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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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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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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.

BRABUS 125R - Arab Motor World (1)
BRABUS 125R - Arab Motor World (1)

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UNIQUE TAILOR MADE SPECIFICATION FOR THE FERRARI 488 PISTA

Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti Arab Motor World (2)

In occasion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Prancing Horse is launching a unique ‘Piloti Ferrari’ specification for the Ferrari 488 Pista. This special custom creation, the latest from the exclusive Tailor Made programme, was designed to recognise the success of clients who race Ferraris and will make its debut on the eve of the legendary French endurance race at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Inspired by AF Corse’s no. 51 car, with which Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado won the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles, this special finish for the new Ferrari 488 Pista is available exclusively for customers involved in the company’s motor sports programmes.

The exterior features a new livery with stripes in the colours of the Italian flag recalling the racing version of the 488 GTE, embellished by a laurel celebrating the WEC title, the logo of the championship and the word “PRO” indicating the class the car raced in. The Italian flag livery features again along the car’s flanks which are also adorned with the personal race number each client will be able to add. The version that will be unveiled at Le Mans carries the number 51 used by the world championship drivers. The matte black S-Duct and the natural carbon-fibre ‘dovetail’ suspended rear spoiler and vent surrounds round off the personalisation of the exterior.

The ‘Piloti Ferrari’ 488 Pista will be available in four different colours inspired by the world of racing: Rosso Corsa, Blu Tour De France, Nero Daytona and Argento Nürburgring.

The interior, in black Alcantara®, includes seats upholstered with a special perforated version of the same material that incorporates the Italian flag in the central band of the backrest. The national colours are also clearly visible on the edge of the gearshift paddles and on the floormats which, like the carpeting itself, are made of a special technical fabric. The number that features on the external livery also appears on the base of the steering wheel, while all the carbon-fibre trim parts have a matte finish. The personalisation of the interior is completed by an exclusive identification plate and sill trim in carbon-fibre, the latter with the Tailor Made logo.

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The ‘Piloti Ferrari’ 488 Pista is powered by the latest 720-cv version of the 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 which has been voted best engine in the world for the third consecutive year at the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.

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NOVITEC refines the new Maserati Ghibli models

NOVITEC Maserati Ghibli

NOVITEC, the world’s leading refinement specialist for the exclusive cars carrying the trident in the radiator grille, now also offers an extensive refinement program for the new Maserati Ghibli GranLusso and GranSport models.

For all variants, be it the emphatically luxurious or the extra sporty version, NOVITEC offers tailor-made options that make the Italian four-door cars even more dynamic and thrilling.

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Engine tuning is available for the gasoline and diesel engines of the Maserati Ghibli. The output of the S Q4 all-wheel-drive variant with NOVITEC N-TRONIC engine tuning jumps to 363 kW / 494 hp, enough to catapult the all-wheel-drive sedan from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and propel it to a top speed of 296 km/h.

The extravagant NOVITEC looks are characterized by the naked-carbon bodywork components with sporty-elegant styling and the mighty NOVITEC NM1 22-inch wheels developed specifically for the wheel arches of the Maserati Ghibli. The NOVITEC suspension solutions, which make the handling even more agile, are tailored specifically to these king-sized wheels.

NOVITEC fulfills individual requests of Maserati Ghibli owners for interior customization with perfectly finished interior appointments crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired color.

The Maserati Ghibli as a gasoline or diesel model is already one of the most dynamic vehicles of its category straight from the factory. NOVITEC further expands these talents with professional engine tuning, which builds on the expertise of the powerplant engineers of the German refinement specialist gained over decades. The development of the performance kit for the new Maserati Ghibli models also did not focus solely on maximum power. Just as important is an extremely powerful torque curve, outstanding smoothness, and maximum endurance.

NOVITEC Maserati Ghibli

The NOVITEC performance kits feature a plug-and-play N-TRONIC module that modifies the electronic engine control unit. The extra power is achieved with newly programmed mapping for injection, boost pressure control and ignition.

Of course, NOVITEC offers this tried and proven way of increasing performance for all Ghibli models with V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine, with rear or all-wheel drive. The most powerful variants of the production car, the Ghibli S with rear-wheel drive and the Ghibli S Q4 with all-wheel drive, produce an output of 316 kW / 430 hp and generate a peak torque of 580 Nm. With the N-TRONIC auxiliary control unit, NOVITEC coaxes an impressive additional 47 kW / 64 hp from the turbocharged six-cylinder. At the same time, the peak torque grows by 80 Nm. With 363 kW / 494 hp at a low 5,300 rpm and 660 Nm, on tap constantly between 1,700 and 4,900 rpm, the tuned all-wheel-drive variant accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. The top speed jumps from 286 km/h to 296 km/h.

The also available Ghibli gasoline variant with 350 horsepower can be upgraded with NOVITEC tuning as well, in this case to 303 kW / 412 hp and 590 Nm.

