• Dec 13, 2009
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG by MEC Design - Click above for image gallery

Germans are generally so conservative that we sometimes wonder if their aftermarket scene exists only to provide for the anomalies that every society needs. Not many of you fell for MEC Design's first attempt at visually tuning the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, and we would have thought it was something from Tron Legacy if not for the fact of it being yellow. It appears that boys from Berlin returned to their easels and now present the MEC SLS, take two.

It's called a "style study" and to its credit, MEC has deleted the most obscene gestures from the previous rendering: the mommy-make-it-stop nose and horrendous wheels. Nevertheless, MEC's Erector-Set-and-Laffy-Taffy design ethos has only been barely restrained, and the result is still quite troubling. If you have suggestions, you can leave them in the comments section below. We think MEC is reading...



[Source: Caradisiac]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Here MEC... Try mine.

      The trick is that it's supposed to be a classy car, not a heavy racecar like a GT-R. You want class...

      You have to go subtle, and graceful.

      This is only a crappy sketch, with no wheels, but it shows the direction you should pursue. You're trying a little too hard to appeal to a younger crowd, but you're forgetting that the age of buyers for this car is likely going to be in their 50's.

      Here, enjoy.

      Steve.

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/stealth01/SLS.jpg
      • 5 Years Ago
      The SLS is so ugly, no aftermarket kits can fix it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here's my suggestion to MEC: quit trying to improve cars. The SLS might not be perfect, but what you did is beyond awful. Nothing in that font end design makes sense.
      • 5 Years Ago
      These guys need a new career.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Tuning companies just need to give up. Another awful take on a beautiful car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Needs more vents, scoops, slots, holes, and strakes! There just aren't enough!
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow.... thatys sinful ugly. THe car is gorgeous, it would onlytake MINOR adds to make it "meaner/sportier" but these guys obviously got a great deal on bulk plastics
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it, but the the lower valence of the front bumper still needs to be toned down. Smooth flowing lines on the front end would go much better with the rest of the car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the overall theme because it provides a more muscular approach to the SLS AMG instead of the halfway in-between classy and muscular car that you get from the factory. But there are some things I don't like about it. For one, MEC needs to stop putting gigantic wheels on these cars. They ruin the whole high-performance approach and turn it into just another status symbol. Though it probably will end up like that anyways, I'd like it not to look like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh God leave it alone.
      Stop messing with this car.
      Go screw up a Honda Civic or something, leave nice cars alone.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The white one is beautiful. The red and yellow ones are ugly. Anyone know where to get more angles of this car?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I may be in the minority but the SLS is ugly...so anything you do to it will be ugly as well. Don't understand why everyone thinks its so nice.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ditto. The original design is broken and in need of fixing. This is a bit overdone, but not much worse than the Benz version.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +adding to the new majority.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I've never really been a huge fan of the original SLS AMG, not to mention it's aftermarket counterparts. This does look better than previous renderings, I must say, but if I were to make a suggestion at all, it would be to lose the chrome wheels. I personally have never been a fan of chrome.

        Another viable suggestion: Pick a new car.
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