Japanese tuners like Wald International have never been the type to have any nationalistic bias with their programs. If there’s a car that’s ripe for a project, they don’t hesitate to put their boots on and get to work. That’s no more evident than with the 2011 BMW 5-Series, codenamed ’F10’. Despite being a German brand, Wald International nonetheless prepared a pretty slick restyling program for the sports car, one that includes fresh aerodynamic pieces forged from fiberglass-reinforced plastic.
Among the notable upgrades done on the 5-Series are a restyled front bumper with its own set of new air vents and LED daytime lights, a seemingly mandatory addition for just about every high-end tune-up on the market these days. Matching wits on the front end is a rear that sees its own set of fresh additions, including a complementing rear bumper, a new deck-lid, roof spoilers, side skirts, and the Japanese tuning company’s very own exhaust tailpipes. Added elements like a lowered suspension, new side skirts, a limited set of bespoke floor mats, and a set of multi-spoke alloy wheels gives the new 5-Series added cool points, making it one of the most freshly-styled 5-Series’ on the market today.
These changes, plus the car’s eight-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine with 407 horsepower, makes it worthy enough to sit in any BMW fan’s garage.
Tuning an SUV is something often left to companies that make them more off-road capable. Some luxury SUV platforms, like those from Land Rover, receive the ultra-luxury treatment, but have you ever seen a Lexus SUV makeover from a renowned tuner? Wald International has been building body kits and upgrading all sorts of luxury automakers offerings for years and has now set their sights on the LX570.
This big Lexus is the brother of Toyota’s legendary LandCruiser model, but receives a more elegant exterior and interior. This model is meant to compete in the big leagues with the Range Rover and Mercedes G550, but often falls to the bottom of anyone’s wish list. Sure it’s not as flashy as the other offerings, but the luxury quotient is certainly there. It is also extremely versatile in any road condition just like the G550. In order to make this car more appealing to the style conscious, Wald has given the LX570 its Black Bison makeover.
Details on the Lexus LX570 Black Bison Edition after the jump.
Aftermarket extraordinaire, Wald International, is pulling out all the stops with the release of another styling package to go along with their masterful work on the Rolls Royce Phantom Extend Wheelbase. Though it’s not as luxurious as the Phantom, the Lexus LS600h and the LS600hL are shiny pieces of rides in their own right. And that’s before Wald International does its magic.
Once the tuning company adds their new “Sports Line Black Bison” package, then you end up with a sparkling sedan that’s as beautiful as it is imposing. Among the additions that make up the Wald International package, the LS600h was given a new front bumper spoiler, new side steps, sports fender ducts, LED daytime running lights, a new rear bumper spoiler, a roof spoiler, a trunk spoiler (Version 2), a new exhaust system, and a new set of black rims that complements the stealthy black exterior paint finish.
As a hybrid vehicle, Wald International spared any changes done on the powertrain, which means that the car retains the same 5.0-liter V8 gas engine and 165kW electric motor as the standard model. This powertrain, in turn, produces an output of 439 horsepower and 520Nm of torque with a top speed of 130 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds.
Sometimes, you can’t help but wonder how much more exclusive a rare car can get if you decked it out with a new styling package. It may sound like its over-splurging, and some may not argue with that, but for other people, there’s no such thing as ‘less is more’. For these guys, bigger, brighter, and fancier is the way to go.
One car that belongs to the aforementioned ‘rare-of-a-kind’ group is the Rolls Royce Phantom Extend Wheelbase. Just by its mere presence alone, this special Phantom can already draw an audience, but if you add this exterior styling package to the Phantom EW courtesy of Wald International, then that’s just rubbing it in.
The package is called the ‘Sports Line Black Bison Edition’, and it comes with a bevy of new modifications, including a new front bumper, front fender vents, LED daytime running lights, modified side skirts, an extended rear bumper, a trunk-mounted spoiler, and a set of 24” forged Renovatio wheels.
While the package came with plenty of styling modifications, the powertrain was left largely untouched. What this means is that this Wald International tricked-out Phantom retains the same 6.75-liter V12 engine that produces 453 horsepower with a top speed of 150 mph.
