2012 Mercedes SLS AMG Hawk by Hamann

Another major auto show begins and another Hamann Hawk appears to show off its sleek and stylish exterior. Hamann has tweaked the 571 HP Mercedes SLS AMG a couple of times already, and this model shares many of the same additions as the previous packages , including an engine upgrade and a number of exterior and interior modifications.

The only real change to the Hamann Hawk is its exterior color. The new Hawk switches out the Everose Gold exterior finish with a Pure White. This new color is then combined with the same carbon fiber elements from the original package and a set of 21" wheels. The interior has also been modified in order to combine VIP lounge with motorsports characteristics.

The updated Hawk package is still all about power and speed, so Hamann has remapped the car’s ECU once again to produce a total of 636 HP. The performance specs also remain the same with a 0-60 mph sprint time of 3.6 seconds - a minor improvement from the car’s standard 3.7 seconds - and a top speed of 199 mph.

Hit the jump to read more about the Hamann Hawk.

Exterior and Interior

Mercedes SLS AMG Hawk by Hamann

Aside from the new Pure White exterior finish, the Hamann Hawk boasts of a new front apron, LED lights, and larger air intakes to help cool the burning engine. There’s also a new, striking rear wing made of a checkered flag carbon, new side skirts, and a new rear apron. Finishing off the package is a new exhaust system with four enormous end pipes each measuring 90 mm in diameter and a set of single-part light-forged “Unique Forged Anodized 21” wheels that are fitted with 245/30 ZR 21 tires on the front and 345/25/ZR 1 tires at the back.

Mercedes SLS AMG Hawk by Hamann

Hamann hasn’t changed anything for the interior of the Hawk, so we’re still looking at a plethora of leather and ultra-suede, as well as checkered flag carbon for the air inlets, door sill protectors, and center console. There is also a new steering wheel which has been ergonomically redesigned and a new set of black anodized aluminum pedals.

Engine

Mercedes SLS AMG Hawk by Hamann

The standard SLS AMG comes with a 6.3-liter V8 engine with 571 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque and mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Working on this powertrain, Hamann upgraded the supercar’s ECU, bumping up the output to 636 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque at 4,850 rpm, matching that of the previous package. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is still made in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 199 mph.

The tuner is also offering a new coilover kit specially developed for the Hawk and equipped with four height-adjustable dampers and four progressively wound springs. This will allow the vehicle’s center of gravity to be lowered about 30 millimeters.

Prices

Mercedes SLS AMG Hawk by Hamann

Hamann hasn’t announced pricing for the updates just yet, but we’d expect something north of the $183,000 price tag associated with the standard Mercedes SLS AMG.

Competition

Mercedes SLS AMG Hawk by Hamann

The Mercedes SLS AMG is famous among tuning firms, so there are plenty of packages that can fight toe to toe with the Hamann Hawk. Our choice would be Mansory’s Cormeum . The Cormeum can deliver a total of 660hp, with an 800hp package currently in the works. Wheelsandmore also has a package that delivers a total of 624 HP and 685 lb-ft of torque, while top speed goes up to 201 mph.

Mercedes SLS AMG Hawk by Hamann
LOVE IT
  • Powerful engine
  • Looks better in Pure White than Everose Gold
LEAVE IT
  • We wanted something more from Hamann
  • Stiffer competition exists

5 comments:

This one was oozing with angst and aggressiveness, and I also noticed that it looks like a dog. smiley Anyway, the engine that it had is I think not enough to beat the other race car, I think they should upgrade it first.

This new color good to see how it combined with the same carbon fiber elements used on the original package and a set of 21" wheels. Truly impressive.

2012 Mercedes SLS AMG Hawk is great. The style of this car is unique than the other car. The style of this car is like a shoes if you will see this car in the side view.

The front is too long. I like the style of the hood it’s black and the body is white and also the rims are black. Great combination of colors.

I actually think the car looks good for an aftermarket custom job... but it would look much better in a different colors.

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