Unveiled for the first time it’s clear that the dramatic £155,000 gull-wing doored SLS is a homage to the classic Mercedes 300SL from the 1950s. But although the grille and overall proportions are clearly inspired by the iconic supercar, there are a few visual links to modern Mercs, such as the SLR-esque tail lights. This car needs specialist insurance which we are experts in providing so please call us for you Mercedes SLS car insurance.
Underneath that long bonnet is the familiar 6.2-litre AMG V8, this time producing around 563bhp and 479lb ft of torque. That’s coupled to a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox – Mercedes’ first dual-clutch transmission.
The sprint to 62mph should take just 3.8 seconds, with 124mph (200kph) despatched in less than 10 seconds. Top speed is 197mph, while carbon-ceramic discs should bring the SLS to a halt in pretty short order.
Original Pistonheads article can be found here.