The SLS AMG GT Final Edition “The Legendary Gullwing”.
The SLS AMG GT Final Edition was available as a Coupé and Roadster version and limited to 350 units total. The Final Edition was equipped with exposed carbon fiber hood with central air outlet, carbon fiber front splitter on the front apron, fixed carbon fiber rear spoiler from SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, a choice of 2 exclusive AMG forged light-alloy wheels (inlaid in matte black with the spokes and rim flange in a high-sheen finish, completely painted matte black highlighted by a pencil thin high-sheen rim flange), designo magno graphite matte body colour (from the SLS AMG GT3 “45th ANNIVERSARY”), struts of the rear apron in high-gloss black, red-painted brake callipers, 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear) Dunlop Sport Maxx Race Cup tires as a no-cost option, designo Exclusive leather upholstery in a diamond-stitch pattern at center panels of both the seats and the doors, contrasting topstitching in silver with black leather upholstery, silver seat belts, black floor mats edged in silver leather, high gloss carbon fiber trim, “AMG FINAL EDITION - 1 of 350” badge on the carbon fiber center console, 3D seam (a fine strip of Alcantara) set into the leather-covered upper dashboard, contrasting topstitching in silver at 3D seam, AMG Performance steering wheel in Alcantara with a silver 12 o'clock marking and black metal inserts, high-gloss black surrounds of the air vents, sports seats with an embossed AMG crest in the head restraints.
Mercedes-AMG One man, one engine Handcrafted by Michael Kübler @f1mike28 in Germany Affalterbach.
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The BRABUS G550 4x4 in all its grandeur.
It has been outfitted with our carbon fiber hood, carbon turn signal deletes, lower lip with integrated multi-function DRL lights, BRABUS B grill, upper bumper add-on, short step-boards, 500hp B40 kit, valve-controlled exhaust, rear bumper with led lighting, and interior led entrance panels.
Photograph courtesy of #hosamalghamdi
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TRD N2 FRP Spoiler, TRD N2 Aero Kit, Toyota OEM Door Visor, Blitz KKK K26 Turbo 280 PS, HKS Boost Meter, SSR Dori Dori Mesh wheels, Nardi Classic Steering Wheel, TRD Sports Seat, and a 6-point roll bar.
Phase 2 (4th stage):
TRD N2 FRP Spoiler, 6-Point Roll Bar, TRD Carbon Fiber Hood, Intercooler Grille, Toyota Door Visor, AE92 4A-GZE engine swap (stock supercharged 4A-GE), TRD N2 Aero Kit, Wataru-Made Mesh Rims (black) (early Arcade Stage games), Wataru-Made Gravel Rally Rims (white) (anime and late Arcade Stage games), and ItalVolanti Admiral Red Trim Steering Wheel.
It says 8/6/2015 at 1:59 AM on my laptop, so I guess I can now post this.
Be advised: THIS IS GOING TO GET REAL NERDY REAL FUCKIN’ QUICK. Skip past the first paragraph if you don’t want a brief history lesson on a Japanese metal box with wheels you wouldn’t exactly care about. The second paragraph explains the styling cues I used, hopefully that bit will be easier to stomach for everyone else.
I drew up originally for 86 Day and ended up doubling as Vent Art (I was reasonably angry at the time I was drawing this, channeled all me energy onto this car). Anyways, we pretty much know that what an artist will draw correlates to certain days/events/seasons and all that jazz I sort of do the same with my car art. Mind you, I’ve missed several opportunities to draw cars for certain events; there was a stillborn, Midnight Purple, Nissan Stagea I planned to finish on the first day of TX2K15, I also missed GATEBIL Rudskogen last month, at least I finished this on just in time for 86 Day. Around the globe August 6th has become the de facto worldwide holy day for honoring the Toyota Corolla AE86–or affectionately called “Hachi-Roku”, essentially what was once a rather mundane economy car now turned darling of the car community made famous by a certain manga and anime *cough*Initial D*cough*. No mistake though, the AE86 was popular for racing; Toyota fielded several “N2″ AE86s in circuit racing, and some were used for rallying. As of now–and was in the 90′s, these cars are real popular in drifting circles.
