We are all too familiar with famous automobile companies and their monstrous sports cars, supercars like Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari, and more… Their crafts are indeed insane in their right, but, did those masterpieces reach their maximum potential? Possibly? Yet the tuning companies have proven otherwise by breaking these cars’ limit. So with no further ado, let’s check out the top 15 custom cars to date!
*Note: This car list is mostly subjective and the numbers are randomly put.
1. Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio
The Mercedes AMG S65 was an incredible experience, a harmonious blend between luxury and raging power of the 621-hp twin-turbo V-12. If you are looking for a $230,000 car, this one will definitely be worth it. But just when we think this car cannot go crazier, Brabus introduced Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio. After component tuning and upgrades, Brabus claimed that it can reach 888 horsepower and 1106 lb-ft of torque at 4200 rpm. Aside from all the power upgrades, Brabus also includes a wide variety of enhancements like 21-inch forged wheels and high-performance Continental tires, front spoiler and uses carbon fiber to build the intake surrounds, mirror caps, rear diffuser, and trunklid spoiler. The cabin gets classier and sportier. Customers can also tailor specifications to their likings. Overall, Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio proves that the best stuff can still be even better.
2. Brabus Tesla Roadster
The Brabus Tesla Roadster was a special case for Brabus tuner back in 2008 since it was the very first time the company worked on an electric car – Tesla Roadster EV in this case. So, what did Brabus do with the original Tesla Roadster EV? Normally when we think of Brabus, we will mostly think of outrageous power upgrade, better handling, and various gadget enhancements. However, this Brabus Tesla Roadster had none of those. Instead, it got a variety of cosmetic works like the new paintwork, new carbon-fibre bodywork including BRABUS rear wing, rear diffuser, new air inlets, and a front lip, and new BRABUS Monoblock S light-alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero Nero high-performance tires. But that’s not all, the best part of this BRABUS lied within its “space sound generator“, specifically the drivers could experience a simulated V-8 or race car engine, and two futuristic soundscapes named “Beam” and “Warp”. How cool was that?
3. Brabus SV12 S Biturbo Roadster
Mercedes Benz SL-Class has always been the golden star of Mercedes Benz family. Exceptional performance, flawless refinement, fine design, the SL-Class series is indeed the sports cars which everyone can all-in without regret. But can such a gorgeous sculpture get any better? Absolutely! In fact, BRABUS did just that with the old Mercedes Benz SL-Class 2006, hence the Brabus SV12 S Biturbo Roadster. The car got a new Brabus SV12 S Biturbo twelve-cylinder twin-turbo engine which delivered 730hp, making it among the most powerful roadsters back in 2006. And as always, BRABUS also gave it various changes like the brand new turbocharging system featuring 2 larger turbochargers and more efficient intercoolers. And just when the handling was thought to never be better, BRABUS developed an electronic module for the ABC suspension and a Brabus high-performance brake system which could handle even in the most extreme stress with no problem.
4. Brabus Mercedes SLR McLaren
Mercedes SLR McLaren was an extremely fascinating sports car developed by both Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive and produced around 2003-2010. The car itself was already a masterpiece, but surely, Brabus could not just miss this opportunity to showcase their fine tuning. In terms of power, Brabus brought in the 5.5-litre supercharged V-8 engine featuring more-aggressive camshafts and fuel cooler. As the results, the tuned Mercedes SLR McLaren gained a big boost in power for a total of 641 horsepower. Furthermore, Brabus replaced the original stock piece with a clutch-type limited-slip differential, allowing the car to reach 62 mph within 3.6 sec and the top speed of 211 mph. For the bodywork, Brabus got new changes like the spoiler for the front air dam; or the carbon aerodynamic-enhancement part which reduced lift on the front axle and gave a more racing look. The interior is also another highlight of the car, especially the exclusive black and red combination of leather and Alcantara. During its prime time, the car could cost around $1,000,000 which could be rather unnerving. But with all the upgrades Brabus delivered, such a beast should worth the investment.
5. Brabus Bullit
How to make a sedan like Mercedes-Benz C-Class W 204 more thrilling to drive? The answer is: giving it more power! And Brabus did just that with Brabus Bullit, based on the original Mercedes-Benz C-Class W 204 model. Under the hood was the 6.3-litre V-12 engine with 2 intercooled turbos, complemented by a five-speed Maybach automatic gearbox and strengthened, limited slip Maybach rear differential. The result? It was phenomenal: 720 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. The car could reach 62 mph within 3.9 sec and the max speed of 211 mph. According to Brabus, this max speed could have been even higher if not due to the tire limitation. Both exterior and interior design was also clearly in high quality, especially the refined interior tailoring with quality leather and Alcantara. How the Bullit felt on track? It was simply… stunning. It’s fast, furious, yet, still pretty docile at the same time. Brabus Bullit was not just any sedan, it was like a practical supercar in the form of 4-seated compact executive car.
6. Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 Superveloce JS1 Edition
Mansory is not only well-known for their refined tuning, but also their one-of-a-kind custom cars. And among those unique cars, we definitely have to mention the exclusive Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 Superveloce JS1 Edition made for the billionaire art dealer James Stunt. As you may guess, this special Lamborghini was an upgraded version of 2016 Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 Superveloce with more power, more refined design. First off, the beast still retained the massive 6.5-liter V-12 engine; however, Mansory gave it a performance upgrade which added 80 horsepower, making up for a total of 830 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. It only took 2.7 sec for the Lamborghini to reach 60 mph while its top speed was 220 mph. Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 Superveloce JS1 Edition was no doubt one phenomenal monster, or rather, a real-life batmobile.
7. Mansory Ferrari F12 La Revoluzione
In 2012, the incredible Italian supercar – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta was honored as “The Supercar of the Year 2012” by TopGear. The F12 Berlinetta was everything speedsters wished for: furious power, surprisingly quick and precise handling, and engaging driving experience. Such amazing caught the attention of Mansory and thus, the crazier version of F12 Berlinetta was born – Mansory Ferrari F12 La Revoluzione. Not only did it look much, much more aggressive especially from the front and the rear, this war-horse also got a huge boost in power. Under that modded red hood was the insane 1200-hp twin-turbo 6.3-litre V-12 engine. The red-horse itself only took 2.9 sec for a 0-60-mph run, with the top speed of 230 mph. So, would you get this crimson beast at the price of $1.7 million?
8. Mansory McLaren MP4-12CF
So now that we have seen a “batmobile” Lamborghini, a crazy 1200-hp Ferrari F12 war-horse. What we are missing now is a McLaren. Luckily, Mansory had just the right thing: Mansory McLaren MP4-12CF – the Mansory-tuned version of the original McLaren MP4-12C (which was the base for the excellent McLaren 650S). McLaren MP4-12CF was truly a carbon-fibre masterpiece with various redesigned elements like that ultra-light hood or the new wing profile. Looking inside the interior, we could feel the masterful craftsmanship with fine leather through and through. And of course, the most important part: this McLaren MP4-12CF also gained a huge performance boost, specifically a high-performance exhaust system, a new ECU, and a sports air filter. As the result, the MP4-12CF got a massive increase in power from 616 hp (the original MP4-12CF) to 670 hp. It could hit 60 mph under 3 sec and the new max speed of 219 mph. But of course, its price would not be cheap though ($556,500 in 2013).
9. Mansory Stallone Ferrari 812 Superfast
Mansory seems to share a huge love for Ferrari, and thus, the famous German tuning company has just introduced their third generation of Stallone Gran Turismo – the Mansory Stallone Ferrari 812 Superfast – based on the 789-hp Ferrari 812 Superfast. And while the original Ferrari 812 Superfast already looks impressive by itself, Mansory has made it even sexier to look at by including lots of light-weight, carbon-fiber components for the front spoiler, hood, side skirts, rear wing, and rear fascia. And of course, Mansory does not disappoint us either with the excellent leatherwork for the interior. Obviously, power is definitely another thing Mansory has paid attention to. By reworking with the engine control unit and exhaust system, the Stallone Ferrari 812 Superfast now possesses a whopping 830 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque (the original one has 789-hp and 530 lb-ft of torque). Since the starting price of the original 812 Superfast was $315,000, we should expect the new price of this Stallone to be at least no less than $400,000.
10. Mansory Bugatti Veyron Vivere Diamond Edition
Just when we thought that nothing could get crazier with $1.7 million supercar like Bugatti Veyron 16.4, again, Mansory destroyed such belief with their latest Mansory Bugatti Veyron Vivere Diamond Edition. This Bugatti, also known as Veyron Vivere Final Diamond Edition by Moti, was one hell of a kind supercar with shocking design. And while the car might look like being clad with sparkling marble, it was in fact carbon-fibre using carbon fabric called as “Marble Collage”. Everything about this car from exterior and interior looked extremely exotic and unique. Although not all people agreed with this new look, we still could not deny the effort Mansory put onto this masterpiece. In terms of power, most of the components remain unchanged, except for the new forged alloy wheels with slim spokes which were implemented for better brake cooling. Honestly, we did not know the price of this Bugatti Veyron Diamond Edition. But based on the original price and the reworked components, its price was definitely not something everyone can chew.
