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The Red Wolf – Corvette C6.R


Photos By K8 Car Photography

Make : Chevrolet
Model : Corvette C6.R
Year : 2007

Owner : Monzer Mansour
Power : 800 HP
Torque : 905 Nm

Engine & Performance Upgrades

  • Engine: 7.4L
  • Lingenfelter 454 Ls7 Cid Engine Stage 1
  • Callies 4340 Forged Steel 4.125” Stroke Crankshaft – Clevite Tri Armor Bearings
  • Manley I Beam 4340 Steel Connecting Rods
  • 11.5:1 Compression
  • Je Forged Aluminum Pistons & Total Seal File Fit Rings
  • Lingenfelter C6 Zo6 Air Intake System
  • Lingenfelter Cnc Porting & Polishing Of Cylinder Heads For Optimal Flow
  • Lingenfelter Multi-Angle Valve Job & Surfacing For 11.5:1 Compression
  • Ferrea High Performance Dual Valve Springs, Titanium Retainers & Valve Locks
  • Lingenfelter Zo6 GT22x Camshaft By Competition Cams
  • Lingenfelter High Flow C6 Zo6 Air Induction & 4” Diameter Lingenfelter Mass Air
  • F1 Procharger


  • American Racing Headers
  • Borla Full Exhaust System


  • Lingenfelter Sport Suspension Upgrade Kit


  • C6.R Full Bodykit



Automotive news

Nissan Armada Snow Patrol

The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol, which makes its world debut this week at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, takes Nissan’s flagship SUV to new heights – literally. With its three-inch suspension lift, extreme off-road tires, massive front bumper, light bar and roof rack, the one-off Snow Patrol project takes Armada out of the carpool line and onto snow covered mountains – returning Armada to its roots as an adventure-ready off-roader.

“While the 2018 Armada drives like a luxury sedan, it has a long off-road heritage as the Nissan Patrol, a global expedition vehicle,” said Billy Hayes, division vice president, Commercial Vehicles and Trucks, Nissan North America, Inc. “As part of our celebration of winter at the Chicago Auto Show, we wanted to remind our growing family of Armada owners and enthusiasts that this full-size SUV stands ready to take you to the mountains, or at least safely through Chicago streets covered in lake effect snow.”

Armada has been on a winning streak since the second-generation design was introduced for the 2017 year – with sales last year increasing 154 percent over 2016, making it the fastest growing SUV in its class1. Buyers have been attracted to Armada’s unmatched combination of best-in-class2 standard 390 horsepower, full-feature 8-passenger interior and class-exclusive Intelligent Rear View Mirror (I-RVM)3.


And, with a standard towing capacity4 of 8,500 pounds for both 4WD and 2WD models (when properly equipped), Armada can easily handle a trailer load of snowmobiles.

As for the transformation from showroom stock to full Snow Patrol outfitting, the focus was on fitting more aggressive wheels and tires – and outfitting the exterior with the tools for extreme winter driving. “With its rugged fully-boxed ladder frame, powerful V8, advanced all-wheeldrive system and easily engaged Snow Mode setting on the 4WD Mode Control dial, Armada is ready to tackle the most adverse climate situations. The Armada Snow Patrol takes it to the next level,” said Hayes.

The project build started with the installation of a complete suspension lift kit from Pro Comp – giving additional clearance for the new 35-inch-tall Pro Comp MT2 maximum traction extreme off-road tires. The new tires are mounted on 20×9-inch Cognito Series 61 wheels with a Satin Black milled finish.
To help safely navigate backwoods trails, the Armada Snow Patrol’s front end was beefed up with a Smittybilt off-road bumper with grille protector bar and winch mount with 12,000-pound capacity winch. Helping light the Snow Patrol’s way is a roof-mounted DR36 double row LED light bar with flood and spot capabilities, along with a pair of grille-mounted 5-inch LED round motorsports lights.
M-1A running boards/rock sliders were added to help prevent road debris damage, and to supplement the Armada’s large interior cargo space, a one-piece Defender rack was mounted to the roof.

Inside, premium leather-wrapped front seats with pearl color surfaces and cement color perforated inserts, cobalt color wings, contrasting cobalt stitching and Armada Snow Patrol logo seatback inserts were added. A custom body wrap by Icon Image Graphics, with special Armada Snow Patrol logo, was the final touch.

“The Armada Snow Patrol project was completed using readily available aftermarket parts – thanks especially to Pro Comp and Katzkin – showing owners how easy it is to take their family adventures to the next level even in some of winter’s most severe conditions,” said Hayes. “We think this vehicle is going to attract a lot of attention among visitors to the Chicago Auto Show.”

