The German chip-tuning specialist Kubatech has revealed its first ECU upgrade program for the gorgeous 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar. Although not as visually, um, impressive as similar tuning packages designed by, say, Mansory, this particular is also not as expensive either (well, if money is indeed an issue for a person buying an SLS AMG.)
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.
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.
If you plan to own the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG luxury sports sedan, a wonderful vehicle that actually sets industry standards among European car manufacturers, but still showing signs of harassments by the local green lobby, we have a piece of great news for you.
The famous Japanese tuning specialist ASI has revealed its new ASI Tetsu GTR sports car: an outrageous tuning program for the 2008 Bentley Continental GT super-coupe. Although the Japanese word “tetsu” means “iron”, and although some purists may argue that covering a Bentley in gold lacquer is as vulgar as a platinum Rolex decorated with diamonds and pearls, I must say that the idea is not exactly off-center when it comes to highly expensive items. For many years, gold-top Gibson Les Pauls have been instruments of choice for many well-known guitarists, as are custom made grand pianos from brands like the Italian Fazioli Pianoforti, and even Baroque-styled furniture that even now often comes with gold paint on its surfaces.
The German tuning alpha-dog will soon start selling its Brabus ECO PowerXtra after-market engine control unit for 2006-2008 Mercedes-Benz cars: the ECU.
The 2008 Cadillac CTS mid-size performance sedan has just received a new exterior styling package that makes the American sports car look a tad more refined than the stock version. Created by a renowned Cadillac tuner D3 Research & Design, the package looks as neat as an in-house-developed aero-kit.
The 2008 Audi A5/S5 pair of extremely hot sports coupes is spectacularly disgusting as it is, so the German tuner Abt Sportsline didn’t have to invest too much effort in making the S5 look even uglier. The new two-color color scheme puts an extra emphasis on the vehicle’s bulging hood with the signature repulsive gaping mouth of the radiator grille, while the new front bumper makes the S5’s front fascia look like it has just bit a particularly juicy lemon.