The brand new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster has made its official European debut today at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The Germans from Stuttgart showcase their latest supercar on their stand. It gets enhancements to driver dynamics, increased power, modifications to the gearbox and further interior options. The SLS AMG GT will be available in both coupe and convertible form.
The GT gets AMG ride control coupled with its twin aluminium wishbone syspension and all round and variable, electronically controlled damping. The GT comes with ten-spoke, 19 inch alloy wheels up front, with 265/35 tyres, and 20 inch wheels at the rear, with 295/30-series tyres. To distinguish the SLS GT, features will include darkened headlamps and tail lights, red-painted brake callipers, and a unique set of body parts.
Engine modifications include in-engine dethrottling measures and an increase in peak pressure. The maximum output of the AMG 6.3 liter V8 rises to 591hp at 6,800rpm and 650Nm of torque at 4,750rpm, a 28hp increase over the outgoing model. Mercedes engineers have also fitted an optimised AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed sports transmission with fastershift times and better control overall. The SLS AMG GT accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds, and can reach a speed of 200km/h in 11.2 seconds. Top speed is an electronically limited 320km/h.