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Ford Mustang police car is latest ‘Tune It! Safe!’ project in Germany

Nov 29, 2016

The German police force are the proud new owners of a custom Ford Mustang GT V8 to promote its new Tune It! Safe! program. Nicknamed the ‘Wolf Wide 5.0’, the latest addition to the Polizei...

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Carbonfibre Dynamics creates highly tuned BMW M4 ‘F82 M4R’

Nov 24, 2016

German tuning house Carbonfiber Dynamics has released a tuned version of the BMW M4, dubbed the F82 M4R, complete with a 521kW power package. As the name suggests, Carbonfiber Dynamics is a big fan of...

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Lorinser gives new Mercedes-Benz E-Class subtle tune

Nov 24, 2016

German tuning company Lorinser has unveiled packages for the W213 E-Class which includes styling upgrades as well as more power for the engines. The company has been hotting-up Benzes since 1930 and thus eminently qualified...

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Insane 1380kW Honda Civic breaks FWD 1/4 mile record (video)

Nov 22, 2016

The quarter-mile record for a front-wheel drive car has been broken by a 20-year-old Honda Civic with 560,000km on the clock. Yes, you read correctly. SpeedFactory Racing has claimed the coveted record with a 7.61-second...

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Mansory does its thing on the Bentley Bentayga

Nov 19, 2016

You have excess, and then there’s this. It’s a blinged-up, modified version of the already-posetastic Bentley Bentayga. Yep, renowned cosmetic tuner Mansory has come up with a new package for the Bentayga, which certainly lifts...

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AMS Nissan GT-R sets new 1/4 mile record (video)

Nov 18, 2016

Last week we saw Ekanoo Racing break the Nissan R35 GT-R quarter mile record. This week, the record has been shattered again, by renowned US GT-R tuner AMS Performance. AMS took its crazily-modified GT-R, known...

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Ekanoo Racing Nissan GT-R breaks 1/4 mile record (video)

Nov 11, 2016

Ekanoo Racing is the proud new quarter-mile record holder for both the R35 Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo. The Bahrain-based team at Ekanoo Racing took to the drag strip to assert its dominance in...

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Summernats 30 to be biggest ever, record-breaking 2000 entrants

Nov 08, 2016

Summernats is coming up for its 30th anniversary in January, and to kick-start the festivities it has just registered its 2000th vehicle entrant for the year breaking a new record. The previous record was 1952...

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TechArt reveals intense new GTstreet R Porsche 911 Turbo

Nov 07, 2016

German tuner TechArt has released a brand-new kit for the 991.1 and 991.2 generations of the 911 Turbo, complete with more power, a carbon fibre body and active aerodynamics. It’s called the GTstreet R, and...

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RAM 1500 Hellfire concept hits SEMA, features 527kW Hellcat engine

Nov 04, 2016

The 2016 SEMA show was Fiat Chrysler’s opportunity to show off a variety of outrageous vehicles, such as this Hellcat supercharged V8-powered Ram. Now the more astute PerformanceDrive readers among you will probably remember we...

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2000hp Toyota Land’Speed’Cruiser overpowers SEMA

Nov 03, 2016

This year’s SEMA show is choc full of equal parts sublime and ridiculous. This 2000hp (1500kW) Toyota Land ‘Speed’ Cruiser exemplifies that to a big T. Said to be capable of a Jaguar XJ220-rivalling 354km/h,...

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Hyundai IONIQ sets hybrid land speed record at Bonneville

Nov 03, 2016

Hyundai has thrown down the gauntlet and set a new land speed record for a hybrid vehicle at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The Hyundai team took out the record with a race-prepared...

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