If there are any unfortunate incidents at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, you will see the new Official F1 Safety Car swing into action, in the form of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT.
Producing 435 kW (591 hp) rather than the usual 571 hp (420 kW) from its 6.2-litre V8 engine, the SLS AMG GT races from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. This gullwing also wears the obligatory aerodynamically optimised roof-mounted light bar featuring fast-response LEDs in green and orange.
“The combination of increased performance, optimised transmission shift times and the new AMG RIDE CONTROL Performance suspension takes the driving dynamics of the gull-wing model to an even higher level. I have now been driving the different Safety Cars since 2000, and with each new vehicle I notice a significant enhancement over the previous model,” said Bernd Mayländer, who has been the Official F1 Safety Car driver since 2000.