice her for a date. Anyways, here are the pictures from the lucky guys who were able to attend the Detroit Auto Show to check out the car girls.

Toyota FT-86 Concept at 41st Tokyo Motor Show

At the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru and Toyota have partnered together to release the Toyota FT-86 Concept. Both companies will produce their own versions of the car, but right now they are sticking with the Toyota name. It should launch at the end of 2011 and will be powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four cylinder engine. Sporting a rear wheel drive, the Toyota FT-86 Concept car shows performance numbers of 146 hp and 190 Nm of torque. Hopefully there will be a turbocharger available for those tuning enthusiasts wanting extra power for their Toyota or Subaru. Delivering maximum driving performance will be a 6-speed manual transmission, and the affordable sports car will be priced around $20,000 USD.