No-brainer: Mercedes-Benz preparing Black Series version of SLS AMG supercar | Rpmgo.com



Although it was pretty clear, given the regular trend in recent supercars, that an upgraded version of the recently revealed Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG would appear at one point in time, rumors are now revealingfacts about the power output as well as a few other details of the future Black Series SLS AMG from the German company.

This new model, pegged for arrival around 2013, will use the same 6.2-liter V8 engine, but will see its power upgraded from the current 563 HP to well over 600 horses and its torque from 479 lb-ft to over 500. The gearbox will stay the same though, a seven-speed dual-clutch one, but expect the suspension as well as the braking system to be tweaked. Also, the Black Series SLS AMG will go on an extreme diet, so many of the luxuries in the standard model won’t make it in this hardcore, track-oriented version.

For better or for worse, it is certain that this future model will appeal to quite a few rich people, as it is estimated that it will cost 50% more than the current SLS AMG ($263,999 or €177,310), fighting models like the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.

Source: Autocar

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