Two exterior kits from Prior Design in one day? Yup… It seems like the tuning house is doing what they can to make your New Year’s Eve more thrilling as you check out the photos. It is like Prior Design has special thing with the German vehicles as they already played with BMW 1-Series Coupe and 5-Series – this has been customized twice, folks. This time, another German sedan has been voluntarily signs up for Prior Design latest project – the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG that looks like more than regular E-Class.
The exterior kit for E63 AMG by Prior Design comes with the name “PD500” body kit. Hmmm… the name itself already gives us the chill. According to autoevolution.com, this body kit is perfect fit for all W212 E-Class sedans. Especially those which are carrying the design and performance by AMG for the top of the class E-Class models.
Prior Design offers the tuning kit for Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG that consists of new front fascia, revised side skirts, freshly designed rear bumper, and of course a diffuser. The primary goal is to deceive your eyes. Seeing the E63 AMG with Prior Design exterior kit will definitely make you think “hot ride with V8 AMG engine under the hood”.
But the fact is, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG just an ordinary sedan and that is where the exterior body kit from Prior Design comes handy. So, do you think that looks can be deceiving? With the help from Prior Design, those who own ordinary sedan can reborn their sedan with menacing look.
We know that the newest model for the BMW 1-Series is already here, but the 1-Series Coupe and Convertible is having its last time on the market. And do you know what it means? It means that it is perfect moment for tuning houses and aftermarket specialists to offer specially designed custom kit for those vehicle and double up the price. Check out what Prior Design did to the BMW 1-Series M Coupe.
Yup… the German aftermarket developer is having the best time of their life as at the end of 2011, they got the chance to modify the 1-Series M Coupe. What Prior Design has to offer you is an exterior styling kit that will bring out the sporty appearance of the 1M or any 1-Series Coupe. We just love the fact that Prior Design decided to keep everything simple, no exaggeration at all.
Prior Design refers their customized BMW 1-Series M Coupe as “PDM1” and let’s checks out the tuning kit package, shall we? According to autoevolution.com, the German tuning specialist carries an excellent level of attention to the detail such as the front fascia that has carbon fiber splitter, front fenders, and revised hood, rear apron that integrated with a diffuser, muscular wheel arches, and irresistible lip spoiler. Price tag? No official word from Prior Design, but then again, in terms of customization, money is not a problem, right?
Can you imagine that the Audi TT will be having its entry-level segment or in our term affordable car? No need to imagining as the UK division of Audi has officially announced the new model year for the TT will be offering an affordable version that is powered by 1.8L turbocharged TFSI petrol engine in the form of coupe. Wait… an affordable TT model in coupe version? That is one bold step makes by Audi, don’t you think? So, how affordable will be the TT coupe?
The Audi TT coupe might cost around £24,070 and with that amount of money, you can get power output around 160 horsepower. Not bad, right? Especially if you remember that the engine is already equips with turbocharged. The customers have the privilege to choose between the 6-speed manual transmission as standard option or the double-clutch S-Tronic transmission as the optional feature. There will be two models of the TT coupe namely the Sport and S line.
Taking the manual transmission Audi TT for sprint and you will hit 0 to 62 mph in 7.2 seconds with top speed reaches at 140 mph (225 km/h). As for the S-Tronic model, going 0 to 62 mph can be completed in 7.1 seconds and giving the same top speed. One thing we almost forget to tell you, the manual transmission and S-Tronic model are in FWD a.k.a the front-wheel-drive. You know what those figures remind us? A Volkswagen Golf. Could it be that the affordable TT coupe is the revised edition of VW Golf since the vehicle carries 211 horsepower and can reach the sprint at the exact same time?
Another aftermarket tuning house that is playing with German car – meet the Duke Dynamics with its Porsche Cayman S. As we wait for the new generation of Cayman S coupe, the Duke Dynamics which is a Canadian tuning house indulge our eyes with the aftermarket package. So, what have the Duke Dynamics done to the Cayman S? Let’s find out, shall we?
The primary target for tuning the Porsche Cayman S by Duke Dynamics is balanced approach. In order to reach their balance approach, the Cayman S coupe get s honeycomb grille on the new bumper which the Canadian tuning house said its 40% lighter than the original bumper and grille. As if that doesn’t enough, Duke Dynamics design adds a rear spoiler in carbon fiber style and lighter revised rear bumper.
