The luxury automotive industry has seen a shift towards SUV’s in recent years, with the affluent buyer not only interested in performance, but also comfort and space. With this also welcomes the world of possibilities for luxury SUV’s, allowing them to be custom designed and tuned for even more pleasure. LARTE, a leader in custom car tuning and body kits, is further expanding their portfolio to accommodate the growing demands within the industry.
We are proud to present one horse more for the Black Crystal – LARTE’s amazing SUV on the basis of the Mercedes GLS.
To understand the context of LARTE’s philosophy, the horseshoe logo is typical of the LARTE Design company, who sells the fastest Swarovski crystals you can imagine. As these “Black Crystals” are attached to a unique tuning car on the basis of the Mercedes GLS, you might rather ask for its horsepower than ask for the gems carats. However, as LARTE is primarily world-famous for its design and only secondary for its engine tunings, they only invited one extra horse, called Simbad, for their latest photo shooting. The stallion is Andreeva Sophia’s riding animal, who is a young Russian dressage rider.
Dressage is considered the most elegant equestrian sport: The rider must demonstrate the horse’s ability to move perfectly, smooth and rhythmic from one gait or position to another and to show total obedience. When performing any exercises, rider and animal have to form a unified whole to exactly meet the requirements of the corresponding program number. In dressage and driving as well, deep harmony and perfect control are important.
The new LARTE Black Crystal does not only follow any command of its driver but also embodies perfect and equilibrated design. The impressing tuning kit features new front and rear bumpers with carbon fibre inserts. Specifically the rear of the car has been designed very massive, sporty and aggressive, showing an amazing air diffuser, four extraordinary exhaust pipes and many carbon fibre parts. At the front, the absolutely brand new bumper with masculine lines and a new radiator grill with the famous LARTE horseshoe logo will be installed. In addition, there will be carbon shielded air intakes at the fenders. New side pads are evocative of LARTE Design’s amazing Mercedes GL Black Crystal. Once, the predecessor of the GLS also had a little rendezvous with a riding horse. Please click here and travel back in time with our atmospheric video.
The modified SUV is designed for demanding and discerning buyers who want to distinguish their car and make it unique. The powerful and strong GLS Black Crystal is a completely new design project, which represents about 50 new parts, using different materials such as basalt and carbon, as well as special painting works. All this creates a strong, positive image of the modified Mercedes GLS.