2012 XXX Performance Audi R8 V10 Photo Gallery

June 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Audi, Blog, Wheel & Tuning News

It’s all a matter of image: Audi’s sports car project with the abbreviation R8 once came as a real bombshell; it has meanwhile gone rather quiet around this perfect Porsche 911 substitute. A good quality second-hand of the “small” R8 with the popular 4.2 liter V8 of 420 horse power of the Audi RS4 is available at the moment as from almost EUR 50,000. This amount will definitely be sufficient to acquire a technically mature sports car that is extremely rare on German streets. Even a great deal rarer is the bigger brother with the ten cylinder core, which competes with Lamborghini Gallardo on in-house basis.

For the second time within the shortest possible time, the Tuning Smithery from Bochum XXX-Performance is presenting a reconstructed version of a first class R8. Following the “small“ V8 in orange is now the bigger brother V10 – this time in a bilious green, cladded in full wrap dressing. The wrapping of car bodyworks is part of the areas of expertise of XXX Performance. The side blades and the exterior rear-view mirrors were refined with carbon foil finishing as a contrast to the bilious green. Cleaned Audi emblems, front grill painted in black as well as darkened headlights round up works on the car body shell. The real eye catchers are deeply lowered in the wheel housings. This is where exclusive Oxigin 14-Oxrock rims that are fitted with foils to match the bodyworks, roll over the road surfaces. In its format 8.5×20 and 11×20 inches, this combination with the befitting Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires of 235/30R20 and 295/25R20 ensures sufficient grip on road surfaces. The H&R coilover kit that was completely modified on a G-Ride Airride system ensures a massive lowering of the vehicle. This brute lowering status is thus also realizable for the purpose of public display.

Indeed, the tuners of XXX Performance also left virtually no stone unturned in the 5.2 liter V10 engine. The engine software was optimized and a BMC carbon air-box as well as a high-end sports exhaust system with Bluetooth flap control system from the reputable Capristo establishment provided to achieve a boost in performance to the present status of approximately 650 horse power. The company from Bochum further achieved a boost in the visual appearance value of this roaring ten-cylinder aggregate by implementing different real carbon covers.

Apropos of value boost: The interior of the R8 V10 is now almost beyond recognition. Whichever way the eye strays, the fine Alcantara and real leather in carbon looks with white seams are always sure to be caught in all views. The roof liner, the complete dashboard, the steering wheel, the seats, the door claddings or the plastic parts, you name it: High-grade leather is henceforth seen and felt everywhere. Moreover, the arm supports were fitted with real carbon. There is finally a set of peccably expensive Audi RS-seats that are of course, equally slightly modified and given a facelift in their dressing.

Source: XXX Performance Press Release

2011 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG on a set of Modulare M13 3-piece Forged Wheels

Here is a 2011 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG shown with a custom set of our Modulare M13 3-piece forged wheels.  This setup measures 24×10 front and rear with a 3” chrome outer lip, featuring a special 2-tone center done in gloss black with the windows only done in brushed aluminum.  Tires are Pirelli Scorpion Zero in size 285/35/24 front and rear.

Aston Martin DB9 on a set of Modulare Wheels

Here is a set of our new Modulare M28 3-piece forged wheels shown on an Aston Martin DB9 in 21”.  The wheels are finished in our ever-popular brushed aluminum finish in sizes 21×9 front and 21×10.5 rear, and are mated to Toyo Proxes T1-R tires measuring 255/30/21 front and 295/25/21 rear.  The optional etched aluminum logo centercaps were also added in a matching brushed finish.

A set of the OEM DBS taillights were also added, and the car is lowered via H&R sport springs.

2012 Carlsson C25 Super GT Photo Gallery

The Carlsson C25 developed and specially handcrafted by Carlsson will be produced as a seven vehicle Limited Edition for the Chinese market. All Limited Edition vehicles with serial numbers 1-3 and 5-8 have already been sold to end customers and will be manufactured individually according to the owners’ wishes.

The Carlsson C25 Super GT philosophy remains unchanged: maximum driving performance with optimal everyday practicality combined with outstanding design and utmost exclusivity will make the Carlsson C25 LE a coveted toy for the discerning automotive enthusiast in China as well.

