Flared fenders front and rear with upgraded brakes and huge wheels. Carbon fiber body work that makes it lighter. An upgrade on power of up to 650bhp. What is this? The SLS AMG Black Series, a lighter and faster gullwing vehicle that will retain its 6.2 liter V8 was spotted in Nurburgring. Enjoy the spyshots, but if you can afford its reported price tag of $500,000, then you probably start drooling and hoping that this would be released soon. Photo Source: Autoevolution.com
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Spotted in the parking area of a local coffee shop, comedian and actor Eddie Murphy was spotted beside his gleaming black SLS AMG. No word if he was done with his cup of joe but the door is showing the red leather interior of his supercar. We all know that the SLS AMG was inspired by the famous 300 SL with its gullwing doors and just like the SL, the SLS offers uncompromising performance in a luxurious cocoon. Eddie’s taste in cars is known to run to vehicles like Rolls-Royces but apparently, as this picture shows, he also enjoys blasting around town in a relatively raucous Mercedes with a 6.3… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz indirectly confirmed that the Black Series model of the SLS AMG is underway as Tobias Moers, AMG head of vehicle development commented that the Black Series is a “must do” on AMG’s list. The Black series will be SLS AMG GT3 race car’s street legal model. But much like its racing model counterpart, it will surely be built with high-performance and high-quality materials. Reports also said that the car will have design upgrades which will include styling update and quilled leather seats. The complete details are not yet clear although most say that the it will come in 6.2L aspirated V8 engine that will produce 600hp and 677 Nm… Continue Reading »
Another ambitious technology was created by Mercedes-Benz, called the “AMG Lightweight Performance”, the design is now being introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Made in an effort to upgrade crash safety, the “zero intrusion cell” protects the battery modules in the vehicle from damage and deformation in case there is a crash. The SLS AMG E-CELL body shell being shown by Mercedes-Benz AMG at the IAA 2011 is one trailblazing outcome of its ambitious “AMG Lightweight Performance” design strategy. Its key element is a transmission tunnel made out of lightweight carbon-fibre composite material (CFRP), which is structurally integrated into the aluminium body shell and firmly bonded with it. The… Continue Reading »
Father and son will have a chance for real quality time when, in celebration of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG’s class victory 40 years ago, an SLS AMG GT3, carrying the same livery as the original sedan, will race at the 24 Hours of Spa. 40 years ago, the much-photographed 300 SEL AMG racer took second overall and 1st in class in its maiden race and the aim of the Black Falcon team entering this year’s race is to place at least second too in its class. Kenneth Hayer, son of the elder Hans who took the class win, will be sharing driving duties with two other drivers in… Continue Reading »
When you’re a world tennis champion, playing the game gets to be work and not all fun anymore. Which is why Roger Federer must have jumped at the chance to drive the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster. As the champ says, it’s seriously cool, and may we add, seriously fast. With a 560 horsepower V8 propelling this open-top supercar, the experience must be visceral, to say the least. It’s also to Mercdes’ benefit that they were able to get Federer to talk about the car. Few sportsmen exude the classiness and grace that Federer does, and this is what the SLS AMG Roadster also is.
For us who can’t own a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, something about being able to see it and change its specifications make us somehow happy about this vehicle. The thrill of just looking at it makes our hearts pound. That is why Mercedes released a configurator to pump our interest on the car even more. The online configurator allows user to choose between nine exterior colors, three convertible top colors, seven interior leather options and four sets of wheels. The web application also allows user to hear the angry roar of the vehicle as there is a pedal that you can just click. Below is my own configuration of Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »