2013 MTM Audi S8 Biturbo

MTM tuning introduced their version of the Audi S8 as an alternative to the production series model.

The 2013 MTM Audi S8 Biturbo adds a little bit more of an edge to the executive sedan by giving it a visual upgrade

All this attention to detail by MTM gives this Audi the enhancement needed for the performance boost you get in this sedan.2013-MTM-Audi-S8-Biturbo-hmmmph-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Sedan Est. Market Price: $209,250
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L) MPG: NA
Length: 202.2 in. (513.5 cm) Wheelbase: 117.8 in. (299.2 cm)
Height: 57.5 in. (146.1 cm) Width: 76.7 in. (194.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 4685 lbs (2125 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 13.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5
Engine: V8 DOHC BiTurbo Displacement: 4.0 Liter
Horsepower: 650 HP Max RPM: 5950 rpm
Torque: 590 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed TipTronic
0-60 mph: 4.0 seconds Top Speed: 182 mph (293 km/h)

* 2013 Audi S8 stock specs


MTM added a biturbo system to the standard S8 that gives it a total output of 650 horsepower at 5950 rpm. The engine upgrade allows it to achieve a maximum of 590 lb-ft of torque at 1700-5500 rpm.

Acceleration from 0 to 60 is achieved in 4 seconds with the top speed limited at 182 mph. Transmission is handled by an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox which is more popular in sports cars.2013-MTM-Audi-S8-Biturbo-Monte-Carlo-B


The engineers at MTM upgraded the braking system to better suit the engine upgrade. They have also lowered the front bumper that improve the aerodynamics of the car along with a slightly improved road grip.

Its tweaked agility makes it easier to handle tight cornering and adapt to driving varied driving conditions.


The Audi S8 by MTM received a brand new front bumper and grille. MTM removed the stock grille and added a bigger version while the bottom sides received two chrome lines that cross the small air intakes.

The tail bumper has also been changed to fit four exhaust pipes to replace the two at each side while the sides were stamped with the MTM logo.


The upgrade kit for the S8 from MTM does not include any interior upgrades. This model features the standard dark grey interior with all leather seats, central panel with the LCD display and the chrome decorative elements on the doors and instruments.

The full upgrade kit used for the S8 includes the body kit, the engine and braking system. Even if the interior has not been touched, the 2013 MTM Audi S8 Biturbo looks like a completely different car from the outside and behaves differently when compared with the production model.


November 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm | No comment

2014 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

The 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is a high performance edition of the standard CTS coupe from the elite Detroit car maker. This vehicle is all about performance, as is evidenced by the raw speed it exhibits.

Cadillac made concessions to provide comfort and everyday practicality to a car with that much power. These are evident on the standard CTS, the CTS-V makes up for them with its performance.2014-Cadillac-CTS-V-Coupe-studio A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $64,900
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gals (68 L) MPG: 14 city / 19 hwy*
Length: 188.5 in. (478.8 cm) Wheel Base: 113.4 in. (288 cm)
Height: 56 in. (142.2 cm) Width: 74.1 in. (188.2 cm)
Curb Weight: 4217 lbs (1913 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 10.5 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: V8 Supercharged Displacement: 6.2 Liter
Horsepower: 556 HP Max RPM: 6100 RPM
Torque: 551 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

* RWD Manual

Engine & Performance

The CTS-V Coupe is a rear wheel drive vehicle and comes equipped with a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine that generates 556 horsepower.

It comes with a 6 speed manual transmission which is standard, but you can opt for a 6 speed automatic transmission at no charge.

Mated with a manual transmission the CTS-V can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

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This coupe comes in a single, 2 door trim level that seats four. The halogen headlights come with their own wipers, synchronized with the windshield wiper. In the rear, a sensor for assisted parking and a blind spot warning system enhance you driving experience.

What you get is a car with low head room to accommodate its streamlined roof, along with a low angled rear window that allows for an abundance of sun to enter on hot days. The short trunk is obvious when it comes to the very limited cargo space.

The profile view affords you summer performance tires, mounted on 19 inch wheels and high performance Brembo brakes.

Keyless entry and ignition are standard while a tilt only sunroof is offered as an option.


Inside the 2014 CTS-V Coupe you are treated to a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, heated 8 position function for the front seats, driver side memory functions, and two zone climate control.

An odor filtration system is a feature many will appreciate.

The upholstery is faux suede and leather. Ventilated Recaro sports seats are optional, as are simulated suede for the shifter and steering wheel.

The “Sport Blue” interior option combines the sport seats with the simulated suede accents and wood inlays.

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November 1, 2013 at 3:27 am | No comment

2012 Magnat Chevrolet Camaro

A Chevrolet Camaro received a new visual and performance upgrade from the German tuning company Magnat.

Using a 2009 model, what we get is the 2012 Magnat Chevrolet Camaro.

Best known for their sound technology, the company invested in the visuals and sound of the car to offer its current upgrade.2012-Magnat-Chevrolet-Camaro-shimmering-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Sport Coupe Est. Market Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19 gals (72 L) MPG: NA
Length: 190.4 in. (483.6 cm) Wheelbase: 112.3 in. (285.2 cm)
Height: 54.2 in. (137.7 cm) Width: 75.5 in. (191.7 cm)
Curb Weight: 3780 lbs (1715 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 11.3 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2+2
Engine: V8 DOHC Displacement: 6.2 Liter
Horsepower: 451 HP Torque: 440 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic Top Speed: 170 mph (274 km/h)

* Base 2010 Camaro Coupe specs


The performance of the car has been improved with software customization. Air induction has been altered allowing the 6.2 V8 engine to generate 451 horsepower to go with a maximum torque of 441 lb ft.

