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INKAS Inks Partnership Agreement With Kore Design Studio

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INKAS Group of Companies inked an exclusive $18-million deal with Kore Design Studio to produce its “unique line of carbon fiber products.” Under the agreement, INKAS Group will act as the exclusive manufacturer of Kore Design tuning kits and interior feature upgrades.

Kore Design Studio is an expert in aftermarket visual tuning packages for a wide range of brands, models, and makes. Toyota, for example, is a client of Kore Design, and was often responsible for providing the Japanese automaker a one-of-a-kind look and performance upgrade.

David Khazanski, president of INKAS Group, said in a statement that his company is honored to be a partner of Kore Design in the production and manufacturing of luxury vehicles. He believed that the partnership will widen INKAS Group’s portfolio of products and services, as well as allow it to create fresh opportunities for Canadians and support the Canadian economy.

INKAS Group is an international corporation with headquarters in Toronto, Canada. In the last two decades, the group has accumulated “extensive experience” in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of customized vehicles for VIP clients. Among its most notable clients are politicians, celebrities, and high-profile individuals.

“As a provider of exclusive solutions for the automotive segment, we stand behind the quality of our products, and it was vitally important for us to find a reliable partner willing to support our enormously high standards of engineering and manufacturing,” Martin Lorrenzini, chief designer officer of Kore Design Studio, said.

INKAS Group, he added, is the “ideal choice” because they are committed to quality like Kore Design Studio. Mr Lorrenzini also lauded INKAS’ extensive industry experience and modern fully-equipped production facility.

As part of the agreement, INKAS Group upgraded its manufacturing facility with 3D scanners, five axis milling machines, and Autoclaves. Production of the new carbon fiber products will begin in January 2018.

3 Important Notes About The Polestar-Tuned 2018 Volvo XC60

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We know that Polestar is slowly transitioning into a standalone brand that will handle Volvo’s high-performance electrified cars. Still, this does not mean it won’t tinker with its bigger brother’s luxurious vehicles.

The Swedish brand that became known for its race-car specifications will continue to offer tuning programs and optimizations for Volvo cars. This despite the fact that the Volvo spinoff is already focusing on electric vehicles. The latest vehicle of the automaker to get a tuning program from Polestar is the 2018 Volvo XC60, or to be more specific, the XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid.

1. Power up to 421 Horses

Thanks to its expertise on this particular field, Polestar managed to crank up the power of the Volvo XC60 to 421 horsepower. That’s 21 hp more than the standard XC60 T8, which is using a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged inline-4 at the front axle and an electric motor at the rear axle.

The current XC60 T8 can go 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Given that there are 21 more horses here, that start time should go down even more.

2. Better Driving Experience

Aside from adding power, there are ways that a Volvo XC60 can be more driver- and user-friendly. Thanks to Polestar’s tuner program, the XC60 T8 now has more torque in mid-range to ensure accessible thrust for daily driving modes. Pairing that up with the eight-speed automatic transmission, and you’re bound to hold a car that is quick and easy to shift for that perfect balance.

The tuner update from Polestar will bring the XC60 T8 to the level of the larger XC90 T8. Both vehicles will represent Volvo’s most powerful vehicles ever.

3. Pricing Details to Come in the Near Future

The market launch of the Polestar-tuned XC60 T8 is scheduled this fall, so pricing details are expected to be revealed around that time, too. Installation of the tuning program itself will be done in the authorized dealer’s shop.

For now, only the T8 will receive the Polestar tuner program. Soon, we’re hoping to see a similar treatment on the other trim levels such as the T6, T5, D4, and D4.

Looking Closely at the 3 Main Features of the ABT Sportsline Audi R8 V10

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ABT Sportsline will be highlighting its new tuning package for the Audi R8 at the 87th Geneva Motor Show. The package offers a significant power boost and extensive cosmetic enhancements for the car.

