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.

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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Hyundai i30 N sharpened with KW height adjustable springs

Suspension and chassis expert KW Automotive has developed an adjustable lowering spring kit for the Hyundai i30 N hatchback and fastback. The height-adjustable ST spring sets offer the advantage of a continuously adjustable lowering range as compared to the conventional lowering springs. With the threaded spring plates, threaded sleeves and …

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This outlandish widebody VW Golf GTI will soon become a reality

This insane virtual Volkswagen Golf GTI could soon morph into a real-life machine, thanks to JP Performance and Prior Design. While it might have started life as a rendering by Khyzyl Saleem, who introduced it to the world via his Facebook page a few months ago, the designer has just …

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Mountune turns VW Mk7 Golf GTI into 283kW hyper-hatch

While the Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI is on its way to European showrooms, Mountune52 has taken the Mk7-generation into hyper-hatch sphere with its Stage 2+ upgrade package. For £2,099 (A$4,193), the new kit will boost the GTI’s 2.0-litre TSI output to a healthy 283kW and stout 510Nm of torque, or …

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2020 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf gets first customisation job from ABT

ABT Sportsline has given the new-generation 2020 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf its first customisation job, just three months after the German hatch hit the market in Europe. The car now boasts a revised stance, thanks to suspension springs that drop its body by 25-30mm, depending on spec and engine. The new …

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