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Shortly after revealing their brand new package for the Porsche Panamera , Hamann turned its attention to a larger model in the luxury segment: the Land Rover Range Rover . Believed to have just enough power for the general public, the Range Rover has been given a once-over by the German tuner to increase that power for those who a deeper need for customization. The package includes exclusive bodywork, performance updates, and a new interior program.

The exterior of the Range Rover has been slightly altered with a new front spoiler with larger cooling air inlets and harmoniously integrated LED daytime lights. The SUV has also received wider wings, forming a single unit with the newly designed side skirts, a carbon roof spoiler, and stainless steel exhaust pipes. The final element for the exterior is a new set of 22" three-part forged wheels. The interior can likewise be made over with an infinite number of combinations formed from leather, Alcantara, wood, carbon, or aluminum trims.

For the engine updates, Hamann is offering an entirely new exhaust system, complete with X-manifold, center pipe, and perfected engine electronics for the Range Rover . As a result, the 5.0 liter V8 engine’s output has been increased to 530 HP and 487 lb-ft of torque at 2,600 RPM, from the standard 510 HP and 461 lb-ft of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in just 6 seconds and top speed has been raised to 141 mph.

Hamann will be attending the upcoming Essen Motor Show with an upgrade package based on the Porsche Panamera Turbo . The package is called the Hamann Cyrano and includes a pretty impressive exterior package, as well as an 80 HP increase.

The Cyrano package starts with a new front bumper with larger air intakes in connection with perfectly integrated daytime running lights and a redesigned bonnet that reduces the lift at the front axle. Hamann has also added 60 mm of width to the front and rear fenders to make the Panamera look even more imposing. The package continues with side skirts and a special diffuser rear apron that reduces the up-lift forces at the rear axle. A sports exhaust system with striking dual tailpipes make the Panamera a real eye catcher, and the a new set of 22" wheels combined with special suspensions or a lowering module for the air suspension finish off the overall look.

The engine upgrade program is still under development, but Hamann has promised a rear sports muffler as well as a new engine management
system for the 4.8L V8 to help increase the total output by 80 HP and 88 lb-ft of torque. This will mean a total output of 580 HP and 604 lb-ft of torque.

Following the recent passing of Hamann Motorsports founder, Richard Hamann , the company is abiding by his wishes of continuing with business as usual by releasing their first tuning package for the recently launched BMW 6-Series Convertible . This new package was just debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and comes with exterior and interior modifications, as well as a massive engine update.

Hamann dressed up the exterior of the new 6-Series with sporty-dynamic front and rear spoilers, new LED daytime running lights, new side skirts, and a set of Hamann’s EDITION RACE ANODIZED and ANNIVERSARY EVO wheels available in different sizes and designs depending on the customer’s request. The interior also received a transformation with components made of the finest black anodize aluminum, personalized foot mats, and pretty much anything else the customer so chooses.

The best part, though, comes as part of the engine setup. Hamann has juiced up the 6-Series’ 4.4-liter V8 engine by adding a sport exhaust system with four stainless steel tail pipes, as well as an ECU upgrade to increase the total output from 400 to 510 HP. Then they added a special suspension that drops the cabriolet’s center of gravity by up to 30 mm.

Hamann is coming to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show locked, stocked, and ready to rock. The German tuning company is bringing a number of tuning projects to the world’s biggest auto show, one of which is the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Guardian Evo.

Featuring an aerodynamic package that includes an extensive body kit, the Cayenne Turbo Guardian Evo is coming to Frankfurt dressed to the nines. A new front apron with large air intakes are two of the many new additions to the Porsche SUV, as are the new integrated fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The kit also carries wider wheel arches, which increases the width of the Cayenne by 120 and 160 mm in the front and back, respectively. There are also new side skirts, a roof spoiler, a rear apron with an integrated diffuser, and a new exhaust system with two enormous tail pipes right in the middle of the rear apron. Hamann also improved the SUV’s suspension system, allowing the ride height to be lowered by 335 mm. Inside, the Hamann dressed up the Guardian Evo with the works, including a full leather upholstery, a new steering wheel, and plenty of carbon fiber components on the center console and instrument panel of the Cayenne Turbo .

As for performance, Hamann spared no expense in tweaking the Cayenne Turbo’s capabilities, re-mapping the ECU and adding a sports silencer, sports catalysts, and a sports air filter. All the modifications result in the Cayenne Turbo boasting an increased output of 550 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 568 lb/ft of torque from 2,300 rpm to 4,600 rpm, up from the standard model’s 500 horsepower output with a peak torque of 516 lb/ft. The improvements allow the Cayenne Guardian Evo to hit 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds, as well as reach an improved top speed of 187 mph.

