Prior Design has unveiled a new tuning package called the PD Series based on the Mercedes SL R230 and inspired by the SL65 AMG Black Series. The Mercedes was finished just in time to be viewed at this year’s Tuning World Bodensee.
Looking at the vehicle, the mixture of the Mercedes SL R230 and the SL65 AMG Black Series is undeniable. Prior Design has taken the elegance of the SL R230 and added the aggressiveness of the AMG Black Series. The front of the car gets a front spoiler with large, greedy air inlets and futuristic facelift headlights a-la-R230. The vented bonnet found on the Black Series is eliminated making the bonnet appear to be lifted straight from the R230. The side gets imposing wheel arches and a perfectly rounded rear bumper from one wheel arch to the other. The rear of the Mercedes SL R230 PD Series is a little more original and a lot more edgy than that of the two Mercedes’ this car is based on. The trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes have been switched out for quad round tips and the rear spoiler looks to have sharper edges. It also gets a diffuser based on racing technology and the use of an Airmatic suspension to make sure the car hugs the ground appropriately. The whole package is finished with wheel rim PD1 (three-piece stainless steel outer bed, black finish).
The Mercedes SL R230 PD Series looks to be the picture of having your cake and eating it too. The engine specs were not unveiled, but we can only hope that it will carry the setup found in the AMG Black Series for a seriously thrilling ride.
Press release after the jump.
Right in time for the industry trade fair Tuning World Bodensee, PRIOR design presented their latest creation – the PD-SERIES based on the Mercedes-Benz SL R230.
The self-set target of the Kamp-Lintfort company was making the "large" Mercedes-Benz roadster even more perfect. The PD-SERIES inspiration very clearly was the super sports car Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series. The result will excite every car enthusiast: Flowing lines, expressive curves, massive air inlets and muscular sides summarize the perfect PD-SERIES view.
Let us look at it in detail, starting with the front. This is where the superior width of the PD-SERIES hardly makes it possible for the viewer to avert his eyes from the overwhelming fenders. Still getting over the endorphin-filled moment surprise, the eye takes I the harmonious line flowing from the fender to the front area. Only few centimetres below the futuristic Facelift headlights, there is a front spoiler with large, greedy air inlets. The cowl with its many air inlets reaches up to the windshield supplying even high-performance motors with sufficient air.
The side area with its wide wheels is reminiscent of a muscular monster waiting to jump its prey. The side dills harmoniously connect the masculine sides to make the car look as if made from a single cast.
Going father around the vehicle, we can then see the rear, dominant due to the imposing wheel arches that make the SL seem impossibly wide. The large track of the PD-SERIES is connected by a perfectly rounded rear bumper from one wheel arch to the other, which in turn is equipped with a diffuser based on racing technology. It is available either as sight carbon or full carbon.
A specially developed wheel/tyre combination is available as a complete set in the following sizes:
Wheel rim PD1 (three-piece stainless steel outer bed, black finish), front axle 10x20 inch with 265/30R20, rear axle 12x20 inch with 305/25R20
Finally, Prior-Design makes it possible to lower the car mechanically as well as electronically (with integrated Airmatic). Using the above wheel/tyre combination, Prior-Design also recommends optimising the suspension tuning.