Nissan Armada Snow Patrol Project Build Specifications
Base Vehicle: 2018 Nissan Armada full-size SUV
Drivetrain: 390-horsepower 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance® V8; 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, manual mode and Synchronized Rev Control
and tow/haul mode for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency; all-wheel drive; 8,500-pound maximum towing capacity (when properly

Wheels – Cognito Series 61 20×9, Satin Black milled
Tires – Pro Comp MT2 maximum traction extreme off-road, 35×12.50R20
Suspension lift kit – 2-inch front/1-inch rear level lift
Off-road bumper – M1A2 with grille protector bar, XRC 12,000-lb winch
Side steps – M1A2 Smittybilt
Fog lights – 5-inch LED round motorsports lights
Light Bar – Explorer Lighting S4 LED Cube and LED light bars
Sport overfenders – M-1 fender flares with 2-inches extra tire coverage, stainless steel rivets
Roof rack – Defender one-piece, 4’ x 4’ Smittybilt
Weather shields Front seats – Premium leather-wrapped front seats, pearl color with cement color perforated inserts and cobalt wings and
contrasting stitching, Armada Snow Patrol logo seatback inserts
Geometric body wrap Icon Image Graphics
All-weather floor liners

The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol will be on public display at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, which runs Feb. 10-19 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.


Automotive news In the News

Nissan 370Zki brings new meaning to winter sports

Nissan is getting into the winter sports spirit this month with a specially constructed, one-off 370Z Roadster “snowmobile.” Dubbed the “370Zki” – pronounced “370-Ski” – the 332-horsepower 370Z Roadster is ready to tackle ski slopes and backwoods trails alike with its front skis and rear snow tracks replacing the iconic sports car’s usual high-performance tires. The Nissan 370Zki makes its world debut this week at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

“The Nissan 370Zki continues our recent tradition of bringing imaginative winter vehicle concepts to the Chicago Auto Show. With the Nissan Z’s long heritage of motorsports competition, the 370Zki seemed like a natural combination,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “Prior to its debut here in Chicago, we put the 370Zki through its paces on the slopes in Wyoming where its performance heritage really came through.”


Transforming the factory stock 370Z Roadster to the snow track-carving 370Zki presented a few understandable obstacles. To make room for the rear DOMINATOR® Tracks from American Track Truck, Inc., the entire drivetrain was first removed from the 370Z Roadster. Then a custom lift kit was designed and engineered, lifting the vehicle three inches from the normal height. Next came fabrication of custom mountings for the rear suspension springs and three-inch custom spacers to mount the snow tracks to the wheel hubs. The factory brakes were retained but the brake lines had to be rerouted and the exhaust system was modified to fit under the vehicle. The rear wheel wells were also modified for clearance of the four-foot-long snow tracks.
In front, the suspension was modified to accommodate the new ride height, and adaptors were made to allow the appropriate travel and rotation for the front skis – which were also supplied by American Track Truck, Inc. – and mounted with spacers to the stock wheel hubs. The engine and transmission also had to be custom-mounted and a front skid plate fabricated to prevent damage during snow excursions.
By comparison, the cosmetic part of the conversion was relatively easy. The custom body wrap was created and applied by Icon Image Graphics and the headlights were tinted yellow to resemble ski goggles.

“Nissan’s full range of winter adventure-ready vehicles will be on display throughout the Chicago Auto Show, from our best-selling Rogue AWD to the powerful TITAN 4×4 and TITAN XD 4×4 lineups,” said Bunce. It’s also fun to shake things up with something totally unexpected once in a while – and that’s the Nissan 370Zki.”

Nissan 370Zki Project Build Specifications

Base Vehicle: Nissan 370Z Roadster
Drivetrain: 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6, 7-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive
Top: Cloth power-folding roof with fabric inner liner

DOMINATOR® Tracks: Width 15 inches, Length 48 inches, Height 30 inches
Front skis: Width 12 inches, Length 56 inches
Wheel wells: Opened up front and rear
Wheel spacers: 3-inch front and rear
Suspension: Custom mounting fabrication front and rear
Brakes: Factory spec front and rear, relocated – including brake lines
Steering: Factory spec
Engine: Factory spec 3.7-liter V6, 332 hp, 270 lb-ft torque
Body wrap: Icon Image Graphics



