Stealing a march on new SL
Two German guys have recently taken over a tuning company from a previous owner and are set to continue modifying cars.
PP Exclusive stands for ... Peter and Patrick Exclusive. The Merc SL shown here is one of their latest projects.
Pictures and reports on the latest generation Merc SL are all over the media.
I know, owners of older versions are busy scratching through jackets for some cash to splash on the new model but in truth, freshening up the older car makes for a more viable option.
Peter and Patrick have a mild tuning package for any Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R230 facelift. It's without any performance upgrades and according to the company, modifications consist mainly of style enhancements. You can't argue that this is an enticing outlook.
It's a way that ensures peace of mind, while sprucing up the old girl so she can stand proud with the new version, which should be here by next year, if not earlier.
This SL has been fitted with PP Exclusive's Majestic wheels. Appearing classy, the fronts are sized at 20-inches with 3.5-inch outer rims. This bit gives it that extra bit of aggro. The rear "tekkies" are 20-inch monsters, with even wider outer rims.
But, get this; the special alloy rims are also available in 23-inch giants. To slam it down, PP opted for an electronic module which lowers suspension by up to 100mm.
Obviously they had to extend the wheel arches to fit in those massive wheels, and these are add-ons to the existing bulge rather than a complete rebuild.
The car is now 25mm wider up front and 55mm wider at the back - and you gotta love the rear with the smoothed out bumper.
The exhaust system is a stainless steel exhaust option and the catalytic converter and four oval-shaped tailpipes remain in place.
What's a pimp without an inside job? The driver of this SL will enjoy seats that have been finished in white Nappa leather with black stitching, just to match the outside. The wood trim has also been replaced with matching white pieces.
However, for my personal tastes, the white leather/black alcantara-covered steering wheel is a winner.
Needing only a bejewelled hand to stroke the car into corners, it isn't the standard Mercedes SL wheel but a smaller one which has been flattened at the bottom.
This beats any bog standard new SL in my book.