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The NOVITEC Sports Package for the Ferrari 488 Pista

Even though the 488 Pista is powered by the most potent V8 the Ferrari engine department has ever developed for being driven on the road, the wish for even more power is inherent in the nature of sports car drivers. The NOVITEC engine experts specialize in making high-performance engines even more powerful. With its twin-turbo forced induction system, the 488 Pista offers the ideal conditions for further enhanced dynamics, which can be added in three levels.

To this end, the company adapts two NOVITEC N-TRONIC control modules to the engine electronics, which provide the engine controls with newly programmed mapping for injection and ignition while increasing the electronic boost pressure limit.

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In order to optimize the power output even further and make the exhaust note even more thrilling at the same time, the installation of a NOVITEC high-performance exhaust system is advisable. The exhaust system comes in different versions with or without electronic sound management by means of actively controlled exhaust flaps. In addition, Pista drivers can choose between versions made from stainless steel or from the especially lightweight INCONEL, the same material also used for exhaust systems in Formula 1 racing. All NOVITEC exhaust systems are fully thermally insulated in order to have a positive effect on the temperature in the engine bay. Also part of the product range are 100-cell sport catalysts, which further optimize the power delivery.

In the most extreme expansion level the turbocharged eight-cylinder with NOVITEC engine tuning puts out 60 kW / 82 hp more than the production engine and also delivers an increase in torque by 128 Nm to now 898 Nm at a low 3,100 rpm. The boost in power to 590 kW / 802 hp at 7,950 rpm of course also benefits the performance on the road: The two-seat sports car does away with zero to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds. The top speed is 345 km/h.

However, the fascination of the NOVITEC performance upgrades for the Ferrari 488 Pista lies not only in the optimized acceleration and top speed: Just as fascinating are the even more instant throttle response and the even stronger pulling power on the road.

In the development of the NOVITEC naked-carbon bodywork components for the two-seater, the designers of the refinement specialist focused not only on spectacular looks, but also and above all on aerodynamic efficiency, which was accomplished in wind tunnel testing. The front fascia is extended forward with the NOVITEC spoiler blade, which provides a further reduction in aerodynamic lift at high speeds. A tailor-made molding for the hood rounds off the NOVITEC facelift for the front of the sports car.

The NOVITEC rocker panels are available to give the two-seater an even sportier appearance from the side and channel the airflow at the sides with even more precision. Subtle NOVITEC carbon covers for the side mirrors and the carbon triangles at the windows of the two doors add further sporty touches.

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The rear end is fitted with a spoiler lip to achieve a sophisticated aerodynamic balance. The NOVITEC design package is rounded off with carbon surrounds for the two taillights.

Further NOVITEC hallmark features elaborate down to the last detail are the black side indicators and reflectors as well as the likewise black LED third brake light.

Of course, the tailor-made hi-tech forged wheels also have a decisive effect on the thrilling NOVITEC looks. NOVITEC was able to secure the services of renowned US manufacturer Vossen as a partner for the development and production.

The largest available variant is the NOVITEC NF10 forged rim, which offers a full-blooded racing design with center-lock look. To put even more emphasis on the wedge shape of the mid-engine sports car, the wheels with five double-spokes are mounted on the 488 Pista in a staggered combination of size 9Jx21 rims at the front and size 12Jx22 on the rear axle. NOVITEC chose Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires of sizes 255/30 ZR 21 and 335/25 ZR 22 as the optimal rubber.

The broad range of NOVITEC wheels for the lightweight-construction sports car also includes other exclusive rims in different combinations with diameters of 20, 21 or 22 inches.

Another NOVITEC hi-tech development is the hydraulic suspension system for the Ferrari 488 Pista. It lowers the ride height by about 35 millimeters. What is more: The hydraulic front lift system of the sports car allows raising the front axle by 40 millimeters at the touch of a button in the cockpit. This makes it easier to navigate ramps in parking garages or speed tables in city streets. The front end reverts to its original position at another touch of the button or automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h. The stock damper adjustment of the vehicle is of course fully retained.

NOVITEC also offers individuality in its purest form in the interior. The company upgrades the cockpit with leather and Alcantara in any desired color and with any upholstery design by customer request.

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The exclusive NOVITEC for the Tesla Model 3

As for the other two Tesla models, the NOVITEC designers created aerodynamic-enhancement components for the Model 3 that give the sedan a sportier appearance and optimize the aerodynamics. The precise-fit body styling parts are manufactured with a naked-carbon finish. Their visible carbon structure adds even more sporty touch to the small Tesla. Alternatively, they can also be painted in vehicle or contrasting color like all NOVITEC body styling components.

The NOVITEC front spoiler lip attaches to the lower end of the production fascia and lends the Model 3 a more distinctive face. What is more: Their sophisticated shape also reduces front-axle lit at high speeds, which further optimizes the directional stability.

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In addition, the rear spoiler lip and the diffuser for the rear fascia ensure an optimal aerodynamic balance and add a touch of racing flair. The NOVITEC rocker panels at the sides of the vehicle give it a lower and sleeker visual stance.

Tailor-made hi-tech forged wheels round off the exclusive NOVITEC look. They are produced by American premium manufacturer Vossen, which specializes in exclusive alloy wheels for the world’s most exciting cars.

NOVITEC designed tailor-made 21-inch wheels for the Model 3, which are manufactured using a hi-tech forging process. The NOVITEC NV2 wheels stand out with their elaborate production process. In addition, they feature an unusual design with five double-spokes slanted like a windmill.

This design gives the electric car a markedly dynamic appearance. What is more: These wheels also optimize the ventilation and cooling of the brakes, because each NOVITEC NV 2 wheel is manufactured for a specific corner of the vehicle, front left or right and rear left or right. As a result, the spokes always spin in the airstream in the aerodynamically optimal direction, which has a positive impact on brake cooling and simply looks right, especially when the vehicle is stationary.