Tuned Cars

The Suzuki Red Shaded Titan


Photos By K8 Car Photography

Make : Suzuki
Model : Swift GLX
Year : 2016

Owner : Rayan Bou Serhal
Country : Lebanon


  • Red Painted Roof
  • Custom Front Red Decals And Racing Stripes
  • Red Front Grill
  • Zwift Armada Logo On Windshield
  • Front Red Towing Hook Ring
  • Rear Red Towing Hook Bar
  • Front And Rear Custom Side Fenders
  • Led Headlights Installed With Fan Cooler
  • Red Tinted Fog Lights
  • Shark Gills Vents
  • Custom Air Intake Vents
  • Custom Vortex Spikes
  • Transformers Logo On Fuel Cap
  • Rear Custom Matte Black Spoiler With Zwift Armada Logo
  • Black Out Taillights
  • Swift Carbon Fiber Brake Light
  • All S Logos In Red
  • Custom Alloy Metal Wings Emblem
  • Custom Sport And Superman Emblem
  • Custom Rear Red Decals
  • Black Arrow Design Decal On Red Roof
  • Rims Spray Painted In Matte Black
  • New Custom Suzuki Tire Valve Caps
  • Custom Red Wheel Nuts Covers Protective Bolt Caps Hub Screw Protector
  • Custom Red Wheel Trim Stripes


  • Red Dome Lights
  • Red Window Lift Switch Cover
  • Custom Visor Clip
  • Custom Racing Sport Gas And Brake Pedals
  • St Racing Carbon Fiber Seatbelt Shoulder Pads
  • Custom Red Seatbelts Clips Stopper
  • Original Suzuki Anti-Slip Mat
  • New Custom Leather Armrest
  • St Racing Logo Steering Wheel Cover
  • De-Chromed Everything In Glossy Red
  • Custom Red Led Strips
  • Custom Swift Non-Slip Pads
  • Custom Suzuki Red Carpets
  • Red Interior Door Handles
  • Red Shift Gear
  • Red Ac Vents
  • Custom Seat Covers
  • Red Handbrake Tip

Performance Upgrades

  • Hks Hi-Power Exhaust System With Blue Tip
  • Electric Turbo Bov Kit

It’s not just a machine, it’s a piece of art.

Rayan Bou Serhal


Tuned Cars

The Punisher, Winner of Emirates Custom Show 2015


Make : Chevrolet
Model : Camaro
Year : 2010

Owner : Hussein Ahmad Abdallah
Country : United Arab Emirates
Member of : UAE Camaro Club

Performance & Engine Upgrades


  • American Racing Headers Cat Back Muffler System
  • American Air Craft Header Plate (Perforated For Reverse Hood Kit)
  • Airbrush on Turbo
  • MSD Spark Plug Wires – 8.5 mm
  • NJK Spark Plugs
  • SLP 160° Thermostat
  • Comp Cams Kit
  • COMETIC Head Gasket
  • ROLLMASTER-Double Roller Timing Set
  • Mailing High Volume Oil Pump
  • Titanium Intake Valves & Springs
  • ARP Head Bolts
  • LS Valve Cover Gasket Set
  • Short Block 416
  • Callies 6.125”H Beam Rods
  • Diamond Custom Forged Pistons-Ceramic Coated
  • CLEVITE MS Main Bearings
  • Gun Metal Engine Oil Cap – THE PUNISHER BILLET
  • Dynamic Injectors 850
  • PEDDARS XA Adjust Coil Cover
  • Vented Drilled & Slotted Rotors by Chromes Brakes in Red – Front & Rear
  • HP tuned
  • Skip Shift Eliminator
  • 1400 HP Axils / CV Joints from SPOON PERFORMANCE
  • MSD Fuel Pump Voltage Booster
  • McLeod Clutch
  • MSD 2-step Launch Control
  • HOTCHKIS MAX Under Body Brace
  • HOTCHKIS SWAYBAR- Front & Rear
  • BMR Differential Bushing kit
  • JRE PERFORMANCE Differential
  • 1400 HP 9 inch Rear End from the Drive Shaft Shop
  • TERMEC – 6060 Gearbox
  • HAWK Brake Pads-Front & Rear
  • POLYRATHAN Body Bush Kit
  • Double Fuel Pump from HENNESSEY
  • RD Engine Bay – Chrome
  • ACC Stainless Steel Inner Fender & Fuse Box Cover
  • ACC Stainless Steel Radiator Cover & Cap
  • ACC Perforated Stainless Steel Header Plate
  • ACC Stainless Steel 6pc Shock Tower Covers
  • ACC Stainless Steel Battery Terminal Cap
  • ACC Chrome Cap Covers
  • ACC Fuel Rail Perforated
  • ACC Inner Fender Polished Lighting Kit
  • Oil Catch Can
  • Laser Cut Engine Custom Punisher Logo
  • Under Hood Customized Red Lights (2 nos)
  • Engine Bay Red Light Strips
  • Customized Red Radiator Hose from DP hoses (2 nos)
  • Ball Bearing Turbo – Garrett GT42RS 1000 HP Upgraded to 1200 HP
  • Tial V60 Red Massive Wastegate
  • Tial “Q” 50 Blow-off Valve
  • Aluminum Intercooler Tubing
  • Intercooler 1200 HP
  • Battery On/Off switch


