Friday, September 30, 2011
New styling package by Prior Design for fifth-generation Ford Mustang has been released.
Created for owners who want a more aggressive appearance, the body kit includes a new front bumper, extended side skirts and a revised rear fascia with an integrated diffuser. Additionally, customers can order a stainless steel sport exhaust system and a variety of alloy wheels.
More pictures HERE
Designed for owners who want exclusivity and performance, the V12 conversion "is not easy" - because it requires modifications to the gearbox, electronic control system and four-wheel drive system - but rewards drivers with 668 PS (491 kW / 658 hp) and 1,200 Nm (885 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).
The engine swap takes six months and costs a staggering €217,568 ($294,030 / £190,070) which doesn't include the price of the original vehicle.
At the Frankfurt motor show, German tuner Carlsson premiered the Carlsson CK63 RS - based on the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG with Performance Package.
To knock the 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of Performance Package CLS 63 AMG from 4.3 seconds down to 4.1 seconds, Carlsson adds some output to the series 557 PS (410 kW / 550 bhp) to take maximum horsepower and torque up to 649 PS (477 kW / 642 bhp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft).
Carlsson fits a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit too, which includes a new front spoiler and RS front spoiler lip, black-colored stainless steel grille inserts, rear boot-lid spoiler, rear skirt insert and RS rear diffuser.
A stainless-steel sport exhaust system with four oval pipes is also added, along with rim offerings up to 20-inch in size and an adjustable suspension kit which can lower the ride-height up to 30 mm for the CLS models equipped with the Airmatic suspension.
For the interior, Carlsson adopts Nappa leather in Mokka brown color along with carbon inlays in dark brown/matte. Other features include the illuminated door sill panels, soft velour floor mats with the Carlsson logo and door pins of brushed aluminium.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
German tuner Kubatech has a new power upgrade package for the SLS AMG Gullwing.
The tuner, working with Mcchip-dkr, has developed a software-based optimization kit for the SLS AMG that dials output on the 6.3-liter (6,208cc) V8 engine to 625 PS (460 kW / 616 hp) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque over the series 571 PS (420 kW / 563 hp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque.
That's 17 PS more than the 608 PS (447 kW / 600 hp) expected in the upcoming SLS AMG Black Series and in full compliance with what is allowed by Mercedes-Benz.
Total cost for the upgrade is €8026.
Kicherer has unveiled a new tuning package for the Mercedes ML63 AMG.
Dubbed the Carbon Series, the crossover features "carbon-leather," Alcantara upholstery, a foil wrap and 23-inch alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the 6.3-liter V8 has been equipped with a PowerConverter and a stainless steel sport exhaust system. This enables the engine to develop 540 PS (397 kW / 532 hp) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 30 PS (22 kW / 30 hp) and 10 Nm (7 lb-ft). Detailed performance specifications weren't released, but Kicherer says to expect "exciting acceleration" and a "maximum speed far in excess of 250 km/h (155 mph)."