German tuners Brabus have worked on a number Mercedes-Benz models, and the new SLS AMG is the latest to join their portfolio.
A new body kit – using F1 quality carbon fibre – has been introduced, made out of a new front spoiler, two Brabus covers for the upper air inlets, new air outlets for the front fenders, Brabus rear spoilers, Brabus rear fascia element and a Brabus sports exhaust system.
At the moment, the company is still working on the tuning of the 6.3 litre V8, but the addition of the lightweight exhaust system shaves 12 kgs of the weight of the car. This also gives it an extra 10 horses from an engine that generates 571hp in stock form. Adding to that is a pneumatically controlled bypass gate, which changes the sound produced- be it rough and throaty with your foot down, or nice and quiet when sneaking home.
Other custom work include a height adjustable Brabus smooth ride suspension, which lowers the car by up to 40 mm. Brabus also say that they will be offering a front lift system which raises the front of the car by 50 mm. This works in tandem with the damper settings, which changes the sportiness of the ride.
Inside, the cockpit will feature a speedometer that goes up to 400km/h, an ergonomically shaped sports steering wheel, stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated Brabus logo and matte anodized pedals. The insides can be upholstered in range of leather and Alcantara.
The whole package will sit on an ultra-light Brabus Monoblock F PLATINUM EDITION cross-spoke wheels that are 12 percent lighter than stock wheels. It wears a staggered wheel combination of 20-inch wheels in front and 21 inches on the rear axle. They are covered in high performance Pirelli and YOKOHAMA tires.
The changes done to the car doesn’t seem to have damaged the SLS’s standard styling and will still be seen on the road as “that gullwing sportscar from Mercedes”. Or has it?
Make up your mind with the picture gallery after the jump.
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