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Tuner GP 2013 Preview (w/video)

Motor Trend’s YouTube Downshift channel features an HD look at this year’s event

Nov 13, 2013 SHARE

Tuner GP 2013 Details:

  • Full story available in Feb 2014 issue, on sale Dec 10, 2013
  • Dyno, drag and track testing
  • Project 2003 BMW M3 featured
  • Team profiles and second video to come

2003_BMW_M3_by_European_Car_magazine_burnout Photo 1/20   |   2003 BMW M3 By European Car Magazine Burnout

While the full sparkling results of this year’s Tuner GP will not be available until the release of the February 2014 issue - on sale Dec 10, 2013 - we offer you this first look video of the event. Hosted by Motor Trend’s YouTube channel, the latest The Downshift episode goes into detail about not only the competition but also european car’s first-ever submission into the event: a daily driven modified E46.

Benz_C63_AMG_by_GSR_Autosport_at_Willow_drift_02 Photo 2/20   |   Benz C63 AMG By GSR Autosport At Willow Drift 02

Highlighting Feature Editor Alex Bernstein’s E46 BMW M3 project car, we gain a look into what it takes to stay competitive against a field of established shops from around the country. A host of well-rounded and shop chosen German platforms and a FSWerkes Ford Focus ST entered the ring. Who came out on top? You'll have to wait to find out. We urge those non-German car purveyors to throw their hat in the ring next year as well - some tuned Ferraris and Astons perhaps?!

2006_BMW_Z4_M_by_Platte_Forme_AG_drag Photo 3/20   |   2006 BMW Z4 M By Platte Forme AG Drag

Stay tuned for profiles of each team along with a second in-depth event video and the full story, available on the website beginning at the start of next month. One team profile will roll out digitally each day leading up to the December 10th release of the full story in print.

Filming_drag Photo 4/20   |   Filming Drag
2012_Audi_TT_RS_by_034Motorsport_at_drag_day Photo 8/20   |   2012 Audi TT RS By 034Motorsport At Drag Day
1985_Porsche_911_by_BBI_Autosport_at_Streets_of_Willow_07 Photo 15/20   |   1985 Porsche 911 By BBI Autosport At Streets Of Willow 07
2013_Audi_S4_by_AccuAir_Suspension_at Streets_of_Willow_03 Photo 16/20   |   2013 Audi S4 By Accuair Suspension At Streets Of Willow 03
2013_Audi_S6_by_EuroCode_Tuning_dyno_cooling Photo 20/20   |   2013 Audi S6 By Eurocode Tuning Dyno Cooling
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