2012 Hamann Hawk Roadster


2012 Hamann Hawk Roadster

2012 Hamann Hawk Roadster

A powerful engine packed into an exclusive body design with matte-red lacquer from HAMANN Motorsport. After the Gran-Turismo-Coupé, HAMANN is now also customising the Roadster version of this top-class sports car. The result is a genuine treat for both the eyes and the ears: Upthrust-reducing aerodynamic components, powerful performance enhancements, stainless-steel exhaust systems with a sporty sound, striking 21-inch light-metal rims and deluxe interior modifications bring an individual character to this series vehicle.

Already in its basis version, the SLS provides a significant engine output. But the HAMANN engine department puts some additional power reserves into the V8 engine. Part of the power enhancement is the high-performance exhaust system made out of stainless steel. In combination with a sports air filter, this system also renders the earthy and powerful sound of the 6.2 litre aggregate. The components are precisely adjusted with the help of a new engine characteristic map for motor electronics. With a top performance of 636 hp / 468 kW and a maximum torque of 680 Nm at 4,850 r.p.m, the HAMANN engine exactly meets the wishes of its sports ambitious clientele. The performance enhanced wing door automobile provides first class measures. In race start mode, the two-seater accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.6 seconds and with a top speed of 320 km/h, the HAMANN HAWK Roadster also surpasses the basis model.

The superior driving performance is matched with a striking appearance and aerodynamics tested in the wind tunnel. The HAMANN HAWK Roadster front apron replaces the serial bumper and due to its shape it reduces the uplifting forces at the front axle. Larger air inlets in connection with a new LED lights unit give the two-seater an even more dynamic look. In addition, the enlarged air inlets provide better access for the engine’s increased need for fresh air. Subsequently, the air is drawn out of new bonnet made of checkered flag carbon. Striking wing, 60mm on each front side and 70mm on each rear side, already render an impressive appearance even while the car has not started moving yet. Side skirts make the Convertible look additionally lower and more stretched and underline the rims. The new rear apron with the diffuser enhances the air flow under the bottom of the car and provides room for four enormous end pipes each measuring 90 mm in diameter.

In order to perfectly combine comfort and control, HAMANN uses the single-part, especially light forged wheels “Unique Forged Anodized“ in 21 inches. These are fitted in 9Jx21 with tyres measuring 245/30 ZR 21 at the front and 12.5Jx21 with tyres measuring 345/25 ZR 21 at the rear axle.

The coilover kit has been especially refined for the HAMANN HAWK Roadster. Equipped with four height-adjustable dampers and four progressively wound springs, the centre of gravity can be lowered by up to 30 millimetres.

HAMANN entirely redesigns the interior of the SLS and turns it into a VIP lounge with motorsports characteristics. Most delicate leather and ultra-suede, applications and embroideries replace the serial interior. HAMANN additionally adorns the air inlets, door sill protectors and centre console with red coloured carbon. Black anodized aluminium pedals render a comfortable grip. The technical highlight of the new interior is the new steering wheel which has been ergonomically redesigned.

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In Detail

tags sls
submitted by admin
type Professionally Tuned Car
released at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
built at Germany
engine M159 90° V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Injection
displacement 6208 cc / 378.84 in³
bore 102.2 mm / 4.02 in
stroke 94.5 mm / 3.72 in
compression 11.3:1
power 474.3 kw / 636 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output 102.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 382.67 bhp per tonne
torque 680 nm / 501.5 ft lbs @ 4850 rpm
redline 7300
body / frame Aluminum Spaceframe
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Unique Forged Anodized
front tires 245/30 ZR 21
rear tires 345/25 ZR 21
front brakes Internally Ventilated Composite Discs w/6-Piston Fixed Calipers, ABS, Brake Assist, 3-stage ESP
rear brakes Internally Ventilated Composite Discs w/4-Piston Fixed Calipers, ABS, Brake Assist, 3-stage ESP
front wheels F 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in
rear wheels R 53.3 x 31.8 cm / 21 x 12.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Assist
f suspension Aluminum Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas-Tube Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Aluminum Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas-Tube Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1662 kg / 3661 lbs
wheelbase 2680 mm / 105.5 in
front track 1682 mm / 66.2 in
rear track 1653 mm / 65.1 in
length 4638 mm / 182.6 in
width 1939 mm / 76.3 in
transmission AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed
tran clutch Dual Clutch
gear ratios 3.40:1, 2.19:1, 1.63:1, 1.29:1, 1.03:1, 0.84:1, 0.72:1
final drive 3.67:1
top speed ~320 kph / 198.72 mph
0 – 100 kph ~3.6 seconds