Hottest Tuner Car all there at the Mall Part 2

The 10 Hottest Tuner CarsBy Evan Griffey of MSN Autos

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.

Talk about a big brake upgrade: The Brabus E sports 12-piston calipers up front — that's right, 12 — and mere 6-piston units in the rear. Let the autobahn bashing begin.

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.

A Dinan/Brembo brake upgrade package and 19-inch lightweight forged wheels are also part of the handling equation.

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.

Heffner Performance takes Ford's modern interpretation of the GT-40, the Ford GT, and adds twin turbos to the proceedings. A pair of dual-ball-bearing Garrett 61-millimeter turbos and all the necessary equipment are swapped in place of the 5.4-liter V8 engine's original supercharger setup. Heffner reports output jumps from 550 to 1,000 horses with its intensive modification program.

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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