Thursday, 28 May 2015

Driven 2015 Recap

On May 23, 2015 we were at the Olympic Oval displaying 21 supercars at the 14th annual Driven aftermarket tuning show.

Our impressive display of cars featured some of the latest ZR Auto creations, including a mix of shop cars and customers' cars from all over Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Check out some more highlights of our booth at the show here.

Introducing the world's most advanced laser defense system

Introducing the most advanced laser defense system to date, the AL Priority! This setup is the top-performing laser defense system in the world, effective against all known laser and lidar.

Please contact ZR Auto for more information on pricing and installation.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Ferrari 458 Italia aero kit by Prior Design

 Our partners at Prior Design have developed something truly special with this insane Ferrari 458 Italia.

The body kit includes a custom PD458 front bumper, front spoiler lip, rear bumper, side skirts, rear diffuser, hood, trunk spoiler and cup wing.

 This particular 458 Italia has been outfitted with special Rotiform wheels and lowering springs for an added agressive look.

For the ultimate cool ride that's miles above the rest, look no further than the Prior Design aero kit for the Ferrari 458 Italia. This kit is now available at ZR Auto.

For more information on this particular aero kit, click here!

Check out some photos of this truly unique car!

Ferrari California T by Novitec Rosso

NOVITEC ROSSO tuning for the new Ferrari California T An extra 63.3 kW / 86 hp, 323 km/h and sporty accessories. Engine tuning to deliver an additional 63.3 kW / 86 hp that give the two-seat car a top speed of 323 km/h, and a wide range of sporty options for the bodywork, suspension and interior: NOVITEC ROSSO, the leading global refinement specialist for the sports cars from Maranello, now also offers tuning for the new Ferrari California T. The new 3.8-liter eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine provides the perfect starting point for powerful tuning.

The NOVITEC ROSSO engine technicians developed a new performance kit for the California T that unleashes the hidden reserves of this engine without compromising its durability. Extensive series of tests were conducted to develop special mapping for the two NOVITEC ROSSO N-TRONIC plug-and-play modules, which are adapted to the electronic engine management system of the vehicle. As a result, the tuned V8 develops an impressive 475 kW / 646 hp at a low 7,400 rpm and produces its peak torque of 856 Nm at a low 4,600 rpm - 101 Nm more than the stock engine!

Performance on the road benefits accordingly: the tuned two-seater sprints to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. Top speed jumps to 323 km/h. On the road, the NOVITEC ROSSO power upgrade not only delivers better performance, but also even more instantaneous throttle response and even more in-gear pulling power. As the perfect complement to the engine tuning, NOVITEC ROSSO sells various versions of precisely calibrated stainless-steel high-performance exhaust systems for the new Ferrari California T. The version offering sound management by means of actively controlled butterfly valve is available with the NOVITEC ROSSO SWITCHTRONIC feature, which allows regulating the sound between subtly quiet and powerfully sporty by radio remote from inside the cockpit. In addition to more power, NOVITEC ROSSO of course also offers refinement options for the bodywork, suspension and cockpit.

The appearance of the two-seater is upgraded with a sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement kit, which is optionally available with a clear-coated carbon-fiber finish. The shape of the NOVITEC ROSSO front spoiler was optimized in the wind tunnel and lends the front-engine sports car an even more dynamic profile. What's more: its sophisticated design also reduces lift on the front axle, which in turn optimizes directional stability at high speeds.

Tailor-made inserts for the two air intakes in the hood also lend the California T a further sharpened profile, as do the gill-shaped covers for the side air outlets in the front fenders and the clear-coated carbon-fiber covers for the two exterior mirrors. In addition, there is also a carbon-fiber radiator grille. The sides of the sports car receive some added dynamic lines with the NOVITEC ROSSO rocker panels and side flaps. These aerodynamic-enhancement components also improve the airflow between the front and rear wheel arches. NOVITEC ROSSO offers a clear-coated carbon-fiber roof skin for the folding hardtop of the California T.

