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Anderson Germany’s newest creation is a menacing, flat black Maserati Gran Turismo S that they’ve dubbed the Superior Black Edition. The only parts remaining on this Gran Turismo S that aren’t matte are the window frames, grille and rear logo. And they’re all gloss back.
The dark theme continues with a tinted shade on the headlights and taillights. Plus, to complement the matte black Anderson Germany outfitted the Gran Turismo S with a new hood and a selection of carbon fiber components – the mirrors, tailgate, roof ledges, left and right air inlets are all in carbon.
To finish off the exterior modifications, Anderson Germany also equips the Maserati with subtle front and rear aprons while 21-inch wheels adorn all four corners. The car was then lowered to give it the proper stance it needs to match the rest of the package. Horsepower has been increased to a respectable 492-hp, up from the factory 440-hp, thanks to a new exhaust system with racing catalytic converters and an ECU retune. There is also a weight savings of about 29-lbs from the new exhaust.
The interior receives plenty of carbon fiber accents while in car electronics has been decked out with plenty of monitors and a Playstation3. Reupholstery consists of black carbon leather and Alcantara, contrasted with red stitching.
GALLERY: Anderson Germany Maserati Gran Turismo S Superior Black Edition
Anderson Germany just keeps setting a new standard when it comes to building luxury and exotic vehicles. This time around, an Aston Martin DBS gets what the tuner calls the ‘Superior Black Edition’ treatment from the infamous tuner, making 007′s famed ride look ever so menacing. In fact, if Batman was a little more sophisticated and subtle, this would probably be his vehicle of choice… really.
The matte black exterior to the DBS’ body is probably one of the best matte black cars we’ve laid eyes on. Just the sleekness of the black combined with the curves of the DBS makes for a very beautiful piece of machinery. Contrasting the dark shade is a set of bright red calipers peeking behind a set of 21-inch wheels. On the inside, the DBS gets its fair share of carbon fiber goodies along with black leather and Alcantara sprinkled in. Red stitching accents the black theme, much like the exterior calipers.
Performance wise, Anderson Germany claims that their DBS puts out 560-hp, a 50-hp increase over the factory figure. We strongly doubt all 50-hp came from just the exhaust upgrade, we’re going to bet there’s an ECU retune of some sort to get the extra boost in power. Although really, with looks this good, we could care less if it makes 6-hp or 1,000.