Tag Archives: modded

sighting of the day. Corolla?

Yes you heard right!  A vintage Toyota Corolla. But this one is pretty nicely sorted out—-has a very ‘Vintage JDM’ feel to it.  Spotted in Brooklyn.

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video of the day. TT-RS.

definitely (along with the RS3) the best sounding production road car under $100k.   There’s nothing like the 5 Cylinder gurgle.   This car is tuned to 485hp.  Slick video too.

Thanks to Skaala for posting this!

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how to ruin a 1M.

the BMW 1M is such a cool car, although it may be suffering from ‘overhype’ at the moment.  I wish it was easily available and not ‘limited edition’ so nobody can get one…not that i have the money or anything but we can all dream right!? right!  Maybe one day….However, the owner of THIS 1M should be dragged into the streets and interrogated for bad taste!

more pics & original post at: 1addicts.com

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foto of the day. TR6 umbrella.

Umbrella makes for a nice roofline on this Triumph TR6!

http://www.groupsracing.org.au/group_Sb_gallery.htm

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the best looking 1988 911 you will ever see.

The owners of early 70s 911s who try to make their cars look ‘modern’ should be imprisoned.  This guy, on the other hand has done the glorious thing and ‘backdated’ his 1988 911 into a 1971 Porsche 911 with upgraded parts and spec’d out.

The result is something which is quite simply…..wonderful.

click here to see the Craigslist AD ($38,000 in case you are obsessed)

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/2360939304.html

(thanks to S. Carder for the tip!)

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foto(s) of the day. quattroporte evo.

ah, i had no idea this even existed—-a racing version of the modern Maserati Quattroporte, lovingly referred to as Evo.

This car is privately raced in the SUPERSTARS SERIES and raced this past weekend by a Swiss team at Monza.  Hot stuff, yeah….

(click for hi-res version)

a couple bonus lo-res fotos of this new find.

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foto of the day. RS4

Audi RS4 (B5) Avant

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foto(s) of the day. a MK2 TT?

Well i’m not a fan of the MK2 TT’s weird styling….in fact i think the styling sucks!  But holy hell i spotted this one linked to on QW today and i gotta say it looks great…probably the best modified MK2 i’ve seen and definitely the only NON TT-RS MK2 i’ve seen that really gets me going.  So maybe it does have potential?

……but it’s no MK1….that’s for sure…..but this one looks pretty damn good.

link to more photos here:

http://www.tt-forum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=180735

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Unsold-in-the-USA car of the day.

Why AUDI doesn’t sell this in the USA, i have no idea.  This Audi S5 Sportback is simply gorgeous in every way.  In many ways, it’s even better looking than the S5 Coupe.

BRING IT TO THE USA, AUDI!!! Hopefully in time for when my family ‘expands’.

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foto of the day: Mito GTA

specially tuned by Lester is this Lester Alfa Romeo MiTO GTA.

(click to enlarge)



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oh hello Audi R8 GT.

Press release just issued by AUDI.

~200,000 euros.

Limited to 333 cars.

560hp, 5.2L V10.

Weight reduced by 220 lbs.

R-TRONIC transmission only ===== OOPS. that sucks.

0-60mph in 3.5s, 0-124mph in 10.4s, Top Speed = 198mph.


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foto of the day. trofeo.

Definitely one of my favourite ‘modern’ italian sports cars…..the classic Maserati Coupe GT in Trofeo Cup form.

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foto of the day: panamera

IEDEI loves the Porsche Panamera.  “WHY??” you say?  well after seeing it in person, taking a seat inside it, and just admiring the boldness of the design and features, it was hard to NOT like it.

The Cayenne was always a failure in design and execution, although it has proven to be quite popular to the SUV driver who always wanted a Porsche.

The Panamera is a different beast altogether.  It’s graceful, intimidating, and actually composed of quite a fascinating design.  Want proof?  Check out the Techart Porsche Panamera revealed at the Frankurt Auto Show last year.

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EXCLUSIVE: MTM Horchaus bringing C6 Audi RS6s (and more) to North America!

Well i’ve been gathering information about this for a few days, straight from Francois over at Horchaus (Official Canadian distributor of MTM (V.A.G. tuning company).

It seems that they have worked out a plan with Audi of Germany to be able to bring Audi RS6s (C6, current) as well as B7 RS4 Avants and R8s to North America directly from Germany! To any other Audi afficianados such as myself—this is HUGE news.  For a very long time, we’ve been stranded by the products being provided to the US market when it comes to ‘special’ Audis.  We did receive the previous generation C5 RS6, but only in sedan form (NO Avant in North America).  We also received the B7 RS4 sedan (NO Avant in North America).  We are not going to receive the C6 RS6 at all——until NOW!

After creating a working agreement with Audi of Germany in Ingolstadt, Francois and Horchaus have found a way for certain cars such as the current RS6 to be modified according to US Spec BY Audi themselves!  After these modifications, the cars are imported into North America (Canada OR the United States) and undergo customs, duty, etc….and are brought here as legal, street-ready versions of these European cars.  Since Horchaus is working directly with Audi to ensure the modifications are done to North American spec, this is a whole new way of getting these cars into the United States legally and safely.  The OEM spec cars will have an AUDI WARRANTY, since they are brand new from the factory.

The prices of these cars vary, however If someone really wants a brand new C6 Generation Audi RS6 Avant, it’s gonna cost them $115,000 CAD (Canadian dollars) and $125,000 CAD with the 730hp MTM upgrade (including  all import, shipping and duty fees).

******As of right now, they have already brought TWO C6 RS6s successfully; one into the US and another into Canada******

At the moment, they have another 4 cars on the way.  one R8 (sold), a B7 RS4 Avant (sold), and one C6 RS6 Avant and a C6 RS6 Sedan; which are both available to purchase.

A further reason to be excited, is that Horchaus is currently also evaluating the possibility of bringing other Audis in the same manner; cars such as the current Audi TT-RS and Audi S3.  Really exciting stuff, and groundbreaking progress in the world of importing Audis.

Stay tuned to IEDEI for further updates about this as I get more information.  So far I only have the pricing for RS6s, when I receive further information about pricing for others I will pass them along! Meanwhile, if you are interested in these cars, follow the link to the MTM/Horchaus website for more information and contact info.

UPDATE: B7 RS4 Avants are CEO company cars, and will be titled as 2nd hand.  They are $70,000 CAD (Canadian dollars) and the R8 V10 is $105,000 CAD (Canadian dollars) which is amazingly good pricing….the R8 V10 turns out to much less than a comparably ordered US version.

UPDATE 2: Some people have been asking “well why wouldn’t Audi bring these cars in the first place????”…..the answer was explained to me by Francois. Audi of Germany wants them to go everywhere, the reason why these cars don’t come to the US or Canada is simple; Audi of America and Audi of Canada don’t believe they have a market and do not readily import them here.

Horchaus Website: http://www.horchaus.com/Car_imports.html

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matte black Audi A5.

The Audi A5 is already one of the best looking cars on sale today…….gorgeous lines, low, wide, and with tons of presence.  Paint the thing matte black & lower it…. and it starts too look like a stealth fighter…..fantastic.

Tuned by: Avus Performance

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foto of the day. 12142009.

Maybe i should tell my mum to lower her B8 A4 and add some RS4 rims to hers!  The B8 A4 is a really great ride though….I drove hers a few weekends ago when i was visiting Detroit, and really enjoyed it—even with an automatic tranny.  It’s a great car.

(this is NOT her car….)

Modded B8 A4


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foto of the day.

this Porsche 356 Outlaw is a bit of a badass, innit?

Porsche_356.jpg

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