The Carlsson C25 LE also meets the highest safety standards since the crash structure corresponds to the basic model and offers maximum occupant protection. In addition, the Carlsson Super GT is particularly easy to maintain because it can be maintained all over the world – including in China – through the existing Mercedes Benz or Carlsson service network.

The body has been newly developed and manufactured entirely out of carbon fiber. The total weight was reduced by 180 kilograms as compared to the basic model. In addition to new front and rear lights, the C25’s rear side windows and rear window were redesigned and manufactured. Further technical highlights include the composite braking system, available on request, the C-Tronic® Suspension chassis with iPhone control, the 450 hp performance of the Carlsson V8, and two massive, all-aluminum tailpipes of the Carlsson exhaust system in a sophisticated design.

With the C25 Limited Edition, the automobile manufacturer Carlsson guarantees the highest individuality for the Chinese market. Thus, each car is unique. Combinations of colors and coatings are individually made to order, as are the materials used and the entire interior design. None of the seven vehicles are alike. “We wanted to develop a vehicle that is highly exclusive on the one hand, and on the other hand can be also be used for the daily commute to the office. A Super GT which impresses with its driving comfort in urban traffic as much as its capability to go from zero to 100. This concept is especially suited to the Chinese market and we are delighted with the very high level of interest,” said Carlsson CEO and engineer Markus Schuster.

In the tradition of the great chassis builders, Carlsson has reached a milestone in the history of the company with their first self-developed car. The Carlsson C25 design borrows from legendary car forms of the 70s and 80s and newly interprets the use of a Super GT. The C25 Limited Edition showcases the wide range of automobile manufacturer Carlsson’s experience, passion and ingenuity in the creation of impressive cars.

The Carlsson C25 Limited Edition No. 1 will be transferred by air to Shanghai. The other vehicles will be hand-manufactured over the next twelve months at Gut Wiesenhof in Merzig and then delivered to the customers. The Carlsson C25 Limited Edition is available starting at a price of 4,000,000 RMB

Source: Carlsson Press Release

The Enhanced McLaren MP4-12C

June 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, McLaren, News

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McLaren Automotive, rather than resting on its laurels, has instead announced a package of enhancements that will make its 12C high performance sports car even more invigorating to drive yet even easier to live with.

Headlining the changes is a 25hp power increase.  It takes the maximum output of the mid mounted, twin turbocharged V8 engine to 616hp to give yet more vivid acceleration at track speeds with no loss in efficiency.  Modifications have been made by McLaren’s engineers to the 12C’s engine and SSG transmission increasing responsiveness.  Ease of use, a phrase not often associated with cars of this type, is further improved through a host of detail changes while a wider variety of paint, leather and wheel options give customers yet more scope for personalisation.  The 12C’s unique Intake Sound Generator (ISG) system, which controls the amount of engine intake sound heard in the cabin, is now programmable across three levels in all three Powertrain modes allowing the driver to select the amount of aural drama he or she wants to enjoy, whatever the road.  But one aspect that hasn’t changed is the 12C’s purposeful styling … apart from a subtle revision to the McLaren Speed Marque badge, that is.

This latest iteration of the 12C, which at launch set a new benchmark among its competitors for power, efficiency and pioneering technology, is available to order now at a price that starts from $239,400 (MSRP) in the USA*. Customers who have already taken delivery of a 12C are not being neglected, though.  Every 12C owner is being offered a package of upgrades, including the extra 25hp, at no cost, underlining McLaren’s commitment to its customers ensuring they enjoy owning their 12C as much as they do driving it.

Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive Managing Director said: “Given our racing heritage, it is in our nature to continuously seek out improvements. The team at McLaren Automotive recognizes that our existing and future customers deserve the very best product and service we can offer, and the launch of the enhanced 12C reaffirms its position as the most powerful luxury sports car among its competitor set.


“We designed and engineered the 12C from a clean sheet of paper, and I am delighted with the innovative technology package created for our first sports car. Our customers love driving a car with technologies and systems that have proved successful in Formula 1 and which create an incredible driving experience in a unique new high performance sports car. New and existing customers will now enjoy an even better experience thanks to the upgrades.”


