AirREX’s has released transformable air-suspension kit for almost all variants of the Volkswagen Passat. The supplier has different kits to fit all engine types from the launch spec to the present day, offering a near ‘plug and play’ fitment. The kit should appeal to enthusiasts that want the look and convenience of a fully adjustable air-ride kit, but without the usual hassles of fitting that go with custom installs, AirREX states.
Remus has launched a range of system options for BMW’s latest M3 and M4. The new sports exhaust systems feature fully shot-blasted surface finish, a more aggressive sound, and lightweight construction. The latter characteristic has been achieved by a reduction in wall thickness, though the manufacturer says strength is unaffected.
Bodykit creator Liberty Walk has announced its official presence in the UK by appointing The Performance Company (TPC) in Northampton as its sole British distributor. The Wellingborough based firm, which also recently added AirRex air suspension systems to its portfolio, said the deal would augment other blue-chip names like Remus, Pipercross, Ultra Racing and V-Maxx in its portfolio.
New products from 2014 launched wheel brand 7Twenty are now with customers across Europe, as it aims to “overhaul cars across the drift [and] JDM scenes”. The range features a selection of designs evolved from traditional styles made popular by the JDM and Drift scene in extreme widths, low offsets and eye catching finishes.
When Jonny Smith, presenter of the Fifth Gear television show, tweeted his urgent need for some road-legal rubber at Carfest, Toyo was happy to oblige. The manufacturer fitted its Proxes R888 to Smith’s electric drag racer – an unusual vehicle in which the TV personality hoped to impress the crowds at Chris Evans’ Carfest event, raising funds for charity in the process.
Exhaust manufacturer Milltek Sport has released a new stainless steel exhaust system for BMW’s range-topping M4. Milltek said it had focussed R&D on providing a system that balances looks, power and sound for the popular tuner car.
V-Maxx has launched a new spring kit for the closely related Subaru BRZ and the Toyota GT86. The new high performance springs lowering the cars by either 30mm or 40mm, bringing the centre of gravity closer to the tarmac.
Milltek Sport has release details of its hand-finished stainless steel exhaust system for the BMW M235i coupe. Based on the shared platform of the 135, Milltek’s R&D team was able to cross-over much of the development work it had done on the M135i model. The new system uses the existing EC approved cat back system from the M135i, but with the added optional feature of a new race-spec Sports Catalyst that features Milltek’s latest valve technology, utilising OE spec BMW electronic valves in its construction.
Milltek has released a new range of exhaust options for the tuner’s latest favourite; the Ford Fiesta 1.6 EcoBoost. Indeed, Milltek was one of the first tuners in the UK to gain access to the latest Fiesta upon its launch, working with the UK’s leading tuners. That fact, combined with the company’s knowledge of all Ford powerplants, has reportedly paid dividends. The result? The design of the ST exhaust is said to offer power and torque gains, with a thoroughly ‘grown-up’ soundtrack.
At the Essen Motor Show, which concludes this weekend, Hankook Tire has announced it will continue as a main sponsor of the Tune it! Safe!, a German campaign that aims to ensure vehicle tuning enthusiasts keep their modifications safe and legal. The campaign is now in its tenth year.
Italian braking expert Tarox has released details of its comprehensive new big brake kit for the new Golf GTI Mk7. The kit has been thoroughly tested by the firm’s own UK demonstrator, following initial rig and dyno testing at Tarox’s Italian factory and R&D centre. Custom-built and designed from the outset for the Golf GTI, […]
Gloucestershire-based sports and supercar tuner Litchfield has announced that WTCC champion Rob Huff has joined its ranks as part of its technical test team. Huff will now have a hand in signing off many of Litchfield’s new chassis and powertrain conversions prior to sale. Explaining Huff’s role, Litchfield MD Iain Litchfield commented: “Rob has a […]
Vehicle tuner Gemballa has increased its presence in the UK through the signing of a second distribution partner. Under the name Gemballa Liverpool, independent Porsche specialist OCD will engage in sales, fitting and service roles for the German tuner. “A decisive factor in our choice of partner, alongside high-quality technical equipment, was the experience of its workforce. Almost every employee has a background with the Porsche brand or in the Porsche tuning sector,” commented Gemballa CEO Andreas Schwarz. “Therefore we have found the optimal complement to our existing representation in London, which is operated by the renowned Porsche specialist Charles Ivey Ltd.”
Latin Expo Group LLC, the event organiser behind the Latin Tyre Expo, have announced plans to hold the 2014 Latin Auto Parts Expo between 9 and 11 July 2014 at the Atlapa Convention Center, Panama City, Panama. The exhibition it pitched at providing manufacturers and distributors direct access to the Latin American and Caribbean OEM, […]
Milltek has launched a new Ford Focus ST250 exhaust system, which according to the company, is fruit of the exhaust maker’s motorsport relationship with BTCC. As a supplier to the Motorbase BTCC team, and the Airwaves Racing and Crabbies Ford Focus racecars, it’s fair to say that Milltek Sport has experience in getting the best out of Ford’s capable hot-hatch. Indeed Milltek was one of the first tuners in the UK to gain access to the Focus upon its launch, adding one to its development fleet.