Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Ferrari F40 you've been dreaming about is now for sale!

The iconic Ferrari F40, one of the last true sports cars. The rawness of this car captivated enthusiasts and Ferrari owners alike in 1987. Many still argue that it's the best and most sought-after supercar built to date. Aside from the Lamborghini Countach, the F40 was the most common car to appear on the bedroom walls of aspiring supercar owners.

As the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, it was designed to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by the great Enzo Ferrari. At the time it was the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car that Ferrari sold to the public.

With 1,311 Ferrari F40s produced in its nine-year run, it's rare to even see one, let alone have the opportunity to buy one.

This special F40, titled and specced for the U.S. market, was brought into Canada by ZR Auto's own Zahir Rana in 1997. The one-owner red beauty, a 1992 model, was one of the last F40s built, making it one of the most mechanically-sound and sought-after models.

From the outside, this incredible Ferrari F40 is distinguishable from the standard American-spec model. With its Euro-spec front-end conversion, magnesium speed line 18” wheels and Michelotto LM-spec rear wing, it certainly stands out from the crowd. Aside from these features, this F40 remains factory pristine.

On the performance side, this F40 has been upgraded to LM-spec by Edo Competition, pushing out nearly 545 hp and 465 lb ft of torque at 29 psi.

Mechanical upgrades include a 2936 cc Twin Turbo 32 valve courtesy of LM-Spec IHI turbos (by Ferrari Motorsports), mapped for 29 psi.

A high-flow stainless Tubi exhaust system, upgraded Tial wastegates and blow-off valves, dry sumped lubrication system,Weber-Marelli upgraded injectors and Tubi exhaust round off the F40's impressive performance package.

On the inside, this rare Ferrari comes with LM-spec seats, complimenting the factory interior.

Sitting on the lightweight Speedline wheels are Hoosier R6 R-compound tires, measuring 13” x 18” 335/30zr18 on the rear and 9“ x18” 245/35 zr18 on the front. 

Providing the stopping power for this road-hungry machine are massive four-piston Brembo vented & cross-drilled brake rotors, measuring 355mm on the front and 355mm on the rear.

 With an asking price of $1.295 Million USD, this one-owner Ferrari F40 is certainly well-priced for the market. With only 15,400 miles on the odometer and an active title, this F40 is certain to impress its next owner.

Also included with the car are the stock 17” Ferrari wheels along with another set of 17" HRE wheels.

The Ferrari F40 has been kept in a heated showroom and has been meticulously serviced since day 1. All service records are available. It had a brand new clutch installed recently, with zero miles on it. This car is absolutely perfect, and ready to go. The car is cleared for worldwide sale, and can be registered anywhere in the world.

Interested parties are asked to contact ZR Auto at

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) at ZR Auto

Paintless dent repair (PDR) is a new service we're offering at ZR Auto. We've had so many requests over the years that we've decided to do the PDR process in-house to get rid of those nasty dents.

Let's face it, nobody is safe from dents. It's an unfortunate reality, but we have to deal with it. Parking lots, shopping carts, hail, rock kickback from that semi truck you're trying to pass, there's infitite ways that dent or ding could have happened, but there's one place you're guaranteed to have the dent removed right. There's various ways to remove dents, but we prefer to use Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) because it's the most effective and most economical method for getting your car dent free!

Our trained PDR team can take care of your dents and make your paint smooth once again. PDR uses a process that doesn't involve repainting your car or doing any procedures to hide the imperfections. We simply pull out the dents and give you that clean, flush look once again.

The extent to which the PDR will be effective depends on multiple factors: if the metal has been stretched by the damage, the cuvature or flatness where the damage occurred and the intensity of the impact.

Generally speaking, the shallower the dent, the greater the likelihood of paintless dent repair being a suitable option. Even dents several inches in diameter can be repaired by this method as long as the metal and paint are not stretched. Our experienced technicians can repair shallow, large or crease dents.

Come by ZR Auto and allow us to inspect your damage to see if PDR is right for you.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

ECU Tuning at ZR Auto

ECU Tuning might seem like a very basic concept when it comes to modifying cars, but the reality is that an ECU tune is the most cost-effective and efficient way to get maximum power out of your car. Plus we're not technically even adding any expensive hardware to your car. It's all in the ECU map and maximizing the efficiency and settings of your engine.

So why should you consider getting an ECU tune you ask? In less than a few hours, we can tune your car's ECU to produce more power and torque, improve fuel economy, maximize fuel/air ratios and much more.

Did you know that a naturally aspirated engine can normally produce 30-50 hp more from an ECU tune alone?

With our partners, ECU Tuning Group, we can get you impressive proven results that won't break your budget and won't jeopardize your car's mechanical stability. ECU Tuning Group is one of the pioneers of ECU Tuning and supplies software to the likes of RennTech and other high-end tuning brands.

A turbocharged or supercharged car can see up to a 150 hp gain from a simple tune, and we're not even adding any performance parts.

ZR Auto carries software maps for BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Land Rover, Bentley, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Volkswagen and more!

