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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.
Wald’s Tuned Toyota Hilux Looks Like It Could Eat Raptors for Lunch
Wald’s Tuned Toyota Hilux Looks Like It Could Eat Raptors for Lunch

22 Nov 2021, 07:50 UTC / Wald International has released a tuning upgrade for the latest Toyota Hilux, which comprises an aggressive body kit, new wheels, and not much else

 
On Board the Ultra-Exclusive Big Bunny, the Reincarnated Hugh Hefner Playboy Private Jet
On Board the Ultra-Exclusive Big Bunny, the Reincarnated Hugh Hefner Playboy Private Jet

22 Nov 2021, 07:03 UTC / Playboy Enterprises and International Jet Interiors are taking the Playboy legacy to the skies again, in an effort to expand the brand to private air travel

 
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Replica by Superformance Is a 750-HP Beast
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Replica by Superformance Is a 750-HP Beast

21 Nov 2021, 20:54 UTC / Powered by a naturally aspirated V8 built by Mercury Racing, this Grand Sport replica is as spectacular as the original car and then some

 
Stock Aston Martin DBX Too Bland? Mansory Presents a Radical Look For This Exclusive SUV
Stock Aston Martin DBX Too Bland? Mansory Presents a Radical Look For This Exclusive SUV

21 Nov 2021, 20:38 UTC / Get behind the wheel of one that has undergone Mansory's treatment, and you will feel like driving one of the most outlandish cars on the road

 
“Impressive” 1963 Chevrolet Impala Wagon Wins Custom of the Year by GoodGuys
“Impressive” 1963 Chevrolet Impala Wagon Wins Custom of the Year by GoodGuys

21 Nov 2021, 16:36 UTC / Come enjoy the details of this incredible build, and see why it was worthy of the GM Engineering Award, the Ridler, and Snap-On's annual accolades

 
Skyhorse Is a Dream Motorhome Built With a Ford F-700, an Ambulance Box and Plane Fuselage
Skyhorse Is a Dream Motorhome Built With a Ford F-700, an Ambulance Box and Plane Fuselage

20 Nov 2021, 08:41 UTC / Just because it hasn’t been done doesn’t mean it can’t be done: Hani and Sarah ditched their 9-to-5 lives to hit the road, and built the perfect vehicle for it

 
1,800-Horsepower C7 Corvette Will Terrorize Your Nightmares and Inspire Your Dreams
1,800-Horsepower C7 Corvette Will Terrorize Your Nightmares and Inspire Your Dreams

20 Nov 2021, 00:06 UTC / We've seen plenty of four-digit horsepower cars online but it's safe to say that this C7 Corvette with 1,800 horsepower might be the most terrifying & exciting

 
1956 Chevrolet Nomad Is an Award-Winning Restomod with a "Mother-in-Law" Seat
1956 Chevrolet Nomad Is an Award-Winning Restomod with a "Mother-in-Law" Seat

19 Nov 2021, 21:34 UTC / The rear tires are so fat that this Chevolet Nomad wouldn't look out of place at the drag strip. And that's insanely cool

 
Custom Yamaha YZF-R1 “Blue Ghost” Is Animated by Playful Pac-Man Imagery
Custom Yamaha YZF-R1 “Blue Ghost” Is Animated by Playful Pac-Man Imagery

19 Nov 2021, 21:17 UTC / It’s not unusual for moto artists to be inspired by videogames, but we didn’t think that an arcade title like Pac-Man would ever see a two-wheeled tribute

 
Here’s Why Early to Mid-2000’s Hot Wheels Was Awesome
Here’s Why Early to Mid-2000’s Hot Wheels Was Awesome

19 Nov 2021, 17:55 UTC / To people of a certain generation, the mid-2000s and Hot Wheels go together like PB&J sandwiches with the crust cut off and a tall glass of chocolate milk

 
Callaway SledgeHammer: The Corvette That Reached 254.7 MPH Back in 1988
Callaway SledgeHammer: The Corvette That Reached 254.7 MPH Back in 1988

19 Nov 2021, 16:31 UTC / With a hand-built, 880-hp, twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood, this mind-blowingly fast 1988 C4 is one of the most outrageous Corvettes ever built

 
Futuri 900CR Is What Happens When a 1999 Ducati 900SS Grows Custom Horns
Futuri 900CR Is What Happens When a 1999 Ducati 900SS Grows Custom Horns

19 Nov 2021, 15:06 UTC / Having been built over the course of fourteen painstaking months, this fasinating piece of two-wheeled artwork is definitely a head-turner

 
World’s Most Expensive Bicycle Is Still the $1 Million Gold Extreme Mountain Bike
World’s Most Expensive Bicycle Is Still the $1 Million Gold Extreme Mountain Bike

19 Nov 2021, 12:25 UTC / Every bit of the Beverly Hills Edition 24K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike by House of Solid Gold is plated in pure 24K gold, but the bike is functional

 
ABT Has New Packages for RS 6 and RS Q8, Can Bump Power up to 730 HP
ABT Has New Packages for RS 6 and RS Q8, Can Bump Power up to 730 HP

19 Nov 2021, 10:51 UTC / German tuners at ABT have unveiled yet another package for the RS 6 and RS Q8. This time, each model designation comes with an S. Carbon fiber parts available

 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Wonder Candy Is an Old Land Yacht, Runs Stroked Engine, Modern Gizmos
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Wonder Candy Is an Old Land Yacht, Runs Stroked Engine, Modern Gizmos

19 Nov 2021, 10:12 UTC / This 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, nicknamed Wonder Candy, will be selling in January during the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale with no reserve

 
Harley-Davidson Breakout Criminal Has Serpent-Like Exhaust, Body to (Mis)Match
Harley-Davidson Breakout Criminal Has Serpent-Like Exhaust, Body to (Mis)Match

19 Nov 2021, 09:05 UTC / Harley-Davidson Criminal is the name of a Breakout customized by a Polish garage called Nine Hills Motorcycles, exhaust system steals the show

 
Remembering the ‘72 Toyota RV-2, the Hip Wagon Camper That Was Ahead of Its Time
Remembering the ‘72 Toyota RV-2, the Hip Wagon Camper That Was Ahead of Its Time

19 Nov 2021, 07:49 UTC / Based on the Mark II or the Crown, the RV-2 wanted to be “tomorrow’s recreational vehicle” but, despite a warm welcome, it was never produced

 
Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS Gains Custom Street Tracker Elements, “Ikigai” Emerges
Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS Gains Custom Street Tracker Elements, “Ikigai” Emerges

18 Nov 2021, 22:29 UTC / If I were to own a Thruxton RS, I’d probably think twice before having it modified – unless the folks customizing it were Tamarit’s specialists, that is

 
The Rhino GX: A Vehicle Even More Insane Than It Looks
The Rhino GX: A Vehicle Even More Insane Than It Looks

18 Nov 2021, 17:45 UTC / The USSV Rhino GX super SUV is what you get when you need ultimate protection, ultimate safety, and utterly unstoppable power

 
Tuning Your Suspension Is the Perfect Holiday Adventure
Tuning Your Suspension Is the Perfect Holiday Adventure

18 Nov 2021, 17:18 UTC / Suspension upgrades not only increase your safety, they look better and last longer than factory parts. Fearing corners is a thing of the past.