Archive for the ‘Afermarket’ category

A Ford Mustang with as much power as a Bugatti Veyron!

April 10, 2012

Shelby America has recently taken the covers off an insane Ford Mustang with over 1000bhp. Called the Shelby 1000, there will be two versions offered to the lucky few who have the cash to buy them. The first model is a street legal version running 950bhp with the help of regular fuel. The other model is a track version with 1100bhp on tap.

The Shelby 1000 gets a completely rebuilt 5.4-liter V8 engine with a Whipple supercharger, new mechanicals like a modified crank, a revised (more…)

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When less is so much more

March 5, 2012

Ever thought that you could do much more with a stripped-down car, rather than one that came loaded? Well in Japan, Toyota and Subaru decided to offer just that with their new sport coupes: the 86 and the BRZ, respectively. Their reasoning? Give customers a low-cost option, as well as offering tuners and track enthusiasts a model which they could modify.

No painted door handles and mirror covers to be found here. No fog lights. Plain 16-inch steel wheels. Toyota even takes it a step further on their model (Subaru pictured in this post) with (more…)

Video: UAE gets an “Xtreme” Toyota Land Cruiser

December 16, 2011

Highly regarded in the GCC, the Toyota Land Cruiser is the go-anywhere option for any off-road junkie. And because of this, Al Futtaim Motors (UAE) have joined forces with Arctic Trucks, the same guys that built Top Gear’s Toyota Hilux pickup for the polar exploration episode, to build the Land Cruiser Xtreme. Powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine, the Xtreme looks the part with flared fenders, a lifted suspension and off-road tires. Watch the video after the jump.

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The real Godzilla? Nissan’s Juke-R (w/videos)

November 1, 2011

If you know anything about the Skyline GT-R’s history, you’ll be quite aware that it was labeled in the past as “Godzilla“… Japan’s mythical monster. But Godzilla was never easy on the eyes, yet the current Skyline GT-R is. The Nissan Juke-R, on the other hand, ain’t as pretty. Call it awesome… call it ugly… call it what you want… it’s going to be one bad-ass machine! It’s already a hit on the world wide web, while having simultaneously built itself a massive cult following around the globe. Hell, I’m totally on board!

Based on the Juke crossover, the R version basically takes the heart (engine + transmission) of Godzilla (the Skyline GT-R) and its chassis as well. This thing’s already a beast without even (more…)

Video: Glow-in-the-dark wheels

September 14, 2011

Bringing Tron to reality – somewhat – I don’t know whether I love or hate these glow-in-the-dark wheels! They look cool when rolling on the road, but not so much when at a complete stop. Judge for yourself and watch the video after the jump. (more…)

An Arab custom Mercedes from the 80s… say hello to Benny-S El Riyadh!

September 4, 2011

Not the prettiest car to look at, but then again it’s from the 80s. This Mercedes started off as a 500SEL model, but was then tuned by Benny-S, a German company. Named “El Riyadh”, this tuned Benzo was destined for a Saudi owner.

The exterior was graced with small touches like badging, different front and rear bumpers, side skirts, Centra Type 31 rims, and red pin-striping. But the real work went into the (more…)

6-door Ford SVT Raptor in the UAE… of course! (w/video)

September 3, 2011

The Ford SVT Raptor is no slouch. Its got a 6.2-liter engine with 411hp and 434lb-ft of torque, more than enough power for a pick-up truck. But is it enough power for a 6-door version of the car?

As of now, we don’t know much about this custom-built Raptor… all we do know is it’s supposedly in the UAE. Watch the custom Raptor in action after the jump. (more…)