Manhart Plays Trick or Treat With the Mercedes-AMG SL, Pulls It Out of Hell

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This Mercedes-AMG SL has just been pulled back out of hell. It’s Manhart that did it with looks and technical mods and accents of gold.

A twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 powers this bat coming out of hell. It delivers 585 PS (577 HP) to the top-of-the-range SL 63, together with a peak torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft). That’s enough to make it rocket from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph).

But that was far from enough for Manhart. What used to be the Mercedes-AMG SL is now the Manhart SL 800 R. There, we said it all. The roadster now boasts 800 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque (738 lb-ft), all going straight to the rear axle. That’s quite a lot to deal with, isn’t it? And it’s all thanks to new turbochargers, a larger intercooler and an ECU remapping.

To make it look like it eats Miatas for breakfast, Manhart modified the suspension and brought the car closer to the tarmac. No word on other technical interventions just yet. But since this is advertised as a whole package, there sure are some more than we actually get to see. The car now wears Manhart Concave wheels.

Mercedes-AMG SL in black and gold, so typically Manhart

They painted the car in black and slapped a golden pinstripe along the body. Gold are the frame of the front splitter and of the rear air diffuser. And the brake calipers could not miss the gold-themed Trick-or-treat party. Meanwhile, the three-pointed star logo went scarily black. Because that is exactly what the SL now looks like: a bet coming out of hell. Too bad Halloween is long gone.

The tuner offers interior upgrades upon request as well. No word on the pricing, but if you are aware of what Manhart usually does, it should be anything but cheap.