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Forget that ART tuning GLE, and forget that, too Hamann GLE - here comes one of the at least the format of the Prior Design PDG800X Has. The guys from ONXY Concept, based in London and the USA, completed the ONYX G6 CONCEPT a few months ago and the team from RACE! SOUTH AFRICA has equipped a GLE with the components. In our opinion, this is the most extreme body kit we've seen for the GLE Coupe so far. Already ex works, the GLE with its almost 5 meters length and over 2 meters width is definitely anything but restrained, but what the ONYX Carbon Bodykit makes of it is pure madness. If you had to compare the GLE with an animal and immediately remember the Triceratops dinosaur. Somehow the GLE also looks like the controversial genus of pelvic dinosaurs from the group of Ceratopsidae.
The only thing missing is the horns! But now to the body kit: In front there is a completely newly developed bumper with huge air intakes and an integrated front spoiler that merges seamlessly with the much widened fenders including gills. The side skirts are also completely redesigned and adapt optimally to the shape of the large wheel arch extensions. And of course, the side walls are also significantly widened at the back, here too, the widenings are in one piece with the bodywork and not on top as often seen in the many Liberty Walk Bodykits. And the rear is completely transformed because here there was a huge bumper of course adapted to the shape of the widened wheel arches at the rear and also has large air vents and an integrated diffuser. The body kit also includes a spoiler lip for the boot lid which is probably the most discreet component of the new aerodynamic parts.
The fact that the GLE has a brilliant white finish and the new components are also equipped with a lot of carbon fiber makes the appearance even more powerful. In the other pictures (at the bottom) you can see that the body kit is less effective when everything is in black. And the amethyst alloy wheels in 23 inches come from the tuner ONYX and are painted glossy black on this vehicle. Due to a subtle lowering, the new wheel set sits optimally in the wheel arch and fills the wide wheel arches perfectly. The extreme project is rounded off by many black details such as the roof, the exterior mirrors, the radiator grille or the ONYX lettering and the black Mercedes star on the rear. For us this GLE is definitely an absolute highlight and the owner is likely to attract a lot of attention, especially in South Africa. If we get more information about the modifications, there will of course, as always, be an update for this report. It is best to subscribe to our feed and if there is something new you will be informed immediately. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.
(Photos: RACE! South Africa)
These are the changes to the Mercedes GLE C292:
- ONYX G6 CONCEPT body kit made of carbon (front bumper, integrated front spoiler, widened wings including gills, side skirts, rear side walls widened, rear bumper with large air vents and diffuser, spoiler lip on the boot lid)
- white paint all around
- Amethyst alloy wheels in 23 inches by ONYX (glossy black)
- black details (roof, exterior mirrors, grille, ONYX lettering, Mercedes star)
- Lowering (sports springs, coil springs, sports suspension, coilover suspension, with standard air suspension possibly by adjusting the electronics - more information is not available)
- darkened / tinted windows all around
- possibly a performance increase - (chip tuning, tuning box, compressor or turbo conversion, NOS etc. - more information is not available)
- possibly a sports exhaust system (more information is not available)
We still have many thousands more tuning reports on tuningblog.eu, if you wanted to see an excerpt then just click HERE, And also from RACE! South Africa we have some other vehicles, following a small excerpt:
extreme optics all around
a few pics from the Onyx website
News from 05.04.2018
Today we got pictures of another ONYX CONCEPT G6 based on a Mercedes Benz GLE C292 Coupes, The vehicle is almost identical rebuilt and compared to the GLE from above this has only a black paint job. Even the Amethyst wheel set in 23 inch is installed here and also this time there was a variant in the glossy black. Have fun with the new pictures!
News from 08.02.2019
And again the team from RACE! SOUTH AFRICA an ONXY GLE63 AMG by RACE! put on its feet. This time it is again a variant in white which was skilfully set off with carbon and accents in black. This GLE is also on the Amethyst wheel set in 23 inches and here too there was a lowering of a few millimeters. The ONYX lettering on the tailgate, which indicates the extensive aerodynamic package, is easy to recognize.
Maybe there will soon be an update with information and pictures. If this is the case we will of course also put it online and inform you about it.
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