Posts Tagged ‘porsche

26
May
09

0-60 Magazine and onelugwheels.com

Shot this as a tech install recently for 0-60 Magazine and www.onelugwheels.com at www.uspmotorsports.com. This Porsche 996 was treated with a set of KW coilovers and the first set of one lug wheels in Florida! Along with this thing looking good, it performed well also, and the body was super clean and well kept. You can check out the printed version of this photo this month in 0-60 Magazine, if you’ve already seen it you are one step ahead of me, I think a Barnes and Noble run is in order today.

30
Oct
08

Mobil 1 SEMA Porsche 996 Turbo Sneak Peek

Theory Communication and Design (www.theoryconcept.com) has teamed up with one of the top industry icons, to build a one of a kind Porsche 996 Turbo on behalf of Mobil 1. Vincent Wong, from iForged wheels, is no stranger to building high profile SEMA cars and this year he has taken things to a whole new level. Wong has worked closely with Theory over the past several months to build the perfect vehicle for the Mobil 1 SEMA booth.

Wong, the owner of iForged Wheels, shared with us the reasoning on why he built this Porsche the way he did. “I have strived to take one of the best engineered cars from Porsche and add my personal touch to it. I have always believed in building a car following the “show and go” concept. Even though a car looks beautiful, it should also be able to back up its good looks. Every modification performed on the car has a purpose and at the end of the day I hope people will be able to appreciate the hard work and long hours that have gone into building our one of a kind creation.”

Some of the highlights that will really make Wong’s Porsche stand out in the Mobil 1 booth, at the SEMA show, included the complete Porsche 997 TechArt GT Street wide body conversion, BASF Glasurit Porsche 997 GT3 RS Green paint job, Artisan 650HP Turbo upgrade package with Softronic ECU programming, Evolution Motorsports EVOMS intake system, Spec Clutch lightweight flywheel and Stage 3+ clutch, Custom Creative Car Audio and Motorsports custom stereo install featuring Rockford Stereo components, MA carbon fiber interior kit, GMG color matched 6 PT. roll cage, 15″ front and rear Brembo brake upgrade and of course a custom set of iForged 20×8.5 and 20×12.5 Neo wheels which are matched to Toyo Proxes T1-R 245/30/20 and 345/25/20 tires.

With less then one week to the SEMA show in Las Vegas, the buzz about the Mobil 1 Porsche 996 has been building as this amazing piece of machinery will be unveiled and showcased in the Mobil 1 booth (#25173) next week. For more information, please visit http://www.Mobil1.com.

29
Jul
08

Racing Superstar Tony Kanaan!

A few months back, www.modifiedle.com had me set up a shoot with IRL super star Tony Kanaan. Despite the high celebrity status that follows him from his decorated racing career, Kanaan and his team were extremely accomodating and down to earth. I shot only three of the many cars that he owns to make up a “Stable” feature in MLE. Kanaan brought out a Porsche Cayenne, Porsche GT3R, and a 700+ hp E46 M3. The M3 was manned by the hands that tuned the car, none other than Lance Ho Lung a long time Miami tuning legend.

Describing Kanaan’s cars as pristine would be a severe understatement. The floor mats looked as though occupants held their feet a few inches above so that they could preserve them. The rest of the cars went along in the same fashion. Impressive to say the least.

For more information on Tony Kanaan, check out his website at www.tonykanaan.com, or grab an issue of MLE on stands now! Check out some of the shots from the shoot.