November 3rd, 2011 by Car and SUV
Messing with the styling of a Italian supercar is always a risky game to play. But tuning firm Anderson Germany was undaunted when it worked over a Ferrari for its latest creation the Ferrari 458 Italia Carbon Edition special.
Visually the reworked 458 cuts a striking figure with some severe carbon fibre treatment that includes the front splitter, front bumper flaps, wide side skirts, a discrete rear lip spoiler, engine air outlets, rear side window air intake grilles and front bumper ventilation grille. But replacing all those parts with carbon fibre pieces still wasn’t enough so the lightweight material has also been used on the roof, bonnet, door handles and mirrors.
Performance from the Ferrari’s V8 engine has been tweaked to 464kw by reprogrammed software and a replacement exhaust system. Other upgrades include a lowered suspension kit and stealthy 21-inch alloy wheels with low-profile performance tyres.
August 1st, 2011 by Car and SUV
The standard Maserati GranTurismo S is one mean-looking machine and most mere mortals would take it straight from the factory. But that hasn’t stopped tuning firm Anderson Germany from offering owners the chance to go a little meaner again.
The German workshop has created a line of performance and styling upgrades for the Italian car and called the complete package the Superior Black Edition.
The Maserati gets a carbon-fibre body kit that includes a new bonnet, side mirrors and tailgate as well as the side air intakes. The lights have been smoked out and the entire body is wrapped in a silky matt black coating. Filling the wheel guards are new 21-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black and wrapped in low profile tyres. The suspension has also been lowered.
In the cabin the black theme continues with plenty of carbon-fibre trim along with a mix of black leather and alcantara trim with red stitching. There’s also an upgraded infotainment system. Read the rest of this entry »
April 14th, 2011 by Car and SUV
The Ford Focus RS is a brutally uncompromising hot hatch that has unfortunately proved rare and illusive here in NZ. Sure there have been a few private imports but with Ford NZ’s decision not to sell the RS into our market we’ve missed out on another fast Ford.
That’s not the case over in Europe where the RS, now in its twilight years in current form, has proved popular for fans and tuners alike.
Horsepower merchants Anderson Germany is the latest tuner to go to work on the Focus RS and has built a machine to tempt those waiting anxiously for the next-generation Focus RS to be released. This reworked model is called the Ford Focus RS Black Racing Edition.
The Düsseldorf-based tuner takes a standard unit from the current generation Focus RS series and makes it look sinister and sexy. It comes in a matte black exterior finish with contrasting red highlights.
Modifications aren’t limited to the cosmetic and Anderson offers performance tuning on the RS, taking output up to a sketchy 309 kW, far higher than the standard 224 kW output on the turbocharged 2.5 liter 5-cylinder unit. That’s a fair whack of power going exclusively to the front treads. Read the rest of this entry »
December 17th, 2010 by Car and SUV
Aftermarket tuner Anderson Germany has turned its attention to the Lamborghini Gallardo and the result is the special ‘White Edition’. Some discrete exterior modifications implemented by the DÃ¼sseldorf-based tuner mix in with an all encompassing arctic white paintjob. Despite being white the ‘White Edition’ is anything but bland and features contrasting 20-inch alloys with shiny black spokes and a full 600 ponies under the bonnet.
According to Anderson Germany, exterior upgrades include tinted windows and tail-lights, some carbon fibre trim and a widened bodykit. There are also small LED lights on the sides of the Gallardo and red brake calipers, which really should have been painted white.
The white theme pushes into the inside where there is white cladding and two tone seats finished in black Alcantara with white leather.
The engine hasn’t been painted white but it has been fitted with sport air filter and exhaust system and, after some work on the ECU, now produces 600 hp, or 40 more horses than the standard 5.2-litre V10 engine. A sport suspension set up completes the special treatment.
The Lamborghini Gallardo White Edition is available for purchase, but pricing details haven’t been released just yet.
Check out images of the Lamborghini Gallardo White Edition in the gallery below. Read the rest of this entry »