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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Lazareth’s Renault Twingo V8 Trophy?

Renault Twingo Trophy

A typical Renault Twingo makes 75 horsepower. A typical Renault Twingo V8 Trophy that has gone through the Lazareth shop makes 180 horsepower. If that formula doesn’t spell success, then nothing will!

The added power comes from a 3.5-liter Range Rover V8, which gets stuffed between the rear subframe and turns the French tuner into a terror. Along with the extra engine, the Twingo Trophy gets a fully custom widebody kit, new rims and tires, and a heaping helping of flat matte paint.

The result is supercar performance in a package that’s just larger than a go-kart, proving once again that you should never judge a book by it’s teeny tiny cover.


…The Zenvo ST1 is a serious supercar?

Zenvo ST1

The Zenvo ST1 is a supercar. From Denmark. Seriously.

Despite coming from a country that’s not known for its supercars, the ST1 certainly looks the part and has specs to match, with the 7-litre V8 using both a supercharger and a turbocharger to make more than 1,100 horsepower and 1,430 NM of torque.

Zenvo ST1 Interior

Specs on paper are one thing, but actual real-world performance is often another, so Zenvo gave one of their prototypes to Bil Magasinet TV for a test drive, and judging by their reaction, it’s going to be a hit:


…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition?

Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition

Gemballa is no stranger to DYH’s Tuner Tuesday, and I’ve even featured their Mirage Carrera GT before, but when you take a car that’s already super, add even more super styling to it, and then take that super-super car and add carbon fiber on top, I think the result is worth a repeat mention!

The Mirage GT Carbon Edition covers the car in a fantastically wicked, two-tone, black and white paint job with sinister red accents on the brakes, headlight trim and wheels, and leaves the carbon fiber bits and pieces exposed for extra hints of performance.

Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition Details

And speaking of performance, Gemballa has blessed the 670 horsepower car with some pretty impressive numbers to back up the pretty aggressive look, putting the 0-62 mph time at just 3.7 seconds, 9.7 seconds to 124 mph (200 km/h) and a top speed of 208 mph.

When all is said and done, it’s definitely a car for those that have no problems dropping seven figures on four wheels and two seats, so if you have to ask…


[Via: Autoblog]

…The Mission One will change motorcycles forever?

Mission Motors Mission One

When three of the guys behind the Tesla Roadster set out to build a motorcycle, you know it’s not going to be your run of the mill bike.

And you’d be right. The Mission One from Mission Motors wants to redefine the way we think of two-wheeled transportation by creating an all-electric motorcycle that performs as good (if not better) than it looks while creating zero emissions along the way. Using a combination of lithium ion batteries, a high performance electric motor, and an onboard computer system, the Mission One is designed to go 150 miles on a single charge and top out at 150 miles per hour.

Batteries have long been the limiting factor for electric vehicles, since they’re seen as heavy, large and expensive, but with Mission One’s lithium ion batteries, the bike can be lighter, cheaper, and carry more energy, and it’ll only take 2 hours to charge between fun runs. The bike also uses a regenerative braking system to gain back some of the energy typically lost during a ride.

On the performance side of things, the electric motor means you can tap all 100 foot-pounds of torque at any time from 0-60 mph, giving you a limitless torque curve that can pull you out of any tricky turn. Ohlins forks, Ohlins shocks, Brembo brakes and Marchesini wheels round out the physical components, while a real time wireless data acquisition system ensures that the rider knows at all times exactly what’s going on at the track and on the street.

The body itself was designed by Yves Behar of Fuse Project, the man behind the Jawbone headset, so it also looks as good as it performs. With angular lines, modern materials and a sleek, futuristic silhouette, it’s like a combination of a Ducati and a KTM that work well in all the right places.

If the bike of the future is calling your name, then give Mission Motors a call, because at just $69,000 the Mission One will be going fast in more ways than one.

[Mission Motors – Mission One]

[Via: Acquire]

…The Whip will redefine showboarding?

The Whip

When Cheetah Ultra Sports set out to build a new snowboard, they weren’t worried about lifestyles, cultures or snazzy graphics. Their goal was entirely technical: To design and build a better snowboard without rules or limitations of any kind.

Four years later, and after countless hours of research and development, they think they’ve reached that goal with The Whip FR-117, aka The Lamborghini of Snowboards.

According to Cheetah, The Whip will:

  • Fit better.
  • Feel lighter.
  • Go faster.
  • Cruise smoother.
  • Turn quicker.
  • Edge harder.
  • Carve sharper.
  • Jump higher.
  • Land softer.

And it will do all that without chatter, and without heel or toe drag. They’re even claiming that most experienced riders will have to relax their riding style just to get greater performance out of the board, because it’s so easy to ride.

The key to The Whip’s performance is an open V hull that is specifically designed for speed and maneuverability. They board is made out of wood, plastic, steel edges and carbon composite, and by reducing the amount of board that comes in contact with the snow, this smaller surface creates less drag, which translates into more gliding speed, better maneuverability, quicker edge-to-edge transitions, and more.

For now, The Whip is being hand made in very limited production, and each board is carefully hand crafted and will include an individual serial number, so if you want one, get your name on the waiting list and put down $1899 for a pre-order, and you’ll be killing the slopes in no time.

[Cheetah Ultra Sports – The Whip]

[Via: Core77]