This is the latest, and yet the best, rendering of the upcoming supercar by Mercedes called the SLS AMG. A car which features a retro-classic shape reviving the legendary Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing with roof hinged doors, short tail and long bonnet with lots of power under it! SLS AMG has passed extensive tests around the globe and is now ready for debut at this year’s IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in September. A year after its launch in 2011, it’ll spawn a roadster version as well.
Unlike Merc’s previous supercar, the SLR, which was a joint project with the British partner McLaren, the SLS is a full blooded Mercedes. It’s not as powerful as the SLR, the 6.3 liter AMG V8 unit in it just turns out 571 hp, but it is light and agile, and best of all it’s got lots and lots of character. And character is what makes a car freezingly cool.
Here’s Mercedes SLS AMG technical data:
V8 at the front • Four valves per cylinder • four overhead Camshafts • Displacement 6208 cm ³ • Power 420 kW (571 bhp) at 6800/min • max. Torque 650 Nm at 4750/min • Rear-wheel drive • Seven-speed DSG gearbox • Tire v. 265 / 35 R 19, 295/30 R 20 h. • Length / width / height 4640/1930/1210 mm • Track v. / h . 1679/1649 mm • Wheelbase 2680 mm • EU consumption mix 13.0 l super plus (provisional value) • top 315 km / h • 0-100 km / h 3,8 s • Price approximately 160.000 Euro.