Vorsteiner‘s new Japanese cars-oriented brand Ventross has developed a modest tuning kit for the 2008 Lexus IS-F performance sedan putting the strongest accent not on the usual artificially exaggerated curves and angles, but on the high-contrast black-and-white color scheme that regained its popularity during the recent decade or so.
It has only been one week since the American multi-brand tuner Vorsteiner -a company that is mostly associated with high-grade custom wheels, but also has a good reputation when it comes to all sorts of aerodynamic kits for luxury vehicles- revealed its tuning package for the 2008 BMW M3 (E92) compact sports sedan. Now, to keep the public interested, the company introduces its Black Widow tuning kit for the outrageous Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series. Although sounding a bit pretentious, the kit indeed looks very organic and as aggressive as a hungry venomous spider attacking a caterpillar.
German tuner Hamann will soon offer its new tuning program for the gorgeous 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, as well as for the more frivolous V8 Vantage Roadster. While many tuning studios out there often try to sell you appearance kits that are painfully exaggerated, sometimes vulgar, and often simply lacking in the good taste department, Hamann does the job with a sense of grace that you only acquire with decades of experience in the business of selling to people things they don’t need at a price they cannot afford.
German super-tuner AC Schnitzer has just revealed its new Falcon wide-body appearance kit for the 2008 BMW X5 E70 performance-oriented crossover SUV. Besides wider wheel arches, the new body kit also includes new side steps, a new front bumper fascia that significantly decreases the vehicle’s off-road abilities, as well as new rear skirt with integrated exhausts.
The Swiss tuning specialist Caractere has revealed its first exterior styling kit for the 2008 Audi A4 (B8) compact sport sedan. Compared to a stock version, the car with the body kit looks a lot more aggressive, although some purists may complain that with all these curves and mesh grids the vehicle looks too much like a Korean idea of a sports car.
There are tuners, there are super-tuners, and there is 9ff. Some limit their efforts to body parts and some hire the best of the best engineers in their field to create extensive engine upgrade programs that turn mundane cars into low-flying jets. As you have probably already guessed, the German tuning specialist doesn’t waste its time and energy creating plastic body kits and exclusive velour floor mats. Instead, they turn your “ordinary” 2008 Porsche 911 into a rocket that takes less than five seconds to accelerate from zero to 200 kilometers per hour.
Although initially supposed to be revealed during the Frankfurt motor show next year, the upcoming Peugeot 308 CC coupe convertible received such an enormous wave of enthusiasm among European drivers that the company apparently changed its mind and decided to officially present the car the this year’s Paris Motor Show in September.
It’s been more than a year since the Bavarian company introduced its facelifted 2008 BMW 6-Series coupe and convertible sport cars. Clearly looking more muscular and energetic (and less than an overweight shark on a high-calorie diet), the refreshed 6-series attracted lots of attention both from motorists and tuning specialists that immediately started churning out new appearance and power upgrade programs for the German vehicle.
GM Asia-Pacific has built exactly 30 copies of its new Chevrolet Corvette S-Limited special edition model. Hardware-wise, these thirty stallions will be identical twins of a normal 2008 Chevrolet Corvette C6, but they will feature slightly different bodywork with re-sculpted front fascia, new rear spoiler and, of course, new mirror-polished and chromed exhaust tips.
Looks like Alfa Romeo is getting serious about its legendary Cloverleaf badge. Trying to win hearts of customers that are known for their extremely picky tastes when it comes to all things powered by an internal combustion engine, the Italian brand will offer the 2008 Alfa GT Cloverleaf Q2 to those who think that the original vehicle somehow lacks in the performance department.