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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.
2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout Sinner Needs No Forgiveness for Not Being American
2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout Sinner Needs No Forgiveness for Not Being American

12 Nov 2021, 08:46 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Sinner is the name of a 2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout customized by a Lithuanian garage going by the name Tommy and Sons

 
This Cold War Jeep Packed Mean Horsepower in Its Comms Array, but Not Under the Hood
This Cold War Jeep Packed Mean Horsepower in Its Comms Array, but Not Under the Hood

12 Nov 2021, 07:30 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / What the Army asked of this little 4x4, now sitting happily in the museum alongside famous jets it fought alongside, was not to be fast or good looking

 
Why Intake Tuning Is the Foundation of Performance
Why Intake Tuning Is the Foundation of Performance

12 Nov 2021, 06:15 UTC · By: Andrew Nabors / Choking an engine should be a crime, so allow us to offer a few suggestions that will have your car breathing easy and sounding great

 
Here’s Why Tuners in Southeast Asia Love the Mitsubishi Mirage
Here’s Why Tuners in Southeast Asia Love the Mitsubishi Mirage

11 Nov 2021, 23:56 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / In Asia and a few other places, the Mirage is more than just a laughing stock. It's what frees them from the ox and cart, or the motor scooter

 
With a Chevy V8 and Snowmobile Shocks, Tucci's Model A Is Insanity on Four Wheels
With a Chevy V8 and Snowmobile Shocks, Tucci's Model A Is Insanity on Four Wheels

11 Nov 2021, 16:31 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / For more than two decades, Tucci Hot Rods have been building some breathtaking custom vehicles and among the coolest is this low, loud and obnoxious ’31 Model A

 
789-HP Mercedes-Maybach GLS by Brabus Is Here, Celebs Know What They Want for Christmas
789-HP Mercedes-Maybach GLS by Brabus Is Here, Celebs Know What They Want for Christmas

11 Nov 2021, 16:26 UTC · By: Cristian Gnaticov / Brabus has tuned the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600. The model is known as the Brabus 800, boasts carbon fiber upgrades and an orange cockpit, and has 789 hp

 
Custom 1967 Chevrolet Nova Pickup Flaunts El Camino Bed, Needs a New Home
Custom 1967 Chevrolet Nova Pickup Flaunts El Camino Bed, Needs a New Home

11 Nov 2021, 12:34 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / Originally a 1967 wagon, the compact was transformed into a pickup using the bed from a 1967 Chevrolet El Camino. And it looks like a factory build

 
Harley-Davidson RAYnMan on Candy Rot Wheels Looks Savage
Harley-Davidson RAYnMan on Candy Rot Wheels Looks Savage

11 Nov 2021, 12:32 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Harley-Davidson RAYnMan is a V-Rod reshaped by a German custom garage called Rod Squad, plays the candy rot and grey card

 
Widebody Twin-Turbo LSX DeLorean Born Out of a Rendering Show Stops at SEMA 2021
Widebody Twin-Turbo LSX DeLorean Born Out of a Rendering Show Stops at SEMA 2021

11 Nov 2021, 08:34 UTC · By: Humphrey Bwayo / Kyle Loftis from 1320 Video checks out an insanely built Widebody Twin Turbo DeLorean at the SEMA Show inspired by a rendering by Kaiser Saleem

 
This 1962 Impala Was a Hardtop, Now It's Bubble Top and Has a Massive V8
This 1962 Impala Was a Hardtop, Now It's Bubble Top and Has a Massive V8

10 Nov 2021, 23:27 UTC · By: Tudor Serban / Chevrolet bubble top cars are among the most wanted in the country, and having one with a big surprise under the hood should be even better

 
Spotlight USA: Come to This Pizza Joint for the Homemade Sauce, Stay for Hidden Car Museum
Spotlight USA: Come to This Pizza Joint for the Homemade Sauce, Stay for Hidden Car Museum

10 Nov 2021, 21:50 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / While you're enjoying your homemade sauced slice, (or slices, being totally honest), you can appreciate the auto-themed decor of this one-of-a-kind joint.

 
Meet the Abflug Schwarzer: A Unique Mk4 Supra With Supercar Looks and Performance
Meet the Abflug Schwarzer: A Unique Mk4 Supra With Supercar Looks and Performance

10 Nov 2021, 20:40 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Although it doesn't look like one, this is a 1997 Toyota Supra with a custom-built body and a properly tuned 620-HP 2JZ under the hood

 
How Tampa Tuning Tames America’s Fastest Builds
How Tampa Tuning Tames America’s Fastest Builds

10 Nov 2021, 17:22 UTC · By: Andrew Nabors / From the factory your car is restricted in every possible way. Optimizing it will save you money and make driving fun again

 
Offset’s Lamborghini Aventador Gets Black Satin Wrap With Baby Blue Accents
Offset’s Lamborghini Aventador Gets Black Satin Wrap With Baby Blue Accents

10 Nov 2021, 17:00 UTC · By: Monica Coman / Offset loves owning expensive and luxurious vehicles, and he doesn’t mind spending a buck to improve them and make them unique

 
Nismo 400R: A JDM Legend From the 1990s and One of the Rarest GT-R Versions Ever Built
Nismo 400R: A JDM Legend From the 1990s and One of the Rarest GT-R Versions Ever Built

10 Nov 2021, 14:51 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Under the GT-R badge, Nissan produced some incredible high-performance cars and one of the best was the Nismo-tuned 400R

 
Rebuilt BMW M135i With 500 HP on Tap Gets Reviewed on the Autobahn
Rebuilt BMW M135i With 500 HP on Tap Gets Reviewed on the Autobahn

10 Nov 2021, 14:50 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / An F20 BMW M135i xDrive that was previously damaged by a fallen tree got reviewed by the folks at Auto Top NL. This is what it can do on the highway!

 
Anuel AA’s Rides to Private Jet Are His Custom Wrapped Lamborghinis
Anuel AA’s Rides to Private Jet Are His Custom Wrapped Lamborghinis

10 Nov 2021, 13:32 UTC · By: Monica Coman / Anuel AA rides in style everywhere, and, to get to a private jet, the singer took both his Lamborghinis, the custom wrapped Urus and Aventador

 
Remembering the 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger Concept, Mopar's Forgotten One-Off Hot Rod
Remembering the 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger Concept, Mopar's Forgotten One-Off Hot Rod

10 Nov 2021, 13:24 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / Unveiled at the 1969 Chicago Auto Show, the Dart Swinger Concept was built by Alexander Bros. The result was a hot rod that looked ready to hit the drag strip

 
Harley-Davidson Lucifer Is the Devil We Know Little About
Harley-Davidson Lucifer Is the Devil We Know Little About

10 Nov 2021, 08:42 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Harley-Davidson Lucifer is a custom build handled by a Poland-based shop called Nine Hills, based on a 1997 Heritage Softail

 
The Last Golden Dartz Prombron Aladeen Edition from The Dictator Could Be Your Next Ride
The Last Golden Dartz Prombron Aladeen Edition from The Dictator Could Be Your Next Ride

10 Nov 2021, 08:33 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / If it was good enough for His Excellency Admiral General Aladeen from the Republic of Wadiya and his virgin army, it’s good enough for a millionaire