Brabus tunes the SLS
Does the mighty Mercedes really need tuning? Brabus obviously thinks ‘Ja’, and mods the SLS. Again
Posted: 01 Dec 2010
There is a small but influential and lightly prosperous body of thought that believes any car can be bettered by adding some pronounced scoops and bigger wheels.
This body of thought is today manifested via Brabus, that modest German outfit behind the creation of a 788bhp Mercedes S Class, which has decided the SLS AMG needs More.
Unveiled for the Essen Motor Show, the lightly modified "Widestar" features a new front spoiler, a rear apron, blistered rear wheel arches, a boot lid spoiler, sculpted rocker panels and bigger air outlets. The wideboy SLS comes with 30mm lower Bilstein suspension (adjustable), and 20 and 21-inch lightweight forged alloys.
You only get 10bhp more via a titanium exhaust system, but then the SLS comes with a 6.2-litre 563bhp V8, which is plenty. It doesn't need modding, but it could have been worse. Much, much worse...