Tuning

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.

TRD and Modellista dress up the new 2021 Lexus IS

The 2021 Lexus IS has barely settled in on the showroom floor and TRD and Modellista are already introducing styling upgrades for the model. However, both firms are taking a slightly different direction with their IS bodykit, with TRD giving the already sporty looking F Sport and even more aggressive …

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Hamann adds extra attitude to the 2020 BMW X6

Hamann is no stranger to the world of tuning, having brought us stunners such as the F10 BMW M5 Mi5Sion and Lamborghini Aventador Nervudo. Its latest project comes in the form of the latest-generation BMW X6. Offered as individual upgrades in its home market of Germany, the new body kit …

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KW Suspension tightens handling for BMW M8

KW Suspension has rolled out a new set of performance gear for the BMW M8 Coupe and M8 Competition Coupe. The KW Clubsport coilovers are designed to extract the maximum for the new M8 models on racetracks and on the street. Developed at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, the new coilovers allow separate adjustment of …

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Oettinger releases bodykit for Volkswagen Mk8 Golf

Official Volkswagen tuning partner, Oettinger has released its bodykit for the Mk8 Golf. Sticking with tradition, the add-on parts are relatively discreet and can be ordered individually to enhance the Mk8 Golf’s presence. Up front, there’s a new front apron which not only makes the popular hatch look sportier, but …

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TOM’S Toyota Corolla shows off tasteful mods

With the Toyota GR Corolla name trademarked earlier this year, it’s only a matter of when the hot Corolla makes its debut. The GR name is given to Toyota’s performance line-up and is the acronym for Gazoo Racing, the company’s in-house tuning and racing outfit. The GR Corolla will take on …

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VW Mk7 Golf GTI TCR dialed up to 246kW

The Mk7 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR might be the last hurrah for the venerable model before the new one lobs in but that doesn’t stop German tuners, Maxi-Tuner and Dronia Sportwagen from teaming up to squeeze even more style and power from the hot hatch. Set to arrive in Australia …

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Toyota GR Supra gets AC Schnitzer treatment

BMW tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has only ever played with, well, BMW and MINI cars. Until now. The German tuner has just revealed their latest project and it’s a Toyota Supra! It’s not all that surprising, though, as the new GR Supra is based on the BMW Z4. This allowed …

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Thai tuner turns Ford Ranger Raptor into F-150 Raptor mini-me

Want your Ford Ranger Raptor to look like the menacing F-150 Raptor? Help is now at hand with TTN Hypersport offering a bespoke bodykit that does just that. The Thai customisation outfit has created a custom-made bodykit that almost perfectly transforms the Ranger Raptor into a F-150 Raptor look-alike. It …

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ABT Sportsline upgrades Audi RS Q3 to 324kW and new wheels

With 294 kW (400 hp) of power and 480 Nm of torque pumping from a five cylinder 2.5-litre TFSI turbocharged engine, the Audi RS Q3 packs hot hatch performance in a family-friendly SUV body. It’s able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, en route to …

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Mercedes-AMG G 63 sharpened with KW coilover suspension

Suspension and chassis expert KW Automotive has developed a fully adjustable coilover suspension kit for the Mercedes-AMG G 63. Designed to improve the G wagon’s handling without sacrificing ride comfort, the KW DDC coilover suspension are compatible with the onboard electronics and are controlled by the factory sensors of the …

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Klassen’s stretched and armoured Range Rover is fit for a president

Klassen is well known for its exclusive stretched limos and armoured vehicles, from the humble Volkswagen Transporter to the ultra luxurious stretched Rolls Royce Phantom, but this stretch and armoured Range Rover SVAutobiography probably takes the cake. Designed as a presidential limo, the car features Level 7 ballistic protection, which …

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Manhart adds 100 ponies to Toyota GR Supra

BMW tuning specialist Manhart is expert in making cars like the Z4 and M3 go faster, but it has never touched a Supra, until now. The current generation Z4 has a twin from Japan and it’s the Toyota GR Supra. Both cars not only share the same chassis but also …

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Mercedes-AMG G63 gets yacht-themed interior from Carlex

Automotive interior specialist Carlex has transformed the cabin of the Mercedes-AMG G63 into mimicking that of a luxury yacht. The marine-themed AMG G63 is creatively called the G-Yachting Limited Edition, which the Poland-based company says it created for “enthusiasts of luxury and marine style.” The exterior is available in a …

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Hofele unveils bespoke Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet

This Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet by Hofele was due to be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show but due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent cancellation of the event, Hofele did the next best thing – unveiling it online. Dressed in striking ‘Royal Peacock Blue’ metallic paint, the car features …

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