Now This Is How You Make A Tiny Truck Look Tough

Kahn Design is a part supplier on the insanity scale between outfitters Mansory and Icon, leaning hard toward this side of "batshit." This Land Rover Defender 2.4 TDCI 90 "Chelsea Wide Track" Pickup is what happens when they slap a big dose of body cladding on a tiny little truck. And it totally works. » 3/20/15 9:00pm 3/20/15 9:00pm

You Didn't Realize You Needed A Triple-Turbo Diesel BMW Z4 Until Now

AC Schnitzer's goal of making bad decisions into a viable business model consistently delivers. The latest bit of evidence is this BMW Z4 with the M50d's diesel shoved into the nose and tuned to put out 620 lb-ft of torque. That should do. » 3/18/15 7:20pm 3/18/15 7:20pm

Speed-obsessed tuners chase the last scraps of vMax at Nardò

It's gotten to the point where we scoff that the Ferrari LaFerrari can "only" reach 217 mph, but with all of the Texas highway and Ehra-Lessien videos out there, it's hard to remember that there are only a few places where the brave can try for 200 mph. » 9/12/14 3:13pm 9/12/14 3:13pm

This Is What Happens When A Smurf Mates With A Mercedes

If one photo could sum up the entirety of 80s German tuning, you're looking at it. It's the interior of a Mercedes 280TE by Zender, and amazingly not a single Smurf was harmed in the process. » 9/06/14 4:30pm 9/06/14 4:30pm

Off-Road Aggressor Chevrolet Silverado Reaper Is Released To The Wild

To give GM fans a ground-pounding off-road alternative to the Ford Raptor (and troll the Blue Oval), Corvette tuning legend Ken Lingenfelter and truck tuner Southern Comfort Automotive got together and created a suped-up Silverado called the Reaper. This is the first one we've seen in the wild. » 8/14/14 12:47pm 8/14/14 12:47pm

The Regula-Exclusive Porsche Cayenne Looks Like A Fake Future Movie Car

German tuning out Regula-Exclusive has carved an incredibly complex body kit for the Porsche Cayenne, which kinda makes it look like an Audi from a movie set thirty years in the future. In the present it's pretty intense, but I find it strangely appealing. » 5/22/14 8:00pm 5/22/14 8:00pm

British Tuner's Take On The Performance SUV: Qashqai-R

British GT-R tuner Severn Valley Motorsport (SVM) has executed a new approach to the performance SUV— packing performance parts and the powerplant from an R35 into Nissan's 7-passenger Qashqai. » 1/11/14 3:01pm 1/11/14 3:01pm

We're (Almost) Sure The Evoque Patent Mystery Is Solved

The blokes at Autoblog are pretty much convinced they've placed the identity of the Evoque rally car we found in the Chinese patent books, and I'm inclined to agree with them. » 1/07/14 4:35pm 1/07/14 4:35pm

The Mansory Carbonado Is An Evil Carbon Fiber Lamborghini Aventador

Mansory, the tuning house with a penchant for ruining nearly everything it touches, may have finally made something cool that doesn't burn out people's retinas. The car, called the Carbonado, is a carbon fiber Lamborghini Aventador that will be limited to a production run of just six units. » 7/18/12 12:40pm 7/18/12 12:40pm

The brand-new $150,000 Camaro rat-rod

There are hot rods. There are rat rods. Then there's this: A new Camaro SS that's been speed-rusted and deglossed into junkyard condition while getting a 1,000-hp supercharged engine — and it only cost $150,000. » 5/10/11 4:30pm 5/10/11 4:30pm

Aftermarket pioneer HKS USA closing its doors

Citing poor market conditions HKS USA, formerly one of the largest aftermarket JDM performance companies in the country, is ceasing U.S. operations after nearly three decades in business. A letter obtained by Jalopnik shows the company will consolidate its work to Japan. » 4/28/11 4:55pm 4/28/11 4:55pm

The Foxyote Mustang is born

The experts in pony car animal husbandry knew their talents would not go to waste when Ford revived the 5.0-liter V8 dubbed Coyote. Here's one of their first crossbreeds, a swap into a Fox-body Mustang. Call it the Foxyote. » 3/16/11 1:00pm 3/16/11 1:00pm

Exploring the biggest Japanese sports-car festival in Germany

Only old Axis buddies like Germany and Japan could shape this kind of cross-cultural moment; an annual fair for Japanese sports-car fans in Deutschland dubbed "Reisbrennen" — literally, "rice burning." Hot cars transcend any language. » 2/04/11 5:15pm 2/04/11 5:15pm

How Much Is A Totaled Ford GT Worth To You?

Three months back, we wrote about a $200,000 Ford GT totaled by a tuner. Now it's been digested by the insurance process and spit out at a salvage auction. How much would you pay for a crunched supercar? » 1/11/11 10:30am 1/11/11 10:30am

Supplier Gets Internet Justice Served Over Scores Of Forums

What price would you pay to avoid infamy? A Utah man has one answer: $132, the cost on a job he forgot to complete for a customer whose gripe spread to scores of online forums. Meet the Internet's justice servers. » 12/09/10 3:00pm 12/09/10 3:00pm

How A Tuner Totaled A $200,000 Ford GT

Texas sports car tuner Ray Hofman sent a twin-turbo Ford GT to California tuner Bill Knobloch for some upgrades. Knobloch says he was taking the "gal" for a test drive when it went airborne. And that's only the beginning. » 10/20/10 11:45am 10/20/10 11:45am

Twin-Turbo Lexus IS-F: A Proper Jet Car Substitute

Don't think you can convince the owner of the Gilda Ghia to sell his jet car to you? A twin-turbo IS-F tuned by Fox Marketing and Artisan Performance almost sounds the part. » 5/04/09 10:00am 5/04/09 10:00am

Hennessey V700 CTS-V: 700 HP, Four-Door ZR1

The boys at Hennessey Motorsports have been busy lately. Their latest hot rodded project comes in the form of the 2009 Hennessey V700 CTS-V, packed with a mighty 700-horsepower tuned LSA. » 5/01/09 3:30pm 5/01/09 3:30pm

G-Power Hurricane CS Claims World's Fastest BMW Coupe, 228 MPH Top Speed

With a top speed of 228 MPH, the G-Power Hurricane CS is laying claim to the title of world's fastest BMW coupe. » 4/30/09 10:30am 4/30/09 10:30am