2009 Mercedes SL-Class Facelift by Lorinser review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 , 08:09:53 byVeronica

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Mercedes SL-Class Facelift by Lorinser

The Mercedes SL received a tuning program from Sportservice Lorinser. The front is shaped by a new spoiler bumper that features three giant openings with racing grill inserts as well as a blade shaped spoiler hung below in the middle. Other distinctive elements of the side line are the new side skirts that are also characterized in the rear part by large air openings. The driving qualities include wide tires and remarkable light-alloy wheels. The ones that are not really very pleased with potent series engines can soon look forward to an optimization from the tuning engineers. In terms of interior, a more sporty and elegant one can be already ordered.

Re-capturing the myth

Lorinser reveals its re-interpretation of the latest SL


As early as back in the Fifties, a major car magazine wrote: "The Mercedes SL is the most cultivated and at the same time most fascinating among the sports cars of our time". With the most recent facelift from Stuttgart, the myth is more alive than ever. Sportservice Lorinser has reset the jewel among sports cars: the aerodynamic body parts of the Swabian vehicle customiser are fascinatingly reminiscent of the original racing car character, when the letters SL still stood for "Sport Light".

The front is shaped by a new spoiler bumper that is characterised by three giant openings with racing grill inserts as well as a blade shaped spoiler hung below in the middle. The integrated end-to-end lip flows seamlessly into the widely flared Lorinser fender. Its slanted, larger air inlets represent the aura of the original even more strongly than the already successful series version. Additional distinctive elements of the side line are the new side skirts that are also characterised in the rear part by large air openings. In addition, its contours take in the swing of the doors and bring the SL optically nearer the ground in combination with Lorinser`s lowering. In addition, the sports car is even a touch more connected with the ground when it comes to extreme driving situations and isn`t put off by any bend.

The outstanding driving qualities also include wide tyres and remarkable light-alloy wheels. The RS 9 wheel is full of energy, and this central theme also applies especially to the design of the rear of the vehicle: while the series model tends to appear rather simple here, the Lorinser spoiler bumper draws a great deal of power from its strong contours. The observer here not only immediately notices the diffuser inset with sporty grill, but also the sculpturally moulded semi-gondolas. They house the end tips of the exhaust system with their four openings. It`s clear that the Roadster not only produces hot air, but is also developing a gigantic forward thrust. Drivers that aren`t satisfied with potent series engines can soon look forward to an optimisation from Lorinser engineers. However, a more sporty and elegant interior can be ordered there already.