Hamann

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German tuner Hamann has been known for some pretty eclectic and outlandish projects. But no matter what kind of expectations we have for those guys, we were still caught off guard when photos of a McLaren MP4-12C Art Car popped up on their Facebook page.

We’ve since found out details regarding this MP4-12C Art Car and as it turns out, it’s actually based on the MP4-12C program they first introduced last March. Remember the MemoR that was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year?

That one carried a pretty ill aesthetic and aerodynamic program despite not having any performance improvements to it. This one, though, takes the aesthetics to a whole new level. It’s described as a "magnificent haute couture," a description that pays ode to its flashy, multi-color body that has been combined with an aerodynamic body kit that draws inspiration from the McLaren F1. There’s a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights, a front splitter, a roof-mounted air intake, revised side skirts, an extended diffuser, a prominent rear wing and new set of 21" aluminum wheels.

Unlike other Art Cars that were mostly built for display, this MP4-12C MemoR Art Car’s styling kit is actually for sale. Hold on to your seats, though, because the kit has a sticker tag of €95,000, which is over $123,000 based on current exchange rates. And that doesn’t even come with any performance improvements!

Then again, if your MP4-12C looks like this, you won’t have trouble catching a ton of attention.

In April 2012, German tuner Hamann released their program for the new BMW 6-Series, a car that has been a fixation of ours for quite some time now. But as it turns out, Hamann’s got more up its sleeve with a teaser photo of their latest offering, this time for the 6-Series Gran Coupe.

Nothing much in the way of details have been revealed, but look for some significant modifications from the people who know what it takes to build some serious programs for their cars. Judging from the picture, there appears to be a slew of new components added into the car, including revised bumpers, new side skirts, a boot lid wing, an unmistakable Hamann bonnet, and a new set of Hamann wheels.

Performance modifications - if there are any - are still being kept under wraps so we’ll have to wait for more details on whether Hamann has improvements for the 6-Series Gran Coupe’s 445-horsepower 4.4-liter V8 engine. Looking at what Hamann showed us, though, we have to say that the components look mighty impressive, to say the least.

UPDATE 12/10/12: Hamann has released a new batch of photos of their 6er Gran Coupe F06 program. Check ’em out in the gallery below!

German tuner, Hamann , has seen its fair share of luxury vehicles in their headquarters, but every once in awhile, they have to pay a second visit to a previous model. This is the case with the Porsche Panamera Turbo . Their first "Cyrano " package was unveiled at the 2011 Essen Motor Show, but it only came with an output of 580 HP and 604 lb-ft of torque. Now, the German tuner has upgraded the package even further so that the Cyrano delivers a total of 603 HP and 641 lb-ft of torque.

With this impressive upgrade, the new Cyrano will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and up to 124 mph in 12.6 seconds. If equipped with the Sport Chrono Package, the Cyrano will go from 0 to 60 mph in jut 3.7 seconds and to 124 mph in 12.4 seconds, on its way up to an impressive top speed of 195 mph.

Aside from the power boost, the Panamera has also been completely redesigned to offer better aerodynamics. The front has been completely revamped thanks to the addition of larger air intakes, a redesigned bonnet made of carbon fiber, and perfectly integrated daytime running lights. For the side of the sports sedan, the tuner added new side skirts, while the rear of the vehicle received a special diffuser rear apron and a new sports exhaust system with dual tailpipes. A new set of 22" wheels combined with special suspensions or a lowering module for the air suspension completes the package.

The interior combines the finest leathers, with an aluminum pedal system, Alcantara, and an array of carbon fiber elements.

The Range Rover Evoque is one of the most appreciated Land Rover models among the entire Land Rover line-up. Plenty of tuners have shown interest in updating it in the past few weeks, but this latest package from German tuner, Hamann , is one of our favorites.

The new package is available for both three and five-door versions and starts with a pretty impressive exterior kit. It also continues with some changes in the SUV’s performance area. The Hamann’s Evoque has received a sportier and more masculine look, thanks to its two-part front spoiler, new tailored side skirts, and new fender flares. Hamann also opted to grow the vehicle by 70 millimeters at the front axle and 80 millimeters at the rear. The final element of the exterior is a new set of 22" aluminum wheels combined with new suspension-lowering springs that lower the car’s center of gravity by 30 millimeters.

