Mercedes-Benz has finally released the official images and technical specification of its long awaited super car, the SLS Gullwing. Highly influenced by the legendary 300SL from 1950s, its modern day performance and retro design brings out the best of both worlds.
Mercedes has parted its company with their F1 partners ‘McLaren’ on this project, with whom they created the infamous Mercedes-McLaren SLR and have instead teamed up with AMG to create the SLS.
The 0-62mph time of 3.8 seconds and top speed of an electronically limited 197mph is impressive. It uses an upgraded version of the 6.2 litre V8 engine used in new E63 which is built by AMG. The engine now produces 563bhp and 479lb/ft or 649nm of torque.
Information on the price-tag is not available at the moment but expect it to be at around £150-175k, that’s around half the SLR’s brand-new cost. The SLS is expected to compete against various GT and supercars such as Lamborghini Lp-560-4, Aston Martin DB-S as well as the new Ferrari 458 Italia and will make its debut in September 2009 at Frankfurt motor show.
Have a look at some more pics of this stunning car:
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