At this year’s Paris Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz is giving us a first look at the production ready SLS AMG Electric Drive. It’s certainly no wimpy electric car though; this fully fledged AMG supercar has 740 horsepower and will launch itself from 0 to 60mph in less than 4 seconds. It’s also got a ridiculous 737lb/f of torque. These statistics will make the SLS the fastest and most powerful production electric car in the world, though not the fastest SLS. Top speed will be, of course, limited to 155mph, but Mercedes-Benz anticipates that this will be reached easily.
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Over the weekend, there was more than the F1 race for Mercedes to consider. Despite the less than podium showing of the factory F1 team in Singapore, Mercedes’ customer teams brought welcome cheer to racing headquarters by finishing first in three different series events and a second in another. First of all, the HEICO-Gravity Charouz has won both team and driver’s titles in FIA GT3 European Championship while the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport took over the lead in the FIA GT1 World Championship as a result of its consistent race results. In the Australian GT Championship meanwhile, 1st and second places were won by Erebus Racing. The venerable Black Falcon team also placed 2nd and… Continue Reading »
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is all over the web now. Months before its debut, there are lots of spy photos of the ultimate car, all because of the rigid testing that the car manufacturer is doing to ensure that it will be one of the best cars that the world will ever see and ride. Seen in Nurburgring most of the time, the wider body kit Black Series is set apart from the standard SLS AMG. The rear diffuser is updated and it is also said that the V8 engine will output more than 600HP. No updated information about it yet, but expect it to come real soon…. Continue Reading »
If you’re not the kind of fan who drools over a photo of an F1 car, then you might be someone who’s more interested in race cars which look a lot more like their roadside counterparts. We’re talking about GT cars — or the Sergeant Security Australian GT Championship to be exact — held at Philip Island. Wet, cold weather was the setting which Peter Hackett and James Brock had to endure while in the helms of their Erebus Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3s. They were grinding teeth with the Dodge Viper GT3 and Ferrari 458 GT3s in Pro-Am format. “It was remarkable for our team, as it was only the second… Continue Reading »
For men out there who wants more “muscle” in their car, the Mercedes SLS Black Series may be what you are looking for. With its looks and power, it is no doubt meant for men. At 660HP, according to rumors, the SLS will be ultra-fast. And with V12 Biturbo engine that might be installed on it, then it will be double the fun and speed. It is said to be the fastest Mercedes ever made, with or without the V12. The car is expected to have a tag price of $500,000 though, so it might not be for everyone. Source: AutoEvolution
It’s not like the Mercedes SLS AMG is underpowered, but when you’re a recognized premier tuner of most things Mercedes, it would not be proper to ignore Mercedes-AMG’s top-of-the-line offering. So Brabus dutifully set about improving the awesome SLS AMG. By reworking the ECU and installing a titanium sports exhaust, Brabus was able to push engine output to 610 horsepower, from an already stellar 570. And as you can see in the flesh below, the Brabus treatment, by employing blacked out trim and grille, manages to exude a predator-like aura despite its subdued look. Only keen-eyed observers will immediately notice the discreet Brabus badges on the sides and rear of… Continue Reading »
Now that the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 has notched a few important victories under its belt, here’s a look at how this solid performer is being produced. Released at no less than the official AMG channel at YouTube, the video shows how this circuit beast is put together. Starting with the bare shell, you can see that the documentation process is fairly complete. All the better to prove the provenance of these cars when they become collector’s classics a few decades on. You’ll see the beautifully made components come together to make a racer that is more than the sum of its parts. In fact, the components and workmanship that… Continue Reading »