Hottest Tuner Car all there at the Mall Part 2
Brabus E V12Brabus went critical-mass on its Mercedes-Benz E V12 coupe and the result is 800 stampeding German thoroughbreds.
The Brabus SV12 R Biturbo 800 engine is a 5.5-liter V12 that's been bored and stroked to 6.3 liters of displacement, stuffed with fortified internals and pressurized via twin turbochargers and a 4-pack of intercoolers. Its 230 mph top speed potential has been reined in to a "reasonable" 217 mph.
Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RSThis is a Z06 'Vette-on-steroids proposition that delivers power, a slippery silhouette and an agile suspension. The power equation reveals 600 squared on the bottom line; i.e., 600 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. A Katech-built 8.2-liter 500-inch V8 engine propels the C6RS to dizzying speeds.
Using its on-track aerodynamic expertise, Pratt & Miller endows this Chevrolet with an aggressively styled and lightweight carbon-fiber body that's 1.6 inches wider than a production Corvette Z06.
A computer-controlled adjustable suspension system, center-nut forged aluminum BBS wheels and massive Brembo monobloc disc brakes further signal the C6RS's evolution from the track to a garage near you.
Dinan S3-R M3What the Dinan S3-R BMW M3 lacks in flash it makes up for in substance. Steve Dinan and company have taken the M3's 4.0-liter V8 engine and stroked it to displace 4.6 liters.
A carbon-fiber intake, performance throttle bodies, crankshaft power pulley, exhaust mods and tuning net an impressive 527 naturally aspirated horsepower. The S3-R runs a Dinan Stage 3 suspension, which includes lowering coils, sway bars, camber plates and an upper shock mount kit.
Heffner Performance Ford GT 1000GTRelive the original Ford GT40's glory from its 1-2-3 domination at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans with a 21st century twist.
A Heffner GT1000 attained a terminal velocity of 249.7 mph from a standing start at the recent Texas Mile competition, so get your groove on American-style in this reborn, genetically re-engineered icon.
Have you ever considered modifying your car to achieve better performance?
Evan Griffey served as an editor of Turbo & High Tech Performance, a pioneering publication about sport-compact tuning. Today Griffey freelances for Import Tuner, Sport Compact Car, Car Audio and Siphon.
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