BILSTEIN rocks Tuning World with its 733 hp racer and Gran Turismo® Sport

For the love of motorsport and the road

As recently as the 1990s, anyone with 300 hp at their fingertips was a king of the motorway. These days, it takes well over 500 hp to be one of the biggest fish in the pond. Tuned by PER4MANCE INDUSTRIES in Weissenstadt, the AMG GT S is right at the top of the food chain, generating a massive 733 hp thanks to its twin-turbo upgrade. This hot sports car is on display from 28 April to 1 May at Tuning World Bodensee on the BILSTEIN booth, no. 502 in hall B1.

In this setting, it should be clear that this car isn’t a muscle-bound dragster that can struggle to keep a straight line. The Ennepetal-based firm proved its mettle when the AMG GT3 motorsport version won outright at the 2016 Nürburgring 24 Hours for the Black Falcon team. To transfer their racetrack expertise to the road as smoothly as possible, for the 733-hp-racer from PER4MANCE INDUSTRIES, BILSTEIN’s engineers chose the legendary Clubsport suspension, which provides the perfect balance between the two worlds. 100 tangible and manually selectable settings options are possible here.

Fancy a test drive on-site? Obviously, visitors can’t just drive the AMG out of the hall, but that’s where advanced simulation technology comes in! The terrific motorsport game Gran Turismo® Sport from BILSTEINs partner Sony Interactive Entertainment Germany is available to play exclusively on the stand ahead of its official release. Anyone who has ever wanted to put their foot down on the Nordschleife (North Loop) and experience the unique BILSTEIN driving sensation for themselves should not miss the one-off opportunity. The race seats are ready and waiting, and you’ll want to do more than just a couple of gentle laps. After all, a PS4 with the cool BILSTEIN look is up for grabs for the best time at the exhibition.

There are also a host of hardware updates on-site, of course. Life extends beyond virtual roads. One extremely versatile product is the B12 complete suspension, which is available in the Pro-Kit and Sportline with different “depths” for lots of car models. The B14 is a gateway to the world of the sporty BILSTEIN coilover systems. If you want even more settings options, the B16 coilover system is perfect for you. It particularly impresses with parallel adjustability of rebound and compression damping, and is also ideally suited to vehicles with active shock absorbers, as DampTronic® ensures that all standard features are retained. The BILSTEIN ride-control option enables a change of set-up at the touch of a button on the dashboard. And it can even be operated by smartphone. In other words, it’s a cracker – no wonder that BILSTEIN has already been awarded several best-brand prizes by various magazines in 2017. C U at Tuning World!

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Photos: Copyright Alexander Ludwig/BILSTEIN 2017. Reprint free of charge upon indication of the source BILSTEIN. Copy requested.