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Väth V58 turns up the wick on Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG to the tune of 565 HP

by Steven J. Ewing (RSS feed) on Mar 11th, 2010 at 7:29PM

The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is already a fierce little roadster, what with its 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 cranking out 355 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. But for those who want something a bit more bonkers, the folks at Väth have just the solution, by way of the V58 – an SLK55-based beastie that produces – get ready – 565 hp and 568 lb-ft, gains of 210 and 192, respectively. Holy moly. How does such a thing come to life? Väth starts by upping the Merc's engine displacement to 5.8 liters and adding things like a new compressor, new pistons,... Read More

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