The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is no stranger to power and that is why German tuner Hamann Motorsport avoided messing with the 563-hp 6.2L V8 that sits under the hood. Instead, the tuner decided to give the new Gullwing a more personal touch, giving owners the chance to have their SLS AMG look a little different from the rest.
Starting off with the wheels, Hamann added its 21-inch DESIGN EDITION RACE “ANODIZED” wheels, which are priced at 10,500 Euro ($13,641 USD) for a set of four. The tuner then went onto lowering the suspension by 30 mm and adding a stainless steel exhaust system that helps deliver a more impressive rumble from the V8.
If you’re looking for more power, you might want to hit up Kicherer, which offers a 620-hp upgrade for the SLS AMG.
Hit the jump for the press release and the high-res image gallery.
Refresher: Power for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG comes from a 6.2L V8 making 563-hp with a maximum torque of 479 lb-ft. Mated to an E-SELECT system that controls the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sport transmission, the SLS AMG can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds (with the Race Start launch control system) with a top speed of 196 mph.
Hamann Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG:
Great visual appearance and excellent road handling –
HAMANN refining for Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
HAMANN-Motorsport is one of the leading names when it comes to exclusive refining of super sports cars. The company from Laupheim in southern Germany demonstrates this once again with the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. HAMANN presents premier tuning components for the Gullwing which enhances its sporty look and gives it that personal touch.
For the recently presented Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, HAMANN offers forged alloy wheels named DESIGN EDITION RACE “ANODIZED”. These wheels, which are produced using the most modern manufacturing processes, bring out the sporty design of the CoupÃ© and ensure the highest load bearing capacity with low weight owing to special aluminium alloys. The look of the DESIGN EDITION RACE “ANODIZED” with its black matt anodized finish and the sophisticated cross-spokes fully meet the sporty expectations that customers have from the SLS AMG. The titanium wheel bolts seem to come directly from the racetrack. These are not only ultra light but are also very stable and corrosion resistant.
The HAMANN-wheel assembly DESIGN EDITION RACE “ANODIZED” are available in the dimensions of 9.0Jx21 (front) and 11.0Jx21 (rear) and are delivered with tyres sizes 245/30 ZR 21 (front axle) and 295/25 ZR21 (rear axle) at a price of 10,500 Euro.
Other sporty highlights are the progressively wound suspensions which lower the centre of gravity of the SLS at the front and rear axle by 30mm, thus improving the handling while going around curves at high speeds.
In addition, HAMANN offers a stainless steel exhaust system with a very sporty sound for the SLS. Two 90mm exhaust pipes on each side exude an impressive rumble from the V-8 engine.
For more information about the extensive HAMANN tuning programme, please visit the web site www.HAMANN-MOTORSPORT.com .
– By: Omar Rana