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BMW's Baby i3 EV Puts on a New Set of Alloy Shoes


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What's the easiest and most painless way to either improve or customize your ride's look?

Scion FR-S Gains Targa Version for SEMA


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Scion’s biggest surprise for this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas is by far the FR-S T1 targa top version, built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs.

How Your Wife Might Convince You to Get a 2015 Sedona


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We all appreciate the merits of minivans as family cars and Kia's Sedona is certainly one of the better looking people haulers in the US, but…there's always a but with these type of vehicles, isn't there…

Vilner's Carbon Fiber Package for Range Rover Autobiography LWB


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You might know Vilner mainly for its custom interior builds, but the Bulgarian design studio has also ventured into the exterior cosmetics field.

Hennessey Boosts Jaguar F-Type V8 to 623 HP


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The most powerful V8-motivated version of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe, the R, makes 542 hp. That’s a lot, and even if the F-Type is not really the lightest of cars, it’s still pushed to sixty in four-ish seconds – a very competent, though not extraordinary time.

Should you need more, though, Hennessey no offers a pack that boosts the output to 623 hp, making the car even harder to launch cleanly…

Carlsson Has a Go at Making the Mercedes-Benz GLA More Aggressive


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Carlsson has released its interpretation of the Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover, with the German tuning company offering exterior and interior upgrades as well as performance kits.

Toyota Goes Nuts with SEMA Show Concepts


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The SEMA Show has always been a handful and this year's edition is no exception, with Toyota announcing a raft of tuning projects for November's Las Vegas event.

Hyundai Wants to Make Sonata Cool Again with SEMA Concept


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Can a fancy-pansy tuned SEMA Show concept give the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata some of its mojo back? Maybe it can get a few people talking about it again, but not really…

Jeep and Ram Get the Mopar Touch for SEMA


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For Jeep and Ram, the utility-oriented brands of the Chrysler Group, Mopar will debut no less than six concepts at this year’s SEMA Show.

Chrysler and Dodge Show Off Their SEMA Projects


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For this year’s SEMA Show, Chrysler Group’s in-house tuner Mopar has a long list of custom vehicles, spanning the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat brands.

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.

Ford Details 725HP Gold-Obsessed Galpin Auto Sports Mustang


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Ford has released additional details about the customized Mustang built by Galpin Auto Sports for SEMA to celebrate Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday.

The golden anniversary car features a restyled front fascia to match the three streaks found in the factory headlights, but the latter are replaced by new headlights with integrated LED turn signals and turn on in sequence. The car also features carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels, as well as a more aggressive rear diffuser.

The exterior is finished in paint that may appear black, but a closer look reveals that it is filled with gold metallic flakes. The 20-inch wheels, side sills, brake calipers and badging are also finished in gold. Inside, everything that is normally chrome or metallic has either been blacked-out or given the gold treatment. The Recaro seats are covered with a fabric finished in black and gold, and the headliner is black microsuede.

Under the hood, a gold powder-coated Whipple supercharger helps the 5.0-liter V8 develop 725 horsepower. Suspension components from Steeda and an all-new exhaust from Magnaflow complete the mechanical upgrades.

“We like the black and gold idea, and really wanted to get the color as close to 24-carat gold as possible,” Brandon Boeckmann, GAS operations manager, explained the gold theme.

Ford said the spotlight at the 2014 SEMA will be on the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which has “much more potential for performance,” according to the automaker. Several tuners will unveil high-powered versions of the new turbo four-cylinder which produces 310 hp and 320 lb-ft (434 Nm) of torque in standard form.

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Kia's K900 Flagship Wears its SEMA Show Performance Costume


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Do you think Kia's target market for their new luxury car, the K900, is interested in wild tuning jobs and added dollops of performance?

Porsche Macan Powered and Styled-Up with TechArt Parts


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After giving Macan owners a first taste of their tuning goods in July, Porsche specialist TechArt has announced a bevy of performance and styling parts for the luxury SUV.

Ford Promises a Stampede of 2015 Mustangs for SEMA Show


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Even before we laid eyes on the new Mustang, we knew that the first SEMA Show after its presentation would be dominated by Ford's pony car. No surprise here, as it goes with the territory.

Big Daddy Custom's Muscle Coupe Used to be a 2008 Skoda Octavia


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India's automotive scene is bursting with ideas these days, with many independent shops getting creative with all sorts of cars.

400PS Brabus Mercedes GLA 45 AMG is Our Kind of Small SUV


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Compact SUVs and crossovers have come a long way in only a few years and this is most evident by the high-performance Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG. Add Brabus to the mix and what you get is purely explosive…

Vossen's New VLE-1 Wheels on a Stillen G37 and Porsche 997


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Vossen has come out with a fresh alloy wheel design dubbed VLE-1 that will be a limited edition series made of 400 sets produced in two different finishes.

Restomod '66 Chevy Chevelle Modernizes a Classic with 980hp LS7


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A 1966 Chevelle concept tune that takes advantage of all the cool advancements in automobile technology over the past five decades? Color us interested.

Holy Cash Cow! The Carbon Fiber Spoilers Alone on This Mercedes S65 AMG Will Cost You €24,900!


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We had to read Voltage Design's press release a few times to be sure, but the carbon fiber spoilers seen on this S65 AMG tune cost about as much as a base A-Class in Germany!