Biggest brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Mercedes-AMG are making some of the wildest cars in the world. However, a handful of wealthy enthusiasts think they aren’t wild enough. Here are some tuners outshining the manufacturers at the Geneva Motor Show.
Car And Driver took a look a few of the tuner vehicles. German tuner Gemballa took the Porsche 911 turbo to the next level. They added a faux hood scoop and a few extra vents to the front of the Porsche, even though the engine is in the rear of the car. Talking about the rear, the Gemballa Avalanche has a giant rear wing, 80’s style louvers on the rear window, four exhaust outlets and an eye-popping purple color over the black-and-white leather interior.
Next, there is the ABT RS6+ (Audi RS6). The Volkswagen and Audi tuner ABT Sportsline, though that the 600-plus horsepower engine wasn’t enough on its own. They included a power boost for the 4.0-liter twin turbo engine that now makes 695 horsepower and 649-pound-feet of torque. On top of that, there is a tasteful body kit that includes a carbon-fiber splitter and rear spoiler. Tuner Kahn has taken an Aston Martin DB9 and created the Kahn Vengeance. He replaced the front fenders, doors, hood and quarter-panels with custom sheet metal. He has also replaced the front grille, the rear bumper and added side skirts to the car as well. A total of five will be made, two of which will be convertibles.
Drive Australia also took a look at few of the tuner vehicles. Up first, there is the Porsche tuner Ruf. They took 911 Turbo and created the RUF CTR Yellow Bird. The vehicle is built around a carbon fiber body that was created by the German tuning house and it is powered by a water-cooled twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. It has 698 horsepower and 649-pound-feet of torque. A total of 30 cars will be made, and each will cost over $1 million.
Brabus took a Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe to the next level. On its own, the AMG S65 Coupe has one of the world’s most powerful engines, a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 that has 620 horsepower and 738-pound-feet of torque. However, that didn’t stop Brabus to create the Brabus Rocket 900 which is essentially an S65 based coupe with 887 horsepower engine that produces 1106- pound-feet of torque. These are just a few of the wildest and fiercest tuner creations that were displayed at the annual Geneva Motor Show 2017.