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The Top 20 Tuner Cars of 2013

Year after year, the automotive aftermarket manages to top itself. Tuner cars keep getting sharper-looking, more-powerful, more luxurious, and altogether more extraordinary compared to their showroom-standard counterparts. The year 2013...

Hamann Cyrano Makes the Porsche Panamera Fatter and Faster

It seems like nary a week goes by when there isn’t a new reinterpretation of the Porsche Panamera being announced by a tuner. Porsche’s first production four-door has, much to the dismay of purists, become a hugely popular jumping off point for tuners on this and other continents. So it’s not terribly surprising that Hamann is already revising its take on the Sir Mix-a-Lot satisfying sedan.

Less than a year ago (November, to be specific), Hamann pulled the wraps off the Cyrano, a beefy, widebody revision of the Panamera Turbo that was treated to extra power. Fast forward nine months to today and we see Hamann squeezing even more muscle out of the 4.8L twin-turbo V8. But before we get to that, a primer on what makes a Cyrano a Cyrano is in order.

Hamann Adds Width and Whoopass to BMW M5

The new BMW M5 is wicked quick right out of the wrapper, what with that 560hp turbo V8, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and all. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement at the hands of tuners. In fact, we've already seen a few hopped up 2012 M5s debut.   Now Hamann is joining that club. It has been offering an appearance package for the regular F10-generation 5 Series sedans for over a year now, but for the M5, it's an even ballsier body kit. Well, a body kit and loads more power, among other things.  

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Hamann Hawk Roadster Takes Flight

Psssst, hey! Can you keep a secret? Come a little closer. A bit closer…there! Woof, have you ever considered investing in a box of Tic Tacs? Anyway, here it is: We like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster more than we do the Coupe. We know, we know, the enclosed version’s gullwing doors are boss, and it’s stiffer, meaning it’s a little better in the turns. But the stubby roofline with no quarter windows (the opposite of the timeless original 300SL Gullwing of the mid-1950s) sullies what is an otherwise sexy design, and reaching up to close those doors might take its toll on your left shoulder after a while. The SLS AMG Roadster resolves both of those issues, as well as making fresh air and sunshine a flip of the fabric top away.

The Top 25 Debuts of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the auto industry’s best-known rites of Spring. Every March, the motoring world converges on the lakeside Swiss metropolis to gawk at all the new models (vehicular and otherwise) on neutral ground. It’s absolutely one of the crown jewels of the international auto show calendar.

And because it’s such a prestigious show, the manufacturers tend to bring their best production and concept cars to the Geneva Palexpo. This means picking out the best of the best is a mighty daunting task, which is why we’ve decided to expand the field to 25. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so let’s hop to it.