• Sep 25, 2007

Click the image above for more high-res shots of Project Kahn's SLR.

There isn't much left to do with a supercar. That's why they're called "super." Tuners of late, thankfully, seemed to be restraining themselves from going buck wild on them. On that note, with traditional British understatement, the tuning house Project Kahn has taken the Mercedes McLaren SLR and done, well, not all that much to it.

The car gets Kahn's trademark RS-X wheels, 20-inch up front and 21's in the rear. It also gets a 60 HP power boost to 677, a lowered suspension and high-flow pipes. Kahn expands on the smattering of colors that Mercedes offers by providing custom leather upholstery and paint jobs. Sure, it's not much, but at this level of the financial stratosphere, every little bit of individual luxury counts, no?

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree with that guy that says the turbine wheels were designed with performance in mind.

      Besides, why do stupid people think that "tricking out" cars requires ugly and shiny rims? It's almost as stupid as the people in my neighborhood who drive the Camrys from the early 90's but has like $4000 worth of 20" chrome rims and tires. What a bunch of losers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Love the rims.

      Those on a 2000 E-Class would be awesome.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pass on the wheels, all you potential buyers...according to the Road and Track 200+mph comparison, the SLR needs it's turbine wheels to extract air from the front of the car. The SLR they tested had 18" winter wheels (the way M-B supplied it, on the theory that the smaller wheels would have less rolling resistance) which did not help air extraction from under the front of the car. On the top speed run Steve Millen felt the car was lifting at the front, hampering stability and top speed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      One question: why? Owning an SLR doesn't make you different enough from the rest of us eh? You need to tune it out?

      Changing a car like that only results in horizontal movement of looks and performance at best, backward at worst. The new wheels are awesome, but so were the stock ones. The extra 60 horses is good, but you'll never make use of the first 400HP available never mind anything over that. Totally weird someone would spend money on mods like this to a car like an SLR...