The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing is already one of the eye-catching supercars we’ve ever laid eyes on. However, if you’re a tuner by the name of Brabus, than you can definitely find a way to get a little more out of the new Gullwing.
Carbon fiber, handling and ultra lightweight. That’s the guiding principle of Brabus for refining the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The exclusive sport program comprises aerodynamic-enhancement components made from carbon fiber, ultra-lightweight forged wheels, an electronically adjustable smooth-ride suspension, a titanium exhaust system with bypass gate and Brabus leather.
The aero package includes a front spoiler said to further reduce lift on the front axle, new covers for both the air inlets on the front bumper and fenders, a small rear boot spoiler, and a new rear bumper element that features custom-tailored cutouts for the four exhaust tips of the sport exhaust system.
Under the hood, Brabus engineers installed a titanium sport exhaust system which weighs 12 kilograms (26 lbs) less than the standard one, that adds an extra ten horsepower to the engine’s standard 563 hp. It features 84mm (3.3 inch) tips and a pneumatically controlled bypass gate that is activated from the cockpit. If you’re disappointed the 6.3-liter V8 hasn’t been turned into some kind of asphalt swallowing monster, Brabus promises their engine tuning program is in the final stage of development and should be released soon.
The Brabus Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG rides on a new set of wheels custom-developed for the model. They measure 20-inches at the front and 21-inches at the rear. The ultra-light Brabus Monoblock F PLATINUM EDITION cross-spoke wheels are up to 12 percent lighter than the stock wheels of the SLS AMG. Also available is a height-adjustable suspension system that can lower the ride height of the sports car by up to 40 millimeters (1.6 inches) while also allowing the driver to choose between damper settings that offer a more comfortable or sportier ride compared to the production suspension, all through the touch of a button.
No tuned vehicle would be complete without an interior to match. Standard accessories include a 250-mph speedometer that hints at what could be in store in terms of engine upgrades, a new steering wheel, stainless steel door sills with an illuminated Brabus logo, and matte-anodized aluminum sport pedals. Brabus will customize the interior completely in leather or Alcantara, with color choices limited only by taste, and customers can request specific trim (i.e. carbon fiber, mahogany, bamboo) be fitted to the dashboard, center console, and door panels.