BRABUS Creates First Tuner Tesla Roadster, Mates Star Trek Sound…

When a customizer like BRABUS "tunes" a car, we expect more power, better handling, unfortunate chintzy gadgets and gimmicky styling. In the case of the BRABUS-tuned Tesla Roadster, a car they claim is the first ever tuned electric car, it's just the chintzy gadgets and gimmicky styling. The German tuner shop may be the… » 11/13/08 10:00am 11/13/08 10:00am

Modelista Tunes The Toyota iQ

The Toyota iQ » 10/23/08 1:30pm 10/23/08 1:30pm is the latest tiny car from the number one super best automaker from the land of the rising sun, and it's got a sharp, Japanese-interpreted Smart ForTwo look. Enter Modelista, a tuner who tends to modify cars for show more than go. The company has "upgraded" the iQ with yellow highlights, slightly modified …

Brabus Introduces 22-Inch Wheels For Club-Going Mercedes S and…

If you've been waiting patiently for Brabus to "open the door to a new dimension for the latest Mercedes S-Class sedan » 10/22/08 12:00pm 10/22/08 12:00pm and the " by dropping their own 22" wheels into the sparsely populated big-wheels aftermarket, today is a day for rejoicing. Not only have they unveiled the BRABUS Monoblock VI, Monoblock S, and…

540 HP DKR Porsche 911 Turbo Is A 911 GT2 On The Cheap

If you want your run-of-the-mill Porsche 911 Turbo to scoot off the line with a bit more authority, get over to tuner DKR which offers an engine package for only $7,500, good for 540 HP and 571 lb-ft of torque. Considering the extent of the upgrades are an exhaust system and a performance ECU, that's a healthy kick in… » 10/15/08 6:30pm 10/15/08 6:30pm

Mustang Window Hood May Ignite See-Through Hood Trend

First it was the Toyota Altezza lighting the world on fire with the clear tail light craze, then came Buick, igniting the love triangle between Pep-Boys, 17-year-olds, and stick on fender vents, now it's the Corvette ZR1 » 9/18/08 10:30am 9/18/08 10:30am and its hood window kicking off a new trend. Hillbank Motorsports has created a hood with a window …

AC Schnitzer Digital Shift Knob Is Happy To See You

AC Schnitzer » 9/12/08 10:00am 9/12/08 10:00am has announced the availability of a new shift knob with a digital gear readout, available for all BMW and Mini models. We're announcing this knob's got a certain phallic sensibility. Aside from the obvious nonsense of a digital readout on a shifter which only your palm can see, something about the shape of …

Ariel Atom Gets Removable Windshield

One of the few bastions of modern white-knuckled motoring, the Ariel Atom, will be making a concession to comfort when Ariel makes a detachable windshield system available for sale. The shield will allow people who signed up for one of the rawest cars in the world, then apparently forgot why they did so, the option to… » 7/25/08 2:40pm 7/25/08 2:40pm

Believe It Or Not, There's A Throttle Body In These Pictures

We thought the Ford Flathead water pump on eBay was pretty blatant in its attempt to use sexy ladies to draw our eyes to unsexy car parts, but this is ridiculous. If you believe it, there's a polished throttle body for a GM LS1 hiding in these pictures — Where's Waldo-style. We have yet to find it, but that's what the… » 7/17/08 6:00pm 7/17/08 6:00pm

Blacked-Out Vortech-Supercharged Challenger Gives Us The Vapors

Feast your eyes on one of only two Vortech-supercharged 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8's — blacked out, naturally. The Challenger SRT8 already makes 425 HP with the 6.1-liter Hemi, but would you believe this supercharged monster is currently dynoing at 540 HP and 500 lb-ft of torque? You know that scene in cartoons when… » 7/14/08 4:20pm 7/14/08 4:20pm

Roush Announces New Supercharger for Mustang GT, 700 HP For Five Grand!

Let's say you've got a current generation Ford Mustang GT that doesn't get you excited any more and a couple grand taking up space under your mattress. Roush Performance can solve both of your problems with the addition of a new supercharger dubbed the TVS2300 ROUSHcharger. For around $5000, Roush will provide you a… » 7/11/08 3:45pm 7/11/08 3:45pm