Mercedes SLS AMG tuned into the HAMANN HAWK

HAMANN HAWK based on Mercedes SLS AMG live in Geneva - 02.03.2011
HAMANN HAWK based on Mercedes SLS AMG live in Geneva - 02.03.2011

Based on the Mercedes SLS AMG the Hamann Hawk makes its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

The bird of prey with its open wing doors has an Everose Gold exterior finish and features a wind tunnel tested body kit. Starting at the front there is a new front bumper fascia with LED lights and enlarged air inlets.  Carbon fiber hood allows hot air to escape while the fender flairs provide an extra 60mm on each front side and 70mm on each rear side. Side skirts, rear bumper fascia with diffuser and carbon fiber wing round out the body kit.

Performance of the already potent 6.2-liter V8 engine is enhanced with high-performance titanium exhaust manifolds and sports catalysts while a sports air filter is used on the intake side. In concert with a remapped engine control unit, power output is raised to 636 PS (628 bhp / 468 kW) from the standard 571 PS (420 kW / 563 hp) for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).

The coilover kit with four height-adjustable dampers and four progressively wound springs lower the center of gravity by up to 30 millimeters. Wheels are Hamann's own lightweight forged wheels in 9Jx21 with tires measuring 245/30 ZR 21 at the front and 12.5Jx21 with tires measuring 345/25 ZR 21 at the rear.

Source: HAMANN

World premiere at the 81st International Motor Show in Geneva

HAMANN HAWK - Precious bird of prey with 636 hp

An engine bursting with power wrapped into an exciting car body design coloured in Everose Gold. The Southern German specialist for exclusive automobile refinement, HAMANN Motorsport, turns the wing door Mercedes SLS AMG into the HAMANN HAWK with new plumage and significantly sharper talons.

Already in its basis version, the SLS provides a significant engine output. But the HAMANN engine department puts some additional power reserves into the V8 engine. The core part of the power enhancement is the high-performance exhaust system made out of titanium. In combination with new manifolds, sports catalysts and a sports air filter, this system also renders the earthy and powerful sound of the 6.2 litre aggregate. The components are precisely adjusted with the help of a new engine characteristic map for motor electronics. With a top performance of 636 hp / 468 kW and a maximum torque of 680 Nm at 4,850 r.p.m, the HAMANN engine exactly meets the wishes of its sports ambitious clientele. The performance enhanced wing door automobile provides first class measures. In race start mode, the two-seater accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.6 seconds and with a top speed of 320 km/h, the HAMANN HAWK also surpasses the basis model.

The superior driving performance is matched with a striking appearance and aerodynamics tested in the wind tunnel. The HAMANN HAWK front apron replaces the serial bumper and due to its shape it reduces the uplifting forces at the front axle. Larger air inlets in connection with a new LED lights unit give the two-seater an even more dynamic look. In addition, the enlarged air inlets provide better access for the engine's increased need for fresh air. Subsequently, the air is drawn out of new bonnet made of checkered flag carbon. Striking wing, 60mm on each front side and 70mm on each rear side, already render an impressive appearance even while the car has not started moving yet. Side skirts make the two-seater look additionally lower and more stretched and underline the rims. In order to perfectly balance out the downforce of the front- and rear axle, HAMANN gives the SLS a rear wing also made of checkered flag carbon. The new rear apron with the diffuser enhances the air flow under the bottom of the car and provides room for four enormous end pipes each measuring 90 mm in diameter.

In order to perfectly combine comfort and control, HAMANN uses the single-part, especially light forged wheels "Unique Forged Anodized" in 21 inches. These are fitted in 9Jx21 with tyres measuring 245/30 ZR 21 at the front and 12.5Jx21 with tyres measuring 345/25 ZR 21 at the rear axle.

The coilover kit has been especially refined for the HAMANN HAWK. Equipped with four height-adjustable dampers and four progressively wound springs, the centre of gravity can be lowered by up to 30 millimetres.

HAMANN entirely redesigns the interior of the SLS and turns it into a VIP lounge with motorsports characteristics. Most delicate leather and ultra-suede, applications and embroideries replace the serial interior. HAMANN additionally adorns the air inlets, door sill protectors and centre console with checkered flag carbon. Black anodized aluminium pedals render a comfortable grip. The technical highlight of the new interior is the new steering wheel which has been ergonomically redesigned.

For more information about the extensive HAMANN tuning programme, please visit the web site www.HAMANN-MOTORSPORT.com

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uftmotor uftmotor
Feb 28th, 2011 8:26pm
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the colour is unusual
Feb 28th, 2011 8:18pm
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Night Mage Night Mage
Simply horrible!
Feb 28th, 2011 4:24pm
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steelerfan2009 steelerfan2009
noooooooo not a fake roof scoop......
Feb 28th, 2011 11:09am
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What have they done?
Feb 28th, 2011 10:09am
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accousticjama accousticjama
This is beneath WCF.
Feb 28th, 2011 9:55am
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M! M!
the spoiler really spoiled the tuning. this is still a street car, not GT3. interesting weave on the CF, perhaps they are starting to trend on something..
Feb 28th, 2011 9:34am
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dmanero dmanero
interesting, but wrong chose of colour and remove the spoiler, not suited for a car like this
Feb 28th, 2011 3:55am
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IKA595 IKA595
in Russia ppl likes Fab-design,with this hawk they are pretty similar.No taste at all,even color is boring!my word-the stock is better 100% or BRABUS and lorinser no other tuner can tune this car better..Hamann please tune only BMW and Mini how it was in general
Feb 28th, 2011 2:28am
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Beybaba Beybaba
I live in a country where there is no chance you can have a car tuned like that, because they dont bring it. Anyway, that's the reason I've never seen such a rolling disaster on the street. My question goes: Have you people actually seen any of these on the street???
Feb 28th, 2011 12:57am
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Rotaermel Rotaermel
This could be the stereotype of an ugly tuning-car.
Feb 28th, 2011 12:44am
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