Nissan 350Z is the fifth generation of the company’s Z-car line, one of the most successful series of Nissan sports cars so far. A few tuning companies took on the task of creating an even better version of the 350Z, with varying degrees of success.One version that is guaranteed to catch an eye or two is Senner’s Nissan 350Z Roadster Thunder. The tuning package modifies both the looks and the performance of the car. Find out more here
Geiger has turned the H2, an already powerful car, into a power monster: 598 hp / 440 kW maximum power, 780 Nm of maximum torque, a top speed of 225 km/h and huge multi-piece 26-inch light alloy wheels. The German tuning company has used its own brand of supercharged engine, the Kompressor 780, to give the H2 unimaginable speed and power. The Hummer H2's interior was not neglected by Geiger. Find out more here
The Viper is already an aggressive, high performance car, so it takes some imagination and know-how to make it even better. If anyone could pull off tuning the Viper, it was the American tuning company Hennessey Performance Engineering. The Hennessey Venom 1000 Twin Turbo Dodge Viper SRT has almost a double output compared to the original Viper. The car’s exterior retains its distinctive shape.
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BMW hired the legendary John Cooper Works Company to develop the first factory authorized power upgrade for the Cooper S. The package is more expensive than a self-tune package, but is retains the factory warranty. It contains a reprogrammed ECU which manages all engine control functions including airflow, combustion, fueling and spark advance. The package also includes a stainless steel exhaust system with parallel-flow. Find out more here
Car tuning started out as a simple hobby, but over the years it turned into one of the biggest branches of the car manufacturing industry. The purpose of tuning is not merely to alter the appearance of the car, but also to improve its performance. Since each driver has his own driving style, heavily customized cars will better fit their individual needs than the factory produced versions.
There are several types of tuning that can be done to a car. In addition to exterior and interior tuning, there is also suspension tuning, body tuning, and most importantly, engine tuning. Suspension tuning involves modifying the springs, shock absorbers, sway bars, and other related components of a vehicle. Body tuning involves adding or modifying spoilers and a body kit, and this is done to improve the aerodynamic performance of a vehicle but also its appearance. Engine tuning as of late has been marketed as the replacement of basic engine components with after-market versions that perform the exact same functions as those replaced while promising an increase in power output. Car tuners usually install new turbochargers, modify the car's engine cooling unit, replace the air filters but they could also install a more powerful engine on the cars they modify.
Most large tuning companies offer full packages that will completely rework a car from inside to outside. Of course, you can tune your own car, and there are many self-tuning packages that can be used without the help of a specialist. Whatever you do, as long as you manage to get the maximum out of your car’s performance, what you’re doing can only be defined as tuning.