Manhart GP3 F350 based on the MINI JCW GP

German tuner Manhart launched their version of the limited edition MINI John Cooper Works GP with both mechanical and aesthetic modifications. Below you can read the official press release with information on the new components, the improved performance specifications and availability.Press ReleaseManhart GP3 F350 – Energetic Dwarf for the Race TrackAlmost 20 years have passed since MINI were successfully revived as a BMW brand. The small car is particularly popular in the high-performance ...

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Volkswagen Polo GTI tuned by BR-Performance

European tuner BR-Performance from Belgium, presented their tuning packages for the Volkswagen Polo VI GTI offering more power even than a stock Golf VIII GTI!With the Stage 1 upgrade, the 2.0 TFSI engine of the Polo VI GTI produces 177 kW / 241 hp of power and 450 Nm of torque thanks to software modifications.Stage 2 increases power and torque outputs to 184 kW / 250 hp and 473 Nm respectively, thanks to an ECU remap, modifications ...

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A mid-engined Renault Clio inspired by the R5 Turbo

Independent designer Khyzyl Saleem, known for his photorealistic renderings with extreme visual modifications (like his most recent VW Golf II based hot hatch project), presented a mid-engined, wide-bodykit version of the Renault Clio V (2020), heavily influenced by the classic Renault 5 Turbo (1980-1986).The digital renderings of the 3D model reveal that not much of the original model has been left untouched.The designer used a detailed model of the Renault Clio RS ...

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This heavily modified VW Golf II GTI looks out of this world

Independent designer Khyzyl Saleem, known for his photorealistic renderings with extreme visual modifications, presented his latest project which is based on the  VW Golf II GTI (1984-1992). Besides its looks, the cool thing about this one is that it is going to be produced in prototype form, with the help of JP Performance and Prior Design!As we can see from the digital renderings, the Golf II GTI has become unrecognisable, thanks to the extremely wide bodykit. ...

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VW Golf VII GTI gets 70% more power by Mountune

British tuner Mountune launched its Stage 2+ power upgrade for the  Volkswagen Golf VII GTI and the  Golf VII GTI (facelift)The upgrade unlocks 70% more power compared to the stock version. More specifically, the tuned 2.0 TSI produces 385 hp / 283 kW (+165 hp / 121 kW) of power and 510 Nm (+160 Nm) of torque.  This increase was achieved by the IS38 turbocharger (which is standard to the Golf VII ...

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Manhart RS 450 based on the VW Golf VII R

German tuner Manhart launched the RS 450 which is an upgraded version of the Volkswagen Golf VII R (facelift).Under the bonnet, the four-cylinder 2.0 TSI engine now produces 450 hp / 331 kW (+140 hp / 103 kW) and 500 Nm (+100 Nm) of torque bringing the Golf  R on par with the most powerful hot hatches on sale. To achieve those numbers, Manhart installed a larger turbocharger, re-mapped the ECU and used a ...

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Ford Focus ST gets a power upgrade kit by Mountune

British tuner Mountune that specializes in Ford Performance models, now offers the m330 power upgrade kit for the Focus ST (MK4).Thanks to software calibrations, the 2,3 liter EcoBoost engine produces 330 PS / 243 kW and 515 Nm of torque. That means it gets an additional 50 PS / 37 kW and 95 Nm over the stock car. With the m330, the ST accelerates from 0-97 km/h in 5,2" benefiting from the power bump and a ...

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Honda unveils a custom prototype based on the Civic Type R (EK9)

At the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, Honda Access presented a custom-built prototype based on the Civic Type R (EK9) with modernized exterior and interior designed to connect  Japan's new and old generation of petrolheads.The Honda Civic Cyber Night Japan Cruiser 2020 as they call it, is distinguished by the completely redesigned bodykit.At the front, there is a new bumper with larger air-intakes and brand new headlights with LED graphics and body-coloured covers. ...

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Hyundai i30 N tuned by Turbozentrum

German tuner Turbozentrum launched a new tuning pack for the Hyundai i30 N, offering higher power output for the Korean hot hatchback.Thanks to the turbocharger's optimization, total engine output is increased up to 350 hp / 257 kW in Stage 2 with a cost of 1,920 €  (excl. tax) and can exceed 400 hp / 294 kW in Stage 3 which costs 2,176.47 € (excl. tax) - or 1,666 € (excl. tax) ...

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BMW M140i tuned by Manhart

For those who want more power from their BMW M140i, which was the last RWD hot hatch on sale, German tuner Manhart offers the MH1 400 package.Thanks to recalibrated ECU software and a new downpipe, the 3.0-litre straight-six engine produces 320 kW / 435 hp of power and 644 Nm of torque. For comparison, the stock BMW M140i produced 250 kW/340 hp and 500 Nm of torque which was a record for the hot hatches on sale at the time, ...

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