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autoevolution's Tuning Month

Vehicles to move us to and fro have been around for more than a century, and have been made in such huge numbers that it’s literally impossible to know how many of them, cars or motorcycles, came and went since the first one rolled under its own power.

Now, take that huge, yet unknown number, and multiply it several times. It’s a pointless exercise, we know, but one that gives us a sense of the endless reservoir of customized, bettered, or transformed machines that has been building up over the decades.

Because yes, humans being what they are, they are never satisfied with something stock. Vehicles felt the full force of this reality, especially given how they’ve come to be perceived as an extension of the self.

Inspired by SEMA kicking off in November, we've decided to dedicate this month to vehicle tuning and everything it stands for. We’ll have a small army of writers going at it for 30 straight days, trying to bring to light the worthwhile, or wild, or failed projects from across the globe and ages.

We’ll of course fail in covering them all, given their incomprehensible number, but if you plan to treat yourself this November to custom, tuned or otherwise modified cars and motorcycles, this is the place to be.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.
Mansory Will Throw Everything but the Kitchen Sink at the Aston Martin DBX
Mansory Will Throw Everything but the Kitchen Sink at the Aston Martin DBX

1 Nov 2021, 16:22 UTC / Mansory took to social media to tease their upcoming project, a heavily tuned Aston Martin DBX, which will officially premiere on November 3

 
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Restomod with 640-HP LS Swap Has Badass Written All Over It
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Restomod with 640-HP LS Swap Has Badass Written All Over It

1 Nov 2021, 15:24 UTC / But the really cool thing about this Chevelle is that all that oomph is not aided by forced induction, so we're looking at good ol' naturally aspirated power

 
1969 VW Beetle Is a Distant RX-7 Relative, Should Not Be Underestimated
1969 VW Beetle Is a Distant RX-7 Relative, Should Not Be Underestimated

1 Nov 2021, 13:51 UTC / If you can't afford a high-horsepower build, going lightweight is your best option of having a fast car. And this VW Beetle now has Japanese DNA to work with

 
Driving Through New York With a Loud Exhaust? That Will Be $1,000!
Driving Through New York With a Loud Exhaust? That Will Be $1,000!

1 Nov 2021, 12:11 UTC / A new bill signed by the Governor of New York has increased fines for exhaust noise violations in the state. The new value is $850 bigger than the old one

 
Tuning Session 101: Let’s Talk About Some Wheels and Suspension
Tuning Session 101: Let’s Talk About Some Wheels and Suspension

1 Nov 2021, 12:10 UTC / There are tons of tutorials, online courses, and instructions on how to tune your car over the Internet, but sometimes you just don't want that much

 
Meet The Badillac, the Insane Shaq-Mobile Cadillac Eldorado
Meet The Badillac, the Insane Shaq-Mobile Cadillac Eldorado

1 Nov 2021, 12:05 UTC / Shaquille O’Neal made a splashing entrance at the U.S. Grand Prix, in a limo that was was once a Cadillac Eldorado, reborn into the age of Mad Max

 
2023 Corvette C8 Z06 Undergoes Virtual Tuning, a Few Mods Can Go a Long Way
2023 Corvette C8 Z06 Undergoes Virtual Tuning, a Few Mods Can Go a Long Way

1 Nov 2021, 11:40 UTC / The Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06 is getting a lot of attention these days and its latest virtual makeover looks like Grade A SEMA potential!

 
One-of-Two 2003 Chevrolet Corvette AAT Concepts Is Countless Kinds of Special, Can Be Had
One-of-Two 2003 Chevrolet Corvette AAT Concepts Is Countless Kinds of Special, Can Be Had

1 Nov 2021, 09:17 UTC / This 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition has been put together by Michigan-based AAT, sells as one of two ever made

 
Harley-Davidson V-Rod Killer Bee Is Compact and Mean Like an Africanized Insect
Harley-Davidson V-Rod Killer Bee Is Compact and Mean Like an Africanized Insect

1 Nov 2021, 08:38 UTC / Another Harley-Davidson V-Rod gets modified by yet another European customizer, this time Netherlands-based Dave Willems

 
Building a Porsche 550-Spyder Replica Is Always a Good Idea When It’s Done Right
Building a Porsche 550-Spyder Replica Is Always a Good Idea When It’s Done Right

31 Oct 2021, 23:27 UTC / While just a few would fall for a VW Beetle replica, it's a completely different story when we are talking about a Porsche 550-Spyder