The Ferrari FF made its world debut in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show and since then, the only major update it has received came from Novitec Rosso. Tuners just aren’t that excited about revamping Ferrari’s oddly shaped sports coupe and one look at the vehicle will shed some light for many as to why. Now, American tuner SR Auto Group is attempting to justify the FF’s existence by coming up with an upgrade package of their own. The package is called the FF Vindicator, which is surely SR Auto Group’s attempt at convincing us all that this will be the package to redeem the sports coupe.
This new kit was inspired by the Project Era which was based on the Ferrari 458 Italia. It consists of painting the car in a cool white finish and slapping on a new set of PUR wheels in a 1NE design. This setup may have worked for the 458 Italia, but that is another beast entirely. The Ferrari FF may have a 6,262 cc direct injection V12 engine that delivers 660 HP at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 503 lbs-ft 6,000 rpm, but its design is just a rolling pile of aluminum poop.
Whereas a lot of people will tell you how much they love Ferraris and Lamborghinis, we certainly don’t mind if we got our hands on a Maserati GranTurismo. Heck, it’s even better if that GranTurismo is the MC Stradale.
Noted tuner SR Auto Group loves the GranTurismo MC Stradale, too. So much, in fact, that they built a program for it called "Project Aurora." According to SR Auto Group, Project Aurora "is a sophisticated machine that has been transformed into a menacing beast." Appropriate description, especially when the Italian super car was dressed with a Frozen White exterior wrap with Matte Black accents while also being treated with a new H&R lowering suspension set-up and a new set of 21" and 22" PUR 1NE wheels finished in gloss black.
SR Auto Group opted to keep the engine straight, but even without any enhancements, the GranTurismo MC Stradale is as beast in its own right, one that’s capable of producing 450 horsepower and 376 lbs/ft of torque from its 4.7-liter V8 engine.
No explanations needed here, folks. Project Aurora is a bright, hot, and smoking piece of GranTurismo MC Stradale awesomeness.
When it comes about the Lamborghini Aventador there isn’t much you can change. But as usual, its the little changes that make a great car looking even greater. And this is where tuners like SR Auto Group came into focus and they do their magic.
The tuner’s latest tuning kit is called "Project Supremacy" and we tend to believe they couldn’t find a better name for it. Just watch the images and you will agree with us. But do not imagine that SR Auto did some extraordinary changes. No! As usual they have only added a new set of wheels from PUR Wheels. In a 20/21" setup, featuring a modern matte-black face and the beautifully captivating, Rose Gold Lip, these new wheels seems to be just the right addition.
And when you add a Lamborghini Murcielago in the background then you definitely obtain an amazing combination. We’ll just hope you’ll enjoy it!
We’ve said this countless times on these pages, but it’s still worth repeating: we love it when a car is dressed in a matte black paint finish.
Even more so if the car in question comes with the kind of fantastic styling exhibited by the new 2012 BMW 650i Coupe. And so, like a prayer from the heavens, one of our favorite tuners decided to dress up the top-of-the-line 6-Series in matte black - to go with other styling enhancements - before giving a nickname befitting its new look: Shadow Walker.
To enhance the stylish two-tone exterior of the Shadow Walker, SR Auto Group combined the gloss black faces on the sports saloon with matte black inserts, resulting in a look that can only be described by our open-eyed stuttering upon seeing the photos of the car. SR Auto Group rounded out the exterior upheaval with a new set of 20" bespoke Niche wheels, further adding a beyond ridiculous, stealthy black look to the 650i Coupe.
More modifications are expected to be offered, but we couldn’t keep these photos of the Shadow Walker away from you. Chances are, it’s going to be somebody’s wallpaper pretty soon.
Apparently, car wrapping is still a go-to accessory in Germany, so when CCG Automotive got their hands on a new Challenger SRT8, a lime green wrap was the way to go. Not only did they make the Challenger stand out in an electric green way, they also tinkered around underneath the hood so the muscle car could pump out 600 HP.
The Dodge Challenger was separated from its usual 6.1 liter V8 engine and brought together with a new 7.0 liter Stroker HEMI-V8 engine that delivers a total 600 HP and an impressive 470 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the new SRT8 hits a top speed of more than 186 mph. The new engine was then combined with a new exhaust system with two square exhaust-pipe-ends, a new engine hood that allows the space needed for the new engine, and a KW coilover suspension with adjustable rebound damping to increase chassis performance.
The CCG Challenger package also includes a new set of 22" black wheels with Pirelli Scorpion Zero Rollers, 265/35R22 on the steering axle and 295/30R22 on the drive axle. As previously mentioned, the Challenger was covered in a green and white wrap, accentuated with new LSD doors.
The interior was also tweaked with soft Alcantara and smooth leather in anthracite/black, as well as a new MyGIG hard disk audio system with Radio, CD/DVD player, and Touch screen.
We know this much about SR Auto Group: they don’t discriminate with the kind of cars they work on. Whether it’s a bastion of supercar awesomeness like the Ferrari 458 Italia or something a little more down-to-earth like a BMW Z4, the US-based tuning firm has made a reputation as one of the best tuners in the business no matter the kind of car they use.
