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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.

Beautifully Restored 1936 Ford Custom Pickup Flexes Its Muscles, Has Three Pedals
Beautifully Restored 1936 Ford Custom Pickup Flexes Its Muscles, Has Three Pedals

3 Nov 2021, 00:19 UTC / This Ford Custom Pickup is one attractive build, which ticked almost all the boxes on creating an excellent vehicle, but its flaws are easy to fix

 
Ferrari 250 SWB Is an Insane Restomod from GTO Engineering
Ferrari 250 SWB Is an Insane Restomod from GTO Engineering

2 Nov 2021, 15:53 UTC / For those that have always wanted a Ferrari 250 but didn't have tens of millions of dollars to spend, GTO Engineering has an offer you can't refuse

 
Bisimoto’s Porsche 935: The EV Conversion That Even Petrolheads Have Fallen For
Bisimoto’s Porsche 935: The EV Conversion That Even Petrolheads Have Fallen For

2 Nov 2021, 14:33 UTC / Introduced at last year's SEMA show, this amazing vehicle is a unique combination between a modern EV and a legendary Porsche racecar from the 1980s

 
Tuned Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe Looks Fit for a Rapper, You Probably Can’t Afford It
Tuned Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe Looks Fit for a Rapper, You Probably Can’t Afford It

2 Nov 2021, 14:02 UTC / This isn't a full-blown AMG, but a GLE 53 with a 3.0-liter mild-hybrid engine that has remained stock. So, care to guess how much it costs?

 
Tuning Session 101: Let’s Take a Brake, and Improve It
Tuning Session 101: Let’s Take a Brake, and Improve It

2 Nov 2021, 13:58 UTC / After wheels, tires, and suspension, a tuner can start working on the pads and rotors section without the fear of diving under hard braking situations

 
This Viper Could Embarrass Any Ferrari From Its Era, It Still Pulls Hard on the Drag Strip
This Viper Could Embarrass Any Ferrari From Its Era, It Still Pulls Hard on the Drag Strip

2 Nov 2021, 12:10 UTC / Two decades ago, this Viper could outrun the Ferrari Enzo, but it waited a year for the Italian stallion to show up and kick its red a** on the drag-strip

 
Snoop Dogg Gives a Tour of Another Cool Ride, a Cutlass Supreme
Snoop Dogg Gives a Tour of Another Cool Ride, a Cutlass Supreme

2 Nov 2021, 10:26 UTC / There’s nothing that portrays Snoop Dogg’s personality more than vintage cars, and he knows it. His latest ride is a Cutlass Supreme, and it’s very on brand

 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Forgiato Once Rocked SEMA, Can Be Had With Few Miles
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Forgiato Once Rocked SEMA, Can Be Had With Few Miles

2 Nov 2021, 09:04 UTC / This 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Forgiato was named car of the year at the SEMA show, is now for sale with no reserve looking all incredible and fit

 
Harley-Davidson Witches’ Broom Sounds Awful, Has Quite the Origin Story to It
Harley-Davidson Witches’ Broom Sounds Awful, Has Quite the Origin Story to It

2 Nov 2021, 08:23 UTC / Harley-Davidson Witches’ Broom is the nickname German custom shop Thunderbike gave to a custom Sportster, born out of a customer's near-death dream

 
Custom Mustang X-1 Was Modeled After a Fighter Jet, LARPS as One Inside Air Force Museum
Custom Mustang X-1 Was Modeled After a Fighter Jet, LARPS as One Inside Air Force Museum

1 Nov 2021, 22:21 UTC / It's no coincidence that the X-1 Mustang finds itself the Dayton, Ohio facility. It was commissioned in 2009 by the Air Force Recruitment Service

 
1/64 Scale Mazda RX-3 Flaunts Insane B18 Bimoto Swap, Too Bad It's Not Real
1/64 Scale Mazda RX-3 Flaunts Insane B18 Bimoto Swap, Too Bad It's Not Real

1 Nov 2021, 21:09 UTC / Have you ever seen a Mazda RX-3 with two engines before? Add the fact that we're talking about Honda B18 units, and it all becomes even more insane.

 
Throtl Introduces Modernized Fast and Furious Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Build for SEMA
Throtl Introduces Modernized Fast and Furious Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Build for SEMA

1 Nov 2021, 19:02 UTC / More than two decades after making its big screen debut, the green Eclipse from Fast & Furious is getting a modern recreation

 
Going Fast on a Budget: Turbo VWs Engage in 1/4 Mile Fun
Going Fast on a Budget: Turbo VWs Engage in 1/4 Mile Fun

1 Nov 2021, 18:17 UTC / The turbocharged 1.8-liter engine has proven to be a fan-favorite among Volkswagen enthusiasts and today we get to see how it performs on three different cars

 
Chevy Beast Concept Looks Ready to Eat Jeeps and Broncos at SEMA
Chevy Beast Concept Looks Ready to Eat Jeeps and Broncos at SEMA

1 Nov 2021, 17:40 UTC / Despite all the work Jeep and Ford have done to bring cool stuff to SEMA we're not sure that they can compete with the Chevy Beast off-road

 
Novitec N-Largo Spider Is a Limited Edition Tuning Kit for Ferrari F8 Spider
Novitec N-Largo Spider Is a Limited Edition Tuning Kit for Ferrari F8 Spider

1 Nov 2021, 17:39 UTC / Novitec has unveiled its N-Largo Spider, the limited edition tuning kit for the Ferrari F8. Only 15 examples will be made, though, so hurry up if you want one.

 
Hot Rod Magazine's Iconic '57 Chevy Is Getting an EV Engine Swap for SEMA
Hot Rod Magazine's Iconic '57 Chevy Is Getting an EV Engine Swap for SEMA

1 Nov 2021, 17:28 UTC / This 1957 Chevrolet has featured everything from inline-six engines to supercharged V8s but now it gets a modern EV motor swap for SEMA

 
Mansory Will Throw Everything but the Kitchen Sink at the Aston Martin DBX
Mansory Will Throw Everything but the Kitchen Sink at the Aston Martin DBX

1 Nov 2021, 16:22 UTC / Mansory took to social media to tease their upcoming project, a heavily tuned Aston Martin DBX, which will officially premiere on November 3

 
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Restomod with 640-HP LS Swap Has Badass Written All Over It
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Restomod with 640-HP LS Swap Has Badass Written All Over It

1 Nov 2021, 15:24 UTC / But the really cool thing about this Chevelle is that all that oomph is not aided by forced induction, so we're looking at good ol' naturally aspirated power

 
1969 VW Beetle Is a Distant RX-7 Relative, Should Not Be Underestimated
1969 VW Beetle Is a Distant RX-7 Relative, Should Not Be Underestimated

1 Nov 2021, 13:51 UTC / If you can't afford a high-horsepower build, going lightweight is your best option of having a fast car. And this VW Beetle now has Japanese DNA to work with

 
Driving Through New York With a Loud Exhaust? That Will Be $1,000!
Driving Through New York With a Loud Exhaust? That Will Be $1,000!

1 Nov 2021, 12:11 UTC / A new bill signed by the Governor of New York has increased fines for exhaust noise violations in the state. The new value is $850 bigger than the old one