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  The latest in car tuning, also known as modified cars, is presented on this page along with high resolution pictures and videos . Car tuners try their best at improving vehicle style and performances. You are not a true car enthusiast if you don't think this is cool.

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If there is one show that really brings the best out of Chrysler’s MOPAR tuning division, it is SEMA in Las Vegas.

Topping its past SEMA showcar roster , it looks like Mopar is once again pretty busy developing the models it will display in Las Vegas during the 2013 SEMA Show.

This year Mopar will bring no less than 20 heavily modified models, coming from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat and SRT. Plus a few buyer customers from Chrysler’s Facebook challenge prize-winners.

The first teaser images revealed today show:

Those of you whom will be in Las Vegas this year will also have the chance to take a first look at the latest Jeep Performance Parts, developed by Mopar Off-Road Division and even for sale in many Jeep dealers.

The 2013 SEMA will open its door on November 5th, but stay tuned for all the pre-show news!

Click past the jump to read more about the Dodge Dart Slingshot - the model that made quite a sensation last year at SEMA.

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Lets face it: a base Porsche Carrera is cool and fun to drive.

But is the cheapest 911 still packing enough aggressiveness versus its hairy competitive set? While Porsche decided to be obedient when designing its Carrera , Vorsteiner decided that if you want a cool sports car... then you should be anything but obedient. Its new V-GT package makes any 911 into a head-turner.

As with pretty much everything else offered by the tuner, the new V-GT kit includes a series of new elements made in carbon fiber. It completely transforms the look of the 911 and in the same time improves its aerodynamics. The V-GT kit includes only four new elements: front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and deck lid spoiler, but it look like these were all the updates needed to completely transform the look of the Carrera.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 Carrera V-GT by Vorsteiner.

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Alpina announced its first D3 program back in 2005 and the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show brings the next logical and consistent step: the new D3 Bi-Turbo. During its short history, the D3 was sold in more than 2,000 units, making it the best sold Alpina to date.

The new D3 is based on the BMW 335i sedan and station wagon, and updates the model to outstanding performance numbers. On top of the awesome performance numbers, the D3 is also rather easy on fuel, making it the perfect combination.

As with any other Alpina model, updates on the exterior and the interior are kept to a minimum, as the tuner focuses most of its job under the hood. There is a highly update engine and transmission, refined chassis, upgraded suspension and brakes, and a new, optional all-wheel-drive system.

Updated 10/11/2013: Alpina unveiled a new video (above) in which it explains the technological features behind the new D3 Biturbo. Enjoy!

Click past the jump to read more about the Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo.

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Kahn Design just launched a hot body upgrade for the diesel Porsche Cayenne , bringing some of its chic mods to a truck besides the Range Rovers that are its bread and butter.

Kahn favors a huge revamp outside and in. The exterior and the interior look of the Cayenne were updated, but the base 3.0-liter, V-6 diesel is quite enough. It delivers a total of 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, while delivering range and tax options to people without the Turbo S.

The exterior look however, is deeply revised and transforms even the Cayenne Diesel into a mean and powerful SUV.

New sports lowered suspension springs bring the car closer to be road, while the privacy glass ensures a the best privacy behind the wheel. Numerous Kahn logos placed on the wing shields and tailgate remind you this is no ordinary Cayenne.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche Cayenne Super Sport Wide Track by Kahn Design.

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Mercedes-Benz is not offering a Black Series variant for its CLS four-door coupe ; at least not yet.

Until the company decides to make the CLS even sportier and more aggressive, aftermarket tuning companies are stepping in to fill the void.

Prior Design just revealed a new PD550 package for the CLS-Class to add some AMG Black Series-inspired styling elements. The kit can be applied to all the models in the second generation, and, as usual, it contains elements made from Dura-Flex glass-fiber reinforced plastic (FRP).

This special material is characterized by an excellent surface finish that makes it easy to paint to exact Mercedes-Benz colors, sufficient strength to improve high-speed stability and the flexibility to be almost as durable over speed bumps as OEM parts.

Thanks to the new PD550 kit, the CLS now features an aggressive front fascia combined with that cool titanium graphite exterior paint. A set of wheels is the final touch to create the CLS of your dreams.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz CLS PD550 Black Edition by Prior-Design.

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Considering how surprisingly popular the Nissan Juke has been since it was first introduced a few years ago, nobody’s going to hold it against Nissan if it continued to produce more powerful versions of the funky-looking crossover.

To be fair, it’s hard to top the 500-horsepower Juke-R , but Nissan has continuously produced more and more powerful versions of the Juke, and at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show , another one is set to grace us with its presence.

The new tuned-up crossover will pick up where the Juke Nismo left off. Taking that into account, the Juke Nismo RS offers an even more powerful engine, sport-tuned suspension with new springs and shock absorbers. There will also be a more aggressive exterior look, an updated interior and other cool Nismo features.

Updated 11/20/2013: This review was updated with the official details, images and specs.

Updated 02/28/2014: Nissan announced today prices for the 2014 Juke Nismo RS which will be put on sale at national dealers later this spring. Prices for the sporty crossover will start from $26,120.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS.

Yellow’s looking like the color of choice for a lot of automakers going to SEMA this year.

On the heels of Hyundai previewing the "Yellow Cake" Night Racer Veloster a week ago, another company is headed to the aftermarket auto show with its own piece of yellow awesomeness.