Their latest project is nowhere near was powerful as the 458 Italia. Heck, it’s not even in the same ball park as the Z4. But for SR Auto Group, the Scion iQ is every bit as interesting as any other car they have worked on.
Called the Project Pryzm in reference to the car’s sharp and boxy interior, the iQ was fitted with a comprehensive aerodynamic package that drastically changed the way we look at the little, compact hatchback.
The first order of business was a subtle height adjustment and the addition of a new set of 17" Sparco wheels. After that, the business was turned to modifying the exterior with SR Auto Group using a body kit from Premier 4509 to fit into the iQ. The kit includes a new front bumper, a rear bumper, side skirts, front fenders, a new hood, and a roof spoiler. All told, it was pretty spectacular how SR Auto Group managed to change the iQ’s look, particularly the front, which you could actually pass of as a Dodge Charger.
From there, SR Auto Group went to work on the car’s interior, completely overhauling the cabin to make it sportier and far more aggressive looking than the standard model. The factory seats, for one, were modified to create an elevated side bolster for a sportier look. In addition, SR also added a red diamond stitched pattern over black suede on the center seats while the outer portions were wrapped with black leather and finished with red stitching on the seams. Rounding out the interior changes are newly dressed door panels, which also features the same black suede inserts with matching red stitching design on the seats.
Straight from the minds of the people that brought us the "Zeus,", the "Deathbolt," and the "Eagle Eye" comes another piece of tuning genius in the "Exkalaber."
With the continuing trend of working on some of the finest sports cars in the land, SR Auto Group took the M5 E60 and gave it a mash-up of customized programs from different tuners and made it into their own.
The most distinctive addition to the German sports car is the Hamann-sourced aerodynamic body kit that comes with a bevy of new components, including the new front lip, new side skirts, and the new rear lip. In addition, SR Auto Group also added four matte black exhaust tips that, when combined with a Dinan exhaust system, gives the M5 E60 a significant performance boost.
Rounding out the modifications are a new set of wheels - the 21" PUR 4OUR DEPTH wheel - that the aftermarket company has fitted into some of the most exotic super cars in the world.
Overall, Project Exkalaber doesn’t carry the same bank for your buck than most of the company’s previous projects, but that doesn’t mean that this program is any less awesome. The look, feel, and overall aura of Exkalaber paints a very different picture.
Last year SR Auto Group has unveiled a pretty cool tuning kit based on the Ferrari 458 Italia called Project Zeus. This year the tuner turned their attention back to the 458 Italia and they came up with an even cooler kit for it, this time called Project Era.
As you know, despite the fact that the 458 Italia is being offered in lots of colors, Rosso Corsa is just the perfect color for it, and this is the color used for project Era. Next to this SR is also using a new set of wheels in PUR 1NE design. The new wheels are painted either in silver finish combined with a unique blue sheen and are offered from twenty-one and twenty-two inches.
There are some cars that require a lot of work to stand out from the rest, but the 458 Italia is simply not a car like this. Just some minor modifications made it look amazing.
If you end up trying to pick up your jaws from the floor after checking out this stunning Ferrari 458 Italia, don’t be embarrassed.
It happened to us, too.
Very rarely do you see a joint project between two esteemed aftermarket companies. But this project for the 458 Italia, called the ’Design 5ive’ SR Project Kiluminat - "The Contempo Renaissance" is what happens when the minds of SR Auto Group and PUR Wheels collaborate to work on a supercar as amazing as the 458 Italia.
It’s no secret that Ferrari tuning programs hold a certain flair, but the Project Kiluminati 458 Italia plays the unconventional and bold direction, dressing up the Italian supercar in a fancy chrome paint finish that fully compliments the new set of fancy three-spoke wheels from PUR Wheels.
Despite not carrying a lot more aerodynamic enhancements than what we’re used to when it comes to the 458 Italia, SR Auto Group and PUR Wheels’ work on Design 5ive Project Kiluminati is the stuff that makes these guys two of the best in the business.
Some of the best tuning firms in the world don’t even bother working on mild-mannered programs; these tuners go straight to the big boys.
And quite frankly, you can’t get any more ’big boy’ than Ferrari, and in this particular case, the soon-to-be-replaced Ferrari 599 GTB.
Stunning might be an understatement to describe this car, just like one of SR Auto Group’s previous projects, the equally diabolical and luscious Project 612 Adonai.
The Charcoal Gray matte finish is attractive in its own right. Then you add a new Kresiegg exhaust system that just raises the decibel level of the supercar’s 620-horsepower, 6.0-liter V12 powerhouse engine. And just to finish off the program on a high note, SR Auto Group also fitted the Ferrari 599 GTB with a ridiculous set of 2WO wheels courtesy of PUR Wheels.
Even if this program is devoid of any performance modifications, the slick, sexy, and stealthy look of the Ferrari 599 GTB Wraith is enough reason for us to bow down to the boys at SR Auto Group.
Job well done, boys. Job well done.