However, this design ingenuity is not the only thing that sets the co-creation of NOVITEC and Vossen apart from the masses: The NV2 wheels for the Tesla come in 72 different color variants and optionally also with a brushed or polished surface.

The NOVITEC NV2 forged rims make optimal use of the space under the wheel arches. The wheels of size 9Jx21 on the front axle are mounted with high-performance tires of size 245/30 ZR 21. The rear axle rolls on size 10Jx21 rims with 295/25 ZR 21 tires.

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The large wheels not only give the Model 3 an even more exquisite appearance, they also make the handling more agile, be it with rear- or all-wheel drive. Tailor-made NOVITEC suspension solutions can further enhance the handling. There are tailor-made sport springs to be combined with the production shocks of both drivetrain layouts. They lower the ride height of the Tesla by about 30 millimeters.

Anyone looking to give the suspension an even sportier setup and tailor the ride height to his or her personal preferences as well will find the NOVITEC aluminum sport suspension to be perfect for their purposes. It offers a sporty-comfortable ride and can lower the vehicle by up to 40 millimeters.

The ride-height lowering further reduces aerodynamic drag, which can cut power consumption on long-distance routes by up to seven percent.

NOVITEC also offers more luxury and the most exquisite materials for the interior of the Tesla Model 3. The company uses meticulous precision and consummate workmanship to create interior appointments made from the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired color and with a choice of different upholstery designs.

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New from NOVITEC for the Ferrari 812 Superfast

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Thrilling carbon racing design, hi-tech forged wheels up to 22 inches in diameter, high-performance exhaust system with sound control, and further exclusive accessories

The new Ferrari 812 Superfast is here and consequently is the focus of the latest developments from NOVITEC, the world’s leading refinement specialist for the sports cars from Maranello.

NOVITEC carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components not only lend the two-seater an even more distinctive motorsport-inspired design, but also optimize the aerodynamics.

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The staggered combination of 21-inch lightweight NOVITEC hi-tech forged wheels at the front and 22-inch wheels at the rear is equally attractive and efficient and puts even greater emphasis on the wedge shape of the coupe.

NOVITEC sport springs lower the center of gravity further. To negotiate everyday obstacles such as up and down ramps in underground parking structures, NOVITEC offers the front lift system, which allows raising the vehicle body at the front axle by 40 millimeters at the touch of a button.

While performance upgrades for the 6.5-liter V12 are still in the development phase, NOVITEC high-performance exhaust systems that optimize the power delivery and come optionally with actively controlled exhaust note are already available now. In addition, they offer weight savings of up to eleven kilograms over the production exhaust depending on the version.

Another NOVITEC specialty is crafting exclusive interiors tailored to the vehicle owner’s preferences in every detail with regard to color and design.

Ferrari stands for motor racing and the NOVITEC designers emphasize this DNA with their new bodywork components for the 812 Superfast, which were fine-tuned in the wind tunnel. Their construction from naked carbon with a choice of high-gloss or matte coating produces full-blooded racing looks.

The combination of NOVITEC front spoiler lip for the production bumper and the NOVITEC surround for the center air intake, which tapers off into two flaps on either side that extend over the side air intakes, gives the two-door an even more dynamic appearance. What is more: Thanks to their sophisticated shape, they also reduce front-axle lift, which results in even greater handling stability, especially at high speeds.

To achieve an optimal aerodynamic balance, the rear end is upgraded by NOVITEC with a rear spoiler lip. The aerodynamic fine-tuning at the rear continues with a carbon upgrade for the rear fascia.

Tailor-made NOVITEC rocker panels route the airflow even more precisely along the sides of the vehicle. In addition, these components give the 812 Superfast an even lower and sleeker visual stance.

The two carbon air outlets on the hood and the surrounds for the side air outlets aft of the front fender wells add further motor racing touches. Carbon caps for the side mirrors round off the NOVITEC design program for the current top-of-the-range Ferrari model.

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The new NOVITEC hi-tech forged wheels developed in cooperation with US wheel manufacturer Vossen play another important part in the even more spectacular looks of the enhanced 812 Superfast.

There are two different designs to choose from for the Ferrari 812 Superfast, both featuring a staggered combination of size 10Jx21 front wheels and rear wheels with a diameter of 22 inches that are a whopping 12.5 inches wide. This combination adds even more emphasis to the wedge shape of the sports car.

The NOVITEC NF8 Directional and NF9 wheels are available in a wide range of colors and can be further customized with brushed or polished surfaces.

Both types of wheels feature five delicately shaped pairs of spokes. As the name indicates, the NOVITEC NF8 Directional forged wheels offer another special stylistic feature: A special version of the wheel is manufactured for each corner of the vehicle. NOVITEC goes to these tremendous lengths to remedy a huge disadvantage of conventional wheels that feature spokes angled like a windmill. Usually, only one die is made to save costs, which has the drawback of the spokes turning in the right direction only on one side of the vehicle. On the other side, the spokes are angled in the opposite direction and seem to “brake” the vehicle visually. In addition, this styling also impairs the cooling and venting of the brakes on one side of the car.

The NOVITEC NF8 Directional wheels are quite different: The use of hi-tech forging technology allows designing and manufacturing each individual wheel of the set for being installed at a specific corner of the Ferrari. As a result, the spokes always turn in the aerodynamically optimal direction and thereby facilitate optimized brake cooling and venting.

Pirelli supplies the optimal high-performance tires for the enhanced super sports car, the P-Zero in sizes 275/30 ZR 21 for the front and 335/25 ZR 22 for the rear axle.

NOVITEC also offers sophisticated solutions for 812 Superfast drivers who prefer a sporty driving style. In addition, NOVITEC offers sport springs calibrated to the production suspension, which lower the ride height of the front-engine sports car by about 35 millimeters.

