The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition is celebrating its twin world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show (both: 20 November to 1 December 2013). The market launch will begin in March 2014 with the Coupe costing 225,505 euros and Roadster coming in at 233,835 euros. Just 350 units of the Final Edition model will be built and Mercedes-Benz have confirmed that they represent the last opportunity for customers to order an SLS AMG. The SLS began production in 2010 meaning that its production life has been just less than four years.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “As the first car to be completely developed by AMG, the SLS AMG marked the beginning of a new era for our company. And now, in the form of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition, we are offering our customers one final and extremely attractive variant of our super sports car. With its numerous carbon fibre-look body components, a further optimised aerodynamic balance and optional Cup tyres, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition has the absolute potential to fascinate.”
These versions of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will certainly stand out with their exclusive carbon fibre-look bonnet and rear spoiler, the carbon-fibre front splitter on the front apron, the fixed carbon-fibre rear aerofoil that is so reminiscent of the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series and the intricate AMG forged light-alloy wheels mean that crowds of oohing and aahing passers by will be guaranteed! As on the SLS AMG Coupe Black Series and the SLS AMG GT3, the carbon-fibre bonnet of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition features a very aggresive central air outlet that is certainly not there for show. Apart from effectively dissipating engine heat, this outlet also increases downforce at the front axle.
The AMG Forged wheels are available in two different finishes painted matt black with a high-sheen finish or painted matt black with a high-sheen rim flange. Red-painted brake callipers provide some awesome contrast and look fantastic with the letters AMG stamped on them in black. New “Dunlop Sport Maxx Race” Cup tyres in size 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear) are available on request as a no-cost option. These Cup tyres have been exclusively developed for Mercedes-AMG. Not only do these improve steering precision: they also increase grip and boost driver confidence as they grip hard at speed.
The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine produces a stunning 591 hp at 6800 rpm and maximum torque of 650 newton metres at 4750 rpm, the high-revving eight-cylinder engine guarantees dynamic driving at its finest and will be sure to produce the creamy burble and war cry of AMG V8’s that we love. It does not just sound good but means the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, and can reach 200 km/h in 11.2 seconds. The top speed has had to be reigned in to 320 km/h. This epic engine has been linke dot a fast-reacting, variable and emotionally exciting AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sports transmission that proves to be the perfect match for the V8. It is built with four shift programmes including the remarkable Race Start and an automatic double-declutching function, the dual-clutch transmission mounted in a transaxle configuration on the rear axle brings with it the perfect balance for top performance.
It is not only the exterior design that will be the source of envy, but also the interior. As with many other Mercedes-Benz models the high-quality ambience is characterised above all by the quality and feel of the designo Exclusive leather in a diamond pattern that is used to upholster the centre panels of both the seats and the doors. For added contrast carbon fiber trim is standard.
We sure will be sad to see the SLS consigned to the history books but cannot wait to see what the engineers and technicians are able to do with the cars replacement!