Press text, Inden Design Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Haute Couture meets Tuning
Stylistic confidence, a keen sense of the right measure and passion in respect of one’s own work: Three characteristics that the automobile tuner as well as the fashion designer and the photographer should have. Whenever three masters of the craft converge to release a product, the result can only be a real artistic masterpiece – precisely like the photographs shown here. The stars of the picture however are called Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Katja Runiello. In fact, the two do not need further introduction: Beautiful Katja Runiello, photo model, dancer and actor is a well known personality, not the least, since her appearance in the RTL television series “The Bachelor” and the SLS AMG may already be described as a living legend almost two years after it premiered in the market. The elegantly erotic duet was perfectly showcased on center stage by the photo artist Olaf Pitzer from Nauroth. Katja’s feminine dress was designed by the Haute Couture designer Elvira Kirsch while the stylist Katharina Freitag was responsible for the perfect make-up.
Now to the vehicle: Inden Design implanted 21-inch light metal rims (rim stars painted in high-gloss black as well as gloss-lathed beddings) in the curved fenders of the high-performance sports car. The 10.5 and 11.5-inch wide single part product were combined with Continental Sport Contact high-performance tires of the dimensions 265/30R21 (in front) and 295/25R21 (in the rear). Inden Design also handled the alignment and adjustment works on the serially produced coilover kit of the SLS AMG in such a way that it now cowers more flatly on the asphalt surface moving through curves begging for even sharper radii.
The 6.2 liter, V8 engine commands an impressive dynamic portfolio from the gentle rumbling in Piano up until the thunderous roaring of the Fortissimo, thanks to the serially produced exhaust system in high-grade steel in non-ostentatious visual appearance with electronic valve control. Inden Design increased the maximum performance of the high-revolving eight-cylinder powerhouse by optimizing the engine software from 571 in standard production to the present 623 horse power.