NOVITEC also offers a front lift system, which allows raising the front by 40 millimeters at the touch of a button to make it easier to navigate underground parking ramps or drive over speed tables. At a speed of 80 km/h, the front of the car automatically reverts to the standard level.

While the NOVITEC technical specialists are already working on performance upgrades for the 6.5-liter V12 of the 812 Superfast, an initial performance-optimizing option is already available, a NOVITEC high-performance exhaust system with 110-millimeter tailpipes with a choice of polished or matte stainless steel. These exhaust systems are available made from high-gloss stainless steel or can also be made from the even lighter INCONEL used in Formula 1 racing. This allows saving up to eleven kilograms in weight over the production system. Versions with actively controlled exhaust flaps are optionally available – optionally even with radio remote. In addition, NOVITEC also offers lighter and even more efficient sports catalysts.

NOVITEC offers individuality in its purest form for the Ferrari 812 Superfast as well. There are virtually no limits in terms of colors and designs for the leather, Alcantara and carbon interior appointments finished with consummate precision in very detail.

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BRABUS 600 Compact SUV

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The Brabus 600 compact power-SUV based on the Mercedes GLC 63 S


– 0 – 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds
– 300 km/h top speed
– 441 kW / 600 hp output
– 800 Nm peak torque
– carbon-fiber styling and forged wheels up to 22-inch in size


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The new Mercedes GLC 63 S 4MATIC + has hit the showrooms and all versions, be it the SUV or Coupe, are the perfect basis for the engineers, technicians and designers of BRABUS to create a power-SUV in a class of its own “Brabus 600”

To this end, the four-liter eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine is enhanced with the BRABUS PowerXtra B40 600 performance upgrade. With an output of 441 kW / 600 hp (591 bhp) and a peak torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft), the five-door slings itself from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds. The top speed is limited electronically to 300 km/h (186 mph).

Naked-carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components with sporty-elegant styling and tailor-made BRABUS wheels with diameters from 19 to 22 inches lend the high-performance 4×4 fascinating looks. BRABUS offers a host of options for customizing the interior that range from sporty aluminum accessories to particularly exquisite BRABUS fine leather appointments crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired color.

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The Brabus 600 engine is based on the BRABUS PowerXtra B40 600 engine tuning which makes the top-of-the-line model of the GLC series even more of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The BRABUS powerplant engineers used state-of-the-art test bench technology and extensive test drives on racetracks and on the road to develop a performance kit that boosts the power output of the turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 by 66 kW / 90 hp (89 bhp).

A plug-and-play auxiliary control module is adapted to the electronic engine control unit, which introduces new mapping for injection and ignition while moderately increasing the boost pressure at the same time. As a result, the peak output jumps from stock 375 kW / 510 hp to 441 kW / 600 hp (591 to bhp) at a low 5,800 rpm. Peak torque simultaneously grows from 700 to 800 Nm (516 to 590 lb-ft), constantly on tap between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. 

In harmonious concert with the nine-speed sports transmission, a GLC 63 S with BRABUS 600 PowerXtra B40 performance upgrade accelerates from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds. For ergonomically perfect manual gear changes, BRABUS offers the conversion of the production paddle shifters on the steering wheel to the BRABUS RACE aluminum components. The top speed of both body styles is electronically limited to 300 km/h (186 mph).

Sound and performance are the strong suits of the BRABUS sport exhaust, which fits both the GLC 63 S and the GLC 63. The stainless exhaust system reduces exhaust backpressure and features exhaust flaps for electronic control of the exhaust note. From the cockpit, the driver can choose between the discreet “Coming Home” mode and the open position of the exhaust flaps, which coax a decidedly powerful sound from the twin-turbo V8. In addition, the BRABUS exhaust is not just an absolute acoustic treat, but a visual one as well. The four tailpipes, two on either side of the rear, are made from a combination of the two hi-tech materials titanium and carbon fiber, making them eye-catchers par excellence.

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Sporty looks and optimal aerodynamic function: The BRABUS designers developed bodywork components made from hi-tech carbon fiber that fit all GLC 63 variants. While the two naked-carbon surrounds that provide the perfect backdrop for the tailpipes of the BRABUS sport exhaust offer mainly visual benefits, the new BRABUS components for the front bumper also optimize the aerodynamics. The raised flaps at the sides of the front fascia reduce front-axle lift at high speeds. Carbon surrounds for the side air intakes give the top-of-the-line GLC-Class an even more athletic appearance.

Tailor-made BRABUS alloys for the GLC 63 are available in different designs with diameters ranging from 19 to 22 inches. The sportiest variant features various BRABUS Monoblock “PLATINUM EDITION” hi-tech forged wheels. Thanks to the use of state-of-the-art production technology, they offer an unrivalled combination of lightweight construction and maximum strength. BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the matching high-performance tires for the SUV.

The vehicle pictured here is equipped with BRABUS Monoblock Y “PLATINUM EDITION” wheels. In line with the model designation, this design captivates with nine pairs of polished double-spokes, which extend all the way to the outer flange, where they nine times form a “Y.” The forged wheels of size 9Jx21 at the front and 10.5Jx21 on the rear axle are mounted with high-performance street tires of sizes 265/40 ZR 21 and 295/35 ZR 21.

The largest BRABUS variant for the GLC-Class features BRABUS Monoblock G “PLATINUM EDITION” forged wheels. These wheels are a maximum of ten inches wide and in combination with size 265/35 ZR 22 tires makes full use of the available space under the wheel arches.

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A special BRABUS control module for the AIRMATIC air suspension lowers the ride height of the high-performance SUV by about 30 millimeters (1.2 in). As a result, the 4×4 not only looks more exciting, but also delivers further improved driving dynamics thanks to the lower center of gravity.

