SLS AMG Gets Hamman Hawk Wings

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As if the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG wasn't enough of a super car, tuning specialist Hamman finally decided to take a shot at it and present at the Geneva Auto Show this week one of the most extreme contraptions we recently laid our eyes on. Called Hawk, the upgraded SLS AMG comes with a series of unique features, noticeable right from the moment the car falls into sight. The model has been wrapped in Everose Gold, with carbon fiber adorning some elements of the car, like the hood and trunk. All the modifications made by Hamman to the body of the car, starting with the new front bumper fascia with LED lights and enlarged air inlets and ending with the large spoiler at the back have been tested in the wind tunnel to insure they do not interfere with the car's performances. Speaking of which, if by chance you got tired of the already extra-potent engine fitted by Mercedes into the original gullwing, then perhaps the upgrades made by Hamman will come like a well deserved change. The 6.2l V8 engine packs a hell of a lot more punch, 628 bhp (up from the stock 563 hp). The naught to sixty acceleration has been brought down to 3.6 seconds, while the top speed is rated at 320 km/h (199 mph). Some fine tuning has also been done on the model, so that it can better cope with the increase in power. Hamman added coilover kit with four height-adjustable dampers and four progressively wound springs, lowered the body by up to 30 millimeters and fitted the model with lightweight forged wheels. autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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