The tuners at Kicherer have announced a Supercharged GT package for the Mercedes SLS AMG. With the performance modifications to the 6.3-liter V8 engine, a new power output of about 700 BHP to go along with 840 Nm of torque was achieved. This comes from the new supercharger and allows the sports car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds while reaching a top speed of 300 km/h or 186 mph.
Without a doubt, sex sells and is one of the reasons many enthusiasts out there spend so much time and money tuning their cars. The guys from Inden Design have used this method to promote a new package for the sleek Mercedes SLS AMG with German model Katja Runiello. For the true car fans, the tuning kit is modest in the performance department with a minor boost for the 6.3-liter V8 powerplant. After the ECU optimization, the Mercedes sports car now puts down 614 horses, a decent jump from the factory 563 horsepower.
Kicherer has already unveiled a couple projects with the Mercedes SLS AMG supercar, but have now released their SLS 63 Supersport GT with some exceptional styling. This one looks to top all the previous jobs, and the tuning company called this take the “angry and aggressive” car. However, the car girl in the pictures seems to enjoy the Mercedes without hesitation. Becoming more popular these days are the matte black car wraps, seen here on the SLS 63 Supersport GT. A hand-made shark mouth style grill was installed, which actually looks like a common iron fence to surround your house for privacy. Completing the exterior styling is the aero kit consisting of a carbon fiber spoiler lip and carbon fin set.
Another car released at the Geneva Motor Show is the Mercedes SLS AMG from the Hamann tuning company. Called the Hawk, the gullwing door sports car features an Everose Gold exterior with a wind tunnel tested aerodynamic kit. Looks more pink than gold to me, however the package consists of a new front bumper fascia with LED daytime running lights and larger air inlets. A new carbon fiber hood lets hot air escape the engine bay, while the side skirts, rear bumper fascia, carbon fiber wing, and diffuser add styling points.
Here is another unique tuning job performed by the guys at Mansory on the Mercedes SLS AMG. The supercar turned out much different in terms of styling compared to the factory model. Called the Cormeum, an odd name for a car I say, the style of this Mercedes is signed by Kourosh Mansory, the head designer and owner of the tuning company. The mods are extreme, and include new headlights similar to the Ferrari 599, a new front spoiler, larger air intakes, and F1 inspired front end. Several brake air ducts made their way into the body lines, while a rear spoiler fitted with a large air diffuser rounds out the rear. The world renowned tuners didn’t stop with just the exterior, however they boosted the power figures equally.
The tuning pros at Brabus have customized the Mercedes SLS AMG with a wide-body version called the Widestar. Modifications include a new carbon fiber body kit consisting of a front spoiler, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser, along with wider body panels and fenders featuring air intakes and side outlets. The rear was widened 20 mm from these customizations, and Brabus added some lightweight wheels next. Their Monoblock F Platinum Edition rims to be exact, measuring 20×9.5 in the front, and 21×11 at the rear. They come wrapped in either Pirelli or Yokohama high performance tires, and the wheels are available in a brushed design or ceramics polished surface, as well as any color of your choice.
The Swiss tuners at FAB Design have pulled back the sheets to reveal the modified Mercedes SLS AMG. Although the tuning company was scarce on the details, we do know that they were able to gain an extra 40 horsepower from the Gullwing door supercar. This comes from the Mercedes V8 engine producing a total of 611 hp after the tuning. At the track it improved the sprint time from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, a .1 difference from the factory car time. FAB Design also designed a new body kit for the SLS AMG, consisting of a re-styled front bumper with new vents and a lip spoiler, side skirts, roof scoop, and a new rear bumper that accompanies the four exhaust tips.
AK-Car Design is a less popular German tuning firm that has released this new styling kit for the Mercedes SLS AMG. The new package for the gullwing Mercedes model looks good, and we will remember these tuners if they continue to put out quality work like this. The performance was left stock for the engineers at Mercedes-Benz to worry about, but the highly anticipated car did receive a unique aero kit. Included in the package are new front and rear bumpers, a front grille, side skirts, and a redesigned diffuser with two sets of integrated exhaust tips.
Here we have a sneak peak from the Berlin based tuners at MEC Design in which they have mocked up the future tuning program for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The new Mercedes Gullwing is set to launch in the spring of 2010, and these designs of the SLS AMG show it is capable of extreme styling. The kit looks incredible, very aggressive, but still maintains the high class look of a Mercedes all wrapped into one unique package. MEC Design started off with giant 22″ three-piece mecxtremel wheels, removed the Mercedes logo above the grille, and started designing the bumpers. Completely redesigning the front, side, and rear bumpers, MEC really transformed this Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG into being capable of an award winning show car.