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Old 06-19-2014, 11:30 AM
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Lightbulb Euro tuner Larte Design makes US debut with Mercedes GL Black Crystal

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You no longer have to go to Alaska to see Russia from your back yard; you can see Russia in your own driveway with the help of Larte Design. The Russian-based tuning firm specializing in SUVs has come to America, and the Mercedes GL-based Black Crystal no doubt revels in the role of first-assault vehicle.

The Black Crystal wears a new front grille and fascia cut up by angular intakes, LED DRLs with "crystal-shaped edges" and carbon fiber inserts. That face runs into a pair of wide fender flares, then a set of custom side skirts, on to a rear end fitted with a complex bumper that sports a Formula-One-style low-mounted brake light and a Remus exhaust in stainless steel and carbon fiber. The Black Crystal gets its stance from 22-inch forged alloy wheels wearing 11-inch-wide Michelins.

In European 3.0-liter V6 diesel guise, power output gets boosted courtesy of Germany's Wetterauer tuning from 258 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque to 290 hp and 508 lb-ft; US numbers should come close to that. If you prefer your crystals more stalwart than Swarovski, then enjoy reading the the press release below and perusing the high-res gallery above.Continue reading Euro tuner Larte Design makes US debut with Mercedes GL Black Crystal

Euro tuner Larte Design makes US debut with Mercedes GL Black Crystal originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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