Speedriven has been building some of the highest performing engines on the market for some time no and has released details on their newest project. Starting with a base CL600, this tuning team takes it from a tame luxury coupe and changes it into the most powerful CL on the market.
This firm is not about making your Mercedes the most ridiculous or unique looking car on the road, but rather focuses their attention exclusively under the hood. These are already some of the best looking luxury coupes on the market and there is no need for oversized chrome rims or carbon fiber aero-pieces to make it look fast – Speedriven would much rather make it perform to its highest potential.
The package is available for all models 2003+ that feature the Mercedes V12. This includes the ultra-exclusive Maybach models. If you want Speedriven to turn your car into the ultimate Mercedes without adding the usual array of aftermarket exterior pieces then it’s going to cost $16,250. This price is not actually that ridiculous considering that companies like Brabus and Renntech charge much higher rates and don’t usually equal the same performance figures.
More details on the Mercedes CL600 by Speedriven after the jump.
Bertone and BMW have been working together since 1960 when the car-maker from Munich commissioned the Turin designer to revamp the styling of the V-8 engined 502 saloon (in production since 1957), modifying the front, the wings and the rear end. In 1961, BMW commissioned Bertone to produce the 3200 CS, a top performance 4-seater coupé with a 3.2 litre V8 engine. In design terms, the car had a classic, smooth line and generous glazing. The 3200 CS debuted at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show, and remained in production until 1965 (597 were built). In 1966, Nuccio Bertone designed the E3, a styling study for a top of the market saloon.
In autumn 2003, Ford presented to the world its newest concept at car at that moment – The Visos. Many said that this is an attempt to resurrect one of Fords oldest legends, The Capri. The resemblance between the two is on individual character level, yet some visual ones as well. Officials never said anything about this, but it is clear that they are trying to send a message to automobile fans: that this is the design direction Ford wishes to go.
Ferruccio Covini’s first attempt on a six-wheel super car dates back to 1974, yet the idea of using a double front axle was to shy for the technological progress. The project was abandoned in favor of the Soleado project.
The Moray project, which will be presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4, 2003, embodies the homage that Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro wish to pay to the fifty-year era of the Chevrolet Corvette, the supreme symbol of the American sports car.
The Concept TL is true to Acuras design lineage. No surprises here, just a new adaptation of the crisp, clean lines that have made the current midsize Acura sedan such a popular seller in the first place.
"Every aspect of this concepts design, from the aggressive front end to the short rear overhang, contributes to an aggressive, muscular style that conveys the TLs high-performance nature," added Elliott.
Sport coupes often demand the driver sacrifice comfort and convenience for sport. The Acura CL minimizes this. It’s an easy car to live with. The CL is designed for drivers who want the comfort and quality of a luxury car but the handling, power, and sporty image of a coupe. The CL achieves all of this with a cabin that’s comfortable, convenient and luxurious, a smooth, quiet ride, agile handling, and plenty of power. Though it won’t draw stares from kids on skateboards, it is attractive and sporty.
Most of what makes up the CL are components straight from the Acura/Honda parts bin. The unibody chassis is derived from the Accord’s and features unequal length A-arms in front and a five-link system in the rear for suspension. The engine is a 3.2-liter version of the SOHC 24-valve V-6 that’s used as a 3.0-liter in the Accord and as a 3.5-liter in the Honda Odyssey minivan and Honda Pilot and Acura MDX SUVs. Mechanically (at least up until now) anything that distinguished the CL from other Hondas and Acuras it shared with the TL sedan.