  • New free airbrush 3D with triple action red candy and black
  • FORGIATO D FALCO Retractable Headlight LED Mesh Grille
  • American Car Craft Camaro Vent Grille – Side Laser Mesh
  • Oracle Concept Side Mirrors
  • Reverse Taillight Bezel
  • ACS Upper Rear Quarter Ports Stingray C7
  • ACS T3 Front Bumper Dual Ports
  • ACS Eagle T3 Single LED Lighting
  • Reverse Tilt/Flip Hood Kit by Halo Super Cars                                                                    
  • Carbon Fiber Street Scene Body Kit
  • Hood Laser Cut Custom Two Holder Punisher Logo
  • Demon Eyes Headlight Halo Rings in Red Color                                  
  • Front Tow Hook eye Proven Wicked
  • STILLEN Front SplitterCarbon Fiber
  • LED Halo Headlights
  • PHASTEK LED “Mail-Slot” Scanner Bar 22”
  • SEIBON BBII Style Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Carbon Fiber Wipers
  • Concept Style Side Markers Front & Rear
  • Axis Zero Wheels 20/9front & 20/10rear
  • NITTO Tyres –INVO 275/40/20 Front
  • Mickey Thompson Tyres – 305/35/20Rear
  • Black Quarter Class Cover
  • Side Body Scoop by XENON
  • Rear Diffuser Havoc Carbon Fiber
  • Carbon Fiber Trunk
  • Carbon Fiber Spoiler
  • Red LED Taillights by CG
  • Taillights Bizzle Carbon Fiber
  • VDI Lambo Doors
  • 3d Carbon Front Fender Vents
  • Rivet , Black Billet door handles
  • Vented Drilled and Slotted Rotors by Chrome Brakes in Red color
  • Custom Style Rear Roofline Spoiler – by DAWN
  • Red Punisher License Plate tag
  • Red Punisher Logo Valve Caps in Black Aluminum Steel
  • Custom Display Stand for the Rotors


  • Grant Steering Wheel with Punisher Logo
  • HURST built/plus 2 Shifter
  • MSD Programmable Digital Shift Light
  • Autometer Boost Gauge
  • Seatbelt Harness-Comforter Pad style
  • Leather Seats Red & Black
  • Embedded Punisher Skull Signature on seats
  • Custom Floor Mat with Embedded punisher signature
  • TORQ Racing Stripe Pedal Sets
  • Carbon Fiber Door Handle Trim
  • Carbon Fiber Door & Dash Panel Inserts
  • Interior LED Red Lights
  • Suede Roof Top
  • Cluster Surround – Gauge Carbon Fiber
  • Zex Nitrous Purge Kit/Red Purge-Cloud LED Kit
  • Zex Rapid Fire Red EX Rapid Fire Purge Module Kit
  • Two Nitrous Bottles Free hand Airbrushed in 3D
  • Custom Bracket Laser cut for the NOS bottle
  • Custom Door Sills LED in Punisher Logo Fire Design
  • Turbo Smart E2 Boost Control


  • Complete Sound System with lighting by “HSV”
  • LED Trunk Red Lights
  • Red Trunk Mat with Embedded Punisher LOGO
  • Metra Dash Kit for DVD & Radio
  • Trunk Speakers Laser Cut Punisher
  • PLX Car to Smart Phone Connection or iPad
  • Red Car Sticker – Music Rhythm LED Flash Lamp Sound
  • 2 X Subwoofers
  • 2 X Tweeters
  • 1 X Component Speaker
  • 1 X 6/9 inch Speaker
  • 3 X Amplifiers
  • 2 X Capacitors
  • 1 X Kenwood DVD Screen With Navigation
  • Customized LED Light Designs
  • Customized LED Oring Speaker Door Lights


Tuned Cars

Simply Blade


Photos By K8 Car Photography

Make : Chevrolet
Model : Camaro
Year : 2010

Owner : Jad Mattar
Country : Lebanon
Customized by : House of Tuners
Member of : Camaro Club Lebanon & HT Club


