Carlsson has finally released details regarding the amazing SL CK63 RS which first debuted at the Essen Motor Show.Based on the Mercedes SL 63 AMG, Carlsson reworked the standard car's V8 engine with 525 hp (386 kW) and 465 ft-lbs (630 Nm) of torque to produce 600 hp (411 kW) and 705 Nm (520 ft-lbs) of torque. This pays modest dividends in terms of performance as Carlsson estimates the SL CK63 RS will rocket to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds while the fore mentioned SL 63 AMG is a few ticks slower at 4.5 seconds. The vehicle's top speed has also been increased to 325 km/h (202 mph).
For those that don't care to wait for the forthcoming 2010 E-Class AMG model that will most likely boast a 6.2-liter V8 with close to 550HP but do wish to carry the AMG spirit, Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new, optional sport package for its just released executive saloon. Available from the market launch of the new E-Class in March 2009, the AMG sports package can be combined with all engine variants and all design and equipment lines.
If your 485 hp Nissan GT-R is not enough, the guys from the American South SidePerformance have the solution. American tuner South SidePerformance has created a turbo kit capable of boosting theNissan GT-R up to 820 horsepower. The upgrade is made to fit on Nissan's stock parts facilitating quality of installation.
We present you a new tuning package for Mercedes-McLaren SLR made by ASMA Design. Production of the Mercedes-McLaren SLR supercar may soon be coming to an end but that appears to have no affect on the number of modified versions of the car being released by the world’s big-name aftermarket tuners. Late last year we saw the introduction of the Hamann Volcano, and then on Friday we saw Renntech its newSLR 777 package.
We present you the new SMS 570 Challenger by Steve Saleen. To launch his first production model under the SMS badge, Steve Saleen rented out an Orange County night club and had a rave!The launch felt a bit like a wrap party, for the crowd was mainly comprised of SMS staff and Saleen family members celebrating the completeion of SMS 570 Challenger numero uno. While we would have liked to take it for a spin, we were told that the car is heading to a certain big auction in Arizona so they don't want to risk damaging it. It was honestly enough to just see it for now.
WALD International, tuning firm from Japan, has officially unveiled its Sports Line aerodynamic package for the Nissan GT-R at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon apart from the Lexus IS-F Sports Line Black Bison Edition.The WALD Nissan GT-R R35 Sports Line features custom front lip spoiler, custom nose cover, a carbon fiber engine cover, low-drag duct covers from lightweight composite material and a new rear wing.
Even if some automakers attempt to revive old models using next-gen technology and styling elements, it's sometimes impossible to do that, especially due to the market conditions which are continuously demanding a certain type of design, engine performance or body style. This is exactly what Racer X Design, a small body styling company, is aiming to do with the early BMW 6 Series produced between 1976 and 1989, according to a report posted by Autoblog via SeriousWheels. The resulting model, dubbed RZ-M6 looks, let's say, appealing, as it combines elements of the current 6 Series with retro elements that make the overall appearance of the vehicle aggressive yet stylish.
After extensive research and development South Side Performance has found a turbo combination that results in a generation of 820 hp for Nissan’s most current supercar. These turbochargers are extremely high performance capable allowing GT-R owners to run more power on lower boost.
It was just a coincidence that AMG made a contradicting announcement in the same month just one year apart. If it can be recalled, last year AMG said that the horsepower war was not yet over, but this year they say that it is. The reason for this is that RENNTECH has something more extreme for their 20th anniversary.