It looks like large SUVs have received lots of attention from tuners at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, as now the Mercedes GL63 has been transformed into the B63 by Brabus. The kit includes a very cool aerodynamic kit, plus an additional 63 horsepower under the hood.
The SUV’s 5.5-liter Bi-turbo V-8 engine received new mapping for its fuel injection and ignition, plus a moderate increase in boost pressure. As a result the V-8 engine now delivers a total of 620 horsepower and a peak torque of 604 pound-feet. The car will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 174 mph.
To handle all of this extra power, Brabus installed an upgraded control module for the AIRMATIC suspension system, which drops the overall ride height by 30 mm (1.18 inches). Also added in is a Brabus high-performance braking system that combines six-piston calipers on the front and four-piston calipers on the rear with 15.9-by-1.3-inch cross-drilled rotors up front and 15-by-1.3-inch rotors on the rear.
Along with the engine upgrades, the B63 kit features an aerodynamic package that adds striking fender flares front and back, larger air inlets on the front bumper and for the rear a new roof spoiler and a new diffuser. The car will sit on 23-inch forged wheels available in three designs: Monoblock E evo, F and R. These rims are wrapped up with 305/30ZR23 tires from Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama.
For the interior, the new B63 kit adds the finest Mastik leather and Alcantara, stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit Brabus logos, aluminum peripherals (pedals, door pins and shift paddles) and precision upholstery work.
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Last year, Gemballa unveiled the Aero 1 tuning kit based on the new Porsche Cayenne. For this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the tuner upgraded the kit and transformed it into Aero 2. The new kit adds a new aerodynamic package that increases the presence of the Cayenne.
The new kit includes all the elements offered in the Aero 1, like front bumper and spoiler, the rear bumper and the side skirts, but adds new wheel arch extensions and new side sills that made the Cayenne even wider. All the elements are made in carbon fiber. The new Aero 2 kit is offered with 22-inch forged wheels that weigh about the same as the factory 20-inch wheels. If you want to pay less, you can order the new wheels in a cast version.
The interior is also modified when compared to the Aero 1, and what we like the most are those yellow insertions.
Unfortunately, this is purely an aesthetic package, so there are no under-hood modifications.
German tuner, RUF, unveiled the RT-35 to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Now, for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show the package has been transformed into the RT-35s - a kit that adds even more power and an updated look.
While the standard version delivered a total of 630 horsepower, the new RT-35s is based on the new-generation Porsche 991 and delivers an extra 20 horsepower. The model is also equipped with a seven-speed manual gearbox. We are not very sure if the extra power made any improvements on the car’s performance figures, but a 205 mph top speed is already quite enough for a Porsche 911.
For the exterior, the new RT-35s received a new front spoiler and a standard Porsche “ducktail” that offers double downforce. As with most other tuning kits, the new RT-35s is offered with new wheels to help lighten the unsprung weight and add a little more rubber-to-road contact. The car is painted yellow, which a tribute to the first Porsche tuned by RUF. For the interior, the tuner added a new roll cage and an Alcantara trim.
Announced back in 2011, the R8 LMS Ultra is preparing for the 2013 racing season with a series of upgrades that make it even more aerodynamic. The new R8 LMS Ultra made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and can now be ordered at a price of €339,000 (about $440,000 at the current exchange rates).
When viewed from the front, you will need to look very careful to notice all the updates the model received. Audi installed a new under-floor element that channels the air even more precisely into the two wheel arches, while the new form of the exterior mirrors will help improve the drag coefficient. At the rear, the diffuser received a new design: it is divided into a center section and two channels running to both the left and right in order to achieve optimum diffusion of the air. Also, on the exhaust system the tailpipes are relocated to exit upwards.
The car’s front suspensions also received a new geometry that helps reduce the tendency to dive excessively under braking. As no surprise, Audi also installed new wheels made in forged aluminum, each weighting 1 kg (2.2 lbs) less than the previous versions. As a weight reduction strategy, the racecar has also been equipped with a Makrolon windshield which weighs 3 kg (6.6 lbs) less than a glass element, plus a three-plate sinter metal race clutch that also helps reduce weight.
With all these updates, the R8 LMS Ultra is now ready to score another 18 championship titles!
The new-generation G-Class AMG received lots of attention at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. The second tuner to update the new G65 AMG is Brabus which developed a kit called the G800 - a clear reference to the engine’s output of course.
The G800 kit includes a high-tech Bi-turbo system, a new exhaust system with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers to help optimize throttle response. Brabus also installed four water-to-air intercoolers and two air filter boxes in the front fenders. With some extra help from reprogramming of the ECU, the engine now delivers a total of 800 horsepower and 1,047 pound-feet of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in just 4.2 seconds, while top speed is limited electronically to 155 mph, but it can be increased to 168 mph by removing the speed limiter.
The G800 kit continues with an aerodynamic package that includes powerfully sculpted fender flares, a new front spoiler with integrated LED daytime running lights on both sides and a new front grille with Brabus logo. The G65 AMG is now 4.7 inches wider, thanks to the addition of new fender flares. The model will sit on a set of 23-inch forged wheels combined with high-performance tires in size 305/35R23. There is also a new Ride Control suspension that offers two different setups: comfort and sport.