The only thing better then getting 50 MPG from a Toyota Prius hybrid is tuning one. The Japanese aftermarket specialists at Wald International have made a name for themselves with their lineup of ultra aggressive Black Bison body kits for everything from the Nissan GT-R to the Toyota Land Cruiser. Another Toyota, a much smaller and much less thirsty, but equally as mean looking Prius has just joined the Black Bison ranks. Wald International has added a full front bumper with more sculpted lines, side vents, wide body fenders and the all important oversized driving lights. This is only the firs image of the modified hyper miler, so stay tuned for more details.
Just yesterday we brought you the official details on the Japanese tuners Wald International and their latest member of the Black Bison lineup, the 2010 Mercedes Benz E Class. The unique body kit manufacturer was well represented at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas with one such modified Mercedes as well as a Black Bison EditionNissan GT-R. The Black Bison kit is characterized by a large mouth front bumper complete with projector style driving lights underlined by a bold front lip and lots of carbon fiber. The fenders are always bulged out to accommodate additional rubber leading into bolder side skirts and finishing off with some aerodynamic aids out back. Although you may have never heard of the Japanese tuner before, once you see one in real life they are unforgettable.
Sometimes it takes the eye of a Japanese designer to turn a high end European luxury sedan into a memorable over the top tuner car, and that is exactly what Wald International did when they expanded their Black Bison line to include the all new Mercedes Benz E-Class. Like most of their Black Bison Edition creations, this modified Mercedes is a black on black work of automotive art and features bolder body lines and more slats than a super car can shake a stick at, giving the 2010 E-Class a very aggressive look.
The entire package is made up of a new front bumper with a protruding lower lip, four large projector style driving lights and vents on either side. The front fenders stick out wider than the factory pieces and add more air extracting cutouts to the new E with a set of vents that run almost the entire vertical length of fender. Tying the front of the car the rear are a pair of bold side skirts, that lead to a new rear apron complete with integrated diffuser and cutouts for the sport tuned quad tipped exhaust. Finishing off the Black Bison body kit are a pair of spoilers, one mounted at the trailing edge of the roof and the other on the deck lid. Rounding out Wald’s take on the new E-Class are a set of their signature MAHORA rims mounted at all four corners.
Sometimes there is just nothing nicer than a black on black truck that just looks mean, that is exactly what the Black Bison treatment will do to any SUV. If until now when you heard the words Wald International you only thought of luxury brands like Lexus, Infiniti or Mercedes Benz, then think again. Wald’s Black Bison Land Cruiser is the first Toyota to be tuned by the Japanese company.
The Land Cruiser is completely transformed into a menacing beast. Everything from the vents in the front fenders to the rear wing make the Black Bison look like an SUV that you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. The aero kit consists of a new front bumper with signature integrated fog lamps, bold side skirts, a rear apron with integrated diffuser, the roof mounted wing and new quad-exhaust system. Not to mention the Mahora M11C 20 inch wheels that complete the murdered out look of the black on black beast.
Even though Wald made no modifications to the powertrain, the Toyota’s 5.6 Liter V8 when heard through the new high performance exhasut, is more than enough to match the agressive exterior of the Landcruiser Black Bison, not bad for the company’s first attempt at tuning a Toyota.
The tuning firm Wald International isn’t just limited to high-performance machines like the Nissan GT-R and Bentley Continental GT. That’s why Wald international will be releasing a Black Bison kit for the latest generation Toyota Landcruiser. The boxy Toyota is made more aggressive with a revised front bumper, roof mounted wing, quad tipped exhaust, and Wald split spoke alloys.
The challenge for every tuner is to improve on the production model without ruining the original design. That is what tuning company Wald International did with the NissanGT-R. Their Black Bison appearance package makes the Nissan look more aggressive with making it look gaudy. The kit comes with a complete body kit that includes a front bumper, side skirts, fender flares for the rear arches, a new rear diffuser and a new spoiler. There are also fresh wheels to go along with the abundance of carbon fiber.
The add-ons come in either dry or wet carbon fiber. For those who are interested to know the difference, wet carbon is the glossy material most are familiar with, while dry carbon fiber is the dull gray material used in race cars and spaceships.
The price difference between that two is in excess of $14,000, as wet carbon is priced at $11,620 and dry carbon at $26,410. There is no mention of power upgrades in the Wald package, but with 480 horsepower from the factory the appearance can stand to play catch up to the performance.