BRABUS has also been a world-renowned authority in the area of interior design for decades. For the GLC-Class, the company upholstery shop creates BRABUS fine leather appointments tailored to customer preferences in every detail. The finest BRABUS Mastik leather, an especially soft and breathable type of leather, and Alcantara are transformed with precision workmanship into high-quality interiors in any desired color by hand. The transformation includes the dashboard, seats, door panels and headliner. The BRABUS interior precious-wood and carbon-fiber trim sets likewise offer maximum variety in terms of colors and surface finishes.

The product lineup is rounded off by an extensive selection of custom accessories for the cockpit. It ranges from aluminum door-lock pins and pedals to stainless scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo changing colors in sync with the interior ambience lighting.

The BRABUS 600 Compact SUV can be ordered as a complete car with SUV or coupe body style. Alternatively, any GLC 63 S can be transformed to this specification all at once or in stages.

Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class: BRABUS 600 Compact SUV based on the Mercedes GLC 63 S 4MATIC+: city 14.8 l / 100 km, highway 10.2 l / 100 km, combined: 11.9 l / 100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 270 g/km, efficiency class G.

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HOFELE Design add more luxury to Mercedes Benz S-Class & MAYBACH

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The HOFELE family has a history in automotive design and engineering and a connection to the Mercedes-Benz brand for over 100 years when the current generation Michael & Martin HOFELE’s grandfather was an apprentice with Mr. Carl Benz at Benz & Co.

In January 2018 HOFELE-Design GmbH became an authorised contractual partner of Daimler AG for the conversion of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. So far this year we have seen some of HOFELE’s products based on Mercedes-Benz SUV’s like the GLS and the G-Wagon. Now HOFELE turn their attention to Mercedes-Benz saloon models. HOFELE has just released photos of their exclusive program for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the MAYBACH.

HOFELE’s design philosophy is based on “Elegant, Sophisticated with a tough of Sportiness”. Rather than following the trend of some of the other companies modifying Mercedes-Benz vehicles which push the boundaries with large amounts of carbon and aerodynamic add-on’s HOFELE’s designs focus is on discrete individualism. The owner of a HOFELE wants the Mercedes-Benz brand experience with a little bit of extra exclusivity.

We have seen the HOFELE based on a standard Mercedes-Benz GLS400 that looks like a “Special Edition” GLS 63 AMG with its high quality Maybach style leather interior and many other exclusive HOFELE features, the total HOFELE package is made up of a number of styling elements and enhancements that are included with a very high level of attention to detail that they really do add to the feeling and look of an ultra-premium brand.

The HOFELE S-Class & Maybach shown here for the first time demonstrate that HOFELE is committed to building the brand to enhance the whole range of passenger cars available from Mercedes-Benz. We are also informed that HOFELE are now working on the C & E-Class models and we hope to see details of these soon. HOFELE is now actively building an internationally respected brand with a dealer network to cover Europe, The Middle East and China.

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BRABUS refines the 2019 Mercedes A-Class

Exclusive, individual and sporty: These three attributes arguably best describe the extensive BRABUS enhancement program for the refreshed Mercedes A-Class of the 2019 model year.
Attractive aerodynamic-enhancement components in OEM quality, in concert with BRABUS Monoblock wheels with diameters of up to 20 inches, lend the compact car an even more distinctive outfit.
The BRABUS PowerXtra B 25 S performance upgrade bumps the output of the A 250 gasoline model to 199 kW / 270 hp (267 bhp) and the torque to 430 Nm (317 lb-ft), enough to accelerate the compact athlete from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.9 seconds.
Another specialty is individual interior design, culminating in a BRABUS fine leather interior crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara, every inch of it tailored perfectly to the customer’s preferences.

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The new BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement program, which in a first step is available for the new A-Class models with AMG Line design., is characterized by sporty elegance. All components are manufactured in OEM quality from high-grade PUR material.

The two-piece BRABUS front spoiler is designed to bolt to the lower section of the production fascia. The flaps with raised sides play their part in further reducing front-axle lift at high speeds. The two elements attached above the two horizontal braces are shaped to direct the airstream optimally to the side air intakes in the fascia.

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The BRABUS airfoil on the roof ensures an optimal aerodynamic balance and an even more thrilling appearance from the rear. In addition, BRABUS offers a diffuser-look insert for the rear fascia. Tailor-made cutouts provide the perfect backdrop for the two exhaust tips with hallmark styling on either side. Their stainless/carbon design makes them an extravagant visual treat.

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BRABUS Monoblock alloy wheels increase the fascination exuded by the new A-Class and give the car even more agile handling. To this end, the BRABUS suspension engineers and test drivers developed tailor-made tire/wheel combinations with diameters of 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches. There are also exclusive BRABUS complete wheel with M+S tires for winter driving.

The largest available option for the Mercedes compact class features BRABUS 8.5Jx20 wheels in the three distinctive designs Monoblock F, R and T. BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the matching high-performance tires of size 235/30 R 20 for all four corners.

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BRABUS offers the world’s most extensive engine tuning program for Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The top priority of all engine developments is creating a perfect mix of high performance, outstanding ride quality, exemplary eco-friendliness and durability beyond reproach. BRABUS recommends MOTUL high-performance lubricants. 

The first performance upgrade from Bottrop for the refreshed A-Class is the BRABUS PowerXtra B 25 S performance kit, which boosts the output of the four-cylinder turbo engine of the A 250 by 34 kW / 46 hp (46 bhp) and increases the torque by 80 Nm (59 lb-ft). The modification comprises larger ducting to the air box, and the BRABUS PowerXtra module, which provides the engine control unit with reprogrammed mapping for controlling the injection and ignition. It also retunes the boost pressure control.

