Tuned Honda Civic Type R prototypes for rallying and for the track

Honda UK commissioned two engineering teams to build their tuned versions of the Honda Civic Type R (FK8) for the 2019 SMMT Test Day held at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, UK. The prototypes are not destined for production  however both teams said they would "create one-off versions for discerning customers".  We start with the Droitwich-based Team Dynamics Motorsport which is involved in BTCC racing. For this event they built a road-legal tuned version of ...

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Volkswagen presents two tuned Golfs for the 2019 SOWO

Volkswagen of America announced a fleed of seven tuned cars for the 2019 SOWO: The European Experience which took place on Hutchinson Island, Savannah, Georgia (18-19 May). Among the concept cars there were two hot hatches - the Golf GTI Rabbit Confetti Concept and the Golf R Spektrum Concept - with visual and mechanical improvements.First, the Golf GTI Rabbit Confetti Concept which features a unique wrap decorated with colourful rabbits in a confetti-like ...

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Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept debuts at Seoul

Hyundai Motor unveiled the Veloster N Performance concept car at the Seoul Motor Show, with a new range of N Performance parts that will be released in late 2019.The latest concept car is based on the Veloster N and features 45 customizable parts. Among those, there are 14 parts improving driving perofrmance, including the new lightweight forged wheels shod in high-performance tires, larger brakes and a more focused suspension.As for the ...

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Ford Fiesta ST tuned by Mountune

British tuner Mountune, unveiled their new m225 tuning kit for the Ford Fiesta MK8 ST which provides more power and torque for one of the best B-Segment hot hatches currently available for sale.Thanks to Mountune's power upgrade, the 1.5 liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine produces 225 hp / 165 kw of power and 340 Nm of torque which means that you get an additional +25 hp / 18 kw and +50 Nm over ...

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VW Polo R WRC tuned by Wimmer

Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Solingenr offers a tuning package for the VW Polo V R WRC Street, that offers significantly increased power figures which result to improved performance.Thanks to Wimmer, the 2.0 TFSI engine of the tuned hot hatch produces up to 420 hp / 309 kw of power and 651 Nm of torque, allowing a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).In comparison, the regular VW Polo V R WRC Street with a 2.0 TFSI produced 220 ...

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New Tuning kits for the Ford Focus RS by Mountune

British tuner Mountune, known for designing and producing performance parts for Ford models, launched two new kits for the Ford Focus RS MK3 - the m400X and  the m400R.Both kits offer increase the output of the 2.3 liter Ecoboost engine to 294 kw / 400 hp and 560 Nm of torque (for comparison, the stock model produces 257 kw / 350 hp and 440 Nm). The m400R is designed as an upgrade ...

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Honda Civic Type R prototypes by Mugen

Mugen is launching two sets of visual upgrade packages for the Honda Civic Type R (FK8) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, for the few people who find the stock model not aggressive enough.The first and most extreme looking car is the Honda Civic Type R Mugen RC20GT, which is the pre-production version of last year's concept car. Dubbed by Mugen as "the ultimate Type R", it comes with a heavily redesigned ...

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Ford Fiesta ST by Pumaspeed

The Ford Fiesta ST (MK8) was launched a year ago and as expected it quickly drawn the attention of tuning companies. Pumaspeed, which is based on Wakefield, UK, offers a variety of kits for the B-Segment hot hatch, designed for those who want to spice up the - already great in stock form - Fiesta ST.Thanks to a new mapping using MAXDOUT software, the turbocharged three cylinder 1.5 liter Ecoboost engine produces from 235 hp (175 ...

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TRD and Modellista parts for Toyota Prius

TRD and Modellista unveiled a series of upgrades for the facelifted Toyota Prius that will debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Although both companies did their best to make the hybrid look more interesting, the design remains controversial with overly aggressive details that don't really match the character and the performance of the car, even though that kind of visual upgrades are very popular in Japan.As a reminder, the updated ...

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