Little by little Vorsteiner is venturing out from their usual German nameplate tuning into other regions of Europe like the UK with their Bentley packages and Italy, starting with Ferrari and now continuing with a full tuning program for 2009+ Lamborghini Gallardo LP models. The new program named “Renazzo V” completely transforms the Gallardo into a full-on carbon fiber switch blade, adding several new angles and edges to increase its aggressive look and save weight. The aero package has at least nine total pieces to help better channel air and add downforce while keeping weight gain minimal. The package is finished off with a set of aluminum forged Vorsteiner wheels.
Right now the pictures below are just a preview. This package will not be available until February/March of 2013 and as of now the MSRP is unknown but I would venture a guess that it will be in the $15-$20k range. That price is shocking for us regular folk but probably chump change for the men and women that make up Vorsteiner’s clientele!
Listen up Euro fan boys. Vorsteiner just dropped new meshie shoes for your “insert awesome European car here”. The new VS-400 is a concave, step-lipped, three-piece mesh wheel that is right at home on something like a BMW 1M. The great thing about this design is that it adds some class without the yuppieness. You are not going to see some glittery shirt, flat billed cap-wearing, tribal band tattooed douchbag rocking these bad boys. That is one of the best things about Vorsteiner, they only market to the people who can appreciate what they produce.
The CLS has a special place in our hearts at MotorworldHype as my buddy and co-founder RJ de Vera once had a Mercedes Benz CLS of his own a few years ago; So whenever we see something new for the CLS it usually grabs our attention pretty quickly. Owners of the current (W218) CLS 63 AMG might be happy to know that Vorsteiner is working on a tuning program for the “coupe” that should be releasing near the end of the summer. Vorsteiner kept things simple with this package by keeping it to a subtle lip in the front, front grill replacement, fender appliques, understated side skirts, a rear diffuser, and boot lid spoiler. As always each part of the aero package is made from Vorsteiner’s autoclaved carbon fiber. The program is finished off with a set of forged Vorsteiner wheels (19 inches up to 21), a titanium exhaust, and custom Vorsteiner floor and trunk mats.
So far there is no word on MSRP or exactly when the program will be available. As of now all we have to go on is “late Summer 2012″. I would probably make a guess that we should see it ready for sale towards the end of August. If I get anymore updates I will post them ASAP! In the meantime check out some very realistic renderings of what the program will look like when its released.
It has been a while since I have done a wheel post so jumping back into it I wanted to make sure I came back with something good. Thus, I present to you the Vorsteiner VS-310! This is one of the few “split-spoke” designs from Vorsteiner and like the other split spoke designs the VS-310 has a nice aggressive look. Sizes start at 19″ and go up to 22″ and widths go from 8″ to 13″ so you can go big and wide if you want. I will pause here so you can form your double entendres….got them? OK! Anyhow, the VS-310 is a pretty sweet wheel for the Euro guys, heck you might want to sport this with some of the higher end Japanese cars. I can see the VS-310 looking very nice on a Lexus IS, Acura NSX, or even a Nissan 370Z.
To buy the BMW 1M coupe you have to really, really love the 1-series. If you are that in love with your 1M coupe, then you are probably wary of making any changes to it and you could hardly be blamed for that. The 1M coupe is a good looking car. It may be a bit too stout or “bulldog-ish” for some but for those who “get it”, the 1M’s design is great. Vorsteiner kept those facts in mind when they set out to create a full aero package for the tiny, mighty M. So, it should come as no surprise that Vorsteiner’s 1M coupe package is quite subtle. Their goal in this package was more to reduce weight, add some downforce, and coax some airflow to where it is needed. For instance the front splitter features integrated ducts to channel air to the front brakes and the rear diffuser features extended fins for better flow of air under the car. The package also includes a carbon fiber trunk lid with an integrated rear spoiler for double duty in reducing weight and adding downforce. Naturally all the pieces of the aero kit are made from Vorsteiner’s pre-preg carbon fiber. When the kit is launched there will also be an option for a titanium exhaust, a set of concave wheels, and as usual a Vorsteiner floor mat set.
The new Porsche 991 Carrera and Carrera is upon us and Vorsteiner is ready for it. Today they released a teaser rendering of what the new Carrera will look like once they are done with it and from the looks of things I think this new package will be a hot ticket among Porsche-fanantics. Their “V-GT” program will address all four sides of the vehicle (front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser, and rear duckbill spoiler) while also replacing the bonnet with a more aerodynamically sound sculpted piece. As usual all the aero pieces included with the package will be made from Vorsteiner’s autoclaved pre-preg carbon fiber. Vorsteiner is also throwing in a set of forged aluminum wheels (20 or 21 inch) and a titanium exhaust system with valve control. Pricing and availability have yet to be released but I am sure if you contact Vorsteiner they can probably direct you to a dealer who will be taking pre-orders.
