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Top 5 Facts About The 2017 Bentley Mulsanne by Mansory

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How will you make the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne better? German tuner Mansory has a history of outlandish designs courtesy of the Siracusa kits for the Ferraris, the Carbonado kits for the Lamborghini, and the Bentley Continental Vitesse Rose in 2009.

The Mulsanne is a massive project but if you’re expecting to see equally an outlandish tuning program, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Mansory, for the first time, decided to go another route based on a report by TopSpeed.

1. Exterior

The exterior update on the Bentley Mulsanne is made up of an aerodynamic kit that features a new front lip and air inlet covers. There are new side skirts, new rear lip spoiler, and a diffuser insert placed at the back. All of these are made with carbon fiber, though the most stunning upgrade on this particular section of the car are the massive M8 light-forged aluminum alloy wheels. They are 22 inches and wrapped in high-performance tires that measure 285/35ZR22 in the front and rear axles.

2. Interior

Mansory did not give hints on how it treated the interiors of the Mulsanne, though they are very specific with the materials they used on it like premium leather, Alcantara materials, brushed aluminum, carbon, handcrafted embroidery, and piano surfaces.

3. Drivetrain

In the past, Mansory was responsible for the 800 horsepower output of the Ferrari 488 Spyder and the 1,600 horses from the Lamborghini Aventador. You think the tuner would bring the same power to Mulsanne? Based on the tuning program, the Mulsanne will only up its horsepower by 73 ponies, bringing in a total of 585 horsepower. It will also add 49 pound-feet of torque for a total of 811 pound-feet of torque.

4. Pricing

There are no pricing details for the Mansory-tuned Mulsanne, though we expect the base model to start at $300,000 with the tuning program adding a $50,000 price tag.

5. Competition

It’s difficult to pinpoint a direct competitor of the Bentley Mulsanne. Cars like these are usually a cut above the rest. Perhaps, the closest competitor is another tuning program—that of the Mulliner, Bentley’s own personalization division.

Top 3 Features of the Long Road Racing “Ultimate MX-5”

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Long Road Racing, which has been reputed for its amazing work on some tuner packs, released one for 2017 Mazda MX-5 called the Ultimate MX-5. If you have a 2016 or 2017 MX-5, but felt that it has not lived up to expectations, you may want to look at what Long Road Racing is offering.

1. Exterior

According to TopSpeed, LRR did not give much focus on upgrading the exterior details of the MX-5, though it offers a lot of wheel and tire combinations. In particular, it’s suggesting customers to get the 17-inch Ray’s forged wheels which are wrapped in BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Ultra high-performance tires.

MX-5 owners would be hard-pressed to look for tuners that offer exterior upgrades for the sports car. The MX-5 already looks good enough as an entry-level performance car, and tuners should focus on giving it more power than upgrading its aesthetics.

2. Interior

LRR’s focus is to make the MX-5 feel more like a race car in the interior. This means stripping it off of all the comforts associated with a luxurious car, and fitting it with race-spec elements, safety equipment, and all-around weight shedding. Some of the race car-spec elements are a roll cage with NASCAR-style bars on both sides of the car, a centralized command center (which means removing the AC system) for power, fire bottle, and pump overrides.

There would also be head net constraints, Lifeline Zero 2000 fire system, seat mounting plates, foot well floor panel, a dead pedal, and a steering wheel with no air bags.

3. Drivetrain

This is where LRR truly went all out. The MX-5 is fitted with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, and LRR wants to boost its 155-horsepower output through a Setrab engine oil cooler, a race-proven water radiator, gold heat reflection materials, and motor-mounted positive location limiters.

Other upgrades are new limited-slip differentials, differential and transmission oil coolers, and pumps for upgrades.

Pricing

LRR did not release a price tag for the tuning package because it would depend on what the clients want done on their MX-5. Customers can customize their package based on their desired enhancements.

B&B Automobiltechnik Boosts the 2016 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works

The Mini Cooper John Cooper Works is already the range-topping version of the Mini’s most iconic look. With 228 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it doesn’t need more tuning.

But somehow, B&B Automobiltechnik decided to do more based on a report. Aside from giving it power that almost reaches to 300 horsepower, Automobiltechnik’s tuning program also offered a three-stage engine kit that adds different amounts of ponies on the John Cooper Works’ engine.

There are also upgrades on the chassis, suspension, and grip and handling—all of which complement the hatchback’s sporty looks.

Unlike Manhart Racing’s tuning program, B&B’s package for the Mini has minimal, if nothing, upgrades on the exterior and interior. However, what it does have is an affordable program we would all like to see on a hatchback.

The exterior updates on the JCW are just a set of new 18-inch B9 alloy wheels wrapped in 215/35R18 tires. There’s also the high-performance brake system that features 13-inch brake discs.

Inside, the tuner decided to keep everything the same.

We mentioned that there is a three-step engine upgrade for the JCW. The first step, dubbed the Stage 1 kit, can help the JCW take its power to 272 horsepower with no mention of torque improvement.

For the Stage 2 kit, B&B is offering a boost to 286 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. This can be done by improving the intake ducts and manifold to go along with the turbo boost increase by 0.25 bar.

Finally, the Stage 3 kit brings an amazing number of upgrades—a high-performance intercooler, upgraded intake ducts and manifold, high-flow exhaust downpipe, and a remap of the fuel, ignition and turbocharger boost curves.

This allows the engine to go up to 300 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque. The top speed would be increased from 153 mph to 174 mph.

Prices range, of course. The Stage 1 kit will cost you $1,446; the Stage 2 kit, $2,172; and the Stage 3 kit, $4,400.

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