Automotive

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It officially started! F1 is back!

So it officially started, F1 is back, and for every single F1 fan it's the most exciting weekend of the year!

Although fair part of the Europe (including me) had problems getting up around 2 AM to watch first practice session, don't worry - you haven't missed a lot. The rain was pouring before the session started, soaking the fair amount of the track. Of course that meant slower times, full-wet tires, less laps..etc.

Dacia opens order books for Lodgy!

Dacia Lodgy, Renault's sub-brand - an MPV that Top Gear fans simply adore, announced prices and date for first orders!

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New production and NASCAR model by Chevrolet?

Chevrolet has provided us with their newest plans about introducing the new model which will be both used as production and race model for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

The model will be introduced next year and used in NASCAR for the first time in season 2013. Although they haven't released more info, they stated that the both models will be very similar.

Saab 9-3 to race in 2012 Swedish Touring Car Championship

Even though the Saab has been on sale and bankrupt for the last few months, the 9-3 model will still represent this once mighty brand on the STCC, Swedish Touring Car Champions this season.

There will be four drivers driving this model during the races, they are Jan Nilsson, Mattias Andersson, Linus Ohlsson and one additional, not yet known, driver.

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Vokswagen Golf GTi MK6 by CFC


We, here at PS-Garage, like things that are different and when I've seen what CFC(car films components) did to this Golf, I said, wow. It might not be on your taste, but German tuners have never been shy to try out color combinations, but this one really stands out, in a positive way.

CFC is a German company specialized on vinyl wraps and tuning builds. Their latest project, involves an MK6 Golf GTi, which they wrapped in matte grey vinyl, leaving the wing mirrors cap's in carbon fiber wrap, as well as the roof. The logos, fuel cap and right front fender got wrapped in comic style vynils, which brings the car a lot of character in tuning scene.

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BMW 1M Coupe by Hartge


Hartge, the untamed BMW tuner strikes again. Well known for their flawless M engine transplants, they couldn't have gone passed the 1M coupe. 

This time, they kept the original engine, but installed the "Hartge powerbox", which consits in an electronically tweaking and new exhaust system, which takes the power output to almost 400HP and 530Nm of torque. The tuner states that after their program, the car has a better fuel economy by 0.5L/100km.

Hartge also touched the looks, ride height has been lowered by 30mm, new choice of lightweight rims, new lid and roof spoiler, new exhaust tips, Hartge badges and bespoke floor mats.

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Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG by Mansory


I know we've been posting about mansory before, but eaving the hi-powered versions like Aventador and MP4-12c, Mansory also revealed this all carbon fiber Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG, during the Geneva Motor Show.

Besides the obsession for carbon, the German tuner also gave the car a wide-body, 50mm front fenders and 80mm rear. Also helping with the aggressiveness is a new front bumper, new fender sils, new bonnet. As we move towards the rear, there's a new air diffuser, which also improves downforce, in cooperation with the spoiler. The rims are ultra lightweight forged, measuring a diameter of 20", they could of been better for my satisfaction.

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Audi RS8 by Hofele

Hofele Design from Germany has released new package for new Audi A8, it's their version of the RS8 model if the model actually existed.

It has new front bumper with black grill in RS5 style with mesh inserts and splitter on the bottom. There are new sports side skirts sticking out of the sides and in the back we can see new diffuser, holding not two, but four exhaust pipes. The diffuser can be also made out of carbon fiber, if that's the customers wish.

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