A new output of 199 kW / 270 hp (267 bhp), up from a stock 165 kW / 224 hp (221 bhp), and the peak torque increased from 350 to 430 Nm (258 to 317 lb-ft) optimize the driving dynamics and the driving fun. A sprint time of just 5.9 seconds from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) makes the BRABUS-tuned A-Class gasoline model one of the sportiest representatives of its class. The BRABUS PowerXtra B 25 S performance upgrade is available for all current A 250 models with front-wheel drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

BRABUS PowerXtra options for the turbodiesel models of the revised A-Class are in the development phase.

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The all-stainless BRABUS sport exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust flaps is the perfect complement to the performance upgrade. This exhaust offers drivers of a Mercedes A 250 of the latest generation a wide range of exhaust notes from decidedly subtle to thrillingly sporty. It either can remain visually discreet, because it is invisible as on the production car, or be combined with the BRABUS diffuser and the four characteristic stainless /carbon exhaust tips.

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Of course, BRABUS also offers a host of refinement options for the interior of the refreshed Mercedes A-Class. The product range includes stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo, BRABUS aluminum pedals and high-quality velour floor mats with BRABUS logo.

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The company upholstery shop fulfils special requests for the interior with a fine leather interior. To this end, the upholsterers process especially soft and yet particularly durable BRABUS Mastik leather and fine Alcantara with great love of detail. There are endless choices with regard to the color and design of the upholstery and to the extent of the work: The spectrum ranges from a completion of the production leather appointments to an exclusive BRABUS all-leather interior. 

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NOVITEC N-LARGO The spectacular super sports car based on the McLaren 720S

NOVITEC N-LARGO: That is the label under which German luxury car refinement specialist NOVITEC presents a spectacular super sports car based on the McLaren 720S. The edition is limited to just 15 vehicles worldwide.

Visually, the two-seater captivates with its spectacular widebody version made from carbon, which received its finishing touches in the wind tunnel. Hi-tech forged wheels tailor-made for this car put even further emphasis on the wedge shape with their staggered combination of 20 and 21-inch wheels.

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The NOVITEC N-LARGO is powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, whose output was increased to 592 kW / 806 hp. It produces a peak torque of 878 Nm.

This powerplant catapults the mid-engine racer from rest to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds, shattering the 200-km/h mark after just 7.5 seconds. The top speed increases to 346 km/h.

An extra six centimeters at the front and another thirteen centimeters of width at the rear axle: The NOVITEC N-LARGO widebody version for the McLaren 720S captivates not only with its impressive dimensions: In cooperation with renowned German designer Vittorio Strosek, an extra-light designer outfit was created to match the base car’s lightweight construction. It offers an outstanding combination of thrilling styling and maximum aerodynamic efficiency.

The body conversion kit is entirely made of the hi-tech material carbon and designed to be easy to install thanks to its exemplary precise fit. The flawless surfaces ensure that it can be painted as perfectly as the production car.

The thrillingly styled front fenders and the rear side components of the widebody version completely replace their production counterparts. The NOVITEC N-LARGO components use the original mounting points to bolt to the chassis.

The larger fender wells at the front and rear axle then offer enough room for the MC2 wheels with center-lock look, produced specifically for the NOVITEC N-LARGO. They were developed in cooperation with American wheel manufacturer Vossen. As the result of being produced using hi-tech forging technology, these alloys offer an outstanding combination of lightweight construction and strength. They come in many different color variants and optionally with brushed or polished surface.

Especially at the rear axle, the widebody version permits an extremely concave wheel spider with seven filigree double-spokes. The size 12Jx21 wheels make optimal use of the newly created space in the N-LARGO fenders, and are fitted with Pirelli P ZERO high-performance tires of size 325/25 ZR 21.

Another stylistic device is the choice of 20-inch MC2 forged wheels on the front axle, which in conjunction with the larger 21-inch wheels at the back put even more emphasis on the wedge shape of the two-seater. These wheels with a likewise concave center section are nine inches wide and mounted with high-performance tires of size 255/30 ZR 20.

There is room for them in the front N-LARGO fenders, which in concert with the likewise newly designed rocker panels lend the two-seater a thrilling hourglass shape. The N-LARGO rocker panels not only create a perfect transition between the wider fenders, they also have integrated ventilation openings that route the airflow to the rear brake discs and calipers. The vertical air intakes aft of the doors supply the engine bay with fresh air.

The development of efficient aerodynamics components for a sports car as fast as the NOVITEC N-LARGO can only be professionally accomplished with complex wind tunnel tests. The new front fascia, which replaces the production component, is shaped to give the two-seater an aggressive-looking front. What is more: it perfectly fits the contours of the wider front fenders. Aerodynamic drag is reduced by its shape optimized in the wind tunnel and the front blade, which is optionally available in a naked-carbon version. This further optimizes the handling stability at high speeds.

The N-LARGO rear airfoil attachment was developed for the standard retractable spoiler as the aerodynamic counterpart in the rear. It is also available in a naked-carbon version for marked racing looks. Thanks to its sophisticated shape that features a spoiler lip extended to the rear, downforce at the rear axle is further increased. The wide fenders of the widebody version are adapted to the rear bumper with special add-on components at the left and right. In addition, NOVITEC also offers a naked-carbon version of the diffuser.

The N-LARGO trunk lid and the air scoop on the roof add further dynamic highlights. To complete the racing looks, NOVITEC also has naked-carbon housings for the side mirrors.

The ride height of the NOVITEC N-LARGO can be lowered by about 35 millimeters with the help of sports springs.

This makes the spectacular lightweight-design racer optimally prepared for a significant plus in performance. The 4.0-liter eight-cylinder with two turbochargers offers an excellent basis for powerful tuning. The NOVITEC engine technicians developed three different performance kits for the 720S. The plug-and-play NOVITEC N-TRONIC auxiliary control unit is adapted to the electronic engine controls of the vehicle.