For inspiration and overall theme, I went with a Track Car/Canyon Carver setup, as much as I could have given it the appearance of a drift car, that would have been too predictable; for styling cues, the paint and general appearance is a nod to the AE86 featured in Initial D, with it’s white/black two-tone paint, black wheels, carbon fiber hood and headlight cluster. The body work is the same (or at least identical to) the ones used by Toyota’s N2 AE86 Corollas, utilizing widened fenders; with exposed bolts to emphasize it’s intentions as a racecar.
I present to you Patrick Daguio’s 2006 Subaru WRX STI ladies and gentlemen; this Subie is a textbook example of fitment and function, which is not particularly common seen together. Not only does it perform well on the track and earn street-cred on the road, but it looks amazing, too! Scoobies come out of the factory nimble and capable with an AWD system put with a turbocharged 2.5L flat-four “boxer” engine, but Patrick felt as if he had to take his STI one step further.
Like with many car owners, interest in this vehicle came from a ride Patrick took with his good friend Daniel in his Subaru. Daniel’s WRX was packing fire with 400 whp which made Patrick catch the Impreza bug. Patrick, under much admiration and peer-pressure, decided to pick up his own in May of 2009 and has loved driving and building it since.
Patrick said that his favorite thing about the car are the wicked Karlton fenders and the 250mm wide tires. That’s pretty rare and ballsy considering the 350 wheel horsepower to the ground. The 295/30R18 Toyo R888 tires are wrapped around some sexy, custom anodized 10-inch wide MTechnica Aero wheels. Patrick said that fitting the wheels was the hardest part about building the car thus far, but the work clearly paid off. Patrick also had help from David at MemoryFab to get the correct width, offset, and dimensions.
The exterior isn’t just nice wheels and over-fenders. Patrick’s Subaru boasts a VOLTEX front bumper with canards, VOLTEX front CF under-tray diffuser, VOLTEX side skirts, and VOLTEX rear diffuser. This STI also has a SEIBON carbon fiber hood with an ARC hood scope and a SEIBON carbon fiber trunk. Patrick also replaced the 2006 tail lights with the 2005 model’s; a good choice.
Patrick’s main focus for the future of his Impreza is to improve the vehicle for auto cross racing. He currently is utilizing Stance GR+ coilovers which already keeps the car low and aggressive on corners, but Patrick would like to add Cusco parts on all corners to tighten up the car further for cornering and to add the ability of adjustment.
Patrick’s EJ25 2.5L STI motor has been modified with horsepower and daily reliability in mind. He added a Blouch 20g TD05 Turbo, Deatschwerks 850cc Side-Feed Injectors, Walbro 255 Fuel Pump, Perrin Short-Ram Intake, Gruppe-S Unequal-Length Header to keep the Subaru “rumble”, Titek Cat-less Downpipe, and HKS Carbon Fiber Turbo-Back Exhaust. Patrick also added a GReddy 13-Row Oil and Perrin Front Mount Intercooler to keep his engine temps in check. Patrick’s STI is also equipped with an Exedy “Stage 2” Clutch and COBB Accessport. Patrick had the COBB Accessport tuned by Mike over at GST with a conservative and reliable E85 tune pushing right around 350whp.
Patrick said that he’d like to thank his wife for putting up with his Subaru addiction, his “brother from another mother” Daniel for first getting him involved with Scoobies, Devin and “the crew” at SPEED ELEMENT, and David and “the guys” from MemoryFab for building his wheels. I hope the future bodes well for Patrick Daguio and his wonderful STI.
Thank you StanceNation for the amazing post. For more pictures, please check the source. Here is the parts list.
Exterior: VOLTEX front bumper with canards VOLTEX front CF undertray diffuser VOLTEX side skirts VOLTEX rear diffuser ARC hood scoop SEIBON CF hood SEIBON rear trunk 2005 STI Rear headlamps