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January 28, 2019
There is no denying the fact that if done well, widebody kits can make any car stand out. A widebody kit gives a car a more aggressive stance through the use of larger, wider wheels and tires. In addition to making cars look meaner and more captivating, widebody kits can also cause actual gains in performance, depending on how they are designed.
In the last decade, widebody-kit-installation culture has grown in leaps and bounds all around the world. Car enthusiasts have continued to push the limits of widebody kit design, and have come up with some of the most radical car customizations ever seen. Top widebody-kit powerhouses like Liberty Walk and Rocket Bunny have taken center-stage in the growth of this culture.
Here are five of the best widebody kits currently on the market:
The team at Xenonz Uk Ltd surely outdid themselves with this widebody kit for the Audi S3. Rebuilt to look like the Audi RS3, their Audi S3 kit boasts an enhanced front fascia with a large carbon-fiber grille (without the Audi emblem), large RS-typical air intakes, and a huge front splitter. This car’s huge fender flares with their stapled finish really stand out. They are complemented by extra-wide, 20-inch, gold-painted rims with low-profile high-performance tires. Xenonz Uk Ltd’s S3 is also fitted with side skirts, a ducktail spoiler lip, and a rear diffuser.
When two of the largest tuning houses in the world come together to mod a car, you can expect fireworks. PP Exclusive – one of the Germany’s top-rated tuning houses – joined forces with Japanese body-kit powerhouse Liberty Walk to customize a BMW M3 E92. PP Exclusive came up with the idea to make their BMW M3 E92 look more masculine and more ferocious than ever before. They called upon Liberty Walk to provide the widebody kit for the car.
The body kit comes with huge bolted-on front and rear fenders, side skirts, a cool-looking front spoiler, and a rear diffuser. To finish off this car’s new and aggressive styling, PP Exclusive added a ducktail rear spoiler and an Akrapovič exhaust system with black anodized tailpipes. They also added their very own "Deep Concave" three-piece, five-spoke, 20-inch forged alloy wheels. The outer rims of these wheels feature anodized aluminum trim while the five, sunken-in, wide spokes are gold plated.
In addition, PP Exclusive installed KW Clubsport coilovers that allow you to adjust the ride height at will.
Liberty Walk has always had an affinity for the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. Their body kits for the Toyota 86 are known to bring out the ‘monster’ in this car from a design point of view. This particular widebody kit for the 86 is anything but subtle. It transforms the Toyota 86 into a racecar with huge bolted-on fenders, side skirts, a massive front splitter, super-wide front intakes, a rear diffuser, and two attention-grabbing rear wings. Liberty Walk finishes off the daring look of this tuned Toyota 86 with ultra-wide, five-spoke, matte/gloss-finish wheels.
Another widebody car project that deserves mention is the masterfully engraved widebody Subaru WRX STI built by Japanese tuning company Corazon. This work of art was featured at the 2016 SEMA show, and as you would expect, it was one of the cars that drew the most crowds. The folks at Corazon decided to use metal engraving and pure sterling silver paint to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their widebody WRX STI. The detail in the design work is awe-inspiring.
Corazon also designed a custom body kit for this car that consisted of a revised front bumper, a deep chin spoiler, large fender flares, side skirts, and a rear diffuser. This body kit is complemented by a swan-neck wing and a titanium exhaust system. When it came to the wheels, the folks at Corazon sought to make the car even more unique. They enlisted wheel-masters ACE Flowform to give this Subie a set of blue 6-spoke rims with high-performance tires.
APR Performance have also done an awesome job with their widebody S2-GT Honda S2000. With APR, it’s not about just about looks; APR is one of the few tuning houses that also focus on enhancing performance when building widebody kits.
With their S2-GT Honda S2000 project, the folks at APR installed an aerodynamic widebody kit that added 45mm to each front fender and 50mm to each rear fender. This allowed for the installation of large Work Emotion 18” x 9” alloy wheels in the front and even larger Work Emotion 18” x 10” alloy wheels in the rear.
APR’s aerodynamic kit also included a carbon fiber front wind splitter, side skirts, wide body front and rear bumpers, a carbon fiber rear diffuser, and a carbon fiber GTC-300 S2000 spec wing. The folks at APR Performance have also made several drivetrain and suspension upgrades on their car, and they have also installed a Cusco 6-point bolt-in roll cage and Recaro high-performance seats both the driver and the front passenger.
If you are thinking about getting a widebody kit for your car, Ausbody Works is ready to help. Speak to our team today about how we can help find and source a widebody kit for your car or any of the others you currently see on our site or in this article.