Not only that German cars rule but it looks like German tuning companies, do too. I’ve just laid my eyes on the newest Porsche 997 Turbo Cabrio, tuned by the guys at TechArt and all I can say is aside performances I’m in love with the looks. With 630 hp from a modified Boxer 3.6 liter engine this beauty only takes 3.5 seconds to reach 100km/h while the top speed is 345 km/h.
TechArt offers two kit versions, Aero Kit I and Aero Kit II, with both to include a front spoiler, a new bumper, a redesigned wing on the extendable rear spoiler, lateral air outlets and aerodynamic side sills. Other improvements include a 25mm lowered suspension for better handling and an adjusted PSAM shock absorption system that includes the VarioPlus threaded chassis.
I’d be interested to know the price for this beauty, but I guess if I wait for next month’s Essen Motor Show in Germany we’ll even get a video of it, not just the price.
The Honda Fit was chosen by a 60 member panel, that was comprised mostly of automotive journalists, as Japan’s Car of the Year. Unavailable in the U.S at this point, the Fit is a hot item in Japan with expectations of 12,000 units per month in initial sales and in the first 2-weeks of availability sales of over 20,000 cars.
Boasting a new larger size and sleeker look, the second generation subcompact Fit is expected to garner more U.S. interest when it becomes available in the U.S next year. Honda Fit has a well-matched five-speed transmission with strong first and second gears. It has a 1.5 liter engine with 109 horsepower, 1-5 pound-feet of torque and does 0 – 60 mph in 9.8 seconds. It is available in FWD as a 5-passenger 4-door hatchback.
The EPA city/highway fuel economy for this little jewel is 31/37 mpg and while it might not be the coolest car you will ever drive, for the price its a good value automobile.
Base Price: $14,445 – $15,765
AutoUnleashed had me blinded with an article on a blinged out Mercedes Benz SL600. Unveiled at the SEMA Show this year by DUB Magazine, the Benz was decked out with over 200,000 Swarkovski crystals and Bavarian White Mammoth seat covers. The aftermarket modification was done by the custom car accessory company Garson/D.A.D to highlight the company’s Mercedes accessories. Not only did the crystals cover every inch of the car’s exterior, but were also prominent inside covering parts of the center console, door trim and even the rearview mirror.
Since the SEMA show was held in Las Vegas from November 4-7, 2007 I guess this much sparkle and shine fits in just perfect. The one must have accessory for anyone even just looking at this car: Sunglasses!
Well it is about time we have another zoopedup dyno day in jhb!
The dyno day will take place on the Sunday the 9th of December 2007
The dyno day will be held at Snail Conversions!!!!!
For more info go here
5 Star Business Park
Beyers Naude Drive
R60 for zoopedup members(front or rear wheel drive)
R80 for none members(front or rear wheel)
R120 for members (4 wheel drive )
R140 for none members(4 wheel drive)
Day will start off round 7:30.
There will be wors roles and drinks on sale as per usual.
Prizes will be sponsored by AUTOSPA, Autostyle and DF octane boost
.. and you thought your tax money was going to waste?
Pic credit – Vic Pardal
Japanese tuning specialist INGS has released a new line of aftermarket accessories for the 2008 Honda Civic Type-R sedan. INGS avoided offering any sort of mods for the 221 PS naturally aspirated K20A 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine, preferring to concentrate on aerodynamic and chassis improvements.
The Type-Râ€™s grip is upgraded with the adoption of 18-inch Sports TS06 alloy rims wrapped in Bridgestone POTENZA tyres (255/35 R18 Front – 225/40 R18 Rear) along with a new suspension from Endless ZEAL / Function X. Braking power is enhanced Endless 6-pot calipers on the front axle.
Other mods include the 5Zigen muffler, the Takata / MPH-340R seat belts and INGSâ€™ impressive bodykit that consists of new front and rear bumpers, side-skirts and a Jumbo-Jet size rear wing.
This week we give you a chance to win a Sony Xplod CDX-GT270 Mp3/Wma Front Loader. The competition is easy, simply name one feature of the prize and you stand in line to win. I’ll announce the winner on next weeks newsletter as well as on the blog.
Issue 105 has heaps of new products. Calibra have just launched their updated range of Cyclops Amplifiers, theres one available to suit virtually any sound install. Set in a silver & orange casing, the Calibra logo has an LED light behind it to give an awesome install look. More audio includes 2 new Panasonic DVD scree systems & a new LG head unit.
Lastly theres the Type R Strobe Light Kit, each kit contains 2 blindingly bright strobe tubes, 6 slip on colours as well as a powersupply box which doubles as a strobe adjust. Fantastic value for money @ R295set
Several other new & exclusive products can be found in Issue 105
More currency gains means lower prices! This weeks newsletter is just that, the sought after Evo Fearless is now reduced to R3500 set of 4, these are available in multiple 4 hold PCD’s (4/100, 4/108 & 4/114).
Vw Golf I crystal inner & outer lights have also been reduced to a mere R230/pair. Theres a handful of new audio products as well as Racelines new Gti style bumper to fit Vw Mk4. This glass-fibre bumper includes centre wire mesh and sports a gti-esque black plastic bumper grids. The perfect facelift for your Mk4 Golf.
Read more in Issue 104