1. Engine

The ABT Sportsline tuning kit gives the naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine of the Audi R8 an output of up to 630 hp. The figures show a 20 hp increase from the power produced by the unit of the Audi R8 V10 Plus.

There’s no information yet about the overall torque of the car with the tuning upgrade but it is estimated to be somewhere along 420 lb-ft. The numbers indicate only a 7 lb-ft bump from the torque of the R8 V10 Plus.

The ABT Sportsline package lowers the car’s center of gravity by using coilover suspension springs and sports stabilizers for the front and rear axles of the auto. The changes bring about a reduction in the weight of the R8.

Taking the abovementioned factors into consideration, the resulting sprint of the vehicle from zero to 62 mph is approximately 3 seconds. Its top speed is also increased to reach around 207 mph.

2. Body

Improvements in the exterior of the R8 are extensive. The changes include the installation of new lip spoilers, bumpers, rear diffuser and wheels. Buyers can choose between a set of 19-inch and 20-inch black forged alloy wheels.

3. Interior

Going inside the ABT Sportsline Audi R8 V10 will reveal no shortage of upgrades as well. The in-house customization division of the tuner provides the car a taste of luxury, comfort and sportiness thanks to its use of high-quality leather and carbon fiber materials for its surfaces such as in the seats, dashboard, floormats and ceiling.

Photos of the ABT Sportsline Audi R8 V10

Check out the pictures of the Audi R8 V10 with the ABT Sportsline package in the gallery below:

5 Features Of The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT By Luethen Motorsport

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To say that the Mercedes-AMG GT has been a hit in the sports car segment seems to be an understatement. Since its release, various tuning kits have been made available for the performance vehicle, particularly by Brabus, Mansory and Wheelsandmore.

You can now add Luethen Motorsport on the list of your top tuning packages for the Mercedes-AMG GT. Here are the top five features of this Luethen Motorsport-tuned Mercedes-AMG GT:

1. Exterior

Luethen Motorsport gave the Mercedes-AMG GT a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit that includes a new front spoiler lip with an integrated splitter and a few winglets. There’s also an adjustable rear wing, underbody diffuser, a set of side sills, and 20-inch Series-1 forged alloy wheels in Pilot Super Sport tires.

2. Interior

There are no interior upgrades from Luethen Motorsport, much like RevoZport and Dime Racing. Exceptions are Brabus and Mansory, the latter included carbon-fiber door sills, matte-anodised pedals and aluminum paddle shifters in their kits.

3. Drivetrain

Luethen provided software modification on the Mercedes-AMG GT V-8 engine control unit. That tweaking led to an increased production of 612 horsepower and 576 pound-feet of torque—the same results from the likes of Brabus with its 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. By remapping the ECU, however, RevoZport managed to increase it to 650 horsepower, plus the addition of free-flow intake system and a new titanium exhaust.

4. Pricing

There is no info yet on how much Luethen Motorsport is charging for its tuned Mercedes-AMG GT, but similar kits can go as much as $50,000 for the program.

5. Competition

 This tuned version of the Mercedes-AMG GT is going against the tuning kits for Mercedes-AMG GT S 6.3 Startrack By Wheelsandmore and the Mercedes-AMG GT S RSR By Piecha Design.

Photos of the Luethen Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT

Check out the gallery below for the images of the Mercedes-AMG GT with the latest tuning package of Luethen Motorsport:

3 Amazing Things About The Edo Competition’s Tuning Package For The Maserati MC12

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The Maserati MC12 did not need more power or tuning, but Edo Competition apparently wanted to make our eyes pop out of their sockets. Almost a decade since it was first released, the MC12 is receiving an exciting new tuning package from the German auto tuner.

It seems outrageous that a car worth $1.6 million (and rising since it became a huge favorite among collectors) needs a performance package, but that’s what Edo Competition just did based on a report. Back when the MC12 was still brand new, a lot of auto tuners wanted to tinker with it, but Maserati was adamant the 50 units it released will stay that way. They were each priced at $670,000.

