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iForged’s beautifully built Mercedes-Benz SL 55 is now currently up for sale on eBay with a buy it now price of $89,999. The hefty chunk of cash will get you a Misha Designs widebody, 600-hp supercharged AMG SL 55 with a huge collection of top quality modifications. This is the same piece of machinery that iForged showed off in its SEMA booth and the one that we spotlighted during its build process.
From bumper to bumper, this SL 55 has been outfitted with some of the best quality work anyone can find in the United States. The custom diamond-stitched seats were done by Top Stitch while the BASF Glasurit Liquid Metal Mercedes Designo Alubeam Titanium paint was sprayed on by none other than DTM Autohaus.
Transforming the exterior is the third Misha Designs widebody kit in the world, which really transforms the entire SL 55 to the extreme. The widebody also makes way for the custom 3-piece iForged Legacy V2 wheels on one side while the other side sports a 3-piece Equip V3. Up front are 20×9.5-inch wheels while the rear is a healthy and wide 21×11-inch pair.
There’s plenty more modifications to speak about, including the custom stereo and Brembo brakes, so hit the source if you’re really interested. The car currently has 32,226 miles on the odometer and is a 2004, though it received the 2009 face lift during the widebody conversion.
GALLERY: iForged Misha Designs Widebody SL 55
This isn’t really news, but Misha Designs has made it officially official: they are releasing a widebody kit for the Mercedes-Benz SL. In case you missed the news earlier, we revealed that iForged built an SL55 for SEMA that would sport Misha Designs’ widebody kit. Now Misha Designs has released the full specs on the styling package.
Along with the widebody kit, the aggressive front bumper sports a lower carbon fiber lip spoiler. The larger-opening on the front bumper helps keep the SL nice and cool. The fenders imitate the lovely design from the SL’s Black Series, while the hood is an original with carbon fiber vents. The side skirts were designed to match the wider rear fenders while the rear bumper sports a carbon fiber diffuser and gills. A subtle and clean rear spoiler also comes with the kit rounding it off on all edges.
The kit is available for all SL models 2003 and up, while it’s a direct bolt on for the 2009 models. For those with a previous model, you’ll need new headlights and a center grill to get it to become a full conversion. No pricing was mentioned.
Several finishing touches were done to the widebody SL, including match-painting the front grille and highlighting the intake valve covers in McLaren Orange to match the bright calipers. Carbonio then came through with a carbon fiber intake and engine cover while Status Racing harnesses will complement the interior modifications.
And of course the biggest highlight to the entire project is a set of iForged concave carbon fiber wheels. Before the built the car did have a 12.5-inch wide setup in the rear, but they were swapped out for an even wider pair of 14-inch wheels.
GALLERY: iForged Misha Designs Widebody Mercedes-Benz SL
[Source: Vincent Wong]
Vincent Wong is no stranger to building killer rides to showcase his product line: iForged Wheels. There’s just no better way to show off what you can do with your wheel line than to take some of the world’s hottest cars and widen their bodies in order to fit a real fat lip underneath those fenders. After building one of the cleanest Techart GT Porsche’s we’ve ever seen, Wong has decided that this year he’ll team up with Misha Designs and widebody-out a Mercedes-Benz SL55.
The car will debut in the iForged booth at this year’s SEMA Show and it’s looking to be an interesting project. For the most part we’re pretty interested to see how Misha Designs’ kit looks in person and we really feel that Vincent’s color choice on the project will make or break the car. Obviously we already know that a killer set of wheels will outfit it, but we’ll be interested to see how the rest of it combines to work together.
We’ll bring you plenty of photos of the finished product from the SEMA Show with live coverage starting November 2nd. Until then, check out our complete SEMA Preview here.
[Source: Vincent Wong]
GALLERY: iForged Misha Designs Mercedes-Benz SL55 Widebody
Misha Designs has mostly specialized in Porsche spoilers in the past but we’re guessing given the fairly decent success they’ve had with their Mercedes-Benz SL project, the company decided to dabble in producing a full kit for the Porsche 997. Well, we’re finding the result a little less than stellar, but part of it might be attributed to the corny Photoshop work they did for their own press photos.
With a Gemballa-like tuning package, Misha’s GTM Aero Kit makes isn’t as sophisticated as some and makes the 997 Turbo look almost like a toy car.
In the rear, the bumper and diffuser combo has way too much going on with a mash up of vents, lines and angles. But at least it’s in carbon fiber. Our biggest design gripe is with the center of the rear bumper where Misha throws down a lot of straight and angled lines for the license plate area – on a vehicle known for its round shape.
We won’t deny that some may really like the aero kit – we’ve certainly seen a lot worse on various other cars. Perhaps we’re just turned off by the Photoshopped motion blur on the still photos.
GALLERY: Misha Designs GTM Aero Kit for Porsche 997 Turbo
Official press release available after the break.