This is the Ford Mustang GT , or as it’s been dubbed, the Mustang "Yellow Jacket." It’s a heavily modified 2014 Mustang GT that was born from a collaboration between Ford and Vortech Superchargers. Yep, the mere mention of the latter means that this muscle car will have some serious horses under its hood.

Not one to disappoint, that’s exactly what Vortech is giving us courtesy of its V-3 Si blower that shoots the output of the car’s 5.0-liter, V-8 engine from its stock 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque to an incredible 605 horsepower and 473 pound-feet of torque. This is good enough — we assume — to hit 60 mph in just under four seconds to go with a top speed of about 185 mph.

Outside of the obvious performance improvements, the Mustang Yellow Jacket still has to live up to its name, and it does with a disarmingly charming yellow paint to go with a Webasto sunroof, a carbon-fiber, cowl-induction hood, a new body kit courtesy of 3D Carbon, a tuned suspension and last but not least, a set of 20-inch iForged Icon wheels wrapped in Falken Azenis FK452 tires.

Be on the lookout for the Mustang Yellow Jacket at SEMA next month. Chances are, it won’t be too hard to find.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Mustang GT

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Modifying Camaros has been a long-standing tradition with gear heads everywhere, and now owners of fifth-generation Camaros have a one-stop shop for their go-fast goodies. Chevrolet Performance has released a whole slew of factory-engineered performance parts that not only help Camaros perform well, but also retain their factory warranties.

Chevrolet says its portfolio of parts is designed to make V-6 and SS Camaro more capable on the street and track. Need more stopping power for your stock Camaro SS? Upgrade your front brakes to those massive 14.6-inch rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers found underneath the ZL1 . Didn’t order the “Track Pack” option and now regretting it? No problem. Swap up to the 1LE Performance Package for both V-6 and SS models, which includes beefier front and rear stabilizer bars, retuned front struts, new monotube rear shocks and stiffer toe links.

Other upgrades include a low-restriction air filter, high-flow fuel pump, short-throw manual shifter, front strut tower brace, complete ZL1 independent rear axle assembly (much stronger than the SS’s rear axle) and even an upgraded camshaft and cylinder head package for the SS model that’s good for an extra 40 horsepower.

For those looking to race their Camaro, Chevrolet Performance is also offering many high-performance parts found in the limited-production COPO Camaro — an all-out, drag strip-oriented build that pays homage to the original 1969 “Central Office Production Order” Camaro built to compete in NHRA drag strip events.

Check out what Chevrolet Performance is offering, both for the Camaro and other GM vehicles at chevroletperformance.com

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Camaro

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The 2013 SEMA show getting closer, more details on the cars to be displayed in Las Vegas.

Today, aerodynamics specialists APR Performance revealed the first details on a new wide body kit it developed for a 2013 Ford Mustang GT . We’re not huge fans of wide body kits on muscle cars, especially the Mustang, but we’ll entertain the idea.

This kit includes 10 new pieces, that will widen the `Stang GT by 50 mm (1.96 inches) on each side. Widening isn’t all this kit is about, as it also comes with a range of track-proven carbon fiber parts, including: a front splitter, a massive GT-250 wing, a rear diffuser and a parts bin chock-full of parts from other manufacturers.

This parts bin is what piques out interest the most, as it includes a nice list of performance parts. The big boy of the bunch is a ProCharger centrifugal supercharger system that will likely push the Mustang near the 600-horsepower mark. A MagnaFlow exhaust system also chimes in to add a nasty rumble to the 5.0-liter, V-8 powerplant.

Helping keep the Mustang in check is a KW coil-over suspension system, a set of custom wheels and a set of Stoptech brakes. On the inside, a set of Sparco racing seats help keep the driver in place when tackling the twist.

Meh, we can live without the body kit, but the performance goodies definitely add some extra "Go" to all of the show that this gaudy kit exudes.

We’ll bring you more when APR releases all of the information.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ford Mustang.

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While the new SRT Viper is struggling to find suitable buyers, the previous-generation Dodge Viper still is still getting plenty of attention. For example, Racing Solutions is now offering an impressive list of upgrades for the fourth-gen Viper.

The tuner offers two different set of upgrades. For between $34,950 and $74,950, depending on options, customers can opt for the RSI Twin Turbo Street Systems that increases the engine’s power to 750 rear-wheel horsepower on the stock engine, 1,000-plus horsepower at the rear wheels on regular gas, and 1,100-plus rear-wheel horsepower on racing fuel. All three levels are downright awesome when considering the base fourth-gen Viper’s 8.4-liter engine hit 600 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.

The RSI Twin Turbo Street Systems includes a pair of 62 mm Presision turbos with blow-off valves, wastegates and piping, a Racing Solutions Fuel System with triple fuel pumps, billet fuel rails, RSI injectors and braided fuel lines, an engine management system update, and custom wiring.

Customers can opt for an RSI blueprinted and balanced shortblock with a custom crankshaft, connecting rods, camshaft. pistons, wrist pins and spiral locks, bearings, and head studs. Additional tuning includes optional RSI cylinder heads, T&D roller rockers, valve springs, ported intake and oversized valves.

Buyers can also update the driveline with a billet-carbon, triple-disc clutch; a spec-built transmission; a custom-spec differential; and racing-spec rear axles.

Along with the engine upgrade, this package also includes RSI badges, painted engine bay and custom floor mats.

Click past the jump to read more about the fourth-generation Dodge Viper.


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