2011 Hamann Hawk based on Mercedes SLS AMG review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 28 February 2011 , 20:02:21 byVeronica

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Hamann Hawk based on Mercedes SLS AMG

The new Hamann Hawk will be presented this year at the Geneva Motor Show, based upon the Mercedes SLS AMG. The highly tuned car will be fitted with an Everdose Gold exterior finish of its wind tunnel tested body kit with wing doors. In the front of the car, the tunning company fitted a front bumper fascia with LED lights and enlarged air inlets that insure better engine cooling and a carbon fiber hood that allows the escape of hot air. Also, there were applied fender flairs to provide an extra 60 mm on each front side and 70 mm on each rear side. The body kit also includes side skirts, rear bumper fascia with diffuser and a carbon fiber wing.
The 6.2-liter V8 engine didn't seem sufficient for the car, so it was fitted with a high-performance titanium exhaust manifolds, sports catalysts and on the intake side, they used a sports air filter. These tweaks include a remapped engine control unit, that raise the performance to 636 PS (628 bhp / 468 kW) from the standard 571 PS (420 kW / 563 hp). The Hamann Hawk does 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).
The center of gravity is lowered by up to 30 millimeters thanks to it's four height-adjustable dampers and four progressively wound springs. The car has Hamannn's own lightweight forged wheels in 9Jx21 with tires measuring 245/30 ZR 21 at the front and 12.5Jx21 with tires measuring 345/25 ZR 21 at the rear.