Lorinser is bringing to Essen Motor Show a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 with custom body kit and power boost.
By reprogramming the ECU they were able to increase the output of the 4.7-liter V8 engine from 435 HP (320 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) to 530 HP (390 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm). Lorinser can remove the top speed limiter which will enable the SL 500 to reach 174 mph (280 km/h).
It rides on a new set of 20-inch RSK8 alloys wrapped around in 255/30 R20 front and 295/25 R20 rear tires. The aerodynamic changes include wider front and rear bumpers, a rear decklid spoiler, custom side skirts, different nose, rear diffuser, together with a sports exhaust system with four end pipes.
Lorinser's lowering kit allows the driver to manually lower the center of gravity for the versions fitted with the Active Body Control (ABC) system, resulting in a sportier feeling while driving. On the inside there are various parts that can get a carbon, wood or aluminum finish.
Check out the attached press release for further info.