More torque than the legendary Sport Quattro – ABT gives Audi A1 an audacious 240 hp and 360 Nm

Three cool slits below the hood, short wheelbase, turbocharger and a whole lot of driving pleasure! Audi fans are now surely thinking of the legendary Sport quattro from 1984/1985. But there is an alternative to this almost unobtainable combination, of which there were only 214 built. We are talking about the second generation of the Audi A1, which ABT Sportsline is now upgrading. For the 40 TFSI, ABT Power increases the standard model’s 200 hp (147 kW) by a whopping 20 percent. Now, the car features an enormous 240 hp (176 kW). This is achieved by installation of ABT Engine Control, the high-tech control unit developed by the world’s largest tuner of Audi and VW vehicles. The maximum torque increases from 320 to 360 Nm and even the rally-approved Sport quattro offers less in this chapter. Despite the enormous increases of 40 hp or 40 Nm, the ABT Power performance upgrade is designed for maximum durability. This includes comprehensive warranties, extensive testing and numerous engine protection measures.

The performance upgrade is available as part of an attractive package. ABT suspension springs and 18-inch ABT SPORT GR alloy wheels with 215/40 R18 tyres are also included. The price saving amounts to around 20 percent when compared to the added individual prices.

ABT suspension springs facilitate lowering by 25 to 30 mm and make the small car even more sporty. They can also be combined with Audi’s sports suspension or with the factory-fitted electronic damper control system. An attractive choice are the brand-new ABT SPORT GR alloy wheels for the A1. The impressive 18-inch rim is available for the Audi in two colour variants. While the completely diamond-machined finish of the matt black creates an extremely vivid and elegant appearance, the glossy black, with its single diamond-machined flange, has a more aggressive look. Both wheel types feature a recessed hub, ten spokes which fork near the rim lip and a strong concave design. Of course, these gems are also available for the A1 separately, without performance upgrade or suspension modification.

And if you want to know what other enhancements can be made to an Audi A1: Daniel Abt will present his cool project car “A1 1 of 1” on at the end of September. The exciting first clips about its creation are already online.

Lorinser tunes one of the most successful S-Classes of all time – Complete bodywork and attractive alloy wheels for the W221 series

It was almost 15 years ago that the W221 series S-Class went on sale for the first time. With its bold design, it clearly distinguishes itself from the more subtle predecessor. This was well received by the public, and more than 500,000 units were sold over a period of just under eight years, with only the legendary W126 having been more successful to date. Due to its great popularity, Sportservice Lorinser has continued to offer its extensive tuning program for the W221. Almost all components that were available at the time of the launch of the S-Class vehicles are still on over today.

This includes the RS 8 alloy wheels (starting at 520 euro plus VAT), which are available in various finishes and sizes up to 21 inches. The wheels in turbine blade design represent timeless dynamics and have meanwhile become a real trademark at Lorinser. They are still an integral part of the range today and are available for many current vehicle models from the Mercedes range. Numerous other rim designs are also available for the W221.

If making a real impression is the aim, the extensive spoiler set is available, which was specially designed for early vehicles prior to the major model upgrades. “The basic body of the S-Class already looks extremely powerful in its original condition, but also relatively round and smooth,” says Managing Director Marcus Lorinser, “which is why we start with these two features.” The package (starting at 4765 euro plus VAT) includes the spoiler bumper with the striking round cornering lights, door sills and the rear valance including sports exhaust. Visually, the S-Class gains a lot of angularity, with a host of exciting details, spoiler edges and an implied diffuser underlining its sporty appeal. All parts can be supplied individually on request. The optional roof spoiler (375 euro plus VAT), chromed radiator grille (530 euro plus VAT) and rear lip 
(350 euro plus VAT) add even more visual impact. The drum roll, however, should definitely be saved for the Lorinser front fenders (set 1650 euro plus VAT), which are also part of the brand DNA of the legendary tuner. With their two air outlets and powerful curves, they are a perfect match for the W221 with its wide wheel arches that come as standard.

Lorinser can also help all those wishing to optimize their S-Class W221 not only visually, but also in terms of performance. In addition to a lowering kit for the ABC or AIRMATIC suspension (400 euro plus VAT), the range also includes performance enhancements for state-of-the-art petrol and diesel engines. The kits cost a standard 1,084 euro plus VAT or 1,252 euro plus VAT for the AMG models.