Performance Upgrades
– Airaid Performance Air Filter
– Custom Ecm & Tcm Tunes
– Headers
– Slp Axle-Back Catback Exhaust
– Eibach Lowering Springs
– Brembo 4 Piston Calipers Upgrade Kit
– Dba Cross-Drilled And Slotted Rotors
– Custom 20” Rims Two Tone



– Razzi Rear Diffuser
– Ss Front Bumper
– Acs Bumper Ports
– Gm Heritage Grill
– Stillen Front Lip
– Bbii Custom Hood
– 3D Carbon Trunk Spoiler
– Vertical Doors Kit
– 3D Carbon Side Skirts
– 3D Carbon Side Front Vent
– Xenon Side Rear Vent
– Oracle Demon Eyes Rgb Led Headlights
– Oracle Afterburner Led Taillights
– Custom Ht Illuminated Rear Bowtie
– Custom Fuel Door
– Custom Ambient Footwell And Front Grille Led Lighting


– Scoche Full Touch Color Screen Dash Kit
– Pioneer 7 Inch Color Touch Dash Double Din
– Rear View Camera


Car Tuning has always been an ongoing event for me. Blade is the latest head-turner that has much more to come.

Jad Mattar


Tuned Cars

Honda Samurai S2000


Make : Honda
Model : S2000
Year : 2003

Owner : Antoine Diab
Country : Kuwait

Exterior and Alloys:

J’s Racing Carbon Fibre Diffuser
Sickspeed Bumper Quick Release
Sickspeed Japan Horns
Authentic Spoon Mirrors
Downforce Side Diffusers
Clubracer Front Lip
Ricks Door Lock Covers
J’s Racing Gold Plated Tow Hook
18 Inch Complete Custom Wheels (CCW)
ARP Gold Plated Wheels Studs
Sickspeed Spiked Lug Nuts
Pro Eagle Gold Plated Oil Cap
Tein Custom Hood Dampers
Clubracer Carbon Kevlar Radio Door
Custom Front & Rear Fenders
OEM Hardtop
Japan Spec Front Bumper
Gulf Spec Modified Rear Bumper
OEM Special Order Honda Gold-Plated Badge
Modifry Soft Top Straps
Custom Park Light
Custom Window Close After Lock
Authentic Spoon Sports Blue Tint Rear View Mirrors
Authentic Spoon Sports Blue Tint Side Mirrors


JIC Authentic Front X-Bar
Cusco 4-Point Gold Plated Roll Cage
Qube Engineering Custom Cluster
Personal Special Edition Blue Steering Wheel
NRG Quick Release
Momo Steering Hub
ARC Titanium Shift Knob
Tamon Motorsports Rear Ducktail
J’s Racing Carbon Fibre Antenna
AEM Air/Fuel Gauge Custom Fitted
Sickspeed Blue Steering Bolts

Engine and Performance Upgrades:

2.2L US Spec Engine
Hondata ECU / Tuned
Gear Swapped 2.2 US Spec
Differential Swapped US Spec
J’s Racing Titanium Headers
J’s Racing Full Titanium Exhaust
Mugen Carbon Fibre Intake
APR Carbon Fibre Spark Plug Cover
GP Engine Bay Covers
Password Jdm Cooling Custom Cooling Plate
Samco Silicone Hoses
Mugen Fan Switch
Mugen Radiator Cap
Mugen Thermostat
Sickspeed Engine Dress Up
K&N Filter
K&N Engine Breathers
Modified Engine Bay Wiring

Suspension & Brakes:

Tanabe Gold Plated Strut Bar
Tein Suspension
R1 Concepts Brake Rotors
Hawks Brake Pads
Cusco Rear Strut Bar

Entertainment and Light Display:

JVC Single Din Screen
Sony/Alpine Speakers & Tweeters
Ricks Xenon Conversion
Ricks Interior Lighting


Feature Coverage Videos Performance Cars

Peugeot 206 RC Turbo by 961 Motorsports


Make: Peugeot
Model: 206 RC Turbo
Year: 2004

Country : Lebanon
Customized by : 961 MOTORSPORTS


Horsepower:  400hp
Torque: 520 nm torque
0-100 Km/h: 5. 8 seconds
Top speed: 320 km/h




Engine and Performance Upgrades:

