Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition showcased
At the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show, Mercedes has taken the wraps off the SLS AMG GT Final Edition. Aptly monikered, the vehicle is the 'final edition' of the legendary Merc-AMG baby. Mercedes will roll out a limited 350 units before it pulls the plug on the car.
The Final Edition brings to a close what started at the Frankfurt Auto Show in the September of 2009 as the SLS AMG Coupe
The super sports car will be available as either a Coupé or a Roadster. On the build perspective, a carbonfibre hood, rear aerofoil and front splitter reduce the lift on both the front and the rear axle. The hood also has a central air outlet that increases downforce. All these carbonfibre elements, combined with the designo magno graphite matte paintjob and touches of gloss black lend the car a sporty look to go with the performance. The cross-spoked AMG forged wheels wear optional 'Dunlop Sport Maxx Race' tyres. The alloys are either painted matt black with a high-sheen finish or painted matt black with a high-sheen rim flange. The brake calipers are in contrasting red.
Mercedes will roll out a limited 350 units before it pull the plug on the badge
Under the hood, the gull-winged vehicle is powered by the front mid-mounted AMG 6.3-litre V8. The naturally aspirated unit pumps out a beastly 591PS and 650Nm of max torque. The SLS AMG GT Final Edition claims to accelerate from 0-100kmph in 3.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited at around 320kmph. The sporty AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed takes care of the transmission duties. It boasts of four shift programmes, Race Start and an automatic double-declutching function. The AMG Ride Control performance suspension setup with variable, electronically controlled damping includes 'Sport' and 'Sport plus' programme.
On the inside, designer leather in a diamond pattern is used to upholster the centre panels of both the seats and the doors. Contrasting stitches in silver with the black leather upholstery, the silver seat belts and the black floor mats edged in silver leather increase exclusivity. Carbon-fibre inserts are standard. 'AMG FINAL EDITION - 1 of 350' badging, a fine strip of Alcantara in the leather-covered instrument panel, Alcantara wrapped steering and metal and silver inserts also make up the inside. The AMG logo in the head restraints, round up the interiors.
Under the hood, the gull-winged vehicle is powered by the front mid-mounted AMG 6.3-litre V8
The Final Edition brings to a close what started at the Frankfurt Auto Show in the September of 2009 as the SLS AMG Coupe. It was followed by the Roadster, GT, Black Series, Electric Drive, the GT3 racing version and also the Official safety car in the F1 World Championship.
The SLS AMG GT Final Edition will have its market launch March 2014, but Merc is yet to announce pricing or any further details.
Starts Rs 2.27 Crore
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