Back in August German tuning firm A-R-T released a one-off model based on the G55 AMG called AS55K YAAS EDITION, for the crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Now just in time for Dubai Motor Show, ART is introducing a car based on that unique model which is available to public. It is called the G-Streetline and it appears to be a discount version of the AS55!
Even if you don’t look at the badges, you can say it’s a work of ART because of that bodykit the Glandewagen is wearing. The Streetline features modified bumpers with big air air intakes and lots of new lamps at the front! You get newly shaped LED daytime running lights and six Xenon fog lights. There’s also new and wider fenders accompanied by new side steps, which are also illuminated by LEDs.
The regular G55 AMG has a really cool feature and that’s the placement of exhaust pipes in front of the rear wheels. Now to boost this even further, ART has increased the number of chrome plated tips by one on each side! It is also fitted with 22-inch 10-spoke ART mono light alloy wheels. The only negative in this kit should be that stupid wing on the roof which is ugly and useless.
The interior of the G-Streetline is a sea of red Nappa leather. You see this material everywhere you look, on the steering wheel, seats, dashboard, pillars, roof, gear knob, door handles… and that’s fine unless you hate red. Then you’d have serious problems with this car! It also has one seat less than the standard car because it’s replaced by a mini bar.
Of course ART couldn’t let this royal car go without giving it some serious power. So they got busy with the brilliant 5.5 liter supercharged engine and increased the power from 507 to 610hp and the torque from 700 to 800 nm. So the big G can accelerate form zero to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and while the standard G55 is limited to 210, it goes as fast as 260 km/h. They don’t offer this feature in Germany though, it’s just for the the export.
So there you go, if you are a teacher, engineer, plumber,… anything but a Prince, and still want an exclusive ART G55, here’s your car!