NOVITEC ROSSO offers full-blooded motor racing looks with the rear diffuser and the clear-coated carbon-fiber diffuser fins as well. The NOVITEC ROSSO rear spoiler lip upgrades the rear appearance and minimizes lift on the rear axle. A carbon-fiber rear trim panel as well as clear-coated carbon-fiber covers for the tail lamps round out the sporty looks for the Ferrari California T. The NOVITEC ROSSO staggered alloys with diameters of 21 inches at the front and 22 inches at the rear look stunning and enhance the driving dynamics even further. In sizes 9Jx21 at the front and 12Jx22 on the rear axle, the one-piece and especially lightweight NF4 high-tech forged wheels with five double spokes put even more emphasis on the wedge shape of the sports car. Technology partner Pirelli supplies high-performance tires specifically tailored to this vehicle. They are mounted on the front axle in size 255/30 ZR 21. Tires of size 315/25 ZR 22 at the rear provide optimal grip.

The NOVITEC ROSSO sports springs, which lower the ride height of the Ferrari by about 35 millimeters, were designed specifically for this tire/wheel combination. In addition, the suspension specialists developed a feature that makes the California T even better suited for everyday use. The hydraulic front lift system makes it possible to raise the front end by 40 millimeters from inside the cockpit. As a result, entrance ramps of underground parking garages or speed humps are easier to navigate. By slightly pressing the button, or automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h, the front end reverts to its original position. The personal requests of every owner of a Ferrari California T with regard to the interior can also be made reality. Exclusive NOVITEC ROSSO interior appointments crafted from the finest leather and Alcantara captivate with their perfect craftsmanship and the multitude of available upholstery colors and patterns.

This Novitec Rosso tuning package for the California T is now available at ZR Auto!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Video: Jaguar XK R with high-flow cats.

 Exhaust plays a huge role in your car's performance and personality. We recently had this beautiful black Jaguar XK R at our shop to remove the factory catalytic converters and replace them with special high-flow performance cats.

The rest of the exhaust remains factory, but this little change results in a much deeper tone, less back pressure and a few extra horsepower for this British beast.

Check out the video below to see the before and after videos and see how high-flow cats are one quick trick to giving your car a beefier sound and some added performance.

Monday, 4 May 2015

ZR Auto at Driven 2015

Join us at Calgary's largest aftermarket tuning show on May 23, 2015. The Driven show takes place at the Olympic Oval from 1-10 p.m.

We'll be bringing our latest project cars as well as an array of customers' cars for what will surely be the highlight of the show.

For more information, please visit the Driven show's website.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sinister Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 from Saskatchewan

When a beauty like this shows up, sometimes you just have to stare!

This Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 has been modified with 360 forged wheels, carbon spoiler, headlight and taillight tint, graphics package and more.

Hailing from Saskatchewan, the owner had his Gallardo brought out to ZR Auto for us to work on and give a thorough servicing to before it heads out onto the roads again.

We're always flattered when our customers come from so far away to have their cars worked on. When it's a beauty like this, it's absolutely worth it. This Gallardo is on point!

For all your performance and service needs, let's get in touch!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Jaguar XK R-S GT with RSR livery, exhaust and ECU tune!

This isn't your ordinary Jaguar. It's a rare XK R-S GT, one of only 50 made, and one of a handful in Canada.

The owner wanted to do something completely different to make his car a one-of-a-kind!

Themed after the RSR racing Jaguars, we gave this wild cat a graphics refresh using the KX R-S GT's colour scheme.

We also tuned the ECU through our partners at ECU Tuning Group, outfitted the car with Quicksilver sport exhaust with HJS 200 high-flow cats, high-flow air filters and supercharger pulley upgrade. With 640hp under the hood and a brand new look, this car also needed a more aggressive personality. With a new exhaust added to the car, it's ready to go!

Be on the lookout for this insane Jaguar on Calgary's roads! For all your performance, graphics and maintenance needs, be sure to get in touch with us!