Under the hood, the tuner is offering a performance-boosting kit which includes a high-performance exhaust system, a sports air filter, and an optimized engine map. As a result, the 2.0-liter Si4 turbocharged engine delivers an extra 38 HP (for a total of 278 HP) and the 2.2 liter diesel engine gets an extra 31 HP (for a total of 181 HP).

For the interior, Hamann is offering an extensive array of extras, ranging from personalized foot mats to a perfectly finished full leather interior.

The last time we saw German tuner Hamann work on a BMW 6-Series was at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show when they presented their program for the 6-Series Convertible . Since then, the German automaker has come out and released the 6-Series Coupe and lo and behold, Hamann followed suit with their first styling package for the luxury BMW.

For the 6-Series Coupe, Hamann worked on fitting it with a comprehensive styling package that, while not as outlandish as some of their past programs, still casts a distinctive styling that makes it stand out from the rest of the pack.

The aerodynamic kit starts off with a new front bumper that comes with LED lights, a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and quad tail pipes, new side skirts, and a rear spoiler. On top of that, Hamann also fitted the 6-Series with a new set of 20" or 21" forged split-rim cross-spoke wheels with titanium screws, progressive sport springs that effectively cut the height of the 6-Series by 30mm in the front and 25mm in the rear, and a new catback exhaust system with four 90mm round stainless-steel exhaust tips.

The interior of the 6-Series was also modified, albeit not as much as the exterior. Of the few changes, the things that stand out are the steering wheel, the pedals, and the Hamann badging.

No mechanical upgrades were mentioned, which means that you can expect the program to still carry the 6-Series Coupe’s 4.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 450 lb/ft of torque.

Subtlety has never been a trait for Hamann . As they’ve shown over the years, they don’t waste any time building turning programs for premium vehicles and if you look at their program line-up for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, you can tell that Hamann hasn’t changed one bit.

One of their vehicles in the show is the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Guardian EVO. You’ve probably seen this program done on the Cayenne in previous years, but for this model, the German tuning company will be using the 2012 Cayenne Turbo.

As is always the case, the Guardian Evo comes with an extensive body kit that dramatically changes the profile look of the Cayenne Turbo. The front bumper is much larger than the stock version and also comes with larger air intakes, integrated daytime running lights, LED fog lights, and LED full-beam lights. Another significant addition to the kit is the carbon bonnet, which comes with a power dome used to improve the engine’s ventilation. Hamann also added a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and twin steel exhaust pipes. Then the tuning company widened the wheel arches by 120mm on the front and 160mm on the rear and fitted a new set of 23" alloy wheels wrapped in 315/25 Dunlop Sport Maxx tires.

In terms of performance upgrades, Hamann added a new sports air filter and a custom exhaust, as well as remapped the ECU, resulting in a 50-horsepower improvement for the Guardian Evo. Thanks to all these upgrades, the SUV can now do 550 horsepower and 568 lb/ft of torque, an increase from the stock numbers of 500 horsepower and 517 lb/ft of torque. These improvements allow the Guardian Evo to hit 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 187 mph.

Out of all the tuning packages that have graced the Geneva Auto Show’s floor, the packages for the McLaren MP4-12C seem to be the ones that are stealing the spotlight in Geneva. One of the more impressive packages is being offered by Mansory , but the "memoR" package from Hamann looks even better than that.

While the new MP4-12C has been criticized very often of having a design that is "too arbitrary and too little on its own," Hamann decided to get the car back to its F1 roots. For this, the front air intakes, the cross section of the hood, the rear side panel, and the sill area were all redesigned. Then, the company added a large front splitter, upper and side wheel arch forced vents, door sills, and an extended rear diffuser. A large rear wing ensures the necessary aerodynamic balance, while the rear end gets a triple exhaust system for a more menacing sound from the vehicle’s 3.8-liter V8 engine.

Speaking of the sports car’s engine, it received absolutely zero updates, leaving it with its standard 592 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm and 443 lb/ft of torque between 3,000 to 6,500 rpm. This is, of course, the area where we would prefer the tuning kit by Mansory which bumped up the engine’s output significantly.

UPDATE 05/24/12: Hamann has released a new set of photos for the McLaren MP4-12C memoR, which you can check out in the gallery!