Check out our ECU Tuning section on to see our entire price list and makes/models we service.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe gets some custom upgrades.

What do you get when you cross a brand new Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe with some tasteful mods? You get an absolutely beautiful machine.

A customer from Edmonton brought us his brand new S63 AMG and told us to make it unique, and we did just that.

We began by blacking out all the trim pieces, grille and emblems. We then tinted the windows dark black to give the car a sinister look. Taillight and headlight tinting gave the car some distinct personality. Some black vinyl accents on the car give it some more unique touches.

Next we added an AL Priority radar jammer set to the Mercedes, as well as an Escort radar detector.

Finally we gave this beauty a set of 22" Vossen concave wheels in gunmetal grey to make it a one-of-a-kind street machine.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Lexani Forged Ferrari 458 Spider‏

There's no question that the right set of wheels is the difference between setting your ride apart from the generic, boring crowd.

Our partners at Lexani Wheels have put together the perfect package on this Ferrari 458 Spider. Custom-painted LS-105 wheel,s 21x9” on the front and 22x12” on the rear, give this prancing horse plenty of flare. With custom carbon fibre accents inside and out, the wheels add to this crazy look!

We're all about performance and style, so naturally we approve! ZR Auto is a vendor of Lexani Forged Wheels. We can custom-order and install any wheels from the Lexani catalogue to transform your ride into something truly unique!

Monday, 24 August 2015

R8-Rated Sound At the Push of Button!‏

Enjoy all the benefits of Fabspeed's world-renowned Supersport X-Pipe Exhaust System, now available with more power and sound at the push of a button! Maximum gains of over 24whp and 18 ft/lbs of torque with full V10 exhaust sound!

Fully-controllable Valvetronic catback exhaust system includes a quad-resonated center x-pipe section which controls exhaust volume while the valves are closed. When the valves are opened, the exhaust exits straight out through the dump pipes for maximum sound and power.

Fabspeed's Valvetronic Supersport X-Pipe Exhaust for the Audi R8 V10 offers...
  • Significant Real-World Power Gains

Quantifiable horsepower and torque improvements that you can actually feel all the way from 3000 RPM up through 8000 RPM.  With gains of over 24 whp and 18 ft/lbs of torque at 7000 RPM, the Fabspeed Supersport gives the R8 V10 the power that it deserves.

  • Lightweight Design & Construction

Weighting in at only 43 lbs, the Fabspeed Valvetronic Supersport saves you 38 lbs vs. the factory muffler.  This equates to a significant reduction in exhaust weight, lightening the rear of the vehicle and improving acceleration and handling.

  • Sound Control At Your Fingertips

The Fabspeed Valvetronic Supersport gives you full control over the tone and volume of the exhaust simply by selecting Open or Close on the included keyfob remotes.  Set the valves to the Closed mode and enjoy a sophisticated exhaust note which still turns heads without waking up the rest of the county.  Switch into Open mode, and revel in a full-out assault on the senses as the ferocious V10 screams straight out of the 70mm bypass pipes.

  • Premium Materials & Craftsmanship

Fabspeed has been a leader in premium stainless steel performance exhaust systems for over 20 years, and the R8 V10 Valvetronic Supersport Exhaust is no exception.  Crafted from polished T304L stainless steel and beautifully TIG welded for a show-quality finish, the Fabspeed Valvetronic Supersport Exhaust is a piece that you'll want to show off for years to come.

  • Industry Leading Support

As with all Fabspeed performance products, the R8 V10 Supersport System is backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty.  Fabspeed's experienced techs and engineers are standing by to assist with any comments or concerns.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Alpina B7 gets some serious new power!

 This Alpina B7 came to us with a thirst for more power, and that's exactly what we gave it! Ninety horsepower more to be exact!

With a set of high-flow downpipes installed and an ECU tune from ECU Tuning Group, this wicked white Alpina is ready to hit higher speeds and produce even more smiles per hour!

Check out some shots of this incredible machine on ADV.1 wheels outside the ZR Auto showroom. For all your performance needs, make ZR Auto your #1 choice! Visit for all the info you need!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Sinister Audi R8 ready to hit the streets!

Let's take a moment to admire this fine automobile! What we've got here is a completely custom Audi R8 V8 Coupe.

From performance modifications to style and electronics, we covered all the bases with this one!

On the exterior, we tinted the headlight, taillights and the windows. We did a full car vehicle wrap, combining matte black as a base with matte red side blades.

We painted the brake calipers red to match the fresh new engine plenum in vibrant red.

The TSW wheels and lowering module give this debadged R8 a very sinister look.

Complete with Meisterschaft exhaust, this R8 sounds like an absolute animal. Not only does it look good, but it sounds good too!

We also gave this car a fighting chance again speed traps with an Escort radar detector and AL Priority laser jammers on the front and rear.

This Audi R8 is ready to turn heads and earn some serious respect in Lethbridge! For all your performance and styling needs, be sure to check out

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Transforming an ordinary Lamborghini Gallardo into something special!

