Thursday Twister: Original Equipment Tuner

Welcome back another edition of the Thursday Twister, DT’s weekly quiz show where we discuss the stuff that really matters, and sometimes matter that is really a string (but that is neither here nor there…and sometimes not now or then…but I’m getting all Heisenbergy and nobody wants that when the life of a cat hangs in the balance).  Today we are looking for cars that were modified by a third party, not the original OEM, and not some “performance” group within the OEM) but an actual third party, like Carroll Shelby when he modified Mustangs for Ford.

We are not looking for aftermarket car customizes like the dudes on Pimp My Ride, but corporations that took brand new cars and modified them to create something special and then sold them with warranty (either factory or aftermarket warranty).  For the sake of description, I will call them Original Equipment Tuners (OET) and you will name your favorite in the comments. 

Standard contest rules are as follows: 

1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your
browser before you post in case someone else has posted since you loaded
the page).  Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post — if
you reply to someone elses comment it should be in reference to his
comment and not another submission.

2. You can post again, but only after someone else posts another car.  (Rule 2 Abrogated for the summer.)

3. The contest will end in on Sunday,  July 5th, 2015.

4. One submission per company.

5. Each car must be for a company that created running/driving cars (no clay model prototypes) and
at least two must have been built of that particular car (no one-offs). 

6. No anonymous submissions — pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.