THE DETAIL: enhanced 12C overview

The suite of upgrades to the 12C specification from October 2012 includes enhancements to the 12C’s engine and transmission, in addition to other functional attributes.

A focus on drivetrain development has given McLaren Automotive’s engineers the opportunity to increase the 12C’s 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 output to 616hp. The redesigned engine mapping has not altered the remarkable efficiency of the M838T engine, with fuel economy recorded at 18 mpg (combined).

Modification of the 7-Speed SSG transmission to which the 12C’s high-powered engine is mated has resulted in crisper throttle response and improved clutch control for gear changes that are both faster and smoother.

The 12C features an innovative Intake Sound Generator (ISG). This system works by controlling engine intake noise within the cabin at differing levels, depending on the Powertrain mode selected for the car.  Moving up through Normal, Sport and Track Powertrain mode enhances the aural drama and driving experience of the 12C, with engine noise in the cabin changing when throttle power is applied and revs increase. With the 2013 specification 12C, the driver will be able to select the level of engine noise delivered in each mode through an electronic menu accessible via the instrument cluster.

Improved usability and occupant comfort

A new door entry system is a feature of the new 12C. A small button mounted on each door replaces the 12C’s touch sensor system. In line with customer feedback, this modification is intended to simplify the user experience. The ability to unlatch each door using the 12C key fob will be retained.


To improve safety, an enhancement will be made to the headlight activation settings of the 12C. With the ‘AUTO-lights’ mode selected, the 12C’s headlights will be automatically switched on when rain is detected by the windshield-mounted rain sensor.

The 12C’s Climate Control System will be modified exclusively for 2013 models. In addition to the standard ‘AUTO’ function of the system; new cars will be supplied with systems inclusive of ‘AUTO LO’ functionality. This new setting enables the desired cabin temperature to be reached in the quietest way possible, using lower fan speeds.

New options to personalize the ultimate McLaren 12C

McLaren Automotive is committed to innovating through technology and design, and presenting customers with an exciting range of opportunities to specify their ultimate 12C.  Along with the power upgrade and technical revisions announced for the 2013 model year 12C, comes a selection of tempting aesthetic and functional options which may be added to the comprehensive standard 12C specification.

A stunning new high quality paint finish will be added to the options list for the new 12C. Volcano Yellow joins the ‘Elite’ set of paint finishes available for the revised model, and promises to be as spectacular as the popular Volcano Orange and Volcano Red finishes selected by many 12C customers since the car was launched in 2011.

A new wheel design and wheel finish available on multiple wheel designs will be offered to future 12C owners.  A new 5-spoke lightweight-forged wheel may be specified for the 12C and is available in multiple finishes. Standard Silver, optional Stealth and eye-catching Diamond Cut finishes are available on this new wheel design, as well as forged wheel designs available to order from the existing range. The Diamond Cut wheel finish is first finished in Graphite Grey, then diamond cut to reveal the forged metal surface. The entire wheel is then finished in a protective coat, which adds a high quality gloss to the appearance.

An exclusive new 12C interior trim has been developed by McLaren Automotive for 2013 model year 12Cs, which is a higher quality and more naturally textured leather than that in the current 12C options list.  If selected, exclusive semi-aniline leather is applied to all major interior surfaces including doors, seats, dash and the centre console. The new interior option includes flat piping around the perimeter of the seat and along the edge of the door card insert. The piping finish will be in Carbon Black unless requested in McLaren Orange, Harissa Red or Stone Grey. Three levels of this new interior trim will be available to order from June:

  • Full Semi-Aniline Leather: Carbon Black Leather on all surfaces, along with optional colour-matched flat piping
  • Semi-Aniline Leather with Colour Perforated Inserts: As Full Semi-Aniline, with the addition of colour perforated door inserts, seat inserts and matching piping
  • Semi-Aniline Leather with Alcantara Inserts: Carbon Black Leather to all major surfaces, with black Alcantara seat inserts and optional Alcantara door inserts, along with optional colour-matched flat piping

Racing Green, which to date has been an option for 12C buyers, and ‘Driver Zone’ interior options, will now be reserved for clients of McLaren Special Operations (MSO).  Selecting the ‘Driver Zone’ option will see a customer meet with MSO stylists to create a colour and trim scheme in the area immediately around, and including, the driver seat. This is specified in contrast to the interior trim specified elsewhere in the cabin.

