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    Essen 2009: 1,050-hp 1956 Mercedes Gullwing drag car

    Gullwing dragster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    This ungainly little creature had an area all to itself at this year's Essen Motor Show. Built over four years by Swiss drag racer Stefan Winter – who is a roofer by trade – the most important thing to say is this: Winter did ...

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    Essen 2009: AC Schnitzer gives BMW 123d the police package treatment [w/VIDEO]

    AC Schnitzer BMW 123d Tune It Safe! police concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    High performance vehicles like Porsche 911s being used for pursuit duty on Germany's autobahn is nothing new. As such, in order order to grab the attention of Essen Motor Show attendees, the Tune It Safe! ...

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    Pics Aplenty: 9ff Speed9 takes Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio to the next level

    9ff Speed9 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As we discovered earlier this month, the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo is one heck of a fast car. The quickest Porsche has ever produced, in fact. So it would take considerable moxie to try and improve on it. Fortunately, 9ff has such moxie, as ...

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    Loma Performance unveils Corvette C6.BlackforceOne

    Loma Performance Corvette "BlackforceOne" - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Loma Performance seems to think that its new BlackforceOne Corvette is somehow evocative of POTUS' personal airplane. "Clearly reminiscent," they go so far as to say in their press release. (We think the moniker ...

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    9ff speeds into Essen with Speedster-inspired Speed9

    9ff Speed9 – Click above for image gallery
    If you love the spirit of SEMA but tend to lean towards more European tastes, Essen is the show for you. The annual aftermarket show in Germany always brings out an enticing crop of European tuner cars, and 9ff isn't about to let it go by without ...

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    Event Alert: December Calendar of Automotive Events

    Last year's Motor4Toys event, which collected more than 15,000 toys for needy kids
    We started our monthly calendar of events last month and learned almost immediately that we will never be able to make it as comprehensive as everyone would like, but that's where you come in. Take a look at the ...

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    Oops! VW accidentally distributes new Golf Plus brochure in Essen

    It's been no secret that a facelifted VW Golf Plus has been in the works for a while. It's just that the Euro-market hatch wasn't supposed to be formally revealed quite yet. The car will be introduced on Wednesday with the usual fanfare at the Bologna Motor Show, but media at this week's Essen ...

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    GT3-spec Audi R8 LMS formally unveiled at Essen (w/ Video)

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    The Essen Motor Show is now underway, and one of the bigger manufacturer unveilings was Audi's official presentation of the R8 LMS, the new GT3-spec racing car aimed at privateer teams. It's seen as one of Audi's so-called "three pillars" of ...

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    ABT Scirocco heads to Essen

    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the ABT Scirocco
    So, the Essen Motor Show is coming up. For those of you unaware, it's basically a Euro SEMA. All the tuners will be there, showing off stuff that's both decent and dreadful, proving that yes, Europeans can do bad taste as well as anyone this ...

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    Audi R8 GT3 will have coming out party in Essen

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Audi R8 GT3
    Audi has created an R8 that looks like it would rather kill things than win races, but knowing Audi it will probably just stick to winning. The customer-team specific R8 GT3 will be officially unveiled at the Essen Motor Show, which begins ...

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    Essen 2007: Phantoms inhabit VW

    Artist William Burge has found a way to artfully reattach all of the little pieces that have fallen off his 1968 Volkswagen Beetle. The results are far more impressive than the Bug's original and once-ubiquitous countenance. Actually, we counted all 21,000 gigashards of metal, and that's more metal ...

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    Essen 2007: delta4x4 DUNE PROJECT

    Click image for photo galleryWhile delta4x4 would like you to think its Grand Cherokee SRT8-based DUNE PROJECT is ready to storm the desert, those 23-inch rims wrapped in 40-series Continentals say otherwise. No matter. We think the DP's cool nonetheless, thanks mostly to the 499 horsepower it ...

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    Roundup: Abt Sportsline at the Essen Motor Show

    Click image for a gallery of Abt's Essen rosterGerman tuning house Abt Sportsline brought everything and the kitchen sink to the Essen Motor Show, and rather than present it piecemeal, we figured we'd put the whole megillah out for you in one shot. From A4 to Touareg, the latest hardware from VW ...

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    The rest of the story on the VW Tiguan R-Line

    Click image for photo gallerySo, the Tiguan R-Line we showed you last week has made its debut in Essen as a concept, but a release from Volkswagen UK makes it sound as if the prevailing wisdom is that it'll ultimately be offered as the top-line Tiguan (in the UK, at least). So, now that we have ...

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    Essen 2007: Volkswagen unveils Golf Variant RaVe 270

    Click image for photo galleryWhat happens when you take a Jetta Wagon, give it GTI-topping power, a stereo to wake the dead, and 4Motion all-wheel drive? You get the Golf Variant RaVe 270 concept that VW's showing off in Essen. The car's name is derived from its hopped-up GTI engine's 270 ...

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    VW Tiguan R-Line headed to Essen

    Click image for photo galleryThe tuner-fest that is the Essen Motor Show will provide the backdrop for VW when it reveals its newest R-Line package from Volkswagen Individual. It's applied to the spanky-new Tiguan SUV, and aside from the wheels, bodykit and "R" logo on the headrests, we don't know ...

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    More power, less roof: TechArt Turbo Cabriolet

    TechArt's performance modifications to Porsche's already-impressive sports cars might seem akin to adding a third warp nacelle to the starship Enterprise for the pure fun of it, but who are we to argue with the results? The supertuner/niche manufacturer has readied its latest creation for debut at ...

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    Abt tunes the VW Tiguan

    Next month's Essen Motor Show will feature a ton of tuned vehicles from Europe's best and brightest, and among them will be Abt's interpretation of the new Volkswagen Tiguan. The new crossover has just hit the market abroad, but Abt has already done its best to make this new cute 'ute stand out ...

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    Love child of luxury: Bentley and Bugatti beget the Big Bang

    Although we've talked about Bugatti's plans for a super sedan as a follow-up to the all-powerful Veyron, apparently there are some people out there who don't have the patience to wait for such a car to become reality. German tuner LEW Design can help you get at least part way there with its new LEW ...

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    Lipstick on a... It's STARTECH's Jeep Compass!

    Click to enlargeWith the tunerrific Essen Motor Show upon us, we've received more info on what Deutsch masters of mayhem, Brabus/Startech, prepared for the show (Startech is Brabus' Chrysler Group vehicle specialist). We'll start with their Jeep Compass. The Compass is a pretty ugly car, which is ...


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