  • ACL Racing Connecting Rod Bearings
  • Techno 5 Forged Connecting Rod
  • Mahle 85.5mm Forged HD Pistons
  • Mahle Racing Piston Rings
  • Polished and Ported Head
  • ARB Head Studs
  • Custom Made Headers
  • 961Motorsports GT327la Turbo with Internal Wastegate
  • Custom Front Mount Intercooler with Custom Piping
  • Front Mount Engine Oil Cooler
  • 85 mm Throttle Body
  • Stage 3 Clutch Kit
  • Custom High Ration Gearbox
  • Short Shifter with Reinforced Rods
  • 75mm Custom Stainless Steel Pipes
  • Jasma 75mm Exhaust
  • Reinforced Engine Mounts
  • Innovate LC1 Wideband
  • MSD Electronic Coil Pack
  • Beru Racing Spark Silicone Wires
  • AEM 255LPH Fuel Pump
  • Lucas 800cc Fuel Injectors
  • Mega Squirt Electronic Boost Controller
  • Manual Fuel Regulator
  • Mega Squirt MS2 Standalone ECU

Chassis, Suspension and Brakes:

  • 4-Piece Lower Sway Bars
  • Koni Adjustable Front Shocks
  • OMP Racing Front Spring
  • Bilstein B6 Rear Shocks



  • Lightweight Sparco Evo+ Racing Seats
  • Takata Racing 5-Way Harness
  • Shadow Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Shadow Boost Gauge
  • Innovate Turbo Timer


  • Carbon Fiber Front Hood
  • Custom Made Front Bumper
  • Custom Made Side Skirts
  • Custom Made Rear Bumper
  • Tinted Front and Rear Lights
  • 206RC Original Rims



Performance News

STARTECH Land Rover Discovery World premiere at the IAA 2017

The STARTECH designers developed a range of bodywork components for the new Discovery 5 designed for predominant on-road use, which adds some sporty-elegant highlights. The front spoiler attaches to the production bumper and impresses with its distinctive design with raised side flaps. Thanks to its sophisticated shape, the aerodynamic-enhancement component also reduces front axle lift at high speeds.

To match the new front-end looks, STARTECH offers an add-on component for the rear bumper. It features characteristically shaped integrated tailpipe embellishers, which are combined with the stock exhaust system, and a center section shaped like a diffuser. Thanks to its clever design, this component can also be installed on vehicles fitted with a trailer hitch.

The STARTECH inserts with ‘Union Jack’ design for the front fenders pay tribute to the British origin of the off-roader. For the show car at the IAA the STARTECH designers additionally developed a special paint scheme with the hood and roof sporting a high-gloss black finish.

A generously sized tire/wheel combination is of course also part of a more thrilling appearance. STARTECH equips the new Discovery of the fifth generation with Monostar M wheels of size 10Jx22 front and back. The wheels with five delicate double spokes and a wheel hub cover designed to look like a center lock fascinate on account of their combination of lightweight construction and maximum strength. STARTECH chose Continental low-profile tires of size 295/40 R 22 as the perfect solution.

STARTECH also refines the interior of the new Land Rover with innovative ideas for a more personal touch and further enhanced functionality. The lineup of exclusive accessories ranges from scuff plates with backlit STARTECH logo and classy floor mats likewise sporting the logo of the refinement specialist to aluminum pedals and footrest.

Requests for more extensive interior refinement can be fulfilled by the STARTECH upholstery shop with interiors crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara in a virtually endless variety of colors and in any desired upholstery design.

In addition, STARTECH also offers all owners of a Land Rover Discovery the possibility to upgrade their vehicles with noble wood and carbon trim sets tailored to personal preferences in every detail. There are practically no limits with regard to colors and surface finishes for these components either.



Performance News

BRABUS ROCKET 900 Cabrio based on the Mercedes S 65 World premiere at the IAA 2017

The new open-top high-end supercar got its name from the BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine that powers it. The high-performance power unit is based on the 12-cylinder engine of the S 65, and is built in the state-of-the-art engine shop in the BRABUS plant in Bottrop.

The most complex operation on this engine is the displacement increase from standard 6.0 to 6.3 liters (366 to 384 cu in). To this end, the 12-cylinder is fitted with a billet-steel BRABUS special crankshaft with longer stroke. In addition, the cylinder bores are enlarged and matching forged pistons and precision-balanced billet-steel special conrods are installed.

The engine peripherals are just as elementary for the performance increase. They have been redesigned in many aspects. Special exhaust manifolds with turbochargers featuring a larger compressor unit and turbine replace the production turbos. The conversion also includes larger down pipes with a diameter of 80 millimeters (3.1 in), a BRABUS high-performance exhaust with actively controlled exhaust flaps, and free-flow metal catalysts.