GAZ ‘Standard’ Dampers for Classic Mini

Winter is coming and a lot of classic Mini owners will be thinking about taking their Minis off the road for some restoration. GAZ Shocks is probably best known for its competition and performance suspension, but if you are thinking about replacing your Mini’s shock absorbers GAZ also offer telescopic dampers for the Mini to standard specifications.

Well, actually, it’s more of a ‘standard plus’ specification; although the dampers are the same size as the originals and a direct bolt-on fit, they do offer the extra benefit of full bump and rebound adjustability by means of an easy-to-reach adjuster knob on the side. This provides the optimum settings for conditions, use and driver preference.

Each damper unit is bright plated as standard to resist corrosion; however, for a more subtle classic look the dampers are also available in Classic Black at a small extra cost.

GAZ  dampers for the classic Mini can be ordered as part number GT0-2022 and retail at £49.22 plus VAT each.

All units are individually tested and provided with a test print out before leaving the factory and
come with the peace of mind of a two year manufacturer’s warranty.

For further details visit the GAZ website:

­GAZ Adjustable GHA Suspension for Ford Ka (1998 on)

Ford Ka owners now can benefit from a fully adjustable coilover suspension kit thanks to GAZ.

The GAZ GHA kit includes springs, front struts and rear coilovers. The GAZ damper settings can be adjusted whilst on the vehicle by means of easily accessible knobs.

Each unit is bright plated to resist corrosion.

Kit number GHA345 retails at just
£626.87 plus VAT.

All units are individually tested and provided with a test print out before leaving the factory and
come with the peace of mind of a two year manufacturer’s warranty.

For further details visit the GAZ website:

­GAZ Adjustable Coilover Kit for BMW Compact

GAZ has been the main sponsor of the BMW Compact Cup since the class first started. The class regulations dictate quite precisely the format of the GAZ suspension that can be used; however the company has now launched some variations for use in other race classes and for dedicated track day Compacts.

The kit includes adjustable coilovers for both front and rear on which the ride height can be adjusted through 60mm. The coilovers have a coarse acme form thread for ease of height adjustment and to ensure that they remain in good order even after considerable service.

Damping rates are variable by means of an adjuster knob on the damper bodies. The GAZ Gold range is designed primarily for out-and-out racing; each comes with a reservoir filled with a high viscosity index multi grade oil to reduce fade and a gas cell to prevent cavitation under harsh racing and trackday conditions. Although on Compact Cup cars the springs are precisely mandated, other springs can be supplied to the customer’s specifications according to the vehicle’s intended use (as shown.) Camber adjustable top mounts can also be supplied as required (also shown).

All the units are individually tested before leaving the factory. Although this kit converts the car to coilovers all round it is a direct replacement with no modifications necessary. The damper bodies are now finished in the new GAZ black plated coating to shrug off dirt, dust and minor gravel debris.

The GAZ coilover kit for the BMW Compact with the mounts front and rear is priced at £1300.24 + VAT.

For further details visit the GAZ website:

Fidanza Lightweight Flywheel for Porsche 911 – 1970-’77

If you are looking for improved performance from your classic 911 then a Fidanza lightweight flywheel is the way to go. The Fidanza design team doesn’t simply take a stock flywheel and copy it out of aluminium as do some others. Fidanza actually analyzes the originals and engineer improvements where necessary to improve overall balance, critical clearances or design. In all aspects Fidanza flywheels are built for performance.

Fidanza’s aluminium flywheels are made from the highest quality 6061 T6 aluminum for superb tensile strength, incredible heat dissipation and (of course) a reduction in weight that delivers: faster acceleration, quicker throttle response, better vehicle braking and increased clutch efficiency, as well as long lasting durability.

A Fidanza flywheel can mate with many types of clutch material, including: organic Kevlar, ceramic, metallic and sintered iron. Most companies design their flywheels so that they can be refaced. However, Fidanza makes the whole friction surface (shown in its green protective delivery coating in the image) replaceable so your flywheel will never require resurfacing or total replacement. When the friction surface wears, that alone needs to be replaced, thus saving both time and money. The pattern for the fasteners is a computer design that keeps the friction surface from warping under extreme use. Fidanza doesn’t just use more fasteners because they can, Fidanza uses them because they are needed.

