Velos who? No idea either. I hear they’re an American tuner which is based out in Miami. Not so relevant but they did cook up a delicious E70 BMW X5 M.
In true American style, the X5 M first has to stand out of the crowd. We wouldn’t want to be confused with the average Joe who drives such a high performance SUV.
Right now I’m seriously considering changing my name to Joe, just for the annoyance factor. Velos Designwerks did a surprisingly good job on the new look.
There’s no point in questioning the taste of a newcomer to the BMW X5 modifying club because they used a body kit made by iND.
The wheel choice isn’t the most fortunate as it seems a little too drift-car-like. Also in the outsourced segment we find the suspension system and braking kit.
It’s nice to see more people focusing on the handling aspects of the equation and with the Velos Designwerks E70 BMW X5 M they opted for KW suspension and Brembo brakes.
Quite the nice combination, one that should serve the 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 engine well. I must have forgotten to mention the fact that it gets some extra punch as well.
A Stage 2 Velos performance tune and Akrapovic piping go in with 645 horsepower at 6800 rpm and 631 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm coming out.
Decent deal we’d say and even without knowing the price tag stuck onto this car. When you break down the component cost, things are looking even better.
You can have the whole conversion for less than 10.000 USD not including the suspension and brake kit.
So, interesting minimalistic design kit. Low chassis and nice rims.