Wheelsandmore Supercharged Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster
What do you do if you own a gorgeous piece of German sheetmetal with possibly the most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 engine in the world? Why if you’re a sane enthusiast, you drive the car into the night and lay rubber elevens down wherever you go. If you’re a sane enthusiast, you purposely drive behind slow trailers and semis so that you can drop a gear down and mash the loud pedal for the sheer joy and sound of passing them.
Unfortunately, the people at German tuning company Wheelsandmore aren’t sane enthusiasts. They’ve decided that the 583 horsepower of the handcrafted naturally-aspirated V8 in the droptop gorgeous Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster is simply insufficient. Twice. Lets take a look at how deep their insanity runs.
Reading Mercedes’ own description of the 6.3L V8 in the SLS AMG GT Roadster provides you with a sense of occasion. Phrases like “Twin Wire Arc Spray” cylinder walls pop up alongside “dry-sump lubrication” and “race”. Something tells us the folks at AMG/Mercedes are particularly proud of their achievement and the results speak for themselves. Delivering 583HP at 6800RPM and a Honda-crushing 479lb-ft of torque, the SLS AMG GT Roadster’s V8 makes a sound only familiar to perhaps, MechaGodzilla.
The first stage of the Wheelsandmore Clinically Insane Power Kit (not the official name, sorry) revises the intake plumbing, re-maps the big Benz’s ECU, then adds a new stainless steel sports exhaust and catalytic converter to bump the power to a purported 635HP.
With the second stage (technically the Stage III kit), Wheelsandmore applies forced induction in the form of a supercharger to the glorious sounding V8. This adds another 30-something horsepower, pushing the big Teutonic roadster to just over 700HP and roughly 631lb-ft of torque.
With all that power, it’s probably time to invest in a good hairspray. Or a tire company. In any case, theWheelsandmore Supercharged Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster is a force to be reckoned with…