KICHERER Mercedes-Benz SLS Supersport Edition Black
The KICHERER Mercedes-Benz SLS Supersport Edition Black adds new styling and a matte black foliation to the SLS AMG Gullwing
by Jim Davis | 28 June 2010
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Although it will likely be some time before AMG releases a “Black Series” version of the SLS, Mercedes tuner Kicherer has released a variant of the new Gullwing sharing a similar name. Entitled the KICHERER Mercedes-Benz SLS Supersport Edition Black, changes to the tuned SLS include a new sports spoiler skirt in the front, special diffuser fins in the rear (both made from carbon), a a sports screw-thread suspension system (adjustable in car by the driver) and a new stainless steel exhaust system (also adjustable in car by the driver). Other highlights include 3-part 20 inch RS-1 lightweight wheels, a bump in power from the SLS’s standard 575 hp up to 620 hp, and last but not least, a matte black foliation that’s said to provide a layer of protection to the SLS’s factory paint.
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KICHERER SLS Supersport Edition Black: Black – Matt – Powerful
Stockach, Germany, June 28, 2010
In the matter of individualisation the traditional fine tuner KICHERER has taken on the new AMG Mercedes SLS.
True to the company's philosophy to only make coherent amendments and to retain the ba- sic form of the AMG, an in essence even more sporty version than the wing-door version was created. Especially the aerodynamics have bene- fited from a high-class fine tuning. For this the developers developed and mounted a sports spoiler skirt at the front and special diffuser fins on the rear of the vehicle. All new parts designed by KICHERER are naturally made of high quality carbon.
A further highlight on the sports car are the 3-part 20 inch RS-1 lightweight wheels. The clas- sic double-spoke design harmonises perfectly with the equally classic sportscar silhouette of KICHERER's SLS Supersport Edition Black.
For this a sports screw-thread suspension was fitted with a so-called "front-up" system. This enables not only a more sporty driving mode but also suits the sports car very well. In addition it allows the vehicle to be raised at the front at
the press of a button so that obstacles such as entries to underground carparks and "sleeping policemen" can be more easily overcome.
At the rear of the vehicle a KICHERER stainless steel exhaust system with four oval endpipes so- norously eject the exhaust fumes into the open. An integrated valve control gives the driver – as the occasion demands – the possibility of choo- sing between a sonorous and a discreet tone.
The KICHERER developers have also tuned the performance screw and thus achieved an every day engine output of 620 PS – instead of the 575 PS of a standard vehicle.
The distinctive name change is based on the special foliation applied to the SLS' chassis. The matt-black film has no cut edges, is extremely elastic and in addition protects the original var- nish from damage or pollution.
So, when all is said and done the KICHERER SLS in the truest sense of the word black, matt and powerful.