11. Hamann Cyrano Porsche Panamera
The German tuning company Hamann has always been known for their inspiring, luxurious custom cars of many famous brands like Porsche, Maserati, and Lamborghini. And so coming in number 11 we have a redesigned car named Hamann Cyrano based on the Porsche Panamera. This Hamann Cyrano was indeed a feast to look at. Its exterior design was fully reworked for better aerodynamics, for example the revamped front with larger air intakes, redesigned carbon-fibre bonnet, and perfectly integrated lights, and the modded rear with special diffuser rear apron and a new dual-tailpipe sports exhaust system. The interior also totally hit the mark with perfect combination between fine leathers, aluminum, Alcantara, and carbon fiber elements. When it comes to power, Hamann Cyrano got a significant increase from 580 HP and 604 lb-ft of torque to 603 HP and 641 lb-ft. That means: the Cyrano could reach 60 mph within 3.9 sec and the top speed of 195 mph.
12. Hamann Hawk SLS AMG Roadster
With the aim of producing “a genuine treat for both the eyes and ears,” in 2012 Hamann introduced the exotic Hamann Hawk SLS AMG Roadster, based on the original Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. Judging by its look alone, the Hamann Hawk SLS AMG Roadster was a luxurious beauty to look at with the black and red theme coursing throughout both exterior and interior, which was described as a “VIP lounge with motorsports characteristics.” For better aerodynamics and downforce, Hamann implemented unique body panels, along with new front bumper with larger air intakes, new rear bumper with a rear diffuser, carbon fiber hood and wing, and more… Its performance also got a great boost from 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque to 636 hp and 501 lb-ft of torque. The result was incredible with 3.6 sec of 0-60mph acceleration time and 204 mph of max speed. For fans of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, this Hamann Hawk SLS AMG Roadster was definitely a treat.
13. Hamann Lamborghini Aventador Limited
What would happen when Hamann have their hands on one of the world’s most prestigious supercars – Hamann Lamborghini Aventador Limited? The answer was: Hamann Lamborghini Aventador Limited. We could not help but looking at this stunning Aventador and saying “wow!” This Limited Edition of Lamborghini Aventador got a new body kit in Stealth Grey and the vibrant Poison Green trim. Aside from the new body tones, Hamann also put in a number of customizations like the custom carbon fiber pieces with air vent inserts for the front or the carbon fiber replacements for the diffuser, engine air intake, spoiler and apron from the rear. Finally, at the heart of Hamann Lamborghini Aventador Limited lied the a revised 6.5-litre V-12 engine which could dish out 760 hp and 542 lb-ft of torque – a huge boost in power considering the standard 700 hp and 508 lb-ft of torque. With 2.5 sec of 0-60mph acceleration, approx. 230 mph of max speed, and especially that striking appearance, Hamann Lamborghini Aventador Limited was definitely not something we could just ignore.
14. Misha Designs Ferrari 488
Aerodynamic efficient, exotic, and futuristic, these were probably what Misha Designs wished to bring on the table when they created Misha Designs Ferrari 488. This body kit for Ferrari 488 completely changed its style, giving it more aesthetic look than ever. The kit also included certain reworks like the snout front bumper with better cooling, a contrasting gloss black front splitter, and the intriguing satin black bonnet wart. The side also got FXXK inspired side skirts, whereas the back got a huge contrasting carbon rear diffuser, and a full-width spoiler. Aside from those enhancements, there was no mechanical change and therefore, we could expect the same 661 hp, 205mph of top speed, and a 0-62mph acceleration time of 3 sec. Despite of its outstanding design, there were 20 units produced and sold.
15. BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo
Now that we have taken a look at many custom cars from luxury cars to sports cars, supercars, it’s time to close the list with a phenomenal custom car for practical daily use – BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo. Although it might not look as impressive for some, what lacked in terms of appeal was made up by its superb performance. Lying within the heart of the car was the twin-turbo straight six engine, along with automatic gearbox and subtle revamps to chassis and design. It was said to be able to hit 62 mph within 4.2 sec and the top speed of 190mph. And while such number did not sound that impressive, the charm of BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo actually came from its fantastic performance. With the everyday use purpose in mind, the Alpina B3 Biturbo’s engine was smooth and easy to handle. The car handling felt responsive, fluent without any sort of discomfort. If what you are looking for is a great performing custom car with high everyday use value, BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo should always come in mind.
And that’s it folks! What is your favorite custom car? Feel free to share with us and for now, thank you and stay tune for more news in the future!
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