Is it possible to improve upon the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster? German tuner Hamann thinks so. The tuner just debuted its take on the topless autobahn rocket, and the result is interesting, to say the least.
Officially dubbed the Hamann Hawk Roadster, this custom SLS AMG Roadster is a follow-up to Hamann’s Hawk coupe. The SLS AMG Roadster gets a black and red exterior theme and unique body panels that Hamann says increases downforce and reduces aerodynamic drag. The new exterior bits include a new front bumper with larger air intakes, new sideskirts, a new rear bumper with a rear diffuser, a carbon fiber hood and wing, and black one-piece 21-inch wheels.
The black and red theme carries over into the interior, which Hamann describes as a “VIP lounge with motorsports characteristics.” Right. Aside from the red and black trim pieces, the biggest interior change is the redesigned steering wheel
Despite how much Hamann changed on the SLS AMG Roadster’s exterior and interior, the tuner only lightly breathed on the SLS’ 6.2-liter V-8. Thanks to a new stainless steel exhaust system, sports air filter, and ECU re-flash, Hamann’s drop-top SLS now produces 627-hp and 501 lb-ft of torque, up from the 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Other performance modifications are limited to an adjustable coilover suspension that can lower the car 1.2 inches. Hamann expects a 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of 198 mph.