One Touch Seat Return is an added function of optional heated and electric seats for new cars, and will be available as an update to existing vehicles. With the pull of a lever, the seat will return to its position when the driver last exited the 12C. Easy-Exit – whereby the seat retracts to its most rearward position to allow for unhindered exiting of the 12C – will remain a feature.

Vehicle Lift will be available as an option on 2013 model year vehicles. The system allows the 12C to be raised front and rear for improved ground clearance. This technology permits the vehicle to be raised by up to 40mm at the front and 25mm at the rear of the 12C, and may remain in position at up to 37mph.

In car entertainment is to be enhanced without any charge to customers of new and used 12Cs, through upgrades to the Meridian audio equalizer settings. The Meridian audio equalizer will be offered with Pure, Expanded and Extreme settings, progressively enhancing levels of bass and treble.

From race to road: McLaren Speed Marque

The McLaren badge, which carries the official moniker ‘Speed Marque’, will be modified and available in two different new finishes. Mounted on the front luggage lid, rear deck, steering wheel and wheel centre caps, the subtly revised Speed Marque may be specified in Rocket Red/Silver as standard, or Stealth/Silver as an option.

McLaren Automotive Sales and Marketing Director Greg Levine said: “The ‘Speed Marque’ is an important symbol of McLaren’s successful heritage in motorsport, and we are very proud that it features prominently on the 12C. The ‘Speed Marque’ has evolved significantly through the last five decades, from its origin as the ‘Speedy Kiwi’ on Bruce McLaren’s race cars in the 1960’s, through to the 1980’s and 90’s where the McLaren name featured a red chevron symbol alongside it on our Formula 1 cars.  Now displayed on the new 12C, it embodies our core product value of fast, streamlined movement and represents the pedigree of a multiple World Championship-winning Formula 1 team.”

Specification revisions a reward for existing 12C owners

Refinements to the 12C technology package will also be made available to McLaren’s valued existing 12C customers.

To date, McLaren Automotive has appointed 38 world-class retailers in 22 countries across the globe.  Each McLaren retailer in the new global retail network is now contacting existing 12C owners to offer each the opportunity to upgrade their current cars to a revised specification. Enhancements to existing 12Cs include the 616hp power increase introduced for the new 12C, and will be scheduled for application to cars later this year.

Antony Sheriff said: “A revised performance and technology package for the 12C highlights our determination and ability to enhance a vehicle that is already a benchmark sports car, and underlines our desire to reward customers that have shown commitment to McLaren.  I believe this action will reinforce existing customer relationships and I look forward to building long-term relationships with McLaren customers of the future.”


The following package of specification upgrades will be offered to every current 12C owner at zero cost to the customer:

  • M838T engine power increased to 616hp
  • Revised calibration for 7-Speed SSG transmission
  • Programmable Intake Sound Generator
  • Headlights linked to rain sensor when in automatic mode
  • Easy-Exit electric seat function incorporating Seat Return (if specified)
  • New Meridian audio equalizer settings (if specified)

A groundbreaking sports car inspired by Formula 1

Performance and practical refinements will enhance the 12C’s innovative standard technical specification, in which Formula 1 DNA runs through every component.

