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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.

BBR turbocharges Mazda MX-5 to 184kW

Fancy more power for your Mazda MX-5? England-based Mazda tuning specialist BBR has put together a substantial power upgrade package for the iconic roadster and gone the path of forced induction. The new ‘Stage 1’ turbocharger upgrade package for the 2.0-litre MX-5 lifts power output from the standard 118kW to a …

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Hennessey Performance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 makes over 1,000hp

There is no replacement for displacement, a statement still rings true for this Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. And it’s no ordinary Camaro. Tweaked by Texas-based Hennessey Performance, this Camaro is named “The Exorcist”, appropriately so, as the 6.2-litre V8 LT4 engine under the bonnet sings to the tune of 1,014 horsepower and …

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Brabus unveils 1,500Nm Mercedes-Maybach Rocket 900

Brabus Rocket 900. The name should be enough to set the tone for this super limousine. Based on the Mercedes-Maybach S600 that rolls off the factory floor with a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine producing 390kW and 830Nm of torque, the luxury limo is by no means lacking. However, that doesn’t …

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735kW/1,152Nm rear-drive Toyota Corolla Hatch, anyone?

This is possibly the craziest and most desirable Toyota Corolla. Ever! What you’re looking at is Papadakis Racing’s 735kW/1,152Nm nitrous-boosted Corolla for the upcoming Formula Drift season. Yes, it isn’t a typo. This is a drifting Corolla Hatch! Officially known as the Rockstar Energy Drink/Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM, the …

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KW introduces Clubsport coilovers for Audi TT RS

KW Suspension has rolled out a new set of performance gear for the Audi TT RS sports coupe. The KW Clubsport coilovers are designed to extract the maximum potential for the new TT RS on racetracks and on the street, allowing separate adjustment of the rebound and compression. With the rebound …

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TechArt GTStreet R Cabriolet puts 340km/h wind in hair

Need more air in your hair? Look no further than this TechArt GTStreet R Cabriolet. Based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet and featuring a pumped up 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six that now cranks out 530kW and a stout 920Nm of torque, this soft-top will whiz you from zero to …

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AC Schnitzer dials up BMW i8’s sex appeal

Renowned BMW tuner, AC Schnitzer has optimised one of the most advanced sports cars in the BMW catalogue, the i8. Introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the tuner has chosen to leave the performance side of the car untouched, instead focusing on dialing up its sex factor even further. …

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Rowen dials up Lexus RX F Sport’s visual aggression

  While the latest Lexus RX SUV is arguably one of the most stylish of all the RX generations, it can pale in comparison to the attention grabbing M, S and AMG models from BMW, Audi and Mercedes. This styling kit from Japanese tuner, Rowen International certainly gives the RX …

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Lexus NX goes aggressive with Vossen VFS-1 wheels

The Lexus NX proved to be a highly accomplished premium compact crossover in our recent test drive, but a bit more sizzle is always welcomed in this segment. And that’s exactly what VIP Auto Salon and Vossen Wheels have done. Taking the NX F Sport as base, the subtle tweak sees the SUV dropped on …

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Mazda MX-5 RF dropped on H&R springs and spacer package

Chassis specialist H&R is introducing a sport springs and spacer package for the Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback, sharpening the lightweight convertible sports car’s already impressive handling even further. Compatible with the standard shock absorbers, the H&R springs lower the Mazda MX-5 RF by 25mm at the front and 30mm at the …

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Tickford upgrades Ford Mustang with power boost packages

Australian tuner Tickford has released the first of its personalisation packages for the Ford Mustang with power and torque boost for both GT and EcoBoost variants. The “360 Power Pack” brings a host of goodies to the V8-powered GT including cold air intake, an ECU recalibration, Tickford-developed quad catback exhaust and …

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