LED Custom Mercedes SLS Could Only Come from Japan

LED Custom Mercedes SLS Could Only Come from Japan 1 photo
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We've said it time and time again: nobody does custom cars quite like the Japanese. They have the patience to take an idiotic idea and make it a $300,000 reality, as is the case with this black Merced-Benz SLS AMG supercar that's been covered in LED lights.
Of course, everybody remembers the crazy tuning projects from Need for Speed video games. Besides bizarre graphics and, you could also stick neon lights under Supras and Celicas, turning them into Christmas decorations on wheels.

The rest of the world grew tired of neons cars, but of course Japan didn't. After all, this is the Land of the Rising Sun and not the Land of the Rising V8, Burgers and NASCAR.

The black beast was first filmed in 2014 at the Tatsumi Parking Area, a gathering place favored by the Tokyo underground scene. The list of custom touches s a rather long one, but first we'd draw attention to the red gills on the side and bonnet. This is a new technology that uses indirectly lit plexiglass, and we've only seen it in Japan so far.

At the front, the whole Mercedes emblem and the horizontal strut supporting it have been covered in flaming light, but the doors are what everybody seems to notice.The contour of the SLS's gullwing doors glows like something out of Tron. Below that, the interior bathes in Amsterdam-like red light.

Can you still close the doors? The crazy guys involved with Tokyo's underground scene regularly drive Lambos with the doors up, so that's not important. Oh and did we mention the SLS is also equipped with strobe lights and pulsating orange beams. It gets noticed for all the wrong reasons, but at least these weird changes are reversible.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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