Lorinser S70 Takes the Mercedes-Benz S600 to the Two-Tone Extreme

Lorinser S70 Mercedes-Benz S600 front 3/4 view

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the most popular full-size luxury sedans in the world. And at the top of the non-AMG S-Class range is the regal S600. The interior appointments are opulent beyond description, and there's a party platter of high tech gizmos that encompass both entertainment and driving. Plus, its 5.5L twin-turbo V12 provides locomotive-grade motivation for this big, imposing chariot of the plutocracy.
But the power that V12 puts out, though way more than adequate, isn't really enough to give the S600 the kind of performance that would land it in super sedan territory. Of course, there are remedies for this, and one of the companies that provides remedies for this and other deficiencies is Lorinser.

Lorinser S70 Mercedes-Benz S600 rear 3/4 view

Now Lorinser is no stranger to hopping up Mercedes-Benzes; in fact, they're a marque specialist. So is Brabus, a company that has kind of cornered the market on ridiculously powerful Mercedes sedans. Judging by the treatment Lorinser has given the S600, though (creating what it calls the S70), the firm from Waiblingen has had enough of playing second fiddle in this area.
To wit, the S70 engine package elevates output from 510hp and 612 lb.-ft to 794hp and 937 lb.-ft of torque. This is done via new camshafts, turbochargers, a remapped ECU, a charge air cooling system, and a new exhaust system. To cope with all that extra muscle, Lorinser also replaces the rear differential with a beefier center section, but as far as we can tell, they don't make any changes to the stock 5-speed automatic transmission.
Lorinser S70 Mercedes-Benz S600 engine
Conversely, you can definitely tell they've modified the exterior and interior. The new bumpers, side skirts, front fenders and dual rear spoilers give the body a significantly more aggressive appearance (along with a set of Lorinser's own 20" wheels), while the two-tone black and gold paint adds some old-fashioned class. Inside, various surfaces of the cockpit have been re-covered in brown and creme leather, and the stock wood trim has been replaced with piano black. Plus, there are new floor mats and a 360 kilometer-per-hour (224 mph) speedometer.
Lorinser S70 Mercedes-Benz S600 interior view
Unfortunately, you won't quite be able to peg that speedometer. Normally, Lorinser sets the electronic speed limiter at 186 mph, though customers can request for it to be raised to 205 mph. Yes, this 2.5-ton-plus executive express will hit 205 mph (on a track or unrestricted section of the autobahn, of course). Crazy? Yes. Expensive? Most certainly (though Lorinser hasn't revealed the exact dollar/euro amount). Do we still covet it? Uh, yeah.
Source: Lorinser