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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Citreonarri?

Citreonarri

What has the heart of a Ferrari F355 and the soul of a Citreon 2CV? (and reminds me of this creation?)

This creation, which is the result of the Nimik Rally Team having a few too many beers and drawing a few too many ideas on the back of a napkin.

Citreonarri Detail

There aren’t a lot of details about the car, but when you bring together two cars from such opposite extremes, there shouldn’t be much that needs to be said.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mantide?

Mantide

What do you get when you combine the potent potential of the Corvette ZR1 with an Italian coachbuilder that gave shape to automotive legends like the Pininfarina P4/5?

Mantide Interior

You get the Mantide, an unfortunately named custom from Stile Bertone and head builder Jason Castriota. The Mantide is a carbon fiber creation that takes 220 lbs off the already svelte ZR1, giving the resulting car a 0-60 time of just 3.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 217mph. Inside, outside, underneath and all around you’ll find custom touches that set the Mantide apart from just about any other car on the planet, and you better, considering they want $2 million from you if you’re going to be one of the lucky ten to own one.

Mantide Engine

But hey, look on the bright side: At least it won’t get confused for a Prius!

[Project M]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: IAD Mosler MT900 GTR XX Land Shark?

IAD Mosler MT900 GTR XX Land Shark

If you believe the claims that Intense Automotive Design is making, then what you see here is the fastest production car… ever.

Based on a Mosler MT900 GTR XX, the twin-turbo monster, nicknamed the Land Shark, claims to be making 2,500hp at a red line of 10,000 rpm on its way to a top speed of 305 mph! (And apparently, with 118 octane racing fuel and IAD aerodynamic modifications, you can increase that speed to a freakishly fast 375+ mph. Apparently.)

To put that in perspective, by the time a quick car makes it to 60 mph (around 6.7 seconds) the IAD Mosler will already be going 150 mph, and 2.3 seconds later, it’ll have done a quarter mile at 178 mph in just 9.0 seconds. Plus, if you just want to see how fast you can get to 150, the IAD Mosler will go from a standing start to 150 mph and back to zero again in just 8.7 seconds.

IAD Mosler MT900 GTR XX Land Shark Detail

To get there, modifications include a four fuel system, a custom all wheel drive system made of titanium and carbon fiber, and all-titanium suspension system, aerodynamic modifications including a front splitter and a fully adjustable rear wing, and carbon fiber wheels with magnesium centers that are attached to the car with titanium lug nuts.

Since the car will remain a mystery until actual numbers get checked and verified, we’ll just have to take IAD’s word for it, but they do plan to show off what it’s capable off during the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week, and then send it over to the Nurburgring for a few hot laps in the hands of Michael Schumacher, so I just hope it lives up to expectations.

[Via: World Car Fans]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: G-Power Hurricane CS?

G-Power Hurricane CS

The G-Power Hurricane CS tops out at 228 MPH, and (not surprisingly) holds the title of the world’s fastest BMW coupe. (And just so you’re clear, the world’s fastest BMW sedan is also from G-Power, as their M5-based Hurricane RS goes 228 MPH as well.)

The Hurricane CS is based on BMW’s already sexy six series from their M division, and adds two superchargers to BMW’s M-level V10 engine to bring the horsepower up to 750, and torque numbers up to 590 lb-ft.

G-Power Hurricane CS Detail

From there, a widebody kit gives you extra width, adjustable suspension keeps you on the road, and carbon-ceramic brakes keep you from smashing into a wall.

At $478,000, it’s definitely not a cheap way to get from A to B, but it just might be one of the fastest.

[G-Power]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Ferrari 599XX?

Ferrari 599XX

Ferrari’s 599 GTB Fiorano is already a potent pony, so when the Italians decided to put their stallion through the XX program (which was responsible for cars like the Enzo FXX and the FXX Evoluzione) the ears of millionaires around the world definitely perked up.

Ferrari 599XX Side Rear

The end result of Ferrari’s poking, prodding, tuning and trimming is called the 599XX, and it’s the fastest road car they’ve ever produced. (Though calling this a road car is a bit of a stretch.)

Ferrari 599XX Detail

The ‘extreme track car’ bumps power to 700 hp at 9,000 rpm, and uses carbon fiber wherever possible to bring the weight down while increasing aerodynamic downforce. Other neat goodies include F1 style ‘doughnuts’ over the brake discs that improve aerodynamics and brake cooling, carbon fiber brake pads, and a whole host of active aerodynamic components they call the ‘ActiflowT’ system.

Like previous XX cars, the 599XX will be invitation only, so if you don’t already have a few Ferraris parked outside, this won’t be the next addition, but for the select few, Ferrari has created a car that will more than likely defy belief.

[Ferrari 599XX]