Hamann SLS AMG Revealed

2012 Geneva Auto Show

  • Hamann Hawk Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Picture

    Hamann Hawk Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Picture

    Hamann unveiled its tuning kit for the drop-top Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. | March 07, 2012

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2012 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Hamann shows off its Hawk Roadster in the metal — it's based on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.
  • The German tuner upgrades output to 627 horsepower and torque to 501 pound-feet on the drop-top's 6.2-liter V8.
  • A full aero kit, wheels and interior goodies are also part of the tune.

GENEVA — Last year Hamann used the 2011 Geneva Auto Show to show off its modified Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe and this year, at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, it has given the same ridiculous Hawk treatment to the drop-top version of the Mercedes-Benz supercar.

The German tuner starts under the hood by tweaking electronics, adding a sports air filter and strapping on a high-performance exhaust system. This boosts output on the Benz' 6.2-liter V8 to 627 horsepower and torque to 501 pound-feet, which is 64 hp and 22 lb-ft higher than the stock roadster. Hamann claims a new 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of nearly 199 mph with the engine modifications.

Next up is an extreme body kit that includes a front bumper with LED lights, carbon-fiber hood, rear spoiler, wider fenders and quarter panels, side skirts and a rear bumper with diffuser. The new look is finished off with a height-adjustable coilover kit that slams the car 1.18 inches closer to the ground and a set of 21-inch lightweight anodized wheels.

The interior is transformed with leather and Alcantara upholstery, carbon-fiber trim, black anodized aluminum pedals as well as a sports steering wheel.

Edmunds.com says: Another extreme tuning job from Hamann. Commence the hating.

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