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SLS AMG GT3 wins podium in 1st round of VLN NEC

It’s really no surprise when a race car in its development phase doesn’t outperform its competitors during the first ever race of the season. However, the SLS AMG GT3 broke that rule when its team achieved a podium finish in the first leg of the GT3 series over the weekend. The Gullwing race car, ran by the Black Falcon team, scored third in the points system and finished first in the opening round of the VLN Nurburgring Endurance Championship. Meanwhile, another SLS took 4th overall place, while a couple more SLS race cars took 7th and 19th. The VLN ‘Ring series is made up of ten grueling endurance rounds going… Continue Reading »

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SLS GT3 Racer Passes Crash Test Requirements

Part of today’s motorsports requirements is crash safety and to this end, Mercedes has worked to meet the safety requirements of the upcoming Nurburgring Endurance Championships by having it SLS AMG GT3 undergo extensive crash testing to confirm that the racer is in compliance with these standards. According Daimler, “All the tests conducted by the Mercedes Benz safety specialists are more stringent by far than those prescribed for racing cars by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile).” The picture released by the company even shows an SLS being used as the battering ram to test the race car’s side impact resistance. The safety tests include front, side and rear impact… Continue Reading »

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SLS AMG GT3 Trio to Compete in 24-Hour Race, Marks End of Testing for Gullwing Sport Edition

Mercedes-Benz has recently entered not one, not two, but three SLS AMG GT3s in the 24-hour race in Dubai, which will be held on January 14, 2011. It will mark the last leg of testing for the gullwing’s racing model. The trio will race under customer teams Heico Motorsport as well as Black Falcon. Heico Motorsport is entering one SLS AMG GT3 under car number 9, while Black Falcon will enter two (numbers 7 and 8). With the 24-hour race in the United Arab Emirates hotspot of Dubai, the SLS AMG GT3 will get some much-needed test mileage that will contribute to fine-tuning the vehicle before it starts delivery sometime… Continue Reading »

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SLS AMG GT3 can’t get enough chrome

It used to be that the only thing worth chroming out were wheels. Then adventurous custom car makers figured out, why not chrome the whole car? You’d think Mercedes-Benz cars would be excluded from such blasphemous acts of car fanaticism, but then you’d be wrong. Almost all of the high-end Mercedes-Benz vehicles have suffered under the hands of paint shop boys wielding chromatose air brushes. Those would include the SLR McLaren, the C63, and now, even the SLS AMG. So what makes you think them brutes are going to spare the GT3 racing version of Mercedes-Benz’s super car? Think again. As evidenced by this photo, good-willed members of the Laureus… Continue Reading »

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