The elaborate conversion to the BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo engine results in unparalleled performance figures: At a low 5,500 rpm, the engine pumps out 662 kW / 900 HP (888 bhp) of peak power. Even more gigantic is the peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) at 4,200 rpm. In the vehicle, peak torque is electronically limited to 1,200 Nm (885 lb-ft).


The power is channeled to the rear wheels by a seven-speed automatic transmission modified to handle the tremendous power, and a BRABUS high-performance limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent. Thanks to the BRABUS RACE aluminum paddle shifters on the steering wheel, the transmission can also be shifted manually.

This power unit makes the BRABUS ROCKET 900 Cabrio the world’s fastest and most powerful street-legal open-top four-seater. From rest, the luxury convertible reaches a speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph).

The unparalleled performance is accompanied acoustically by a symphony of power: The ex-factory BRABUS sport exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust flaps can change the sound of the turbocharged V12 quasi from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. The active sound management is controlled with a button on the steering wheel. The driver decides whether to operate the open-top supercar in an inconspicuous, quiet ‘Coming Home’ mode or whether he wants to enjoy a markedly powerful 12-cylinder sound in the ‘Sport’ position.

These tremendously high rates of speed place of course especially high demands on the aerodynamic-enhancement components, which were developed by the BRABUS designers in the wind tunnel. The bodywork components, which are available for all S 63 and S 65 Coupe and Cabriolet models, are manufactured with a naked carbon finish.

The BRABUS front spoiler attaches to the front bumper and lends the two-door car full-blooded racing looks. It also reduces front axle lift at high speeds for further improved handling stability. Tailor-made carbon surrounds highlight the large air intakes on the left and right in the front bumper even more. Naked carbon covers for the door mirrors add further sporty highlights.

The rear end of the open-top luxury car is also upgraded visually: The BRABUS carbon diffuser provides the perfect backdrop for the two dual ceramic tailpipes of the BRABUS sport exhaust system. The BRABUS carbon rear spoiler on the trunk lid ensures balanced aerodynamic properties at the front and rear axle. The carbon attachments for the side air vents in the rear bumper round off the sporty lines perfectly.

To be able to make full use of the tremendous top speed of the BRABUS ROCKET 900 Cabrio, the supercar is equipped with BRABUS Monoblock “PLATINUM EDITION” 21-inch forged wheels available in various designs. By being manufactured using state-of-the-art forging technology, they offer an optimal combination of maximum strength and lightweight design. In sizes 9Jx21 on the front axle and 10.5Jx21 at the rear, they make perfect use of the existing space under the wheel arches.


The BRABUS lowering module is calibrated to these ultra-low-profile tires. It lowers the ride height of the open-top 2+2-seater by about 15 millimeters (0.6 in).

BRABUS of course also refines the cockpit of the S-Class Cabriolet by customer request. This includes scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo, whose color can change to match the interior ambience lighting. Aluminum components such as the BRABUS RACE paddle shifters, pedals and door pins add decidedly sporty highlights. The BRABUS speedometer with 400-km/h scale (250 mph) reflects the vehicle’s enormous potential.

Customer requests for even greater customization are fulfilled by the company upholstery shop with a BRABUS fine leather interior that impresses not only due to its virtually unlimited variety of colors and materials, but also and above all with its outstanding workmanship. The BRABUS ROCKET 900 Cabrio at the IAA 2017 has a two-tone all-leather interior in a combination of ‘Mondial Vanilla’ and ‘Mondial Black’ leather, contrasting starkly with the paint finish of the body. To add even further sophistication to the exclusive interior styling, the seats and side panels feature not only sweeping decorative stitching, but are also highlighted with black and red topstitching in addition.

The BRABUS ornamental carpenters working in the interior department replace the production wood inlays and trim strips in the cockpit with tailor-made noble wood components made from black ash wood, which in this vehicle have an open-pore surface finish. Alternatively, BRABUS also offers genuine carbon components for this model, which come in a wide range of colors and many different variants of protective coating.

The world’s fastest street-legal convertible is available as a complete car or can be built based on any current Mercedes S 65 Cabriolet.


Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:

BRABUS ROCKET 900 Cabrio based on the Mercedes S 65 Cabriolet: city 21.6 l/100 km, highway 9.5 l/100 km, combined: 13.9 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 323 g/km, efficiency class F.


