The Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow is a specially modified Juke Nismo RS which has been adapted for powering through snow. The most obvious and significant modification to the vehicle are the four rubber tracks which replace the wheels. Aside from these, Nissan say the vehicle is ‘nearly’ stock.
The Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow’s tracks come from American Track Truck, and all that was needed to fit the system was some minor changes to the bumpers, while a recalibration of the torque-vectoring AWD system ensures it all runs smoothly.
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The Russian tuning company TopCar are offering a drastic full-body makeover for the Porsche 911 Turbo (991 generation). The kit can be fitted to the 911 Turbo or the Turbo S and includes 24 carbon fiber panels. The interior can also be customized to the buyer’s specification.
The body kit comprises of new front and rear bumpers, new wheel arches, a new hood, new side sills and a new rear decklid. In fact over 90-percent of the car’s exterior is modified by the kit, which TopCar says is bonded to the steel body using “hi-tech materials and know how skills” – an ambiguous statement that wouldn’t put me off at all.
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Would you let someone mess with the interior of your limited edition, extremely rare, high-value, mid-nineties supercar. Probably not. But someone has. The Bulgarian tuning firm Vilner has been commissioned by an unknown Jaguar XJ220 owner to create an updated bespoke interior.
Leaving aside the fact the resale value of the XJ220 (of which only 275 were built) has probably taken a hefty hit, Vilner’s changes are actually quite tasteful. They haven’t messed with the design too much, and the colors are nice and muted. The alterations are limited to making the interior a little more contemporary, and a little less plasticky.
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DMC, a supercar tuning company based in Germany, have unveiled the first comprehensive tuning package for the Lamborghini Huracan that includes, exterior and interior changes, as well as performance enhancements.
The DMC Lamborghini Huracan package includes a new front facia, redesigned side sills, a much larger rear diffuser and an adjustable-position rear wing. All the new components are made from carbon fiber, and DMC say their parts can be installed without damaging the Huracan – just in case owners want to revert the car back to standard tune. The final exterior upgrade is a set of forged alloy wheels measuring 20-inches up front and 21-inches at the rear.
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Galpin Auto Sports and reknowned Danish automotive designer Henrik Fisker (the man responsible for Aston Martin’s famed good looks, and the slightly troubled car company which bears his name) have teamed up to build one of the most outrageous examples of the Ford Mustang ever created. Called the ‘Rocket’, the car is a 725 horsepower monster Ford Mustang clad in a bespoke carbon fiber suit.
The exterior design of the Galpin-Fisker Rocket was undertaken by Fisker, whose love of the diamond shape can be clearly seen in the car’s styling. The project was initiated when Fisker apparently approached one of his friends, Galpin President Beau Boeckmann, with some sketches of a high-performance Mustang. On seeing the images, Boeckmann decided to get the ball rolling on a prototype model which would lead to a limited numbers production car.
The car is based on a sixth-generation Ford Mustang, and the time period from the initial sketches being created, to the car going on display at the 2014 LA Auto Show, was just over three months. The Galpin Auto Sports and Fisker say the Rocket features styling inspiration from ’60s and ’70s Mustangs, but in reality it looks much more futuristic than that.
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The Alfa Romeo 4C is without a doubt one of the best looking sports coupes on the market. And with a small but punchy 1.8 litre turbocharged engine producing 240 horsepower, the lightweight – it is after all based on a carbon fiber and aluminium chassis – the 4C can also provide some serious performance in the form of a 160 mph top speed and a 4.5 second 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time.
But for the Italian firm Lazzarini Design that’s nowhere near enough. They’ve drawn up plans for a Ferrari-engined version of the 4C called the Definitiva, which sees the original straight-4 engine ripped out and replaced with a 4.3 litre V8. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve then bolted on a twin turbocharger system from Hennessey. The result is a car with 738 horsepower and 532 lb-ft of torque. Lazzarini Design think that will be enough to allow the 4C Definitiva to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.5 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 9.5 seconds at 137 mph.
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A custom-built 845 horsepower, all-wheel drive 1965 Ford Mustang powered by a 6.7 litre Roush V8 engine is pretty crazy. But if you’re Ken Block it’s all in a days work.
This highly modified notch-back Mustang, called the Hoonigan RTR, will be the car used in the upcoming Gymkhana SEVEN video. It’s taken over two years to build the car, and the work was completed through a collaborative effort between Ken Block, Hoonigan Racing Division, Vaughn Gittin Jr’s automotive tuning brand RTR. The actual build was done by ASD Motorsports based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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For owners of the brand-new Ford Mustang eager to get a little bit more performance out of their car, Ford has unveiled the first official performance packages available for the vehicle. Called the ‘King Cobra’ packages, the upgrades come in three variations. the Drag Pack, the Handling Pack and the Super Pack. The one-off show car Ford unveiled at the 2014 SEMA show was developed to showcase all three packages and produces 600+ horsepower.
Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing said of the 2015 Mustang King Cobra: “We wanted Mustang enthusiasts to be able to open up the Ford Racing parts catalog and get one of everything and see what they could get. We think the King Cobra package is it.”
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SEMA’s endless sea of modified vehicles will this year also include a modified Volkswagen Beetle R which has been created through a collaboration between Volkswagen rallycross driver Tanner Foust, and the Japanese Porsche tuning company RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB).
The Tanner Foust Racing ENEOS RWB Beetle has undergone extensive modification, including being widened by around 8-inches thanks to a comprehensive RAUH-Welt Begriff wide body kit. It sits on custom-made 18-inch Motegi Racing Traklite wheels. The interior features Volkswagen’s R-Line accessories including an upgraded shift knob and pedal set.
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It seems the London Motor Museum – the only custom car museum in Europe – got all caught up in the Halloween fever of 2014, and therefore decided it was worth building a car especially for the holiday.
The ‘Scream’ car as it is called, began life as a humble FX4 London taxi. It was first modified in 2003 by the London Supercar Workshop, who took off the taxi body, fitted it to a Chevrolet Blazer chassis and added a 5.7-litre Chevrolet V8 engine along with mud grappler monster tyres. Ten years later the vehicle has been given a makeover to celebrate not only Halloween, but also the museum’s anniversary.
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