Outside the impending spotlight that will fall down in Geneva next week is a showroom in Dubai that has a vehicle that should get everybody’s attention. The car is a Mercedes SLS AMG , but it’s not just any other SLS AMG, it’s one that was spruced-up by noted tuning firm, Fab Design. If you recall from a few months ago, the company released their tuning package for the SLS AMG so it really begs the question, why do another sample of the same thing?
The answer, as it turns out, is that it’s the same thing, albeit with a different aerodynamic package. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the Mercedes SLS AMG Gullstream by FAB Design.
Keeping to its widebody package, this particular SLS AMG comes with re-sculpted fenders with the quarter panels and side skirts making up an entire panel that fits snugly over the supercar’s existing panels. Over at the rear, the SLS AMG also got a retooled bumper fascia with wider quarter panels, giving the rear a more sinister look than FAB Design’s previous work. There’s also a non-functional air scoop on the roof while we’re at it.
Performance modifications on the SLS AMG Gullstream saw FAB Design raise the output of the supercar from the standard 563 horsepower to 607 horsepower with the torque also being raised to a peak 509 lb/ft. All this was done thanks to a new stainless steel sports exhaust system with an integrated valve control and four classic round endpipes, with a pair on each side that FAB Design developed themselves. The engine modifications translates to a 0-62 mph time of just 3.6 seconds, a 0-124 mph time of 11 seconds, and a top speed of 202 mph.
In any case, the widebody version of FAB Design’s SLS AMG looks far more aggressive and intimidating than the ‘standard’ type. It might be a matter of subjectivity as far as how its received, but in our case, it looks pretty impressive.
gallery: Mercedes SLS AMG by FAB Design