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The best from the world of aftermarket tuning all pack in this little section here. It’s about everything but stock. High performance modification, handling upgrades, engine tuning, race conversion and aerodynamic improvements from the world’s biggest and most renown car tuning companies.

UK-delivered 533kW HSV VXR8 up for sale

A fire-breathing Walkinshaw-tuned HSV VXR8 complete with attention grabbing ‘psychedelic’ wrap is up for sale in the UK. Owned by the administrator of a Facebook paged called ‘HSV Holden UK Community’, the 2007 E Series HSV VXR8 – the equivalent of a HSV GTS in Australia – comes with a …

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Oettinger upstages Volkswagen GTI TCR with TCR Germany Street

While the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is stealing the headlines at the Wörthersee 2018, elsewhere, longtime VW tuner, Oettinger has wheeled out something that will make the TCR look tame. Dubbed the TCR Germany Street, the car packs more punch and attitude than the GTI TCR, with its turbocharged 2.0-litre …

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Volkswagen unveils aggressive Golf concepts for Wörthersee

As per tradition, a group of young Volkswagen apprentices have created two exclusive Golf concepts for the annual Wörthersee meeting in Australia. The first concept, dubbed the Golf GTI Next Level, see the talented technicians dial up a three-door Golf GTI’s styling to the… next level, courtesy of an aggressive …

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This ABT-tuned Volkswagen Beetle is almost worthy of a GTI badge

It isn’t often a tuner shows an interest in the Volkswagen Beetle but that’s exactly what Volkswagen/Audi tuner, ABT has done by turning this Beetle into something worthy of a GTI badge. The tuned Beetle pumps out a stout 213kW and 430Nm of torque from its 2.0- litre TSI engine, …

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Mental: It’s a Range Rover 6×6 Pickup land yacht!

If you think the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 is extreme, a German company is planning to take things to an even higher level with its proposed Range Rover 6×6 pickup. The brainchild of Theodoros Fotiadis, a designer whose Berlin-based company, T.Fotiadis Design is behind the project to create the ultimate land …

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Memminger Roadster 2.7 is a 157kW mid-engine Beetle

The demise of the current-generation Volkswagen Beetle may have brought a few tears to fashionistas and hairdressers alike, but it is the original air-cooled, rear-engined Beetle that still tucks at the heartstrings of purists. Hearing their prayers, Memminger has produced what is arguably a Beetle that is even better than …

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Mansory’s Vivere Diamond Edition is a full carbon Bugatti Veyron

The Veyron may no longer be the poster child of Bugatti but it is still one of the world’s most exclusive supercars, combining stupendous performance with more charisma than Napoleon. However, if that’s not enough, you can now enlist the help of Mansory who will swap the Veyron’s body panels …

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ABT Sportsline presents 390kW Audi RS4-R

With 331 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque pumping from a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, the Audi RS 4 packs supercar performance in a family-friendly wagon body. It’s able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, en route to a top speed of 250 km/h. …

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Lumma hots up Range Rover Velar with wide body kit

You can bet the Range Rover Velar SVR is coming before too long. But for punters who can’t wait, say hello to the Lumma Velar CLR GT. Designed to take on go fast SUVs from the AMG and M department, the Velar CLR GT draws attention with pumped up wheel …

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522kW Mercedes-AMG C 63 by Väth good enough for 340km/h

With 375 kW and 700 Nm from its 4.0-litre twin turbo V8, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 coupe is no slouch, but that doesn’t stop German tuner Väth from spicing it up further. First up is a larger turbocharger for the bent eight, followed by a new oil cooler for the engine …

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Liberty Walk creates wide body Lamborghini Aventador

Liberty Walk is well known for its outrageous aftermarket kits but this one probably takes the cake. Created for the Lamborghini Aventador (which isn’t vanilla to start with), the limited edition body kit dials things up to the stratosphere. Priced from US$55,520 ($A69,332) if made from FRP, or US$59,400 ($A74,178) …

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BMW M2 dropped on H&R springs

The BMW M2 is the performance hero of the 2 Series coupe range. It comes packing a six-cylinder inline turbocharged petrol engine developing 272kW of power at 6,500rpm, backed by 465Nm of torque, which is available from 1,400-5,650rpm. An in-built overboost function further swells torque to 500Nm from 1,450-4,750rpm. Already equipped with …

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ABT Power R kit boosts Audi RS3 to 368kW

ABT Sportline has released their latest tuning package for the Audi RS3 Sportback and Sedan, bringing significant performance boost as well as cosmetic and aerodynamic improvements for the popular hothatch and sedan. Known as the ABT Power R package, the kit boosts power to a healthy 368kW, a substantial improvement …

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Pickup Design beefs up Volkswagen Amarok

Unlike the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux, which are available in pumped up guises complete with muscular fenders and chunky wheels, Volkswagen’s Amarok has always been a little… subdued. But help is on hand, thanks to Pickup Design. The makeover starts with a more aggressive front fascia with larger air …

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