KICHERER Mercedes-Benz SLS Supercharged GT
The specialists at KICHERER Fahrzeugtechnik have released an impressive upgrade for their comprehensive SLS fine tuning program. It’s a high-tech vehicle with a racy name ‘SUPERCHARGED GT’, flashy, striking and technically well-thought-out in every way.
Maintaining their high standards, KICHERER uses carbon-fibre exclusive to the motorsport industry, both internally and externally. The exterior package for the SLS consists of a hand-crafted front grille unit with large, vertical fins, which make the front of the sports car look extremely aggressive, and pay homage to the 300 SL Carrera Panamericana, from 1952. On top of that, there is a carbon front lip spoiler, a very discreet rear diffusor and carbon fins for the front fenders and the engine bonnet. The eye-catching, exclusive, satin-matte black film covering the complete bodywork really accentuates the lines of the SLS SUPERCHARGED GT.
Following an exhaustive development process, the specialists at KICHERER have designed and produced their own supercharger system at their home in Stockach on Lake Constance in Germany, a world first, and pivotal to the enhanced performance of the SLS. The clever arrangement of the supercharger’s components means that at first glance on lifting the bonnet, you would not know that the vehicle was supercharged! Added to this is the fact that the newly-developed supercharger system requires that only very few original parts need to be changed.
With the KICHERER supercharger system on-board, the SLS 6.3 performance increases to about 700 bhp and maximum torque increases to around an impressive 840 Nm. With this added power, the SUPERCHARGED GT achieves 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, and has a top speed of well over 300 km/h.
At over 3000 revs, as the accelerator is pressed to the floor, the driver experiences a fantastic sensation of power as the pressure in the KICHERER supercharger builds. The vehicle’s performance is crowned with the KICHERER stainless-steel sports exhaust system, spoiling the passengers with its deep throaty V8 sound. The assembly, installation and maintenance of the supercharger system are carried out exclusively on the KICHERER Fahrzeugtechnik premisesThe KICHERER performance guarantee is also included.
KICHERER’s in-house RS-1 light-weight forged wheels are both exclusive and flashy. The hand-crafted three-part wheels are size 10.0J x 20 inch up front and 11.5J x 21 inch at the back. The SLS SUPERCHARGED GT is equipped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires for perfect adhesion to the road. Special high-tech coilovers give superb grip and are equipped with lift function that allows the chassis to be raised and lowered by approximately 30 mm with the press of a button. Optionally, damper hardness can be adjusted. Altogether this provides the ultimate in safe driving and driving pleasure.
KICHERER has had special carbon-fibre accessories made for the interior of the SUPERCHARGED GT, which refine the door interiors, the centre console, the door sill protectors, and the rear of the seats.
Source: KICHERER Press