2012 Geneva Auto ShowJust 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.