What happens when you get bored of your car? That's where ZR Auto comes in!

This completely stock 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo from Lethbridge, Alberta, recently came in for some major upgrades, and we're excited to share the transformation with you.

Let's face it, we're known for turning factory show-stoppers into absolute neck-breakers. This Gallardo is going to be no exception! 

First we removed the brake calipers and painted them in-house. We did the same for the engine plenum too. No more boring black!

Next we tinted the headlights, taillights and the windows, including a tint strip on the windshield. Now comes the exciting part!

Our graphics team is currently turning this factory silver Gallardo into a sinister matte black monster! We've also got some black ADV.1 wheels ready to install.

To give the car some exciting personality, we also added a Superleggera style rear carbon wing. The car is almost done, and we're excited to unleash this fantastic refreshed Gallardo back onto the streets of Lethbridge!

To learn more about vinyl wrapping, exterior upgrades and performance modifications, check out!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

ZR Auto Ferrari Enzo ZXX at Auto Bild Track Day

Our friend Edo Karabegovic, owner of Edo Competition, recently headed out to the track with our Ferrari Enzo ZXX for a special Auto Bild TV track day. Check out the video here and listen to the ZXX rip around the track alongside some insane modified cars. It's worth the watch! We're more excited than ever before to get our ZR Auto flagship car back in Calgary!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Exclusive NOVITEC TORADO refinement for the Lamborghini Huracan‏

Sophisticated modifications further sharpen the profile of the Huracan’s front: the production bumper is upgraded with a front spoiler, central blade and side flaps from NOVITEC TORADO. In addition, the company developed a special trunk lid with integrated air duct. Wind tunnel tests have demonstrated that the new aerodynamic-enhancement components reduce lift on the front axle, thereby further improving handling stability at high speeds.

NOVITEC TORADO rocker panels, carbon-fiber mirror covers and new side air intakes on the rear windows that also optimize the air supply to the engine bay elevate the side view of the ten-cylinder rocket to a new exhilarating level.

Of course, the rear end of the Huracan also undergoes extensive revisions: the combination of NOVITEC TORADO rear airfoil and diffuser gives it a racing look and generates maximum downforce on the rear axle. Owners of the two-seat sports car who prefer a more subtle look can opt for a NOVITEC TORADO rear spoiler lip instead. The carbon-fiber rear surround for the taillights fits both variants.

An optimal symbiosis of good looks and efficiency is also available for the hood: two hood scoops shuffle more air to the engine and create an even more exciting appearance.

A tailor-made carbon-fiber cover creates an out-and-out racing atmosphere in the engine bay as well.Of course, the NOVITEC TORADO styling for the Lamborghini also comprises tailor-made high-tech wheel

s: the three-piece NL1 alloys feature five delicate double spokes and are manufactured using state-of-the-art forging technology.

Their staggered combination with diameters of 20 and 21 inches emphasizes the wedge shape of the Italian sports car. Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires of size 245/30 ZR 20 on 9Jx20 rims at the front and size 325/25 ZR 21 tires on 12.5Jx21 rims at the rear make optimal use of the available space under the wheel arches. The wheel variant with carbon-coated outer flanges brings out the motor racing flair of the conversion.

The NOVITEC TORADO sports springs, which lower the ride height of the two-seat sports car by about 35 millimeters, are calibrated specifically to this tire/wheel combination. Huracan drivers preferring even sportier damper settings can opt for a height-adjustable coilover suspension that is currently under development.

Of course, there is also virtuoso acoustic tuning for the V10 engine of the Huracan in the form of the NOVITEC TORADO sports exhaust systems, available with or without active sound management by means of a controlled butterfly valve – optionally even at the push of a button in the cockpit. The high-performance exhaust systems are made from stainless steel or from the even lighter INCONEL, a material used in Formula 1 racing.

Consequently, the NOVITEC TORADO high-performance exhaust systems not only deliver an optimized power delivery, but also offer weight savings over the production system. In addition, the company also offers lighter and more efficient sports catalysts.

It goes without saying that NOVITEC TORADO also fulfills individual customer requests when it comes to designing the interior. Every inch of the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired color is finished with meticulous precision.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

FOR SALE: Widebody Mercedes SL55 AMG with over 640hp!

 That's right, our beloved Mercedes SL55 AMG is up for sale! We want to make sure it goes to a good home, given how special this car is.

You're looking at a well-kept Mercedes SL55 AMG, a two owner car, kept in the family since it was bought brand new.

 This SL55 sports a host of modifications. From Kleeman headers, cams, ECU and supercharger pulley. The car pushes 640hp with its current setup.

 It also features a custom FAB Design widebody kit, wheels, interior trim pieces, scissor doors, spoiler and more.

Its currently wrapped Avery meteorite blue.

The car has 65252km on it and has been serviced this month.

It's ready for its new owner to enjoy. The car is for sale for $87,000 CAD. Please inquire here.

VIN: WDBSK74F44F082259