Since it was introduced in 2009, the Mercedes SLS AMG has become a favorite among tuning companies, so much so that we’ve seen enough unique iterations of the Mercedes supercar to last us a few lifetimes. Not that we’re complaining because we frankly won’t get tired of ogling over this supercar.
Recently, another tuning company joined the parade of modified SLS AMGs, proving that you can never have enough of something as sexy and beautiful as this galloping, gullwing hyperbeast.
For MKB, subtlety is the name of the game, so unlike some of their more bombastic contemporaries, the German tuning firm went about and gave the SLS AMG a performance package that can go pony-to-pony with anything its contemporaries have to offer despite not having a whole lot of styling changes done on the car.
Thanks in large part to a software upgrade as part of their ’Stage One’ program, MKB ratcheted up the Mercedes supercar’s 6.3-liter V8 engine from the standard 571 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque all the way up to 638 horsepower and 710 Nm of torque. The result is a car that takes off from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph.
On top of the impressive performance upgrade, MKB alse dressed up the SLS AMG with a set of their own Alpha III wheel set that comes with 20" Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
The whole package isn’t as elaborate as the offerings of other tuning firms, but be that as it may, there’s something to be said about an aftermarket company that prefers to leave the flash and pizazz at home in favor of all-world substance.