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Mercedes SLS Black Series To Be Available In 2013

Mercedes’ Black Series variants have established themselves as the most hardcore development of a particular model. These raw-edged cars forsake the pampering luxury Mercedes-Benz is known for, providing  instead an unadulterated driving experience that few will ever experience on a daily basis. As a result, Black Series models have become objects of desire and it is not uncommon to see production runs sold out weeks after they are announced. Coming in 2013 will be one of the ultimate Black Series variants to be ever made, as that will be when the SLS Black Series is slated to be produced.  And to be worthy of that badge, the 6.2 liter engine… Continue Reading »

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SLS AMG Asserts Its Presence In Real-World Video

Coverage of the SLS AMG has certainly not been lacking for the German manufacturer’s fabulous supercar, but a lot of these have been produced by professional outfits tasked with coming up with high quality output to make an impact. But the SLS AMG doesn’t need extra help to make its presence felt, as this video shows. Taken at a mall in the UAE, the clip begins with the car entering the frame as it prowls down the driveway leading towards the road. Looking like a runway model on a catwalk, the SLS AMG exudes a presence that cannot be ignored. The rumble of the exhaust as it passes the camera… Continue Reading »

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Europe Only SLS AMG Homologation Special To Be Released

Mercedes has confirmed that it will be producing an SLS GT3 homologation special to qualify its supercar for various upcoming championships in Europe. Since homologation specials are very limited and thus very rare, don’t expect to be able to whip out your checkbook and order one. Specially if you live in a place called the U.S.A. Mercedes has deemed that the documentary and legal requirements that need to be fulfilled to sell this street-legal race car in America are not worth the effort. At any rate, Mercedes-AMG’s Director of Vehicle Development, Tobias Moers has confirmed that the company will be producing the SLS AMG Black Series, so this hardcore variant… Continue Reading »

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FAB Design SLS Pair Seen Prowling London

As you’ll see in the clip below, what we have are a pair of FAB Design SLS Gullstreams. The chances of two such supercars meeting up in a congested city like London are, if not remote, quite unusual, so this could some sort of viral promo. And although they’re unmistakably based on the SLS AMG, enough modifications were done so that the tuner felt the need to stamp their own identity onto the cars. Which is why you see FAB Design’s logo on the grille instead of the three-pointed star. Powered by a 6.3-liter V8, AMG’s creation develops around 615 horsepower, which allows the car to hit 100 km/h in… 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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