Mercedes-Benz GL Black Crystal by Larte Design

Larte Design στην έκθεση της Essen τον Νοέμβριο θα παρουσιάσει το Black Crystal πακέτο για την Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Το bodykit αποτελείται από νέους προφυλακτήρες, νέα γρίλια, νέα LED φώτα ημέρας, πλαϊνά skirts, αεροτομή, ζάντες 22″ και τετραπλές απολήξεις εξατμίσεων. Ο οίκος έχει ετοιμάσει και κιτ βελτίωσης για την GL 350 CDI, με τον V6 diesel κινητήρα να δυναμώνει και να αποδίδει από 258 άλογα, 290 άλογα.

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Black Crystal – a car is making history

LARTE-tuned Mercedes GL on photo tour prior to the Essen Motor Show

In Germany, the LARTE Design-tuned Black Crystal, based on the Mercedes GL, will premiere at the Essen Motor Show from November 29 – December 7. If you were lucky you have been able to see it before, though, for the Black Crystal made a stop in northern Germany for a photo shooting against the backdrop of historic locations.

You could see the 5.12m long SUV on Schloss Hohenlimburg in Hagen, for example. This original castle, built from the 13th century on a hill, was ideal for the Black Crystal’s aggressive body kit and the matt-black 22’’ alloy wheels. The totally new front bumper features a fascinating “crystalline” ornamentation and aggressive geometry. Edges, jags, boomerang-shaped elements, exposed carbon inserts and a number of air inlets make for a very martial look.

The next stop was Arnsberg. The town, first mentioned in a document in 789, is well known for its old town and monuments and picturesque scenery. In the great light in Alter Markt (old market square), the striking rear apron with its specially developed Remus valve exhaust system really came into its own. The traditional Haus zur Krim, a mighty building from 1709 on a fortress-like ground plan, was certainly the right backdrop.

In technical terms, however, the LARTE Black Crystal is also very innovative. To show this, the photographer chose a site at the historic 70mn m2 Sorpetalsperre (a water reservoir). Although the weir was built between 1926 and 1935, it is still used as a pumped storage hydro power station, with the original turbines combined with the latest control systems. And in order to enhance the SUV’s overtaking prestige as well, daytime running lights are used, specially developed in conjunction with the German OEM supplier Nolden. By the way, there are also moving pictures of this potent giant, shot on a stud farm in northern Germany and viewable at http://bit.ly/1BycKxL.

Next, the Black Crystal can be seen at the Essen Motor Show, where the car will be featured at the LARTE booth, D108 in Hall 11, together with three more exciting SUVs.