700-HP Mercedes-AMG SL63: Tire-Smoking Convertible

Subtle despite Tacky Gold Decals

German tuner Manhart Performance has demonstrated their sorcery on the new Mercedes-AMG SL63, magnifying the sleek convertible’s potency, presence and granting it an updated moniker. Introducing – the Manhart SL 700 R.

Taking the standard 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine as the starting point, Manhart widened the power spectrum by augmenting it with an enhanced air filter, MHtronik powerbox, and altered intercooler to deliver an impressive 697BHP and a formidable 690 lb-ft of torque that is driven to all four wheels for excellent grip and handling.

The organisation also tampered with the AMG Speedshift MCT 9G transmission to regulate this buildup of power and torque. Should you desire a gruffer V8 rumble, Manhart likewise supplies OPF delete sport downpipes with 600-cell catalytic converters; however, this isn’t endorsed by Germany’s Technischer Uberwachungsverein (TUV), therefore it is for export purposes only.

Manhart tends to go the extra mile when it comes to designing exterior modifications. Still, they kept things rather sophisticated for this Mercedes-AMG with no roof. Gold touches abound on the vehicle, its body altered with Manhart’s trademark black and gold colour palette. Gold stripes adorn the hood, trunk lid and run across the sides of the car, completing a truly eye-catching look.

The stock wheels on the vehicle have been swapped out for mbDESIGN’s Manhart Forged Line series. These 22-inch alloys showcase a classic black finish with an added bordered trim of gold that stands in stark contrast. Outfitted for driving stability, the 295/30 Hankook Ventus S1 Evo2 tires are installed up front and the 335/25behind. Along with this switch, Manhart has also modified the calipers – now boasting their own design in place of the AMG-style.

Customers have the opportunity to ask for more changes, of course, at an additional expense. This applies to interiors as well; Manhart provides customisation options of its vehicles’ cockpits to its consumers.

Despite the overly blinged appearance, it is quite evident that this is one of Manhart’s toned-down designs. What is even more distinctive though, is that there will only be a limited number of 10 SL 700 R produced with this styling.

The latest iteration of the R232 SL has only been accessible for a little while but, already, several mechanics have come up with enhanced versions of the German convertible. If you are searching for an even mightier power than what Manhart could provide, Keyvany’s version supplies an impressive820 horsepower output. Although that seems alluring, its styling can be deemed quite excessive.

Mansory has gone over and beyond, radically altering the SL with an overly flashy body kit as well as too many elements. If you are wanting a particular SL, why not consider permitting Mercedes to devise an exclusive automobile by way of their Manufaktur program?

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