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The BMW E30 is quickly becoming a cult classic among the DIY, autocross, and track crowd. And though the M3 version may be climbing so quickly in price, soon no one will be able to afford one, the 325i, as it turns out, has some chops as a great platform for tuning. Kameron Baker's homebuilt E30 is just about the nicest one we've seen, and if you think it looks great, wait till you see how it drives.
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Matt and Thaddeus go on a 700 mile road trip to Las Vegas to judge the GT Awards at SEMA... in a half-million dollar Lamborghini Aventador.
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Matt and Zack take the 2014 Mini Cooper Works GP to the Silver State Classic, an open road challenge in the Nevada desert. It started out as a good idea, but doesn't exactly go well, as the organizers want us to go slowly, and when driving a Mini GP, the only thing you can do is go fast as hell. To anyone this offends, we're sorry (but not really).
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Dave Brown likes to do things differently. So, rather than build an R-STi like everyone else, he spent over two years at his shop Fast of Westchester turning his 1998 Subaru Legacy into a perfect JDM Tuner Car, right down to the rare Twin-Turbo engine. This is how subtlety should be done.
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Roush's Stage 3 Mustang combines some of the best bits of the Boss 302 and the Shelby GT 500, in a unique package that's tuned to the max right off the showroom floor. But is it the best Mustang you can buy new? Let's find out.
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Tuned goes to Sonoma Raceway in Northern California on an invite from TRG Motorsports, who have begun campaigning their new Aston Martin GT4 race cars. We get some hot laps around Sonoma and find out how wonderful it is to drive the racing version of one of our favorite Exotics.
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The Mitsubishi Evo X is a great performer for the enthusiast on a budget, thanks to its very smart drivetrain. On top of that drivetrain sits an utterly terrible tin can of a body and an interior that seems to come with the chassis for free. Enter racer Ryan Gates. He's been competing in Evo's for years, and decided that he wants to build a better Evo. So he's improved just about everything on the car. We try to do a full test of it at Monticello Motor Club, but it doesn't exactly go as planned. Is the 311RS the best Evo money can buy? We try to find out.
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In the US, we never got the best Subaru of them all, the first generation WRX coupe, getting stuck with the fun-but-not-fast 2.5RS version. One of the more popular upgrades for those cars is the "R-STi" drivetrain swap. In the season premiere of Tuned, we look at two approaches: the USDM drivetrain swap, and the JDM drivetrain swap. Which is better? You decide.
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Matt showed up in t he UK to bother Chris, and over pints, got into a discussion about the "ideal" amount of tuning for a daily driver, as well as whether we'd rather have a fast sleeper Audi or a slow 2013 Porsche Cayman. Agree with us?
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EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under 20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their Pike's Peak M3 to the dyno to find out what 400 Kilowatts means in Horsepower, then to see how it drives.
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We love the FRS and BRZ twins; they offer an approachable limit of performance and phenomenal dynamics in an affordable package. And we learned earlier this season that a bolt-on turbo kit will add to the FRS's performance without taking away from it's character. But what happens when you double the BRZ's horsepower and triple it's torque? We find out.
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Tuned returns with BBi Autosport's first air-cooled project car, a 1985 Carrera with an appropriate name: Project Nasty.
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Tuned goes to Bondurant School of High Performance Driving to meet up with Formula Drift driver Corey Hosford and his 800 HP Blown LS3 Nissan 350Z Drift car. We learn what separates a drift car from a race car, and Matt gets to work on his drifting technique behind the wheel of a monster race car.
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Tuned heads to Inde Motorsports Park in the Arizona to meet with the guys from AVI racing who have solved a problem that has plagued track warriors for decades: If you want to go to the track, why start with a street car? For less than the price of a new C6 Corvette, AVI's Corvette GT1 has the racing technology and performance needed to spank some of the world's quickest GT race cars.
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Tuned joins the Hennessey team in Houston, TX as they attempt to set a new world record for the fastest accelerating production car from 0-300km/hr.
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - TUNED
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The Raptor is an amazing truck worthy of an amazing engine. While the standard 6.2L mill is no slouch, it's far from high tech and eats gas like no other. This is the Raptor review Ford doesn't want you to see: the Super Duty Headquartters Ecoboost-powered Raptor.
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Tuned heads to Chuckwalla Raceway to test out VCMC's Turbo FR-S, built for Canada's Tuner Challenge. It's a fully built track car, and as an added challenge, Matt gets to share the track with the practice session for the 24 Hours of Lemons.
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In our season 2 finale, Tuned goes to Monticello Motor Club to visit the Turner Motorsport race team, who have brought us two cars: Their 535-horsepower, all-motor Frozen M3 street project car, and the 2011 Continental Tire Series Championship-winning E92 M3 Race Car driven by Bill Auberlin and Paul Dalla Lana. We learn the importance of having your street car tuned by a company that goes out and wins races every weekend, and that on the track, horsepower is far from everything.
