A couple of weeks ago we showed you some spyshots of Hamman’s Mercedes-McLaren SLR-based Volcano, but now we have something even better. Even though we don’t have an official press release we got our hands on a video with the stylishly Volcano so that we can have a first peek inside and to check out (in detail) the car on the outside. I simply love the curves, the two-tone paint scheme in white and black, the huge rear wing, the front skirt, the triple-pipe exhaust and those incredible darkened rear lamps. Imagine when we get the specs for that monster … – via WCF
Next year the McLaren SLR is not going to be produced anymore. The two companies, Mercedes and McLaren decided to split and take their own paths with their own SLR successor. Rumors say that Mercedes will name their new model, SLC, while McLaren only has a project so far, project P11.
The same rumors said that McLaren P11 will be powered from a 550bhp V8 engine built by Mahle in Northamptonshire, England, and will probably be based on the current Mercedes unit. There will also be a McLaren P12, inspired from the famous McLaren F1 supercar and should be powered by a 600 bhp V10 engine.
It will be very interesting to see the new McLaren P11 live, but not before March 2010.
Mercedes is trying to win market on younger drivers with the new Mercedes-Benz CLC Coupe they’ve just released during the show in Geneva. Remember the CLC sketches we’ve shown last month and the CLC SportCoupe announced?
Just as expected it’s a very stylish modern vehicle that draws heavily from the CL-class coupe and the new C-class, with climate control and sport seats as standard. It has a restyled front and rear end, uses the CLC 200 KOMPRESSOR engine that develops 184 hp which is a 20 hp increase and has a reduced combined fuel consumption down 0.7L to 7.8L/100km.
Obviously you can get it with a sports pack that includes 18-inch alloy wheels and low profile tires, sport suspension and the new Mercedes direct-steer system. More versions will be available with different kind of engines to power it but the one that you can drive the most is the new CLC 200 CDI that does from 5.8L to 6.1L/100km. Sounds like a deal.
Now that we’ve seen Vath tuning a Mercedes CL 65 AMG it’s time for Kicherer to give us some goodies on a Mercedes ML420 CDI. The new kit features a 56hp increase up to 360 hp and 200Nm more torque up to 900Nm and has a high speed of 280km/h. This baby does 0-100km/h in just 6.1 seconds unlike the non-tuned model that does it in 6.6 seconds.
The body kit however, is not really new because it includes the same we’ve seen on Mercedes ML 63 AMG including 20-inch AMG wheels, four stylish exhaust pipes, high performance brakes and an electronic lowered suspension.
“A really cool complete package – Ice in name and Ice in nature” they say.
A few weeks ago I was all crazy about the new SL 63 AMG that sports 603 hp from a 6.2-liter V8 engine so how would you feel if I tell you that you can have same goodies (maybe even more) from the new Mercedes CL 65 AMG that was recently modified by the Germans from Vath?
Vath have just released a tuning package that will make the twin-turbo 6.0 liter V12 engine sport 714 hp and will remove the speed-limiter so that it can go up to 340 km/h which puts the CL 65 AMG in the supercars category. The tuning kit also includes carbon brakes, a lowered suspension on the tech part while a modified carbon spoiler up front and an integrated air diffuser in the rear are what you should expect on aesthetics.
I told you yesterday that Mercedes Benz CLC (yes SportCoupe) is going live and I gave you some specs. Since this isn’t a complete redesign, using the old C-class platform, the future buyers may not be happy, and if you think that’s not a hatchback nor a sedan, it could be worse.Anyways, a few sketches leaked on CarScoop today and rumors say these may be the sketches that didn’t got the Benz approval. I think some of them were better, but who am I with all those manager from the German company?
What do you guys think? Here are a few of them.
I am very interested to know if this one will go live in 2010 as announced, but the simple fact that Mercedes and AMG are working hard to revive the legendary 300 SL that made a lot of waves during the 50s and the 60s into something that would look like this, is a big step forward.
From what I know the 2-seats W197 SLC will be built in Germany and the annual production will vary from 3,000 to 5,000 units for a price that will range between 150,000 to 200,000 Euro. No official word so far from Mercedes or AMG so we can only guess it will be powered by a 620hp V8 engine with a rear-wheel-drive.
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AutoUnleashed had me blinded with an article on a blinged out Mercedes Benz SL600. Unveiled at the SEMA Show this year by DUB Magazine, the Benz was decked out with over 200,000 Swarkovski crystals and Bavarian White Mammoth seat covers. The aftermarket modification was done by the custom car accessory company Garson/D.A.D to highlight the company’s Mercedes accessories. Not only did the crystals cover every inch of the car’s exterior, but were also prominent inside covering parts of the center console, door trim and even the rearview mirror.
Since the SEMA show was held in Las Vegas from November 4-7, 2007 I guess this much sparkle and shine fits in just perfect. The one must have accessory for anyone even just looking at this car: Sunglasses!