A touch of Black Series style.
The Mercedes-Benz SL500 (R230) may not be the most powerful or the fastest in the model lineup and overshadowed by its AMG and Black Series siblings, it’s still a great grand tourer that provides a healthy dose of speed and comfort. For those that are craving a bit more in the style and excitement departments of the SL500, Famous Parts has the conversion for you.
The new Famous Parts SL500 is visually more aggressive and dynamic thanks to a new Prior Design body kit that boasts widened fenders. The PU-RIM kit features sportier front and rear bumpers, a new hood with air vents, side sills that visually lower the sports car, and extended front and rear fenders. A new rear spoiler was added to sharpen up handling at higher speeds, while the rear mirrors and headlights were replaced for a more modern look. Famous Parts then gave the entire car a slick white pearl matte metallic wrap to go along with the winter months, and then painted parts like the fender inserts, side mirrors, and rear bumper insert, and applied a dark film to the rear panoramic window.
But the new, more aggressive look wasn’t finished yet. The team at Famous Parts then installed a height-adjustable electronic lowering module for the factory ABC chassis that can improve the center of gravity for better handling. The final step was a new stance that was achieved thanks to a new set of Type III FPX wheels with matte black centers, chrome lips, and chrome hardware. The wheels were installed in an 8.5 x 20 front and 11.0 x 20 rear setup with 255/30R20 and 295/25R20 Continental Sport Contact tires, and new H&R spacers to fill in the extended fenders.
The final step in creating a more exciting Mercedes-Benz SL500 was to give the exhaust a bit more attitude. The Famous Parts team took the rear exhaust section from the SL63 AMG model and installed it on the factory pipes of the SL500 to create a more powerful exhaust note that just begs the driver to step on the throttle.
Famous Parts Mercedes-Benz SL500 Specifications
-SL63 AMG exhaust end pipes attached to stock exhaust
Wheels, Tires, Suspension:
Wheels: Type III FPX with matte black centers, chrome lips, chrome hardware
Front Wheels: 8.5 x 20
Rear Wheels: 11.0 x 20
Tires: Continental Sport Contact
Front Tires: 255/30R20
Rear Tires: 295/25R20
Other Wheel Accessories: H&R Spacers
Suspension: Electronic lowering module for ABC suspension
-Prior Design widebody kit
-Redesigned side mirrors
– White pearl matte metallic wrap
-Matte black painted fender inserts
-Black film rear panoramic roof
Famous Parts Mercedes-Benz SL500 Gallery
[Source: Famous Parts]