Things are different now because the Italian brand was the one who commissioned Edo Competition to come up with a package that will prepare the MC12 for the centenary celebration.

It Can Unleash 620 Horsepower

If put in competition with some of today’s fastest vehicles, the MC12 would still come up on top. It’s one of the fastest automobiles ever made and thanks to Enzo, the 6.0-liter V12 can originally produce 620 horsepower and 652 Nm (481 lb-ft) of torque. These figures allow the MC12 to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. It has a maximum top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).

Edo’s Variant Presents Slight Deviations

If you thought the MC12 was powerful enough on its own, then you’ll be surprised with what Edo did. The Edo variant is only one of the 12 track-only Corse cars that have been converted to road use. It features slight deviations from the original race car, such as the new exhaust system, street chassis, suspension tuning, and a fuel system that can process pump gas.

It’s Called the “Edo MC12 Versione Corse”

For short, it’s officially the VC, and can power a whopping 744 horsepower and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque. Because it only weighs 1,250 kilograms, it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat. It still has a top speed of 330 km/h.

Four Key Features Of AC Schnitzer 2016 BMW M2

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AC Schnitzer specializes in aftermarket tuning of Bimmers, and what they did with the 2016 BMW M2 from front to back and top to bottom is the stuff fairy tales are made of. The tuning upgrade brought the M2 to the sports car echelon of the automobile industry.

Here are some new features you need to know about AC Schnitzer’s M2 tuning:

Aerodynamics

Tinkering with the aerodynamics is one of the staples of an AC tuning. The program for the M2 did not differ. The aerodynamics kit has carbon front side wings and carbon rear wing that enhance the M2’s looks. But aside from it, the carbon also works well together with the new front splitter, rear roof spoiler, and carbon rear diffuser. It allows well-tuned handling experience even when the car is running on high speed.

Interior

Interior has always been overlooked by every tuning company that upgraded a vehicle. That cannot be said with AC, though the changes are minimal like the aluminum pedal set and footrest, key holder, handbrake handle, aluminum cover for the M2’s iDrive Controller, and velour floor mats.

Drivetrain

The AC Schnitzer’s tuning of the M2 was focused on the engine modifications, though these are mostly software upgrades. Still, AC offers a charge cooler that can help improve the capacity and efficiency of M2’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine. After the tuning, the M2 can now produce 420 horsepower, a 50 ponies upgrade from the standard 370 horsepower.

Suspension and brakes

AC Schnitzer specifically built RS coilovers for the M2. They are height-adjustable, and come with compression and rebound setting. It can also be lowered from 1.18 inches to 1.57 inches. There’s also the suspension spring kit that can drop the M2 from the height of 0.98 inches to 1.18 inches at the front and from 0.59 inches to 0.79 inches at the back.

Ford Focus RS Gets Power Upgrade

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Tuning company Mountune took it upon themselves to heap the Ford Focus RS with more power than ever before. Though its 345bhp does not exactly equate to being under-endowed, the guys over at Mountune thought the Focus RS would look better with 370bhp. It will also drop to going 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds.

The new power upgrade package for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine was developed together with Ford’s Performance division. While it raises horsepower production to 370bhp, it also boosted peak torque to 376 lb. ft., which is a 30 lb. ft. increase over the standard car.

The tuned Ford’s ability to go 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds is largely thanks to the Focus RS’ four-wheel drive system. That is a 0.2-second improvement, so it now stands only 0.2 seconds below of what the Audi RS3 can accomplish. The Audi RS3 has a fancy twin-clutch auto while the Focus RS stays with the six-speed manual.

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The Mountune upgrade for the Ford Focus comes with an ECU flash too, as well as an uprated turbo recirculation valve and Mountune’s RS induction kit with an alloy crossover duct and high quality silicone hoses. These features improve engine breathing by 11 percent as compared to factory fit pipes. In terms of styling and design, you can expect the Mountune badge, warning other drivers that your car can suddenly and violently accelerate.

