Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT announced

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a GT version of its SLS AMG model, which will be available in both Coupe and Roadster form.

Designed to sit between the regular SLS AMG and the forthcoming Black Series, the GT uses a slightly tweaked 6.2-litre V8 unit, resulting in 435 kW (591 hp) rather than the usual 571 hp (420 kW), with torque remaining the same at 650 Nm. Acceleration is virtually unchanged, with 100 km/h appearing a mere 0.1 seconds sooner, at 3.7 seconds and top speed electronically limited to 320 km/h.

Other changes include a reworked SpeedShift Plus 7-speed transmission, which has been optimized for a more direct, sharper response, while the newly developed AMG Ride Control Performance suspension features a more track-focused set-up, dispensing with ‘Comfort’ mode altogether, with ‘Sport’ mode being the preferred option for fast road driving and ‘Sport plus’ providing even greater damping forces – perfect for trips to the Nurburgring.

Moving inside, there are embossed leather sports seats with their centre sections, the door panels and steering wheel all trimmed in Alcantara. The black cabin receives a splash of contrasting red, thanks to the seat belts and stitching throughout. Usual SLS options are available on the GT, including carbon fibre mirrors, engine cover and interior package, the AMG designo Exclusive Leather upholstery upgrade, Airscarf, carbon-ceramic brake system and Bang & Olufsen BeoSound surround sound system.

The SLS AMG GT will be launched this October, with prices in Germany starting at € 204,680 for the Coupe and € 213,010 for the Roadster.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]

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