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ST XTA plus 3 for Nissan Skyline R32. For some reason the Nissan Skyline R32 is still considered as being one of the most ultimate JDM cars out there. And since this remains an ultimate driving machine, it’s plain normal that Aftermarket companies still produce and develop products for it. And that also what KW automotive Group brand ST suspensions has in store. For the first time they developed a coilover kit with a German parts certificate. The ST XTA plus 3 coilover kit with its top-mounts features KW shocks, adjustable in high-speed compression, low-speed compression and low-speed rebound forces. the coilover kit enables a lowering of 45 – 65 millimeters at the front axle and 45 – 65 millimeters at the rear axle. A customisable option is available for the ST XTA plus 3 kit – 18 spring colours and personalised spring text.

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Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 by Mansory. Mansory’s Mercedes-AMG has no issues if you call their GLS 63 model an SUV. They also made sure that it looked subtle enough despite its powerful engine and performance (603 hp). For those people who really hate subtle there is Mansory. In their backyard, they have carbon plants that grow as fast as marijuana plants do in South America. Hood, front lip, rear diffusers, wider fenders, roof spoiler, all made out of that garden stuff. So now it looks faster, but does it also drive faster? It sure does, since the biggest upgrade includes upgraded turbochargers, a sport exhaust and new filter. And this brings the total to 838 hp and 1100 Nm of torque. Goodbye driver’s license!

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Dacia Manifesto. If you are looking for cheap transport today and you are not a fan of public transport, cycling or walking, you will quickly end up with Dacia. In fact, it’s probably the only budget brand left in Europe. Guess they are careful how they spend their money… Until now, because they used some of that profit they make to built this: the Manifesto. It’s a futuristic approach of an EV Off-Roader for people who like spend more time outdoors than indoors. If LEGO was full scale, this would certainly be a cool building kit.

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Civic FL5 Type R widebody. We still have to wait until January 2023 before the doors of the Tokyo Auto Salon reopen. But count on the 2023 Honda Civic Type R to be there in large numbers on various stands. Whether it will also be present at Varis’ stand remains to be seen. However, that hasn’t stopped digital render artist Halawia from already doing a style exercise based on Varis’ classic recipes. And we cannot deny that the want-factor isn’t present.

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