FAB Design has recently lifted the veil off the Mercedes SL63 AMG Bayard project, which has already been showcased at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. This piece is absolutely stunning and genuinely brilliant.
Coming as a proof of the fine craftsmanship that only FAB Design specialists can realize, the Bayard project is described as a “haute couture for the road”. The package features a series of exterior parts like a brand new and extremely aggressive front spoiler with huge air intakes, a light, carbon-reinforced nose component which increases the airflow towards the car’s engine, new side skirts which widen the Merc by 70 mm (2.75 inches) at the front and 120 mm (4.72 inches) at the rear, new carbon fiber rear spoiler with integrated diffuser, for better stability and control, and a set of 20-inch 3-piece Evolution Concarve aluminium wheels shod in Dunlop rubbers.
The bonnet of FAB Design’s 2013 Mercedes SL63 AMG Bayard hides a staggeringly modified engine, with remapped ECU, and attached to new exhaust tailpipes and a sports catalytic converter. The 5.5-liter V8 is now able to deliver 630 HP at 5,800 RPM and 653 lb-ft of torque between 2,000 and 4,500 RPM. This allows for an acceleration from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) of just 3.9 seconds, while the top speed is estimated to reach a bit under 200 mph.
The Bayard project will reportedly be realised in 25 copies, but the price hasn’t yet been disclosed.