Back at the beginning of June, Top Speed announced that the German tuner Lorinser is planning on debuting their modified LV8 at the Tuner Grand Prix. The aftermarket manufacturer from Winnenden has just revealed even more details about the car that they defined as a C-Class from another universe.

The LV8 sports a complete aero package and has been fitted with a set of the company’s light-weight alloys wrapped in Continental rubber. So far, the German tuner has not disclosed any information about the performance improvements equipped on the LV8, but they did say that it will compete in the C3 class, a category reserved for limousines and production cars. This baby Benz will certainly need every bit of force from its 550 HP 6.2 Liter V8 that allows the car to go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.3 seconds, the 465 lb-ft of torque should be sufficient to break the back end loose and put up clouds of smoke to impress both the fans and judges if Lorinser wants to keep their heads up.

Although the LV8 will not be a purpose built race car shod with slicks, it will be a 100% street legal road car, offering all the relief of a TUV approval. The supped up C Class will make its official debut on June 26th when the gates at the Hockenheimring open for the 2009 SPORT AUTO Tuner GP/Drift Challenge.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Lorinser LV8 at Tuner Grand Prix
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At the Tuner Grand Prix on the Hockenheimring (26th/27th June) Sportservice Lorinser will be presenting a C-Class from another universe: 500HP (368kW) and 630Nm catapult the black limousine from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 4.3 seconds and help it reach a top speed of 320. With a delicate touch of the accelerator the Continental tyres, with the ideal dimensions of 255/35-18, start to cling with all vehemence to the tarmac, so that they don’t shed an ounce of traction. Here the 6.2 litre V8 makes a shout of joy which is enough to give you goose bumps, and breaks fresh ground with the well tempered Lorinser exhaust unit.
Despite its exciting performance the rapid vehicle, which enters the C3 Class (limousine suction cars), is fully compatible for everyday driving. "It meets all of the registration requirements for road vehicles and that is precisely what makes it so fascinating", explains the General Manager Marcus Lorinser. This is also helped, of course, by its optical appearance, which is characterised by an attractive aerodynamics package with spoiler bumpers and side sills. Viewed in this light it is a "C" with real class.

Lorinser LV8 at Tuner Grand Prix
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Source: Sportservice Lorinser

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