For the interior, the tuner offers a combination of BRABUS Mastik leather and fine Alcantara, plus carbon-fiber and wood inlays.
The AMG versions of the new Mercedes G-Class — both the G65 AMG and G63 AMG — are quite perfect from factory, but there is always room for improvement. German tuner, Hamann, is proving this by unveiling a new tuning kit called Spyridon that can be combined with both the AMG models.
In order to deliver more power, the only modifications the tuner is offering are the addition of a new exhaust system and some minor ECU upgrades. The results are quite incredible, as the G65 AMG’s output goes from 612 to 702 horsepower and the peak torque goes from 737 to 818 pound-feet of torque, and the G63 version’s output is increased from 544 to 610 horsepower and the peak torque up from 516 to 645 pound-feet.
The exterior upgrades include the addition of tailor-made LED fluorescent strips added to the front spoiler, new mirror housings and engine bonnet made in carbon fiber. At the back, a new roof spoiler and rear apron offer increased aerodynamics. Down the sides, new side skirts are offered with LEDs that illuminate the floor. The latest addition to the exterior is a set of 24-inch light-alloy wheels made from aluminum.
For the interior, the tuner offers decorative stitching on the instrument panel and the seats, gold-colored leather door panels and a total of 24 carbon trims.
UPDATE 04/04/13: Hamann has released the official studio photos of the G65 AMG Spyridon a month after the Geneva Motor Show. You know what they say: better late than never. Check out the photos in the gallery below!
Since its official debut earlier this year, the new-generation Range Rover has already received numerous tuning kits, but we have to admit that the "Mystere" kit unveiled by Hamann at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the most colorful we have seen. No updates have been made under the hood, but the aerodynamic kit and that crazy exterior color are more than enough.
The exterior upgrades include a new front spoiler with integrated LED daytime running lights, a new bonnet made completely in carbon fiber and new side skirts that add a total of 80 mm (3.14 inches) to the SUV’s width.
The upgrades continue with the addition of new front wings made in special carbon GFK composite and new door fixtures. For the rear, the kit adds a new spoiler with integrated tailpipes. The new Mystere rides on 23-inch forged wheels offered in either "Edition Race" or "Unique Forged" versions.
If its body additions are not enough to catch your attention, let us present you the exterior color: a mirror-like pink paint combined with pink large-sized roof beams in a brushed matte finish.
There are two models that we have all been awaiting to debut at Geneva. The first of those two models has been teased to the point that we pretty much already know what it will look like – the F70 by Ferrari – and the other has remained relatively mysterious. This mysterious model is the 50th anniversary vehicle from Lamborghini. Well, now the script has been flipped on its ear, as the official details on the new Veneno supercar have been released with just a few hours before its Geneva debut.
Like with all the other Lambo supercars, the new Venevo takes its name from the fighting arena: Veneno is one of the strongest and most aggressive fighting bulls ever. In 1914 he wounded the famous torero José Sánchez Rodríguez during the bullfight in the arena Sanlúcar de Barrameda’s, Andalusia, Spain.
Even though we are sorry to do it, we have to start this good news with bad news: the new Lamborghini Veneno will be limited to only three units, and despite its huge price tag of €3 million ($3.9 million at the current exchange rates), the model is already sold out!
Updated 03/11/2013: Today we have added a series of new images for the Veneno taken on the Geneva floor, plus a new video shot at the same show. Enjoy!
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After years of speculation, the successor of the legendary Ferrari Enzo is finally out. The supercar made its world debut today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and it comes with a rather unexpected surprise: its name!
Previous rumors suggested the model could be called either F70 or F150, but Ferrari decided to go with something odd: LaFerrari! No, it is not a joke!
Why did the company make such a radical decision on the name? Well, the answer is offered by Ferrari’s President, Luca di Montezemolo himself who declared: "because it is the maximum expression of what defines our company – excellence." While we appreciate his answer, we still have to admit the name sounds a little bit silly.
Everything else on the new LaFerrari is also a big surprise, starting with its exterior design language and up to the innovative HY-KERS system used for the first time in a production version Ferrari.
Updated 03/22/2013: Ferrari has unveiled a new behind-the-scenes video revealing how the official video for the new LaFerrari have been filmed.
Updated 04/08/2013: Ferrari has unveiled a new video featuring Fernando Alonso behind the wheel of the new LaFerrari supercar.
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When it comes to a major show, we like watching all those great supercars that are displayed. However, the beauty of a car, like the new LaFerrari, is further accentuated by a beautiful girl placed next to it.
So, especially for you guys, we have prepared this picture gallery with the hottest girls we saw in Geneva: from blondes to brunettes to redheads, and every category of hot chick found on the show floor. All you have to do is just pick your favorite. The problem is that, unlike the cars, no girl was for sale so all you can to do is admire!
Keep in mind, folks, these images aren’t really the best to look at while the wife, boss or young kids are around, so make sure you are all alone before you start drooling.
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