The top speed after upgrade has been recorded at 170 mph.2012-Magnat-Chevrolet-Camaro-parked-B


Magnat took out the stock suspension and used a height adjustable KW coil over version. This upgrade gives the Camaro a sport like behavior on the road making it more stable during tight cornering and better response to road conditions while maintaining a decent road grip.


The visuals of the car received discreet touches such as the sports rims painted in blue with black spokes along with tire upgrades.

Its standard metallic grey has remained untouched, but the hood, roof, and rear have been painted in black with the name of the tuning company in front.


The interior of the 2009 model has been reworked and several upgrades have been added, such as an iPod docking module integrated in the panel right beneath the gearbox handle.

This rendition by Magnat has a black interior with grey elements on the dashboard and seats. Speakers have been added to the front and rear doors.

The tuning company did not focus on the visuals of the car as much as they did on the interior and engine. From the outside, the model seems to have received only a paint job, while on the inside, Magnat’s touch is evident.

The 2012 Magnat Chevrolet Camaro manages be a great example of the latest in improved performance with the addition of technology.

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October 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm | No comment

2014 Cadillac ATS

It would appear that the esteemed Detroit automaker has set its sights squarely on establishing the 2014 Cadillac ATS as the premier choice in the entry level luxury sedan market.

If you seek a distinctive style laced with performance quality which is at par with European offerings, this is it. The popular trim for the ATS is the Turbo option, which is available in rear wheel or all wheel drive with either a manual or automatic transmission.2014-Cadillac-ATS-up-hill A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: $44,095*
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 gals (61 L) MPG: 18 city / 28 hwy
Length: 182.8 in. (464.3 cm) Wheel Base: 109.3 in. (277.6 cm)
Height: 55.9 in. (142 cm) Width: 71.1 in. (180.5 cm)
Curb Weight: 3461 lbs (1570 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 10.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Engine: V6 DI DOHC VVT Displacement: 3.6 Liter
Horsepower: 321 HP Max RPM: 6800 RPM
Torque: 275 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

* Luxury RWD

Engine & Performance

The base model comes with a 2.5 liter, inline 4 engine that generates 201 horsepower. It is mated with a rear wheel drive, 6 speed automatic transmission.

If you prefer more power, a 3.6 liter V6 engine is good for 321 horsepower. A turbo is the third engine option which blends performance and economy.

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The 2014 ATS features a pointed, black, and chrome grille with the same detail found in the lower bumper grille area. The bumper has a sporty appearance with sculpted corners that reach down and forward from the main structure.

It has the standard premium vehicle appearance with a low hood and extremely short front overhang. The profile view is low slung and sleek with an emphasis on the cab rearward design. The side fenders show off the 17 inch wheels.

The trunk area is reminiscent of the early 1990’s Seville in its elegance. The vertical LED taillights put on a lightshow at night that is unsurpassed in its intensity.


Inside, you have your choice of either black or tan leather interior and your choice of wood inlays or brushed aluminum accents. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has mounted paddle shift controls along with other functions that include audio level and phone access.

The inside rear view mirror is frameless and has an auto dim feature.

All ATS models come equipped with an 8″ CUE central touchscreen. The optional navigation control is a must to complete the system. The automobile seats 5 comfortably with 33.5″ of legroom in the back.

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October 31, 2013 at 3:27 am | No comment

2012 Racing One Audi R8 V10

This Bavarian mid-engine sports car gets its name from the Le Mans prototype R8. The sports car since 2006 has been produced by Quattro GmbH.

For those who have ever dreamed of driving the 2012 Racing One Audi R8 V10, that is now possible. Racing One has made it possible for you to choose to manually steer the wheel on the race track.2012-Racing-One-Audi-R8-V10-ready-for-a-test-run-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Sport Coupe Est. Market Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L) MPG: NA
Length: 174.5 in. (443.2 cm) Wheelbase: 104.3 in. (264.9 cm)
Height: 49.3 in. (125.2 cm) Width: 75 in. (190.5 cm)
Curb Weight: 3605 lbs (1635 kg) Ground Clearance: 4.3 in. (10.9 cm)
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 2
Engine: V10 DOHC Displacement: 5.2 Liter
Horsepower: 610 HP Transmission: 6-Speed Sequential
0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds Top Speed: 196 mph (316 km/h)

* 2012 Audi R8 Specs

Engine & Performance

The R8 has gone through various changes to make it more powerful than the standard model, it boasts of 610 horsepower. This is a major improvement from the 525 horsepower output made by the base model.

Various modifications on the engine have made this possible. They have include a remapped ECU and a titanium flip controlled exhaust system, the exhaust system is made Akrapovic, an authority in exhaust systems.

It also includes ducts for cooling the brakes using “Performance Friction Brakes”. These ducts are keep the brakes cool which are important racing.


The green Racing One Audi R8 at a glance projects a majestic and sporty look. Reports show that the rebuilding costs around 26,000 Euros.

Cam Shaft Kempen is responsible for making the eye catching stickers. The car rests on semi-slick tires and also wears a livery which is made by CamShaft.2012-Racing-One-Audi-R8-V10-thumbnail C


Technically, Racing One’s R8 V10 is a track car which has been equipped with high-performance pads made by Performance Friction Brakes and 2-way MDS dampers by Bilstein Motorsport.

The interior of the Racing One Audi R8 has also undergone modifications. It features sport bucket seats with 6-point belts, braces and a fire extinguisher in case of an emergency. The safety of the driver and his passengers has been considered in the modification.

Another great addition is the video recordings from two cameras which tape all that you experience with data recording which can be used for later analysis via a CAN bus.

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October 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm | No comment