In Performance Stage 2, the most powerful one, which in addition comprises a NOVITEC RACE high-performance exhaust system, the engine produces 63 kW / 86 hp more peak power and 108 Nm more torque. This means the turbocharged V8 with NOVITEC tuning puts out an impressive 592 kW / 806 hp at a low 6,700 rpm and produces a peak torque of 878 Nm at 6,300 rpm.

This of course also benefits the performance on the road: The tuned lightweight-construction sports car reaches a speed of 100 km/h after just 2.7 seconds. 7.5 seconds after the start, it has reached 200 km/h. The top speed increases to 346 km/h. The NOVITEC performance upgrade is not only evident in the further improved acceleration and increased top speed, but also in even more instantaneous throttle response and even more powerful in-gear acceleration.

The installation of a NOVITEC high-performance exhaust system is advisable on any McLaren 720S, even without engine tuning. The exhaust system features two tailpipes with a diameter of 95 millimeters and comes with a choice of polished or matte black stainless steel. In the interest of reduced heat build-up in the engine bay, it is fully insulated and is available with or without actively controlled exhaust flaps. Optionally, this sport exhaust can also be made from the even lighter INCONEL used in Formula 1 racing. In addition, the product range includes lighter and even more efficient sports catalysts.

It goes without saying that the NOVITEC N-LARGO can also be personalized in every detail to the preferences of the new owner in the interior. The finest leathers and Alcantara in any desired color are available for that purpose.

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Code name: Inferno – project based on Mercedes-Benz GLE63 S AMG with 800 Horsepower

Make : Mercedes-Benz
Model : GLE
Year : 2017

Country : Poland
Customized by : auto-Dynamics

Mercedes Benz GLE63 S AMG [C292] Code Name: “INFERNO” 806HP & 1181Nm

Aero Body Kit: The redefinition of the strictly visual aspects of the project was of an absolutely complex character, a holistic complexity and a meticulous architecture.

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AMG metamorphosis began with the professional assembly of a complete, multi-element stylistic package, designed by the renowned studio – Topcar Design.

Exterior Modifications:

Remodeled front bumper
Custom rear bumper with aerodynamic diffuser
widening of all fenders and doors
Door Sills
Various accent panels and decorative elements

Each element of the “Inferno” package was painted according to a pre-determined color concept in order to emphasize specific attributes of the AMG body block in fusion with full stylistic coherence with the baseline of the vehicle body.

Topcar’s package included a complete de-chrome.

Suspension & Wheels:

It would be a shame if all that widening, wildly aggressive stylistic package “Inferno” looked caricatural with a set of modest, factory-made rims. Therefore, the design also reformats the context by manifesting and highlighting the scope of modifications with a set of forged rims from the renowned American producer – Vossen: “Model ML-R1 Forged M-R Series” 23″ in size.

The set of new rims was finished in black, deep, piano gloss.

Precisely redesigned, meticulously calculated, aggressive ET weaving allowed to enter a new set of wheels in the wheel arches, thus perfectly matching their line with the line of widened fenders, and adequate dimensioning enabled the maintenance of the nominal rolling circumference.

The rims are equipped with a set of sports high-performance tires – the German company Continental. Unparalleled, absolutely top model – SportContact 6 [295/35/23 front and 335/30/23 rear] and a package of new, OEM [MB] tire pressure monitoring sensors [TPMS / RDCI].

The Details:

Safe cleaning with attention to every detail, meticulous, intricate correction of the varnish – a prelude to the range of activities was performed. “Inferno” after taking into account all rigorous initiating procedures received a colorless film with self-healing properties from the Ultimate Plus series from the reputable company XPEL. Carefully, a ceramic coating of the Gyeon brand was applied to the entire transparent film. Consequently, all glass and rims were also consistently protected. The entire passenger compartment [textiles, leather, alcantara] and all interior elements were meticulously impregnated with hydrophobic coatings [Gyeon].

In conclusion, the wide spectrum of modifications carried out in Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63 by auto-Dynamics.pl resulting in a phenomenal performance in merger with distinctively-aggressive, coherent and arch-dynamic stylistics, transport GLE63 S to the world of an avant-garde, exclusive automotive, placing the project at the same time, a world leader in the extremely modified AMG. Code Name: “Inferno”.

Mercedes Benz GLE63 S AMG Code Name: INFERNO comes with engine modifications creating more than 806 Horsepower and 1181 Nm Power Pack.

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TECHART transforms the Porsche Panamera Turbo into the GrandGT Selective

When building a car, you have to make it thrilling for both the driver and the spectator. The unique edition »Selective« of the TECHART GrandGT based on the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo embodies this feature like no other. A hand-crafted 2+2 bi-color interior and new carbon fiber elements create an impressive look. The sporty edition Selective takes its place next to the elegant edition Supreme TECHART presented in spring and forms the top of the range of the TECHART GrandGT equipment.

GrandGT, as you didn’t know it yet.

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The design and appearance of the TECHART GrandGT is very striking. The edition »Selective« contains new carbon fiber elements. The combination of full carbon fiber attachments such as the aero hood, side mirrors, rear panel and carbon-coated highlights such as the front apron, rear apron, extensions, front splitter, diffuser and air outlet panel provide the sporty look. TECHART titanium tailpipes with carbon fiber coating must not be missing.
The two-part paintwork is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and unique in the result. A detail-loving interaction between the high-gloss carbon fiber, the matt paint and the high-gloss riviera blue accentuation. The new TECHART 22-inch Formula V alloy wheels get an effect paintwork matching the body color and calipers in riviera blue with black TECHART lettering.


One interior, two facets.

Focus on driving and the cockpit. That’s the concept of the 2+2 Bi-Color interior. The visualization is created by the Alcantara interior in black and riviera blue. There are more riviera blue accents on the driver’s side. A color stripe on the roof of the car transfers the division of the interior to the exterior. The doors have a fine decorative stitching in riviera blue. Dashboard top and the side center console are covered with riviera blue Alcantrara. The vehicle roof in deep black Alcantara has a riviera blue median stripe similar to the exterior. Decorative parts at the doors are painted in high-gloss black. Shift lever and Sport Chrono housing in riviera blue.

