Alabama is the last place you'd expect to find one of the world's largest tuner companies for German cars, but here, at this facility, APR provides hardware and software to thousands of Audi and VW customers every month. Matt helps them with some development testing by providing opinions on their new Stage 3 package for the Audi TTRS, producing 560 horsepower at the wheels in a car based on the VW Golf!
"The Myth" of Panama's 900 HP Evo - /TUNED
It's the rainy season in Panama, and that means if we want to go fast,
we're gonna need some AWD performance. Fortunately, we've got the keys to
Race Lab's 900 HP Mitsubishi Evolution 7. Now if we can just find somewhere
to run it....
The 700 HP RennTech CLS63 AMG - /TUNED
Hartmut Feyhl left AMG after 15 years to start his own tuning company,
RennTech, which is now one of the most respected AMG tuners in the world.
His products range from simple software upgrades to full racing builds
based on AMG street cars. We take his new, 700 horsepower CLS63 for a spin
and establish a new benchmark for luxury sedans: must be able to do
burnouts while moving at highway speeds.
The 800 HP Formula Drift K.Sport 350Z - /TUNED
Tuned goes to Bondurant School of High Performance Driving to meet up with
Formula Drift driver Corey Hosford and his 800 HP Blown LS3 Nissan 350Z
Drift car. We learn what separates a drift car from a race car, and Matt
gets to work on his drifting technique behind the wheel of a monster race
710 HP STaSIS Engineering R8 V10 Spyder
The Smoking Tire hits the canyons with one of the fastest Audi's on the
road: Stasis Engineering's Supercharged R8 5.2 FSI. Matt Farah wrings out
the red Spyder on an empty canyon road, proving that no amount of horsepower is ever too much.
Audi RS5 Review - One Take
Matt takes the 450 HP Audi RS5 for a run up and down California's second
most famous road: the "Snake" on Mulholland Highway. Is the RS5 good enough
to compete with the BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG? We find out, and Matt
reviews the RS5 in exactly one take.
Rat Rod vs Lamborghini Aventador! Roadkill Episode 5
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan
spend 24 crazy hours with a 1930 Model A Rat Rod and a 2012 Lamborghini
Aventador to find out which wildly impractical, larger-than-life car
attracts the most attention.
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The 700 HP VF Engineering BMW M3 - /TUNED
TUNED visits one o our favorite California tuners, VF engineering, who have
upgraded the E92 M3's power, suspension, and brakes in order to turn the m3
from a balanced, focused machine into an absolute monster.
The 450 HP Crawford Performance Turbo BRZ - /TUNED
We love the FRS and BRZ twins; they offer an approachable limit of
performance and phenomenal dynamics in an affordable package. And we
learned earlier this season that a bolt-on turbo kit will add to the FRS's performance
without taking away from it's character. But what happens when you double
the BRZ's horsepower and triple it's
torque? We find out.
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - /TUNED
DRIVE EXCLUSIVE: With only six examples built to date, the Hennessey Venom
GT could be considered the fastest street car in the world. Built off the
Lotus Exige, this tuner car packs a 1200+ horsepower punch with a
theoretical top speed of 272mph. Host Matt Farah takes a quick ride in the
million dollar Texas built supercar for the Season 3 premiere of TUNED on
The 1,100 HP Switzer "Ultimate Street Edition" GTR - /TUNED
It wasn't long ago that driving a 1000+ horsepower car came with
many sacrifices. These were race or show cars, not to be used daily. Enter
the Switzer "Ultimate Street" GTR. On pump gas, it makes 1,000 horsepower with virtually no
downside. On race gas, it makes 1,100 horsepower. And the owner of
this particular GTR uses it as his daily driver to commute to work. Is
enough to get to the office? We'll find out.
**Update** 0-60: 2.5s, 1/4 Mile: 9.4 @ 150, Standing Mile 208 mph.
The Answer is Always Miata - /TUNED
Ask any car guy, what would make a good first car? Miata. What would make a
good weekend car? Miata. What would make a good tuner car? Miata. What
would be a good race car? Miata. What could I drive that Chris Harris won't
like? Miata. It seems the answer is always Miata. This week, CJ Wilson
Racing and Continental Tire invite us to Austin, TX to test two of their
best Miatas on the track.
This Electric E36 Makes 850 lb/ft of Torque at the Wheels! - /TUNED
EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save
the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars
using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The
Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under
20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their
Pike's Peak M3 to the Dyno to find out what 400
Kilowatts means in horsepower, then to see how
The World's Fastest DeLorean - /TUNED
What happens when you throw a very large and power Grand National motor
into a 30 year old legend like the DeLorean? Thats what Matt Farah finds
out on this week's episode of TUNED