Our latest project car is a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 AMG GT S. Photography by Mason Kuehler for Blaque Diamond Wheels.

You want to know what one of the best feelings in the world is?  Getting a new car.

We are super happy with the final product (so far). 2016 Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 AMG GT S photography by Mason Kuehler for Blaque Diamond Wheels.

The second best feeling?  Modifying it.

The AMG GT S has one of the sexiest backsides in the game. 2016 Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 AMG GT S photography by Mason Kuehler for Blaque Diamond Wheels.

All the car guys out there know the fever you get when you get a new ride – what kind of mods can I add to it?

Unfortunately, new wheels and engine mods don’t really add value on the resale market, but they add some street cred whenever you pull up at a car meet – especially if your mods really enhance the lines of the car.

Enter our latest project car, a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 AMG GT S.

2016 Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 AMG GT S photography by Mason Kuehler for Blaque Diamond Wheels.

Out of the box, the car was already pretty dope, but the Edition 1 package included “a special aerodynamic kit with a front splitter, rear spoiler and wheel archest; a carbon-fiber roof; black trim for the grille, mirrors, tailpipe, and diffuser; and special black 10-spoke light-alloy wheel wheels.”

But that shit never stops car guys from modifying it even more.

2016 Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 AMG GT S photography by Mason Kuehler for Blaque Diamond Wheels.

So the first thing we did was cop some directional Blaque Diamond BD-3 wheels in 20″ all around with the folks over at Globe Motorsports (http://www.globemotorsports.com).

Finally – at least for this first phase of the build – we lowered the car with KW Height Adjustable springs with the talented folks over at Auto Talent (http://www.autotalent.com).

Image from Auto Talent’s Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/autotalent/?hl=en).

We kept it classy and did a subtle drop of 3/4″.

2016 Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 AMG GT S photography by Mason Kuehler for Blaque Diamond Wheels.

For future phases of the build we’re thinking about doing a Renntech R1 Performance Package to wake up our neighbors really early in the morning when we go to work.

But for now, we’re going to replenish the bank fundage and enjoy the car.

Just in case you were wondering what the car looked like before all the mods.

For more photos of our 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S with Blaque Diamond wheels, you can check out Blaque Diamond’s official website here.

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