Modified Cars Auto car tuning news, videos & pictures Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:42:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Video: Would You Trust This Guy To Jump A £4.7m Formula One Car? Red Bull Did! Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:52:20 +0000 The 12-times World Trials Champion, Dougie Lampkin is also a UK Red Bull athlete. Here’s what happens when he comes for tea at the Red Bull offices…]]> 0 XS Power’s Relentless Pro4 1.8T Manifold costs much lesser than others Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:50:12 +0000 The great VAG 1.8T is one of the most common engines for modifications. However, the standard exhaust manifolds, as experts will tell you, are hugely obstructive, and aftermarket replacements don’t come cheap, costing up to 900 GBP. Enter American-based XS Power. If yours is a K04 turbo-equipped engine or you are looking to get the...]]> 0 Drifting expert Mad Mike Whiddett teams up with KW Suspensions Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:13:30 +0000 Mad Mike Whiddett, who is in partnership with Red Bull and Mazda Motors, is one of the world’s most sensational drivers. He exhibits remarkable speed on the track and is known for its formidable piloting of his BADBUL quad-rotor Mazda RX-7. Having won this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb as well as several other...]]> 0 458 Speciale Spider might be introduced by Ferrari at Paris Motor Show early next month! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:07:51 +0000 Ferrari is believed to be introducing its 458 Speciale Spider at the 2014 Paris Motor Show which opens its doors early early next month. The Speciale Ferrari was first given a private showing at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance earlier in the year. The Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider will be the fastest drop-top ever...]]> 0 Opel introduces its Adam S Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:03:36 +0000 The Opel Adam S will make its public debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month. The Adam S is equipped with: · The car maker’s OPC performance division · A new braking system · 17” stock or 18” optional wheels wrapped around in 225/35 tyres · A full aerodynamic body kit · Ten...]]> 0 David Coulthard’s Nephew Triumphs In STRC rally Using Avon Tyres Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:58:14 +0000 Twenty year-old Murray Coulthard has shown that there’s driving talent in the family as he became top of his class at the Solway Coast Rally recently. He beat the competition by 1m57s in his Suzuki-powered 1984 Vauxhall Nova which he prepared himself in his spare time. He recently switched to Avon Motorsport ZZR tyres which...]]> 0 GeigerCars launches modification programme for Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:47:46 +0000 German-based car tuning house GeigerCars has launched an all-inclusive modification programme for the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray. The modified car’s engine has remained the same i.e. the 6.2-litre V8. However, the powertrain now generates 590 hp (440 kW), thanks to an Eaton compressor conversion. In addition to the extra 130 hp (97 kW), the engine’s...]]> 0 Video: Here’s Why Drinking And Driving Is Illegal! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:34:13 +0000 This guy starts off just swerving a little but after minute two he is heading into barriers and oncoming traffic!]]> 0 Video: Downtown Cruising In America Filmed By ThatDudeInBlue Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:07:40 +0000 To mark the occasion of receiving 50,000 subscribers YouTuber, ‘ThatDudeInBlue’ gathered some friends and their modified cars together for a downtown cruise in Richmond, VA.]]> 0 Video: AWE Tuning fits its performance exhaust to McLaren 650S Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:54:53 +0000 The McLaren 650S has finally begun to get bespoke technical extravagances, and the latest one is from none other than American tuner AWE Tuning, which offers a comprehensive exhaust system for the British supercar. The exhaust has a performance catalyst, explicitly a 200 cell HJS catalyst. If you opt to install the entire system, you...]]> 0 Video: NRE Incredibly produces a 1,000hp V8 engine using a 91 octane pump gas! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:31:00 +0000 Let’s face it, squeezing more horsepower from the engine of any car bears risks. The powertrain’s reliability and smooth running can get affected by even the work of professionals. However the professionals at American-based car performance boosting giant Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) have done the impossible – produce a 1,000 hp twin-turbo V8 engine on...]]> 0 ADV.1 Wheels Yellow Ford GT Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:41:11 +0000 The Ford is considered a truly iconic American sports car, even though many believe it can never rival the Ferrari F430 when it comes to moving through twisty mountain roads. When it comes to styling the critics are less harsh. The team at ADV.1 Wheels are amongst its biggest fans and this particular yellow and...]]> 0 Driven: Peugeot 2008 review Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:27:20 +0000 4×4 looks … supermini running costs Like any self-respecting mainstream manufacturer, Peugeot has jumped on the small compact SUV crossover club. The new 2008 joins established members – Nissan Juke and Skoda Yeti – along with new entrants: Renault Captur and Vauxhall Mokka. The 2008 certainly looks the part, with a sculpted front-end incorporating floating...]]> 0 Dinan boosts speed of BMW M models Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:13:21 +0000 American-based car tuning firm Dinan has boosted the speed of many of its BMW M variants. The Dinantronics Performance Tuning is compatible with the following BMWs: · BMW F22 M235i · BMW F30 335i · BMW F32/33/36 435i · BMW F10 535i · BMW F07/10 550i · BMW F06/12/13 650i · BMW F01/02 750i ·...]]> 0 Power kit for Ford Fiesta ST launched by GGR Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:01:55 +0000 British-based car tuning house Graham Goode Racing (GGR) has launched its power kit for the 182 hp (134 kW) Ford Fiesta ST hot hatch. Just last year, the tuner introduced the sporty 225 hp (165 kW) programme which was highly sought after. To enhance the performance of the 1.6-litre Ecoboost direct injection engine, GGR used...]]> 0 Video: French Guests At Fait Rarissime Get Ferrari passenger rides for charity Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:43:08 +0000 Some very desirableFerraris were present this year at the Fait Rarissime in Linselles, northern France. In exchange for donations the show-goers were offered rides in various Ferraris. The Ferraris that were present at the event included: · Ferrari LaFerrari · Ferrari 458 Italia · Ferrari Spyder · Ferrari Speciale · Ferrari 430 · Ferrari 430...]]> 0 Dodge Viper example (#4 1992) saved from the crusher by students Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:35:28 +0000 Chrysler lent a unique Dodge Viper Coupe example to South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington, back in 2007. The Coupe prototype was unique in that it was the fourth one manufactured during the development days of the Viper back in 1992. Although not street legal, the vehicle was used for classes as a...]]> 0 The £60 Kode Deep-Dish Steering Wheel is here! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:17:19 +0000 Yes, you read the headline correctly. This Kode Deep-Dish Steering Wheel costs only 60 Great British Pounds! If you are thinking it will be insubstantial, think again. People who have gotten their hands on have raved about it. You get a choice of premium-quality coloured stitching, besides the deep-dish style.]]> 0 BMW M3 E92 cabin given new looks by Vilner Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:15:48 +0000 Bulgarian-based car tuning company Vilner has finished the cabin of a patron’s BMW M3 Coupe (E92), in Interlagos Blue with a carbon-fibre roof. The work on the high-performance Coupe began on the dashboard, which has received carbon trims to compliment the black Nappa and leather upholstery. The seats have also gained M logos on the...]]> 0 First official photo of Fiat 500X leaked Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:51 +0000 The first official photo of the Fiat 500X crossover has been leaked before the car’s public debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show which takes place next month. The car shares the platform with the Jeep Renegade, but this will not be the only thing in common between the two vehicles. Rumours have it that...]]> 0