Another major auto show begins and another Hamann Hawk appears to show off its sleek and stylish exterior. Hamann has tweaked the 571 HP Mercedes SLS AMG a couple of times already, and this model shares many of the same additions as the previous packages , including an engine upgrade and a number of exterior and interior modifications.

The only real change to the Hamann Hawk is its exterior color. The new Hawk switches out the Everose Gold exterior finish with a Pure White. This new color is then combined with the same carbon fiber elements from the original package and a set of 21" wheels. The interior has also been modified in order to combine VIP lounge with motorsports characteristics.

The updated Hawk package is still all about power and speed, so Hamann has remapped the car’s ECU once again to produce a total of 636 HP. The performance specs also remain the same with a 0-60 mph sprint time of 3.6 seconds - a minor improvement from the car’s standard 3.7 seconds - and a top speed of 199 mph.

Hit the jump to read more about the Hamann Hawk.

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The founder of Hamann Motorsports, Richard Hamann, has passed away after an elongated battle with lung cancer. Most popular for his tuning company, he also was an accomplished race car driver in his own right. Friends remember his passion for the automobile and tuning engines. When he created Hamann in 1986 he was already famous for tuning German automobiles better than anyone else.

Hamann Motorsports has made the statement, “Richard Hamann was a craftsman, an artist and his memory will continue to prevail in all the cars he built. In the honour of Richard, The Hamann Motorsport team will go on with running the company according to the wish of the maestro himself.”

Throughout his illustrious career Hamann competed in over 700 racing events. Of those he crossed the finish line in a top 3 spot 300 times. He recorded victories in 103 of them. Furthermore, Hamann was an integral part of the BMW M1 racing legend and won 3 Touring Car trophies behind the wheel of one of these mystic machines. As his racing career began to wind down, the tuning business expanded rapidly. Starting with what he knew best, BMW, the company was specific to German manufacturers competing against the likes of Brabus and AC Schnitzer. As the company has grown and become the juggernaut we know today, they have expanded to Lamborghini , Land Rover , Maserati , Rolls Royce , Aston Martin , Mini , and Ferrari tuning in addition to the classic German brands.

Hit the jump for more details on Hamann Motorsports.

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On March 17th, the auto tuning world lost a very special individual when Richard Hamann, the man behind Hamann Motorsport , passed away due to lung cancer. He was 53.

Still recovering in the wake of Uwe Gemballa’s gruesome murder less than a year ago, the auto tuning industry was given another jolting shock with Hamann’s untimely death. While words won’t begin to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Hamann family, we nevertheless send our love and prayers in this time of sorrow.

Richard Hamann was a man of many things. He was a celebrated race car driver in his early years and later on, he traded away the cockpit for the tuning shops when he founded Hamann Motorsports in 1986. In the 20-plus years of its existence, Hamann became one of the world’s premier tuning companies.

We’re going to remember Richard Hamann as somebody who never compromised in his work and his last works before his untimely passing, the "Hamann Hawk " and the "Hamann Guardian " epitomizes the kind of impeccable tuning quality he was always known for.

With his death, the team of Hamann Motorsport will honor his memory and, as per his wishes, will continue on with the business.

Rest in Peace, Richard Hamann.

It’s kind of hard to imagine that Hamann has been around the industry since 1986. Yep. 25 years, and still going strong.

The Laupheim-based aftermarket specialist currently has a long list of tuned up vehicles to its credit and while some were better off than others, one thing that you can count on is that Hamann will most definitely bring the good with every project they take on.

If you wanted any more proof of that, look no further than their latest program for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo called the "Guardian", which they debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

The program, which consists of powerful performance enhancements, new aerodynamic components, and a luxed-up interior, certainly doesn’t lack for aesthetic and engine upgrades. Not that we’re complaining because the whole program is actually pretty impressive. Then again, we really shouldn’t have expected anything less than spectacular from these guys, right? They’ve been around longer than many of us have been born, and if you can stay that long in the business without a hint of drop-off, then you must be doing something good.

Details on the Porsche Cayenne "Guardian" after the jump.

Last year Hamann unveiled a pretty impressive tuning package based on the new generation BMW 5-Series . Not the tuner took it even further. Based on the models equipped with M-Sport package, the new Hamann 5-Series features a new competition front spoiler which increases the down-force, a new rear bumper with four exhaust tail pipes, a new roof and rear spoiler, front bumper and side skirts.

The exterior package is finished by a new set of light alloy wheels in 21" size. The tuner is also lowering the 5-Series by approx. 35 mm with progressive suspension springs. A new rear silencer with four tail pipes is now available for all engine variants of the 5-series (F10). Only the sports metal catalytic converter with special middle silencer remains reserved for the 550i.

The interior has received a 10 piece carbon interior set, including a new sports steering wheel, a new set of pedal set in aluminum painted in silver or black anodized. A high quality set of mats including the embroidered Hamann-logo rounds off the sporty appearance. No changes were made just yet under the hood.


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