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      Published on 03-02-2011 04:00 AM
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      Mansory kits are usually pretty overdone and pretty overpriced but we can live with this one. The reason being that it is functional and the function it serves is to lower the weight of the car by almost 200 pounds. The carbon pieces don't just stop at the exterior with the engine bay and the interior also getting the carbon treatment. How much for the kit, wheels, and interior? Pricing has not been announced, which is a good thing as we don't want to cry about not being able to afford it. ...
      Published on 03-01-2011 03:11 PM
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      Brabus has once again pulled off what few others, if anyone else, could. They unveilved a twin turbo SLS they built at Geneva. This is not a motor swap but a twin turbo setup on the M156 V8 with compression dropped down to 9.0:1 with forged pistons/internals. Custom manifolds feed two turbos they somehow got to fit neatly. Torque is raised up to 626 pound-feet which is far beyond the torque limits in the factory transmission. This does use the DCT transmission so how they did this is beyond us as our tuners tell us no one has been able to exceed these limits. It seems Brabus has made the impossible, possible. ...
      Published on 03-01-2011 10:32 AM
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      This is the type of thing Brabus does best. Do an awesome motor swap and make it look like it was from the factory. The 800 Widestar is the newest Brabus G and the most powerful Mercedes SUV they have built. Yes, 800 is for 800 horsepower. This improves upon the previous ~700 horsepower in their V12 S G-wagon. Displacement of the V12 twin turbo taken from the S600 is increased from 5.5 liters to 6.3 with a custom crank and internals. The heads are also worked over to improve flow. ...
      Published on 02-28-2011 02:54 PM
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      The guys over at Carscoop rendered the upcoming black series C coupe. We like what they did with the aggressive fenders which are a hallmark of the black series models but the front just does not seem aggressive enough. They also believe the coupe will get the naturally aspirated M156 V8 with 457 horsepower just like the sedan. We have our fingers crossed it gets the 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 to blow the competition very, very far away. ...
      Published on 02-27-2011 10:57 PM
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      Congratulations to OE Tuning! The OE Tuning C63 set record times today at the Sacremento Drag strip. With only a tune and full exhaust including headers on pump gas (with drag radials) the car ran 11.15@125 with a 1.763 60 foot. A 60-130 time was run as well which is a new record time for the Stage 2 OE Tuning car at 8.19. Simply fantastic results and 10's are within reach with a better 60 foot. This setup is exactly how the car is driven daily, without the Nitto NT555R drag radials of course. ...
      Published on 02-27-2011 03:13 PM
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      Here is the new Hamann "Hawk" package for the SLS that combines Evorose Gold paint with carbon fiber body accents. Notable changes are the front bumper with larger air inlets and integrated LED's as well as the rear diffuser. Don't forget the wing which is pretty hard to miss. The car gets an ECU tune along with a full exhaust bumping power to about 636 horsepower. The interior gets attention as well with race seats and suede. Hamann 21 inch wheels and 30 mm lower coil-overs round it out. The official debut is Tuesday at Geneva, expect more details and pictures then. ...
      Published on 02-27-2011 12:11 PM
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      Here is the 675,000 euro Xenatec Maybach Coupe which is being officially presented at Geneva. They build it based on a regular Maybach 57s which they modify to turn into a coupe. Maybach approves of the project and has been pleased with the final result by all accounts. These are all hand built to customer specifications obviously, so you can get whatever changes or options you desire for your just under a million coupe. ...
      Published on 02-26-2011 04:44 PM
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      BenzBoost user DDGT3RD did some comparison VBOX runs with the OE Tuning C63. DDGT3RD has a stock P31 C63 AMG. The OE Tuning car is a tuned standard C63 AMG with the OE Tuning tune along with a full exhaust including headers from Gintani. The P31 car did 60-130 in 9.87 seconds which is quite impressive. Sub 10 stock puts it in some elite company and ahead of cars like the Ferrari F430. The OE Tuning C63 did 8.58 on 91 pump gas. Impressive? Yes, check out the graphs. ...
      Published on 02-26-2011 01:12 PM
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      This is definitely something different. Renntech revealed their hybrid rally car which is based on the GLK chassis. Renntech is attempting to show that they can do, "performance without compromise." The car is going on a US tour schedule after which it will retire to the Mercedes-Benz Collection museum. Kind of makes us ask what the point is? Shouldn't this car be competing in Pikes Peak or is the name just for fun? ...
      Published on 02-26-2011 04:00 AM
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      Here is the Fab Design Mercedes SLS widebody. There are times where less is more and well, this is that time. These were taken in the Dubai (no surprise) showroom. We don't really know what to say, it looks bulky and tacky but apparently this stuff sells... in Dubai. ...
      Published on 02-25-2011 07:01 PM
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      National Geographic has an interesting video on the construction of the SLS and just what goes into it. It is a very, very high tech build. If you weren't impressed by the SLS before you may be impressed by just how much effort it takes to produce one. The aluminum chassis build itself is just amazing and the paint process and detail that goes into takes 30 hours alone. Check out the video. ...
      Published on 02-25-2011 11:20 AM
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      PAW Motorsport was nice enough to send us these pictures of a C74 that stopped by. No, it is not a 7.4 liter. The 74 refers to the 74 inch rear track width. The pieces are all carbon fiber and they better be for the retail of $15,450. We don't even find that pricing to be that bad in comparison to the ridiculous price Vorsteiner charges for their E92 M3 widebody kit. Enjoy the pictures! ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 12:10 PM
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      Here is the official Brabus 2012 CLS. First you will likely notice the Brabus front bumper with integrated LED's. You will also likely notice the Brabus front fenders which stand out. Frankly, that is an option we could do without as the contrast just doesn't flow well. The side skirts give it an aggressive look along with the rear spoiler. 20 inch Brabus Monoblock wheels are used with 255 rubber up front and 305 in back. Lowering options consisting of sport rings as well as a module for the air suspension are available. An exhaust is available for all engine variants. ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 04:23 AM
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      The next generation GL has been spotted testing in camo. Spyphotos are usually pretty boring not revealing much. However, the interesting news here is that it seems Mercedes is readying an AMG version of the next generation GL. This isn't officially confirmed but the source of the photos (gmotors) is reporting they have sourced telling them the new twin turbo 5.5 liter V8 will be powering the AMG version. Seems Mercedes will have a new segment of very large performance SUV's. ...
      Published on 02-21-2011 03:03 AM
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      MHP put up videos taken from the 2/18/11 track rental where many new records were set including the SL65 tune only record and a new C63 AMG record. The first video is the SL65 tune only record pass. The second video is another pass from the SL65 which was the SL65's first pass of the day. The next two vids are from this and the rest feature Dodger63. ...

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