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Dec 03, 2010

2010 LA Autoshow | CEC Booth


CEC was among the exhibitors at this years LA Autoshow. The CEC booth was located in the Concourse Hall next to Rolls Royce and Lotus. This years show had a great turn out and many industry highlights. CEC was proud to display four very unique cars that made quite a lasting impression on our many visitors. The line up included the new 2010 Mercedes Benz SLS (on CEC C883 forged wheels and the first coilover suspension system for the AMG production car from KW), the 2010 Bentley GTC Supersports (on CEC C759 wheels (passenger) and CEC C863 wheels (driver)), the CEC tuned 2010 Mercedes Benz C63 rally car used for the Bull Run (on Antera 501 wheels (passenger) and CEC C881 forged wheels (driver)) and the southern California debut of the 2011 AC Schnitzer F10 ACS5 (on ACS Type V forged wheels (passenger) and ACS Type VIII forged wheels(driver)).

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Nov 10, 2010

2010 SEMA Show | CEC Recap



As the premier automotive accessories trade show in the world, the SEMA Show is where new trends are set and where hot products are unveiled. CEC stayed true to this idea by unveiling not one, but two supercars; in CEC style, of course. Read More

Jul 09, 2010

Bullrun Rally 2010 | Team CEC


This year the World famous Bullrun rally will start from New York City and head west to Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's Bullrun start line will be on Pier 54, which is located at 13th Street and the Hudson River. The rally will leave the pier at 9:00am EST on Saturday July 10th.

The rally takes place from July 9th- July 16th and without a shadow of a doubt will be the most glamorous rally of the year!

Team CEC's cars for Bullrun 2010 include:
#22 - Claus E. & Joaquin M. - Mercedes Benz C63
#23 - Max C. & Frank P. - Mercedes Benz C63
#101 - Ice-T & Coco - Aston Martin Vantage Convertible
#13 - Michael S. & Nick B. - Ferrari F430
#17 - Robert V. & Todd K. - Ferrari F430 Spyder
#81 - Prince Marcus von Anhalt - Mercedes Benz SL63 "Black Series" Conversion

Follow the Team's progress on Twitter@cecwheels

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Jun 09, 2010

CEC Project Car | EVIL MINI




CEC is proud to share a very special project car with our readers this month: THE EVIL MINI. This was a huge build that took a lot of time and patience. Please enjoy the pictures and the extensive list of modifications outlining the amount of work done to this very "EVIL MINI".

ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN:

  • Alta front-mount intercooler
  • Cusco oil catch tank
  • custom "EVIL MINI" ECU program
  • custom intercooler and turbo piping
  • custom 3" turbo-back exhaust
  • Garrett GT28 turbocharger
  • Nitrous Express direct-port nitrous system with dual carbon fiber bottles
  • OS Giken 1.5way LSD
  • OS Giken twin-plate clutch
  • OS Giken lightweight flywheel
  • Quicksilver dual DTM-style exhaust tips

EXTERIOR:

  • all chrome trim redone in gloss black finish
  • body-colored fender flares
  • custom "EVIL DIVISION" fender badges
  • custom "EVIL MINI" hood and trunk badges
  • custom matte black vinyl
  • custom matte black "EVIL MINI" number plates
  • JCW front bumper
  • JCW side skirts
  • JCW side scuttle grilles with nitrous purge nozzles
  • JCW rear bumper with carbon fiber diffuser
  • JCW carbon fiber mirrors
  • JCW carbon fiber rear hatch trim
  • M7 carbon fiber front splitter with aluminum struts
  • M7 upper and lower grilles
  • M7 Vortex 2 carbon fiber hood scoop
  • M7 C-Wing with carbon fiber base and wing
  • M7 carbon fiber diffuser tunnels
  • Mini "Camden Edition" Bi-Xenon head lights
  • shaved front and rear reflectors

INTERIOR AND I.C.E.:

  • AC Schnitzer/Recaro carbon fiber bucket seats with embossed logo on headrests
  • AC Schnitzer aluminum/chrome gear knob with alcantara boot
  • AC Schnitzer aluminum pedal set
  • AC Schnitzer aluminum foot rest
  • AC Schnitzer floor mats
  • AEM boost gauge
  • AEM air/fuel ratio gauge
  • Autopower roll cage (painted chili red)
  • custom alcantara center console
  • custom alcantara dashboard
  • custom alcantara door panels with leather arm rests
  • custom alcantara headliner
  • custom Chili Red door trim
  • custom rear seat delete
  • FLIR thermal-imaging camera
  • JCW carbon fiber dash trim
  • JCW steering wheel with alcantara at 6 and 12 o'clock and carbon fiber trim
  • JCW carbon fiber door grab handles
  • JCW carbon fiber hand brake with alcantara boot
  • JL Audio high-definition amps
  • JL Audio W7 subwoofers in stealth enclosure
  • JL Audio ZR component speakers
  • K40 Calibre radar/laser detector with laser jammers
  • OE multi-gauge instrument cluster
  • Pioneer touch-screen navigation head unit with bluetooth and reverse camera
  • Sparco 4-point P-2 racing harnesses in red

SUSPENSION AND BRAKES:

  • AC Schnitzer racing coil over suspension
  • AC Schnitzer rear sway bar
  • Brembo front big brake kit
  • 328mm slotted, 2 piece rotors with 4 piston monoblock calipers in Chili Red
  • custom "EVIL MINI" script
  • M7 front strut brace
  • OE-sized slotted rear rotors with Chili Red calipers

WHEELS AND TIRES:

    Track Setup:

  • HRE C21 wheels (satin black finish with polished lip)
  • front and rear: 18x7.5"
  • custom "EVIL MINI" center caps
  • Pirelli PZero Nero tires
  • front and rear: 215/35/ZR18
  • Street Setup:

  • ADVAN Kreutzer Series Xi wheels (custom gloss black finish with silver inner lip)
  • front and rear: 18x7.5"
  • BF Goodrich G-Force T/A KDW 2 tires
  • front and rear: 215/35/ZR1
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