It is not often that you get the opportunity to shoot an R34. Well, C3 got the chance to do just that. Shot in the outskirts of New York City, this 1999 Bayside Blue R34 gave the moonlight some competition. With Nismo suspension, the car sits mean on Toyo R888 Racing Tires with 18”x10.5” Volk TE37 wheels. Place your hand on its Nismo titanium shift knob and press your foot on gas, because this R34 can reach speeds of up to 300mph. The car also has a Nismo short shifter for noticeably better shifting. In addition, Nismo 1.5-way limited slip differential have been installed in the front and rear. (more…)
With the holiday season right around the corner, C3 decided to meet up with John, owner of Xtreme Hobbies on Long Island, to shoot his beautiful 2011 Brilliant Red Audi R8. The photoshoot was held on a cool and foggy autumn evening with the unmistakable NYC skyline in the background. John disclosed that his v10 beast is stock for now, but he is looking to mod it over the winter. Future modifications may include coilovers, new wheels and a custom exhaust, among other things. (more…)
In this week’s blog, C3 got a chance to meet with Sergio of Ai Motorsports and shoot his current fleet at Sergio's residence, which can be considered a dream collection to many. Sergio tells us what the company means to him: “AiMotorsports is a style or vision for the cars I own. It stems from AiMediaGroup. We focus on extreme performance for our clients. The idea is that we take their current program and make it the best that it could be. The same principles are applied to AiMortorsports, taking the best from a manufacturer and making it better. In time, I would consider making AiMotorsSports into a mainstream business. The company purely defines my car collection. I make each car custom with its own individuality without going too far, which is the hardest part. Having restraint, yet making it a one-off is what makes us unique.” The following Q&A explains Sergio’s passion for the auto industry and his advice for fellow enthusiasts: (more…)
C3 had the opportunity to meet with Joe, the owner of Xtreme Vehicle Coatings in New York, and shoot his 1995 Super Clear Red II R33 GT-R. The car shone in the moonlight in Astoria, Queens as each take of the camera aimed to capture its true beauty. With Öhlins coilver suspension and upgraded sway bars, this R33 sits perfectly on Advan gold wheels. This GT-R has a titanium exhaust, aftermarket turbos and custom downpipes. The car also features a front spoiler and rear diffuser by Top Secret. A beast with such power needs even greater stopping ability, so Joe installed StepTech 6-piston front brakes and Brembo 4-piston rear brakes. There is no denying that Joe’s R33 is eye candy, but it’s also music to your ears. Just start its engine and hear it rumble! While shooting the GT-R, Joe also spoke to us about his company Xtreme Vehicle coatings. (more…)
Hungry for luxury and speed? The Mercedes S63 is sure to satisfy your appetite with its sleek German engineering and powerful engine. Put yourself behind the driver seat of this gorgeous 2015 diamond white metallic S63 sedan below shot by C3. It is no doubt that this car looks angelic, but it performs like a true beast. With a V8 biturbo engine, the S63 puts out a whooping 585 horsepower. The all-wheel drive system ensures that you can enjoy riding it in all four seasons, keeping a smile on your face year round. This Benz is sitting on a set of ADV.1 05 Track Function SL wheels (22"x9", 22"x10.5") with a gloss gunmetal center and inner barrel, and polished outer lip. Upgrades include a lowered 1.5-inch suspension with lowering links. Factory options include the exclusive interior package, adjustable rear seating, carbon fiber interior trim and a 3-D burnmester sound package. Take a look for yourself; dare you to look away. (more…)