Looking to upgrade your already expensive Euro-built performance car? The guys over at GSC are here to help.
German and Italian-built performance cars are often the main focus of attention for aftermarket tuning firms – and for good reason. In fact, there are many good reasons why these companies like to lend their hands to upgrading the performance and overall specs of some of the world’s best-engineered cars. German Special Customs, also known as GSC, has been building itself quite a reputation for transforming already fantastic cars by not only upping their performance but also in giving them a dose of sharp, not overly overdone styling kits. Here are five examples.
Its 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 has been upgraded by 225 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque over the stock CLS63 AMG for a total of 775 hp and 848 lb-ft. The CLS63 AMG Stealth rockets from 0-62 mph in only 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. Along with a KW coilover suspension and 20" wheels, GSC added a unique front bumper with LED daytime running lights and redesigned hood. Out back there’s a four-pipe exhaust and a rear bumper that features a carbon-fiber diffuser and air outlets.
Called the Goldstorm, GSC opted to give Mercedes' old and beloved G-Class wagon an extra dose of styling. Starting with a stock G63 AMG, the firm’s body kit includes unique front- and rear-end designs, specifically a new front bumper, grille, headlights and vented hood. The rear end has new quad tailpipes and custom lamps. There are also new fender flares and side skirts. And yes, it’s painted gold.
Now we’re talking. This modified Lamborghini Aventador, dubbed the Aventador Estatura GXX, features a new aerodynamic body kit built from carbon titanium. Those new pieces include front and rear bumpers, a new hood, adjustable racing wing, titanium black exhaust and new ultra-light alloy wheels. It seems that GSC left near perfection alone by keeping the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12 with 700 horsepower unaltered, for now at least.
The Porsche Panamera may not have the most appealing exterior design out there, but it often benefits from the occasional body kit. GSC cooked up something of its own by taking a Panamera Turbo and turning it into the Nighthawk. The tuner gave the big Porsche a carbon body kit consisting of front and rear lips, side skirts, rear spoiler and a new hood. Also tossed into the mix is a new twin exhaust kit. The 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 remains untouched but since it already produces a solid 500 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, the Panamera Turbo remains quite a potent performance machine.
Can’t afford the base price of a G63 AMG? Then perhaps the ML is something more appropriate for your bank account. You can then hand it over to the guys at GSC who will turn it the Typhoon. The SUV has been given a carbon-fiber front bumper featuring oversized air intakes, LED daytime running lights, side skirts as well as a carbon-fiber hood and front grille. The rear end has been treated to a new carbon-fiber fascia with an integrated diffuser and quad exhaust. GSC rounded the body kit package out with a set of custom alloy wheels.