Geneva 2011: tuners and coachbuilders
There's a whole other world at the Geneva motor show. Welcome everyone, to the automotive plastic surgeons' corner...
Posted: 04 Mar 2011
Hamann likes to rename the cars it works on. For example, its X6 is called the Tycoon, the Cayenne is rebadged the Guardian and this, the SLS, is called the Hawk. Something to do with the wing doors, apparently. No outrageous under-bonnet fiddling, but a new air filter, manifold, catalysts and a titanium exhaust together boost power from 562bhp to 636bhp.
Gotta' be worth having, although Hamann also likes to have a go at the bodywork. It's not too OTT, although you could say the profusion of vents means you lose the purity of the standard car.