The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is forbidden fruit in the United States, but if it were here it would remind us of a time when big conversion vans were awesome and everywhere. As it stands, the V-Class is a veritable blank canvas for upfitters and tuners around the world, with versions ranging from utilitarian work machines to ultra-luxurious road yachts with aggressive horsepower and crazy amounts of bling.
What makes this particular V-Class interpretation from TopCar Design – a package it calls Inferno – so intriguing is that it completely ignores the interior space. Instead, TopCar created a purely exterior upgrade that, according to the company, goes beyond simple overlays and bolt-on bits. Considering the V-Class is known for its interior accommodations while still pretty much looking like a van on the outside, choosing to offer only a body kit is certainly a bold move.
It all starts with 3D scanning of the V-Class, combined with a bunch of other technical steps that TopCar uses to create all-new front and rear bumpers. A number of new parts fill out the fresh front fascia, including a grille, a central spoiler, a front lip, and LED lights. The front clip also gets “aerodynamic lining on the left and right” though we confess to not really understanding just what that means. We do understand the full carbon fiber hood that’s also in effect up front, matching up with the other components which are also made from carbon fiber.
More carbon fiber exists on the rear of the van which gets a big diffuser in its new rear fascia, with a subtle roof spoiler up top. Carbon exhaust tips flank the diffuser, with side skirts and fender extensions both front and rear completing TopCar’s exterior upgrade, save for a set of wheels the company will order from other vendors and install.
As for the inside, TopCar is quick to mention that, though the company is hands-off on such things, it will work with “partners” to create something properly extravagant for passengers to enjoy. That’s good, because honestly, we can’t imagine anyone investing in a suave exterior dress-up for a passenger van without doing at least something inside. If the photos TopCar provided are any indication, it would seem the company indeed has some good partners to create a properly over-the-top V-Class conversion.
Gallery: Mercedes-Benz V-Class Inferno by TopCar
Mercedes-Benz V-class INFERNO
The appearance of the Mercedes-Benz V-class was a milestone in the automotive world. There are a lot of proposals for modernization of interiors, but there are very few offers for tuning the exterior. So specialists of TopCar Design decided to create an aerodynamic body kit for the V-class. This was a big surprise for many admirers of TopCar Design brand. The body kit INFERNO for V-class has surpassed all expectations and has become one of the most expressive in market. The main idea of the factory designers was always continued by TopCar Design, but it was much venturous and more aggressive than the source code.
Now let’s have a look on body kit. TopCar Design, in contrast to its competitors, has not limited itself to simple overlays and has created completely new and original front and rear bumpers. The front bumper consists of a large number of parts: a new grill of the front bumper, aerodynamic lining on the left and right, a central spoiler, front lip and LED lights. The rear bumper just as good as front one - a large aggressive diffuser and aerodynamic pads on the left and right, as well as carbon exhaust tips. For the trunk lid, there is an upper carbon spoiler and a lining under the glass cleaner. The set includes Side skirts, which gives the sporting character to the car. Another detail of the exterior is the extensions of the front and rear fenders. The exclusive feature and pride of the company is a full - carbon fiber Hood which you could not find in the offers of other tuning ateliers. It gives the individuality and sportiness to the car. The exclusive wheels finalizing the outlook , which TopCar Design specially orders in companies like 1221 Wheels and Brabus.
Detailing of the body kit can be made in two versions: carbon for painting (primed) or lacquered carbon. The production side is also very interesting. The body kit was developed using advanced technologies, including 3D scanning, creating a mathematical model for a 5-axis machine on which production equipment is manufactured. The body kit is made of high quality materials using vacuum forming technology. Gathering all this details in one fives an impeccable quality of parts, easy installation, as well as excellent performance.
Also, TopCar Design, in cooperation with partners, offers exclusive projects for the modernization of the internal space. As a result of the foreseen works, the cozy of staying in these cars exceeds the level of private jet.
More information and the price list can be found on the official website of the company www.topcar-design.com