Brabus prepped Mercedes-McLaren SLR Roadster

Brabus prepped Mercedes-McLaren SLR Roadster

The new Audi Q7 Coastline won’t be the only maritime-inspired vehicle at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. German tuner Brabus has followed the boating theme by dressing the Mercedes-McLaren SLR Roadster with a new pearl-white paint job along with an aerodynamics update, engine tuning and custom-tailored 20in wheel and tire package.

The list of modifications includes a new front spoiler attached to the stock bumper, which reduces lift on the front axle and gives the car a more aggressive look. Optimized in a wind tunnel, the new spoiler is made from exposed carbon fiber and is both light and robust. The rear apron, meanwhile, is upgraded with a Brabus diffuser also made from exposed carbon fiber. Completing the look is a set of 20in ‘Platinum Edition’ three-piece alloy wheels wrapped in either Pirelli or Yokohama. Thanks to the new design, which features a forged aluminum rim and a billet aluminum center, the bigger 20in wheels are lighter than the 19in turbine-design factory-spec wheels.

Under the bonnet is the familiar 5.5L supercharged V8 but with the addition of and a fuel-cooling system. Power output increases by 24hp (18kW) to 650hp (478kW) at 6,500rpm. The tuner also offers a special clutch-type limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent for the SLR. This optimizes traction and improves acceleration times for the 0-100km/h (62mph), which now takes just 3.6 seconds. Top speed is an unlimited 337km/h (211mph).

Inside, the car gets red leather and black Alcantara trim, a new sports steering wheel with perforated leather and small buttons used for switching gears. The price of the new package including the car starts at €699,000.