Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Official F1 Safety Car

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.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]

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