2010 Mercedes SL-Class R230 widebody by Prior Design review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 1 June 2010 , 08:06:02 byVeronica

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Mercedes SL-Class R230 widebody by Prior Design

Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series, the Prior Design kit makes the SL-Class R230 look even sportier and aggressive.
The SL R230 was fitted by Prior Design with a new front spoiler with integrated large air intakes, facelift headlights, side skirts and a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser.
The car rides on 10x20 inch rims with 265/30R20 tires on the front and 12x20 inch wheels with 305/25R20 tires on the rear.
The German tuner has available a lowering kit for the car, mechanical and electronic (with integrated Airmatic).

PRIOR-DESIGN PD-SERIES (Basis Mercedes-Benz SL R230)


SL maximum - the PD-SERIES


Right in time for the industry trade fair Tuning World Bodensee, PRIOR design presented their latest creation - the PD-SERIES based on the Mercedes-Benz SL R230.

The self-set target of the Kamp-Lintfort company was making the "large" Mercedes-Benz roadster even more perfect. The PD-SERIES inspiration very clearly was the super sports car Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series. The result will excite every car enthusiast: Flowing lines, expressive curves, massive air inlets and muscular sides summarize the perfect PD-SERIES view.

Let us look at it in detail, starting with the front. This is where the superior width of the PD-SERIES hardly makes it possible for the viewer to avert his eyes from the overwhelming fenders. Still getting over the endorphin-filled moment surprise, the eye takes I the harmonious line flowing from the fender to the front area. Only few centimetres below the futuristic Facelift headlights, there is a front spoiler with large, greedy air inlets. The cowl with its many air inlets reaches up to the windshield supplying even high-performance motors with sufficient air.

The side area with its wide wheels is reminiscent of a muscular monster waiting to jump its prey. The side dills harmoniously connect the masculine sides to make the car look as if made from a single cast.

Going father around the vehicle, we can then see the rear, dominant due to the imposing wheel arches that make the SL seem impossibly wide. The large track of the PD-SERIES is connected by a perfectly rounded rear bumper from one wheel arch to the other, which in turn is equipped with a diffuser based on racing technology. It is available either as sight carbon or full carbon.

A specially developed wheel/tyre combination is available as a complete set in the following sizes:
Wheel rim PD1 (three-piece stainless steel outer bed, black finish), front axle 10x20 inch with 265/30R20, rear axle 12x20 inch with 305/25R20

Finally, Prior-Design makes it possible to lower the car mechanically as well as electronically (with integrated Airmatic). Using the above wheel/tyre combination, Prior-Design also recommends optimising the suspension tuning.