The German automotive giant Mercedes published a press release announcing the release of their upcoming SLS AMG model.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition are being built in a limited quantity, only 350 units.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: €225,505|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 22.5 gals (85 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 13 city / 19 hwy|
|Length: 182.8 in. (464.3 cm)||Wheel Base: 105.5 in. (267.8 cm)|
|Height: 49.7 in. (126.2 cm)||Width: 81.7 in. (207.5 cm)|
|Luggage Capacity: 6.2 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: V8 AMG DOHC||Displacement: 6.3 Liter|
|Horsepower: 591 HP||Max RPM: 6800 RPM|
|Torque: 481 lb-ft @4750 rpm||Transmission: 7-Speed AMG Speedshift|
|0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds||Maximum Speed: 199 mph (320 km/h)|
* 2014 SLS AMG GT base specs
The 6.3 liter V8 engine was fine tuned to produce a total of 591 horsepower at 6800 rpm, to go with its 481 lbs ft of torque.
The air outlets, rear aero-foil and front splitter reduce the lift on both the rear and the front axle.
With extra downforce, the car behaves decently at high speeds. The wider wheels give it more grip on the road making it easier to steer at higher speeds.
The exterior of the car has been upgraded with a carbon fiber rear spoiler and bonnet. Mercedes added two air intakes to the front bumper right beneath the headlights and a central air outlet on the bonnet.
The struts on the rear have been finished in high-gloss black while the stock doors were completely removed and replaced with gull-wing doors. Additionally, the upgrade kit comes with black painted rims and brake plates in red.
The seats, doors and central panel are covered with diamond pattern leather. Mercedes replaced the stock console with a carbon-fiber while the instrument panel are covered in leather.
The MB-AMG team worked on delivering a kit that makes this SLS GT look more like a super sports car. With only 350 units expected, they are set for release in March 2014. It will be available in either the Coupe or Roadster trims.