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It wasn't long ago that driving a 1000+ horsepower car came with many sacrifices. These were race or show cars, not to be used daily. Enter the Switzer "Ultimate Street" GTR. On pump gas, it makes 1,000 horsepower with virtually no downside. On race gas, it makes 1,100 horsepower. And the owner of this particular GTR uses it as his daily driver to commute to work. Is 1,100 horsepower enough to get to the office? We'll find out.
**Update** 0-60: 2.5s, 1/4 Mile: 9.4 @ 150, Standing Mile 208 mph.
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Hartmut Feyhl left AMG after 15 years to start his own tuning company, RennTech, which is now one of the most respected AMG tuners in the world. His products range from simple software upgrades to full racing builds based on AMG street cars. We take his new, 700 horsepower CLS63 for a spin and establish a new benchmark for luxury sedans: must be able to do burnouts while moving at highway speeds.
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Tuned visits Titan motorsports, one of the foremost tuners of the Toyota Supra and explains why sometimes, less is more.
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/Tuned goes to Sarasota to visit Heffner Performance, the first company to ever build a twin-turbo kit for the Lamborghini Gallardo. In a barely marked, unassuming suburban shop, Jason Heffner turns out some of the tuning world's craziest creations. His twin-turbo Lamborghini LP-560 seems so right, however, that we feel it should be standard equipment from the factory.
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Tuned goes to Sealy, TX to test Hennessey's take on the already potent Camaro ZL1, one of the loudest cars we've ever had the privilege of driving. We discuss what it's like to drive a paddle-shifted muscle car and race Hennessey's daily driver CTS-V "Hammer Wagon" down their private drag strip.
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Matt has had bad luck with modified Deloreans. But when he was invited by DMC President Stephen Wynne to DMC headquarters in Houston, he couldn't resist. In addition to seeing the massive stockpile of Delorean parts, Matt gets to test their new prototype fully-electric Delorean.
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The CTS-V is one of the most tunable sedans money can buy, thanks to its Corvette-derived drivetrain and robust running gear. Its also quite practical as a daily driver. We visit well known tuner D3 to see how the CTS-V takes to their modifications.
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It's raining in Texas, perfect weather to test Hennessey's 600 horsepower Velociraptor truck. Here's the formula: Start with a 2013 Ford Raptor, and add boost and a disturbingly loud exhaust. Sounds like a win to us. The problem now is, the whole crew wants Matt to buy one.
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Alabama is the last place you'd expect to find one of the world's largest tuner companies for German cars, but here, at this facility, APR provides hardware and software to thousands of Audi and VW customers every month. Matt helps them with some development testing by providing opinions on their new Stage 3 package for the Audi TTRS, producing 560 horsepower at the wheels in a car based on the VW Golf!
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DRIVE EXCLUSIVE: With only six examples built to date, the Hennessey Venom GT could be considered the fastest street car in the world. Built off the Lotus Exige, this tuner car packs a 1200+ horsepower punch with a theoretical top speed of 272mph. Host Matt Farah takes a quick ride in the million dollar Texas built supercar for the Season 3 premiere of TUNED on DRIVE.
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Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder. Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel horsepower with a twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had to take it for a ride.
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TUNED attends the Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack Runway Tuner Shootout at Trona Airport in the California desert. Here, 80 tuner cars from Europe, Japan, and America will battle it out in head-to-head half mile drag races to find out which tuner is truly the acceleration king. Featured tuners include BBi Autosport, AE Performance, Switzer, HG Motorsports, COBB Tuning, Cunningham Motorsports, ESS Tuning, VF Engineering, and more.
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TUNED Visits racing legend Steve Millen's STILLEN in Costa Mesa, CA to see what happens when he gets his hands on the Nissan 370Z. Already a potent machine, what happens when STILLEN upgrades pretty much everything? Fortunately, it doesn't suck.
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TUNED tests out a couple of suspension-tuned muscle cars on the Willow Springs road course to see how Hotchkis suspension components make old cars less scary, and modern cars fast as hell.
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Tuned visits Dirtfish Rally School in Snoqualmie, WA to find out what it takes to build and maintain their fleet of race-prepped Subaru rally cars. While there, Matt races 6-time X-Games Gold Medalist Bucky Lasek around one of Dirtfish's rally stages, and the loser will have to go home barefoot.
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TUNED visits BBi Autosport in Huntington Beach, CA to drive their new Porsche 997 Turbo S. This unbelievable machine balances big power with low weight and suspension and brake upgrades to match. TUNED runs a quarter mile on a runway before heading into the canyons to see if BBi has really built a no-compromises ultimate street car for the track.