Tuning powerhouse Brabus has given the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG a ‘no-holds-barred’ makeover with a series of styling and performance tweaks.
Changes include an aerodynamic pack made from carbonfibre, lightweight forged wheels, electronically adjustable suspension and a titanium exhaust with a louder bypass gate.
The aerodynamic pack comprises a new front spoiler, surrounds for the air inlets, new air outlets on the side – complete with blue-illuminated Brabus lettering – a rear spoiler and reprofiling for the new exhaust pipes.
Brabus is still working on the 6.3-litre V8, and has yet to release final performance figures. But Brabus claims its new exhaust system weighs 40 per cent less than the standard pipes and adds an extra 10bhp to the engine’s output.
The custom-made forged wheels are 20in at the front, 21in at the back and are 12 per cent lighter than the stock rims. They come with 275/30 ZR 20 and 295/25 ZR21 tyres from either Pirelli or Yokohama.
Customers can tailor their SLS AMG’s interior to their own tastes by selecting the type and colour of the Brabus leather. A new ergonomic steering wheel comes with new stainless scuff plates and another illuminated Brabus logo.
Ride control allows drivers to lower the ride height by 40mm and drivers can select two ride options that are said to be more comfortable or sportier than the factory settings. A lift system will also be available; it can raise the front by 50mm to tackle speed bumps and ramps.