Porsche Cayenne Gemballa Tornado GTR

Gemballa, Tuning

One of the best sportcars tuner, Gemballa Motorsport, has recently shown the world the new 2009 Cayenne. This car started by being call a “tornado” and that`s all because of it`s features, it has 3 perfomance levels that went  from 542 hp (405 kW) to 740 hp (550 kW).

That`s not a such easy task to turn a full-size SUV into a sport car. Taking a lot from lessons
learned on the racetrack, Gemballa engineers installed an all-new intercooler system twice the size of the factory unit. Bumping the power further over the stock 500 hp (373 kW) level is a revised turbo boost calibration and a free-flowing quad-exhaust system.

After making sure the power was in check, designers next turned to massaging the exterior. A full carbon fiber widebody kit not only complements the menacing looks, but improves drag coefficient to better handle the high-speed runs owners will likely hit on their commute. To cut weight a further 250 kg (550 lbs), the rear spoiler, hood and hatchback were also made from carbon fiber. Underpinning the SUV is a redesigned suspension setup that reduces body roll over the available 23-in forged alloy wheels. Set behind each are massive brakes cooled by the additional aero vents incorporated into the body kit.

As you can already probably guess, the lightly tuned GTS version is the more civilized of the two, with full amenities and reskinned interior treatments by Gemballa’s in-house craftspeople. Its GTR sibling, on the other hand, is an all-out track terrorizing truck. Full carbon fiber racing seats replace the supple buckets, as do polycarbonate windows both fore and aft.

Gemballa scheduled to build only 50 Tornados for some of the world’s wealthiest automotive fans.

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The new Mercedes-Benz SL 500 by Lorinser

Lorinser, Tuning

The Mercedes-Benz SL is the most cultivated and at the same time most fascinating among the sports cars of our time.

Sportservice Lorinser has reset the jewel among sports cars: the aerodynamic body parts of the Swabian vehicle customiser are fascinatingly reminiscent of the original racing car character, when the letters SL still stood for “Sport Light”.

The front is shaped by a new spoiler bumper that is characterised by three giant openings with racing grill inserts as well as a blade shaped spoiler hung below in the middle.

The integrated end-to-end lip flows seamlessly into the widely flared Lorinser fender. Its slanted, larger air inlets represent the aura of the original even more strongly than the already successful series version. Additional distinctive elements of the side line are the new side skirts that are also characterised in the rear part by large air openings.

The RS 9 wheel is full of energy, and this central theme also applies especially to the design of the rear of the vehicle: while the series model tends to appear rather simple here, the Lorinser spoiler bumper draws a great deal of power from its strong contours.

The observer here not only immediately notices the diffuser inset with sporty grill, but also the sculpturally moulded semi-gondolas. They house the end tips of the exhaust system with their four openings. It’s clear that the Roadster not only produces hot air, but is also developing a gigantic forward thrust.

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Opel Astra GTC Turbo by Irmscher

Irmscher, Tuning

irmscher opel astra gtc turbo with lpg drive Opel Astra GTC Turbo by Irmscher

At the Geneva Motor Show 2009 was presented the sporty but economical Irmscher Astra GTC 1.6l Turbo with LPG drive. Irmscher have previously offered the Astra GTC in petrol versions with 1.4l / 90HP; 1.6l / 105HP and 1.8l / 140HP.

The sporty performance that is provided by the power plant develops 132kW / 180HP. The conversion to the alternative combustion format and the sporty details are each offered in the package.

The body package is available in three levels beginning with “S1″, containing a radiator grill in a honeycomb design, front spoiler and roof spoiler. Level 2 additionally contains side sills to form the “iS2″ package. The all-round body “iS3″ package includes 18-inch light alloy wheels.

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