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By Ketan Patel


Wheelsandmore Mercedes SLS AMG GranTurismo 2011

No sooner than the release of the new models of the Mercedes SLS AMG came on the streets than did Wheelsmore release performance upgrades and modifications. Several areas of the coupe were modified to enhance performance and comfort.

The company specifications of the car read 571hp from an engine with a displacement of 6.2l that is devoid of a compressor and delivers a top speed of 197mph. However, Wheelsmore, the popular German individual tuner found areas to enhance the performance and add optical modifications. The engine output can be increased in two steps to a powerful 610hp at 685 lb-ft with the help of an electronic control but if that is coupled with a handmade exhaust system, mufflers suited for volume control and sport catalysts, the output can be beefed up to a whopping 624bhp at 690lb-ft of torque. The tuner has decided to curtail the car to a maximum speed of 202mph.

Going with the history, Wheelsmore has put his trademark 3 piece wheel made of lightweight material, designed to fit the coupe perfectly. He was able to strike the right balance between unsprung mass and the suspension and provide greater performance from the car. There are two sizes of the wheels, 9 and 11x20 available right now but chances are that March will see the introduction of a 21” as well.

The suspension system has been provided with two alternates; a lightweight aluminum alloy and the luxury version that has hydraulic capabilities enabling the car to rise and fall a good 30mm on the front and rear axles. However, both the suspensions can be adjusted without any limitations in terms of compression and rebound to get the ideal tune. Moreover, interior modifications will also be entertained.

As soon as the first models of the new SLS were delivered, wheelsandmore presents his performance upgrades for the sporty gran-turismo-coupe.

571hp out of 6.2 liters of displacement, no compressor, no bells and no whistles, top speed 197 mph and breathtakingly beautiful.Nevertheless, the tuner found out potential to advance settings of already awarded perfection (SLS = Super Sport Light) to improve performance and more convinced with fine optical modifications.

The serial output increases wheelsandmore in 2 steps, either through optimized control electronics up to powerful 610hp (+39hp) and 685 lb-ft (+35 lb-ft) or combined with a high-end, hand-made exhaust system, contending manifolds, sport catalysts and volume optimized mufflers with digitally programmable exhaust valves, improving standard 571 horsepower up to heavenly 624hp and 690lb of torque.Top speed is electronically limited at 202 mph.

Since time immemorial, the refiner is not only known to confer with perfectly designed 3-piece forged wheels, giving sports- and supersportcars a distinctive look. By reducing the wheel load fluctuations a perfect balance between suspensionand unsprung mass produce and thus improve the performance of the AMG-racer also.Wheelsandmore produces their wheel model 6Sporz for the SLS currently in sizes 9.0 and 11.0 x 20 inches for tire sizes 265/30/20 (front) and 285/30/20 (rear).
From March 2011 this wheel model will be available also in 21 inch size, developed especially for the rear axle of the SLS,

In the case of the full race coilovers from the wheelsandmore Mercedes SLS portfolio, customers can choose between ultra-lightweight aluminum alloy design and a hydraulically adjustable luxury version LCS (Level control system) able to lift up axles on the front and rear around 30mm.Both suspension nsystems are infinitely adjustable compression and rebound, making it ideal tuned to the needs.

Individual requests, regarding interior and carbon body refining, are also pleased by the in-house design studio and saddlery of wheelsandmore.

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