Saleen may have built its reputation on tuning the most iconic American cars like the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Dodge Challenger, but company front-man Steve Saleen seems bent on making his mark in the budding performance electric car category as well.
Rumors have circulated for more than a year regarding Saleen?s entrance into the category, with TopSpeed?s own firsthand confirmation coming from Steve himself in a late-2013 interview.
Well the rumors and speculation can all be put to rest as the company debuts the Saleen Tesla Model S Foursixteen at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d?Elegance. This Tesla Model S receives a bespoke exterior design, interior updates, and of course, increases in power and performance.[...]
The Mercedes E63 AMG prides itself in blending performance with luxury. That seamless combination has allowed the luxury saloon to carve a niche for itself in the market, but German tuner Loewenstein Manufaktur isn?t impressed with just a standard E63 AMG; it wants to turn it into a powerhouse. That should always the formula for any aftermarket company that plans to succeed in the realm of making fast cars faster.
You won?t see any frills on this program. None of those unnecessary dress ups and none of those fancy paint colors. What you see is what you get, until you pop open the hood and see where the magic happens. I’m not going to divulge the details of the engine upgrade just yet, but I will tell you that it’s impressive enough to give the E63 AMG the juice it needs to compete with a lot of supercars today.[...]
If you've spent a lot of time, effort and no doubt a lot of cash, on getting your car looking exactly the way that you want it to then protecting your investment with a solid maintenance plan is just common sense. Little niggly bits and bobs can turn into you spending lots of bobs if you don't nip things in the bud and attempt to rectify any problems straight away. If you're not entirely sure what you need to be checking regularly then read on for some top tips.
Keep your tyres in good nick by investing in an essential bit of maintenance kit for your wheels, an air compressor. This allows you to check and adjust the pressure of your tyres at your own convenience, but try and do this at least once a fortnight. Make sure that at the same time you check the tread on your tyres using a ruler to measure depth and compare it to the recommended 1.6mm around the entire wheel and around three quarters of the breadth of the tyre.
It is also a good idea to check for any bulges on the tyres as this indicates a problem with the tyre such as a slow puncture caused by a stick or nail.
German supercar tuner DMC just shared photos of one of their most recent project cars, a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta which sports their carbon fiber bodykit with pride in Hong Kong. As it was, the F12 was a great car to draw attention, even in the richest district of the city, but DMC's work adds a little bit of extra zing to the mixture without overpowering the taste. This white F12 is the fourth car we know of...
The only official use of the word tron in the automotive industry comes from Audi and their e-tron electrified vehicles. However, there's a cooler and probably more famous tron car series coming hot and fast from the underground tuning scene. Somebody had the bright idea of turning supercars into lookalikes of light ...
If you ignore the equally powerful RS7, the RS6 Avant is without a doubt a model that stands head above shoulders amongst the Audi lineup. Its 4-liter twin-turbo V8 is equipped with the very latest tech from the quattro division, but just like any stock car there is a lot of untapped potential. Just how much potential? Keep reading and find out. French chip tuning firm Digiserivces has just welcomed one very grey example of the RS6 into i...