NOVITEC of course also offers engine tuning for the three-liter six-cylinder common-rail diesel model. The N-TRONIC tuning delivers an extra 35 kW /

47 hp and 80 Nm more torque. With 237 kW / 322 hp at a low 3,800 rpm, 680 Nm of torque at a low 2,200 rpm and the eight-speed automatic, the refined Ghibli delivers even better performance: With a sprint time of 5.6 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, the NOVITEC version bests the production car by seven tenths of a second. The enormous increase in torque makes the luxury sedan even more superior to drive, while fuel consumption stays particularly low.

NOVITEC Maserati Ghibli

To give the Ghibli turbodiesel a sportier sound, NOVITEC offers a module for the standard electronic active sound system of the exhaust. When the driver pushes the “Sport” button in the cockpit, the processor-controlled auxiliary module lends the V6 turbodiesel an even more thrilling exhaust note.

Of course, the sporty performance of a Maserati customized by NOVITEC practically calls for a dynamic visual upgrade. For the two GranLusso and GranSport equipment variants, the refinement specialist developed aerodynamic-enhancement components tested in the wind tunnel. They are made from clear-coated naked carbon and give the Ghibli an even sportier appearance.

Because the two models have different front fasciae, the NOVITEC designers developed different front spoilers for the two versions. Both attach to the lower section of the bumper and give the four-seater an even more distinctive face. What is more: They also reduce font-axle lift at high speeds.

The carbon-fiber rocker panels give the sedan an even lower and longer visual stance. The rear spoiler, which adds more emphasis to the contours of the area around the trunk, likewise minimizes aerodynamic lift.

The exclusive NOVITEC looks and an even more dynamic handling of the Ghibli of course also include tailor-made wheels, in this case in 22-inch king-sized format. The NOVITEC NM1 alloys captivate not only with their extravagant design featuring five twin-spokes. The wheels are available in silver, matte black, titanium, and titanium with polished surfaces. The front axle is fitted with wheels nine inch in width with Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires of size 255/30 ZR 22. Size 315/25 ZR 22 tires on wheels eleven inch wide fill out the available space in the rear fenders perfectly.

The NOVITEC suspension modifications are specifically tailored to these high-performance tires. The height-adjustable stainless coilover suspension is available for all Ghibli models with rear-wheel drive. It features continuously variable ride-height adjustment and shock absorbers that can be adapted to individual driver preferences with regard to bound and rebound. The ride height of the S Q4 all-wheel-drive model can be lowered with NOVITEC sport springs, which are also available in special variants for GranSport models equipped with the electronically controlled Skyhook suspension ex-factory.

Exclusive interior appointments are also part of the NOVITEC customization options for the Maserati Ghibli. The company can fulfil even the most extravagant requests of the vehicle owner in any desired color, in any upholstery design no matter how unusual it might be, and of course from the finest leather, Alcantara, carbon fiber, and precious wood.

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The World of Tuning at the Tuning World Show 2018

It is probably not the most notorious Tuning event around the world, however, if you are into tuning and aftermarket upgrades and wish to enjoy a show like no other ” Tuning World ” held in Bodensee Germany is the place to be.

Held from May 10th till May 13th, 2018 at  Messegelande Friedrichshafen, Germany, Tuning World is a full motorhead event where visitors will get the chance to enjoy tuning from all over Europe.

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Tuned Cars, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Classic Cars are not only what you see at Tuning World. the event includes Motorsport Celebrities like Ken Block, Off-road driving zone, Taxi Drift and Drift shows by Syron Tires.

and not just that there’s also motorcycle freestyle shows, low riders, car wash and more.

Finally what characterizes Tuning World in Bodensee is the election of Miss Tuning one of the most anticipated Girls and Cars activities from around the world.

Enjoy these shots from this year’s edition of Tuning World and don’t forget to check out the girls of Tuning World and Miss Tuning on the link below:

ENJOY THE VIDEO BELOW:

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MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS NIGHTFALL EDITION

Mercedes-Benz has added to the C-Class range with the new C-Class Nightfall Edition for all body styles.

The Nightfall Edition enhances the style of the C-Class with powder coated matt black wheels; matching black wing mirrors; graphics; carbon rear spoiler (on Coupé and Cabriolet); and a choice of Iridium Silver; Selenite Grey; or Obsidian Black metallic paint.

All Nightfall editions come as standard as AMG Line including black ash wood trim; AMG steering wheel with flat bottom; AMG body styling; 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (or optional 19-inch multispoke alloy wheels) in powder-coated matt black; sports suspension; and a diamond grille with chrome pins (only on the Coupé and Cabriolet).

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The Premium equipment line is optional on the Saloon, Estate, and Coupé including Ambient lighting; Keyless-Go Comfort package; Memory package and Panoramic glass sunroof. Premium Plus equipment line adds Burmester surround sound system and COMAND Online.

C-Class Cabriolet comes with Ambient lighting; Keyless-Go Comfort package; and Memory package as standard. The optimal Premium Plus equipment line adds Burmester surround sound system and COMAND Online.

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