If you want the kit, any Mountune-approved Ford dealer can install it in your car in just 90 minutes. It costs approximately $1,174, and won’t invalidate your Ford manufacturer’s warranty.

Aside from that, you also have the option of a 19-inch OZ Leggera HLT wheels that are lighter and even half an inch wider than the standard rims. Then, there’s also the Quaife differential. You can get the OZ Leggera HLT wheels for $496 per corner while the Quaife is for $948.

2016 Rolls Royce Dawn Gets First Tuning Kit From Mansory

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Mansory’s tuning kit for the 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn, which made its debut during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, is the first one to be developed for the months-old car.

Since Mansory is setting the bar for future tuning kits for the Dawn, it is important to check out what this one includes, which are plenty, by the way. Mansory’s tuning kit for the 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn will have an aero kit, a customizable interior, and an enhanced performance based on a source.

Outside, the Dawn received a new front spoiler with larger air intakes, LED daytime running lights, and a smaller version of the front grille. It also has a new carbon fiber front lip, a lightweight hood, new side skirts, and a rear spoiler lip.

Completing the look is a new set of 22-inch lightweight alloy rims shod in Vredestein high-performance tires that measure 265/35/22 and 295/30/22, respectively.

Inside, Mansory offered the premium tuning kit it is most famous for. Customers can choose materials for the interior such as brushed aluminum, carbon fiber, burl wood, or highly polished lacquer surfaces.

The interior is further suited with extensive leather surfaces and handcrafted embroidering in the floor mats and head rests.

In terms of the drivetrain, the German tuning company was able to upgrade the Dawn’s 6.6-liter V-12 engine from producing a standard 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque to an impressive 740 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.

These changes allow the tuned Dawn to go 0-to-62mph in 4.5 seconds with a max speed of 177mph, which was 22mph faster than the standard model’s 155-mph top speed.

The tuning kit may be on the subtle side compared to what Mansory has done before, but don’t expect the kit to be cheap. The company has yet to release details on pricing but if previous Mansory tuning kits are indications, then expect this to be on the pricey range.

Callaway Brings the Chevrolet Camaro to 610 HP

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The motoring world now is not like before. Manufacturers are continually downsizing their supercars to be more efficient and eco-friendly. Still, it’s nice to see car companies use forced induction that focuses on extra horsepower, not minding fuel economy and efficiency.

Callaway has thankfully brought their GenThree supercharger to the Chevrolet Camaro V8, pushing it to a height of 610 horsepower, according to Gizmag. This is based on a package originally developed for the Corvette with a 2300cc Eaton rotor pack that forces air upwards, which then create that extra power for the machine.

But the problem is supercharging creates extra heat that then forced Callaway to use convective cooling to allow the air to cool as it flows through the supercharger housing. This process becomes more effective because the housing exposes it to the air.

Combined with Callaway’s system, the motor can produce 610 hp (449 kW), and a monstrous 827 Nm (610 ft-lb) of torque through a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. In total, that’s 155 hp (110 kW) more than the base edition Chevrolet Camaro SS churns out to the market.

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The Camaro SC610 would also have a larger intercooler to ensure that the car can provide maximum power on the track. What hasn’t been tested yet is the ability of Camaro’s brakes to do the same. That would have to wait.

Under the hood, the Camara SC610 is even more impressive. It has a special carbon fiber that covers the air intakes, as well as a unique build plaque and a number of badges on the exterior.

And if that isn’t enough, Callaway is selling the car with a three-year, 36,000-mile (60,000-kilometer) warranty that also works with GM’s powertrain warranty.

The Camaro SC610 reportedly has a starting price of $54,920 with a new Camaro SS, or $16,995 as a package to already existing cars.

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