There are hundreds of aftermarket tuners out there, but few hold the type of street cred that does Veilside. Long known for making Japan's greatest sportscars even greater, Veilside has now turned its attention to the Mercedes-Benz SL.

Not the newest one, mind you, because it's not out yet. Instead, Veilside has taken to the Tokyo Auto Salon to unveil a conversion kit that turns the outgoing SL into something closer to the top-of-the-line SL65 AMG Black Series.

To do so, Veilside fitted the SL with a custom body kit that includes new bumpers front and rear, new hood, fenders, side skirts, and spoiler, all crafted from carbon fiber. The result is called the Black Fortune.

The folding roof mechanism present on the stock SL – but removed on the Black Series model – appears to remain in place, so the Veilside won't encompass the kind of weight savings embodied by the factory special, but with only 300 examples of the kit to be offered at about $30,000 a pop, seeing one on the street should be about as rare a proposition.


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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait-what!? Veilside? The same company who gave all the Fast & Furious kiddies little 4in boners a decade ago with their body kits & wings? Wow. Honestly, I'm impressed. That is beautiful. Very beautiful in fact.
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really not loving this black wheel craze that's been going on for a while now. If you're going to have gloss black wheels why not just go with painted steelies? They looked great on my '81 Datsun pickup truck, especially with the Pep Boys chrome trim ring.
      AP1_S2K
      • 2 Years Ago
      Almost all aftermarket tuners suck. They don't understand or try to compliment the cars existing design language (except Mugen), instead they just make wheel flairs/wide body, bigger openings, and MORE VENTS. Destroying the cars original beauty....what a shame.
      bobmarley
      • 2 Years Ago
      i thought it was another "special edition" mustang for a split second...I wouldnt mind if the new mustang looked like this.
      Jonny P. Star
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice to see veilside stepping into the Euro market, they make some of the wildest and awesome kits out, I remember that orange and black kit for an rx7, looked sick.
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      A little flashy but like what has already been stated; that is rather tame for Veilside. Looks good though IMO. Makes the SL look more exotic.
      FriskyDingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Vielside's bodykits are either completely terrible or phenomonal. This one falls into the latter category.
      Redline
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is kinda tasteful... for Veilside?
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see Alex Ovechkins SL65 Black all the time :)
      Bloomsbury
      • 2 Years Ago
      This will sell well. A large number of SL owners have been trying to get Mercedes to sell 'Black' style front and rear bumpers, particularly the front. Not sure I like the diffuser on this kit though, but can't really see it too clearly.