The 2013 Tuner Grand Prix took place at the Hockenheimring last week and we have already showed you a few stories from the event. One of them is how MTM set the fastest time with their MTM R8 and also the full gallery from the event. This is a fresh compilation of videos from the event.
Tuner Grand Prix has become an annual tradition for German tuning brands and the final trophy is highly coveted. Its attended by numerous tuning companies and an estimated 30,000 visitors. The winner of each class is decided by Sport Auto drivers who have to set five fast lap times. The average of the five fastest laps is then calculated and the highest score wins its respective class.
Gemballa Mirage GT
First in the video list is this Gemballa Mirage GT. It’s a tuner car from Gemballa based on the 980 Carrera GT. Its 5.7 liter V10 is tuned to produce 670hp at 8,000rpm and 630 Newton meters at 5,700rpm, the ten-cylinder accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in breath-taking 3.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 335km/h.
This one is built by RUF and based on the Porsche 911 Series 997, its overall design is inspired by the Porsche 550 Coupe that won the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans. It has a completely new RUF designed V8 engine. The 4.5 liter V8 delivers 550hp with a maximum torque of 500Nm. During the development of the RUF RGT-8 weight saving and compactness had priority; this effort resulted in an engine that weighs less than 200kg. The power is transferred to the rear wheels by a six-speed manual gearbox.
Gemballa McLaren 12C
Yet another one from Gemballa, the McLaren 12C GT. This one uses a new body kit from the tuner with details such as the new front bumper and spoiler, side skirts, rear apron and a small rear wing. The Gemballa GT McLaren weighs just 1,434kg, and is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8 liter V8 engine developing 608 horsepower.
9ff GTurbo 1200
9ff requires no introduction these guys have built one of the most powerful Porsche 911s to date. This one was on sale for 140,000 Euros and it features an aero body kit, carbon rear wing, carbon front bonnet, light weight windows and special driveshafts. Performance wise the engine got a set of turbochargers, new pistons, 130mm wide intercoolers and a reviewed fuel-system. That together with some more details and the 4.0 liter engine creates this 1200hp beast.
We already told you of this tuner car and how it set the fastest time at the event. The car features an ECU upgrade to the 5.2 liter V10 engine changes the boost power from 525 to 606hp at a 8,000rpm, while torque goes up from 530Nm to 560Nm at 6,500rpm. The time 0-100km sprint drops from 3.9 to 3.5 sec for the Coupe, and from 4.1 to 3.7 sec for the heavier Spyder. Top speed of both versions is 322km/h, up from 313km/h.
Aston Martin Vanquish
This is the new Aston Martin Vanquish AM-310, a successor to the Aston Martin DBS. The car features an all-alloy front-mid mounted 5,935cc V12 engine with independent quad variable camshaft timing. The engine produces 573hp at 6,750rpm and a maximum torque of 620Nm at 5,500rpm. The zero to 100km/h sprint is done in 4.1 seconds and the top speed is 295km/h, which is slightly slower than the DBS.
The SpeedArt tuning program for the Turbo S comes with two packages, one with 550HP while the ultimate has 580HP. The ultimate one comes with 580 hp and 790 Nm for 997 Turbo/S, with PDK- or 6-speed transmission, Motronic-update, sport-exhaust with sound switch and 2 x 84mm twin tailpipes stainless steel polished.
TIKT C63 AMG Black Baron
This kit is based on the Mercedes C63 AMG and it boasts of 606 HP and 660 Nm torque. It will do 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and 100-200km/h in just 11 seconds.