It’s all about presence.
Mercedes-Benz has just released the new R231-generation of the SL-Class roadster, but the SL R230 isn’t ready to say goodbye just yet. PP Exclusive, the German tuning company, has unveiled a new upgrade program for the R230-generation SL-Class that focuses on three things: deep, wide, and loud.
These three characteristics transform the Mercedes-Benz SL into a new roadster. Both the front and rear axles of the roadster have been widened by 50 mm and 110 mm respectively as part of the PP Exclusive SL tuning program. The widened track is emphasized by two different sets of in-house wheels. The featured wheels, shown in black and chrome, are the PP Exclusive Majestic models, and measure 11 x 20 up front with a 3.5-inch lip, and 13 x 20 at the rear with a massive 5.0-inch lip. On the opposite side are the PP Exclusive Crown Jewel light alloy wheels in the same size with an optional 6.0-inch lip. Each of the wheel designs wear 255/30 R20 front and 305/25 R20 rear Dunlop tires.
In terms of ‘loud’ and ‘deep’, PP Exclusive has designed a new suspension module and exhaust system to transform the SL-Class into an unforgettable roadster. The entire car can be lowered by up to 100 mm thanks to an electronic lowering module that is operated via steering wheel. At any time, the height status of the SL can be checked in the instrument cluster. All of the available engines in the SL-Class can be fitted with a PP Exclusive stainless steel exhaust with four oval-shaped tips in a ‘civil’ or ‘loud’ configuration.
For that exclusive touch, the German tuner has installed a white and black themed interior. Each of the seats were furnished with white Nappa leather with contrasting black stitching, while the sun visors were fitted with black alcantara. The center console and trim pieces have been replaced with vibrant white components to match the overall theme. Facing the driver is a new flat-bottomed steering wheel with alcantara, white stitching, and a black Mercedes-Benz logo for better control.
The entire SL R230 tuning program from PP Exclusive is currently available as a complete package or individual accessories. The Majestic wheels will be available in early 2012 and have just received TÜV certification.
PP Exclusive SL R230 Tuning Specifications
Wheels and Suspension:
Wheels: Majestic (black and chrome) or Crown Jewels (multi-piece six-spoke)
Front Wheels: 11 x 20 with 3.5-inch lip
Rear Wheels: 13 x 20 with 5.0-inch lip
Front Tires: 255/30 R20
Rear Tires: 305/25 R20
Suspension: Electronic lowering module with steering wheel controls; up to 100 mm lower
-Widened front and rear track; 110 mm rear and 50 mm front
-Stainless steel exhaust with quad oval tips
-White leather seats with black stitching
-White center console and dashboard trim
-Black alcantara sun visors
-Flat-bottomed steering wheel in alcantara with white stitching
PP Exclusive SL R230 Tuning Gallery
[Source: PP Exclusive]
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