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…The Novitech TuLesto is a self-made supercar?

Novitech TuLesto

Novitec is known for making bad beasts out of Italian stallions, but now they’ve set their sights a little higher, and intend on releasing a semi-custom car (or eleven) of their very own to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Called the TuLesto, it’s based loosely on the Ferrari F430, though just about everything on the car has been poked and prodded into a new, and some would argue sexier shape.

Two superchargers give the carbon fiber creation a healthy 777 horsepower out of the 4.4-liter V8, and 60 happens 3.4 seconds after pressing the go pedal on the way to a top speed of more than 217 mph.

Happy birthday indeed!


[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: G-Power Hurricane CS?

G-Power Hurricane CS

The G-Power Hurricane CS tops out at 228 MPH, and (not surprisingly) holds the title of the world’s fastest BMW coupe. (And just so you’re clear, the world’s fastest BMW sedan is also from G-Power, as their M5-based Hurricane RS goes 228 MPH as well.)

The Hurricane CS is based on BMW’s already sexy six series from their M division, and adds two superchargers to BMW’s M-level V10 engine to bring the horsepower up to 750, and torque numbers up to 590 lb-ft.

G-Power Hurricane CS Detail

From there, a widebody kit gives you extra width, adjustable suspension keeps you on the road, and carbon-ceramic brakes keep you from smashing into a wall.

At $478,000, it’s definitely not a cheap way to get from A to B, but it just might be one of the fastest.


…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Sector111 Exige?

Sector111 Exige

The Lotus Exige is already a rather remarkable little car, so when you take it and hand it off to a tuner, the results are often mind blowing.

Sector111’s Exige is a prime example of that fact. The track-tuned terror is ready to take on any supercar thanks to a roots hybrid supercharger that brings horsepower up to 240+. (Which doesn’t sound like much, until you remember that the car weights just 2,000 lbs with a full tank and a fat driver.

Sector111 Exige Details

With great power comes great responsibility however, so the Sector111 Exige also includes aerodynamic enhancements like a carbon fiber front splitter, undertray, 5-element rear diffuser, side skirts, rear wing, and arch louvers. In addition, carbon fiber body mods include a CF roof, rear hatch, access panels, and side scoops to keep weight down without sacrificing aerodynamic performance.

An AP Racing Big Brake Kit brings everything to a halt when needed, and a Nitron Exige GT3 triple adjustable suspension system keeps all four wheels planted through even the most pant soiling turns.

Want more?

That’s just too damn bad, because there’s just not much left on the car to modify! (Lightweight valve stems coming soon…)


[Via: Serious Wheels]

…The G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS is fast?

G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS

What has four doors, two superchargers, a V10, and goes 228.4 mph?

If you answered G-Power’s BMW M5 Hurricane RS, then you’d be correct! (And you’d probably work for G-Power as well.)

The company set its sights on the Brabus CLS ‘Rocket’, which was the previous record holder for four-door cars with a top speed of 227.23 mph, and says that they can get even more power from the car by increasing the boost from the twin chargers.

It’s not like the car will ever see anything even close to that on public roads, since the company had to take the car to a test track to reach the monster numbers, but I guess it’s good to know that when needed, you could outrun most planes in style and luxury!


[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Obsidian SG-One?

Obsidian SG-One Exterior

The Obsidian SG-One is in a class all its own, and is possibly (probably) one of the coolest custom cars I’ve ever seen.

What you see here started life as a 1967 Mustang, but didn’t stay that way for long.

The first to go was the engine, and it was quickly replaced with a 392 cubic inch V8 making 847.8 horsepower and 770 lbs. ft. of torque on 91-octane pump gas. Twin Rotrex C38-81 superchargers feed through twin air-to-air intercoolers, down through a custom aluminum intake, and past the Big Stuff 3 fuel injection system.

What’s the resulting performance?

0-60 in under three seconds, and an estimated top speed of over 210 MPH.

Power is then routed through a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed with Master Shift paddle shifters and a Mittler Brothers 9” rear end.

Chassis refinements include an integrated tubular chassis, 4-point hidden roll cage, redesigned shock towers and reinforced frame rails, and a full 4-piece belly pan.

Coil over suspension on all four corners keep the 18” and 20” wheels firmly planted, and 14” Brembo brakes slow everything down if needed.

Obsidian SG-One Interior

The interior features a 2-seat conversion with heated Recaro seats, a 3,000 watt Kicker sound system including GPS navigation, XM radio, mobile wi-fi, and more. The hand crafted dash board, door panels, headliner, center console, and rear panels all fit like a glove, and the billet accessories are sprinkled throughout to keep everything sparkling.

Outside, a 2005 Mustang front end was grafted on, including custom headlights and turn signals, a custom hood vents the massive power plant, flared fenders tuck the wheels away, and custom billet grills and tail light panel finish off the look.

According to the current owner, over 15,000 hours of work went into creating this perfect pony, at a duplication cost of approximately $1.3 million. Sure, you could get a Bugatti Veyron for that kind of coin, but who wants something that 499 of your closest billionaire buddies have too?

Not I, said the oil tycoon.

Does the world need a million dollar mustang?

No, but I’ll bet it sure is glad it has one.

(Be sure to click through to the site for more information, since there was tons more facts, figures, and custom parts that I could have listed.)

[Obsidian SG-One]