Vath V58K turns Mercedes' SLK55 AMG up to 565hp

Tuner cars are often examples of the worst sort of overkill, but occasionally a car will sneak through with less-than-typical appearance modifications and a monstrously re-engineered heart. Such is the case with the Vath V58K, an extreme take on the SLK 55 AMG. The Germans at Vath decided that 5.5L and natural aspiration were simply inadequate, and so took displacement up to 5.8L and added a supercharger to boost output from the stock 360hp (269kW) to a thunderous 565hp (421kW) and turning torque up from 377lb-ft (510Nm) to 569lb-ft (770Nm). That's enough to push 0-100km/h times down into the 4 second range, just a tick behind the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet.

Vath 58K Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG

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