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MTM S8 Talladega is the RS8 Audi Never Made

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For whatever reason, neither Audi nor BMW followed in the footsteps of their star rival Mercedes and its S63 and S65 AMG cars, with Ingolstadt being content with its S8.

ABT Readying Mystery Audi Coupe for Essen Show

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At the Essen Motor Show, which is Europe's version of the SEMA aftermarket and tuning event, VW Group specialist ABT will introduce three cars, including a world premiere "based on a sporty Coupe" from Audi.

New BMW M3 and M4 Get M Performance Parts for Essen

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Besides tuning parts for the X3 and X4, BMW’s booth at the Essen Motor Show will also include styling and equipment upgrades for the M3, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible.

John Cooper Works Debuts Tuning Parts for New Mini Hatch

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Mini’s booth at this year’s Essen Motor Show will be dedicated to John Cooper Works, which has developed tuning parts and accessories for both the Mini Hatch and the 5-Door.

New BMW M Performance Parts for X4

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At the Essen Motor Show 2014 (Nov 29 to Dec 12), BMW will officially debut its line of M Performance parts for the X4 and the X3 facelift.

Larte Design's Mercedes-Benz GL Black Crystal Ready for Essen

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After announcing its new Black Crystal package for the Mercedes-Benz GL in the summer, Larte Design will reveal the tune in full at Germany's Essen Motor Show next month.

Manhart Piques Our Curiosity with New BMW i8 Tune

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We're waiting for the day that someone will shoehorn the M3's straight-six or better yet, the older M5's V10 behind the i8's passenger compartment.

Take a Look at German Tuners’ Exhibits from 2013 Essen Motor Show

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If SEMA had an equivalent in Europe, it would no doubt be the Essen Motor Show in Germany. The largest tuning event in the Old Continent is in full swing as we speak (November 30 – December 8), so we thought you’d enjoy taking a look at some of the modified cars on display at the Messe Essen.

New BMW X5 Now Available With M Performance Parts

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If you were wondering when BMW would be sprucing up the new X5 with their customary M-trinkets, you don't need to do so any more, because they are here and completely unsurprising in any way.

BMW’s M Performance Parts for 2-Series Coupé Bring More Style and Power

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When sales of the all-new BMW 2-Series Coupé begin in March 2014, the carmaker will also offer a series of retrofit styling and performance upgrades under the BMW M Performance name.

AC Schnitzer Adds More Goods to BMW 4-Series Tuning Program

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On the occasion of the Essen Motor Show that takes in place in Germany from November 30 to December 8, AC Schnitzer has enhanced its tuning program for the new BMW 4-Series Coupe, with the most important additions being performance upgrades for the 420i, 430d and 435d models.

Wimmer RS Makes New KTM X-Bow GT as Fast as an Arrow with 429HP Upgrade

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While 281-horses (285PS) may not sound a lot for a sports car, when you combine such an engine with an extremely lightweight body and chassis with the entire vehicle tipping the scales at under 800kg (less than 1,760 lbs), then it suddenly all makes sense.

ABT Bids Farewell to VW Golf GTI Mk6 with Last Edition Special at Essen Motor Show

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With the presentation of the VW Golf GTI Mk7 Concept alongside the regular Golf hatchbacks at the Paris Motor Show in September, it’s only a matter of time before we see the production ready model – as little as three months, if the Germans decide to show the car in Geneva, as we've heard. 

To honor the departing model, German tuning brand of all things related to the VW Group, ABT Sportsline, introduced a "Last Edition" version of the current Golf GTI Mk6 at the Essen Motor Show, which runs until December 9.

9ff Brings New Porsche 911-Based GT9 Vmax with 1,381hp to Essen Motor Show

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When it comes to insane Porsche builds, few companies can compete with Germany's 9ff and especially its crown jewel, the GT9, which is appearing in an updated form at this week's 2012 Essen Motor Show.

The GT9 Vmax is a new edition of the 9ff's supercar that is loosely based on the previous Porsche 911.

Startech Goes Retro with Land Rover Series 3.1 Concept at the Essen Motor Show

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Startech, a Brabus subsidiary that focuses its tuning attention on Jaguar-Land Rover Group models, released a new concept based on the latest Land Rover Defender at the Essen Motor Show that runs for the public from December 1 to 9.

Named the Defender Series 3.1 Concept, the study is inspired by the classic Land Rover Series III, which was produced from 1971 to 1984.

TMG TS-650 Concept is a Lexus LS on Some Crazy Steroids and We Like It

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We all know that automakers and custom shops alike often overdo it with their tuning concepts at events like the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and the Essen Motor Show in Germany, but once in a while, you see some pretty nifty creations like the TS-650 Concept made by Toyota's motorsports division and Lexus Europe.

The only thing that looks out of place on the TS-650 that made its world premiere today at the 2012 Essen Motor Show are the Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) logos that replace the Lexus badges on the car.

We would also have preferred to see TMG base the TS-650 on the recently facelifted Lexus LS with its more sculpted body, but still, the Japanese brand's European designers deserve praise for turning a dull luxury limo into a fully fledged sports sedan.

The muscled up concept gains a wider body with blistered wheel arches along with matching front and rear bumpers, and a carbon fiber aero kit comprising a front lip spoiler, extended side skirts, rear diffuser and boot lid wing. The same lightweight material is also used on the roof and the front fender air vent trims.

New Lexus LS TMG Sports 650 Concept Featuring a 641HP Twin-Turbo'd V8

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So you think that the Lexus LS is a traditional luxury sedan for customers ripe in age with deep pockets who don't care about race tracks and performance numbers?

Well, that may hold true for the regular LS, which was recently redesign adopting a more modern appearance, but that's definitely not the case with the concept pictured here and which was prepared by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG).

Based on the pre-facelift Lexus LS, the TMG Sport or TS-650 Concept is a track ready, high-performance saloon fitted with a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine capable of reaching 9,000 rpm while delivering 641hp (650PS) and a peak torque of 710Nm (524 lb-ft).

An eight-speed transmission drives the car's wheels (we still don't know if the concept is all- or rear-wheel drive).

According to the Japanese carmaker's motorsport division, "its aerodynamics were developed in TMG's wind tunnels and significant development has been dedicated to handling."

SpeedART Shows us What it Did to the New Porsche Boxster 981's Interior

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After sharing pictures and details about the exterior and performance modifications it performed on the new generation Porsche Boxster (codenamed 981) as part of its SP81-R package, German tuning house SpeedART is now providing us with a glimpse of the work it did in the interior of the roadster model.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH Teases Lexus LS TS-650 Ahead of Essen Motor Show Debut

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Remember the muscular Lexus LS prototype prepared by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) that our spies nabbed racing around the Nürburgring track last year?

Well, Toyota's motorsport division has finally made the decision to reveal the car in front of the public for the very first time at this month's 2012 Essen Motor Show in Germany, which runs from November 30 to December 9.

TechArt Shows More of its New Porsche Boxster (981) Tuning Program

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After a giving us a first taste of what it is preparing for the new generation of the Porsche Boxster (with the internal codename 981) in September, German aftermarket tuner TechArt released a fresh set of photos and some additional details on its styling and performance program.

"Our aim was to give the Porsche Boxster an even sportier expression with intelligently applied exterior components while simultaneously underlining the elegant look of the vehicle", says TechArt's Managing Director Thomas Behringer.