Home / Auto News / News article: ASMA Design Strikes Again with Chrome Widebody Mercedes CL: The PhantASMA - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Apr 23 2009, 11:31 AM

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While bankers and stock market gurus go bankrupt, there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of money over in Dubai. Case in point; the crazy Mercedes tuner ASMA Design has released yet another over-the-top creation, custom built for someone who obviously has cash to spare.

Called the PhantASMA (get it?), this widebody Mercedes CL65 has received a complete makeover, with an all new carbon shell that has been painted chrome. The fenders are 35mm (roughly 1.4-inches) wider than stock and, of course, the PhantASMA features ASMA’s signature cow-catcher front grille.

Inside those fenders are a set of ASMA’s own 22-inch wheels, measuring 9.5-inches up front and 11.5-inches in the rear. Wrapped around those wheels are a set of rather modest 255/30/22 (front) and 295/25/22 (rear) tires.

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ASMA also got under the hood of the CL65 and tinkered with the twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine so that it now produces 725hp and 870 ft-lbs of torque. ASMA claims a 0-62 mph run in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph.

Full specifications aren’t yet available, however, in ASMA’s initial press release they did think it important to include the vehicle’s average fuel economy rating, which, by the way, is 19.8 liters/100 km (or roughly 11.9 mpg).

GALLERY: ASMA Design CL65: The PhantASMA

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