The floor is completely made out of deep black Alcantara. Floor and boot mats in exclusive wool / Alcantara combination with sewn-in »Selective« lettering. You see, nothing remains untouched and you can literally lose yourself in the details.

Feel the performance.

TECHART also transfers the clear message of the edition »Selective« to the technology.

The TECHART TECHTRONIC Powerkit* for the Panamera Turbo changes standard 550 hp into

640 hp. The torque rises from max. 770 Nm to powerful 900 Nm. 0 to 100 km/h:
3.4 seconds. Top speed: 306 km/h.

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LAMBORGHINI HURACAN LSR AVIO LP610-4 by LUETHEN MOTORSPORT

Image Credit: Luethen Motorsport GmbH

When we talk about Lamborghini we know it is the perfect car, nothing to add on it but to LUETHEN Motorsport there’s another story for the Lamborghini Huracan LSR.

From the factory, the Lamborghini Huracan is already a special and spectacular vehicle. Powerful, aggressive design and high traction are the three key features of the Huracan LP 610-4 and also of the LP 580-2.
With the Huracan LSR (Luethen Sport Race) tuning package for the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4, LUETHEN Motorsport emphasize the aggressive design and improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle for sportier handling.

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Such a perfectionist vehicle is undeniably the – limited to 250 copies – Lamborghini Huracan LSR Avio LP610-4. LUETHEN Motorsport tackled this exclusive fighting machine with an Huracan LSR aerodynamic package made of carbon, whereby the abbreviation LSR stands for Luethen Sport Race.

The Huracan LSR Carbon Fiber Aerodynamic Package includes a two-piece front splitter, Canard spoilers, side splitters, side skirts, and a rear wing.

The most striking component is the rear wing, which is available in three different heights and optionally with or without winglets. The angle of attack of the rear wing can be adjusted in two stages.

The front splitter and the Canard spoiler provide more downforce on the front axle. The Canard spoilers are available either as a pair or as a double pair.

The bolide is also equipped with FL.10 forged rims by ROC Schmiederäder GmbH, each in 20 inches at the front axle and each 21 inches at the rear axle.

The crew of LUETHEN Motorsport makes possible – up to the complete “tailored suit” for customer vehicles – what is not impossible. The main goal in the in-house development is to set a mark of first-class quality by applying uniqueness and functional designs.

Enjoy the photos and video of this amazingly tuned Lamborghini Huracan LSR

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BRABUS 125R “Pocket Rocket !”

Smart BRABUS GmbH celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2017. To mark this special occasion, the company developed a club sport version of the current smart fortwo for the racetrack. Not only did the Mercedes-Benz works race drivers have great fun with the sportiest smart fortwo variant of all times on the rollercoaster circuit of the German test track Bilster Berg, but so did representatives of international media outlets as well.

The dynamic two-seater had earned its moniker after just a few laps: “Pocket Rocket,” as an homage to the most powerful and fastest BRABUS supercars. Ever since the BRABUS ROCKET based on the Mercedes CLS-Class (C 219) set a new world record for street-legal sedans in 2006 with a top speed of 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph), they have been going by this nickname.

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The BRABUS 125R edition limited to 125 vehicles now presents a variant of the track racer that is designed for public roads but delivers nearly the identical driving dynamics. BRABUS 125R emblems on the body and in the interior, where a “1 of 125” badge additionally highlights the exclusivity of this special edition, indicate the noble lineage of this speedster to insiders.  

The donor car is the current smart fortwo cabrio, whose three-cylinder turbo engine was uprated by BRABUS to a peak output of 92 kW / 125 hp (123 bhp) and a peak torque of 200 Nm (148 lb-ft). As a result, the two-seater sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 9.2 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 175 km/h (109 mph).

To be able to keep this performance safely in check at all times, the BRABUS 125R is equipped with tailor-made aerodynamic-enhancement components, YOKOHAMA high-performance tires in 16/17-inch combinations, and a lowered suspension.

The special model comes in two colors, glossy black or matte titanium. On the black variant, the bright red BRABUS bodywork components at the front, sides and rear stand out immediately. On the titanium-colored vehicles, these components have a black finish.

A BRABUS black leather interior with precise special quilting and perforation on the seat surfaces, all finished with perfect workmanship in very detail, as well as a host of other exclusive features ensure a special ambience in the cockpit.

The BRABUS 125R, whose extensive lineup of equipment of course also includes a “1 of 125” limited-edition badge in the cockpit, a climate control system, a sound system and a navigation system, sells for 39,900 euro. All information about this exclusive city sports car is available on the internet at www.brabus125r.com.

The heart of the BRABUS 125R, the three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with a displacement of 898 cc (54.8 cu in), also lives up to the sporty character of this exclusive special model as a matter of course. To achieve the desired performance increase, the BRABUS powerplant engineers developed a modified intake system, an even more efficient intercooler, and a recalibrated engine control unit. For further performance optimization and for an especially sporty sound at the touch of a button, the engine was fitted with a stainless-steel BRABUS sport exhaust system with actively controlled flaps. To match the three cylinders of the engine, this exhaust system features three center-exiting tailpipes.

With a peak output of 92 kW / 125 hp (123 bhp) at 5,550 rpm and a peak torque increased to 200 Nm (148 lb-ft), on tap at a low 2,000 rpm, this engine turns the exclusive two-seater into an open-top city sports car par excellence.

Gears in the BRABUS 125R are shifted either automatically or manually like in Formula 1 racing with black anodized BRABUS paddle shifters on the steering wheel. As a result, the exclusive speedster takes just 9.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest. The top speed is electronically limited to 175 km/h (109 mph).

