SEMA 2009: Specter Werkes Chevrolet Corvette GTR

SEMA 2009: Specter Werkes Chevrolet Corvette GTR

Tuners of different kinds and origins keep introducing more and more upgrade programs for the much-adored Chevrolet Corvette Z06 supercar, the sixth generation of the legendary sports car. This time, the Troy, Michigan-based Specter Werkes company decided to equip the ‘Vette’s 7.0-liter LS7 engine with a twin-turbo system by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering making it perhaps one of the most powerful street-legal Corvettes in the human history.

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2009 Ford Focus RS tuned by Loder1899

2009 Ford Focus RS tuned by Loder1899

German tuning specialist Loder1899 that usually specializes on much more expensive British beasts made by Jaguar and Aston Martin, has released an upgrade program for the much humbler Ford Focus RS 300hp performance hatchback. Its desire to jump on the RS tuning bandwagon is easy to understand. While the new vehicle is not as exclusive, it is so popular among younger enthusiasts that it will possibly give the German brand more exposure (and hopefully more orders) than the two aforementioned brands combined.

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Expression Motorsport Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG wide body kit

Expression Motorsport Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG wide body kit

The Belgian tuning studio Expression Motorsport, a company that offers upgrade programs for literally dozens of Mercedes models from unassuming A-Class (W168) to the extravagant 2002-2011 SLR 230, has released a ghetto-style wide body appearance kit for the 2009 W164 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG performance SUV. Probably inspired by those aggressive-looking DTM sports cars, the new kit makes the vehicle’s wheel arches even wider and the angry front bumper even more aggressive.

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BMW X5 xDrive35d crossover SUV tuned by Hartge

BMW X5 xDrive35d crossover SUV tuned by Hartge

Designed by the German tuning specialist Hartge for those who think that the new X5 E70 series is just not extreme enough, the new upgrade program for the 2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d performance SUV includes not only the usual mix of add-on plastic and carbon, but also actually makes its 3.0-liter engine significantly more powerful. As a result, you get yourself a car, which is not just different from the rest of the pack, but is actually more fun to drive, although I am not sure whether you will be able to shell almost €30,000 for the parts and labor.

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2009 VW Tiguan tuning kit from B&B

2009 VW Tiguan tuning kit from B&B

Although the 2009 VW Tiguan compact crossover SUV offers more than adequate dynamic for everyday commute, German tuner B&B apparently decided that you can never get too much oomph for a car like this. And, given how dull the original bodywork of the small SUV looks, it is actually great that the German tuning specialist didn’t forget to offer a very organic body kit in the process.

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