Mercedes Reinterprets The Gullwing

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL attained legendary status well before the assembly lines ground to a halt, thanks in part to its success in race competition but most of all to the captivating allure of its stunning design. seriouswheels

This is how the classic Gullwing looks like:-

300SL 1954

This was more than 50 years ago in 1954.

Fast forward to the present. Here it is… the 2010 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Gullwing. It looks great!

sls001Now see it in rapid motion on the road.

Specs :

  • RWD
  • 32valve V8 6208cc
  • 563 bhp @ 6800 rpm of push ie power
  • 479 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm of pull ie torque
  • 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual
  • 3600 lb heavy
  • 60 mph from standstill in 3.8 seconds
  • Top speed (governed): 196 mph (meaning it can do better than that)

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