vath v58k mercedes benz slk 55 amg 001

vath v58k mercedes benz slk 55 amg 001

Tuner cars are often examples of the worst sort of overkill, but occasionally a car will sneak through with less-than-typical appearance modifications and a monstrously re-engineered heart. Such is the case with the Vath V58K, an extreme take on the SLK 55 AMG.

The Germans at Vath decided that 5.5L and natural aspiration were simply inadequate, and so took displacement up to 5.8L and added a supercharger to boost output from the stock 360hp (269kW) to a thunderous 565hp (421kW) and turning torque up from 377lb-ft (510Nm) to 569lb-ft (770Nm).

That's enough to push 0-100km/h times down into the 4 second range, just a tick behind the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Top speed clocks in at 186mph (300km/h).

Of course, the V58K isn't without its tuner elements, getting a new aerodynamics kit including a carbon fiber front lip spoiler, and a new stainless steel sport exhaust. Larger 19in wheels wrapped in 235/35 and 265/30 rubber adorn each corner, helping boost grip to match the prodigious power of the Vath roadster.

For more of Vath's work, check out their take on the C-Class or the CL 65 AMG.
Via: Autoblog.nl