Vorsteiner’s newest wheel offering is suited specifically for the Ferrari 458 Italia and the new BMW F10 5-series. Dubbed the VS-130, the new 5 spoke forged monoblock shoe features a concave design with scalloped spokes (for sake of weight saving) looks right at home on both the Ferrari and the BMW. What strikes me the most about the VS-130 is how well it lends itself to its intended applications. It makes me wonder why Ferrari or BMW didn’t think of such a great design for their OEM wheel in the first place. If you are the lucky owner of a Ferrari 458 or an F10 5 series, I think the VS-130 are definitely wheels to consider.
Just a few days after the official debut of the sportier Bentley Continental GT, Vorsteiner has pulled the wraps off their new BR-10 tuning package for the new Bentley Continental GT coupe! The BR-10 package includes a 5 piece (front spoiler, two side skirts, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler) aero kit made from pre-preg autoclaved carbon fiber and the package is finished off with a set of 22 inch VS-130 forged monoblock wheels. The wheels are actually optional but if you spring for them Vorsteiner can powder-coat the wheels in any shade that you desire. I am really loving the look that BR-10 adds to the GT and the fact that all the aero pieces are made from carbon fiber means customers can spare themselves the guilt of adding weight for the sake of vanity. I would have liked to see Vorsteiner produce an exhaust system to go with the package but I can imagine they probably have one coming down the pipe (no pun intended) in the near future. To see the new BR-10 package from all angles check out the video and pictures below.
Vorsteiner BR-10 for the New Bentley Continental Coupe
The BR-10 edition, birthed from the New Bentley Continental GT Series, consists of a 5-piece lightweight carbon fiber aerodynamic package constructed with our state-of-the-art pre-preg autoclave technology.
Our designers & engineers worked meticulously to create a masterpiece nothing short of a magnum opus for this timeless coupe: a highly exclusive and most elite aerodynamic body and wheel package with nothing to detract and everything to enhance the beautiful purity of the factory body.
Firstly, our designers start with an alluring and tasteful 2-piece add-on front spoiler that improves the down force of the front end while directing cool air into the radiators. This cutting-edge front spoiler supplies the perfect touch of elegance and sportiness to the nose of the car while maintaining functional aerodynamic contours with an add-on central carbon splitter, further improving the down force with a GT race car focus. This all-new BR-10 front spoiler sits 40mm lower than the original factory bumper and confidently exudes a powerful presence on the road.
In partnership with this new lower clearance of the BR-10 front spoiler, a full length 2-piece add-on side skirt element utilizing a carbon fiber sill extension was carefully crafted, improving aerodynamics and downforce at high speeds.
The BR-10 carbon fiber replacement rear diffuser element fits seamlessly into the original factory rear bumper and accentuates its characteristic aggressive sports car like disposition. Additionally, the BR-10 lightweight rear carbon diffuser houses dual aerodynamic fin extensions all while retaining the original rear brake light housing, adding a remarkable muscular and technical detail to the rear.
Maintaining the precise balance of the new additional down force created by the front end, a sporty add-on gurney deck lid spoiler sits on the factory boot lid made of our token pre-preg autoclave technology.
Finally, the absolutely stunning VS-130 series wheel, a 22-inch 5-spoke Forged Aluminum Monoblock, is offered alongside Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Tires. The wheels are an optional add-on to the BR-10 aero package and are always custom powder coated or painted to the clients’ desired finish specifications.
The artisans at Vorsteiner have been really freaking busy in this last quarter of the year. They have worked their magic on a plethora of European hotness and they are continuing the trend with their new V-MS program for the F10 BMW 5 Series. The program includes an aero package (front spoiler, rear spoiler and rear diffuser) of which all components are made from pre-preg autoclaved carbon fiber, 20 or 21 inch one-piece forged wheels, and a sport exhaust to finish things off. There is a full gallery below that lets you get a look at Vorsteiner’s newest creation at all angles. I also highly suggest watching the video below the pictures if you want to get a taste of the glorious exhaust sound they have created for this package. I already know I am going to see a lot of V-MS packages sported at the next Bimmerfest.
In myregular combing of my usual internet haunts I came across something at CEC’s website that caught my attention. It looks like CEC will no longer be a distributor of famed Porsche tuner TECHART. I am not sure why this is but as a result CEC is selling off all their current TECHART stock at deep discounts to make room for a new Porsche tuner brand that they will be carrying soon. They have not made an announcement but there are not many Porsche tuner brands out there that are on TECHART’s level so the list is short. Could it be Gemballa? RUF? Vorsteiner? I guess we will have to wait and see. In the meantime if you want to get some genuine TECHART gear at a good price then now is the time to hit up CEC before they run out!