With a one-piece moulded carbon fibre ‘MonoCell’ weighing just 165lbs at its heart, the 12C features advanced vehicle dynamics technology including Brake Steer and Proactive Chassis Control.  Brake Steer is a technology McLaren introduced to Formula 1 in the 1997/98 MP4-12 race car and defines the 12C’s ability to set incredible lap times, by braking the inside rear wheel of the car through corners so that the 12C may retain the perfect ‘racing line’ on track.  ProActive Chassis Control is a suspension technology lauded by 12C owners due to its unique ability to provide executive car ride quality at any speed and on uneven road surfaces, yet its network of interconnected suspension hydraulics modify the amount of grip and roll control available when the driver adjusts the 12C’s ‘Handling’ settings through ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ modes.  The 12C is the only sports car among its competitor set that allows the driver to select ‘Powertrain’ and ‘Handling’ settings completely independently of each other, so that the driving experienced is optimized to their preference and environment.  With a combined fuel consumption figure of 18 mpg achievable from the car’s lightweight 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine, the 12C offers owners the option to enjoy driving a high performance sports car over greater distances and in a multitude of environments more than ever before.


* US Base MSRP does not include options; federal, state or local taxes; license, titling, registration or transportation fees.  Vehicle specifications and MSRP are subject to change without notice.  Destination and port processing is $2,400, and is not included in the base MSRP.



2013 model year MP4-12C performance data highlights


2012 MP4-12C **592hp 2013 MP4-12C **616hp
0-62 mph 3.1 sec 3.1 sec
0-124 mph 8.9 sec 8.8 sec
0-186 mph 27.5 sec 26.5 sec
¼ mile (400m) 10.7 sec @ 135 mph 10.6 sec @ 136 mph
V Max 205 mph 207 mph


** Vehicle specified with optional Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres




2013 model year McLaren MP4-12C technical specification

Drivetrain layout Longitudinal mid-engine, RWD
Engine configuration V8 twin turbo
Engine material Aluminium block and cylinder heads
Oiling Dry sump
Compression ratio 8.7:1
Valvetrain 32-valve, DOHC, dual VVT
Redline ( rpm) 8,500
Bore x Stroke (mm) 93 x 69.9
Engine displacement (cc) 3799
PS / rpm 625 / 7500
Torque Nm / rpm 600 / 3000-7000
PS per litre 164
Transmission 7 Speed SSG with Pre-Cog
Body structure Carbon fibre MonoCell with aluminum front and rear frames
Wheelbase (mm) 2670
Track, F/R (mm) 1656 / 1583
Length (mm) 4509
Width (mm) 1908
Height (mm) 1199
DIN weight (kg / lbs) 1434 / 3161
Dry weight (kg / lbs) 1336 / 2945
Dry weight with lightweight options (kg / lbs) 1301 / 2868
Weight distribution at DIN F / R % 42.5 /  57.5
Active aerodynamics McLaren Airbrake
Suspension ProActive Chassis Control
ProActive Chassis Control modes Winter / Normal / Sport / Track
Powertrain modes Winter / Normal / Sport / Track
Brakes Cast iron discs with forged aluminum hubs(F  370mm / R 350 mm)
Wheel sizes (F / R) 19” x 8.5”J / 20” x 11” J
Tyres (F / R) Pirelli PZero 235/35 R19 / 305/30 R20

Source: McLaren Press Release




Luxury Auto TV: Loading a 2013 Porsche Boxster S, 550 Spyder, and a Carrera GT into Grand Central Station Video

June 7, 2012 by  
Filed under LuxuryAutoTV, Porsche

Porsche Grand Central

In celebration of the all-new 2013 Boxster – Porsche and Men’s Journal partnered to send it on a journey that embodies the spirit of freedom and discovery.

To kick off The Spirited Escape Road Trip, Porsche displayed the 2013 Boxster S and some members of its iconic lineage — the 550 Spyder and the Carrera GT — at Grand Central Station.

This video shows the five hour process of loading the cars into this historic monument in condensed down to less than 2 minutes.

Source: Porsche Press Release

For Sale: 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Slant Nose Cab

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Domani Motor Cars is excited to present this ultra-rare 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Cab Slant Nose!  Finished in Guards Red over Black leather, the 930 Turbo has been driven ONLY 62,973 miles.  The Slant Nose is ALL ORIGINAL and is in EXCELLENT condition inside and out!

The 930 Turbo is one of the most revered 911s of all time.  It was a technological marvel for its time and featured a potent 3.3L flat-6 engine.  The Slant Nose version of the 930 Turbo was modeled after the Slant Nose Porsche 935 racecar of the time and featured hand-formed fenders.  Less than 1000 of these highly coveted models were built worldwide in the 1980s and elevated its fame to 911 Speedster levels!

