Tuner Lorinser has released its latest tuning package for the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. Lorinser didn’t bother with any performance packages but the 517-hp from the SL 600’s V12 should be enough for you – or even the 604-hp from the SL 65 AMG.
To enhance aerodynamics and the look of the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL, Lorinser added a new front spoiler bumper with racing grille inserts, new side skirts and a new rear bumper with a diffuser that accommodates a four pipe exhaust system.
Lorinser is also offering its lowered suspension package and its RS9 wheels package. We don’t know why Lorinser doesn’t offer the 660-hp tuning package like they did for the last SL.
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Lorinser 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class:
Re-capturing the myth
Lorinser reveals its re-interpretation of the latest SL
As early as back in the Fifties, a major car magazine wrote: “The Mercedes SL is the most cultivated and at the same time most fascinating among the sports cars of our time”. With the most recent facelift from Stuttgart, the myth is more alive than ever. Sportservice Lorinser has reset the jewel among sports cars: the aerodynamic body parts of the Swabian vehicle customiser are fascinatingly reminiscent of the original racing car character, when the letters SL still stood for “Sport Light”.
The front is shaped by a new spoiler bumper that is characterised by three giant openings with racing grill inserts as well as a blade shaped spoiler hung below in the middle. The integrated end-to-end lip flows seamlessly into the widely flared Lorinser fender. Its slanted, larger air inlets represent the aura of the original even more strongly than the already successful series version. Additional distinctive elements of the side line are the new side skirts that are also characterised in the rear part by large air openings. In addition, its contours take in the swing of the doors and bring the SL optically nearer the ground in combination with Lorinser’s lowering. In addition, the sports car is even a touch more connected with the ground when it comes to extreme driving situations and isn’t put off by any bend.
The outstanding driving qualities also include wide tyres and remarkable light-alloy wheels. The RS 9 wheel is full of energy, and this central theme also applies especially to the design of the rear of the vehicle: while the series model tends to appear rather simple here, the Lorinser spoiler bumper draws a great deal of power from its strong contours. The observer here not only immediately notices the diffuser inset with sporty grill, but also the sculpturally moulded semi-gondolas. They house the end tips of the exhaust system with their four openings. It’s clear that the Roadster not only produces hot air, but is also developing a gigantic forward thrust. Drivers that aren’t satisfied with potent series engines can soon look forward to an optimisation from Lorinser engineers. However, a more sporty and elegant interior can be ordered there already.
Source: Lorinser (via WorldCarFans)