When you’re looking for an aftermarket tuner that knows their Mercedes models as much as anybody in the industry, it’s always a good idea to give the guys over at Vath a call.
Heck, on the chance that you just took delivery of a Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster , then call it good timing because the German automaker has just released their latest tuning program for the soft-top SLS AMG . Featuring a comprehensive package that includes aerodynamic, performance, and interior modifications, Vath’s new program should give you enough reason to make the leap - expensive price tag notwithstanding.
The first thing to know about the new program is the aerodynamic kit that consists of a plethora of naked carbon fiber components. The kit is made up of a new front spoiler, a boot spoiler, side skirts, and extra brake ventilation. From there, attention was turned to the interior where the German tuner is making a available a host of high-end materials - carbon fiber, wood, leather, you name it! - to dress up the SLS AMG Roadster. A sporty steering wheel is also part of the program as is a new speedometer that has a new top speed limit of 250 mph.
Moving on to the engine, Vath took the SLS AMG Roadster’s 6.2-liter V8 engine and added in a supercharger and a new air box. From there, some ECU tweaking was done to increase the supercar’s output to an impressive 700 horsepower and 627 lb/ft of torque. Those new figures translate to a 0-62 mph time of just 3.6 seconds and a new top speed of 205 mph.
Last, but not least, Vath developed a new suspension set-up that relies on threaded sports springs with AMG Ride Control, allowing the car’s ride height to be lowered from 20 to 45 mm. As far as extra options are concerned, Vath has a stainless steel exhaust system with throttle control and a stainless steel exhaust system with a sports catalyst as alternatives to the one already in the SLS AMG Roadster.
All told, the entire package costs €85,130, which is around $105,000 based on current exchange rates.