The Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series |

The first thing that crosses my mind when I hear about the Black Series is the superb video made by Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson with the CLK Black Series. I absolutely loved it and apparently the car is a wonderful ride. Now Mercedes finally announced another beast, the SL65 AMG Black Series.

The “bad news” is that, even though the first rumors said that the 6 liter V12 engine which powers the car and was able develop 720 hp would be limited to 680 hp, the final power output is 661 hp. However, considering that Mercedes stripped out 550 pounds (250 kg) from the “regular” SL65 AMG, the car’s performance figures are still very impressive: fitted with five-speed automatic gearbox equipped with AMG’s speedshift software the car goes from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and reached 198 mph (320 km/h) top speed.

The Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series will debut at the Paris Motor Show in October and US sales are scheduled to start next year at a starting price of $320,000.

More photos after the jump.

Photo Gallery: Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

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