Frankie’s Garage: GT-R N Attack Package @ 2015 SEMA

nissannattackpackNissan has released various special editions of it’s GT-R in over the years, now comes the 2015 NISMO Nissan GT-R N Attack Package available in U.S. through aftermarket tuning company Stillen.  This ultimate track package GT-R variant attacked the famous German track Nürburgring in a record 7 minutes and 8 second lap time.

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Frankie’s Garage: Subaru BRZ STI Concept

brzsticonceptAggressive aero parts, bigger wing, special Brembo brakes and new wheels is the Subaru BRZ STI Concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show.  Mostly, this one-off concept by STI uses a race engine, the EJ20 pumping out 345 horses.

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Frankie’s Garage: A ride in the Pulsar NISMO Concept

nissanpulsarnismoconceptThis might look like a rice rocket Honda FIT, but it’s actually a Nissan Pulsar NISMO concept car.  For city-dwellers looking for tiny parking spaces and pinching to save gas money, these mini-compacts offer a lot.  Car enthusiasts who like hot compacts also want performance and this will do the trick.

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Frankie’s Garage: ReCap of SEMA 2014

SEMA2014The aftermarket of tuning cars and trucks is alive and well.  The SEMA 2014 show last week was bigger than ever and if you weren’t there to see some of the hot tuned rides and products, here’s some fun re-cap videos from this past SEMA 2014!

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Frankie’s Garage: Tuned RC350 F Sport

lexusrc350The upscale Toyota brand Lexus has already introduced the RC 350 F Sport 2-door coupe to the public, and now Lexus itself has shown how they would tuned their own car with this 2015 Project Lexus RC 350 F Sport here at SEMA 2014.

 

Frankie’s Garage: Skateboarding Tuned Scion xB

kamxbsemaWhat an 8-trac player in a Scion?  This is one rad looking Scion xB is 1970s inspired conversion van for skaters.  The bright orange blimp is a 2015 Scion xB x Riley Hawk Skate Tour built by Scott Kanemura of KMA Productions.

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Frankie’s Garage: SEMA 2014 – Hyundai Tuners Tuning It!

 

arkperformancear550Oh yeah!  SEMA 2014 is on!  The biggest aftermarket car show is taking place this week in Las Vegas from November 4th thru November 7th, 2014.  From Chicago, tuning outift Blood Type Racing has tuned this Hyundai Genesis Coupe into something crazy and street legal.

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Frankie’s Garage: 30 Years of NISMO

nismo30Like many major car manufacturers who have their own in-house racing/tuning programs like AMG, the M Division, SVT, SRT, TRD, just to name a few, Nissan’s NISMO (Nissan Motorsports) celebrates 30 years.  This video by Nissan highlights NISMO – the past 30 years of amazing wins on the track and street legal tuned cars.

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Frankie’s Garage: Clean StanceNation Civic EK9

hondacivicek9A look on UK-side of the pond, a clean StanceNation JDM-styled Honda Civic Type R EK9 hatch-back.  Car Throttle interviews Ben Parker about his hot hatch ride.

Frankie’s Garage: WekFest Japan 2014 in Nagoya

wekfestjapanOur Retrenders team have been to many WekFest events here in the States, but not in Japan.  Check out this mini-tour of WekFest Japan 2014 – Port Messe, Nagoya by BOWL Films.

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Frankie’s Garage: Litchfield BRZ Supercharged

brz superchargedOwners of the Subaru BRZ feel the 2.0L 4-banger with 200 horses isn’t enough.  Xcar Films takes a look at the Litchfield BRZ.  Aftermarket tuners Litchfield added a bolt-on supercharger adding an extra 80 horses with handling package and sticky tires.

Frankie’s Garage: Tuned Lexus 460 by TMG

lexus 460There’s a tuner shop named TMG in Germany that’s been known to tune Toyotas for track racing, now they show-off a street-legal concept, the TMG Lexus LS460 TS-650.  It’s a mouthful to say, but the large sedan is street-legal and track ready.  XCar Films takes a ride in this one-off racing family sedan.

Frankie’s Garage: Wekfest SF San Jose 2013

IMG_4012This past weekend, the aftermarket auto and lifestyle event Wekfest rolled into San Jose, CA. Wekfest celebrates 5 years here in the Bay, which started in the Japantown Garage in San Francisco. The Ramen crew hits up Wekfest for the tuned cars and hot import models.

Frankie’s Garage: Subaru BRZ Turbocharged & tons of Torque!

subaru brzbrz drifting

Motor Trend’s latest episode of Ignition looks at American-tuned Subaru BRZ.  The BRZ is tuned by Crawford Performance that packs in a turbo-charger pumping up 490-500 horses.  I think its safe to say, it can do some amazing drifting with 550lb/ft of torque.

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Frankie’s Garage: Retro Car Tuning in Japan

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A look at classic car tuning culture in Japan on tuning, restoration and restomodding from 5 of Japan’s legendary retro tuners.

DC Superheroes get Korean aftermarket rides @ SEMA 2012!

Kia Motors x JLA via DC Comics

Korean auto company Kia teams up with DC Comics to bring out souped-up Justice League inspired rides.  Need to know what the Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Cyborg drive in real life?  Kia cars!  While superstar comic book artist Jim Lee did all the designs, the cars were built by West Coast Customs aftermarket shop, RIDES magazine, and Super Street magazine.

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