With this dynamic performance, the BRABUS 125R of course also demands a sporty suspension setup. To this end, the special model is fitted with glossy black BRABUS Monoblock IX alloys sporting eight double-spokes. To add further visual emphasis to the wedge-shaped appearance of the city racer as well, it is equipped with a staggered wheel combination that features 6Jx16 rims with tires of size 185/50 R 16 at the front, and 7Jx17 rims with size 205/40 R 17 tires on the rear axle. Technology partner YOKOHAMA supplies the optimal high-performance tires.

The BRABUS sport springs, which lower the ride height of the exclusive two-door car by about 30 millimeters (1.2 in), are specifically tailored to this tire/wheel combination. The special wheels were subjected to extensive driving tests and in conjunction with the modified suspension deliver particularly agile and safe handling.

Sporty design and even more efficient aerodynamics: The BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement kit with – depending on the vehicle color – bright red or black contrasting elements such as front spoiler, rocker panels and surround for the tailpipes of the sport exhaust makes the exclusive city sports car from Bottrop even more individual. Carbon-design covers for the side mirrors and the tinted third brake light stylishly round off the sporty appearance.

The interior design of the BRABUS 125R is equally sophisticated. The contoured sport seats are upholstered with the finest black BRABUS Mastik leather. Contrasting red double seams take up the red bodywork highlights in the cockpit. The seat surfaces feature meticulous diamond quilting and are perforated with pinpoint precision. The appointments of this edition also include the embroidered BRABUS logos in the two head restraints and the two-tone embroidered 125R logos in the seatbacks.

The same play of colors as on the seats, complemented by a red 12-o’clock marking made from the hi-tech fiber Dynamica, continues on the steering wheel, whose grips are likewise perforated. Other sporty features are the carbon-design molding for the dashboard, and the aluminum pedals and footrest. Like the shift knob with red BRABUS logo, the handle of the parking brake lever sports a black anodized finish.

Other exceptional features of this exclusive special model are the tailor-made scuff plates with BRABUS logo, which like the footrest in the driver’s footwell is illuminated in red or white. Classy velour floor mats with red BRABUS logo complete the ambience.

The standard specification of the new exclusive two-door car from Bottrop includes a climate control system, a radio and a navigation system, of course. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is 39,900 euro including 19 percent VAT. There is a dedicated website for this exclusive city sports car at www.brabus125r.com.

Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:

BRABUS 125R based on the smart fortwo: city 5.2 l/100 km, highway 4.1 l/100 km, combined: 4.5 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 102 g/km, efficiency class B.

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Red Bull Car Park Drift: A return to origins

Red Bull Car Park Drift - Arab Motor World

Red Bull Car Park Drift is once again back to its city of origin, Beirut, where everything started more than a decade ago. Meanwhile, the region’s qualifiers that kicked off earlier this year are on track, moving from one city to another. They will climax next month at the foot of Beirut’s Martyrs’ Statue, with the most spectacular shows that the regional drifting elite has to offer.

The grand finale is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 23rd of September, starting 12:00, in the Parking lot adjacent to Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square. The Lebanese Capital will host drivers from 11 countries; namely the champions of the local qualifiers that were held in various cities in the region. All of them, however, are aiming for the prestigious “King of Drift” title, though only one will be crowned.

The capital of thrill and action

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Over ten thousand motorsport lovers are expected to flow to Beirut to witness this unique event. The Lebanese in general are known for their passion for drift shows, and the capital is usually full of tourists of Arab and other nationalities during this time of year. All of them will have the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding shows from the free standing places on the public platform, or by booking their seats on the grandstand. The ticketing modality will be announced soon.

The local qualifiers in the various participating countries had kicked off in Muscat, Oman, on the 26th of January, before moving to Abu Dhabi, and from there to Cairo, Doha, Kuwait, Marrakesh, and Amman, all the way to Port Louis, the Mauritian capital, and Istanbul. The qualifiers are set to resume in Tunis on the 25th of August, and continue to Algiers. The penultimate stop will be in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley that is to host the national tournament on the 9th of September, before the awaited regional finals in Beirut’s illustrious Martyrs’ Square, on the 23rd of September.

More than just Drift

One may think this is just about car drift shows with no rules or restrictions. Yet, Red Bull Car Park Drift has taken competition in this category of motorsports to a whole other level, by adopting new regulations and criteria. Drifters will undoubtedly seek to demonstrate their skills and driving control capabilities by performing drift shows, but they will have to take other things into consideration as well.

As a matter of fact, every participant is expected to pimp-up their car according to the tournament’s requirements in terms of looks, design and special effects, meant to amplify the roaring and magnify the rubber smolder. Drifting skills are certainly a major element, though they only constitute one of nine criteria in a weighted grading system. The total score will determine a driver’s ranking, based on the evaluation of a special panel of judges. In addition to drifting skills, criteria include the car’s looks and design, sound, and tire smoke, besides the box and spiral. Participants will also be graded for manoeuvers included in special categories called “gate”, “flipper” and “clip”.

From Japan to Lebanon

Red Bull Car Park Drift took place for the first time in 2008 in a shopping center in Beirut. It gave drifters an opportunity to put their skills to the test safely and away from the streets. The event was so well received by the large community of drift and motorsports lovers in the region, thus turning the championship into an annual and much awaited regional championship.

This sport originated in the Japanese mountains in the 1960s, with a group of competing off-roaders, before drift tournaments became an integral part of the prestigious Japan Touring Car Championship by 1970. In the 1990s, tournaments became more organized and widespread in countries such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China, before reaching the Middle East through Lebanon in 2008 with Red Bull Car Park Drift.

Red Bull Car Park Drift series final in Beirut is in collaboration with Total, Falken Tires, Honor from Go Mobile and Noise. And the media partnership of Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI), Sawt El Ghad, and NRJ Radio.

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