A year after Hamann wowed the Geneva Motor Show with their program for the Mercedes SLS AMG called the "Hamann Hawk" , the tuning company is coming back with the drop-top version of the Mercedes supercar.

It’s been no secret as to how adept these guys are with Mercedes vehicles and this program for the SLS AMG Roadster is no different. Aesthetically, Hamann fitted the supercar with the usual aerodynamic enhancements, including a front apron that replaces the serial bumper and a new LED light set-up. The SLS AMG Roadster also gets enlarged air inlets that provide more fresh air to the engine. There’s also a new bonnet made of checkered flag carbon, wider wings that add 60mm on the front side and 70mm on the rear side, new side skirts, a new rear apron with a matching diffuser, and a new set of 21" Unique Forged Anodized light forged wheels.

Inside, Hamann’s noted interior wizardry allowed them to add leather applications and ultra-suede embroideries. On top of that, they also replaced the air inlets, door sill protectors, and center console with red colored carbon fiber parts, while also putting in black anodized aluminum pedals and a newly redesigned steering wheel.

Finally, there’s the matter of the engine enhancement. For the SLS AMG Roadster, Hamann put in a new sports air filter and an exhaust system made out of stainless steel, as well as remapped the supercar’s ECU unit. The result is a dramatic increase in output from the car’s 6.3-liter V8 engine, from 563 horsepower and 479 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 636 horsepower and 501 lb/ft of torque. These numbers translate to a 0-60mph acceleration time of 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 204 mph.

UPDATE 03/06/2012: The new Hamann Hawk Roadster made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and we have a set of live images from the show. Enjoy!

Hamann Motorsport’s official delegation to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show has now been unveiled. We first showed you their respective programs for the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster and the Range Rover Evoque ; now the tuning company has unveiled their third Geneva-bound model: the BMW M5 F10.

Featuring a comprehensive program that includes aesthetic and engine upgrades, Hamann went to town on the M5 F10, further entrenching themselves as a favorite tuner among BMW aficionados.

This particular program comes with a widebody kit that adds more width to the front fender flares by 25mm at each side of the vehicle and 30 millimeters at each side of the rear. The kit also has a new front skirt with integrated LED daytime running lights, a new rear apron, a set of side skirts, a roof and rear spoiler, and a new set of 21" Unique Forged II light forged wheels. As an added option, Hamann is also offering Edition Race Anodized three-part aluminum wheels, which come with a dark grey anodized rim center and a titanium bolting of the polished rim flange. Meanwhile, interior enhancements include plenty of leather, aluminum pedals, and personalized floor mats.

As far as performance enhancements are concerned, the German tuner installed a new sport exhaust system and a new engine management system, resulting in an increased output from the M5’s 4.4 liter V8 unit. From 560 horsepower and 502 lb/ft of torque, the M5, thanks to Hamann, can now produce an impressive 720 horsepower and 664 lb/ft of torque.

Hamann Motorsport is getting ready to troop to Geneva for one of the biggest auto shows in the world and one of the vehicles that they’ll be proudly showing off is the new Range Rover Evoque . Their rendition of the luxury SUV has been decked from head to rear with the kind of comprehensive tuning program that Hamann is known for.

On the outside, the German tuning company fitted the British SUV with a bold aerodynamic package that includes a two-part front spoiler, side wing extensions, side sill sets that have widened the Evoque’s body by 70mm at the front and 80mm at the rear, and a new set of 22" wheels to go with a one-piece 22" wheel that is currently being offered in either the Anniversary Evo and Anniversary Evo Black line.

Inside, Hamann is offering customers an opportunity to customize the interior of their Range Rover Evoque, complete with a full-leather upholstery, personalized floor mats, and customized trim options.

The other highlight of Hamann’s program for the Range Rover Evoque is the engine modification. Thanks to a comprehensive program that includes a new exhaust system, a new sports air filter, and a remapped ECU unit, Hamann was able to achieve significant output improvements on all three engine options of the Evoque. The first one is the 2.2-liter TD4 engine, which saw its output increase from 148 horsepower to 179 horsepower. The second engine - the 2.2-liter ED4 engine - saw its output jump from 187 horsepower to 218 horsepower. Finally, the most powerful of the three Evoque engines - the 2.2 Si4 - increased its output from 240 horsepower to 278 horsepower.


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