It used to be that the only thing worth chroming out were wheels. Then adventurous custom car makers figured out, why not chrome the whole car? You’d think Mercedes-Benz cars would be excluded from such blasphemous acts of car fanaticism, but then you’d be wrong.
Almost all of the high-end Mercedes-Benz vehicles have suffered under the hands of paint shop boys wielding chromatose air brushes. Those would include the SLR McLaren, the C63, and now, even the SLS AMG. So what makes you think them brutes are going to spare the GT3 racing version of Mercedes-Benz’s super car? Think again.
As evidenced by this photo, good-willed members of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation were more than happy with what turned out to be a great deal of chrome on a great deal of a car. It’s worth noting the Laureus Foundation was formed to promote youth involvement in sports and remedy youth-related issues. And to think that Mercedes-Benz is one of the foundation’s primary sponsors. Heck, even DTM C-Class touring cars feature Laureus on their livery, so there’s really no question that his SLS AMG has indeed been commissioned by the manufacturer.
Well, we suppose it ain’t that bad. Come to think of it, the paint job highly resembles Mercedes GP Petronas’ Formula 1 cars. So it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that it was displayed during the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim. Still, it may be too much chrome for likely SLS AMG fans. What do you think?