FAB Design Takes SLS AMG to Next Level
The Swiss tuner FAB Design has taken on the Mercedes SLS AMG and made it a little more individual and even more dynamically accentuated.
Especially the aerodynamics enjoyed a high-class final touch. To do this the developers from Hunzenschwil, Switzerland developed and mounted a sporty front skirt with vertically positioned daylight running lights, which inconspicuously emphasize the larger air-intakes. The sides of the front design skirt flow in an uninterrupted stream into the considerably widened wings that like muscles span the shapely forged wheels. Taking in the powerful and sinewy forms along the way the perfectly designed sills frame the sporty sidelines of the SLS before smoothly ending in the equally widened wheel housings of the winged-door vehicle.
The transition to the rear apron, which has been honed to fit function and design, is equally smooth. It not only has perfect mold vents but also a diffuser that supports the extendable rear spoiler in combating lift at high speeds. Each optically and acoustically framed by two round, classic endpipes. The air scoop mounted on the roof not only serves to target the direction of the air stream, it is also a skillful new interpretation of the double air outlets on the original Gullwing Mercedes – and lends the vehicle a little more pathos.
Another highlight on the retro sports car are the Evolution wheels. The classic hole design, the concave form and the fine intermediate spokes harmonize perfectly with the equally classic sports car silhouette of the FAB SLS.
To this is added either a compatible sports suspension set, which lives up to the requirements or both comfort and sportiness, or if so desired the vehicle can be fitted with a High Performance Kit from Koni, which is based on the technology of the SLS GT3 racing car.
At the rear of the vehicle a FAB stainless steel sports exhaust with four round end pipes lets the exhaust fumes sonorously free. An integrated valve control gives the driver – depending on the occasion – the possibility of choosing between a sonorous and a discrete sound.
The FAB developers have also tightened up the performance and thus achieved an every day performance of 615 hp – in place of the standard 583 hp. In addition the engine’s torque has increased to a full 509 lb-ft (690) Nm that already hits in at 4,600 rpm. Thus equipped the FAB SLS Gullstream needs only 3.5 seconds to fly to 60 mph and after just 11 seconds it has left the 125 mph (200 km/h) mark behind. Only at 202 mph (325 km/h) does the joy of acceleration come to an end – but certainly not the emotions of the car occupants, who can revel in comfort and luxury at any speed.
For the interior, FAB Design’s motto is “nothing is impossible”. The customers can choose between the most unusual mix of materials in every color combination.