The final custom for the Porsche Cayman S by Duke Dynamics includes a set of multi-spoke lightweight alloy rims in dark finish to contrast the new coupe’s paint scheme – orange. Told you that orange will be the next red on the aftermarket world, right?
Apparently, the Duke Dynamics only playing with the exterior parts of the Cayman S. It means that the engine and performance of the German coupe still stay the same. The same as it powered by 3.4L V6 that delivers 32 horsepower that is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The 2012 BMW M6 strolled the street of Germans for test drive. The German coupe convertible was covered in less camouflage sheet as it only covers the side skirts, bumpers, and rear bumper. You know what less camouflage sheet means, don’t you? It means that the 2012 BMW M6 is approaching its final developments before getting its official unveil.
With the roof down – and there was a bit of roof folding action – we get the chance to see the interior and the exterior of the coupe convertible. A grey exterior paint model and the more fierce black. An aggressive style is very noticeable on the exterior as the 2012 M6 carries a larger air dam, a lower bumper, a new muscular nose, and bulging bonnet.
Moving to the back, the 2012 M6 has quadruple exhaust which obviously emphasizes the M creation and that new bumper and we just can’t get our eyes of off the an integrated rear diffuser. It is might be your first chance to see series of spyshots on 2012 BMW M6 with massive amount of black leather, M badges on the shifter and instruments, and instruments with sporty steering wheel.
No photos on the engine, but we predict the 2012 BMW M6 is powered by the same twin-turbocharged 4.4L V8 which also powered the X5 M, X6 M and M5. Rumor has it that the 2012 M6 will be delivering 600 horsepower which definitely will be more expensive.
Another tuning series news and this time, it’s the Audi A1 by Eibach. Just look at the photos; can the coupe hatchback be more aggressive than this? Question: how many tuning houses you know have the guts to play with the A1? Customizing the coupe hatchback is not that easy, but it seems like Eibach once able to pull it off. Eibach is not only an expert tuning house, but they have other expertise too which is the suspension specialist.
Eibach stated that the reason why they chose to play with Audi A1 is because they want to give the coupe hatchback a balanced modification project that has major attention on the tech side of the car. In order to be able to reach that goal, Eibach asked the help from Bilstein and Bilstein is happy to offer their new B12 Pro-Kit. That kit makes the A1 closer to the road by 40mm but drivers can adjust them from the dampers.
Notice that awesome tires? The Audi A1 gets Borbet XA wheels in 18×8 size with a multi-spoke design and placed on 12mm Eibach spacers. It’s not complete if customizing A1 without even tweaking the engine a little bit, right? The ordinary engine for the A1 is the 1.4L TSI turbocharged that able to offer 122 horsepower and after upgraded, its able to deliver 157 horsepower. To complete the performance system, Eibach mounted a Remus exhaust system for the A1 that uses 84mm tailpipes and of course, a remap ECU.
The arrival of the 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 coupe has been officially confirmed by the Bentley CEO Durheimer. He stated that the two-door (which means its in coupe form, right?) version of GT2 Continental will be ready next year.
It’s not the coupe form that excites us, but the total power output for 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 that might be able to reach up to 650 horsepower. Question: which type of engine that can offer that kind of power – the W12 or the V8? Come on… a 5th grader that addicted watching automotive TV series is smarter than you. Frankly speaking, both W12 and V8 are able to create 650 horsepower; but we think the W12 is more fitted with the overall look of 2012 Continental GT2 coupe.
The 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 will not only carry massive power under its hood, but the coupe will be having a strict diet in order to reach certain weight level. The total weight loss needs to be shed by the 2012 Continental GT2 is around 200 kg (400 lbs) from the current weight 2,200 kg (4,400 lbs). Sounds familiar? Honestly, the weight loss program for the GT2 is similar with what the Porsche 911 GT3 RS has. Guess we have to credit the Bentley engineers to be able to pull that off.
Back to engine, the 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 coupe is intended to be a track-focused version vehicle. It means that the GT2 has the ability to go sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) less than four seconds.
Bentley CEO – Durheimer has this to say about the arrival of 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 coupe, “I definitely think there is room for a car with more power than the Supersport. I also think some of what we did with the Supersport in the past wasn’t quite right. For example, it should not be a two-seater. That layout should be reserved for the top-line cars.”