Car Tuning

2020 Chevrolet Camaro SC630 by Callaway - Near ZL1 Power $10k Cheaper

2020 Chevrolet Camaro SC630 by Callaway - Near ZL1 Power $10k Cheaper

Beef up your Chevy Camaro at a more affordable price

The 2020 Callaway SC630 is an upgrade to the Chevrolet Camaro performed by Callaway Cars, an engineering company that’s been offering drivetrain upgrades for Chevrolets since the 1980s. The SC630 package revolves around supercharging the 6.2-liter V-8 offered in the sixth-generation Camaro and it’s available for the LT1, 1SS, and 2SS trims. Although exterior and interior add-ons are minimal, the supercharger increases the engine’s power from 455 to 630 horsepower. The SC630 is thus almost as powerful as the Camaro ZL1,but it comes at a notably more affordable price.

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German Tuner HGP Has Managed to Make the Lamborghini Urus A 1,000-Horsepower Monster

German Tuner HGP Has Managed to Make the Lamborghini Urus A 1,000-Horsepower Monster

It’s just as quick as the Aventador now!

With 650 horsepower at its disposal and a 0 to 62 mph sprint of 3.5 seconds, the Lamborghini Urus is one of the fastest and most powerful production SUVs in stock form. It’s not as powerful as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, rated at 707 horsepower, but you can now get a more potent Urus thanks to HGP, who tuned the 4.0-liter V-8 engine to deliver almost 1,000 horsepower. The Germans have just released a Stage 2 kit for the Urus that raises output to an amazing 947 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque.

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2020 Porsche 911 Coupe And Cabrio By TechArt

2020 Porsche 911 Coupe And Cabrio By TechArt

Another subtle yet exquisite touch from the German tuner

TechArt’s love affair with Porsche started in 1987 and since then, the German tuner has been churning out all sorts of treatments aimed mostly at the 911 but also at Porsche’s other models, like the Panamera.

The company’s latest work is dedicated to the new 992-gen 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S. It’s also compatible with both the coupé and the cabriolet, offering sound, design, as well as power upgrades. Let’s check it out.

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2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO by Novitec

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO by Novitec

The Italian tuner is a master in excess

The Lamborghini Huracan EVO is one of those cars that arguably needs little to no improvement. It already packs a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that produces 631 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. It can split a 60 mph time in just 2.9 seconds and it peaks at a top speed of 201 mph. Lamborghini set up the Huracan EVO to be a monster, but as we’ve seen over and over again, even the fiercest of monsters have levels that they can go up to. That job doesn’t fall on Lamborghini; that falls on the shoulders of aftermarket tuners like Novitec.

The Italian aftermarket company is known far and wide for its elaborate programs for Italy’s finest exotics. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Prancing Horse or a Raging Bull, Novitec can build tuning programs like nobody’s business. Take this kit for the aforementioned Huracan EVO, for example. It’s not enough that the mighty Lambo is what it is; Novitec wants to make it better, and that’s exactly what it did. From an aerodynamic body kit to a new set of wheels to an engine upgrade program, Novitec’s aftermarket program for the Huracan EVO is as extensive as it gets.

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2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSIe by ABT – The First ABT-Branded Hybrid You Can Buy

2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSIe by ABT – The First ABT-Branded Hybrid You Can Buy

How does 420 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque sound?

ABT and Audi kind of go together like peanut butter and jelly. Just this year alone, we’ve seen a handful of ABT-tuned Audis, like the bonkers RS6-R Avant, the RS Q8, and the RS6 Avant. Now, ABT has managed to take the Audi Q5 55 TFSIe, one of Audi’s latest plug-in hybrids, and give it a healthy dose of extra grunt that pushes it well beyond its original specification.

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Stretched Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography By Klassen

Stretched Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography By Klassen

Armored and 40 inches longer than the stock long-wheelbase Range Rover

Klassen has stretched several luxury vehicles in the past. According to their website, they have worked on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, Range Rover Autobiography, Bentley Bentayga, and the Mercedes G-Class.Most recently, the company stretched and armored a Cullinan and put a $2 million price tag on it.

It has even worked on minivans like the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and the Sprinter. Now, the company has laid its hands on a Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography and given it a typical Klassen treatment. The SUV is stretched by 40 inches and is completely bulletproof. How’s that for a royal car?

