Mercedes SLS Draft by Lorinser

present two
sketches of how
their Mercedes-Benz
super car conversion
could look like

Here come both the
drafts for the Lorinser
E-class and the photos
of the production model

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The designers of the Swabian
Mercedes tuning house Lorinser are currently thinking over what to do with the new SLS sports car. The super star of this year's IAA is created to pay tribute to the 1950's 300 SL and the stylists of Lorinser continue with this approach in two ways.

One is a draft (image above) which refers to the roots of the original which was firstly designed for motorsports and focused on low weights. So Lorinser's homage features many carbon fibre parts, although this material had not been available then. But CEO Marcus Lorinser says: 'the lightweight concept of the 300 SL would definitely have contained this material'. Another interesting detail is the crest of the Lorinser family replacing the Mercedes star at the front grille.

With the second version, the designers render homage to the legendary 300 SL as a sports road car. It even more refers to classic design cues. Such as the side gills. But, in fact it's just leaving out those details turning the first sketch into a racing car. An even more significant feature have both drafts common: the flarings, which were typical of the archetypes. Thus the sketches are closer to the vehicle the new SLS is considered to pay tribute to.

The Lorinser conversions definitely appear more exciting than the sleeker basis does. However they say whether any of the sketches will be produced or what ideas are going to be available for Mercedes' recent super sports car has not been decided yet. If you want to encourage Lorinser as a prospective SLS owner to make some details come true, just write them an email via

Mercedes SLS Draft by Lorinser

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