10 German Sports Cars That Can Be Modified To Destroy Modern-day Supercars


With supercars showing up around every corner of the street, only a handful would go through the trouble to build their dream mad-machine. Buying a supercar that’s quick straight from the factory is cool, but we all know what’s cooler, turning a decently quick car into a mind-boggling hoon machine. Here are 10 German sports cars that can be tuned to destroy most of the modern day supercars.

10. Porsche 911 Turbo (996)

Porsche 911 Turbo (996)

The Porsche 996 Turbo was a fast car straight from the factory. With a top speed of 189mph and 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds, it was a fairly quick car in the past. Fast forward to modern age, these figures seem pretty meekly. But then, the 996 Turbo can be tuned to push out better figures.

1000hp Porsche 996

With the addition of select performance parts, power output of the 996 Turbo can easily be doubled from the stock 415hp to 800hp. If you’re looking for a classic sports car that can devour modern supercars with ease, the 996 Turbo should be on your list.

9. Audi RS3

Audi RS3

The Audi RS3 is a hard car not to love. The brutal acceleration from the RS3 puts most of the supercars to shame. The 5-cylinder 2.5-litre turbocharged unit churns out 335hp and 465Nm of torque. Thanks to the brilliant Quattro drive system, the RS3 does 0-60mph in as little as 4.6 seconds.

Audi RS3 tuned by Oettinger

Tuners can easily bump the power figure to 500hp, by just a couple of software updates. The insane performance and easy maintenance results in a hot hatch that one can drive daily to smoke supercars on the way to the grocery store.

8. Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG S

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG S

The A45 AMG S is Mercedes’ answer to the hot hatch segment. The highly potent 4-cylinder unit pushes out a whopping 414hp and has a 0-60mph time of 3.9 seconds, making this German pocket-rocket a delight to drive.

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG S on dyno

A quick ECU tune, a modified turbocharger and a new exhaust system will catapult the baby Merc’s power figure to 600hp. That’s more power than what a stock McLaren 600 LT produces. All that power will see the 0-60 time drop to below 3.5 seconds.

7. BMW M2

The BMW M2 CS, hailed as the greatest M-Division product ever, accelerates from zero to sixty in under four seconds. Its turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine produces 370 horsepower. The M2 borrows chassis components from the M3 and M4 such as the front and rear axles and an under-hood carbon fiber strut brace.

MH2 GTR by Manhart

Tuning businesses like Manhart can push the power up to 600hp on the already tough M2, turning it into an outright predator. Addition of carbon-fiber accents and a beautiful livery takes the M2 to a whole different level.

6. Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S

The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is a huge, boisterous executive cruiser with plenty of power. With 577 horsepower available from a turbocharged 5.5-liter V8, the car accelerates to 60mph in just 4.1 seconds. That’s some heart-racing performance.

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S from Posaidon Tuning

Several tuning firms have proved that the E63 AMG is capable of delivering close to 1000hp. Yep you read that right, that’s a four-digit power output from a luxury sedan. Keep the looks subtle, and you have a 1000hp sleeper to drive to the office.

5. Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf R may not be as quick as an A45 AMG S or an RS3, but it’s not far behind. When pushed, it’s a balanced machine capable of a sub-5-second 0-60mph run. Thanks to the Volkswagen after-market community, there are tons of tweaking choices available to further enhance it.

Tuned Volkswagen Golf R

The Golf R has nearly limitless potential, thus making it a serious contender. Its highly tweakable EA888 engine provides a stable, versatile tuning foundation. When combined with the AWD technology, a tuned Golf R can outperform automobiles costing several folds more than it.

4. Volkswagen Beetle RSI

Volkswagen Beetle RSI

When it first came out, the Beetle RSI was an unusual machine. It looked ridiculous to cram a 3.2-liter V6 and an AWD drivetrain into the reinvented Beetle, but somehow Volkswagen managed to get things right. The Beetle RSI was wickedly quick. This is indeed a bug that is more ferocious than charming.

Tuned Volkswagen Beetle RSI

With the majority of its greasy pieces sourced from the first-gen Golf R32, the RSI is ready for tuning straight from the factory. The primary option is to install a supercharger. As a result, the beetle becomes a high-pitched hoon machine, and that too a quick one.

3. 2020 Audi RS6

2020 Audi RS6

A stock Audi RS6 can already compete with a number of supercars. It will reach 60 mph in 3.4 seconds thanks to its 591hp 4.0-liter turbocharged engine. Keep in mind that the vehicle is completely filled with passengers, baggage, and a couple of mountain bikes mounted on the boot.

Tuned 2020 Audi RS6

Spicing things up any further will result in a family wagon with over 1000hp. With all that power, the 0-60 time will be reduced to less than 3 seconds. Considering it’s a practical and dependable executive wagon pushing out supercar levels of performance, purchasing a 2-door supercar seems pointless.

2. Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche Panamera Turbo S

The Panamera is a design disaster that doesn’t know if it’s a hatchback, sedan, wagon, or shooting brake. However on the flipside, it makes up for this flaw by being extremely quick and providing insane levels of comfort. Also, having 621hp available from the factory is nothing to sneeze at.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S by Techart

Whether or not a Panamera has to provide close to 1000hp is debatable, but it sure can be done. The 4.0-liter turbocharged engine is fairly simple to work with, and the results are astounding. The amount of grunt on offer makes most supercars appear silly.

1. BMW 335i

BMW 335i

The BMW 335i has earned the reputation of being a living legend. It is not that much slower than its M3 cousin in standard format. Many gearheads prefer it as a reliable daily that’s fun to drive. Tuners are well-versed with these engines, thus making the 335i a solid project car.

Tuned BMW 335i

The twin-turbo N54 engine is capable of delivering up to 550hp without any effort, and it can be pushed even harder. The N54 has its own cult following, and there is so much material dedicated to it, it’s easy to get lost in it.

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