Performance News

The drop-top super sports car with thrilling widebody version, forged wheels and supercharged engine with 633 kW / 860 hp

The specialty of NOVITEC is making an exotic car like the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder even more exciting.
With the new NOVITEC N-LARGO, the German car refinement specialist now presents a widebody version for the drop-top sports car limited to just eleven vehicles.
The carbon-fiber bodywork conversion is complemented with hi-tech forged wheels in a 20/21-inch combination, which puts even more emphasis on the wedge shape of the mid-engine sports car.
To match the spectacular looks, NOVITEC is developing a supercharged ten-cylinder engine rated at about 633 kW / 860 hp.

The NOVITEC N-LARGO widebody version is more than just a strikingly styled designer outfit that makes the two-seater an impressive 204 centimeters wide. The bodywork conversion, which is available for all model variants of the Huracan Spyder, was fine-tuned in the wind tunnel and thus also delivers outstanding aerodynamic efficiency, which pays dividends in the form of even more stable handling at high speeds.

The front bumper gives the two-seater an even more aggressive front. What is more: In combination with the central front blade, which is optionally also available with a naked carbon finish, the bumper further reduces front axle lift. In addition, it creates a perfect transition to the N-LARGO front fenders, which are three centimeters wider on each side and replace the production components. The NOVITEC trunk lid with integrated air ducts plays an equally important role in the further enhanced handling stability by using the relative wind at the front axle to produce downforce.

The N-LARGO front fenders, each with three gill-shaped ventilation slots in the top, dissipate the heat of the brakes upward and also create space for nine-inch-wide NOVITEC N-LARGO NL2 wheels with a diameter of 20 inches, which are fitted with high-performance tires of size 245/30 ZR 20. These alloys feature five double-spokes and are manufactured using hi-tech forging technology. As a result, they offer an optimal blend of lightweight construction and strength.


The N-LARGO rocker panels are shaped to create a perfect hour-glass-shaped transition to the N-LARGO fender flares at the rear axle. Their integrated brake air scoops provide further improved cooling of the rear rotors and calipers.

The thrillingly styled flares for the rear fenders add a total of 12 centimeters to the width of the Huracan Spyder at the rear axle. They blend seamlessly with the production bodywork and create space for the NOVITEC NL2 wheels of size 12.5×21, which were specially developed for the widebody version and fitted with high-performance tires of size 325/25 ZR 21.

The NOVITEC N-LARGO rear bumper lends the sports car an equally spectacular and homogenous rear appearance. It features an integrated rear diffuser, optionally available with a naked carbon finish, and plays a role in the sophisticated aerodynamics concept. The optional rear airfoil, which likewise also comes with a naked carbon finish, produces more rear axle downforce at high speeds.

In addition, the NOVITEC N-LARGO conversion can be refined with carbon covers for the door mirrors and a carbon surround for the taillights.

A ride-height lowering by about 35 millimeters effected by NOVITEC sport springs, which also can be combined with the optional ex-factory magnetorheological dampers, benefits the appearance and results in even more direct handling thanks to the lowered center of gravity.

The NOVITEC supercharger conversion for the 5.2-liter V10 engine of the Lamborghini is currently under development. The high-performance engine will be rated at around 633 kW / 860 hp and produce a peak torque of about 960 Nm. It will put the drop-top N-LARGO squarely among the most powerful sports cars in the world.

The NOVITEC high-performance exhaust systems are already available now. They are available for all variants of the Huracan, Coupe and Spyder. They also include two especially lightweight exhaust systems made from INCONEL, a material used in Formula 1 racing. Like the stainless versions, they come with or without sound management via actively controlled exhaust flap.

NOVITEC also offers countless customization options for the cockpit.  To this end, the company transforms Alcantara and leather in any desired color into interior appointments tailored specifically to customer preferences with consummate workmanship.


Performance News

The exclusive extreme off-roader with 404 kW / 550 HP, 800 Nm of torque and exclusive BRABUS equipment

Based on the Mercedes G 500 4×4², the engineers and designers of BRABUS developed a cross-country vehicle with an output of 404.8 kW / 550 HP (542 bhp) that not only looks great on the world’s magnificent boulevards, but is also superbly suited for automotive adventures far off paved roads and thereby does credit to its “ADVENTURE” designation.

This is guaranteed not solely by the super powerful V-8 engine, which accelerates the tremendously high-riding off-roader from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.7 seconds. Due to the aggressive off-road tires, the top speed is limited electronically to 210 km/h (130 mph).


A high-quality BRABUS special Light Slate Gray paint finish, an electronically adjustable special suspension, and expedition-ready accessories further boost the spectacular appearance of the all-wheel-drive vehicle.

The interior is refined with an exclusive BRABUS fine leather Mastik leather/Alcantara interior, whose choice of colors follows the paint finish of the BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE 4×4².