Flywheel 199111 will fit the following:
Porsche 911 normally aspirated 6 cylinder 2.2, 2.4, 2.7 1970-1977.

DISCOUNT WHEN ORDERING DIRECTLY ONLINE: It is now possible to buy directly from Fidanza online and readers can obtain a 20% discount if they enter the promo code of “Fidanza” when ordering directly from Fidanza online.

For more information on Fidanza’s premium aluminium flywheels and other great products visit

DEI Headliner Material – Insulating and sound deadening

Some time ago DEI recognised the need for an attractive, professional looking, insulating material for the inside of the glassfibre roof panels of small 4×4 vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler and so produced pre-cut kits for them.

Now owners of other vehicles can also benefit from a reduction in noise levels of 3-4 decibels, as well as cooler interiors in summer and warmer interiors in winter, because DEI is now selling its headlining material in 75”x54” sheets for universal use.

The 1” thick material comes in black, it is peel and stick for easy installation and it is marine quality to resist mould and mildew whilst insulating from heat, cold and noise.

The sheets retail at $237.85 making it a cost effective DIY alternative for classic car owners rather than having a complete headlining with bows professionally fitted.

In the UK and Europe DEI’s products can be ordered from
Please contact Demon Tweeks for current UK price.

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DEI Boom Mat Flex – Vibration Damping / Fender Protection Flex Damping Material

The inside of an empty van can be a noisy place but Boom Mat Flex will conform to the most complex curves to deaden vibration and noise and make your working environmemt a whole lot more comfortable.

Boom Mat Flex has the same high quality 2.5mm thick butyl rubber layer as Boom Mat Aluminium, but it also has a clear poly top surface that allows it to shape around any surface – even those that its aluminium sibling can’t.

As well as vans, Boom Mat Flex is also suitable for cars and is particularly applicable for classic cars and kit cars that lack modern insulation. It will curve around pipes and tubes and, because it is rot proof, it can also be used in wheel wells to both insulate and protect against stone chips.

Boom Mat Flex will also reduce panel vibration to improve the sound of your in-car-entertainment system and can be used under bonnet to reduce engine noise.

Boom Mat Flex is sold in packs of four 12”x12’”self adhesive sheets at $29.66 per pack.

In the UK and Europe DEI’s products can be ordered from
Please contact Demon Tweeks for current UK price.

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Burton’s Silicone Hose Set for Ford Cortina Lotus Mk2

Burton Power is pleased to announce that it can now supply silicone coolant hoses for the Ford Cortina-Lotus Mk2. The hoses are made by Samco and come in the company’s trademark blue finish, although other colours are available to special order. (including classic matt black for purists).
The multi layered reinforced construction makes the hoses perfect for replacing old rubber versions. The increased reliability and performance even in the most arduous of conditions is due in part to Samco’s light blue SamTek® lining. All Samco hoses meet, or exceed, the requirements of SAE J20 and are manufactured under an ISO 9002:2000 quality system.

The two hose kit for the Ford Lotus Cortina Mk2 1966-1970 can be ordered as part number TCS-673/C at prices from £55.50 inc. VAT. (Actual price depends on colour chosen).

Available from Burton’s Performance Centre in Essex or by ordering from the Burton Power
website –
For further details contact Burton Power on 0208 554 2281

Burton’s Powerflex Heritage Polyurethane Bushes for Modern Ford Classics

Burton Power is proud to announce that it has been appointed as a dealer of the recently launched Powerflex Heritage range of polyurethane bushes for ‘modern classic’ cars from the past thirty years.

The Heritage range uses modern-day materials to enhance the performance, comfort and safety of the modern classic car. Unlike previous bush ranges, each application in the Heritage range has its own shore hardness designation to ensure improved suspension performance without discomfort or vibration. The bushes come in the new subtle ‘Classic’ Dark Grey colour to retain the standard OE look of rubber whilst offering the performance and longevity of polyurethane.

Burton offers Heritage bushes for classic Fords such as the Capri, Escort Mk1/2/3/4 and Cosworth models. Prices are according to application. Please see website for details.

for further details contact Burton Power on 0208 554 2281