SEMA 2009: 2010 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Camaro

SEMA 2009: 2010 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Camaro

The American coach-builder Hennessey Performance Engineering will reveal its badass 2010 Hennessey HPE700 Camaro supercar on Tuesday, November 3 at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, 2009 (and usually mostly referred to simply as SEMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judging by its exterior, the new customized vehicle is built around a recently presented 2010 Camaro SS two-door sports coupe, which basically means that it was especially easy for the tuning specialist to match powerful engine with deliciously retro-styled, yet muscular exterior.

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4-based Wheelsandmore LP 620 YarroW

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4-based Wheelsandmore LP 620 YarroW

German tuner Wheelsandmore -a brand that prefers to deal with ultra-luxury supercars made in Germany, Italy and Great Britain- has released some preliminary info concerning it new LP620 YarroW tuning program for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder supercar that was first unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. Although your normal family sedan would look a bit dated by this time, the Spyder looks as gorgeous and jaw-dropping as on that very day it was presented. It is especially nice that the tuning program doesn’t try to “refresh” the stunner, but instead successfully enhances its strongest qualities by adding just the right amount of mods in a limited number of strategically chosen places.

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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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SEMA 2009: 405hp 2010 Lexus IS 350C tuned by Fox Marketing

SEMA 2009: 405hp 2010 Lexus IS 350C tuned by Fox Marketing

At the upcoming SEMA 2009 show, the American tuning studio Fox Marketing is going to present its new upgrade program for the 2010 Lexus IS 350C luxury sports convertible. Its looks like the main idea behind the new tuning package is to turn a convertible, which is in its base form a kind of vehicle that is more luxurious than sporty, into a real sports car. It is clear that, to accomplish this objective, an ugly set of nicely painted plastic just wasn’t enough: the Japanese open-top needed to have a comprehensive engine upgrade program and that’s what it received.

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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 Audi A5 / S5 Cabriolet tuned by B&B

2009 Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet Tuned by B&B

The German first-tier tuner B&B -a brand that is ready to offer you appearance and performance upgrade products for just about any European car starting with Seat and Skoda and going all the way up the food pyramid to Bentley and Jaguar- has just unveiled its new comprehensive personalization program for the 2009 Audi S5 and A5 performance convertibles.

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