If you happen to caught my 2023 Worldwide Amsterdam Motor Present protection final week, you’ll know that I used to be pleasantly stunned by this occasion. It was my first time attending IAMS, and the present delivered on all fronts.
Netherlands’ automotive tradition is numerous, and that was mirrored in all of the builds on show on the RAI Amsterdam occasions heart. For this comply with up put up, I picked a number of of automobiles that piqued my curiosity for a better look. Let’s begin with a slammed Lotus Elise…
The Lotus Elise is one thing particular, however with the addition of Air Lift Performance air trip from Kean Suspensions in Belgium and customized Porsche 3-piece wheels by Retro Wheelz, this 2015 instance takes issues to a different stage.
We don’t have to inform you how common the BMW E30 has turn out to be during the last whereas – their steadily rising costs does that. Light-weight, rear-wheel drive with basic ’80s styling makes the E30 ripe for tuning, and this instance packs loads of mods. I gained’t do a deep dive as a result of there’s an excessive amount of to checklist and this one most likely deserves a full function of its personal, however I’ll contact on the highlights: An M30B35 engine from a E34, Garrett GTX42 turbo, VEMS standalone ECU, Getrag gearbox with Samsonas shifter, AST 5100 coilovers, and a race-spec inside. The delicate Mtech 1 bodykit is a refreshing contact on this wide-body world.
This TA22 Toyota Celica GT from Belgium has been across the scene for some time, however the coupe nonetheless attracts me in with its basic ’70s strains and difficult stance. Bolt-on over-fenders and a deep chin spoiler set the scene, however the low trip top coupled with 14-inch Picture wheels – 10-inch broad up entrance and 11-inch out again, with stretched tires all spherical – carry the look residence. The colour-matched roll cage contained in the automotive is one other neat element.
The subsequent two automobiles I wish to present you might be owned by the identical particular person. One could be very modified and the opposite is effectively on its means. First up is the C8 Audi RS6 Avant, which from a visible standpoint alone seems menacing. The outside options an City Automotive equipment, which provides a entrance decrease bumper apron, decrease aspect sill extensions, an higher rear wing and decrease deck lid spoiler, and a substitute rear diffuser. There’s additionally customized carbon fiber fenders, a customized carbon fiber hood, plus grill inserts, canards and mirror caps all constituted of the light-weight composite materials. Customized cast 23×12-inch wheels fill out the guards, whereas the low trip top comes courtesy of the RS6’s manufacturing unit air suspension possibility. This construct isn’t simply cosmetics although; the Audi’s 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine and transmission have been given a critical tickle up with Energy Division’s ‘Stage 3+’ improve and different choose efficiency elements, elevating output from 591hp to 1,050hp.
The RS6 – the quickest of its breed within the Netherlands – is presently up on the market, and this G81 BMW M3 Competitors Touring is the proprietor’s substitute. For now, the BMW solely has some beauty enhancements – a entrance splitter, canards, aspect skirts, entrance wing inserts and rear valance, all in carbon fiber from JH Components. The wheels are from Z Efficiency and measure 21×10.5-inch and 21×11.5-inch entrance and rear respectively. Efficiency-wise, the M3 is presently being fitted with a customized exhaust, however I’m positive the proprietor has a lot extra in retailer for us.
Lastly, we have now a really cool Nissan S15. The modification checklist reads like a superb novel, so I’m simply going to focus on the necessary bits – beginning with the equipment. Ever since Dino featured Nobuteru ‘NOB’ Taniguchi’s private Vertex Edge-kitted Silvia means again in 2013, it’s been etched in my thoughts because the good S15. So seeing this equipment fitted on a Dutch automotive makes me a contented man. Entrance and rear wheel tubbing and air suspension permits the Nissan to take a seat completely over its 18-inch SSR Professor SP1 wheels, whereas Ganador mirrors end it off. The proprietor hasn’t forgotten the efficiency aspect of issues both, and the ‘Blacktop’ SR20DET up entrance runs a bigger turbo, GReddy intercooler and a HKS Hello-Energy exhaust system.
We’ll wrap issues up right here, however see under for loads extra photos of different standout automobiles on the 2023 Worldwide Amsterdam Motor Present.