This 930 Turbo Slant Nose Turbo Cab is complete with all books, keys, and original window sticker!  Options include Leather Interior, Black Belts, Power Operated Top, and of course the 930S Slant Nose Package.  The MSRP was far greater than a standard 930 Turbo and all-original examples are extremely difficult to find.  This is a rare opportunity to collect or drive a prized piece of Porsche’s history!

If you are looking for a lovely example of the Slant Nose, in a beautiful color combination, your search ends here!  This Slant Nose is in fabulous shape!  Call us on this Porsche today!

Family owned and operated for over 30 years, we thank you for considering our vehicle and invite you to come in, call, or email our experts and experience the Domani Motors difference!

Domani Motor Cars – 866-666-3362 – info@domanimotors.com or visit www.domanimotors.com

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Paul Jr. Designs Custom

June 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Chevrolet Camaro, News

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Paul Jr. Designs has partnered with Trans American Muscle to create a “one of a kind” modern day American muscle car based on the massive popularity of the new Camaro. This car is built for power and speed and carries all the details and upgrades you would expect of a Paul Jr. Design! Paul Jr. used the theme of his latest Build Off Bike to design his first ever car build. The Trans American Muscle is releasing a series of 77 custom built cars that echo the same Aerospace theme as the well-received bike, and they feature aircraft-style detailing throughout!  Domani Motor Cars has been asked to be the exclusive global dealer for these menacing Camaros!

The Conversion Package consists of:

– Full Coil-over Suspension

– Custom Shifter

– 2.9L Whipple Supercharger

– SLP Exhaust with X-Pipe

– Custom Interior

– SLP Sub-frame Connectors

– Custom Forgiato 22″ Wheels with Propeller Theme

– 265/35/22 Front Tires, 295/30/22 Rear Tires

– Custom Sheet Metal Paneling

– Aircraft Rivets

– Copper Paul Jr. Designs Emblems

– Exterior Copper Numbering

– Custom Door Sills

– Custom Hot Rod Black Paint in Matte Finish

No expense is spared in making this ultimate expression of a Camaro.  Paul Jr. has always wanted to create a custom car that is inspired by one of his world-famous choppers.  This beast represents his vision and is the first official 4-wheeled bad boy to bear his name!  Limited to ONLY 77 examples worldwide, this PJD Camaro is sure to make a statement wherever you go and will become an instant classic.

Family owned and operated for over 30 years, call or email their experts and experience the Domani Motors difference!

Domani Motor Cars – 800-666-3362 – info@domanimotors.com

Source: Domani Motors Press Release

2012 Ugur Sahin Design Alfa Romeo 12C GTS

June 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Alfa Romeo, Blog, Concepts, News

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After the USD C3 design concept has made its way to production as “Anadi”, UgurSahinDesign is proud to introduce AlfaRomeo C12 GTS Concept.

“The main goal of this design is to reinterpret Alfa Romeo’s historical lines, surfaces and styling
cues with fresh perspective and state of mind in order to create an appealing design and combining
the familiar design language of Alfa Romeo combined with sharper lines and surfaces without losing
the organic attractiveness of the car.

One of the main features of the design is the way its stance is shaped. As a whole it gives you the
impression of “forward-movement” even while standing still. The iconic Alfa Romeo Grille hosts
the center of the organic lines which flow towards the back and around the car with minimum distraction and maximum visual impact. The way the front is designed consists of two different shape
compositions to make the face of the car sporty and aggressive, yet so appealing.

The side silhouette creates a balanced front-to-back ratio that grabs your attention with proper proportional balance and the perfectly straight line that divides the upper and the lower parts of the car
seamlessly wraps around the back making the car look as a whole.”

Currently we are actively looking for investors and parties who want to be involved in the project in order to build an exclusive car which is destined to give its owner the ultimate feeling of powerful
design and driving experience.

For more information, contact us through info@ugursahindesign.com

Source: UgurSahinDesign Press Release