A few pictures have been released of Kicherer’s kit for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. This package is dubbed the SLS Roadster Supersport GT/R, which means that it has GT lines and is very low off the ground. One of the most notable aftermarket modifications made to the SLS Roadster is the hand-made grille. The big Mercedes star has been replaced with huge garish fins.
The vehicle has been given a set of 20-inch wheels that have five black double spokes and a polished lip. The SLS is lowered with the use of coilover suspension featuring a 'Front Up' system that raises the car’s front by the pressing of a button.
Kicherer boosted the power of this car. Its V8 engine could now deliver 630hp instead of 571, due partly to a new stainless steel exhaust system and a sports air filter. Kicherer could boost the output to 650hp, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 3.5 seconds.
Once again, the German brand makes a big splash with the arrival of the new Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster. As Gorden Wagener states, the car is visually stunning whether the convertible top is slid closed or folded down. We can only agree to that.
When Mercedes Benz revealed the newest member of the SLS-AMG, we couldn’t help but notice the precisely designed short overhangs, wide track, long wheelbase and extensive hood around the exterior. Surely, the Roadster is overflowing with elegance and performance in different directions.
The noticeably broad shoulders suit the Roadster’s big wheels to a tee. The sizes are 265/35 ZR 19 and 295/30 ZR 20 separately for the front and rear. Other gorgeous details include the AMG’s (metallic) brown body and 10-spoke wheels in (matte) black while the optional chrome outer lip grabs more attention around the rim.
When it comes to the Interiors, the new SLS AMG Roadster resembles an airliner’s cockpit. It has the wing-shaped dashboard with adjustable air nozzles that could be mistaken for an aircraft’s engine.
What the driver will see around the carbon-made AMG Drive Unit is geared towards comfort. After all, the same device allows him to select the specific modes of driving.
The aeronautic design also inspires the solid metal centre console with E-SELECT lever. This type of lever control looks even hotter with the AMG imprint on the leather trims. Likewise, the flat-bottomed steering wheel is also wrapped with the finest leather material while the bezel and shift paddles are made with pure steel.
Most people know by now how the iconic 300 SL only came out after the original gullwing 300 SL had even existed. Surprisingly, the new Roadster shares the same hood and side fins with one of Mercedes’ vintage coupés. The nicely laid out cross fins and large insignia at the grille simply connote the classic 300SL Roadster back in the ‘50s. And with that, perhaps, the new SLS AMG roadster should’ve been named otherwise.