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Saturday, November 26, 2016

VATH Makes The Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG As Powerful As An Aventador

There was a time, not that long ago, when #AMG models wore the '#Benz' moniker too, and this is when the SL 65 was born.

In standard form, its 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 engine is capable of pushing out 630 PS (621 HP) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque, but that wasn't enough for VATH, which added the V65 tuning kit, lifting output to 700 PS (690 HP) and 1,148 Nm (847 lb-ft).

The horsepower number matches that of a Lamborghini Aventador, while the torque is significantly more than the italian supercar's 690 Nm (507 lb-ft). Now, with the added muscle, the tuner doesn’t say how much the roadster needs to cover the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint, but it should be faster than the standard model's 4.0 seconds. Vath have lifted the top speed limiter as well, stating that it will eventually reach 325 km/h (202 mph).

These upgrades stack up to €6,980 ($7,365), plus €650 ($686) installation, and add up to some chassis modifications - €1,450 ($1,530) plus €450 ($475) installation, and an aftermarket exhaust, which costs €3,890 ($4,104), not counting in the same €450 ($475) installation fee.

VATH charges €250 ($264) to install the 3-piece forged rims, 10.0x20- and 12.0x20-inch, wrapped in 265/30 and 305/25 front-to-rear tires, which will set you back for another €7,800 ($8,230). All prices are for the German market and include tax.


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