2011 KUBATECH MERCEDES BENZ C63 AMG
For some people, there is no such thing as too much horsepower. The more the better, even if we’re talking about a compact sedan like the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG that leaves Stuttgart’s factory with a 6.2-liter V8 enginecranking out 457-horsepower and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft)of peak torque.
In the case of German tuning firm Kubatech, the answer to the C63 AMG’shorsepower problem was a Stage 3 performance kit that includes a new ECU from Mcchip-dkr along with a complete sports exhaust system from Cargraphic, which help bump output to 583HP and 692 Nm (510 lb-ft).
The engine upgrade is accompanied by a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels in ablack matte finish, shod in high-performance Michelin rubber.
LOTUS ELAN 2013 NEXT PLANNING
Lotus still has a lot of forward planning for the future map, despite a series of concepts presented at the Paris Motor Show. Five concept vehicles were revealed in 2010:the Elan, Elise, Elite, Esprit and Eterne. We’ve got an update on two of them. The Lotus Esprit should arrive by 2013. The Elan, however, has a murkier future. Forget 2013; it’s been speculated that we might not see it until 2016. Blame the Lotus Evora.
Lotus planned to shut down the Evora so that it could give way to the Elan. Now, Lotus management has decided that the Evora deserves a traditional model cycle. Should the Evora continue into a second generation, it puts the Elan’s existence into question. If a second-generation Evora isn’t developed, a next-generation car, then new Elan will arrive and fill in the open lineup spot.