Right from the moment Mercedes revealed its copycat X6, the Mercedes GLE Coupe (which isn’t really a coupe at all, but a GLE 4×4 with a hunchback), it was only a matter of time before a dubiously named tuning division got busy with the papier-mâché and spanners to create a modified version aimed squarely at the More Money Than Sense brigade.
Welcome, if your eyes can stand it, to the Lumma Design CLR G 800.
Where to start? Perhaps with the 24-inch wheels, squeezed into wider wheelarches under a slammed ride height, removing yet more of the ‘utility’ bit from Merc’s latest SUV.
Then again, what with those gargantuan new bumpers, a carbon fibre front splitter, and a rear diffuser element that’d embarrass a Le Mans prototype, it’s a safe assumption Lumma isn’t going after the Chipping Norton set’s chequebooks.
What else did the GLE Coupe really need? That’s right: more vents. And intakes. Before, there was a real lack of places for air to be funneled out of the front wing, or into the rear wheelarches.