Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 -Vossen Audi A7

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 -Vossen Audi A7

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Tommy Kaira Rowen Full Titanium Audi R8 Exhaust Teaser

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Bulletproof Automotive is an International Dealer for Tommy Kaira x Rowen Japan.
For more pictures and info on the Tommy Kaira x Rowen Audi R8 Spyder please click here.

 

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Raeder Audi TT RS

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Raeder Audi TT RS

I came across Raeder while browsing online for Japanese racing parts. It turns out that Raeder builds some pretty awesome race cars in Germany. This DTM Audi TT RS looks absolutely incredible and I couldn’t help but want to share it with you all.

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The front is my favorite profile of the car. The wing is a bit much for my tastes but I’m sure the function of it exceeds its looks. Overall I cant help but appreciate just how awesome of a car these guys put together. These guys do some pretty incredible fabrication as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some GT-R parts from them that are up to this level.

Raeder Audi TT RS

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Craft Japan’s Audi TT

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I was checking out random Japanese websites today and came across a recent photo shoot of this Audi TT. Now I don’t post much Audi content here, but this Japanese tuned TT is pretty incredible. It has all of the usual Japanese touches from the Japanese produced BBS LM wheels to the vented hood and functional aero kit. By the way, for those wondering, yes BBS makes some of their wheels in Japan and not all of them in Germany.

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Looks like this car will soon be featured in Japan’s Auto Fasion Imp magazine.

Check out these crazy headlights by the way. Not really sure if I like all of what they did here, but it’s interesting at the least.

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The guys at Craft are definitely on top of their Euro game. I’ll leave you with another car they’ve built, the ever classic Ericsson kitted M3

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Headlights Today by Patrick Callahan

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Once upon a time car designers were limited to simple sealed beam headlights. These were available in two basic flavors, round and square. Eventually European companies started using a new style of headlights that offered a far greater degree of design latitude. The same basic concept of unsealed headlights with replaceable bulbs has dominated the market since their introduction in the mid-80’s.

The next step in headlight design came with the introduction of HID lights. These lights use electrical arcs to produce light instead of filaments like traditional lights. This design allowed much more freedom in headlight design and provide good lighting. BMW started using “angel eyes” which made for a very dramatic look and improved on the basic design characteristics of the lights. Infiniti further explored the design potential of HID’s with their Q45. Its lights looked more like a gattling gun than a traditional headlight. Both of these ideas have since been adapted to many different platforms in the aftermarket.

More recently though, Audi has fully explored the concept of both the projector headlight as well as LED lights. Honestly, they’re light years ahead of anyone else in this department and manufacturers are starting to realize that it’s time to catch up or they’ll simply be left behind. Enter Honda’s new Super GT contender. This to me is the first real effort by another manufacturer to apply Audi’s concept to an entirely different design language and it WORKS! This whole car’s design is simply amazing and looks and sounds just like a racing car should.

Toyota has also successfully adapted this style to the FT-86. This design language is once again very different from Audi but the headlights fit perfectly. Now, I wonder if the aftermarket can produce similar products to fit cars that are already on the road. Imagine what a well-designed modern headlight could do for a classic but aging design.

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