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The Ford Ranger Raptor Ultima by AutoBis Is an Off-Road Party Machine

The Ford Ranger Raptor Ultima by AutoBis Is an Off-Road Party Machine

Call me old school, but I’m playing Party Rock Anthem first with this setup!

Ford’s Ranger seems to be the popular bunny these days. A lot of aftermarket companies all across the globe have given the Ranger and the Ranger Raptor special treatments, generally about off-road equipment and performance upgrades. However, here’s a unique mod-job that sets this Ranger Raptor apart from the others.

A workshop in Vietnam that goes by the name AutoBis has turned the Ranger Raptor into a party animal. Called the Autobis Raptor Ultima, this truck receives sound system upgrades that can blow the roof off. Wait, that is if you park it indoors. Wouldn’t you prefer taking it to the woods and having a blast around a campfire instead?

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2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance by R-Zentric

2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance by R-Zentric

The tuner’s aero kit for the Model 3 makes it track-worthy and adds points for its looks

Have you ever wondered how the aftermarket tuning works for EVs? You don’t have much stuff in the powertrain that you can play around with. These machines are so different that a power boost can be done via an over-the-air update. There aren’t a lot of companies who have worked on electric cars yet.

However, a company called RevoZport, has laid its hands on the Tesla Model 3 Performance and experimented with what can be done. The result is an electric car with supercar-like aerodynamics that makes it a hoot-and-a-half to drive. Not to mention, it also looks sporty with those body kits. Do you think aerodynamics will play a big part in customizing an electric car for performance?

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2020 Land Rover Defender 110 "Project Rowdy" by ECD Automotive Design

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 "Project Rowdy" by ECD Automotive Design

How can you go wrong with a Corvette-powered Defender?

Land Rover redefined the way off-roaders are perceived. The automaker brought class and finesse to many off-roaders and launched many monikers that are fondly remembered even today. The Defender is one of them. The badge came to life in the 1980s, before which it was known as the Land Rover Ninety and One Ten. The automaker pulled the plug on it in 2016, but brought it back again last year. In 2018, Land Rover rolled out a special edition of the Defender called the Defender Works V-8.

A lot of aftermarket companies have customized it over the years, but one company called ECD Automotive Design has taken a special liking towards it. The company specializes in customizing Land Rover SUVs in unimaginable ways. This time around, it has worked on the old-school Defender 110 which it calls the ‘Project Rowdy’. Project Rowdy is tough on the outside, plush on the inside, and powerful under the hood. The highlight of this project is the Corvette engine that sits under the hood! What more would you like from a customized SUV?

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This Brabus Documentary is a Good Way to Fight Quarantine Boredom

This Brabus Documentary is a Good Way to Fight Quarantine Boredom

A fascinating 50-minute look into the world of one of the world’s most popular aftermarket companies

The aftermarket world is both fascinating and mysterious. It’s fascinating for all the reasons that make tuning programs appealing to a lot of car owners. It’s also mysterious for all the reasons that we don’t know exactly what happens when a specific tuning program is developed. Well, if you want a peek behind the proverbial aftermarket curtains, this 50-minute documentary featuring German tuner Brabus is a must-watch. From 900-horsepower sedans to massive SUVs that turn into Autobahn bullets, Brabus has built and developed some of the most impressive tuning programs for Mercedes and Mercedes-AMG models. Through this documentary, we finally get the chance to see the magic behind the madness.

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2020 Toyota Supra GR450 by Manhart Performance

2020 Toyota Supra GR450 by Manhart Performance

This is the kind of Toyota Supra that we deserve

In the short time that it’s been around, the Toyota Supra has become an aftermarket darling. Tuners have taken to building programs for the A90 Supra with as much fervor as the nameplate commands. Even companies known for building kits for other automakers have turned their attention to the Supra.

Count Manhart Performance on that list. The German house that’s best known for tuning BMW models has prepared a comprehensive program for the Supra that includes an engine upgrade program, suspension tweaks, new wheels, and a host of aesthetic modifications to the exterior and interior. The result is a raunchy Japanese sports car that now lives up to the revered Supra nameplate.

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2020 McLaren Senna by Novitec

2020 McLaren Senna by Novitec

Another extensive package that ticks the performance and design boxes

The Novitec-McLaren tuning affair has had its fair share of episodes up to this point. In fact, the German tuner offers one of the most tasteful packages for McLaren’s line of products and although it worked on the Senna in the past, the house just released a new bundle of tweaks for the British supercar.

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