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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.