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The German organization Tune It! Safe! promotes safe, legal vehicle tuning in the country, and it probably doesn't have to worry about anyone breaking the law when this Polizei-themed Chevrolet Corvette is on the scene. The Vette is on display at the Essen Motor Show and is the group's latest police-wrapped tuner car, following models like the Brabus Rocket, Mercedes-Benz CLS, and AC Schnitzer-tuned BMW 123d in years past.

Tikt Performance did the tuning this time, and the German company added a full carbon-fiber body kit for the Vette, including a front lip, side sills, rear spoiler, and relatively understated wheel flares. It also installed forged wheels that measure 19-inches in front and 20-inches in back and wrapped them with Hankook Ventus S1 Evo tires. To really let the coupe look the part of a proper Polizei car, the tuners included police lights from Hella and the appropriate blue-and-white wrap.

Tikt left the 6.2-liter V8 alone to produce 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet, and the power routes through a seven-speed manual. Even with the stock performance, this police-themed 'Vette would still look fantastic blasting down the Autobahn with the lights flashing.
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World premiere at the Essen Motor Show: initiative for safe tuning starts the new campaign year with TIKT Performance Corvette

A powerful look for a powerful campaign: TUNE IT! SAFE! presents innovative design and maximum precision

Innovative design, maximum precision and unique performance – with an enhanced Corvette, TUNE IT! SAFE! shows that attractive, creative tuning in no way has to conflict with legal requirements. In the new campaign year, the seventh generation of a sports car icon stands as a symbol and shining example of safe automobile tuning and 100 per cent driving fun. The campaign car of the initiative for safe tuning, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Transport, the Association of Automobile Tuners (VDAT) as well as numerous other organisations and institutions, sees its premiere at the Essen Motor Show (Hall 10, Stand F104). TUNE IT! SAFE! also continues its partnership with premium tyre manufacturer Hankook.

Tuning specialist TIKT Performance based in Upper Bavaria is responsible for the innovative conversion of the new TUNE IT! SAFE! police car. The Berlin-based authorised GM dealer Autohaus Kramm provided an extremely striking, sporty coupé as the basis, but the tuning experts of TIKT Performance went one step further to apply the full carbon fibre modular body kit "Undercut" consisting of a front spoiler lip, rear spoiler, side sills and wheel arch flarings. The 6.2l V8 engine promises a powerful output of 343 kW (466 hp) and a torque of 630 Nm. The TIKT Performance Corvette sprints from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 4.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 290 km/h. The TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign car can be admired live at Hall 10, Stand F104 of the Essen Motor Show from November 28th to December 6th 2015.

High performance tyres by premium tyre manufacturer Hankook

TIKT Performance developed grey RR-1 forged wheels especially for the vehicle. To ensure the wheels really come into their own, premium tyre manufacturer Hankook provided the Corvette High Performance with "Ventus S1 evo" tyres. These high-capacity tyres offer optimum comfort and top performance – in fact they set a whole new benchmark. On the front axle the Hankook tyres are size 285/30 R19 while those mounted on the rear axle are size 345/25 ZR20.

Signal system and official foil decor transform the Corvette into the TUNE IT! SAFE! police car

The car's fittings themselves are matchless, but to turn the TIKT Performance Corvette into a truly unique specimen it has been given a genuine police signal system and the official police decor. Once again, TUNE IT! SAFE! called on the services of the experts of Hella and FOLIATEC for this purpose. So the new TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign car is once again fitted with the special police signal system "RTK 7" by Hella, while FOLIATEC took care of the official police look.

TUNE IT! SAFE! magazine with a fresh new design

The new issue of the TUNE IT! SAFE! magazine featuresa fresh new design as it comes straight off the press for the Essen Motor Show. With a total of 56 pages it offers fascinating reading for tuning fans and automobile enthusiasts. Visitors to the trade fair stand can also look forward to expert advice, a special service provided by the KBA (Federal Office for Motor Vehicles) and a competition with attractive prizes. On all trade fair days there will be experts from various inspection and monitoring organisations as well as the NRW police to provide individual advice. And the Federal Office for Motor Vehicles (KBA) can inform visitors of their driving licence 'point score' in Flensburg on presentation of ID.

TUNE IT! SAFE! – Nationwide initiative for safe and reliable tuning

Die TUNE IT! SAFE! initiative was founded in 2005 to show that attractive, creative tuning by no means has to conflict with legal requirements. The initiative is sponsored by the BMVI (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure), Hankook Tyres Germany, the VDAT (Association of Automobile Tuners), the ADAC and the AvD (German automobile clubs), the BRV (German tyre retailer and vulcanisation trade association), the DVR (German Road Safety Council), DEKRA, the Essen Motor Show, the initiative "Gib acht im Verkehr" ("Take care on the road"), the GTÜ (technical inspection organisation), the KBA (Federal Office of Motor Vehicles), the NRW police, TÜV Rheinland, the DSK (German racing drivers' association), the KÜS (independent vehicle inspection organisation) and the ZDK (German Federation for Motor Trades and Repairs).

Full details are available online at www.tune-it-safe.de and www.facebook.com/tune.it.safe. The virtual expert Mr. Safe T. is available on the homepage round the clock to provide expert advice on the subject of safe tuning.

Specifications sheet – TUNE IT! SAFE! police car 2015/2016

Vehicle type Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray 6.2L V8 Coupé
Transmission 7-speed manual transmission with "Active Rev Matching"
Cylinder configuration V8
Capacity 6,162 cc
Top speed 290 km/h
Acceleration 0 -100 km/h 4.2 s
Power output 343 kW (466 bhp) at 6,000 rpm
Torque 630 Nm at 4,600 rpm
Fuel consumption* (l/100 km) urban 19.1 | extra urban 7.8 | combined 12.0
CO2 emissions combined* 279 g/km

* Official fuel consumption figures. Please note that the figures for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were measured under test conditions according to EG-VO 715/2007 so as to ensure comparability. They cannot be guaranteed and are particularly dependent on driving style, load, tyre pressure, road surface and traffic conditions.

TUNE IT! SAFE! – tuning features

Tyres VA 285/30 R19 "Ventus S1 evo" Hankook
Tyres HA 345/25 ZR20 "Ventus S1 evo" Hankook
RR-1 forged wheel VA 11J x 19 ET 38 TIKT Performance
RR-1 forged wheel HA 12.5J x 20 ET 5 TIKT Performance
Carbon fibre front spoiler lip TIKT Performance
Carbon fibre rear spoiler TIKT Performance
Carbon fibre side sills TIKT Performance
Carbon wheel arch flaring "Undercut Winglets" TIKT Performance
Special signalling system "RTK 7", flashing beacons Hella
Official police foil décor FOLIATEC

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