The specially designed Ford Mustang which features in the upcoming movie “Need for Speed” is headed for to the Barrett-Jackson auction block.
The car will be auctioned off for charity on april 12, just under a month after the movie premieres on March 14. According to Ford “Need for Speed” is the latest of more than 3,200 film and television appearances for the Mustang over the past 50 years.
The movie car, designed and built by Ford themselves, boasts a custom-designed wide body and unique Forgiato 22-inch alloy wheels. Other design elements include an enlarged lower grille with new air intakes, extended rocker panels, a twin-snorkel hood and low-profile mirrors. Custom silver paint with Kona Blue racing stripes and angel-eye fog lamps mounted in the grille complete the exterior modifications.
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When you buy a Lamborghini Aventador you obviously have a long list of options to choose from. But if the standard list of color and trim options isn’t extensive enough, then you can always take advantage of Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization program. This opens up a whole new world of custom colored paintwork, trim options and interior upholstery. In short, it should keep everyone from the 20-something Silicon Valley millionaire, to car-obsessive Middle Eastern despot happy.
Lamborghini have just announced some updates to their Ad Personam program. Firstly it will soon be extended to include the all-new Huracan. And secondly, it now includes a wider range of options, including an expanded range of leather and Alcantara colors, new dual-color paint jobs, carbon fiber components and monogrammed hand-stitched emblems.
Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customers can spec their car at their local dealer, or if they prefer, they can visit the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, and meet up with a dedicated Ad Personam specialist who will help them build a car exactly to their specifications.
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NISMO USA are currently asking fans to help them mashup their cars. Not in a sledgehammer and baseball bat kind of way. More a photoshop, digital sort of way.
On their official Facebook page, NISMO USA wants users to comment on which 2014 Nissan model they’d like to see crossed with a current NISMO model. NISMO will then get their design team to render a selection of the most popular vehicles and post them up for all to see.
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If you’re just not satisfied with owning one of the very latest Italian supercars (in the form of the brand-new Lamborghini Huracan) and running around in it just as it came from the factory, then A. You’re probably one of those people who is never going to be happy. And B, you need to get in touch with Duke Dynamics.
Duke Dynamics, based in Vancouver, Canada, have just announced that come this summer they will be offering a styling package for the Huracan called the Minotauro – no doubt named after the infamous bull-headed man who supposedly lived on the Greek island of Crete a couple thousand years ago. Thankfully however the Minotauro is a lot better looking.
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The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is a very capable off-road machine right out of the box. But if it just seems a bit weedy for you, then perhaps after arm-wresting Sly Stallone and Arnie simultaneously, you should give the guys at Geigercars a call. They’ve upped the Raptor’s power, raised the suspension even further, and added additional off-road kit in the form of auxiliary lighting, bumper bars and a roll cage.
Geigercars most important, yet also least visible, modification for the F-150 SVT Raptor is found under the hood. Thanks to a 2.9 litre supercharger, the engine output has been significantly raised from 411 horsepower to 572 horsepower. The torque increase is similar, jumping from 434 lb-ft to 525 lb-ft.
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The Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) division is expanding its 2014 vehicle lineup by offering new Satin Vapor Editions of its Chrysler 300 SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT and Dodge Charger SRT models. All three of the new models made their debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.
Ralph Gilles, SRT boss, said of the new offerings; “We’re responding to the diversifying tastes of our performance enthusiast customers by expanding our product lineup to offer more custom models straight from the factory. Building on our core vehicle strategy, the Satin Vapor Edition models add some swagger with new, brand-exclusive finishes and content that augment the value proposition of our popular ‘Core’ price classes.”
All three Satin Vapor models are purely cosmetic upgrades. Offering bigger wheels, unique paintwork, different exterior trim finishes, graphics, and interior upgrades.
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Mopar have announced that they will be attending this year’s Chicago Auto Show (Feb 8-17), and bringing along a range of customization products for a number of Chrysler vehicles.
The headline act on the Mopar stand will be the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 – kitted out with a range of Mopar products – including wheels, graphics packages, Wi-Fi, and in-vehicle wireless charging. In fact Mopar will be offering over 100 parts and accessories for the Chrysler 200 by the end of the year.
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Japan-based tuning company 3D Design, who specialize in performance products for late-model BMWs, have just announced a range of aerodynamic accessories for the all-new BMW 4-Series.
What’s on offer is primarily an exterior makeover, consisting of a front spoiler, lip spoiler, rear diffuser, roof spoiler and trunk-lip spoiler. Both the front lip spoiler and the rear diffuser are formed from carbon fiber, while the rest of the panels are urethane.
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The latest 911 is quite possibly the most thoroughly engineered sports car of all time. Honed to its current standard over the last 51 years, it offers performance, reliability, and in its Turbo form, ludicrous speed. There are only a few companies who can improve on what Porsche offer, and TechArt are one of them.
The latest upgrades on offer from TechArt for the 991 Series of the 911 Turbo includes a comprehensive array of aerodynamic upgrades, chassis components, drivetrain enhancements and handcrafted interior trim.
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If you’ve got a 1 Series M Coupe – one of the best modern drivers cars – but want to make it that little bit more special, then the folks over at Vorsteiner have some things you might be interested in.
The Vorsteiner upgrades for the 1M Coupe are collectively called the GTS-V package. It includes a new front spoiler, a rear diffuser, a trunk lid spoiler and a sports exhaust.
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