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…Scooters can be customized?

Japanese Customized Scooters

Apparently the new trend in Japan is customized scooters that have been lowered, chromed, painted and tuned.

Since Japan brought us the rice rocket, could this be the next trend in vehicle modification?

[Pink Tentacle – Japanese Custom Scooters]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Triple Play?

Triple Play

How do you make an ’89 Isuzu Pickup stand out from the crowd?

Easy: Shave the body, lower it to the ground, and add two extra axles!

This Isuzu, known as Triple Play, was created by Word of Mouth Customs, and features suicide doors, a sliding ragtop, 11 extra feet in the bed to accommodate the extra axles, angles license plate, Tangerine Pearl paint, a 3-inch body-drop, Amigo fenders, a ’95 Rodeo chrome grill, Rodeo bumpers and headlights, a shaved dash, bone suede and tangerine vinyl interior, 18-inch rims, airbag suspension, a 350ci small-block Chevy V8, 700-R4 transmission, and enough chrome to keep the owner polishing for days.

It might not be everyone’s style, but it sure does stand out.

[Truckin’ Magazine – Triple Play]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Koenigsegg Edition?

Koenigsegg Edition

When a car already has 1018 horsepower and runs on E85 ethanol, it’s hard to top it, but Koenigsegg has done just that with the CCX and CCXR Edition.

The aim of the Edition is to “deliver superior performance – on the track, in a straight line and on country roads – and to do so in style and comfort.”

Both are fitted with the 4.8L twin-supercharged engine, and have been track-tuned with modified shock absorbers, stiffer springs, anti-roll bars, reset dampers, and a lowered chassis.

The carbon fiber bodies have also been enhanced for additional downforce with an optimized rear wing, front winglets, and a larger front splitter and nolder, all left in raw carbon fiber form so that you can appreciate their beauty. And because it’s raw carbon fiber, “each individual section of carbon fibre bodywork has been painstakingly matched and then joined together inside out like a tailored suit, to create a stunning pinstripe effect. The process is so time-consuming that it takes almost twice as much time to create the clear-coated visible carbon body compared to the normal painted carbon CCX body.”

The interior features special anodized aluminum trim and a redesigned Koenigsegg Chronocluster and center console to “conform the Edition’s exclusive status.”

Want one?

Get in line, because only 14 of the CCX Editions will be made, though that’s more than enough when compared to the six CCXR Editions that will ever see the light of day.

[Koenigsegg Edition]