Hamann has debuted its “Tycoon” X6M at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. the Tycoon is a 670hp/737lb-ft torque monster (+123hp / 236tq over factory), and it looks like it. The ECU has been reflashed and paired with an exhaust system. While some may not like the radical look, this is undeniably a car which gets some attention.
Unexpected debuts have been rare so far at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, but one car which we didnt expect to see was a new Alpina B3 based on the LCI (facelifted) E92 coupe. Power has been bumped up to 400hp / 397lb-ft tq and the car has been fitted with some beautiful aero parts and a stunning interior. Check out the B3 S and the other Alpinas present inside.
The Japanese auto tuning scene is arguably the most dedicated and developed in the world. WSTO recently visited several Japanese tuners with whom they have partnered with, including Dort, Bond, and Studie. Check inside for their great write-up on Dort and the Japanese tuning scene. Coverage of Bond and Studie will follow.
G-Powers creations are never short on power and its latest production, the "Storm," a 760i with 725hp (@5500rpm) and 738lb-ft torque (@2000rpm) certainly does not buck that trend! G-Power was to achieve these monster numbers by boosting the 6.0L V12 bi-turbos boost to .9 bar, adding larger injection valves, custom tuning the ECU, and replacing the factory exhaust system. The Storm is claimed to be capable of 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 215mph!
The 760is 8 speed auto transmission has also been modified to deal with the massive increase in torque. The suspension rides on sportier replacements and lowers the ride height by 1.2 inches.
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The folks over at BimmerFile got time to sit down with a beautiful example of the new 2011 BMW 5-series and wrote up a nice post sharing their thoughts. Here are some select quotes, but follow the jump for the full blog post
Most photos do not do these undulations justice, as the peaks and valleys on the hood are very impressive and give a hint at the cars sporting intentions. Like all recently introduced BMWs the front twin kidneys have grown to allow the choice of engines to be cooled effectively and to offset the look of the new pedestrian safety requirements as … CONTINUED
Manhart has announced its 3-stage supercharger tuning program for the BMW M3, good for up to 655 HP, 0-100km/hr in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 350km/h. Also detailed is Manhart’s tuning program for the X5M and X6M. Full details and photos inside.
AC Schnitzer has released its tuning and cosmetic program for the BMW X1. The program includes more aggressive tune and exhaust system, suspension and handling upgrades, and full compliment of cosmetic parts. The ACS X1 will debut in just a couple of weeks at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Look for our coverage!
This stunning 2011 F01 Alpina B7 was recently spotted on the streets of the Netherlands. The 2011 B7 has just made its debut at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. It’s is powered by a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 w/ 500hp and 516lb-ft tq (100hp / 66lb-ft more than 750i) and runs 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. The short wheelbase version sells for $122,875 and extended wheelbase version at $126,775.
Format67 can always be counted on for their stylish automotive videos. They have just released their Alpina B3 feature, which has stylized footage of a B3 exploring parts of Munich, Germany. Check it out.