Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG by VÄTH

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG by Vaeth 30.05.2011
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG by Vaeth 30.05.2011

German tuner puts its own touches to the Benz's powerhouse model

German tuner VÄTH has its own ideas for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

The tuning job begins with a power upgrade on the 6.3 liter unit that dials the noise from 571 PS (420 kW / 563 hp) up to 615 PS (452 kW / 607 bhp) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. That helps the SLS reach a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph) and do the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 3.6 seconds.

VÄTH adds a high-performance exhaust that comes with a pneumatic valve system which allows the driver to manually control the exhaust sound from the cockpit that stretches between a throaty sporty sound to a more quiet rumble.

For the wheels, VÄTH adds its own 9.5J x 20-inch and 11.5J x 20-inch rims wrapped in 265/30ZR20 and 315/25ZR20 tires, front and back, respectively.

The VÄTH Comfort Suspension lowers the SLS AMG by 25 millimeters.

Visually, the German tuner has a refreshingly subtle, less-is-more take on the SLS AMG which includes an integrated front lip spoiler for more downforce on the front axle, as well as a boot lid spoiler with a trailing edge and side skirts with improved brake ducts.

For the inside, there's a leather sport steering wheel that can also be finsished with carbon or wood trims. A speedometer that reads up to 400 km/h is installed and black floor mats with VÄTH logos are added too. The tuner also offers door trimming in leather.

The complete package costs €32,670.

Source: VÄTH

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Huge amount of $$ for small amount of performance improvement! I'm waiting for an 800HP version from Brabus
May 31st, 2011 2:02am
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vilivo vilivo
refreshing to see a vehicle in this class tuned without an emphasis on garish, or ridiculous, or color schemes chosen by Ray Charles. Way 2 go!
May 31st, 2011 12:23am
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