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

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typeProfessionally Tuned Car
released at2012 Geneva Motor Show
built atGermany
engineM159 90° V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionFront, Longitudinal
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedElectronic Injection
displacement6208 cc / 378.84 in³
bore102.2 mm / 4.02 in
stroke94.5 mm / 3.72 in
power474.3 kw / 636 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output102.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight382.67 bhp per tonne
torque680 nm / 501.5 ft lbs @ 4850 rpm
body / frameAluminum Spaceframe
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeUnique Forged Anodized
front tires245/30 ZR 21
rear tires345/25 ZR 21
front brakesInternally Ventilated Composite Discs w/6-Piston Fixed Calipers, ABS, Brake Assist, 3-stage ESP
rear brakesInternally Ventilated Composite Discs w/4-Piston Fixed Calipers, ABS, Brake Assist, 3-stage ESP
front wheelsF 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 53.3 x 31.8 cm / 21 x 12.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Assist
f suspensionAluminum Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas-Tube Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionAluminum Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas-Tube Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1662 kg / 3661 lbs
wheelbase2680 mm / 105.5 in
front track1682 mm / 66.2 in
rear track1653 mm / 65.1 in
length4638 mm / 182.6 in
width1939 mm / 76.3 in
transmissionAMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed
tran clutchDual Clutch
gear ratios3.40:1, 2.19:1, 1.63:1, 1.29:1, 1.03:1, 0.84:1, 0.72:1
final drive3.67:1
top speed~320 kph / 198.72 mph
0 – 100 kph~3.6 seconds