Lumma Design X530 - Tuned
Turning Up The 'Sport' In SAV
If you reckon your X5 is looking a bit wimpy against hulking SUVs like the Audi Q7, this CLR X530 conversion might be just the thing. Its core is a comprehensive body kit that includes a front spoiler with integrated foglights, rear apron, side skirts, wheel arch extensions, roof spoiler, mirror covers and a trick carbon-Kevlar hood. Customers can choose from three 22-inch wheel designs in silver or matte-black finishes. Power enhancements beneath that hood are mild, with new software and a sport exhaust system to push an additional 28 hp from the 4.8-liter V8. Reportedly, Lumma has also been hard at work on a forced-induction alteration to be debuted in December at the Essen Motor Show.

Driving The Dream - Adventure
World Class Driving Offers An Unforgettable Motoring Expierience
Anyone who has ever imagined driving a Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini (which pretty much includes all of us) can now fulfill their dreams, thanks to World Class Driving. Specifically tailored for auto enthusiasts, WCD puts you behind the wheels of the most desirable sports cars and exotics around, for an unforgettable driving experience.

Offering half or full day packages, WCD offers the opportunity to drive not one, but the full range of available cars, which currently includes a Mercedes SLR McLaren, Ferrari F430, Porsche GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Aston Martin Vantage, Ford GT and optional Noble M400. And since WCD prides itself on an inventory of company-owned, current year/model vehicles, we've heard the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Porsche GT2 and Audi R8 will soon join the fleet.

Held at various locations throughout the country, you'll get the chance to become well acquainted with each car on the open road-including challenging 'driver's roads'-logging as much as 250 miles. This is not a driving school, but rather a day of unparalleled thrills. And through the expert advice of WCD's pro instructors, you will have a clear understanding of how to operate each car properly, further expanding overall driving prowess. You will also develop a new appreciation for the power and performance of these incredible vehicles. No one walks away from a WCD event without a smile and sense of accomplishment. And, perhaps best of all, the package is pleasingly affordable, starting at $1,295 per guest.

At the end of the drive, participants are treated to a full buffet and a gift to commemorate the day's experience. But the real rewards are the memories.

For 2008, WCD will incorporate a Road and Track package that will allow drivers to push the cars even harder. Plans for a WCD Platinum package, encompassing a mix of cars, boats and executive jets is also in the works. Hey, when you're fulfilling dreams, you may as well hit them all. -Robert Hallstrom

By Bob Nagy
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