Vorsteiner Previews its Take on the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
Over the last 15 months, we’ve chronicled a trio of bad to the bone BMW M Cars from the tuning whiz kids at Vorsteiner (which, despite its Germanic sounding name, is based in Orange County, California, though it’s worth noting that parts of the county were settled by German immigrants in the late 19th century). But Vorsteiner by no means limits itself to BMW products; it also offers upgrade parts for Porsches, Bentleys, Ferraris, Mercedes-Benzes and, soon, Lamborghinis.
And the number of Mercedes-Benzes that Vorsteiner can modify will soon grow by one, as it readies a visual tuning package for the current (2011-and-up) CLS63 AMG. And as you can no doubt tell from the two renderings that have been released, the transformation is pretty substantial.
Up front, the front fascia is brand new and features a carbon fiber splitter and a grille without a spot for the giant Three-Pointed Star in the middle. The replacement front fenders are considerably wider than stock, and the rear quarter panels also appear to have been pushed out slightly, too. The front and rear wheel openings are bridged by rocker panel extensions. The rear bumper is also new, and features an aggressive-yet-tasteful carbon fiber diffuser through which four traditional round tailpipes, rather than the stock squarish quad tips, breathe (The tips are connected to a stainless steel or titanium cat-back system.). Finally, there’s a subtle rear spoiler atop the trunklid. The whole ensemble is definitely different from stock, but it’s by no means garish or radically different from OEM. We like it.
We like the wheels, too. Vorsteiner will fit a set of its own 19”, 20” or 21” alloy wheels, depending on buyer preference. Regardless of which size you choose, expect all three to fill out those fattened wheel wells very nicely, thank you very much.
Other modifications on tap for the Vorsteiner CLS63 AMG? Well, expect some custom Vorsteiner-branded floor mats and a trunk mat. Engine or drivetrain tweaks? Alas, no, but when the stock 5.5L twin-turbo V8 kicks out 518hp (or 550hp with the AMG Performance Package), is that really such a big disappointment? In any case, we can’t wait to see how the real thing looks.