If you keep up with the tuning scene, you are probably aware that German powerhouse HAMANN is one of the most exciting luxury car mod shops out there, constantly pushing the envelope and putting out extreme creations at every possible opportunity. The 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show took place right in their backyard and provided the perfect backdrop to showcase some of their best builds to date. The world premier of the HAMANN Ferrari California, HAMANN Victory Lamborghini Gallardo and HAMANN Tycoon Evo were all pretty spectacular.
In addition, a car which we saw at launch back in October of last year, the HAMANN Volcano, based on the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, was released as a Special Red IAA 2009 Edition. In its new livery it made quite an impression on us. As always, HAMANN provides a total conversion of this breathtaking vehicle best known for its outrageous price and racing-like performance.
The HAMANN Volcano builds on the SLR McLaren supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine with a host of modifications including a new ECU, high-performance exhaust manifolds and sport exhaust end pipes, a revised belt pulley combination, the addition of a second water pump and updated gearbox electronics. A five-speed high-torque automatic transmission delivers power to the rear wheels. Producing 700 bhp with 612 lb-ft of torque, an increase of of 74 hp and 37 lb.-ft respectively, the Volcano can rocket from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed is rated at 216 mph, besting the SLR 722 by 7 mph.
The HAMANN Volcano has a plethora of carbon fiber bodywork pieces including a new front spoiler, side skirts and sheathing, a revised hood with scoop, rear diffuser and large rear wing. The company’s EDITION RACE 21-inch wheels are mounted on all four corners and wrapped in 255/30 (front) and 345/25 (rear) tires.
Inside, the HAMANN SLR McLaren gets a host of custom-made carbon parts for the dashboard and center console along with plenty of aluminum on the pedals and door sills. Alcantera is strewn throughout with customers getting the choice of selecting various colors for the roof interior, pillars, cockpit, steering wheel and sun visors. In this case, the Special Red 2009 IAA Edition has a red carbon fiber and black Alcantera two-tone motif. No price has been released yet for the HAMANN Volcano showcased at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, but we’re guessing it’s in the low seven digits.
If anyone needed yet another reason to not buy one of these cars, well here you go. If I had to pick between this and a pair of new shoes, I’d stick to walking
this looks about as good as a 94 Honda Civic outfitted with every Chinese-made aftermarket cosmetic part available.
Seriously beyond tacky.
They found an amazing way to take a beautiful design and make it look like a 16-year-old tricked it out from a catalog. No. Class. At. All.