The new 2011 Bentley Continental GT, that was officially unveiled this week at the 2010 International Motor Show in Paris, looks like a quintessence of wet dreams and technological advances of the first decade of the XXI century.
The Indian-owned British brand will officially present its long-awaited 2011 Range Rover Evoque crossover, which is based on the 2008 Land Rover LRX Coupe SUV concept, at the upcoming 2010 Paris Motor Show. While a lot of fans of the brand will possibly frown at its ‘girlish’ design, I must admit that this is a very smart move by the reputed car manufacturer that clearly needed to introduce a luxury compact SUV that would be able to compete with such established players as Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
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.
German tuners keep experimenting with wide body kits for the current BMW M6 sports car. In this particular case, the overweight performance coupe looks like a sumo wrestler in a football armor.
Toyota’s luxury brand has just revealed specs for its long overdue 2011 Lexus LFA supercoupe. Being in the works for the last five years (it was January 2005 when the Japanese company first presented a sculptural model of the super-concept), the car is finally going to a limited production run of 500 units.
The refreshed 2010 Nissan GT-R super-coupe has just been unveiled at the international motor show in Tokyo, Japan. Since the vehicle was first introduced two years ago and, judging by Nissan’s usual product life cycle, will probably be refreshed sometime next year, the changes to the car are mostly cosmetic.
British tuning specialist Project Kahn now offers a customized leather interior for the gorgeous 2004 Aston Martin Vanquish S sports car. Featuring lots of leather and Alcantara of all shades and colors, as well as lots of contrast stitching unarguably done by a skilled hand, the custom interior makes a very strong impression, especially if you compare it to the stock one.
Saleen Automotive, a California-based tuning specialist that has been in the business of coach-building for exactly 25 years, has just released its new Saleen Dark Horse special edition performance coupe. Based on the 2009 Ford Mustang GT, the new sports car features a more powerful version of the same 4.6-liter 3-valve SOHC Modular V8 engine with variable camshaft timing and a number of other amenities, including an aggressive-looking aero kit.
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.