22 Oct
Benz's halo supercar gets a German supercharge

If you want to build a modified supercar, there are worse places to start than Mercedes-Benz stunning halo vehicle the SLS AMG. German tuners KICHERER Fahrzeugtechnik have decided to give the gorgeous gullwinged GT an upgrade inside and out, highlighted with the installation of an exclusive, in-house built supercharger designed and produced over a year of testing. The high-powered supercharger increases horsepower to 700 bhp with a maximum torque of 840 Nm, giving the aptly named SUPERCHARGED GT a 0-100 km/h click of just 3.4 seconds, en route to a top speed of well over 186 mph (300 km/h).

The SUPERCHARGED GT naturally gets ample carbon fiber replacements inside and out: front lip spoiler, rear diffusor and a hand-crafted front grille unit with large, vertical fins — an homage to the 1952 300 SL Carrera Panamericana. Not only do the mods lower the weight of the SUPERCHARGED GT, but their unique design lends the SLS AMG a very aggressive facelift. Rounding out the looks is the exclusive satin-matte black film that accentuates the linework of the new body panels. Other touches include interior carbon-fiber accessories which refine the door interiors, center console, door sill protectors, rear of the seats and stowage tray, as well as KICHERER’s in-house RS-1 light-weight forged wheels.