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    Report: West Coast Customs faces stiff fines for not paying employees
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    West Coast Customs is in trouble with federal authorities and will be forced to pay over $150,000 thanks to charges that employees were chronically underpaid between November 2010 and January 2013, according to a report from The Press-Enterprise. An investigation by the US Department of Labor ...

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    Jeep Wrangler by Vilner takes extreme luxury off-road
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    Vilner turned its customary and intensely luxurious attentions to a two-door Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited back in 2012, following that up this year with its take on the four-door version. A coat of lustrous black paint outside is brightened up LED headlights, foglights and taillights and layers ...

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    Video: Vice documentary checks out the UK's real fast and furious in Boy Racer
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    The most recent installment of the Fast & Furious franchise spent much of its time in London, and naturally that meant another one of those interchangeable nighttime party scenes with loud exhausts, loud paint jobs, loud music and loud attire. Vice magazine went to London to check out the ...

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    Official: Supervettes kit transforms C6 Corvette into C7... sort of [UPDATE]
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    Imagine, if you will, that you began living under a rock from January 13, 2013 on, and only emerged long enough to purchase a sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette. You had no knowledge of the heavily redesigned, seventh-generation Corvette - it's shapely new body and enthusiast-infuriating rear ...

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    Video: Watch these wheels get a new look from being dunked in water
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    Water transfer printing – or hydrographics – isn't exactly a new art. But HG Arts, a Barcelona-based hydrographics trainer and equipment supplier, has released a pretty cool video showing how this process can be used to spruce up an otherwise boring wheel. Unfortunately, this video ...

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    Official: Toyota SEMA concepts promote active lifestyles, rallying [w/video]
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    Toyota has six vehicles that it's bringing to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show next week, all of which were developed by and for people who live active lifstyles. Four of them are the result of the Toyota Dream Build Challenge, which tasked a team of athletes and vehicle ...

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    Official: ABT Sportsline coming to US, premiering AS6 at SEMA
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    ABT Sportsline, known as ABT Tuning from its founding in 1967 until 1991, is a German aftermarket parts and tuning company that has focused on enhancing Volkswagens and Audis since the VW GTI bowed in 1978 (in Europe, at least) and races competitively in DTM (Germany's touring car racing series). ...

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    Official: Chevy Performance unveils Camaro factory-built performance upgrades
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    There's nothing like a factory-built part, especially of the performance variety: you can make your car faster, often without voiding the vehicle warranty. Take the Chevrolet Camaro, for instance, and imagine being able to swap some of the most crucial ZL1 parts onto your SS or V6 model. Well, ...

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    Official: DP Motorsport tries to turn a vintage Porsche 911 into a sleeper
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    Once you get past the fact that it's hard to call a car a sleeper when it has race-product stickers on its quarter panel, and the script across the back panel reads "Porsche 911 3.2 Sleeper," it's fun to imagine what this car can do. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, Germany's ...

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    Official: Brabus' 730-hp 2014 Mercedes S-Class is for those who can't wait for AMG
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    You can't even buy the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class yet, but Brabus is ready to help you prepare for it. The German tuning house has engineered a suite of upgrades for the sedan that does just about everything but provide a button for its own aftermarket tune. The heart of any Brabus is the engine, ...

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    Report: Hennessey unveils C7 Corvette Stingray upgrades that reach 1,000 HP
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    The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray hasn't even arrived in showrooms, but that minor speed bump hasn't slowed Hennessey Performance (HPE) from introducing a full suite of packaged (and à la carte) upgrades to the highly anticipated American sports car that will undoubtedly trump ...

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    Official: Novitec Torado takes a stab at improving the Lamborghini Aventador [w/video]
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    Novitec has finished its tuning program for the Lamborghini Aventador, and it has called the mean-looking finished product, Torado. It looks like it wants to take the pedestrian sinisterness of the Aventador into an otherworldly rage, with carbon fiber vents, spoilers and protrusions lining the ...

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    Official: McLaren 12C Spider worked over by Gemballa
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    A host of carbon fiber parts designed and made in Germany are what turn the McLaren MP4-12C Spider into the Gemballa GT Spider. The 625-horsepower, twin-turbo V8 is untouched, almost everything else is heavily touched. There's the body kit that includes new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, ...

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    Official: Audi R8 V10 gets tuned up by ABT
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    Bavarian tuners ABT have done another job on the Audi R8 V10, pumping up the 5.2-liter FSI V10 from 525 horsepower to 600 hp, and torque from 391 pound-feet to 406 lb-ft. With 50 more horsepower than the R8 V10 Plus - but not the extreme weight-loss scheme - ABT claims a 0-62 mile per hour run of ...

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    Official: 2014 Lexus IS gets TRD bits
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    Toyota Racing Development (TRD) in Japan has designed cosmetic and performance bits that give the 2014 Lexus IS a front-to-back workover. Different from the F-Sport parts we expect from Lexus here, the full body kit runs 437,700 yen ($4,285 US) and starts with air deflectors at the lower edges of ...

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    Official: Mercedes SL gets a whole safari-worth of materials from Vilner
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    Bulgarian tuner Vilner has done a job on the interior of the previous-generation Mercedes-Benz SL and left almost no surface untouched. Calling it "one of their bravest projects," the standard leather has been replaced with either antiqued brown Nappa leather or crocodile hide, the plastics have ...

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    Official: Gullwing America turns SLS AMG Roadster into stunning 1955 300 SC redux
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    Gullwing America specializes in what it calls "retro styling meets modern technology." It's next demonstration of that is the convertible above, a stylized recreation of the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC (inset) supported by the structure of a 2012 SLS AMG Roadster. Commissioned by a client in ...

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    SEMA: Ford picks Fiesta ST, Transit Connect as this year's SEMA darlings
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    SEMA is more than nine months away, but the reveille bugle for the show has just sounded with Ford's call to aftermarket companies for its project-vehicle program. The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST and 2014 Transit Connect van and wagon are the cars The Blue Oval wants to feature, but applicants can submit ...

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    Official: Chevrolet headed to Tokyo Auto Salon with Sonic, Captiva concepts
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    We're piecing this together as best we can from the original Japanese with the help of Google Translate, but it seems Chevrolet is headed to the Tokyo Auto Salon with three special vehicles. Embracing the customization of American metal through the themes of cool, fun and freedom, the showpiece ...

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    Official: Forgiato brings hidden headlamps back to the Chevy Camaro [w/video]
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    Forgiato is a well-known maker of custom wheels to fit just about any taste (and budget), but the company also makes other parts to trick your car out. For Chevrolet Camaro owners, Forgiato has designed the DiFalco grille to include hidden headlights somewhat reminiscent of what was available on ...

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