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2012 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster "Hamann Hawk" by Hamann

A year after Hamann wowed the Geneva Motor Show with their program for the Mercedes SLS AMG called the "Hamann Hawk" , the tuning company is coming back with the drop-top version of the Mercedes supercar.

It’s been no secret as to how adept these guys are with Mercedes vehicles and this program for the SLS AMG Roadster is no different. Aesthetically, Hamann fitted the supercar with the usual aerodynamic enhancements, including a front apron that replaces the serial bumper and a new LED light set-up. The SLS AMG Roadster also gets enlarged air inlets that provide more fresh air to the engine. There’s also a new bonnet made of checkered flag carbon, wider wings that add 60mm on the front side and 70mm on the rear side, new side skirts, a new rear apron with a matching diffuser, and a new set of 21" Unique Forged Anodized light forged wheels.

Inside, Hamann’s noted interior wizardry allowed them to add leather applications and ultra-suede embroideries. On top of that, they also replaced the air inlets, door sill protectors, and center console with red colored carbon fiber parts, while also putting in black anodized aluminum pedals and a newly redesigned steering wheel.

Finally, there’s the matter of the engine enhancement. For the SLS AMG Roadster, Hamann put in a new sports air filter and an exhaust system made out of stainless steel, as well as remapped the supercar’s ECU unit. The result is a dramatic increase in output from the car’s 6.3-liter V8 engine, from 563 horsepower and 479 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 636 horsepower and 501 lb/ft of torque. These numbers translate to a 0-60mph acceleration time of 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 204 mph.

UPDATE 03/06/2012: The new Hamann Hawk Roadster made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and we have a set of live images from the show. Enjoy!



9 comments:

Aside from having long bonnet, it also has the new sets of light forged wheels that make it really standouts even on Geneva Motor Show.

Hamann’s secret is like a magic. The change they have brought upon this is unbelievable.

Because Hamann’s effective tuning has enhanced its top speed to reach up to 204mph, it could accelerate in only 3.6 seconds. Yes, the upgrade on its engine was very impressive, unlike the modification of its exterior.

Hamann Hawk by Hamann was shockingly tuned effectively; despite its large physique, they could upgrade its acceleration time and maximum running speed.

I don’t even know how Hamann has managed to upgrade effectively its speed despite that figure. Have they reduced its weight, or did the improvement merely resulted from its engine?

It’s sort of unbelievable how Hamann could make this faster. Looking at it, you’d think it has no chance. Hamann proved it otherwise; it’s fast for its own built.

I admire Hamann for being able to make this big car faster. I thought it was already at its best because of its weight, but clearly, Hamann has boosted its acceleration of 0-60mph in just a few seconds.

I don’t like its style at all. Actually, most of the cars that don’t sport my type of style is high-performing anyway. I must say I like its performance and speed, but not its design.

This is pretty big for a sports car but whoa, 0-60mph acceleration time in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 204 mph? That’s surprisingly good.

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