Like the supercars, we generally focus on the exclusive tuning world. At the Geneva Motor Show 2012, you came across the biggest group of tuning companies in the world on one event, featuring a series of upgraded and refined luxury and supercars. Every single tuner had at least one new model that made its official debut at the annual Swiss carshow.
The most noticeable packages at the show were four tuners showing their take on the McLaren MP4-12C, one tuner – Mansory – showing the first Aventador program live, two SLS AMG Roadster programs from FAB Design and Hamann, and AC Schnitzer who showcased their offering for the new 2012 BMW F10M M5.
The biggest number of upgrades were released for the new Porsche 911 (991) Carrera (S). TechArt, Sportec, SpeedArt, Gemballa, Lumma Design and RUF displayed their idea of the 911 (991) on each of their stands. Some were focused on pure performance, but most of the cars focused on the exterior and interior looks.
Our top 5 features the other tuning highlights at the 2012 show.
1. Brabus Bullit 800 Coupe
The Brabus Bullit 800 Coupe is the fastest, most powerful and most expensive Mercedes C-Class in the world. Based on the Mercedes C-Class Coupé, this matt black Brabus made its public debut here at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Under the hood, you will find a V12 engine with a 6.3 liter displacement and two turbochagers. The result is a whopping 800 horsepower and 1,420Nm of torque, which is electronically limited at 1,100Nm. A sprint to 200km/h takes just 9.8 seconds and the top speed is 370km/h.
2. Mansory Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Mansory is the first tuner to show a real live package for the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 using a lot of carbon fiber. The eye-catcher of the Aventador’s newly designed body kit features numerous new parts. The Germans fitted ultralight forged rims with carbon fiber inlays in the sizes 9.0×20 and 13.0×21 with tyres in the sizes VA 255/30 ZR20 and HA 345/25 ZR21.
Thanks to 754hp at 8,300rpm and 750Nm at 6,000rpm, the 12-cylinder supercar accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds. The top speed of 355km/h is also higher than the basic vehicle.
3. RUF CTR3 Clubsport
The RUF CTR3 Clubsport is an evolution of the standard RUF CTR3. The new package adds extra carbon fiber elements to the fenders, door sills, rear deck lid and roof mounted spoiler. The clubsport package adds an extra 50hp for a total of 750hp and 960Nm of torque. This is coupled to a six-speed sequential transmission. The gearing ratio makes 370km/h possible.
4. AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport
This is the first time AC Schnitzer has displayed the ACS5 Sport based on the 2012 BMW F10M M5. The tuning experts from Aachen have increased the performance of the blue-wrapped M-Powered 5-Series to 620hp and a maximum torque of 790Nm using an extra control unit.
The top speed went up to 305km/h and a sprint from zero to 100km/h is done in 4.1 seconds (0.2 faster than stock). The Germans also fitted an AC Schnitzer twin sports silencer with valve control and chromed Sports Trim tailpipes.
5. Mansory Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
The complete modification by the Mansory for the Mercedes CLS consists of a carbon fiber bodykit, 20 inch rims with 265/30ZR20 tyres at the front and 305/25ZR20 tyres at the rear. On the inside, the Germans fitted aluminium pedals, footrests and a newly designed full-leather upholstery, along with new entry sills and floor mats.
The V8 unit of the Mercedes-Benz CLS now has 640hp and a maximum torque of 900Nm at 2,000 to 4,500rpm. The modifications required for this include a newly programmed control unit, as well as a sports air filter.
Geneva Motor Show 2012 tuner highlights poll:
mansory always overkill cars with excessive use of carbon
What a strange choice of cars to allocate as the best tuner cars to pick from ..oh the Apollo isn’t there, guess the next best car is the MTM T??
Gumpert is not a tuner, but a manufacturer. ;-)
Come on! Ruf Clubsport? I like RUF but that car is so damn hideous! Only a muppet would drive one.