One of only two 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe’s ever made will make feature at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 set to take place from 11-14 of July. Alongside it, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT will also be shown.
You realize that the two cars are 58 years apart but feature quite a lot of similarities, among them being the gullwing doors, front engine rear wheel drive configuration and the aluminum hand built 8-cylinder engines. These are just a few but the uniqueness of their design is cued in both, despite living in different eras.
The performance details of these two are equally as impressive. The Mercedes-Benz SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe uses a 3.0-liter engine producing 310hp and was the the quickest closed-roof car of that time with a top speed of 286 km/h. The 2013 SLS AMG GT uses a V8 6.3-liter engine that develops 591hp mated to a SPEEDSHIFT DCT-7 transmission. It has a sprint time of 3.7 seconds from naught to 100 km/h and a top speed electronically limited to 319 km/h.